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cos918

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Were and when to put things in to a ship.
« on: December 21, 2008, 09:45:33 AM »

Hello all.
this is aimed at the scratch builder. I am rebuilding my ferry MV Celestine. I have decide to go down my own route rater than follow the instructions (there is nothing wrong with the instructions) just want to do my own thing.
In a kit the instructions might say put part a to part b then may put part e and f together before part c and d or you wont get them in etc etc . Some one has done all the thinking for you.
What i am finding is when i am putting in support beams i have to think ahead as this beam might get in the way of another job ie all having to think 4 to 5 steps ahead. Most scratch builder have a good plan put no assembly  sequence and i was wonder what methods other people use to get assembles  build in the wright order to get the boat built with out having to rip out work done in order to continue.

john
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Ron1

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Re: Were and when to put things in to a ship.
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2008, 10:18:28 AM »

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Re: Were and when to put things in to a ship.
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2008, 10:35:46 AM »

hi ron that one very nice boat you have built there and done a very good wright up on her.

john
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Re: Were and when to put things in to a ship.
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2008, 02:18:15 PM »

I have a great respect for the people who design modern monocoque cars - all the holes for mounting things in the right place etc. (An engineer can do for five bob what any bf can do for  quid, etc) Bl**dy impossible to work on, of course, but the customer pays for that - the manufacturer's aim is just to hurl the thing together asap. Cunning old Dubya, giving the big 3 a short-term loan - guess who's going to have to close them all down when that's repayable!!
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Re: Were and when to put things in to a ship.
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2008, 06:10:49 PM »

Nice build read with great interest.


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Re: Were and when to put things in to a ship.
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2008, 06:44:55 PM »

I only have one rule that I really adhere to, and that is whenever I wish to add something (anything) I ask myself "what is the downside"? The outcome of this thought is that temporary fitting becomes appropriate and can avoid the nastiness of either hacking something out or (worse) having to re-make something. BY.
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Re: Were and when to put things in to a ship.
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2008, 10:58:31 PM »

Its a thing called , forward planning. ;) ;)
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