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Old Feb 15, 2013, 01:11 PM
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nice predrilled wire runs!!!
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 09:22 PM
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Hi Guys, thanks for the feedback. I'm on the lookout for a cardboard tube to make the stack out of. Once glassed, the cardboard should make a light smoke stack and will help keep the CG of the boat low. But for now, I'll be sanding and filling. Bob SF
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:57 AM
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Bob, you could always just make up a tube with card stock, glass it and rip out the support structure once the glass kicks off.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Hi Jerome, that's a great idea. I'll do up a sample and see how it goes. Thanks for the tip.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 05:00 PM
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Weymouth in Epoxy

Hi Everyone,
Two rounds of filling and sanding were all that it took to get the hundreds of pin holes filled. It was time to put some epoxy on the hull and she took a little less than a pint inside and probably a half pint outside to fill up the balsa. Once this first coat cures, she'll be sanded a little and then given a coat of fiberglass and epoxy. I'm hoping that one layer will suffice. Bob SF
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 05:15 PM
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Gonna be BIG !!!
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Hi Tim,
I agree with you. I think she will carry a lot of lead and electronics to get her down to her waterline. Bob SF
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 05:10 PM
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Boat C in Fiberglass, Boat B gets Planked

Hi Everyone,
Boat C has been glassed, sanded, and had another coat of resin applied. She will get another sanding and another coat of resin to smooth out her hull. I think one layer of fiberglass will be enough as she is pretty tough now. Her interior has one layer of resin, but will probably get two more to make sure that the balsa is sealed from any water that might get into her hull. My friend came over today and we started planking his boat (Boat B). Our next job on his boat is to build and install the motor mount. Once that is in place, we can finish getting all of the planking done. I'll be glad when all the resin work is done....Bob SF
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:36 PM
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Very cool to have two of these in the works at the same time !

You guys may be having Too much fun ....
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 06:45 PM
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Body Tubes - Couplers - Launch Lugs might be just the ticketů
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Hi WoodyBob,
The rocket tube that I was originally looking for was "Out of Stock" at the above link.

Found another model rocket supply store that had the part and ordered it T-80H Tube (2.6" x 30"). This should be enough material for two tugs.
http://www.asp-rocketry.com

Using the rocket body tube is a great idea....thank you!!!!!!! Bob SF
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 09:06 AM
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I may have to use the rocket tube idea on my TID as well!

Another option, although more complicated - would be something like George did http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/for...5019#msg145019 on his TID.

Much, much easier to go with the cardboard tube I guess, judging from the build and past builds - the above is well within your skills!

Excellent work.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 10:48 AM
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Hi Rmay, those cardboard tubes are looking better all the time! Off to sand the interior and apply another coat of resin. Bob SF
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Weymouth Resin and Glass Done

Hi Everyone,
I can't tell you how happy I am now that the resin and glass work is done on Boat C. She had an additional two coats of resin applied after the glass coat. Each coat was sanded to a point where I didn't dare sand anymore for fear of sanding through the glass....which I actually did on one side near the keel (easy fix). Inside the hull, she also received two coats of resin, with special attention being taken to seal up the bow at the gap between the stem and the planking. She also needed to have a real boat stand built, as she fell off the temporary boat stand, but luckily landed on the work bench with no damage. Boat B had her motor bearers installed and an aluminum motor mount was made to hold her big Pittman motor. Once her thrust bearing base is installed, she will be back to the building board to have the rest of her planking completed. Both boats are looking really good. Bob SF
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Coming out nice those hull look good
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