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Jun 09, 2016, 09:16 PM
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sterling emma c berry


keel layed 6/9 2016
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Jun 10, 2016, 01:12 AM
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ribs


layed out some of the ribs .i have to find center then square them up so to speak i will show how i do this when i glue them up.the mast dowels will have to be replaced and a small peice of ply i will have to remake.
Jun 11, 2016, 12:01 AM
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how i get them square is i make a strait line then square a t line .find center of the top brace line it up on the line then line up the bottom to center .see pics
Jun 11, 2016, 01:53 PM
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most of the ribs are built i will start installing later today
Jun 11, 2016, 06:33 PM
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started the ribs .later tonight the sheers.i used scrap to hold them strait while the dry.
Jun 11, 2016, 11:14 PM
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man am i tired .here is 9/1/2 hours today.als had to remake part of the inner deck.
Jun 11, 2016, 11:20 PM
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Looking great! Hard day's work on the high seas makes for a good nights rest.
Jun 12, 2016, 11:28 AM
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at your speed, you should be finished in a week or two
Jun 12, 2016, 06:53 PM
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hull sheeting


before you can sheet the hull you have to glue 6 peices of balasa together let them dry then trace and cut the sheeting peices
Jun 12, 2016, 08:39 PM
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I hated that. I cut them into 3/8" strips and planked it like a real boat.
Jun 13, 2016, 01:35 AM
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Hi deepwater,

Nice kit. I come from the aeromodeling world and I am considering building a rc sailing ship model next year. So I spend time looking at build threads.
I have a question: is all the wood you have already glued (keel, ribs etc.) balsa wood? Thanks.

-Paul
Jun 13, 2016, 10:59 AM
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execpt for a few peices the kit is mostly balasa.
Jun 14, 2016, 12:18 AM
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this is where it starts to take time.i trace the parts on paper nhen transfer to light cardboard to trace then cut fit and gluei never cared mutch for the way sterling sheets the hull .o well.got the first peice on .sand /fit sand fit and glue .
Jun 14, 2016, 08:50 PM
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got two more peices on.what a pain the wood is so old every time you try to bend it it breaks.so you have to glue it on in smaller peices.it looks ugly now but when it is sanded it will look a lot better.just takes a lot more time.
Jun 14, 2016, 10:08 PM
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ribs


because the ribs are so weak and this boat will be sailed i am adding rib doublers .it also gives an edge to glue to more than half the thickness of just the rib edge.


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