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Title: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2012, 04:01:59 PM
This build is on the other site but I will post it on here as well over a period of time, the build is about three quarters done at the moment. I Will keep posting until I get up to my current position, just in case anyone thinks I am a fast builder 

The plans are out of MB Dec 2010 by James Pottinger, I have altered the stern to make it flat and the curve of the foredeck was altered later in the build, I am also building it to 1-24th scale.

As this is my first scratch build from drawings, so I studied Bluebirds builds before I started



Alan





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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2012, 04:08:24 PM

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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2012, 04:13:16 PM

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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2012, 04:20:04 PM
Planks cut from LIME (Ikea window blinds)


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2012, 04:32:15 PM
Planking started


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2012, 04:46:32 PM
I thought this was a good time to put the motor and mounts in while I could still see through the hull


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2012, 04:53:27 PM
Planking almost complete


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2012, 04:59:52 PM
The hull has been removed from the building board and a stand made to hold the hull.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2012, 05:08:17 PM
two pieces of sheet balsa cut to the shape of the hull that will be used later to lay the deck planking on

Bulkward supports made out of Oak and fitted





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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Patrick Henry on January 08, 2012, 05:30:31 PM
Beautiful work as usual, Alan..


Rich
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2012, 06:13:30 PM
Thanks Rich


One side bulkward and hull up to the forward raised deck completed


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 09, 2012, 03:26:04 PM
At this stage after both sides are finished, that I decided that the hump, sorry, the curvature of the forward raised deck was to much, so using a hacksaw blade, two elastic bands, straight edge, and a sanding drum it was altered to my liking.




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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 09, 2012, 03:38:36 PM
The next job was to make a capping for both sides out of teak, the two pieces of balsa that I cut to the shape of the hull where used as a template. the last photo shows one side completed


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: dreadnought72 on January 09, 2012, 04:17:06 PM
Lovely crisp woodwork, Alan.  :-))

Andy
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 10, 2012, 07:18:06 PM
Thanks Andy  :-))

The next stage is the bow protector, this was made out of strip brass, the pieces were cut to shape and tinned, clamped to the bow and a large soldering iron used to melt the solder, this way ensured a good fit, no I didn't set fire to the hull.
Must have missed this bit somewhere, the hull has been sanded and stained and is given several coats of sealer later on, the inside of the hull was coated with Z-Poxy



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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 10, 2012, 07:26:42 PM
Rudder support made from brass strip and a brass nut filed to suit, then all soldered together, cleaned up and fitted with two brass 2.5mm nuts and bolts.



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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 11, 2012, 06:35:03 PM
After making a mock-up of the wheelhouse out of card, the coamings where fitted for the wheelhouse and the skylight. A servo fitted for the rudder. The electrics fitted to a board that goes under the fore deck so that I can get at the two switches for the speed controllers, one for the motor and one for the working winch.

Pieces of aluminium have been fitted under the deck so that there is something to fasten the mast, gantries and winch too




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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 11, 2012, 06:43:03 PM
A coaming made for the skylight, balsa glued to the frames on the raised deck to take the planking.

Planking started on the fore deck using Lime cut from the Ikea blinds.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: boatmadman on January 11, 2012, 07:09:37 PM
Looking real nice Alan.

From the nice job you did on the soldered bow protector, we will be expecting a full hull from brass for your next project.  :-))
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 12, 2012, 09:57:25 PM
Planking on forward deck finished and the skylight made.
The Lime planking was sanded, stained and a couple of coats of sanding sealer
Caulking in-between the planks is black fablon stuck to the edges of each plank, a bit of a pain I must admit


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 15, 2012, 04:56:18 PM
A start made on planking the rear deck and a coaming made for the fish hatch.



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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 19, 2012, 07:42:03 PM
Main deck planking finished, sanded and a couple of coats of sealer. I have had to make a small hatch above the rudder, just in case.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 19, 2012, 07:52:32 PM
So now for the bridge, a cardboard mock-up was made using a 1-24th figure and some photos of fishing vessels earlier on in the build in order to get the coamings in the right place.

