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PostSubject: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyMon Jun 29, 2020 11:26 am

Kit has been posted this morning from CMB and I must recommend paying £10 for the CMB membership. The 5% discount on just the kit alone more than paid for membership.


FYI all fittings come with the kit despite the fittings also being marketed as a separate pack too.


Build resource link for reference https://www.youtube.com/c/BacktoHardware/videos


The etched brass set is extra and will be on a future order.
Pictures from Glenn @ CMB
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I spent yesterday clearing a build zone for the next couple of years Amati Riva Aquarama build Grin 
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyWed Jul 01, 2020 9:45 pm

Finally arrived Amati Riva Aquarama build Smiley1
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A heavy box and pretty full 
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This is the old etched brass which was two sheets and part F-09 is no longer included for some reason. I think it was meant to be part of the steering wheel.
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This is the current all in one sheet in the kit today 
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Unfortunately due to poor packing at the factory my screen frame has scratches both sides. CMB will get a replacement.

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There are 5 sheets of plans and a very good assembly manual
The start
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The planking and all the ply is excellent quality. The planking in particular would shame Billings.

Progress using both slow and fast CA for the framework.

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The rear half is still dry fitted here
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyThu Jul 02, 2020 11:35 pm

Firstly I've ordered the Raboesch sealed waterproof shafts with bearings that can handle 15,000 rpm max and require no lubrication. I ordered 290mm long 4mm as these can be shortened as required.
Also ordered Raboesch 35mm type C 3 blade propellers L & R handed

So after a full morning of chores I got started this afternoon. All was going well until I came to fit the floor panels then I realised I had assembled frame four and its four additional pieces the wrong way around. NOTE that frame is the only one that is not symmetrical and it caught me out.
I managed to get it out with about 30minutes of effort without breaking it. As the four sub pieces could not be removed without destruction I opted to remodel the frame which was a good fix.
Then onwards with no further problems.
I bought a supply of Aliphatic resin and other bits from Leeds model shop this morning. So like ukmike I use CA and aliphatic as I deem appropriate.
See here the forward floor is the wrong way around.
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More progress after the fix
Now starting to remove material to reduce weight as I progress. I think by tomorrow eve it should be ready to start planking the lower hull.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyFri Jul 03, 2020 1:53 pm

I must post now and have a break or there'll be too much in one post later.
Firstly another part with the potential to get it wrong.
These are made up of four parts, two are thin and too are thick (subtle difference) You must use one of each for both!
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Initially it can be perplexing how to assemble this jigsaw. First I dry fitted all parts and marked their outlines on the transom to help when gluing.
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I then glued these parts as shown being careful that the mating surfaces are all in contact and square
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Then glued them in place 
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Aliphatic resin only takes about 10 mins to grab
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I then checked the cross member and clamped while the other parts were secure
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Removed and glue applied  for final fit. The bottom pieces need the keel filing to get the required fit.
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Done Amati Riva Aquarama build Smiley1
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyFri Jul 03, 2020 6:49 pm

So round two today. Great instructions so nothing untoward and all parts fit well. If it doesn't fit its either wrong way around or the wrong part Amati Riva Aquarama build Grin

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Weight shedding in progress
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Bench cleared and cleaned again.
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Tomorrow will be more holes sanding and finishing resin all over (first coat of diluted)

The planks are the best quality I've experienced. I think the issue Mike had 8 yrs ago of different thicknesses has been resolved.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyFri Jul 03, 2020 9:28 pm

Best effort to promote hole envy Amati Riva Aquarama build Grin

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That's all today. Time for a coffee and brandy Amati Riva Aquarama build Thumbup

sealing coats tomorrow and sanding the frames for planks 
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptySat Jul 04, 2020 4:08 pm

More cheese Grommet Amati Riva Aquarama build Grin1

Yet more holes. I see the footwell as fair game as that too is covered over.  All resin coated now.
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Next step is contouring the frame edges.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptySun Jul 05, 2020 11:15 am

I don't always follow the instructions if I think there's a preferable alternative.
So I'm planking the stern today and it will not impact on the mahogany top coat.

