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Old Jan 17, 2015, 05:18 PM
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Anyone built this yet and does it have an ABS hull? Doesn't say on their webpage.
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Old Jan 18, 2015, 01:20 AM
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I believe it is made from sheet pieces, of PVC Foamboard, as is most of the rest of the kit.
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Old Jan 18, 2015, 03:17 AM
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I believe it is made from sheet pieces, of PVC Foamboard, as is most of the rest of the kit.
First they do away with fiberglass hulls, then ABS.
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First they do away with fiberglass hulls, then ABS.
This material is light, strong and easy to work with. It is called ''Sintra'' Dumas has used it in a number of kits starting back with the Rangeley Lake steamer. The entire cabin/pilothouse was built of sintra as was the sub-deck.Also the thick sintra rub rail around the hull that will take a hell of a beating coming into the dock to fast.
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Old Jan 18, 2015, 02:42 PM
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This material is light, strong and easy to work with. It is called ''Sintra'' Dumas has used it in a number of kits starting back with the Rangeley Lake steamer. The entire cabin/pilothouse was built of sintra as was the sub-deck.Also the thick sintra rub rail around the hull that will take a hell of a beating coming into the dock to fast.
I was thinking of ordering one. I would like to see a build series but I guess no one here has done one. Endless mods and stuff you could add. Dumas boats are just bland and sterile unless you spruce them up.
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I ordered it from Tower. I'll post some pics when I get it.
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Boat got here today. Instructions have cartoon characters.
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Don't watch too hard. I'm not one to work fast or take many pictures. But I'll try. I already found a discrepancy in the instructions. One photo shows a notch in an assembly portion of a bulkhead, but the wood itself and the numbered reference shows no notch. I'm sure I'll have to do the notch myself as it looks to be a simple error on Dumas's part.
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I found another mistake in the instructions. Calls for a strip of basswood on a brace but shows two strips on the next assembly drawing. I'm calling Dumas Monday and see if they really QC the drawings. I'm not even a 1/4 through this build yet.
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Question: do they have you "shinning/planking" the hull, BEFORE the framing is completely done? If so, that seems weird, as that can lead to the framing NOT staying square, ie: taking a "set" or twist. Just something to consider. CB
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Question: do they have you "shinning/planking" the hull, BEFORE the framing is completely done? If so, that seems weird, as that can lead to the framing NOT staying square, ie: taking a "set" or twist. Just something to consider. CB
No planking. It's wood substructure combined with a PVC skin. They did away with fiberglass hulls and went to ABS. Then they stopped doing ABS and went to this. I would have paid extra had they stuck with fiberglass.
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