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PostSubject: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyWed Jun 12, 2019 7:29 pm

The Falmouth Severn has been delivered and so it is time to start on the 52ft Barnett I intend to use next year for the Windermere Challenge.

Not too difficult to make a start as I still have the patterns for the frames I made when building RNLB Colby Cubbin No3 which was the Barra Island lifeboat.

Link to the build video:      https://www.thercmodelboatforum.com/t1525-not-left-the-country


Build board prepared, frames drawn and cut, keel laminated and set up. Frames glued in place and bracing added.


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Rest of the frames to be fitted tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyWed Jun 12, 2019 11:53 pm

which boat are you making it of, mike.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySat Jun 15, 2019 8:12 pm

nhp651 wrote:
which boat are you making it of, mike.

Not made my mind up as yet.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySat Jun 15, 2019 8:22 pm

All the frames have now been fitted and struts lock them all together at the upper edges. A pattern for the removable superstructure has been made, cut out then located on the top of the frames.



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The tops  of the frames that  occur within this superstructure area have been removed leaving a huge hole for access to the hull interior. Extra timber pieces have been added and shaped to allow the fitting of the coaming.



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Sub deck of thin ply next to be fitted and prop shaft positions drilled through the frames whilst access is easy.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySat Jun 15, 2019 9:21 pm

Off to a flying start! There certainly is no holding you back thats for sure!
Good Luck with the build Mike,and I hope it all comes together well in due course.
Mick F
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STILL admiring my Severn,THE WILL!
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyThu Jun 20, 2019 6:57 pm

The frames have now been fitted with stringers, the ends foam filled ready for planking and the stand for the boat built.


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The sub deck has been sanded to the correct shape and the coaming cut, steamed and fixed in place.



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The positions for the hatches in the deck have been plotted and lined out with 2mm square timber. The rest of the deck will be planked with 2x10 mm strip (already started!!) and the holes in the bulkheads for the prop shafts drilled out.




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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySun Jun 30, 2019 4:09 pm

The rest of the stringers have been fitted and the hull is now strong and stable.

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The deck has been planked and painted grey.


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Hull now transferred to my planking cradle ready  for the next phase.


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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySun Jul 07, 2019 6:58 pm

Planking is now underway!

First layer of the double diagonal planks started.


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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyFri Jul 19, 2019 1:29 pm

150th plank of the first layer in place !!!! That's 75 on each side.


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Only 90 planks in this layer to fit! Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySat Jul 20, 2019 11:23 pm

SUPERB.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyFri Jul 26, 2019 3:31 pm

All the planks in the first layer have now been fitted! 

The whole hull has been given a coat of filler to fill the small gaps and the inevitable hollows. 95% of this filler will be sanded off


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After much sanding, and my being covered in white dust all day, the hull is now ready for the next process, the linen interlayer.


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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyFri Jul 26, 2019 5:04 pm

again, a superb build, mike...….looking great.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySat Jul 27, 2019 7:16 pm

The linen layer has been fitted onto the hull.

The hull was coated with slightly diluted pva glue and the wet cloth smoothed in place and clamped to keep it in place without wrinkles. Further coats of pva were then brushed onto the cloth and allowed to dry hard.


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After drying the excess cloth was removed with a sharp scalpel and the hull is now ready for the next layer of planks. The gunwale edge will be trimmed after the second plank layer is complete.

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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySat Jul 27, 2019 8:32 pm

brilliant!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyMon Aug 05, 2019 7:24 pm

The second layer of planks has been completed, filled as needed and sanded.


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View from the bow.


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View from the stern.


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Diagonal planking makes pretty patterns inside the hull.


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A start has been made removing the excess planking down to deck level.


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Next on the agenda will be fitting the bilge keels.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyWed Aug 07, 2019 11:09 pm

that is one beautiful hull mike...…..looks fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyFri Aug 09, 2019 9:46 am

Love the double diagonal Mike, I know it's the traditional way for Lifeboats, but I built the Hull of my Battleship the same way. Way back in the 20th century, I had to use good old Cascamite glue, which came as a powder, and had to be mixed with water. Wow what a job that was. 
Great memories of when I DID actually try to build something
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyFri Aug 09, 2019 1:55 pm

The hull has now had the keels fitted, the fenders added and given the first coat of primer. This will then be followed later by two coats of undercoat, two top coats and at least two coats of varnish.


