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Old Mar 17, 2014, 01:54 PM
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Really like GPR's method of duplicating the plank seams. I learn something new here every day!!!!

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Old Mar 17, 2014, 06:57 PM
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Nice subject as I was thinking this would make for a nice model. got a lot of photos of that boat since it spends some time berthed here in my home port. Have detailed photos i might be able to get for you if needed. Posted photos over in one of my dock walks in Dock Talk a couple years ago of this boat.

Hi Keith,


I thank you for the offer of pictures. But the boat I am building is in Seattle and the owner has documented the boat with tons of pictures. That is the reason I am building the Seven Bells.


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Old Mar 17, 2014, 08:06 PM
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Great project Ed.
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Old Mar 17, 2014, 08:34 PM
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Hi Pat,


I have seen and saved all those pictures in a folder on my PC. There are lots of close ups.


I had time to cut out the rest of the frames today.


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Old Mar 17, 2014, 08:40 PM
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Hi Ed,
She's coming out great. She's going to be a "looker"!
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Old Mar 18, 2014, 08:15 AM
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Super clean building action, Fun to see !
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 12:40 PM
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The rear frames have been cut out for the floor of the rear cockpit The rest for access. I drilled some holes for the two stuffing tubes a little over size and will adjust them one the hull is planked. I determined the position of the props by measuring the picture of the 1 to 1 hull and then calculating the percentage away from the keel. I then measured the width of the model and used the same percentage to position the props.


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Old Mar 22, 2014, 01:17 PM
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Looking good ,nice job on those frames
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 01:47 PM
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Ed, Frames look great! How do you keep your work area so neat?
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 02:28 PM
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Me too re learning something new everyday. Might try the planking simulation on a fantail launch I have underway; thanks for describing the technique GPR. Will be following this great build Ed.

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Old Mar 22, 2014, 04:48 PM
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Looking great Ed. I can image water peeling off her bow. Bob SF
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Old Mar 22, 2014, 05:38 PM
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Ed, Frames look great! How do you keep your work area so neat?
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Don't tell anybody my secret, I shove all the mess out of the way before I take a picture. Then I pile it back on the work area.


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Old Mar 24, 2014, 03:51 AM
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I'll be watching this one!
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Old Mar 29, 2014, 11:40 AM
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I have a little more progress to show.


I cut some square blocks and milled a 1/8 inch slot on two sides and installed double back tape on the bottom. The blocks will position and hold the frames on center and fore & aft. Using a metal square on the frames I glued the frames to the keel. Once that was completed I glued some tabs on the frames down to the building board, this gave it some more stability. I now have 2 stringers on the port side. Next I will start on the starboard. I am also using a piece of aluminum angel 1/2' X 3/4" to stabilize the keel.


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