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Old Aug 31, 2008, 12:01 PM
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Dufresne build log

I bought my first kit from Harbor models, The Dufresne is a 63 foot pleasure craft from New Zealand. I am new to kits, so I asked for help from a club member, WOODYBOB. (Thanks W.B.)

It is coming along nicely and have a few pics of the progress.
Any positive comments are helpful..

http://www.harbormodels.com/site08/i...resne_info.htm
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 12:06 PM
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More pics.
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 01:04 PM
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Looks like a neat boat!

Did you offset the rudders so you could remove the propshafts without having to remove the rudders?
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 01:17 PM
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Looks like a neat boat!

Did you offset the rudders so you could remove the propshafts without having to remove the rudders?
Yes, Good eye. That is a factory change they made at Deans. We had to E-mail them and ask why.
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 01:22 PM
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I read the kit description on Harbor's site... the 1:1 designer Giles has a lot of great boats in his portfolio-

Hee hee, I might be inclined to change the name of the boat though!
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 01:44 PM
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Things didn't work out too well for him in the end. cannibalized.
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 01:50 PM
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Lookin' good!
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Nice looking boat and the kit parts look well made. Is everything fitting together ok? Pete
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 02:16 PM
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Nice looking boat and the kit parts look well made. Is everything fitting together ok? Pete
Thanks Guys,
Some of the parts we're using are after market, Robbe propshafts
brass props and such so they are great. The originals fit well just not the best quality. One shaft that came with the kit didn't spin freely so they were replaced.
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 09:15 PM
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Looks like a nice build. The boat is distinctive. Changing out the inferior parts is a good call. The extra expense will save headaches and disappointment later on. Keep the pictures coming.
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 10:48 PM
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Looking good!! Looks like a winner. CAnt wait to see her on the water.
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 10:55 PM
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Thanks, more pics to come.
It might take a month or two before she's ready for the maiden voyage.
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 11:10 PM
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I'm glad to see you've jumped into building, Avidjeeper!
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 11:39 PM
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I'm glad to see you've jumped into building, Avidjeeper!
Thanks but I haven't done much so far. I am prepping some white metal parts now, doing the details of the external pilothouse soon and the electronics when the time comes. WoodyBob. is showing me how it's done with the rest. I just thought I would share.
I do plan on making a springer by myself real soon.
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Old Aug 31, 2008, 11:49 PM
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I'm sure the process and the result will be very satisfying for you! Great to have a local mentor like Woodybob!
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