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Old May 25, 2015, 08:10 PM
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The last few day I have spent some time on and off making 6 portholes for the hull. After turning them I made a jig to hold them in the vice to drill 8 small holes (.025) in each one. I used a bolt circle program to calculate the positions of the holes. Then used my milling machine and a digital readout to drill the holes. The portholes are smaller than a dime. It was very time consuming. After the hull is painted the port holes will be glued and pined to the hull.

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Old May 25, 2015, 08:20 PM
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That looks Perfect, they will compliment the hull Well ~
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That looks Perfect, they will compliment the hull Well ~
Agreed! Another masterpiece in the works!
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Very nice Ed. They look great.
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Ed, I love the work you do with a lathe and mill. Very time consuming but the results are worth it for sure!
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Old May 27, 2015, 09:08 PM
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Thank's for the comments I appreciate them.

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Old Jun 26, 2015, 06:05 PM
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Before the raised deck is installed I made a compartment for ballast. I also epoxied a board onto one of the frames with a slot in it to capture a plywood panel for the electronics to be mounted onto.

The raised deck is epoxied to the frames with West Systems epoxy and fared to the hull. I had to use some Bondo to fare the deck to the hull.

The last picture shows the plywood panel in place over the ballast compartment. It will be secured with a thumb screw.

The next step is to fiber glass the deck.
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Man that's the Cleanest interior I've ever seen ~
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A little more progress.

Now that the sub deck is on the bow. It's time to carefully measure the side sub decks. The port and starboard sub decks are screwed down fore and aft and then fared into the sheer. The side sub decks will have a wide plank (1/4 inch) that over hangs the sheer then 7 planks that are 3 mm wide. With this measurement I cut the inside of the sub decks. To make the 3 mm planks I made a tool with a slot on the left and a 3 mm slot on the right and used an end mill to mill down the planks. I ended up with some nice smooth planks but a mess on the milling machine. The Hitec digital servo (HS-5485HB) is mounted for the rudder control. As soon as this hot muggy weather is over I will epoxy the side decks and fiber glass them.

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Lookin' good Ed. You always come up with clever solutions to building challenges.
I had to wait 8 hours on 30 minute epoxy in this humidity. How do those guys in humid states do it?
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Ed,
This boat is coming along beautifully. Everything is neat as a pin. Another fantastic build! Wish I had a mill to mess up!
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