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    Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    She's finished and sailed well on her first outing on a wet miserable day. The wind was blowing hard and there was a bit of a swell on the pond at Clevedon, but I was very pleased, she seemed a little bow heavy until I remembered that she is a model of a working boat, not a cruiser and then I realised that she looked right! Everything worked she turned and ran well, no photos of this one unfortunately it was raining too hard but when she is sailing next time I will add the photos of her on the water. Really enjoyed building my first model in 52 years a big thank you to everyone who has helped with their advice and encouragement. I will hopefully build another one soon, certainly not as long a gap as the last time!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: SLEC MR TOM, named Captain Tom.
    29 days ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Mr Tom
    Looks a winner!!!

    Well done love the details and the neat finish
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Dutch Auxiliary
    29 days ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Geoff,

    Many thanks for sharing your work, congratulations of Mr Tom as well he looks a nice craft a really tasteful paint job too.

    Its been a pleasure following your build from a basic plan to the finished result, it makes me realise how much easier a kit is rather than following a plan that 60 years old.

    Well done for completing something very different and sharing the challenges along the way.

    Best wishes
    Treve
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Durch Auxiliary
    3 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beautiful work, it is looking very interesting looking forward to seeing the next blog
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    πŸ’¬ Re: DUTCH AUXILIARY
    4 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Geoff,

    This is really interesting to follow, great work as ever
    Best wishes
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    4 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for your kind words, she gave me a lot of pleasure in discovering skills I had not used in 50 years. She has been fun on the water and looks the part, as I have said before if it were not for the encouragement from the members I do not think I would have completed the project.
    Thanks once again
    Treve
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    πŸ’¬ Re: DUTCH AUXILLIARY
    5 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    She looks a beautiful construction, the wood grain look's the part. Thank you for sharing your thought process and the problems.
    I am enjoying the build.
    Best wishes TreveπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Day em lets call it 3ish
    5 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Glad you have found a way to start again, I'm sure it will be okay
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    πŸ“ Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    5 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    She's finished and sailed well on her first outing on a wet miserable day.

    The wind was blowing hard and there was a bit of a swell on the pond at Clevedon, but I was very pleased, she seemed a little bow heavy until I remembered that she is a model of a working boat, not a cruiser and then I realised that she looked right!

    Everything worked she turned and ran well, no photos of this one unfortunately it was raining too hard but when she is sailing next time I will add the photos of her on the water.

    Really enjoyed building my first model in 52 years a big thank you to everyone who has helped with their advice and encouragement. I will hopefully build another one soon, certainly not as long a gap as the last time!
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    πŸ“ Finished painting and she floats, end of the build
    5 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well, first a big thank you to everyone for their encouragement and advice.

    Today I decided that she is finished, the painting was much harder than I imagined, I was disappointed with my first attempts and I let her sit for too long. But thanks to Geoff, I went back and finished her. Originally I was planning to put some rails and other bits on her but I want to sail her first.

    Overall I am very pleased with the end result and am looking forward to sailing on the Clevedon model boat pond on Sunday all the electrics work. She seems to float OK in the bath but the test will be on the 'real' water.

    As I say she's quite rough in some places, I feel I let the kit down, this is my lack of skill or impatience but looking at her I am pleased with the overall result. I can see what I should have done and hopefully will do on my next build.

    I would highly recommend HAK kits, the instructions were easy to follow and the wood wonderful to work with, I think that this company undersells its products as it was a delight to build, it was the painting that I struggled with.

    Once again big thanks to Geoff and everyone else who has tried to keep me on the right track.

    Best wishes
    Treve
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    πŸ’¬ Re: DUTCH AUXILIARY
    5 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Geoff,
    Thank you for sharing your next project, I love the introduction, the plan looks challenging and I am looking forward to following the build.
    It's a lovely project.

