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Jan 23, 2009, 07:12 PM
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Pat Tritle's Chloe times 150%


I moved to The Villages in Florida a little over 3 years ago. From NY. I had been very active in electric r/c airplanes, rubber free flight and dabbled a little in r/c boats.

There is a fine electric r/c plane club here as well a very active model boat club. Since I have been here I have built 7 - 8 airplanes and 2 scale boats. Recently I found Pat Tritle’s Chloe on his web site. I sent for the plans and here we go. Pat’s model is 26.5 inches long but I wanted a model a little longer so I increased it to 150% or about 40 inches long.
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Jan 23, 2009, 07:43 PM
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The hull frames and keel are cut from 3/16” balsa and sealed with Minwax Polycrylic.
Jan 23, 2009, 08:21 PM
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Nice start, will there be a steam engine included at this larger scale.


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Jan 23, 2009, 08:37 PM
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Thanks Umi

It will be powered by electric.

Ed
Jan 24, 2009, 07:26 AM
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Here is a couple pictures of the frames attached to the keel.
Jan 24, 2009, 01:09 PM
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Here the chine and shears are glued in place. It’s beginning to look like a hull.
Jan 25, 2009, 08:14 AM
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The first two planks are attached. Using 1/8 x ˝ balsa. So far it is going very well. This is the fun part watching the hull grow in to a boat.
Jan 25, 2009, 01:43 PM
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Got a few more planks on. So far things are going well.
Jan 25, 2009, 02:35 PM
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That's zipping right along.
Jan 25, 2009, 03:10 PM
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Ed, Looking good, and at 40" is a nice size as well. Will be keeping a close eye on your progress.

PAT
Jan 27, 2009, 09:00 AM
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Got the bottom planked and started the sides. So far everything going as planed. My planks are only 36" long so will have to use two pieces.
Jan 27, 2009, 04:26 PM
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A little more progress.
Jan 28, 2009, 06:48 PM
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The planking is done. Now sanding and filling in the low spots with some spackle. The next step will be to fiber glass the hull.
Jan 29, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Ready to apply fiber glass using West System resin (photo #1, completed #2 except the transom.
Jan 29, 2009, 07:36 PM
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Ed, You'remaking good time getting the hull together. Looks good.

PAT


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