The mock-up was used again with slight mods to make the wheelhouse/bridge (never sure which one it is).
Teak is used to make it and the photo shows it nearly complete with a couple of formers in place for the roof. The skylight has been made out of hardwood, not sure what type though, the skylight is a tight fit and I should be able to remove it to get my didget in and get at the switches.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Norseman on January 19, 2012, 08:57:17 PM
Looks great Alan, nice woodwork all round and I'm enjoying the build.

How do you cut the Ikea slats to the width you want?
and is one size of blind better than another for the solid length between the holes?
I have bought some small replacement slats just to try it out.

Dave
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: carlmt on January 19, 2012, 11:01:43 PM
Looks great Alan, nice woodwork all round and I'm enjoying the build.

How do you cut the Ikea slats to the width you want?
and is one size of blind better than another for the solid length between the holes?
I have bought some small replacement slats just to try it out.

Dave

Just the question I was going to ask Dave  :-)) :-)) :-))

Love this build - such 'fair' hull lines................I think this is how I should do the ferry hull plugs  O0 O0 O0
Carl
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 20, 2012, 08:06:11 PM
Hi Dave and Carl, I started off using a balsa stripper but unless you take it very carefully the blade tends to follow the grain, so I ended up cutting them on the bandsaw and then cleaning the sides up with a sanding block. If you want the Lime wood to take a stain you have to sand off the coating that they have lacquered them with, I find this easier to do before I cut it into planks.

Dave, can't quite remember but I think the blind with only two slots in is about 4ft. Have a trip to Ikea, they do great meatballs in the cafe  :-))


Alan
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: carlmt on January 20, 2012, 11:32:56 PM
Thank you for the explanation Alan - I have never done plank on frame before so I think I may need to have a bit of practice before I let myself loose on the plug........
Any books you recommend???
Carl
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Norseman on January 21, 2012, 04:55:27 PM
Ikea, they do great meatballs in the cafe  :-))

Meal for two, wine and cider was £12 last visit - might never take her out to a restraunt again   :-)) - money saved to be spent on boats  O0

Dave
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Netleyned on January 21, 2012, 05:04:50 PM
£12 ? Our local chippie is charging that without the booze!
Pity its the other end of the M62  <:( <:( <:(

Ned
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Norseman on January 21, 2012, 07:04:26 PM
Pity its the other end of the M62  <:( <:( <:(

Nah - Warrington is alongside the M62 - The other end of the M62 is the centre of the universe - Liverpool  :}

Dave
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 21, 2012, 09:41:44 PM
So the next job is the wheelhouse roof.

Cross members made with a slight curve and notched to fit the bridge sides,these were laid in place on the bridge and then the planking was glued to them, this way ensured a good fit. Planks were then sanded down and given a couple of coats of sealer.

The radar motor was fitted




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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 21, 2012, 10:02:55 PM
The ceiling for the bridge roof, this is made from plasticard and will be fitted using 6 brass pins so that it can be removed. The lights are made from pill capsules with small 12v bulbs fitted behind, not very pretty wiring but whose going to see it but you lot. 




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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 22, 2012, 09:46:00 PM
Well rather than tackle the 1mm x 1mm beading around the windows of the bridge,I thought I would have a go at making something to hold the mast to the deck and the swivel thingy that allows the boom to, well, swivel, so it must be called a boom swivel thingy
They have all been made out of brass tube and strip, and soft soldered, just need cleaning up and painting.



