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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Iv'e been sanding for 3 day's now and I'm not making much progress, the problem is where the hard spots on the hull are, it's not sanding down and the soft spots are and it's making waves. So what I'm thinking is to re-glass the hull with a moderate weight of glass. Any sugestions.
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You may be right, get a surface with uniform hardness ? ~
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 05:41 PM
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You may be right, get a surface with uniform hardness ? ~
I agree- it will be difficult to fair if there are soft and hard spots on the hull- I'd get as much of the old surface off as I could, then glass, then skim completely with a fairing compound and finally, long board/block it- (more than once) This is a relatively big model, you don't want to mess around!

'Glassing will give you a solid substrate to work on and will do wonders for the old balsa.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 06:28 PM
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I agree, this guy must have had his cat living in it, thats how it smell's
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:04 PM
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Some of these older models have had interesting lives while packed away in garages and attics. A cat may have been better than a family of mice.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Tomorrow I pick up a boat from a guy who got it from a guy who reportedly barbecued often in his garage, right next to his RC boat collection...

It took the guy who did the reburb al long time to get the BBQ smell out of the boat !

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Old Oct 12, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Chuck Steffan Hulls !

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Iv'e been sanding for 3 day's now and I'm not making much progress...gary
After a long talk This afternoon with Chuck Steffan, and a few back and forth with Wet Goose Fittings, I decided to buy a Catalina hull and some other stuff from Mr. Steffan.

I expect to be doing little sanding on the hull, we here Chuck's glassing skills are among the highest in the hobby.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Tomorrow I pick up a boat from a guy who got it from a guy who reportedly barbecued often in his garage, right next to his RC boat collection...

It took the guy who did the reburb al long time to get the BBQ smell out of the boat !

You can name the Boat RIB EYE
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Update ?

You get some resin on that thing ?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 12:11 PM
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While I'm wating for the ffiber glass to cure, I'm starting to do some of those little things that need to be done. I see some of the CC's have vertical blind's and venetion blinds, I like the looks of the venetion blinds, now all I have to do is to figure out how to build them. I have look'ed on many build log's but could not find any. I know someone has done this, any idea's would help.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 12:43 PM
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Some ideas... Thin basswood stips- stack them, alternating between strip and small spacers (2 spacers, 1 toward each end, lined up vertically)... stack until tall enough to fill window space. paint the color of your choice- pure white does not appear to be 'correct' according to the period pics I have seen. they appear to be a very light tan or possibly "natural" wood. After paint, apply a tape strip over the vertical spacers and you are done! of course this will create a set of blinds that are in the "open" position.

you could also string the strips together using thread- using small bead spacers between each will allow the individual strips to move into the position you want them in, "open" or partially closed... finish and tape as above.



Tim_B we want a report on the Cat hull.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 12:56 PM
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I am inherently lazy so I will check out this place:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/TOY-BOAT-WIN.../140868059626?

He sells blinds for what we do !
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 12:59 PM
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Look nice but a little "flat" ?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 01:13 PM
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I just might try a set, but I agree they look a little flat what is that saying, 10 feet away going 10 MPH looks good.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Si, they do look two dimensional, but I dont know if I could EVER make real looking blinds ...

Is there a teqnique ?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 01:17 PM
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...10 feet away going 10 MPH looks good.
So true! Sometimes we look a little too closely at our boats!
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