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Author Topic: Strongbow type tug  (Read 12621 times)

Offline Paddlemex

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #150 on: January 01, 2020, 04:54:03 AM »

Last small detail added in the old year.

I don't know what this mesh is for, I can only guess it is to avoid birds or other flying objects getting into the funnel.

I my wife's jewelry tool box I found this wire bending jig and lots of pegs. I wound some thread around the pegs and applied some CA and then several coats of pore filler.
Only when I was about to remove the mesh I realized that there were pegs of different diameters and the mesh is quite irregular. I am gonna leave it for now, maybe I make a new one someday later (probably never  ::)).

Have a good twentytwenty everyone.

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #151 on: January 19, 2020, 09:16:18 PM »
Nice work, any progress in the new year?

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #152 on: January 21, 2020, 12:11:54 PM »

Not much progress kno3, but I have not been completely idle. I was able to give the deck the long awaited for coat of satin clear and then mount the wheels again to the hull. Last Sunday she sailed again.
https://youtu.be/KDuw_Ib2YBo

I also made the tow-rope winch and the funnel has received its guy wires.

Jurgen

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #153 on: February 02, 2020, 07:19:17 PM »
She looks good on the water,  keep up the good work.

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #154 on: February 07, 2020, 03:24:12 AM »

Thanks kno3.
Now working on the mast and beginning the handrails of the upper deck.

I'm also working on the the anchor winch and just realized that I completely forgot the passage for the hawse pipe. I'm afraid opening up that passage on the finished hull is gonna hurt.

And on the same subject: Somewhere in this forum I saw how someone made the hawse pipe exterior, that oval shaped rounded pipe end where the chain exists the hull. I remember that he made it from a piece of pipe (or wood??), then cut it half an re-glued it upside down, or something like that.
Anyone remember what thread that was in?

Jurgen







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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #155 on: February 14, 2020, 06:16:49 AM »
Can't help with that but I saw some ready made metal parts for the hole where the chain exits he hull. Look on ebay.

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Re: Strongbow type tug
« Reply #156 on: Today at 03:58:01 AM »

I found the thread with the hawse pipe exit. It's in Geoff's Duke of Devonshire build on page 18. I re-read the whole build report, wow, tons of extraordinary build tricks there.
Here is how it's done. Actually I repeat the pics Geoff shows in his build.
- Take a dowel of appropriate size
- Drill a hole in it
- Cut a slice at 45
- Cut the slice in half
- Turn one half over and glue to the other part
- Sand

I probably will make another one. This one is kind of too thick and a little piece broke off when cutting it in half. On the other hand I may just sand it down

Also started the life boat and the wheel house windows received the "glass".

Jurgen

 

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