Some more holes added too


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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptySun Jul 05, 2020 9:34 pm

Today I got a bit further than planned so I did the stern hatch and the corner sections.
I didn't like this opening so I made allowance to cover is with scrap ply

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Numerous nail biting trips to the sander, gradually finding the correct angle I trimmed the excess 15mm or so of length.
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Until they fit with a little spare to trim off nearer the final fit time.
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That's it today 
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 12:31 pm

Profiling process is very exacting and I'm taking my time.

This side getting very close to final shape now. I think once I've finished this process I'm going to revisit all the holes with a rotary sander.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 2:02 pm

Supplies arrived.
Firstly the pin pusher and pins. Not bothered with the dual size one as I'll only ever use fine pins
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couplings and propellers 35mm type C
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Very expensive prop shafts 
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Motor mounts
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I'll finish sanding before I have a play with these.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 4:03 pm

I hope the pictures help other builders as its very difficult to decide where to sand to initially but it takes shape over a few hours of careful effort.
I'm about 95% happy to this stage and will fettle anything I spot over the coming days.

This is my interpretation.
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I'll leave it there for now and start the bottom planking and the drive train.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 4:26 pm

Andy

I will be interested to hear how you get on with the Pin Pusher. I have one of these and consider it the most expensive bit of rubbish I ever bought, closely followed by their Plank Bending pliers.

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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 6:14 pm

So I decided to fit the first 5 planks per side to approach the prop tube openings.
For Barrie the pin pusher is fine once you learn the easiest way to pick up fine pins is to lick your finger tip and dab them up Amati Riva Aquarama build Thumbup

I use small clamps to prevent any undulation in side by side planks 

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Lovely straight keel and perfectly flat lines 

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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 6:45 pm

Maybe I was unlucky, but it wobbles around so that there is no knowing where the pin will land. Picking up the pins was not the issue.

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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyTue Jul 07, 2020 7:01 pm

It doesn’t need to be accurate for my use
All the pins are temporary fixings until the glue is secure
The ribs are 4 times as wide as the pin pusher so anywhere there about is okey dokerly
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyWed Jul 08, 2020 9:54 pm

Today I continued planking but spent quite some time removing more weight.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyWed Jul 08, 2020 10:07 pm

I'm now at the stage of working out the drive train. I don't anticipate shortening the Raboesch prop shaft I bought but I've ordered new couplings in solid brass like I use in my Shannons.
The wooden frame in the kit for the Amati drive set I've re purposed to aid aligning my shafts. This will be moved rearwards until I'm happy with the prop position.
Tomorrow I'll build a bed for the motor mounts while correctly aligned.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyThu Jul 09, 2020 12:42 am

Amati builders will recognise this piece of waste wood that I'm utilising for the motor bed.
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Nuts fixed with 5 min resin. Slot cut for keel.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyThu Jul 09, 2020 10:30 am

Still a work in progress so it will evolve with each successive photo as I go.
I've yet to make the mount bed demountable too.


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Still looks like the 290mm Raboesch unit won't need shortening
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyThu Jul 09, 2020 3:18 pm

Motor mounts bed is now demountable and has the obligatory weight saving added. Amati Riva Aquarama build Thumbup

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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyThu Jul 09, 2020 10:09 pm

Plank number 12. Looks like Friday is all planking Amati Riva Aquarama build Tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyThu Jul 09, 2020 11:14 pm

Top tip to cut down on sanding. The high spots that seem to take forever with sandpaper are sorted much easier by drawing a utility blade along it. Well know to cabinet makers Amati Riva Aquarama build Thumbup 


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PostSubject: Riva Aquarama    Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyMon Jul 13, 2020 5:02 pm

Hi I have also just bought the CMB membership and the Amarti kit as my next project.  I am just finishing off a Huntsman 31 which I have had to modify from the Dave Milburn design to get closer to the original.  At least the Amati kit is true to original plans!  I look forward to following your blog for advice and tips.

