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ukmike

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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #125 on: October 10, 2011, 10:06:33 PM »

Thought you may like to see the brushes and varnish that I am going to use.

The two brushes with acrylic handels are from Rylands / Staples and are very close to the quality of Sable,the wooden handled one is just a cheap and cheerful sealer coat brush.

The varnish is Le Tonkinois which contains an awful lot of Tung and Linseed Oils.

Just as a matter of interest.

Mike.
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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #126 on: October 14, 2011, 04:10:27 PM »

Bottom and sides Mahogany planking completed now, the longest 2 planks were a tad short so had to let a little piece in at the point of the bow.
Shame, but they will be covered by the bow metal work.
The planks have had their first spray of soapy water to fill the nail holes, 2 couple more sprays should do it.
A few more photos.

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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #127 on: October 14, 2011, 04:22:19 PM »


"The varnish is Le Tonkinois which contains an awful lot of Tung and Linseed Oils."   :o

          I hope MI5 isn't monitoring this topic!    ok2
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ukmike

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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #128 on: October 14, 2011, 04:46:44 PM »

"The varnish is Le Tonkinois which contains an awful lot of Tung and Linseed Oils."   :o

          I hope MI5 isn't monitoring this topic!    ok2
Havn't taken the lid off yet Martin but have heard that the smell may just do the trick.  ok2

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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #129 on: October 16, 2011, 05:20:50 PM »

Hello all.

A bit more work done today, transom completed ready for sanding plus started on the foredeck.
Using UHU Hart for this job as it has been in my shed for at least 5 years now and is just the the right consistency.

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« Reply #130 on: October 17, 2011, 06:53:37 AM »

You don't hang about do you?

You have got further in 2 months than I have in 2 years!
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« Reply #131 on: October 17, 2011, 07:39:28 AM »

Looks really good Mike!
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« Reply #132 on: October 17, 2011, 08:54:54 AM »

i bet one of the main reasons why mike makes so much progress is because he doesnt watch telly :-))
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« Reply #133 on: October 17, 2011, 09:59:42 AM »

neither do I but the wife/kids/extended family all seem to have things I have to do that are more important than boats  {:-{
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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #134 on: October 17, 2011, 10:03:06 AM »

i bet one of the main reasons why mike makes so much progress is because he doesnt watch telly :-))

.... how is that possible?!?!?  :o
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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #135 on: October 17, 2011, 10:32:46 AM »

i have a missus kids etc and it doesnt seem to inhibit my modelling. When i take my boats out all my kids come and we have a nice day down at the lake  :o
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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #136 on: October 17, 2011, 06:49:26 PM »

 :((
Can anyone help.
Managed to break a piece of the Mahogany laser cut part, unfortunately it's one half of a pair.
Not enough scrap left to make a repair so need a small piece to fix the problem. Which is the colour, Amati don't say what Mahogany they have used and given that there are dozens of sub species
it's impossible to to find the correct one.
Anyway, bought 2 leaves of Mahogany veneer on the off chance that they may match but as you can see they don't.
Considering dying the veneers to match, which would be almost impossible I think, or and a big OR, does anyone have any offcuts that may match my missing bit ?
If not, can you suggest the best way out ?

By the way, the foredeck is complete apart from sanding, very pleased with the symmetry.

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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #137 on: October 17, 2011, 06:50:48 PM »

Last 2
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« Reply #138 on: October 17, 2011, 07:12:36 PM »

cant you join the two broken peices? all you need to do is add a bit of mahogany backing to strengthen the join, as long as its on the inside.
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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #139 on: October 17, 2011, 07:19:38 PM »

cant you join the two broken peices? all you need to do is add a bit of mahogany backing to strengthen the join, as long as its on the inside.
Wish that I could Mike but unfortunately I trod on the broken bit and the bits flew everywhere, ( prat, I hear you say ) and you are right.

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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #140 on: October 17, 2011, 08:27:07 PM »

What about making two new parts from the the new wood? Or does it have to be that colour for varnish etc? to match the rest of the boat.

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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #141 on: October 17, 2011, 08:43:38 PM »

What about making two new parts from the the new wood? Or does it have to be that colour for varnish etc? to match the rest of the boat.

Dan
Hi Dan.

That was my idea by getting the 2 new leaves, the only problem is that the " orange " colour doesn't match the already fitted deck parts.

Am thinking about dying the already fitted parts along with the new veneers. Could get a little costly tho' as it would be trial and error.

I have to sort something out soon as I can't do anymore until this problem is solved.

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« Reply #142 on: October 18, 2011, 10:54:21 AM »

Have you tried contacting Amati about the broken part?
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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #143 on: October 18, 2011, 03:48:17 PM »

Have you tried contacting Amati about the broken part?
Just received an email from Andrew @ Euromodels U.K.
Very quick reply to my email question, proper old fashioned service that is.
He is contacting Italy to acquire the appropriate parts, just as well really as I broke the other one today.
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« Reply #144 on: October 18, 2011, 06:17:01 PM »

lol maybe you should ask for 2 sets
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« Reply #145 on: October 21, 2011, 08:15:18 PM »

Hello All.

A day off from building today, thought that I would set up the Tx and motors.
Have removed the ratchet from the throttle and made it sprung return to central, as the std elevator stick. This gives me independent control of each motor, including reverse.
Programmed the 2 speed controllers, ( very easy with the prog card ), and, after a little jiggling about with the program parameters have managed to get the motors to work in unison,
you can even hear the correct sound of twin motors in perfect synchronisation.
Rudders will be on the right hand stick alla Mode One ailerons.
The twin fans seem to work very well, so ESC cooling may not be a problem.
I am going to fit the 2 displaced 6v fans as extraction, venting from grilles below the cockpit rear seats,( all being well).

On a slightly different subject, can anyone tell me where to get a couple of lengths of 4mm tri stock mahogany abt 800mm long?
Or maybe some one out there could machine me some up :-)

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Re: Aquarama Build
« Reply #146 on: October 22, 2011, 05:09:54 PM »

Did find some veneer that roughly matches the Amati Mahogany so able to get on a little.

I used the new veneer for all of the work aft of the windscreen so that the difference is not so noticeable, that meant cutting out all new parts but able to use the originals as templates.
Have whetted the whole top decking which gives some idea of what it will look like when varnished and the difference is quite acceptable, also, not all of the Mahogany parts supplied in the kit are the same shade,
I think that helps as it seems the full size Riva did show some shade differences.

Anyway, here are a few more pictures to look at.

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« Reply #147 on: October 22, 2011, 05:17:36 PM »

Definately putting this kit on the christmas list!

And when my numbers come the wife has authorised a real one :)
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« Reply #148 on: October 22, 2011, 05:32:16 PM »

Definately putting this kit on the christmas list!

And when my numbers come the wife has authorised a real one :)

You'll be behind me in the queue, halfe a million Euros tho'

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« Reply #149 on: October 22, 2011, 05:39:12 PM »

there was one for sale here in Finland... a snip at 350,000
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