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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working vessels R&D: => Topic started by: Daryl on May 19, 2007, 07:10:26 pm

Title: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: Daryl on May 19, 2007, 07:10:26 pm
Has anyone built the Metcalf Mouldings 47ft watson lifeboat, any opionions on accuracy, fit of compononents etc.

Thanks
Daryl
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: chromedome on May 21, 2007, 07:56:04 pm
Daryl...I am building a Metcalf 41ft Watson....bit smaller than the one you are interested in,but i may be able to help you.

chromedome
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: Daryl on May 22, 2007, 08:53:12 am
Hi chromedome,
Thanks, I'll look forward to hearing how it goes together.

Many thanks
Daryl
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: chromedome on May 22, 2007, 11:17:24 am
Have you actually bought the kit Daryl?
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: Daryl on May 22, 2007, 11:37:40 am
Hi Chromedome,
Not yet, I'd thought I'd get a few opinions from anyone who has built one first to see what if any pitfalls there are with the hull and fittings. If he is at weymouth I might get a chance to ahve a look at one close up.

Daryl
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: Daryl on May 22, 2007, 02:43:31 pm
I have just found a good item on Knightswood MBC web site on the Watson 47ft, now all my questions have been answered.

Daryl
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: chromedome on May 22, 2007, 04:04:45 pm
this is mine
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: Daryl on May 22, 2007, 04:09:26 pm
looks a very good job, keep posting the pictures as I fidn them interesting. Have you polished the hull? the finish looks superb.

Daryl
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: chromedome on May 22, 2007, 04:19:42 pm
just finished forward cockpit today
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: chromedome on May 22, 2007, 04:29:58 pm
very difficult
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: chromedome on May 22, 2007, 04:31:37 pm
lining up the shafts I mean !

 chromedome
Title: Re: 47ft Watson lifeboat
Post by: Daryl on May 22, 2007, 08:28:02 pm
Lovley build a boat to be proud of, well done.

Daryl