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The rudder has also been made ready to fit later.

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Prop shafts next to be fitted.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyFri Aug 09, 2019 4:27 pm

ORGASMIC!!!!………..JUST BRILLIANT.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySat Aug 10, 2019 1:44 am

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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySat Aug 10, 2019 5:32 pm

Today has been a motive power day.

The prop shafts have been fitted and fixed into the hull.


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The outer shaft supports have also been fabricated and fitted to the ends of the shafts in the tunnels. A little filler needed around the shaft/hull join to smooth out the gaps.


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A decision on the motors to use has been made and this pair of brutes, bought a couple o years ago, recovered from the spare box. They are 12v car heater fan motors and at 7.2 volts only use 1 amp when free running and when an attempted stall is made by gripping the shaft only use 3.6 amps. These plus lots of batteries should do the job.


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Couplings have been ordered so it will be back to painting tomorrow.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyWed Aug 14, 2019 4:31 pm

The two coats of grey undercoat have now hardened off so it was out with the glass reference table (£10 glass dining table from a charity shop!), set up the hull level across the beam, set the correct rise of the keel at the bow and draw the DWL with an engineers height gauge fitted with a pencil.


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Then it was back to painting again!! Lower section masked off and given the first coat of anti foul.


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Whilst all this waiting for paint to dry I have not been idle, I made the distinctive winch that sits on the forward engine casing.


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More painting tomorrow. pale
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptySat Aug 17, 2019 3:34 pm

Despite the terrible weather the painting has been completed on the hull.


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The prop shafts and props refitted and, as the couplings have arrived, it's onto building the motor mounts.


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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyThu Aug 22, 2019 7:13 pm

Minor change of plan!!  One of the intended motors has developed a small problem with one of its bearings, so it was back into the spares box and a pair of Graupner 900's dug out and fitted into the hull instead. They will still do the job intended with only a minor increase in current consumption.


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The rest of the control system has also been fitted, just need to sort the rudder position out and lock it in place.


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A start has also been made on the superstructure and the first part of the sides cut out.


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Boatyard now closed until next week as I am taking a break with my wife over the weekend as it's our 46th wedding anniversary on Sunday. 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyThu Aug 22, 2019 7:22 pm

beautiful work mate, and congratulations of reaching such longevity and happiness in married life,...………..have a great weekend and good break.
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nhp651 wrote:
beautiful work mate, and congratulations of reaching such longevity and happiness in married life,...………..have a great weekend and good break.


Cheers Neil, We intend to enjoy the break, unless I get withdrawal symptoms. If I do I will just have to go into the nearest RNLI station and look at a lifeboat until I feel better!! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyThu Aug 22, 2019 7:48 pm

on a matter of lifeboats, have a droooool at this lovely little collectors model for sale close by...……...what price would a collector put on this gem, made by a lifeboat man that actually served on her.... 

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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyWed Aug 28, 2019 5:12 pm

Break over, back to work!


Had the Barnett in the test tank to check out the installed control system. She even turns without the rudder fitted!!



Now to fit the rudder and do some more work on the superstructure.
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Finally got the Barnett off the building stand and onto its own supports as the cradle was putting too much side pressure on the upper bilge keels.


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More work done on the superstructure. The sides cut out earlier are now fixed in place and the front engine room cover added. The curved section has also been built up and shaped.


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The roof section has been made and the upper windows cut out. The frame for the rear screen has also been made and checked for fit.


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The rest of the front and the windows have also been made.


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However none of these parts can be fitted yet until the interior of the wheelhouse and the engine room bulkhead have been made and fitted, so a start has been made, beginning with the access hatch for the bulkhead.


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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyTue Sep 03, 2019 1:21 pm

Thanks for sharing your work on here, I am picking up lots of tips as you progress your build, I really look forward to your up-dates, thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: Barnett for Windermere challenge   Barnett for Windermere challenge EmptyFri Sep 13, 2019 4:04 pm

Latest updates on the Barnett build.

The sliding doors in the stern cockpit well have been made and fitted.


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The portholes have been made and fitted into the superstructure.


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In the wheelhouse the engine controls have been built, mainly using my new 3d printer, and fixed onto the engine room bulkheads.


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The raised stools have also been made and are now in place.


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Just have to make the steering wheel and binnacle then the rest of the cabin can be fitted followed by painting of the exterior in dove grey.
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