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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 24, 2012, 07:47:09 PM
The beading's for the windows are now done, they are made out of 1mm x 1mm Lime and mitred into the corners.
The first few I stuck to my fingers with the super glue, :embarrassed: then I used a pair of tweezers and a tooth pick to apply the glue, much better, no more stuck fingers. O0 
The whole lot was sanded and a couple of coats of sealer




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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 24, 2012, 07:54:43 PM
Here is some of the bits I have made for the wheel house, they are all made out of bits of plasticard glued together, shaped and painted, apart from the clock that is the first thing I have made on my new toy, the knobs are brass dress making pins, couldn't manage them on the lathe
There is also a pic of the door made for the wheel house, just needs handles making now.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 24, 2012, 08:03:07 PM
The inside of the wheelhouse is now finished (I think) the inside is made out of plasticard with the gloss side on the inside of the wheelhouse, to save painting it, the rest is made of Teak. The windows are glued in place with canopy glue applied with a tooth pick. The floor is planked and varnished.




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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Tug-Kenny on January 24, 2012, 08:07:17 PM

What a brilliant idea.   :-))    Thanks for the tip


Ken

Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 25, 2012, 07:23:11 PM
Radar and searchlight fitted to the wheelhouse. The radar is made from bits of plasticard and fitted with one of FLJ's motors. The searchlight is made of brass and is my first project on the lathe (second attempt) fitted with a 12v grain of rice lamp. Will have to do something about the cables coming out of the searchlight.



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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 25, 2012, 07:29:32 PM
So here is pics of the fish hold that I have made for here, I have made the hold out of plasticard shiny side in, to save painting, the surround out of Teak and the covers out of Oak, all the wood has been sanded and treated with Teak oil. The handles are out of aluminum welding rod


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Netleyned on January 25, 2012, 07:42:55 PM
As Kenny says
Thanks for the all the tips
Deck head lights brill!

Swivel Thingy ---- Gooseneck

Ned
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Norseman on January 25, 2012, 07:44:27 PM
my first project on the lathe

Congrats on your first lathe job Alan - I wish I could do that - going to try it with a drill.

She's looking so good I expect a seagull to land on her at any moment  O0

Dave
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 25, 2012, 07:53:52 PM
Thanks lads............seagull, now where did I put it?   %%
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 29, 2012, 07:04:28 PM
 I have eventually got round to making a start on the working winch.

I have cupboard that is full of old printers/scanners,cassette players and such, from these I found a small motor that would run on 12v with plenty of torque, a worm type cog that would fit on the shaft, a double cog that would take the drive from the worm to a large cog that was drilled out to fit on the main drum,

A base of Aluminium was made to mount it all on, with the motor underneath.

The main piece is plumbers pipe and all the discs are cut out of plasticard. A brass tube runs right through the plumbers pipe, brass tube was used to make two small bushes that are fitted in the end supports.

One of the photo's shows it put together without been glued to see how it looked, there are still some bits to make for it but the main part seems to be OK.

The winch will work with one channel through an ESC




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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on January 31, 2012, 07:54:30 PM
This the frame that holds the pulleys and rollers for the winch.

There is still a bit to do on it including making two pulleys that will swivel.

   


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 02, 2012, 12:09:14 PM
The roller has been made and fitted to the top of the transom. The two end supports are made from the brass pins of a 13amp plug top, the rod is a 4mm brazing rod with a 3mm thread put on each end, the rollers I have made from mild steel in the hope that they will get a little rusty. The whole lot is bolted to the stern with 2.5mm nuts and bolts.




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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: DickyD on February 02, 2012, 12:52:56 PM
Looking better all the time Alan (http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/Smileys/tumb.gif)
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 02, 2012, 04:20:30 PM
Thanks Richard, hope you are keeping well.



Alan
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 03, 2012, 11:50:28 AM
I have made the A frames that hold the pulleys for the trawler boards, they are made out of square section brass, soldered together, just a couple of stiffening fillets to go on to make it look like a proper job, then it can be painted and bolted in position.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: boatmadman on February 03, 2012, 11:56:34 PM
Looking good Alan, on the water for Easter?

