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Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:49 PM
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Loyalhanna Dockyard-Don's Fiberglass Work.

Hi folks, got today a fiberglass hull made by Don, owner of Loyalhanna Dockyard.
i have heard that Don learned the "art" of making top notch FB work from Karl, Microglass, well, i think that Don learned so well that his work is as good as Karl's!
(maybe better...hehe). i'll try to attach a couple of pics of this EXCEPTIONALLY WELL MADE HULL--as stated above, as good as Kingston Mouldings, Model Slipway and Microglass. Hull's outside needs no sanding, flawlessly smooth, thickness is about 2 mm even all across and waterline is neatly marked all around the hull. Prop shafts exits are marked as well.

Top notch work Don!
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Looks awesome Oscar, but what ship will it be?
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 05:20 PM
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thanks Tom....probably a "research ship" so i can improvise whichever contraption i can think of so when people ask, "hey what is that in the deck??...ahhh that's a very sophisticated sonar!!" i'm going try to build something myself w this hull--it's about time!!
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Go for it Oscar! And post a build thread!
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 02:22 PM
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oh no!!!...i'm the aprentice of the aprentice of the would be apprentice of a true modeler!
i'll take pictures and will show it after is done but only if i like the final boat. Jeff would make beautiful model of this hull for sure.
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 06:47 PM
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Aw come on! We all had to start a first time!
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Old Oct 14, 2012, 08:38 PM
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let me think about it!!
i'm getting a second hull of the same-YMS 329....for Yard Minesweeper, i may give that to Jeff, but it will be almost an scratch build--so talk about 5K commission at least, i can't pay him less than that--it's a lot of work to build it as the original!!, but more "meaningful" to me than the monies is that i can put something together on my own.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:35 AM
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So hows it going Oscar any problems? lets see some pics of the build!
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