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Aug 23, 2014, 03:44 PM
Lot of water; some gets thin
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A sport fish build using Brent Benner's 36" lobster boat hull.


Well maybe a progress log. My old XP laptop finally sank by the stern ; have not yet retrieved the data from it so can't post earlier progress pics. However they can be viewed throughout Brent's 36" lobster boat plug thread at https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=2065045. So, here is how far I have progressed.
Last edited by chum444; Aug 24, 2014 at 05:24 PM.
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Aug 23, 2014, 04:06 PM
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Awesome Bill! Its looking good, I really like the blue! I was real close to painting the one Im working on blue but went for dark blue trim with a boot top instead.

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Aug 23, 2014, 04:47 PM
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Aug 24, 2014, 07:50 PM
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Lookin' good .

Mark
Aug 25, 2014, 06:42 PM
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Aug 25, 2014, 08:00 PM
no such thing as to many boats
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Very nice work chum
Sep 01, 2014, 05:40 PM
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Great build !! Thanks for sharing.

Would you mind describing how you built the windows?

In particular the frames? Are they just painted? or a channel frame? or rubber?

Enjoy the varied shapes. How did you cut them out, to get the nice, radiused corners?

They look very authentic.

Thank You.

Tug Hercules
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Sep 01, 2014, 06:25 PM
Lot of water; some gets thin
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The cabin sides are 3/32"aircraft ply. That thickness turned out to be difficult to bend the cabin/trunk sides to match the curve of the gunnel. I started out using 1/32" ply but realized that that thickness would be impossibly weak structurally after cutting out the windows. So, the windows were cut out of the 3/32" with a Dremel. Edges were painted black and the openings surrounded with 22 Ga insulated wire ca'd to the face of the ply. The wire turned out to be rather easy to work with. Radiused the corners with a Dremel sanding drum. The cutting and sanding was a bit of a pain...you have to be VERY careful cutting with a diamond saw blade if you want to keep all of your fingers.
Sep 01, 2014, 06:41 PM
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Looking good Bill, I like the dash cut in

Brent
Sep 01, 2014, 07:02 PM
Lot of water; some gets thin
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Thanks Brent. The TJ's had that dash which I think is one of their defining looks. Here is what I am shooting for although I used the window treatment of the 28'. http://www.thehulltruth.com/boats-sa...-contract.html

Bill
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Sep 01, 2014, 07:12 PM
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NICE Bill!! Look forward to seeing it up close and personal in New Harbor next year. (hint, hint)

Bill
Sep 01, 2014, 09:15 PM
no such thing as to many boats
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She's looking good .
Sep 01, 2014, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by louie R/C NUT
She's looking good .
+1. Real nice, clean build.

Mark


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