Ian
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 06, 2012, 07:20:19 PM
Hope so Ian

 A little bit more done, this time to the wheelhouse roof, two working lights still to go on at the rear and an aerial or two, if I can find the room


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 06, 2012, 07:29:43 PM
Time to connect all those lights up, so out with the soldering iron, it looks a mess, well it is a mess really, but I think it will work. Lighting will be controlled with a 4way latching switcher.

1. Running lights and wheelhouse lights.

2. Green over White trawl lights.

3. Work lights and search light

4. Radar

All the lights come to 0.94 amps

The lights look better than in the photo, something to do with the flash me thinks



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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 06, 2012, 07:40:22 PM
Right, I've made a start on the railings for the raised foredeck, they are made out of brazing rod for the upright with brass tube soldered to the top, to allow some aluminium welding rod to run through, where the upright goes into the deck there will be a brass washer, well thats the plan.

First pic shows one ready to be soldered, the second shows three that have been completed.



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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 07, 2012, 06:35:45 PM
Most of the rails finished and sat in position, there is still a railing to go on the Stbd side and then they will be given a coat of etching primer and painted white


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: randy on February 09, 2012, 10:26:48 PM
Hi Alan.
Great build ,look forward to see each days progress.
Got some ply  and think I,ll have a go myself.
Thanks for sharing this

regards Randy
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 12, 2012, 04:34:45 PM
Thanks randy  :-))


One can get a bit fed up of making railings, can't one, nearly as bad as cutting out windows. So I have had a go at making the slave pot hauler.

It's made out of brass tube the main upright swivels on the base. I will paint it so that it looks like galvanised steel tube, it's stuck in position with a bit of blue-tack for now.




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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 12, 2012, 04:39:56 PM
Every thing has been taken off the decks, the decks have been given a light sanding and another coat of sealer applied, then gone over again with 1200 wet and dry and finally polished, this has produced a nice matt smooth finish.

I have also fitted the stiffener on the inside of the gunwale, the fenders can be hung from these.



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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: boatmadman on February 12, 2012, 10:29:44 PM
Very nice Alan, keep it up - whens the maiden voyage?
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 15, 2012, 07:35:39 PM
Hoping for Easter Ian

Here are all the railings having been etch primed.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 15, 2012, 07:40:47 PM
All the railings have been painted now and fitted, thank goodness for that, just need to get some rust on them now as they look to clean.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 15, 2012, 07:46:58 PM
Thought I would have a go at the pot hauler block today as it was too wet to dig at the allotments, the first one ended up in the bin, then spent an hour or two taking two printers and a scanner to bits.

Then I had another go at the block, the first pic shows the bits and the others show it painted and in position.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 15, 2012, 07:53:30 PM
Today I have made the trawling cones, the top one can be raised and lowered through a pulley and then tied off at the bottom of the mast.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 15, 2012, 07:59:50 PM
I have made and fitted two working mushroom vents and a whip aerial .

There are quite a lot of lights in the wheelhouse so the vents will help to get rid of some of the heat




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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Norseman on February 15, 2012, 08:54:13 PM
Hi Alan

The trawling cones are a nice detail addition,
and thanks to Mayhem's night school I actually
knew what they were for this time  O0 {-)

Dave
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 16, 2012, 08:04:51 PM
So putting off the rigging blocks yet again I have had a go at the pot hauling gear. I think I will paint the back plate to look like galvo steel and leave the rest as it is.
So tomorrow all being well it will be painted and fitted to the wheelhouse.



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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 16, 2012, 08:08:01 PM
Pot hauler gear put together, painted and bolted in place, might have to mucky up that Orange rope a bit.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 17, 2012, 07:24:04 PM
After being banned out of the workshop over Christmas and then banned again cos I had man flue I have managed to get back to the build.

So I have started to make the rigging blocks for the mast and boom, bellow are a few pics of them, the hook is carved out of a piece of lead, the rest is all brass.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: boatmadman on February 17, 2012, 08:05:37 PM
Fantastic, but I have a problem with it, Alan.

I think you are being economical with the truth, this IS a full size boat? Right?

Cos ir bruddy looks like one with all that detail.

