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PostSubject: Shark boat   Shark boat EmptySun Nov 22, 2020 8:40 pm

I obtained these plans from another engineer in our American division. I've never built fully in wood so I'll be asking questions as I go. The frames and keel were lasered out by SLEC who did an excellent job.
The keel and hull frames are lite ply and the chines and planking are medium grade balsa as specified on the plan notes.
The frames as delivered are on another thread the build will be posted here.
Initial keel and frames pieced together.
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I screwed some blocks onto the board to keep all square and tacked them all together using aliphatic resin wood glue.

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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat EmptyMon Nov 23, 2020 9:09 pm

Started to add the deck supports and chines:
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat EmptyMon Nov 23, 2020 9:36 pm

Nice start Swab.
Cheers, Murphy
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat EmptyTue Nov 24, 2020 10:00 pm

It's a slow start I'm finding the temperature in my workshop slows the glue going off, my little fan heater warms the place up eventually.Shark boat Img_2048
After a bit of planing and sanding I'll be having a crafty plank starting at the keel.
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat EmptyWed Nov 25, 2020 9:50 pm

Planking starts 1/2" by 1/8" the plan states 3/4" but I can't get them I've got medium grade but I think soft would have been better to go round the curves.
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I've put a false piece in to space out from the keel so I can shape it down to fit the curve, I've got the art of putting my little heater on while I do the washing up Embarassed so my sheds warm and my glue sets and grabs nicely.
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat EmptyThu Nov 26, 2020 7:14 am

Swab, I heat my workshop with a little 600 watt convector. I have put it on a timeswitch so it comes on an hour or so before I expect to start modelling. It also goes off before lunch so I don't forget to switch it off Rolling Eyes

The model is coming along nicely.

Barrie
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat EmptySat Nov 28, 2020 5:08 pm

Added a few more planks after teaching myself how to bend them without breaking them.
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I'm wondering if I should have started at the deck and worked down Neutral
I've got both cellulose sanding sealer and Z poxy finishing resin what do you think I should use for the outer hull? i'm fairly sure I'll resin the inner I've not got any cloth to glass the outer hull.
I've packed up for the night and not took photos but the inside planking looks chippendale quality smooth and needs no sanding but the outer hull levels is as rough as a bears backside and needs quite a bit of rubbing down.
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat EmptySat Nov 28, 2020 5:10 pm

The wife's just looked at this and told me to tidy up my bench!!!!!!!! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat EmptySat Nov 28, 2020 6:03 pm

Swab

If you are not going to use glass cloth then I would use Zpoxy. Balsa is always subject to 'dings' unless you protect it, and sanding sealer doesn't really give enough protection. My Pilot boat has balsa sides and bottoms and I am trying to decide whether to use Zpoxy or aircraft tissue and EzeKote. The latter is easier to use as its water soluble until cured. I have some Zpoxy, but not very confident using it.

Barrie

PS - if you tidy your bench you'll never find anything again lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Shark boat   Shark boat EmptySat Nov 28, 2020 9:35 pm

I've just found a bottle of EZE Kote i bought ages ago for this project I'm going to use that with some fibreglass cloth for the outer hull. I'll use a thin coat of sanding sealer to prepare the outer sand it down and glass coat it I want this to last and I'm the worst helmsman ever.
But I'll tidy my bench first orders are orders!
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