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Old Jul 31, 2012, 11:16 PM
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That grating came out well !

The colors are all looking good togther also.
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 09:05 AM
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You may want to give more thought to water ingress - the biggest models put their rails under.

Close the underside of the grating, even sealing that hatch if it isn't needed, if it is needed, but only now-and-then; gasket it and screw it down.

Glazing the windows in the cabin or put an inner sleeve set-up on it a-la the attached. This makes a tall inner coaming that's more secure and water resistant than just the lid coming off.

Ditto the focs'l hatch - if that's a hatch that needs to be opened regularly - otherwise put a gasket on it and screw it down.
Old Aug 01, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Jerry, Many thanks for the pictures. Really helpful! I wondered if I was making the coamings high enuf. The grating has a black piece of ply glued to the underside of the deck to close it off. (supposed to look like water) Am going to take your advice on the other items. Any other suggestions would be welcomed. jda
Old Aug 06, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Been doing a little painting and reworked the grating on the fish well. May need to do it over a third time. Am definately avoiding putting in the mechanics. jda
Old Aug 06, 2012, 10:04 AM
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Really starting to take shape now.
Those instructions look very detailed !
Old Aug 06, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Tim, Those are not the kit instructions. That's a page out of a book on the restoration of the original boat. jda
Old Aug 06, 2012, 07:37 PM
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Tim, Those are not the kit instructions. That's a page out of a book on the restoration of the original boat. jda
OH !

Those would have been truly Outstanding for a model then !
Old Aug 08, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Jerry Todd provided me with some good advice that I put into practice today. Am still working up the courage to install the RC sail winch. jda
Old Aug 16, 2012, 04:54 PM
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Its all looking Very good.

That deck is what really sets it off...
Old Aug 17, 2012, 02:17 AM
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Deck looks great.
Old Aug 31, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Health problems continue..... but am able to spend some time in the shop.
The new sail servos have arrived from China but I am still going to finish up the deck details before attempting the sail controls. This still may be a static model for someones mantle.
The kit provided some balsa parts and a cast metal drum for the anchor winch. I have substituted baswood, cherry and a birch dowel. The metal parts are mostly brass wire, heated cherry red and flattened with a hammer. The holes were drilled with a hand twist drill. All this machinery in my shop and I still like my hand tools! The winch is not finished but parts need painting before final assembly.
Old Aug 31, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Thanks for the update !

That winch looks great.
Old Aug 31, 2012, 10:44 PM
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The winch is slowly taking shape...... did a little more this evening. Tomorrow the games begin.
Old Sep 01, 2012, 06:05 PM
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In between games, I got a little more paint applied. Haven't glued anything down to the deck as yet. The brass chain will be blackened and the copper covering will be aged a little so it's not so bright. Lots of work in this piece unlike the boxes for the cabins.
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