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Author Topic: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat  (Read 26423 times)

AlanP

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Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« on: January 08, 2012, 04:01:59 PM »

This build is on the other site but I will post it on here as well over a period of time, the build is about three quarters done at the moment. I Will keep posting until I get up to my current position, just in case anyone thinks I am a fast builder 

The plans are out of MB Dec 2010 by James Pottinger, I have altered the stern to make it flat and the curve of the foredeck was altered later in the build, I am also building it to 1-24th scale.

As this is my first scratch build from drawings, so I studied Bluebirds builds before I started



Alan






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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2012, 04:08:24 PM »






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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2012, 04:20:04 PM »

Planks cut from LIME (Ikea window blinds)




Preparation of the frames before planking



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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2012, 04:32:15 PM »

Planking started






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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2012, 04:46:32 PM »

I thought this was a good time to put the motor and mounts in while I could still see through the hull




And on with the planking






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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2012, 04:53:27 PM »

Planking almost complete






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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012, 04:59:52 PM »

The hull has been removed from the building board and a stand made to hold the hull.









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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2012, 05:08:17 PM »

two pieces of sheet balsa cut to the shape of the hull that will be used later to lay the deck planking on

Bulkward supports made out of Oak and fitted












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Patrick Henry

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2012, 05:30:31 PM »

Beautiful work as usual, Alan..


Rich
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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2012, 06:13:30 PM »

Thanks Rich


One side bulkward and hull up to the forward raised deck completed







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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2012, 03:26:04 PM »

At this stage after both sides are finished, that I decided that the hump, sorry, the curvature of the forward raised deck was to much, so using a hacksaw blade, two elastic bands, straight edge, and a sanding drum it was altered to my liking.








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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2012, 03:38:36 PM »

The next job was to make a capping for both sides out of teak, the two pieces of balsa that I cut to the shape of the hull where used as a template. the last photo shows one side completed














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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2012, 04:17:06 PM »

Lovely crisp woodwork, Alan.  :-))

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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2012, 07:18:06 PM »

Thanks Andy  :-))

The next stage is the bow protector, this was made out of strip brass, the pieces were cut to shape and tinned, clamped to the bow and a large soldering iron used to melt the solder, this way ensured a good fit, no I didn't set fire to the hull.
Must have missed this bit somewhere, the hull has been sanded and stained and is given several coats of sealer later on, the inside of the hull was coated with Z-Poxy










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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2012, 07:26:42 PM »

Rudder support made from brass strip and a brass nut filed to suit, then all soldered together, cleaned up and fitted with two brass 2.5mm nuts and bolts.










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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #16 on: January 11, 2012, 06:35:03 PM »

After making a mock-up of the wheelhouse out of card, the coamings where fitted for the wheelhouse and the skylight. A servo fitted for the rudder. The electrics fitted to a board that goes under the fore deck so that I can get at the two switches for the speed controllers, one for the motor and one for the working winch.

Pieces of aluminium have been fitted under the deck so that there is something to fasten the mast, gantries and winch too











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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2012, 06:43:03 PM »

A coaming made for the skylight, balsa glued to the frames on the raised deck to take the planking.

Planking started on the fore deck using Lime cut from the Ikea blinds.



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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2012, 07:09:37 PM »

Looking real nice Alan.

From the nice job you did on the soldered bow protector, we will be expecting a full hull from brass for your next project.  :-))
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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2012, 09:57:25 PM »

Planking on forward deck finished and the skylight made.
The Lime planking was sanded, stained and a couple of coats of sanding sealer
Caulking in-between the planks is black fablon stuck to the edges of each plank, a bit of a pain I must admit







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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2012, 04:56:18 PM »

A start made on planking the rear deck and a coaming made for the fish hatch.

















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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2012, 07:42:03 PM »

Main deck planking finished, sanded and a couple of coats of sealer. I have had to make a small hatch above the rudder, just in case.






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AlanP

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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2012, 07:52:32 PM »

So now for the bridge, a cardboard mock-up was made using a 1-24th figure and some photos of fishing vessels earlier on in the build in order to get the coamings in the right place.

The mock-up was used again with slight mods to make the wheelhouse/bridge (never sure which one it is).
Teak is used to make it and the photo shows it nearly complete with a couple of formers in place for the roof. The skylight has been made out of hardwood, not sure what type though, the skylight is a tight fit and I should be able to remove it to get my didget in and get at the switches.






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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2012, 08:57:17 PM »

Looks great Alan, nice woodwork all round and I'm enjoying the build.

How do you cut the Ikea slats to the width you want?
and is one size of blind better than another for the solid length between the holes?
I have bought some small replacement slats just to try it out.

Dave
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Re: Scratch built Trawler/Lobster boat
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2012, 11:01:43 PM »

Looks great Alan, nice woodwork all round and I'm enjoying the build.

How do you cut the Ikea slats to the width you want?
and is one size of blind better than another for the solid length between the holes?
I have bought some small replacement slats just to try it out.

Dave

Just the question I was going to ask Dave  :-)) :-)) :-))

Love this build - such 'fair' hull lines................I think this is how I should do the ferry hull plugs  O0 O0 O0
Carl
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