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Old Nov 12, 2011, 07:00 PM
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Thanks!
Sharky -It's nice to hear you jaw dropping..but put it back please..
Mike-A -Plans are actually ready, but I would like to add some drawings of the cabin (just seats and center column with gauges).
The company for laser cutting of the stations is
4Dmodelshop
Very reliable company.
I did my stainless steel etching in Scotland:
PPDLTD
Outstanding quality of work.

I forgot to mention that I've made the waterline. It would be golden leaf but I have to learn how to apply it (most delicate material I've ever seen).
Definitely the stern will be made by gold.
This is absolutly awesome. Love the cutwater and the whole thing for that matter. Beautiful finish on the hull. Pete
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Old Nov 12, 2011, 07:31 PM
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cutwater

Please, details on the cutwater
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 07:05 AM
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I watch this blog for a while, just noticed I never said I too am very impressed!

Did you solder cutwater or what?
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 01:45 PM
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Awesome... SIMPLY AWESOME!
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 01:46 PM
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Looking forward to the drawings! I have a question... I see that you used polyurothane on the model. But did you glass it first? And if you did not glass it what have you done to help insure that the planks don't move on you... I need to learn a thing or 2 in this area...
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 03:53 PM
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How soon before she is powered up and in the water? Any progress on installing the exhaust covers?
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 04:07 PM
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Thank you guys.
I've been busy last 2 days with photographing again.
The cutwater was soldered from 3 pieces of brass plate 0,3mm thickness.
The outer edge was trimmed with file, then soldered together with lead.
Actually I've made two of them, because I wasn't happy with first one.
I will post some details later.
I have used polyurethane hard glaze varnish from the beginning, cured first layer with thinned and then couple of others with normal.
I have to sand it now with 2000 sandpaper and make final layer or two.
In the mean time i need to rebuild my engine mount because i need to place motor a little bit lower than I've expected.
Pictures soon.

Yeah..exhaust covers.. good question. I'm doing some kind of frame to place the covers on it, but i'ts not so easy because the shape is not regular.
Hopefully will look cool.
I'm just doing engine mount and soon will make trial on water (1 month maybe).
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 05:42 PM
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If I ever win the lottery you and I are going to build your boat full scale, bravo.
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 05:43 PM
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Hi

I have just read this from start to finish - it's so impressive - now I can't wait for more.

Regards Dave
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 08:06 PM
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Beautiful and sexy… Fine job!
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Old Nov 14, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Wow -pause- I like it alot {Nice Job szmyk } Exquisite!!!!!!!!!! I live in Michigan surrounded by water so I'm privy to nice woodys. This full scale builder is 20 miles north of me, check out his site. As a wood boat guy I think you will enjoy it. Click on anything you can, lots of pics in there open up. http://mayeaboats.com/
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 04:30 AM
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Stunning work! I can just see a full size one with a V8 with a nice deep rumble, cruising down the lake at sunset.........
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 05:08 PM
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If I ever win the lottery you and I are going to build your boat full scale, bravo.
We have deal FLYBOB54.. Previously I thought about 2 motors to speed up the Swallow, but to simplify I choose only one. Yeah V8 engines would be perfect.

Pecor -I have seen all pictures in gallery and my favorite one is "Curvaceous".
She's so pretty!! Look at those details! Thanks for the link.

And thank all of you guys!..I'm very pleased to hear that you like my work;-)
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 09:13 PM
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I see why you like Curvaceous.
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