G'day to all, haven't been on line for a wee while, but that doesn't mean I'm out the game, I just lost this one!! I'm still building away, got over the problems with the ''rubbish' planks' that were the 2nd layer. Most were replaced with 2 dollar bags of lollypop sticks!! It's finished now and it has turned out pretty good.
I don't know how you fellow builders out there went with the 'portholes', but I had used the 'ply' parts with the 'pre drilled' holes, and when the 'paper template' came in 54, well, I had a lot of filling to do, like them ALL!!, every hole was wrong and filled in, re marked, re drilled! (I also fitted 'plastic' inserts into every porthole, if anybody is interested, I'll tell you how!)
We are all aware of the 'aft resin anchor pocket' enough has been said about it, so dare I say, even the replacement isn't right!! It all comes to light with the top row of portholes, like I mentioned, I fitted the ply parts, but when the template is placed on the stern, the 'ply holes' are like 3mm lower. So, when you look at the anchor, look at a good photo of the stern and see it's placement in reference to the deck and to the 'new' row of portholes you just might see a bit of a difference,you'd need to be blind not to see it...I was, and I admit it, nobody is perfect!!!
Anyway, I could go on for ages, write heaps, all I'm going to say is, I 'moved' the anchor pocket into it's new position,(without moving it????) and visually, it looks correct!, if anybody is interested or has done it, let me know!
I'm up to part 59, just going through all the various parts and finishing them off. No real problems so far, a few niggly things perhaps that have crept in, mainly AMATI'S fault....Nice to be back....Dave (I'll try to be shorter next post!!)