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olly49

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2012, 11:13:11 AM »

Just started to work on superstructure in liteply, but I am having problemswith the base warping.
Any suggestions?
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2012, 12:17:23 PM »

Just like the hull has Bulkheads to hold the shape, you need to make formers and stiffening ribs on the inside of the flat surfaces. Even 1/8" (3mm) square Balsa shold be OK on this size to stiffen up Lite-ply.

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2012, 08:22:18 PM »

Resined inside hull and painted.
Started on superstructure with base from liteply, decided to stop
and wait for birch ply to arrive.
Not happy with liteply, keeps warpping.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #28 on: August 28, 2012, 03:15:01 PM »

Superstructure finished,  motors in, hull painted.
Just need to plank the deck now
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #29 on: August 29, 2012, 01:18:40 AM »

Nice to see you back ........ but where's the lovely pics?

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2012, 10:15:20 PM »

Decks done, fittings next.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #31 on: November 13, 2012, 11:09:22 PM »

Decks done, fittings next.
olly4950


Very nice deck:-)) :-))  I've got a Model Slipways RTTL kit and was contemplating doing a wooden deck. Have seen enough photos, some earlier in this thread, to know they were common enough. I've even bought a good stock of planking from CMB.

Do you have other photos of your deck? I'd be keen to know how you did yours.

I'm interested to know if there was a strip around the outside that conforms to the shape of the deck or are all the planks placed fore/aft.

Kind wish,
Bruce
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2012, 10:38:05 PM »

Deck planks are 0.5mm maple.
These were placed in some gravy browning to stain them.
When dry used a 9b pencil on the edges to simulate the chalking.
Glue with titon wood glue,  when dry used a Stanley blade to with the grain to flatten the decking,  this also cleaned the glue that I split on the decking.
Decking goes forward to after.
Protection is with a car lacquer.
I will post more photos tomorrow night.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2012, 03:34:23 PM »

More pictures
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2012, 04:12:01 PM »

looking good  :-))
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #35 on: November 19, 2012, 06:51:49 PM »

This is what she used to look like.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #36 on: November 19, 2012, 07:27:29 PM »

heluva diferance there  :-))
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #37 on: November 19, 2012, 07:54:47 PM »

More pics
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #38 on: November 19, 2012, 10:26:09 PM »

More pictures


Looks very nice.  :-)) :-))


From the photo it looks like the fore/aft planking finishes a few mm before the end of the deck and there is a 'flat' piece that follows the curve of the hull around the outside of the deck. Can you explain what you did there?


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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #39 on: November 20, 2012, 09:27:47 PM »

Hi Antipodes
I used maple sheet for all of the decking. The piece you see which goes all round the deck is a 12mm piece of maple.
I put the sheet on the table and put the boat up side down on this then drew around it to get the curve after this had dried and stained I put a maple plank over the top of this so I could get a understanding of where to cut the fore and aft decking planks in order to get a tight joint.
All decking before laid was stained using gravy browing.
I will post a better picture of this later.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #40 on: November 20, 2012, 09:33:54 PM »

Hi Olly don't get your decks too wet or you will have every dog in the area after your gravy. ok2 ok2 ok2
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2012, 10:33:34 PM »

Hi Antipodes
I used maple sheet for all of the decking. The piece you see which goes all round the deck is a 12mm piece of maple.
I put the sheet on the table and put the boat up side down on this then drew around it to get the curve after this had dried and stained I put a maple plank over the top of this so I could get a understanding of where to cut the fore and aft decking planks in order to get a tight joint.
All decking before laid was stained using gravy browing.
I will post a better picture of this later.
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olly4950


Understand now  8) - I hadn't thought of doing that. Thanks!

A lot of builders here use tea to stain decks - that way we don't get dogs jumping in the pond sniffing gravy!!  ok2 ok2
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #42 on: November 20, 2012, 10:42:05 PM »

LOL to the gravy decks. It was my partners idea, so I will blame her if the dogs sink her.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #43 on: November 20, 2012, 10:53:34 PM »

LOL to the gravy decks. It was my partners idea, so I will blame her if the dogs sink her.


I've got maple planks from CMB for my deck. I'm not planning to stain them at all as I'm going with the tropical scheme and am looking for that sun-bleached look.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2012, 09:21:02 PM »

Help,
I need some oblong fairleads, unable to find any in UK
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #45 on: January 20, 2013, 07:01:44 PM »

Shes finished, looking forward to sailing her.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #46 on: January 20, 2013, 07:03:22 PM »

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #47 on: January 20, 2013, 07:04:11 PM »

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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #48 on: January 20, 2013, 09:15:51 PM »

A transformation  - you've made a great job of the RTTL.
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Re: RTTL 2753
« Reply #49 on: April 14, 2013, 09:57:59 PM »

Sailed for the first time on Wednesday 10th April 2013
To view it go to Youtube and type in RTTL2753
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