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Planking progress by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 hours ago
I could plank on nights, have done before ha ha! However, managed to get another 2 rows on before and 2 after my day kip, the gaps are closing! Photo update tomorrow.

Planking progress by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 hours ago
So far so good 👍 I admire your patience. Thinks! If you are on nights again you can carry on planking (sounds vaguely familiar! Sid James & Kenneth Williams & co? 😁) while twiddling your thumbs waiting for the Russkies to attack😉 Cheers Doug 😎

Planking progress by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Over the past couple of days, planking is moving on. Working on 2 planks per side per day allowing overnight setting time before moving on to next row. Starting nights tonight, so will try an add a couple of planks each day before bed!

another daft question by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
While the paddle tug is at the fitting out stage I decided to start a puffer ,rather than do planking on frames I can get lots of scrap blue polystyrene from my work I thought about putting it between the frames and shaping it ,I read somewhere on the forum about covering it in card and then using easy coat to seal it ,I am making a jig at work to joogle the card and make rivet like dents to make the plates overlap and look as if their riveted, does this make sense or am I on a wild goose chase. Cheers Marky👍

Formers in-planking starts! by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Always good to hear of different makes of adhesive that others use. In a warm room most of these types of wood glue set very quickly to a hold state, developing full strength over 12 hours. A far cry from the days of Cascamite! which I recall seemed to take 24hrs, a lifetime when you are 5 years old.

Formers in-planking starts! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I mostly use Aliphatic PVA in my aircraft builds. Was watching a video on youtube of an aeromodellers channel I subscribe too and he swears by 502! bought 500ml for just over £3 at tool station!

Formers in-planking starts! by BigAlio Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
nice to see im not alone in using ever build 502 adhesive i find very good and bonus is its cheap. Just looked it up on ebay £5.48 a litre delivered item no. 112586677548

Formers in-planking starts! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
So, this morning saw the remaining formers glued and weighted whilst setting. Have finished the day with laying down the first 2 planks up against the keel. Once I’ve got the 2 planks glued in against the other side of the keel will then add 1 or 2 planks each side at the same time and allow to set before moving on, all the time weighted down with my trusty vice in the hope of a straight hull at the end! All straights so far!

It’s been a long day! by Bobatsea Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
A tip... My instructions had the planking stop at the stern hull transom boards. I planked the hull over the boards to make a nicer finish.

VALIANT by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 48" VALIANT Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 90mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 70mm) Geared to a 540 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 14Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through MTroniks Viper marine (25Amps) ESC - Comments: This tug was built by a modeler in Bristol during the early 1960's it was given to me at the Abergavenny Steam and vintage show in 2016 by the makers grandson who told me it had been on display in his mums house from 1970 when his grandad died till 1987 when she died then put in his parents attic till it was given to me. it had a couple of holes in the hull and the upper works had been broken so required fixing. not having any pictures I used all the original bits that came with it so I hope it looks as it should. It's made mostly from balsa with some wooden bits and replacement planking from coffee stirrers otherwise all original. It requires 2 x 12v 7ah lead acid batteries and about 5 kilograms of ballast. (Silver Sand in 500grm packs). On the only test run I've managed to tow a 16 foot fishing boat with three men on my local fishing lake.

Clare by Boatboi Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 29 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 56" Clare Twin Propellors (4 Blade 60mm) Direct Drive to a Torpedo x2 (4 Blade) - Comments: Scratch built planking on frame steam tug free lance no plans has smoke and sound work in progress

Bella Ragazza by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
So here’s another partially built Riva Aquarama, my second project and Plan B after Ciao Bambina ran into stringer difficulties. I started this one on 14 April 2016, and had only 16 days, none of which meant full time working on the boat but merely an hour or two available some evenings and at weekends, to finish this before a friendly “Boat Race” at Coate Water in Swindon with a few friends. Not much in the way of rules for the event, just bring along an RC boat. I didn’t get it finished in time, and since the event, which is the last picture in the post, I have only been able to spend a few more hours, mostly spent planking small mahogany strips over the hull and fore deck. I will be moving this Project 2 forward in between phases of work on the Sea Commander (Scrumpy 3), which is a kit build and is going well after around 6 hours work so far.

BellaRagazza by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 2/10] 26"/1000g BellaRagazza Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a Turnigy D3548/4 1100kv (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Turnigy Plush 60A ESC ESC - Comments: Ok, so this is Project 2 of 3. Started as a scratch build from plans purchased from John Toms as I recall back in March 2016. Yes, I know, should have finished it by now, but I have been busy with life and work and all that jazz. The photo shows where I got to within a month. Progress has been painfully slow since and mostly about planking the hull and fore deck in tiny mahogany strips. Painstaking work too. I will be picking this up more in between my Sea Commander work, probably while glue/paint is drying etc. It should be nice when it’s finished.Update, I managed to add some more planking to the hull while waiting for epoxy to set on Scrumpy 3’s hull. . Some more photos attached.

Scrumpy 3 (Aerokits Sea Commander) by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hello everyone. I’m a relative novice with 3 projects on the go at the moment. Project 1 is a Riva Aquarama, which stalled at the stringer stage. Project 2 is a smaller Riva Aquarama which stalled at the planking stage. Project 3 and the subject of this build blog is an Aerokits Sea Commander, photos to follow. Kit delivered Tues 9 January and spent about 6 hours on it so far. Using typical PVA glue and trying to avoid any brass pins choosing instead clamps of various shapes and sizes and liberal application of masking tape. It’s a good kit and the pieces have gone together well so far. Stringers were a challenge as always, but 30 minutes of soaking got them to bend to the right shape. Next stage is chamfering the false rebates along the keel, chamfering the stringers and the bottom hull sides for a neat fit. That will Be Monday night and Wednesday evening’s work. I have a Dremel which should make that job easier. I would be keen to hear of any motor/shaft mods anyone recommends. Also, any ideas on final finish colours or schemes, may consider mahogany and lime deck? Thanks

Scrumpy 3 by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
😆Hello everyone. I’m a relative novice with 3 projects on the go at the moment. Project 1 is a Riva Aquarama, which stalled at the stringer stage. Project 2 is a smaller Riva Aquarama which stalled at the planking stage. Project 3 is an Aerokits Sea Commander, photos to follow. Kit delivered Tues last week and spent about 4 hours on it so far. Keen to hear of any motor/shaft mods anyone recommends. Thanks