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Alan Duggan

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Boston Typhoon FD272
« on: May 15, 2009, 07:10:27 PM »

Evening All,

Last week i finally found the boat for me after 6 months of looking. I spotted this model on ebay and i just knew this was the one. I help run the Fleetwood Maritime Heritage Trust websites so with this being a model of a Fleetwood Steam Trawler it was perfect.

I picked her up today and decided to share some images with you all.

Stats
Length: 58"
Height: ( keel mast tips) 23  1/2"
Beam: 9  1/2"

Images - Fairly Large Images ** SORRY **


























All comments welcome.
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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2009, 10:33:15 PM »

Hy Alan
I have on of these, and so does my mate on this forum (Tug Kenny) they really do make a lovely model and yours is looking like a nice job. It will make a great exhibit in the Maritime Trust.
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nhp651

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 10:26:38 AM »

so when are you going down the lake, Alan. I was down on thursday..now where to be seen my lad. come on get her bum wet. {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009, 10:38:21 AM »


I didn't want to say, as yours is much better than mine. Excellent model you have there with attention to detail.  :-))   

ken
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2009, 02:40:43 PM »

Thanks for the replies Guys. Im over the moon with the workmanship of the builder he really has done a great job.

nhpb, i plan on taking her to the boat house tomorrow to check the ballast is set right. Then if the weather allows i might get her on the lake.
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nhp651

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2009, 03:25:18 PM »

i'll come down and have a look, allan,
weather permitting. if it,s decent, i'll bring the lifeboat.
see ya there, neil, :-))
i presume it'll be am before the wind gets up. %% %% {:-{ {:-{
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2009, 05:05:47 PM »

Hopefully be at the boat house about 10:30 or 11.
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 12:23:00 PM »

Got her in the tank just 1 small piece of lead needed on the port side to level her up. To windy to get her in the water but as soon as weather allows ill get her in.
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nhp651

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 01:19:39 PM »

i got down there at about 11.15am, and the boat house was locked up,
 just 3 guys sailing mustangs. so went to the ice cream parlour instead.
will watch out for you later. neil. :-))
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2009, 01:21:43 PM »

We left just after 11 shame we missed each other. Let me know when you plan on going down ill see if can get down aswell.
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nhp651

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2009, 10:04:16 PM »

will do, alan,  :-))
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ZZ56

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2009, 11:04:34 PM »

That's an amazing model.  I was originally going to build one of these as my great uncle was master of the Acadia Seahawk (ex Boston Firefly)  but the cost of shipping a hulll from the UK to Canada would've required a loan from the World Bank! 
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2009, 08:44:04 AM »

We have some nice information on the trust site for the Seahawk.

http://www.fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk/2008/10/mv-boston-firefly-fd182/
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2009, 07:51:15 PM »

Evening All.

When i first looked at this model i knew the paint was wrong and would need to be sorted out. I will try to explain using photos.

Here is the vessel as she is now.
The black paint on her near the middle rails is way to thin.



I think it should be more like this.
I have outlined the area that i believe would need painting in.



On this one is without the outline.
This is done using photoshop as to try and get an idea if this would be more in keeping with the way they was painted. The lines would be smoother as you know.



And Taped as a Visual test.


All comments welcome.


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nhp651

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2009, 08:15:38 PM »

i would say your photoshop is much nearer the mark, alan. :-))
water lines on fleetwood trawlers were never straight either. they used to dip down slightly towards the keel at the for and aft ends anyway.
neil.
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2009, 08:22:15 PM »

Thats what i thought. Ill have to pluck up the courage now to get the paint out !
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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2009, 08:27:12 PM »

Hi Alan

Here is a snapshot of my Boston. The black area seems larger than yours.?

I took the lines direct from the drawings and know no diferrent. I've never seen the real boat so couldn't realy argue.

Because the bow is curved, the black area gives the illusion of rising to the Bow. Is this what you noticed?

ken

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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2009, 08:40:52 PM »

Hi Alan

Here is a snapshot of my Boston. The black area seems larger than yours.?

I took the lines direct from the drawings and know no diferrent. I've never seen the real boat so couldn't realy argue.

Because the bow is curved, the black area gives the illusion of rising to the Bow. Is this what you noticed?

ken



The black is larger and i would say yours is right Ken.

As Neil said they did slightly go up at both ends and i do agree the the eye makes it look more.

Here is a photo on the Boat docked up. You can see her lines look nearly straight but they would have slightly gone up.
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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2009, 11:30:17 PM »

Hy Guys
Here,s mine, showing the waterline but before the rigging ect was completed.
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2009, 11:49:12 PM »

Do you have a pic from more of a side angle bosun ?
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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2009, 12:38:32 AM »

We have some nice information on the trust site for the Seahawk.

http://www.fleetwood-fishing-industry.co.uk/2008/10/mv-boston-firefly-fd182/


Thank you so much Alan. 

My grandmother had a picture of her as the Seahawk, but it's gone missing since she's moved.  If i can find it, i'll scan it and send it to the trust site.
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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2009, 07:54:54 AM »

Hy Alan
RE...side on pic   of Boston Typhoon, I have'nt got one at the moment, but I can take one a little later today when I find the Camera, and then post it for you.
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Alan Duggan

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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2009, 08:07:26 AM »

Hy Alan
RE...side on pic   of Boston Typhoon, I have'nt got one at the moment, but I can take one a little later today when I find the Camera, and then post it for you.
Bosun

Cheers Bosun.
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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2009, 08:08:01 AM »

Hy Alan
RE...side on pic   of Boston Typhoon, I have'nt got one at the moment, but I can take one a little later today when I find the Camera, and then post it for you.
Bosun

That would be great.
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Re: Boston Typhoon FD272
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2009, 09:41:23 AM »

Hi Alan I had fun doing the waterline on my Milford Star because of the optical illusion this type of hull produces.

Believe it or not, my waterline is dead straight and spot on.
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