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Jan 25, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Jan 25, 2013, 04:51 PM
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I like the zip tie clamps. You have done a nice job on the framework.
Jan 25, 2013, 04:52 PM
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Gotta good start Tim !
Jan 25, 2013, 05:05 PM
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Looking good Tim. The shot from the stern up through the ribs looks quite nice!!
Jan 25, 2013, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gravman
i like the zip tie clamps.
Jan 25, 2013, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Band1
Tim that's a nice Sport fisherman, sometimes i wonder why i scratch build
and i don't just go out and buy these kits !
I don't know about you guys, but when I built my first scratch boat, I was still working and supporting a family. I couldn't afford to spend the $ for a kit, but if I took that money and spread it out over 12 months, it was doable.

Now its a whole different situation; I can afford to buy the kits, but now I want to build models that aren't in kit form anymore.
Jan 25, 2013, 06:44 PM
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I'm still working to support a family ! ( and that good fur nuthin Brother in law ! )

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Jan 25, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by tim b.
i'd like to see pictures/inventory of your "storage area" ...
no you don't:d
Jan 25, 2013, 08:25 PM
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Tim, are you going to use blocks or plank the bow?
Jan 25, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Hi Charlie, after looking at some other big boat builds, looks like the thing to do is use blocks at the bow, that bull nose shape is what were after and No Way can I get that with planks to the cutwater ( see pic, Tinknocker's scratch built Cat, THAT is the shape I am after )

Likely go with solid sheets from stern as far as possible then diagonal planks up to the blocks.

First I think I better do some planning of rudder tube/stuffing tube positioning while that area is unplanked.

Never set up a twin motor model before so I will need to study what others have done ( and have had success )

WIDE open to suggestions !
Jan 26, 2013, 01:33 AM
Taking care of the pond.
Nice work.
Jan 26, 2013, 10:14 AM
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Tim, parallel to and about 2'' from keel (about midway between keel and chine)
Jan 26, 2013, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by MILLERTIME
Nice work.
I agree!
Jan 26, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Great looking model - looking forward to see how you build this -
Jan 27, 2013, 05:02 PM
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Looking good Tim.....can't wait to see her come together.
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