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 Fishing Boat Artur - again!!

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PostSubject: Fishing Boat Artur - again!!   Fishing Boat Artur - again!! EmptyTue Jun 14, 2022 11:42 am

So here goes with my second build of the old Czech kit Artur. I originally built this in 2014 - 8 years ago! I subsequently sold it.
This new kit bought on ebay for £59 is in good condition and has only a couple of problems - so far! The prop tube is there but the shaft is missing so I have ordered a new complete assembly. The other problem is that part of the keel is warped. I have steamed it and it is now clamped to the bench hoping it will straighten.

The formers have been cut out. This time I was able to use my Dremel Moto saw which made it a lot easier Thumbup

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I am now stuck waiting for the propshaft and also some brass tube and rod for the rudder. I will probably continue cutting out the other parts while I wait.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur - again!!   Fishing Boat Artur - again!! EmptyTue Jun 21, 2022 6:55 am

This is going slowly - its been too hot for modelling. All the formers are cut and sanded, and the three pieces of the keel are joined together.
But I had a problem with my Dremel drill - its cordless. 
Last year I thought the battery had failed because it wouldn't charge, so I ordered a replacement. That charged with no problems - until last week when it refused to charge. Sad Sad Sad
I decided to try to find a replacement drill and sent for one from Amazon. I didn't like the look of the latest Dremel, so selected another brand. When it came it was too heavy and bulky, so I returned it and ordered another replacement battery. Rolling Eyes
Before that arrived I decided to do some testing on the two batteries that I have. I had already dismantled the original Dremel one and had the three cells out of the case. I tested these and found all to be holding a charge Thumbup. The replacement also seemed to be the same, so I started prodding and poking the charger. Rolling Eyes Shocked Shocked 
Not sure what I did, but its now charging both batteries. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup which is good except that I now have three batteries lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur - again!!   Fishing Boat Artur - again!! EmptyTue Jun 21, 2022 11:32 am

A bit of progress this morning after it warmed up and stopped my hands locking up!

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The forward part of the hull assembled and glued - not the deck that's just to make sure everything is aligned. 

Things turned for the worse when I moved on to the stern Sad As far as I can see there is something wrong somewhere. 

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As you can see the two parts do not match up bounce bounce Sad I'm not sure what's wrong here. Once the forward part is dry I need to do some measuring but at the moment I cant see what I've done wrong.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur - again!!   Fishing Boat Artur - again!! EmptyWed Jun 22, 2022 12:52 pm

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I finally got the stern to align after adjusting the notch in the upper keel Shocked I think my problems arose because I tied to follow the instructions. I didn't have this problem last time, but I had no instructions to follow Rolling Eyes
I have fitted the stringers so almost ready to start planking, but first I want to check the decks to ensure they fit easily and don't overlap the sides. The ply they are made from is very hard and doesn't sand back easily.

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The hull is very similar to my Polish Pilot boat which took on water when I sailed her on Sunday - not sure where from. I want to seal around the propshaft with resin if I can get it into the tunnel.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur - again!!   Fishing Boat Artur - again!! EmptyThu Jun 23, 2022 12:50 pm

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I trimmed the decks to make them fit to the outline of the stringers. They should just slot in place when the time comes - I wish Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

I decided to start planking at the top - This way I should be able to get the bulwarks looking neater, although I think I will need to skin the inside as the material is quite rough. Since taking the photo I have added one more plank to each side. 
I started off using my Proxxon Vice to hold the hull, but this one is much easier to use - clamp for the ball is at the front which is more convenient. I can rotate and tilt the hull to make it easier to apply the glue etc.
I test fitted the rudder tube and found it wasn't as vertical as I thought so I will have to adjust that at some time.
I have sealed round the prop tube exit with epoxy glue, and plan to try to fill the tunnel with liquid resin from the inboard end.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur - again!!   Fishing Boat Artur - again!! EmptySat Jun 25, 2022 2:15 pm

The build is progressing nicely Thumbup The planking is going well. There are no very sharp bends required, so the upper planks don't require soaking to help them fit the hull. The lower ones do as they bend and twist, but is getting easier as I move up the hull.

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Last time I built this model I had problems with the timber, but this time its going well. The planks are quite rough, but otherwise OK.
I have filled the incorrect rudder shaft hole with a piece of dowel and will have to drill another.
I wont post any more photos until the planking is finished unless I hit any problems

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur - again!!   Fishing Boat Artur - again!! EmptySun Jun 26, 2022 11:15 am

You got enough clamps there Barrie? Very Happy
I'm glad this is going better it's frustrating when things go badly.
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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur - again!!   Fishing Boat Artur - again!! EmptySun Jun 26, 2022 12:00 pm

You can never have enough clamps lol! lol! - and if you think you have, then they are the wrong type  lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
... particularly true in this case. Shocked I need more with a wide opening. Rolling Eyes

The modified paper clips have proved very successful and speeded up the planking. Having used one to temporarily hold the plank, you can then insert a pin through the 'loop' if needed.

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur - again!!   Fishing Boat Artur - again!! EmptyThu Jun 30, 2022 12:50 pm

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Planking finished 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup Just got to remove the last pins and trim the ends. 
Next job will be to line the interior with glass tissue and resin before I start sanding and filling and sanding and filling and ........

There are also the balsa blocks for the bows and stern to start to shape - these are the bow blocks

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PostSubject: Re: Fishing Boat Artur - again!!   Fishing Boat Artur - again!! EmptyFri Jul 01, 2022 11:20 am

The inside has had glass tissue and resin - another coat of resin needed when its dry, and the outside sanded and first layer of filler applied. I started with the dregs of a tin of P38 which was quite tough to apply, then opened a new tin - what a difference Rolling Eyes. It obviously isn't a good idea to keep it too long Embarassed
I think I need to make myself a curved spatula for smoothing the filler in the concave areas.

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