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Old Oct 27, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Nice looking hatch.

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Old Nov 01, 2012, 06:03 PM
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well done the hatch looks great.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Servo mounting setup.

I've gotten a little work done on the boat in the last few days. I've got the servo tray built and the servos mounted. I also worked out the rudder linkage. It consists of a 4-40 threaded rod with a ball link on each end. The links are held on to the ball by a spring loaded sleeve that can move back and forth to allow for a greater range of up and down motion than a standard ball link setup allows.
The crosspieces that you can see in the photos will be glued into the hull and the servo tray is attached to them using cap screws and blind nuts so I can remove the servo tray and get my arm into both ends of the hull. I still need to attach a couple of small platforms on the servo tray to allow me to attach a couple of cleats for tying off the sheets.
I've been spending some time getting the deck house and deck hatch layout designed and I'm hoping to cut the the pieces tomorrow and put them together, then it will be on to the deck. My current plan is to mount the receiver on the underside of the main hatch and put a charging jack and a switch in the deck house. I will need some cabling and a disconnect so I can completely remove the hatch.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Jim,

I noticed you installed the mast support from the King plank down to the fiberglass hull. Typically it should rest on the tip of the lead weight for solid support.

Maybe you reinforced the fiberglass hull at that point, but and can't tell. Hope you don't mind be pointing that out.

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Mast Support

Hi Ed,
That's the way it came from Hans, I purchased the max configuration that Hans sells. The hull came with the internal framing the mast support and the rudder post already installed.
Thanks for the comment though, now I'll be staying up all night worrying about my mast coming through the bottom of my boat.
I appreciate everyone's comments, they are extremely helpful, this is by far my largest modeling project. I have a Mary J Ward that has been languishing on the shelf for several years and I've been afraid to tackle it because I might screw it up. I think I've learned enough from building this CJ that I'll start on the MJW next.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Jim,

Well I would not stay up late worrying about. Han's has built a lot of boats and he knows what he is doing.

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Ed,

I think I've noticed in one of the pics in Hans' build manual the compression post installed in the same manner as Jim's boat. In reality I can't imagine all that much stress being imposed at the base of the post as the deck beams and kingplank all share the load. In fact I think many of the US 12 class boats don't use a compression post at all, just a heavy beam spanning the gunwales. It should be mentioned that it's easy to go overboard on shroud/rig tension on these boats. Just tight enough to keep the mast straight is enough in my opinion.

Jim,

You're making good progress. Looks very clean and orderly . Don't think I've seen that style of ball link before. I'll have to check them out.

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Ball Link source.

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Ed,
Don't think I've seen that style of ball link before. I'll have to check them out.
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Kevin,
The ball connector, as they call it, is made by Sullivan part #562, here is a link to them on their WEB site:
http://www.sullivanproducts.com/Prod...xMainFrame.htm
I'm glad you mentioned checking them out, I didn't even look at the packaging until your comment and then I found their WEB site address. The only problem I had was that I couldn't get the 4-40 rod started into the body of the link so I used a 4-40 tap to facilitate the process. I found them at my local hobby shop that's big on RC cars.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 02:01 AM
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Jim,

Those are pretty interesting. Might come in handy on some future project!

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Jim,

Thanks for the link. I bookmarked also.

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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:02 AM
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Interior Pictures

I was able to remove the servo mounting platform today, as the epoxy had dried and I took some pictures of the interior to show of why I'm doing the interior this way. The pictures give you an Idea of the space that is available to access the interior of the hull. The cross members are positioned so the screws for the keel can be removed. I wanted to be able to get to the fairleads and the rudder
I will be adding three blocks inside the hull: one forward to route the jib sheet back to the stern of the boat and two aft of the servo mounting tray for cleats to tie off the sheets.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Nice setup. I have trouble getting my hand into the bow of my boat.

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Deck Features

I've been working on the deck features for the boat, I've started to build the deckhouse, at first looked a little big, but after looking at a side view of the boat it doesn't look as bad now. I've made it a little narrower that scale, because scale size would overlap the edges of the hatch. It's drying now so I'll add some pictures when I get it finished. I've just about convince my self that I can put a charging jack and an on/off switch in the deckhouse and reach it through the deckhouse hatch. I'll need to see if I can construct a sliding hatch to make it work. The details are from the current Ranger.
I bought a digital caliper and it has been the best tool purchase I've made in a long time. you can change the read out between millimeters, thousands of and inch and fractions of an inch. I used it take all my measurements off the Ranger Deck Layout picture.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 03:53 PM
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That will look very nice!!!!

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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:09 PM
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I am looking forward to seeing your planked deck and cabin.

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