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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2011, 01:14:05 PM »


You may have noticed the new white curved rail in front of the cabins. The old one had a join in the centre and I couldn't get it to join parallel without major structures behind it.  This took a lot of plastic to run all around the floor, but worth it in the end. 

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2011, 01:17:14 PM »


Wife out shopping .....................  off to the bathroom for a float test.   :}

She floats lovely.  Well above the water line so tests were made as to the total weight left to me.  This turns out to be 4 lead acid batteries so plenty of extras can be added with no worries.   :-))

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2011, 01:20:53 PM »


Moving on, we started on the 'little bits'.  The air vents were extended and painted and the anchor winch parts  (thank you Caldercraft!)  were painted separately ready for assembly.

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2011, 01:23:31 PM »


The Hull was then re-sprayed in a deeper colour red and left to dry before adding another coat of Black silk paint to the upper section.  I would have like a silk red but they don't make them.   %)



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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2011, 01:44:56 PM »


Now it was time to think about the curved towing rails. I've fitted these to other boats and always had a problem with the structural integrity  (like that word) so this is how I did it.

I cut a piece of 5 ply into the shape of the curve required. This was nailed to the bench and a piece of plastic R.S.J   (rolled steel joist)  was placed at one end and clipped against the curved wood with a nail. I applied a 'Hot air gun' to the plastic and gently heated the plastic whilst pulling the length around the curve.  This worked a treat.

When applied to the boat, there is minimal contact with the inside edge so an extra straight piece was welded on the ends of the curves.

Apart from affixing the stands to the bottom of the lifeboats, this is where I'm up to at the moment. 
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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2011, 01:48:14 PM »


I had a bit of spare time during the paint drying process so I've knocked up a trailer. I've made it so that All my boats stands will fit inside for transport to the lake.   {-)

Ken

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #31 on: October 18, 2011, 04:30:59 PM »

Blimey Ken when did you start this one? she is looking really good. :-)) :-))
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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2011, 08:22:32 PM »


Hi Tugmad,

Started on August 1st and kept it under wraps as I started off slowly between Hospital visits. They have now released me to go my merry way so I'm making hay.   :}

Glad you like her. I believe she is one of the prettiest tugs for her day and should look a treat when the topworks go on. Lots of plans about the fittings and I'm really looking forward to completing her.

Ken

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #33 on: October 21, 2011, 05:14:05 PM »


Well the plastic R.S.J's didn't work out. When fitted to the boat under pressure they torqued and twisted so I thought I'd make some out of two layers of plywood.

But as you see it snapped . mmmph!!



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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #34 on: October 21, 2011, 05:19:44 PM »

Moving on, I liked the idea of two materials for strength so I cut a plastic window sill to the correct width and heated two for the jig. They bent lovely and were glued together and left overnight.

The next day they were tested on the position of fitting and worked a treat.


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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #35 on: October 21, 2011, 05:21:35 PM »


I then made some lifeboat davits and planked the lifeboats.



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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #36 on: October 21, 2011, 05:23:14 PM »


The guide rails for the tow wire were then painted black and epoxied into the boat.

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #37 on: October 21, 2011, 06:12:35 PM »

Very nice Ken, whats next ?
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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #38 on: October 21, 2011, 06:16:48 PM »

Where is the Build Overseer you usually have Ken?

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #39 on: October 21, 2011, 06:55:12 PM »


Cheers Dicky. Not quite finished yet but feeling good about her.   :}  The next one in line is the Gry Maritha. I bought some blue paint in readiness but I'm sure there's going to more to it than that.

I think the build overseer is asleep Ned.   :D

  ken

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #40 on: October 21, 2011, 06:59:37 PM »


I put up the 'Show Sheet' on the bench and have taken some pictures of the her.  Must say they look better than the real thing.

Tomorrow it's time for the railings and wiring the mast. 

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2011, 07:02:00 PM »


Some more close ups.

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #42 on: October 21, 2011, 07:03:47 PM »


I usually put more pictures up at once but the computer is taking it's time today.

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #43 on: October 21, 2011, 07:05:10 PM »


Last one for today shows the R.D.F on the bridge. Made from aluminium tube for the legs and copper wire above.

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #44 on: October 21, 2011, 07:11:43 PM »


I have a question for you nautical types out there.

Here is a picture from Martin's camera taken at one of the shows.  It is of the Bridge roof.  I need to know what the 4 circular objects are please. There are further ones situated on the engine room house.  i was going to use necklace beads to simulate them, but wondered if they are vents of some kind.   %)

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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #45 on: October 21, 2011, 07:21:50 PM »

Hi Ken    they are mushroom type vents, on the real ones thr rounded cap on top screws up and down and either opens or closes the vent.  Geo   ok2
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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #46 on: October 21, 2011, 07:28:56 PM »


Ah!  I see the two cones.  Thanks George. I'll put two sizes of half balls together.

Cheers    :-)) :-))

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« Reply #47 on: October 21, 2011, 10:49:09 PM »

Impressive build there, Kenny,  :-))
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Re: The Lady Wooes tug build
« Reply #48 on: October 21, 2011, 10:55:08 PM »


Thank you. I'm enjoying this even though I'm doing everything three times.

What I'm doing now is when I have to scratch build a part, I make several and paint a production line. You never know when they will come in handy.   %)

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« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2011, 11:15:38 PM »

 >>:-( <*< ...I hope that that is not Mrs Kennys best Sunday table cloth you are using as a shadow board covering Ken.......as I see a few overspray blotches of RED paint  <:( :o ....Derek
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