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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyMon Jul 13, 2020 5:12 pm

Good I’m sure you will enjoy it.
I’m a couple of posts behind with photo updates just now but I’m on holiday.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyTue Jul 14, 2020 4:36 pm

Photo update
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These clamps are £2.06 for 6 on Amazon
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These cheapo flush cut snips are perfect for quickly cutting planks .  EBAY
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyThu Jul 16, 2020 2:04 pm

My revised choice of motor couplings arrived today.

First job was masking the motors as they are magnetic!! to put flats on the shafts.
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Comments invited regarding my shaft angle Amati Riva Aquarama build Grin4 


I've taken it that the shallower the better. To go steeper requires shimming the motor bed.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyThu Jul 16, 2020 3:36 pm

Some items in the instructions show the use of nails where it's simply not necessary.
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These parts should not be glued as per instructions as they are too long.
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Black line is cutting point
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Better to trim it down to length before gluing 
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyFri Jul 17, 2020 7:55 pm

I am making progress Amati Riva Aquarama build Smiley
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Amazon delivery 
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptySat Jul 18, 2020 2:25 pm

Earlier I alluded to using stock brass rudders and remodelling them to suit.


These are size large and have just enough thread length to fit the model.


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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptySat Jul 18, 2020 4:02 pm

Surprisingly small for the size of boat. I suppose the high speed compensates for the smallness. Compared with my Giacomo build, they are tiny.

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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptySat Jul 18, 2020 5:17 pm

Agree but mine are bigger than plan Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptySat Jul 18, 2020 9:49 pm

Pull saw employed to accommodate batteries.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptySun Jul 19, 2020 2:35 pm

I made a decision here as something has changed since these photographs. According to them it only takes 6 side planks to reach the bow peak. On mine it took 7 so I say they were originally 8mm planks and now 7mm.
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Anyway even then the builder ended up with these silly slivers of plank on the top edge.

I decided to use some square strips I had in stock to avoid those by fitting with 2 planks to go.

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This way I finish on a full plank that I can trim back 
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptySun Jul 19, 2020 7:36 pm

I found the best method to remove the high spots was a small block of wood and P120 grit.
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Sanding side to side across the grain works very well in the concave areas.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyMon Jul 20, 2020 2:22 pm

Having fitted side supports I went ahead and removed the bench seat rear support. This not only reduces weight but improves access especially with Allen keys
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyMon Jul 20, 2020 6:24 pm

This part I noticed is an unwanted recess so I've filled it in with scrap.

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This is now ready to plank but I need to upholster the cabin first.


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Starboard is almost there sanding wise and the shape really is to marvel at.


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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyWed Jul 22, 2020 11:50 am

Hull is now ready for final sanding in preparation for Mahogany planking.
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyWed Jul 22, 2020 11:59 am

Hermes delivered my Rustins brown Mahogany solvent based wood dye this morning.
I bought from Amazon £6.43 delivered. 
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I think it's the only part in the kit requiring this


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I also bought 2 more of these huge long reach clamps. Price is ridiculously low at under £4


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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyWed Sep 23, 2020 2:37 pm

Not seen your progress recently so hope you are Ok. Soon to be approaching planking on my own build, but have a question. Why the obsession on drilling holes for lightness? Is there any particular reason for this on the Aquarama?
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyWed Sep 23, 2020 2:58 pm

Hi yes I'm fine thanks. The build continued on Mayhem forum. It became too much work posting across two forums and having to size photos differently on each.
The Amati Riva is primarily a static display model. With that in mind they gave no thought or instruction of the requirements for sailing it. It is simply too heavy and without particular attention to the front end it will sail bow down at low speed making it look ridiculous. It should sit level when stationary afloat. I concluded that 3.8kg is the maximum all up weight. Failing to lighten will end in tears as has happened to so many builders of these before.

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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyWed Sep 23, 2020 4:14 pm

Thanks for the link. You have been busy. I shall loose some weight at the bow!
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PostSubject: Re: Amati Riva Aquarama build   Amati Riva Aquarama build EmptyThu Sep 24, 2020 3:13 pm

Saved first 50 gm from the forward section similar to you this morning, suspect will need to do more.
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