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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: B.B on May 16, 2018, 04:40:09 am

Title: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 16, 2018, 04:40:09 am
Hi there , after a State & House move last year back into the model boat building again, this one (actually started 4 but cut back to 2) is of a trawler that was based at our home port of Brunswick Heads N.S.W for many years, called the "Fay-Jay" 45.6 ft x 11.25 ft x 4 ft  timber built chine designed by a well Known local boat designer and builder Bert Beatie , she was built at Byron Bay (across the road from my Grandparents house) around 1964, the model is of 1:16 scale I have made her to a couple of photos of her around 1981 , so she comes in at 34 inches.
Photos  1  . Plans drawn up  2  . Frames etc cut out  3  . Frames in position   4 . The other 3 models on the go.  5 & 6 . Showing stringers running through the frames prior to ribs....
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: Mark T on May 16, 2018, 06:09:01 am
Welcome back B.B I’m glad you’re building again.  I’m definitely following this build it’s looking great so far  :-))
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: derekwarner on May 16, 2018, 08:50:54 am
Yes BB..........welcome back......how are the chooks laying? {-)....... Derek
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 16, 2018, 09:48:50 am
Hi guys, meant to start sending these a few weeks ago , seems to be always something to do around the house ( painting etc) cuts into the model hours :)  .
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: missyd on May 16, 2018, 04:51:13 pm
Just love your brilliant woodwork!!!!! When I look at your models your woodwork, my Mady-Jeanne hull looks like a 10yr old kid made it ....  ok2
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: Steve Mahoney on May 16, 2018, 09:50:46 pm
Great – 4 builds! That will keep us fascinated for a while. Please post as many pictures as you can as we can all learn heaps from your techniques.
Thanks – Steve
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 17, 2018, 05:48:52 am
Hi next section pf photos ribbing and planking using mainly 10 x 2 mm limewood. I mainly like making carvel hulls , in the past the chine boats I have made were 2 mm ply on frames then fibreglass inside, this time decided to run the chine and deck stringer and rib her before planking ,a lot more work involved ,but looks more realistic as to how the originals were built.
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: ballastanksian on May 17, 2018, 10:15:21 pm
Welcome back Brian! It is so good to see you back and building your beautiful hulls again. Who needs telly when we have this sort of quality craftsmanship to read and view? I love those ribs between the frames, it makes the hull structure look like the untiled roof of a cathedral.
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 18, 2018, 04:07:59 am
Hi, some more of the build.
  1 & 2 . Filling in the deadwood area.
   3 .  Then all the shelving installed prior to fitting her beams used Tasmanian oak on those and the beams.
   4 .  All the deck beams in.
   5 .  Lift out sections in place .
   6 . Stern view shouldn't have any worries of her tail dropping off
   7 . Lift out sections prior to plying and deck strips...
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: ballastanksian on May 18, 2018, 07:45:25 pm
Superlative generator exploded  :-))
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 19, 2018, 10:20:26 am
Hi there, I suppose you guys are getting ready to sit around the telly to watch the Wedding there  ok2 ......well next photos.
 1 . Decided to finish the inside of the hull with the white paint finish, first up gave her 2 coats of resin then the white undercoat & Gloss finish, pre fitted the running gear and ply under lay for decking  before the painting.
 2 . Ply fitted and also the red cedar deck cover strips fitted.
 3 . Giving the outside of the hull a light coat of estapol.
 4 .  Laying the 5 x1.5 mm limewood decking strips with black cardboard strips between each piece.
 5 .  Decking finished , just have to clean up around lift out sections etc before a coat of estapol.
 6 . Showing the 4 models I had on the go, ready to give all their decks a light coat of estapol, I worked on the 4 models till I had them up to finished bullwarks then just concentrated on 2, as it just felt like I wasn't getting any where .
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: ballastanksian on May 19, 2018, 02:20:18 pm
Cripes! It is a boatyard in miniature! It just needs the scaffolding and hull supports to be a diorama.
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: SteamboatPhil on May 19, 2018, 03:22:33 pm
Very very nice wood work  :-))
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: Brian60 on May 20, 2018, 08:30:27 am
I googled Estapol because I wondered what sort of product it was. The many answers all point to it being interior grade, ie not weather proof. Is it your intention that these will eventually be display models or are they going on water?
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 20, 2018, 10:28:50 am
Hi Brian60 , I should correct myself,my apologies bit slack at calling what it should be, and get out of the habit of calling all varnishes etc as Estapol ,I have used Estapol in earlier builds , bit of discoloration no crazing etc, the last few years have been using 'Cabots Cabothane Clear'  clear polyurethane interior/exterior.The last couple of builds using 'Feast Watson' Spar Marine Varnish, actually bought a 4 lt tin of this to re varnish the stair case in the house, but so far have been using it on the model builds , cheers.
 
