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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: verithingeoff on March 07, 2017, 12:56:56 am

Title: North light Puffer
Post by: verithingeoff on March 07, 2017, 12:56:56 am
I've started to build my Puffer, got the bulkheads in, done the stern tube and rudder and drilled a couple of holes up forward. I have a problem at the rear bulkhead the instructions say fit part No 5  to forward face of bulkhead  to position shown on plan. I take it that No5 is the slightly radiused bit of balsa?


I just can't see exactly where to position it, nor why it is radiused. Is the deck slightly higher in the centre?(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag473/geoff122/Model%20Steam/Aust%20emos/ozzhatcorks_zpsyyfdobuw.gif) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/geoff122/media/Model%20Steam/Aust%20emos/ozzhatcorks_zpsyyfdobuw.gif.html)


(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag473/geoff122/Model%20Steam/Puffer/IMG_8611%20copy_zpsive205lk.jpg) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/geoff122/media/Model%20Steam/Puffer/IMG_8611%20copy_zpsive205lk.jpg.html)
Title: Re: North light Puffer
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 07, 2017, 04:04:17 am
 
Anything here that may help?

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,242.msg106186.html#msg106186

Title: Re: North light Puffer
Post by: verithingeoff on March 07, 2017, 08:57:41 am
Martin, thanks for moving the post and for the link.
Doesn't really help as my Puffer is a Calder Craft puffer, slightly different to your build thread(http://i1375.photobucket.com/albums/ag473/geoff122/Model%20Steam/Aust%20emos/ozzhatcorks_zpsyyfdobuw.gif) (http://s1375.photobucket.com/user/geoff122/media/Model%20Steam/Aust%20emos/ozzhatcorks_zpsyyfdobuw.gif.html)


Anyone else got an idea?
Title: Re: North light Puffer
Post by: dougal99 on March 07, 2017, 12:26:37 pm
Decks on most ships are cambered ie a slight rise in the middle to facilitate drainage. I don't know your model but an educated guess for part 5 is that it is required to support the deck aft of the bulkhead.