    Best wishes
    Treve
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    πŸ’¬ Re: I am finding the painting very slow
    6 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks Martin, Best wishes Treve
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    πŸ“ I am finding the painting very slow
    6 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Its probably because I am finding it fiddly but that's the nature of the game.
    Its a bit rough and still a few more coats not so happy with the colour's I was hoping for a 'Cornish' fishing boat blue but we will see how it ends up.
    Just assembled the HAK kit stand, its simple, cheap and does the job perfectly. I will glue it on to an Ikea chopping board when they open.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HAKITS- PILOT LAUNCH-LARGER VERSION.
    6 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well done, once again a beautiful job, please thank your wife for the action photos.
    She looks perfect, so glad that she floated correctly and handles well.
    As ever thank you for your build blog.
    Best wishes Treve
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HAKITS MORSTON
    6 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beautiful photos, you have done a great job.
    Thank you for sharingπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Newbie takes on Vic Smeed's Thornycroft 73' 9" MTB
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Amazing work. Thank you for sharing. Well doneπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HAKITS- PILOT LAUNCH-LARGER VERSION.
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Geoff,
    Happy Easter, that is beautiful work, well done
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Day 2
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Enjoy it , well done!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: And we're off
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well DoneπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ 2 coats of undercoating completed
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Now for the fun bit! It all takes longer but I am looking forward to hopefully launching her soon.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MV Overchurch
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very impressive, beautiful work
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    πŸ’¬ Re: What a big difference Eze Kote has made
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Bill, the space is tight on this smaller model, the only place for the battery was the floor against the bulkhead I made a tray from scrap to hold it and the switch for the speed controller as you can see space becomes tight when the decking and sides are on.
    It took me a while to figure out how to mount everything and the members were very helpful as I thought that the speed controller needed a clip.
    As the clearance is tight for the rudder I had to use a micro servo as the normal one is too tall. Once again a big thank you to Geoff for his advice.
    I have attached the photos that show the layout I used, there is no space or access under the cockpit floor.
    I hope this is helpful, any questions please ask.

    Thanks Treve
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    πŸ“ What a big difference Eze Kote has made
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Just wanted to say that work on the slipway has been a little delayed recently but she now has 3 coats of Eze Kote on and the surface is much better.
    Thank you for your advice, now a sand and undercoat.
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    πŸ“ Debit Cards
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very true. Always have the card in your possession NEVER hand it over to anyone. Scams happened in Taxis in Australia a lot as the taxi driver had a fake reader.
    Tap it your self and see the amount and the approved message on the terminal.
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    πŸ“ Debit Cards
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi, I lived in Australia and worked in the industry that handled contactless cards. In Australia, each transaction is approved by 'the bank' when the card tapped on a terminal, which means that if a card is reported as stolen a stop is recorded against the card and it will not authorise any transactions. In the UK when contactless cards were introduced the terminals downloaded a negative list of card numbers when the terminal settled at the end of the day, this obviously meant that a stolen contactless card could be used many times without fear of being caught. The banks have been introducing new terminals that seek authorisation on each transaction. Once this rollout has been completed if a card is reported as stolen it will not work. I am no longer in the industry but believe that this is nearly complete and when it is I expect the contactless limit to be raised to a higher level. Governments love contactless payments or really any payments that eliminate cash as it means tax can be applied without any problems. The downside is that we leave a digital trail of our lives that can be followed.
    I saw some research that says people check that they have their phone 5 times more often than their wallet, so I expect the 'banks' to push to move contactless payments on to phones as a phone has a level of security that a plastic card does not.
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    πŸ“ And I thought this would be a quick easy part!
    7 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well as I am sure everyone knows it's not easy to fit the chines or rubbing strips as I called them, just not enough hands, thank goodness for Gorilla tape, maybe this week to start on the Eze Kote. But its fun, thank you all for your support. I am going to need more gentil sanding to remove a bit os spare glue
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    πŸ“ I had forgotten the rubbing strips
    8 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well it pays to read the instructions! Thankfully I had taken the advice to spend a bit more time on preparation and its amazing when you look closely that the surface is not as good as you thought it was. Then I realised that I had not put the rubbing strips on so once more the fun with clamps and tape. I love these cheap clamps from Toolstation but still could do with another pair of hands.
    I have the Eze Kote resin so as soon as the strips are on and the joins smooth it will be time for the paint brush
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Re: Morston - H A Kits (small version) Cabin fun
    8 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you, that's a good idea, unfortunatly my hatch is not a tight fit and I think it will need something to hold it in place or just so that it look 'correct'

    Thanks Treve
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for painting
    8 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for your kind comments, it has been a pleasure to build this kit, it has challenged me and thanks to this website and Geoff I am pleased with the result and looking forward to painting her and finally sail her soon.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HA KITS PILOT LAUNCH Larger Version.
    8 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well done, that's very quick work. Its looking beautiful
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for painting
    8 months ago by Seanympth ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for your advice, I would have gone straight to undercoat. Thank you for taking the time. Best wishes Treve
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