Ian
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 17, 2012, 10:16:34 PM
 {:-{ {:-{ :(( You have a keen eye Ian  {-)




Alan
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 19, 2012, 08:13:54 PM
The pulley blocks for the mast and boom are finished and fitted, plus a double one at the bottom of the boom. I had a bit of trouble with the rope (string) it had a mind of it's own, so it was soaked in hot water, fitted and bits of lead put on the hooks.

I have also made a small electric winch to work the hooks on the boom


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 20, 2012, 08:39:50 PM
A few more bits done, the lifebelt was one of those with plastic rope around it and didn't look right, so the plastic rope was cut off and flats filed at these points, small pieces of plastic tube cut and flats filed on these, then said plastic tube superglued to the lifebelt, filler used to marry the bits of tube to the lifebelt and then painted. When dry the rope was threaded through the bits of tube, in my opinion it looks better. Brackets where then made to hold the lifebelts.

Mounting brackets made for the axes, also rungs made for the port side to gain access to the raised forward deck.


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on February 26, 2012, 04:52:20 PM
I have made a start on the otter boards, a piece of brass was given a coat of matt black to make marking out easier, after marking out holes were drilled to get the abrafile in, for those that donít know what a abrafile is, it is shown on the third photo with the clips that you fit it to the hacksaw with.

The otter boards were cut out in pairs and then filed to the marks in pairs.

As the boards will be fitted with Oak, the trick will be getting them to just and saw to sink, otherwise the trawl net will be floating on the top of the pond.



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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: boatmadman on February 26, 2012, 06:05:54 PM
Looking really good Alan. But I think you have a lot to do to make it look like the boat in the picture under your log in name! :}

Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on March 09, 2012, 08:16:45 PM
Here are my efforts at the 4 blocks that will take the trawl wires, two on the frame above the winch and two on the A frame above the trawl boards.

This was my first go at silver soldering (think the paraffin blow lamp is a bit big though) but it worked out OK


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Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Norseman on March 09, 2012, 08:23:55 PM
Oh, very well done - lovely work Alan
Dave
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Randy on March 28, 2012, 07:25:25 PM
Hi Alan.
Is the trawler finished yet
Would love to see a few photos of the finished project.
Has even got me outi in the garage finishing the trawler Shirley Ann that I started about 10 years ago.
Plus a few others

Regards randy
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Norseman on April 24, 2012, 09:10:35 PM
Would love to see a few photos of the finished project.
Me too  :-))

Dave
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on April 28, 2012, 10:37:12 PM
Been playing with fast electrics and away on holiday, but will get back to it this coming week. Trawl drum, crab pots and a working trawl net yet to do  O0

Alan
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on April 16, 2013, 10:27:28 PM
Back to some proper modeling after playing with fast electric boats. Here are a few pics of the finished model
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on April 16, 2013, 10:28:55 PM
 :-))
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on April 16, 2013, 10:30:04 PM
 :-)
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on April 16, 2013, 10:31:18 PM
 :-)
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Randy on April 22, 2013, 10:31:01 PM
WOW
Alan you must be so happy with that,it looks fantastic.
Well I'm going to have to get out in the garage and finish one of the ones I have started,
I have a choice of a Cygnus revenge,an SF33,Shirley Ann or a calypso.
Keep up the good work
Randy
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: irishcarguy on April 23, 2013, 05:00:56 AM
This is the real thing. Its the way I have always thought models should look, hard to tell if it is the original or not it is so life like. Well done & thanks for sharing, many happy sailing hours. Mick B.
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: AlanP on April 23, 2013, 08:03:41 PM
Thanks for the nice comments lads, must admit I am rather pleased with it  O0
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: Norseman on April 27, 2013, 08:32:18 PM
I can see why, nice pics.
Anything else planned?

Dave
Title: Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
Post by: trawlerman on May 03, 2013, 11:15:54 AM
Hi Alan...Have watched with interest, Superb model...Rod  :-))