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Chat & Off Topic Stuff / Re: Plans.
« Last post by DamienG on June 16, 2019, 11:23:54 AM »
Can't complain much I've lived 24yrs longer than expected, after pituitary tumor removal in '94 the hospital doing the radiation treatment told me to go home in November '94 as I'd be more be more comfortable but wouldn't live to christmas.
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Chat & Off Topic Stuff / Re: Plans.
« Last post by Spankbucket on June 15, 2019, 05:57:44 PM »
Sorry to hear that Damien.

I cant get down to ground level these days so would need to build a launcher like yours.

Isn't old age wonderful!
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Chat & Off Topic Stuff / Re: Plans.
« Last post by DamienG on June 14, 2019, 06:03:21 PM »
Simple fact is i'm not up to launching them these days age and polio affected right foot now at 80deg to right of fwd and getting worse by the year. I've denied it for ages, so i'll just build and admire.
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Chat & Off Topic Stuff / Re: Plans.
« Last post by Spankbucket on June 14, 2019, 04:40:20 PM »
Very astute Mrs!!!!

A man after my own heart...I rarely finish any project, boat or plane etc. The latter never fly and the boats get one outing if that.

The pleasure is in the making.
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Chat & Off Topic Stuff / Re: Plans.
« Last post by DamienG on June 14, 2019, 02:26:11 PM »
Upon noticing the altered frames drawing Jo (missus) says whats this after explaining it she asks why bother you've 3 other paddlers that haven't seen water yet what's the chance this one will. my only answer was UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMM.
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Construction / Re: Strongbow type tug
« Last post by Paddlemex on June 14, 2019, 01:25:38 AM »
 
And on goes the activity (apparently the only activity in the forum) on the Morangie Castle.

I have added styrene parts to the wheel boxes which hold them in place. These parts fit snugly in the sponsons with almost no play at all. Final attachment to the sponsons will be with screws or magnets. I tend to use magnets, but still no final decision is taken.

The portside bulwarks are in place.
Just before gluing the forward bulwark I realized that there was a gigantic design flaw, because if glued to the deck the rounded part next to the wheel housing would not allow the wheel housing to be removed. I cut off the rounded part and glued it to the wheel housing -> problem and lots of anger avoided. Pictures should explain.

Jurgen
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Chat & Off Topic Stuff / Re: Plans.
« Last post by DamienG on June 12, 2019, 01:47:00 PM »
Decided on PS Enterprise first as she's flat bottomed and easier to add 25mm to draft.
The top section shows the original lines the lower section added to give the original hull bottom shape is this satisfactory?

 
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Construction / Re: Strongbow type tug
« Last post by Paddlemex on June 07, 2019, 01:37:54 AM »

Made the bulwarks. Before I can glue them to the deck I have to fix the paddleboxes in their final position.
I will make the paddleboxes removable.

Tried the sponge&water method and it didn't work. After the decks were dry again I sanded a little more and I begin to like how it looks. Pictures of that later.

Jurgen
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Construction / Re: Strongbow type tug
« Last post by Paddlemex on June 06, 2019, 04:40:38 AM »

Thanks Derek. I'm really happy how the sponson supports look.

Regarding the color of the deck I agree with you. I already had mentioned that I feel that I went too far.
I have tried your suggestion with the fine grit sand paper. It actually lightened a bit, but I feel that it is the fine, white sanding dust which deposited in the pores. I guess that when I go over it with a damp cloth (haven't done it yet) it will be as before.

Since it is a water/vinegar based stain I will try to dilute it with a sponge and water. I might work.

Jurgen
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Construction / Re: Strongbow type tug
« Last post by derekwarner_decoy on June 05, 2019, 07:22:24 AM »
There is no clock that truly represents time spent   :darn

Those contoured A frame sponson supports look good  :clap ......

The motley irregular tones of the decking could be overall, a little dark? :thinking,  may need a very light sand down with 1000 grit W&D paper if you want to represent a weather bleached appearance

Derek  :beer
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