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Old Feb 02, 2013, 01:12 PM
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Miss Severn

About 1020 hrs in. Stained and ready for epoxy.

Rich, Question about assembling the gauges, When gluing the plastic gage glass to the paper gauge with med CA, do I put the dot of CA directly on the gage over the printing and then press the glass to it?

Want to make sure I have the process right and that the CA won't smear the ink on the paper and/or yellow, crack or craze the plastic.

Thanks,

Paul (Tito59)
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 02:11 PM
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About 1020 hrs in. Stained and ready for epoxy.

Rich, Question about assembling the gauges, When gluing the plastic gage glass to the paper gauge with med CA, do I put the dot of CA directly on the gage over the printing and then press the glass to it?

Want to make sure I have the process right and that the CA won't smear the ink on the paper and/or yellow, crack or craze the plastic.

Thanks,

Paul (Tito59)
1,020 hours since 10/12? that is a full time job and a half+!

Looks great!

re: CA and gauges, I'm not sure what Frankg recommends but I would avoid this approach. Often CA "smokes" (fogs) clear plastic/glass- not good- I use Pacer "canopy glue" around clear plastics with good results-
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 02:55 PM
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Awesome job

Nice!!!!!!!!
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 03:01 PM
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I put the paper gage face up on a piece of waxed paper, place a drop of medium CA on the center of the gage, then place the plastic on top of it. Do not use accelerator and leave the glue cure completely, then cut and trim gage to fit in snug in the bezel.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 03:06 PM
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TITO- I had to go back and read the post again. Really, 1020 hours so far. Holy Cow I hope you leave that model to some one in your will. By the way, she is coming out great.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 03:46 PM
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Miss Severn

Got everyone going on that last post,

Little typo there, got crazy with the zeros, 120 hrs.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 03:51 PM
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120, that's more like it! 'course, depending on how you measure shop time, 1,020 is possible... 120hrs of labor, 900 hours of sitting at the bench day dreaming, making motorboat noises, etc. - it has been known to happen.

Frankg, no fogging from the CA? what's the secret? I've not had any luck with CA and transparent plastic.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 06:23 PM
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I've had the same experience with CA and clear plastic. Maybe because its on white paper it's no so obvious? I've used the canopy glue as well, it's better, but takes awhile to dry.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 09:14 PM
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Nice boat, Tito59!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 03:40 PM
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Waterline

Rich,

A quick question as I layout the waterline; The 3 27/32" measurement at the bow, do you measure perpendicularly down from the bow as in pic 1 or on an angle as in pic 2?

the difference is about 3/16". I wan to make sure I get it in the right place.

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Paul
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:22 PM
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TITO- follow the stem post line with the measurement.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 05:00 PM
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Thanks Rich.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 11:22 AM
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Beautiful boat!
Wow, I was sitting here counting fingers, and though I'm semi-retired, wasn't sure I could commit thousands of hours to a mahogany build!
I've only been married for 5 years this time, and I can get away with hundreds of hours, but thousands would be pushing it!
Got a keeper this time.
Happy wife, happy life!
Hope you all don't mind this interjection?
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Old Feb 24, 2013, 02:41 PM
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See this post on some help using Z-poxy
this can be some help in use
WShores

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1838424
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Old Nov 29, 2013, 05:55 PM
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Hi Group,

My first posting to this thread so I hope it goes well. Just thought I'd post some pic's of Miss Severn. I just finished her and won't be able to water test her till Spring butg if she goes as good as she looks, WOW !
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