Posted by saywhen1948 |
Dec 04, 2010 @ 04:18 PM | 1,543 Views
I thought I doing a good job planking the bottom until I started trying to place the first plank along chine and the bottom, just to see how it will fit. The planks towards the bow went past the chine plank, so I tried sanding the bottom plank using a piece of 80 grit sand paper and a credit card applying pressure upwards but ended up sanding thru the subplanking. Then I used a finger nail file because it's smooth on the edge and wouldn't damage the subplanking, but that's slow going. I'm wondering if It would not be better to sand the chine plank instead of the bottom plank.
My other problem is the fit of the first plank on the other side of the bottom next to the keel. There is pretty sizeable gap even after I soaked it in Windex and formed it to the bottom of the hull. By the way thank you for the Windex tip...it worked well. I plan on glassing the bottom so I'm thinking I could use a filler and sand a clean keel.
The person who wrote the instructions for Dumas said it was the most enjoyable part of the build...I'm thinking he must be a sadist or a dentist.
I was hoping someone has any advice or photos as to how to do the hatches on the Dumas 1230 1930 Chris Craft 24'. I'm not sure when to glue the C-2 and C-3 to the hatch frame work and when to make the cuts. Am I missing something in the directions? Also this is my first boat model and I have just joined this site today and I'm not sure how to attach photos to the blog. Thanks for your help in advance.