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Old Sep 14, 2014, 11:23 PM
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Coast Guard 36551

I started working on the Dumas kit of the USCG 36' motor lifeboat. I've already planned most of the modifications I'll be making to make the stock kit more accurate:
Open up & detail the forward manhole at the bow
Extend the main deck to the gunwales
Add intermediate frames
Open up the scuppers
Replace the stock port lights and wheel
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 09:17 AM
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How about 36424, she was double planked below and ice sheeted. The sheeting followed the upper edge of the double bottom same as the boot top on 551. Bbenner needs one for spring up there.
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 10:33 AM
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I see you applied Finishing Resin to the interior, to waterproof everything. What sort of glue will you be using when it come time to plank the boat? I'm wondering if the resin impedes a strong glue joint?
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 11:31 AM
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 12:54 PM
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Sure and this is an interesting subject Indeed ~

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Old Sep 15, 2014, 10:52 PM
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I see you applied Finishing Resin to the interior, to waterproof everything. What sort of glue will you be using when it come time to plank the boat? I'm wondering if the resin impedes a strong glue joint?
Finishing resin was applied to some of the frames, keel, and bottom of the sheers; mainly in areas that will be hard to access after the planking is applied. Be careful not to get it on the edge where the planks will be attached. I use medium CA for most of the construction. Some areas, like motor and servo mounts, get reinforced with 30 minute epoxy. After the hull is planked, the inside of the hull will have finishing resin applied. The planks for the forward and aft turtle backs or decks will have resin applied to one side before they are glued to the frames.

Some planking was completed and intermediate frames installed. The interior of the hull was sealed with finishing resin.

I'll be back working on the model when I return from the Coast Guard Tug Association reunion.
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 11:14 PM
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These efforts are Sure to pay off later as they will be visible ~........

It will be fun to see the detailing on the forward area !
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Old Sep 21, 2014, 10:34 PM
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When I applied finishing resin to the interior of the hull, I mixed more than enough and applied the extra to one side of the balsa strips that will be used to plank the forward and after cabin tops.
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Old Sep 21, 2014, 10:37 PM
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How was the reunion ?
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Old Sep 21, 2014, 11:17 PM
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The reunion was great. I've started posting some pictures of the CG Yard tour in Dock Talk.
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Old Sep 22, 2014, 10:55 PM
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Roughed in the forward scuppers and got the forward and aft decks planked.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 08:58 AM
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Bob, what do you think of the kit so far??
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 05:04 PM
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Charlie, it's not a bad kit. It could be more accurate, but that would increase the price. While there are some things wrong with the box stock kit, I'm trying to show some easy fixes to correct some of those issues.
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