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Old Oct 05, 2014, 06:47 PM
Kimo
United States, HI, Honolulu
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Help for AL swift kit

Went to a flea market yesterday a found a old kit for a AL Swift for $5.00. The kit was started with the frames glued to the false keel(not aligned) bow and stern blocks glued on, in general it looks like something a young person tried to build and got tired of it. It seems like all the parts are there except for the brass pin nails. So I brought the kit thinking that I can save it, if not the I can use the wood for something else. The keel, frames and deck can't be saved but the sheets that they came off are there so I can use them as a pattern to make new ones. The problems is the pin nails; does anyone know the size and where I can get new ones. I plan on calling Model Expo. tomorrow then they are open. but thought that I would check on here first.
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Old Oct 05, 2014, 10:37 PM
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A belaying pin is nominally 12 to 16 inches long and a pinrail on a schooner may be 2 to 3 inches thick and 6 to 8 inches deep. Scale that to your kit and you should be able to get something from Bluejacket or ModelExpo to replace what's missing.
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Old Oct 07, 2014, 02:31 AM
Kimo
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Called Ages of Sail today and ordered the brass pin nails to replace the ones missing. Should be ale to cut a new keel and start to rebuild the boat this weekend.
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