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My Build of MT Hibernia
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:59:57 PM »


Well here we go on my next project.  I plan to scratch build the tug HIBERNIA.

I have a bucket full of pictures and have spoken with members and am attempting my own build of the plug to enable me to make a fibreglass hull. I have hit problems like you wouldn't believe, but am coming out into the light and progressing quite nicely. I do have various plans which disagree with each other, but by careful configuring, I hope to truly represent this craft as best I can.

Meanwhile I'm gathering details of my two next builds in readiness for any slack moment.  %)




To start then, I decided to make a cardboard version of the frames, as I had this large box lying around.   ;) 





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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2010, 04:16:20 PM »


This involved scanning them enlarging them on Adobe photoshop and printing them out. Of course it wasn't that smooth, as they measured wrong on the print out, so it was back to altering the lengths and widths until it came out right.   Twenty sheets of copy paper later, we got there   8)

After all this work it was decided to move on to real wood so, we transferred them direct onto 5 ply and cut them out.

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2010, 04:22:27 PM »


Then the glaring mistakes came to light ......          {:-{

They were too short  !!  This was overcome by adding extra pieces to bring them back to size.

As this was a plug it could be made more solid and looks did not matter, as long as the outside shape is achieved.

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2010, 04:27:09 PM »


The deck on the Hibernia slopes quite a bit, so we had to cut the frames to match.

We are now ready to cover the frames with planking so ,  I'll disappear into the wood shop and report back on progress after a lot of sawing.   %)







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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010, 05:33:18 PM »


Put on the first batch of stringers today.  The plan is to cover these with diagonal strips when I've cut them.  Smoke came out of my circular saw this afternoon, so it's over to the band saw for a slower cut of the next 200 strips.   ;)

This model is turning out to be quite large.    %)


 
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 03:14:04 PM »

Crikey Ken you are not hanging about :-)) :-))
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 08:48:06 PM »


Ah !!   but mine leaks.               {-)

Today I looked at it and found it wasn't worth diagonal planking on top  ( too much bending and shaping!) ,  so I ripped off the stringers. I have cut a hundred planks or so and started parallel planking instead. Coming on a treat now.  11 and a half hours today, so it's off for a beer.   :-))

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 09:16:49 PM »

Thats a nice model tugmad O0 O0 ;).
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2010, 07:04:06 PM »


Further work on planking the Plug.  It's beginning to show it's curves, all in the right place. These will be sanded as smooth as I can get it and then we cover it with filler.

Here's the latest pictures taken in my good lady's garden as that's 'Her hobby' and she wants to show the world.  ( I was lucky I was allowed to walk on the lawn   %) )


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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2010, 08:08:58 PM »

That looks very nice Ken O0 and the hull shape :-))

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2010, 08:14:58 PM »

you are getting there ken :-))
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2010, 08:11:55 PM »


Thanks guys. We've got sawdust everywhere. Today I cut the top edges in a slight curve to match the drawings.

Not much to show for all the mess, but I am encouraged to continue, now the shape is all boaty.   ;)

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2010, 10:23:23 AM »


Busy filling gaps and covering mistakes.   ;)

The top part of the hull has been fitted with a sloping bulwark and the stern curve designed and fitted. It's off to Halfords for some more P38 car body filler and the final smooth down.

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2010, 11:13:44 AM »

Hi Ken  Don't forget to fair on the skeg aft with the jolly old P38  Geo
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2010, 03:49:37 PM »

                    <:(

Here she is with 15 worth of P38 all over.    Except the skeg !!!!!!  (must try harder. I assume you mean the wooden bit at the rear ? )

 I shall cover this tomorrow when the shops reopen, as it's all gone.  Seems the tin starts to go off,  if you put the put the stirring stick back into the new tin to get some more out.   8)  %)

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2010, 08:38:06 PM »

Ken,
       The boat is progressing nicely but I think you might be in trouble over the state of the table!

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2010, 08:55:15 PM »


 It does seem to be getting worse.  I'll give it a little sand down when I get the tools out  :-)


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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2010, 07:55:47 AM »

You have quite a bit of sanding to do there Ken :-)) I hope that table does not live in the garden  OOOPS >>:-( <*< <*<.

Yes the bare wooden bit needs to be faired in to the hull with a nice curve no sharp angles.  Geo O0
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2010, 10:33:36 AM »


I have been prohibited from working in the garden because of the associated dangers of the dust. I'm looking for a location miles from anybody, with a power point.   %)

I can see your idea of the fairing on the drawings and will do my best to smooth it in. Having a couple of days off as the grandchildren are coming to stay.   :}

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2010, 08:30:04 PM »


Finally got the sanding done and hull nice and smooth, so it was away to the shop for some 10 thou. plastic sheets.

These were cut to the drawings and glued on to the hull. Unfortunately, I only had 7 sheets of the stuff and I've now run out. This is a far as I've got at the moment. She's looking more like the craft now.





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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2010, 08:36:11 PM »

Coming on nicely Ken.  :-))
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« Reply #21 on: August 16, 2010, 08:41:04 PM »


Thank you Dicky.  I pleased thus far.

It's taking rather a long time for me as I want to make the mould as best I can.  I might make a few fibre glassed shells and try and re-coup some money. Do you think there's a market ?

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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2010, 08:45:52 PM »

Sounds like a good idea, must be nice to have plenty of time on your hands  {-)

Too big for me though Ken, wouldn't be able to get the wife to lift it. %)
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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2010, 08:53:52 PM »

 

                    

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 I'm Gonna need a bigger car.
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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2010, 10:14:15 AM »


It has been pointed out to me that the plating should have started at the rear and worked forward, so it was out with the sander and start again.   ;)

We started again by 'marking out' the hull with the plate positions.


 



 
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