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Old Dec 22, 2011, 10:18 PM
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It's still pretty dark from this end
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:26 AM
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I have found that taking your time with the hull assuring areas are filled and sanded save a bunch of work later down the road. I used Elmers Wood Filler. Works great and easy to sand.

Here is my hull with the filler. You can see the filler as the color is different than balsa's color:

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Truth be told, it has been about 3 months and I just getting to spraying the clear coat on the hull. Last night I installed the rudder stuffing boxes. It takes time but I enjoy working on it at my leisure and understand things need 24 hours to dry and cure.

Your hull is looking great!
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Old Dec 27, 2011, 07:17 PM
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Thanks Curtis,

No need to post any pics right now, still the filling and sanding. I'm still working

Jared
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 08:10 AM
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reading a 1919 book on removing the mine fields after WW1, a pair of sweepers ran abeam of each other pulling a cable between them. some of the mines detonated (often setting of nearby mines) many of the mines were cut free of their anchor cable floated to the surface. subchasers were used to sink or detonate these with rifle fire..on a side note the subchasers also picked up fish that floated up(big cod) they traded these with the sweepers for bread and other food items that could not be made in their limited gally's.
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 09:59 AM
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Gentlemen, I thought you might be able to use these pictures of a 3'' 23 cal. Poole gun and mount as used on the 110' subchaser. I took these pictures at the VFW in Dover NH. A few used 1lb guns from 1898. The navesource site has pictures of most of the SC's with lots of detail if you haven't already seen it. Go to the partol boat section. P40 a small item, check pictures of the forestem, it's not rounded over.
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 03:38 PM
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Wow! Thanks for the pics Charlie. Do you have a link to the navesource site?

Thanks again
Jared Smith
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 04:14 PM
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Old Jan 12, 2012, 08:41 PM
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I've had a to break for the holidays and my Mom's been in the hospital. Hope to start working again next week.

Still filling and sanding the hull...............
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Old Jan 13, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Subscribed. I have been interested in building one of these for a couple months
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Old Jan 16, 2012, 09:08 PM
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I was able to work on the hull this weekend. It is finished. It needs a good cleaning on the outside with a tack cloth and then will be ready to fiberglass. I know the hull looks a little rough in the photos but you'd be surprised how well it's faired out. The stern still needs a little work but nothing that won't be a big deal. I think the hull may turn out a little rough. The real boats were made from wood and you can see the individual boards in the hulls in some of the photos.

Any way we'll see how she turns out from the fiberglassing this week.

Jared
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 08:54 AM
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Does not look rough at all! Looks great and ready for glass.
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 09:13 AM
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put on a coat of resin without glass, let it cure, give it another sanding then glass her. this can help with differences in material hardness(balsa vs bondo vs epoxy vs spot-putty) also will act as resin primer when its time to glass..
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 03:21 PM
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Thanks P40, probably tomorrow...

Smith...I will try that, makes sense. This will be my first attempt at glassing. Hoping everthing goes ok........
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Old Jan 17, 2012, 05:08 PM
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Ok, first coat of resin is on and will allow to dry overnight...then sanding.

Jared
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Old Jan 18, 2012, 01:06 AM
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Ok, first coat of resin is on and will allow to dry overnight...then sanding.

Jared
Jared,

A little trick I learned.

Before you sand, spray on a sacrificial, light coat of gray car primer and let it dry. This will help you see and detect any rough spots in the resin.

Then sand all the primer off and you'll have a pretty smooth surface to add your fiberglass and second coat of resin. Don't trap any primer between resin coats.

Do it again after your second resin coat and sand again, then you'll have a great surface for you to do a final primer and paint.

I found it works pretty well.
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