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: ballastanksian on May 20, 2018, 03:02:41 pm
You have got your priorities right Brian  {-)
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 21, 2018, 03:57:18 am
Hi there, next shots of the build are. 1  & 2 . All the post in position, same deal as with my other builds have small dowels in the post base to peg them to the decks cover strip , and the bottom plank ( with scuppers cut) for the start pf planking the bulwarks.
3 & 4 . The bulwarks across the stern cut to take the capping side rails ,and fitting the port side rails. 5 . This is the stage I made the 4 models to, before continuing with just 2 of them . 6 . Also made the 4 bases at the same time.  :-)
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 23, 2018, 11:28:56 am
Hi there ,some more of the build. 1, 2 & 3 . Start of base and studs etc for the w-house. 4 . This time i didn't run the beams across in one go, tried something different , cut section of the main beam out to fit over the short beams already installed and locked down each top side of w-house. 5 . Windows
 6 .  Showing all the w-house beams in and the slide doors..
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: missyd on May 23, 2018, 04:52:20 pm
 :-)) :-)) :-)) Top class woodwork .... your wheelhouse looks better than the ones made by my friend on real ships!
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 26, 2018, 10:44:50 am
Hi there, next photos of the build. 1 & 2 . of her before installing the ply on top of cabin. 3 . Starting on the side awnings, these will lift off with the cabin so they are pegged into top of the capping rail so as you don't get any movement in them in the future. 4 . bracing behind them where they fit to top of the awning, bit more strength. 5. How they look finished .
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: Spinner on May 27, 2018, 03:05:11 am
Beautiful work once again BB. :-))
It amazes me how you can draw the plans from a couple of photos & get the shape so true. I tried for three weeks to draw a plan & it ended in the bin.
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 27, 2018, 04:46:57 am
I saw Fay-Jay on the water at our club lake this morning, and she looked absolutely marvellous. Unfortunately I didn't have my camera so no photos, although I think Brian took some which he may post here later. Brian is a master craftsman, and all his models are masterpieces.


Peter.
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: Mark T on May 27, 2018, 12:34:01 pm
Lovely work Brian  :-))   I really like the shape of these prawn trawlers and would like to make one as my next build - I'll have to try and find some plans. At least we know where to come for advice!
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: ballastanksian on May 27, 2018, 10:48:20 pm
I love seeing all the beams and frames under the roof material. It is so easy just to use a slightly thicker piece and sand it to shape, or laminate sheets to bend them to shape, but they are lovely Brian  :-))
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 28, 2018, 11:50:40 am
Hi guys thank you for the comments , next few photos. 1 & 2 . All the bits n pieces made and pre fitted for the Fay-Jay. 3 . Painting stage, below waterline 1 coat of varnish , 1 of undercoat, then a darker mix of undercoat & gloss .
 4 . Painting inside of bulwarks 1 coat of Varnish, 1 coat of undercoat and showing 1 of 2 gloss coats. 5 . Bits n pieces from the 2 models  during their painting stage. 6 . Hull and gantries with their final coats on, on the hull sides  1 coat of varnish ,2 of undercoat an 2 of gloss ,hand painted and the last antifouling gloss sprayed on. 7 . W-house finished ,with all her bits n pieces attached...
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: ballastanksian on May 28, 2018, 11:10:54 pm
That makes perfect sense having a mini build board for complex structures. I've seen fellow Mayhemers do similar when constructing railing arrangements, but never thought about doing it for other big things.
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on May 30, 2018, 10:30:34 am
Hi there, few more photos.1 . Trawl boards made for her ( painted trawl board from another model).2 . Showing the running gear using a MFA  919D geared motor 540 type  6:1 red.3 . Fitting out the rigging on the gantries.Next 6 photos are of her finished , next step to test her in the water.
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: missyd on May 30, 2018, 03:59:53 pm
Brilliant!!!!  :-))
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: ballastanksian on May 30, 2018, 10:40:48 pm

Amen to that Danielle. There are no tell tale joins between the struts and the roof and the curves flow into the roof with no discernible dinks or steps!


Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: Neil on May 30, 2018, 11:03:33 pm
god, this is beautiful...………….I just love proper woodworking in miniature on model boats...….it just brings them to life...……...you can almost hear the creaking of the timbers...….simply beautiful work.
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: Peter Fitness on May 30, 2018, 11:10:23 pm
Neil, Brian is a member of our club so I get to see these beautiful models "in the flesh" so to speak, and they look even better than the photos, and perform flawlessly as well. Each model is of museum quality.


Peter.
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: Neil on May 31, 2018, 10:59:27 pm
Neil, Brian is a member of our club so I get to see these beautiful models "in the flesh" so to speak, and they look even better than the photos, and perform flawlessly as well. Each model is of museum quality.


Peter.



they certainly look so, peter...…….the symmetry of the woodwork and the construction just makes me very envious...…...and then to put all those joints together at one time to bring it to life is nothing but exquisite. :-))
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: hama on June 01, 2018, 07:12:09 am
Absolutely amazing!! :-))
Hama
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: B.B on June 01, 2018, 10:05:06 am
Hi there, and thank you for kind words, these are the last set of photos . 1 . I meant to put this shot up with the last lot. 2 & 3 . Down at the boat club at Ballina prior to testing her on the water. 4,5,6,7 & 8 . Gave her a good run around , pleased with her performance, she took 1.9 Kg of ballast, very stable sat up straight doing sharp turns etc  so very pleased  :-)) .
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: missyd on June 01, 2018, 03:38:20 pm
Wow ..... !  :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Australian Prawn Trawler "Fay-Jay"
Post by: Steve Mahoney on June 02, 2018, 06:29:46 am
I concur with my learned colleagues.
Wow!
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Post by: ballastanksian on June 24, 2018, 02:55:14 pm
Beautiful model Brian.
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Post by: Mark T on June 24, 2018, 03:19:25 pm
Beautiful model Brian.


Yep it just doesn't get better - Lovely job Brian :)