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Old Sep 05, 2010, 04:21 PM
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We are close to having a set of stations for Aphrodite 3 so I will be doing some serious bending but having used ammonia back in the late 80's, early 90's I am pretty much convinced it is more hassle than help. Steam, heat, thickness and wood type are the key players.
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Old Sep 06, 2010, 12:41 PM
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I worked a couple of summers when I was younger with the local Parks and Rec, Part of the job was maintenance at some of the ice rinks. A couple of them used ammonia as a refrigerant. When you were working on the equipment you had a Scott Pack for everyone involved, you didn't have to wear it, but it had to be within reach. I think that that ammonia would have been strong enough to curl wood. Personally I have always ether steamed of soaked wood.
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Old Sep 06, 2010, 07:39 PM
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I worked a couple of summers when I was younger with the local Parks and Rec, Part of the job was maintenance at some of the ice rinks. A couple of them used ammonia as a refrigerant. When you were working on the equipment you had a Scott Pack for everyone involved, you didn't have to wear it, but it had to be within reach. I think that that ammonia would have been strong enough to curl wood. Personally I have always ether steamed of soaked wood.
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That was the right stuff alright, Gerald! Pure anhydrous ammonia!
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Old Sep 06, 2010, 08:04 PM
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That was the right stuff alright! Pure anhydrous ammonia!
If you look at the tank that anhydrous ammonia is stored in you will see a big Hazmat sticker. Ran blueprint machines briefly before the ascendency of ocee printing. One of the jerk administrators came in one day when the fumes were so thick you could barely breathe and made the profound statement that it was the same stuff you put in your food, (i.e. fertilizer). So much for a college degree. The guy was so stupid he didn't even know what he didn't know.
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Old Sep 07, 2010, 07:01 AM
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Added some more threads to the Threads List above.

I also added some more books to the books list as well as started linking them so you can find them more easily if you want a copy or if you want to know if your local library has a copy in the stacks. Use the WorldCat (A world-wide, linked library system) link on the review pages.

Keep sending me those links and threads guys... I'll get 'em up.

ps... I'm a touch behind in my email... Lost a couple of teeth on Friday so been taking the weekend a bit slow... I'm get back in touch with you within a couple of days.

Thanks for all the assistance,
Craig

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Old Sep 07, 2010, 03:43 PM
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Good going Craig. We need a thread like this and I for one am very happy to see it here. Pete
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Old Sep 08, 2010, 11:22 AM
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Old Sep 08, 2010, 01:26 PM
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Not for the "faint at heart"... indeed!
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Old Sep 08, 2010, 04:43 PM
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$10,500 is a lot of money for what won't even amount to a load of firewood. It would be easier to start from scratch, maybe not any cheaper but easier.

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Old Sep 08, 2010, 05:48 PM
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Must be a nice job to build it as a model...
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Not for the "faint at heart"... indeed!
Doesn't look all that bad but 10k is way out there for what I see here. Maybe 2k at the most if the trailer goes with it. Pete
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It has a nice patina to it.
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Old Sep 08, 2010, 09:14 PM
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Here's a "woodie" I'm starting. The drawing is a plan of the outside shape of the hull which I drew last night. Later I was looking for an old yacht about 120 feet long and came up with the Mariner lll which happens to have about the same shape as the hull I drew at 122 feet long and 20 feet wide.. My hull will be two feet narrower and two feet shorter but that will hardly be noticed.
I will use the Mariner lll as an example of a yacht from the 1920's along with several other yachts to get what I consider a nice looking yacht from the 20's. Sort of a composite model and not of any specific yacht.
If anyone happens to come across any pictures of the Mariner lll or her sister ship Infanta I'd appreciate a link to what you find.
Anyway the hull plan is drawn so now it's time for the hull elevation or side view. Don't know what the bottom of a yacht like this should look like so unless a picture shows up along the way I'll be winging it. All CONSTRUCTIVE criticism is welcome so long as you offer a solution to the percieved problem. Pete
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Old Sep 08, 2010, 10:04 PM
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Like you, Pete, I like the covered fantail on the model in the second picture. It really adds to the yachtlike look of the model. Looking forward to this next build of yours. Any idea of what scale or size she'll be?
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