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ianmcairns

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Mantua Bruma build
« on: August 01, 2010, 08:16:55 PM »

I have recently completed the Mantua Bruma - my first boat.

It worked out OK and I enjoyed working with wood and doing the planking. I have a gallery of photos which may be useful for anyone doing the kit. http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/ianmcairns/BrumaBuild?authkey=Gv1sRgCNmQ_YDUo_n-9AE&feat=directlink

Next up is the Panart Anteo tug I think.
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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 08:52:10 PM »


Hey that's good. Many thanks for posting your pictures.

Very helpful indeed.     :-))

Cheers

Ken

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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 10:21:05 PM »

Very nice!

Andy
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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2010, 12:54:26 AM »

A good picture gallery of a very nicely finished boat - a credit to you. Thanks for sharing,  :-))

                Regards, Tony.
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Jeremy

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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2010, 04:29:05 PM »

Great pictures!  I am currently maybe half way through my own Bruma build - my second boat so I am also a relative newbie.  I have just completed the second planking and am trying to sand it down to be completely smooth.  However.so far, I can still feel the joins between the planks.  Did you manage to get it so smooth that the joins became totally invisible after painting?  I plan to coat the hull with two coats epoxy resin to waterproof it, between and after which it will have to be sanded again.  Since taking the pictures, I have sorted out the notch at the front of the keel by gluing on the piece of the fret from which the keel was extracted.  I would appreciate learning from your experience of this stage of the build.

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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2010, 08:16:59 PM »


If you are going to hide the planking by epoxy and paint then you are looking at filling the gaps. I tend to use P38 car body filler and sand it down. It comes out really smooth.

Ken


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ianmcairns

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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2010, 02:04:28 PM »

Hi jeremy
Sorry not to have answered before I've been away. I think Ken's answered your query. I got it pretty smooth and used a bit of wood filler to smooth out any dips or joins. You are probably well ahead now but do ask if there is anything else.
Ian
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Jeremy

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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 07:23:13 PM »

HELP PLEASE!!  How tall should Bruma's masts be?

On fig 36 of the plan, the height of the masts measures 560mm, not 600mm as shown in the dimensions (in both cases 40mm is below deck level).  The masts supplied measure 600mm.  The lengths of the booms correspond with what is shown on the plans, so the discrepancy only applies to the masts.  So what do I do - leave the masts at 600mm or cut them down by 40mm?  If I leave them at 600mm, do I position the brass tube cross pieces where they are shown on the plan or move them up to compensate for the taller masts?  Your advice would be appreciated.

Jeremy
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ianmcairns

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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2010, 03:53:53 PM »

Hi Jeremy - I cut them down to the plan. Check against the boat as you have to allow for the notch in the keel.
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Jeremy

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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2010, 07:23:29 PM »

Hi Ian

Bruma completed - your photo gallery was extremely helpful, thank you!

Jeremy





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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2010, 09:10:56 PM »

Hi Jeremy,
Congratulations on completing the Bruma.  When will we see it at Black Park?
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Jeremy

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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2010, 06:36:13 PM »

Hi Des

The next fine Thursday or Sunday - whenever that will be!  I recall you saying that it is a boat for calm weather sailing.  Thanks for your help and advice along the way.

Jeremy
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ianmcairns

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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2010, 01:52:46 PM »

Well done Jeremy - nice boat. Like the figures!
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Jeremy

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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2010, 04:35:47 PM »

Maiden voyage successfully completed on the Black Park lake  :-) - unusually sunny for the time of year but Bruma does get blown around in the breeze.





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Re: Mantua Bruma build
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2010, 05:09:37 PM »

Can't have been too cold and windy, see the girls are still in their bikinis!!
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