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Old Dec 11, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Looking forward to watching this one
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Hi Pops....me too!!! My boating buddy brought over some clear pine yesterday that he bought when he was going to build this boat with "bread and butter" construction. I'll be cutting some of the pine down into deck planks. He also brought me some plywood that will make the center of the keel. The balsa and plywood that will make up the rest of the boat build should be arriving soon (via brown truck) from Balsa USA. Loyal Hanna is supplying the prop, shaft, and speed control. Harbor Models supplied the universal and the steam sound generator. Mouser Electronics will supply the drive batteries and speaker for the boat. Saw dust flies today....Day 1. Bob SF
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Old Dec 12, 2012, 05:59 PM
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Got Sawdust?

Hi Everyone, the sawdust flew today. 247 deck planks were cut from 5 feet of clear pine. This should be enough deck material for two tugs. I've never used clear pine before and it cuts really well...hardly any blade wander and the wood density is pretty even (no hard spots). The hull planks come next (should be around 54 planks per boat). Bob SF
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Old Dec 13, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Talk about scratch built
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Hull Planks Cut

Hi Everyone,
The hull planks were cut today from 1/8" x 3" x 48" balsa. 108 planks were cut for two boats using a Master Airscrew Balsa Stripper and a fence to keep the balsa plank in line while it passes through the #11 Exacto blade. The prop arrived and had the look like it had been in the package a long time, so some polishing was in order. The keel parts come next. Bob SF
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Excellent !

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Old Dec 25, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Hi Everyone, you know you are a boat geek when.....Santa brings you plywood for Christmas.....and you really like it!!!!
Happy Holidays
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:06 AM
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that is funny and you know your wright ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
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Old Dec 28, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Weymouth Keel Cut

Hi Everyone,
Here is the keel for the Weymouth. My friend and I cut two of them out of wood. The keel is made up of a 1/4" birch plywood center, surrounded by two 1/8" aircraft plywood skins. Once the shaft arrives (late October order), the stuffing box will be built and installed in a slot cut through the 1/4" ply center. The outer skins of plywood will then be glued on. The idea is to get all of the tough stuff built and installed before the hull is assembled around it. It is time to start a build log. Bob SF
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 04:05 AM
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Late Oct order 2+ months, ridiculous. Unless the parts had to be made first.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:10 AM
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Building Board for Weymouth

Hi Everyone, there is always one more thing that has to be done before I build, and I forgot to include the frame locations drawn up on the building board. This is the basis for a straight boat. Bob SF
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Old Jan 02, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Here is a link to the "Build".
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...1#post23692105
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 01:01 PM
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Bob SF, at that size, the weight will be about 30 pounds.

Take care not to pull your "pucker string" during launching---.
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 04:14 PM
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Hi der Kapitan....I'll try not to. I've been increasing the weight lifting, so I should be ready. Bob SF
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