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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #150 on: November 21, 2010, 09:03:35 PM »


Thank you George.  I also raised the water line a smidgen as it seemed a little low.

Going by the weight these days that is probably not enough.   :}

Ken

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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #151 on: November 22, 2010, 07:20:26 PM »

Hi Ken My avenger weighs in at 47lbs ready to sail, but I have made all the ballast removeable along with the batteries so she is easy to carry about, yours is probably going to be a similat weight.  geo :o :o
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« Reply #152 on: November 22, 2010, 08:09:16 PM »


Just stuck it on the bathroom scales and it's about 23 pounds at the moment. Seems well within your range, hopefully when it's loaded, should be allright.   ;)

Working on the mast spars at the moment. I've made a double bracket to hold them in place. Now ordering the portholes and tiddley bits to finish her off.

Ken

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« Reply #153 on: November 30, 2010, 01:33:30 PM »

The railings were cut down from 4 rail to 3 rail and have been sprayed white. I find it looks smoother than brush painting in situ. I've also started on the lifeboat davits.

The towing mechanism was removed and rebuilt to accommodate the hook. This was sprayed with undercoat and top coat black.

I have made the wash ports protection strips and secured them to the hull. These will be the same colour as the topping, so some protection will have to be in place before spraying commences.   ;)

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« Reply #154 on: November 30, 2010, 10:36:15 PM »

It's coming along nicely  :-)) With a little more practice you could turn into quite a good modeller, Ken %) O0 {-) {-) {-)

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« Reply #155 on: December 01, 2010, 10:52:52 AM »


Hi Peter.

Have you started that lifeboat yet ?      I hear it's your summer over there  :-)  unlike here where it's 5 degrees in my garage.  Thought I'd start the gas fire but it's run out of gas   :((  so I went out and bought another bottle.  (over 30 these days !)

Those protection strips in the picture above look quite wide to me. I guess I'll have to make them narrower before I paint them. %)

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« Reply #156 on: December 01, 2010, 07:42:51 PM »

Have you started that lifeboat yet ?  I hear it's your summer over there unlike here where it's 5 degrees in my garage. 

I haven't started the lifeboat yet, Ken, as we've been away in our caravan quite a lot, plus I'm building a pusher tug for my grandsons in Sydney. However, it should be next on the slipway.

It's officially summer here now, but we have been having a lot of wet weather, and the temperatures have been fairly moderate, so far. The snowy weather in Britain has been featured on Australian TV news, and I watched a live football match between Man U and West Ham from Upton Park, East London, where it was snowing heavily.

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« Reply #157 on: December 01, 2010, 07:46:57 PM »


When I went in to the workshop today it was 1 degree C and even after one hour with the new fire it only rose to 5 C , so I gave up and came indoors.   :((

We are watching "I'm a celebrity" on TV about some people in Australia getting wet in the rain.   ok2  so sympathies there.

Ken

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« Reply #158 on: December 10, 2010, 01:42:52 PM »



Been busy in the last 10 days so here is an update.

The stanchions are fitted and threaded up with wire and just need a dab of white on the railings.  I've replaced the strips in front of the wash ports and painted them black.

The lifebelts have been made and fitted and the smaller items fitted to the bridge. The picture shows the upper platform nearly finished and only placed into position as the cabin lights have yet to be wired in. When this is completed I will be able to secure the cabins in place.

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« Reply #159 on: December 10, 2010, 01:44:32 PM »


A bit more work was done on the rear casings as they looked a little plain. 


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« Reply #160 on: December 10, 2010, 01:45:32 PM »


Finally for now here is an overall picture of the 'OL girl'

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« Reply #161 on: December 10, 2010, 06:18:05 PM »

Excellent Ken, really well done. Your perseverance repaid in full I'd say - thanks for such an honest and interesting build log, always better to see and learn from the 'warts an' all' especially with a happy ending.   :-))

           Kind regards, Tony.

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« Reply #162 on: December 10, 2010, 07:37:39 PM »

Hello Ken   she is starting to look the part now old mate  well done  Geo. ;) ;)
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« Reply #163 on: December 10, 2010, 08:05:43 PM »


Thank you Tony.  Yes, quite a struggle with all them little problems along the way. Mind you, I don't know yet whether she will float yet.   %)

Still a bit to do but we're over the hump and sliding nicely.



Cheers George. I do like the colours. Next job, the fire hose supply. Must be careful not to squirt people on the lake side with contaminated water. I have the water intake tube but not sure where to drill the hull ??   The only part with free access is the stern area near the prop tube, but this would put the hose pipe in close proximity to the motor and the coupler !   How did you do yours?

Ken




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Re: My Build of MT Hibernia
« Reply #164 on: December 12, 2010, 09:47:15 AM »

nice one Kenny , now build a ice breaker {-)  john king still on going,....... happy Christmas..... Larry. :-))
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« Reply #165 on: December 14, 2010, 09:37:25 PM »

HI ken I drilled the hull just under the foredeck area and mounted the pump where the forward soloon would be on the main deck   Geo.
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« Reply #166 on: December 15, 2010, 10:44:20 AM »


Thanks George. I've got a floor there so I could drill an access point. Would be a shorter run of hose.

Cheers   :-))

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« Reply #167 on: December 15, 2010, 04:19:06 PM »


I've drilled the hull  (oh er!!)  and fitted the water inlet tube. It's all epoxied in, so shouldn't leak.

Then we got on with fitting the trimmings  (the best part).  These included making and painting the tow rope support bars and fitting the handrail all around the cabin sides.  Now miscalculated the number and run out of hand rail stanchions.  The anchors have been painted and will be fitted soon.

Here's a few pictures of the position to date

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« Reply #168 on: December 15, 2010, 04:21:04 PM »


Assembled what we have so far and took a few more pictures


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« Reply #169 on: December 15, 2010, 04:22:19 PM »


Hey, that's a moody shot above.   %)   Here's some more.

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« Reply #170 on: December 15, 2010, 05:28:31 PM »


I have made a quick video and posted it on You Tube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYqhZowU1a8

Still lots of finishing work to do, but here it is at the present

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« Reply #171 on: December 15, 2010, 08:46:40 PM »

I have made a quick video and posted it on You Tube.

Excellent, Ken, she looks great :-))

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« Reply #172 on: December 16, 2010, 12:57:41 PM »


Thank you Peter. Having a break today. Seems it's time to purchase things for the family.  %)

Happy Christmas

Ken

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« Reply #173 on: December 16, 2010, 01:26:13 PM »

Well done Ken you should be well pleased with the final result  Geo.
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« Reply #174 on: December 16, 2010, 01:32:21 PM »


Thank you George. yes, I'm well pleased.     :-))

Thank you for all your advice. We got there in the end.  Next movie will be on the water quickly before it sinks.     {-)

Cheers

ken

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