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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #25 on: August 26, 2012, 04:24:12 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: August 26, 2012, 05:05:48 PM »

Classic picture that has prompted a few "captions"  {-)
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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2012, 07:15:18 PM »

As a side note Dad and I have added a thread here in working vessels for his Our Lass II build
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« Reply #28 on: August 27, 2012, 08:33:08 AM »

Its always easier to model things when you understand what they are and how they work. Despite spending hours surfing the net I can't find anything relating to " net pools " . Maggie has two long thin net pools down either side of the aft deck behind the net drums. What are they for? Emptying the nets into? Soaking the nets in? Draining the nets? Most pictures I have found don't seem to suggest many trawlers have them?
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« Reply #29 on: August 27, 2012, 01:35:28 PM »

Storing nets that are not on the drums RJR , ie spares when the working net is damaged they can shoot the other stored net and carry on trawling while repairing the other
Could also be where they haul the net into when running it through the powerblock rather than taking it onto netdrum
if you look at the stern of some  boats with open decks you can still sea ponds for storing nets usually at deck level aft of the net drums oor powerblocks
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« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2012, 02:35:35 PM »

Thanks for that, wbeedie.. makes sense now
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« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2012, 04:31:17 PM »

No probs , wished I could have given a definitive answer but not having seen the vessel in the flesh doesnt help but those were the probables
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #32 on: August 28, 2012, 12:51:54 PM »

A very informative thread and a quality build!
Keep up the good work, John and all the Diddy men

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« Reply #33 on: August 30, 2012, 01:06:24 AM »

Nice looking build and boat. The Maggie M or Our Lass are on my list of future builds. Yours looks great.

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« Reply #34 on: August 30, 2012, 10:20:54 AM »

Thanks Bruce...

I will soon be back from Scotland and the build can continue. The wiring has been done it just needs plugging in then I think it will be time to get her in the bath for ballasting. The plan is to run from a 6v 10AmpH battery which will add 1.8kg. I have a second dead battery that refuses to charge ( old age ) which I can use as another 1.8kg at the opposite end , then make up the difference.
Duckie has been experimenting with some vertical blind weights that we salvaged for his Our Lass build, which seem quite promising. They are easy to handle , and easy to store in a compartment in the hull, also easy to adjust to trim.

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« Reply #35 on: September 08, 2012, 10:14:34 PM »

I'm back in action and work has resumed !

Last night the electrics were added, a straight forward receiver , ESC , Servo setup. Then it was into the bath for ballasting. My plans to use a dead battery as ballast are not going to work, as I cant find space at the back where I can get the weight low enough. So its back to lead from a church roof ! I must clarify I do maintenance on a lot of church buildings as my day job, so I get odds and ends of lead legitimately ! In the next two pics she is sitting too high with the aide of a couple of cans of chopped tomatoes to weigh her down (242g each)
 




At various points today I have assembled and painted the power block, which is now fitted.













I will have to get my head around the handrails next.
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« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2012, 01:33:25 AM »

What outstanding weathering, real talent shown here.

I Must build one of these at some point !
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #37 on: September 12, 2012, 10:31:30 PM »

Thank you god your kind words Tim

Tonight I had a spare hour so started what I have been dreading ... The handrails !



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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2012, 07:43:01 AM »

Hi RJR, they look well done to me, have you glued them on ?. Mick B.
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Re: Maggie M - Model Slipway - An RJR build
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2012, 03:22:27 PM »

Ok, the pitfalls of iPhone auto correct, my last post should have read " thank you for your kind words Tim" I wasn't getting all evangelical on you all !!

Mick yes they are super glued on.
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« Reply #40 on: September 13, 2012, 10:04:12 PM »

The rails are looking good, nice and neat!
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« Reply #41 on: September 14, 2012, 08:10:58 AM »

Thanks Dad :)

Hand rails nearly all stuck on










I found this the trickiest bit of the build as each of the 3 horizontal rails for every section was a slightly different shape to the one above or below it.

I know some people make them removable to allow for spraying, but in the end I decided that for me it would be easier to had paint them in situ rather than get them to hold a shape then refit them.

Ps does any one know how to make a thread have more than one page, this is getting a bit long to scroll !
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« Reply #42 on: September 14, 2012, 02:14:56 PM »

Don't knock it RJR, I'm sure with a build of this calibre people won't mind scrolling down to your next part of this very nice First Kit Build, there again I'm slightly biased.
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« Reply #43 on: September 15, 2012, 09:51:00 PM »

In between puppy minding and assisting at a BBQ for 200 hungry teenagers today I managed to get a few coats of white on the handrails. I think they probably need at least one more coat to make the white "solid"





Then they will get a quick satin lacquer spray followed by a dose of rusting.

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« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2012, 08:30:49 AM »

Hello John

Those handrails look lovely......Nice and straight in all directions.......Handrails maketh the boat

It's a shame to add the rust!

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« Reply #45 on: September 16, 2012, 08:50:44 AM »

May you be forgiven for that EMBC, I thought you always liked weathering on your boat!.
I thought I might do a bit of weathering on my OL2 this time and there you are changing your mind.
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« Reply #46 on: September 16, 2012, 09:35:00 AM »

Looks good even on an iPhone in Malta with dodgy wifi O0
I like weathering on fishing vessels - Malta has lots and all seem to be well rusted
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« Reply #47 on: September 16, 2012, 05:29:30 PM »

well its page 2 now  :-))
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« Reply #48 on: September 17, 2012, 09:24:49 PM »

With the matt white applied to the handrails by brush (about 4 coats) then dusted over with clear lacquer to seal and give a uniform finish, it was time for some weathering. The colouring will look better in natural light and it still need some dabs of darker rust in places.






Next up, having looked at some pictures of a power block I realised that as provided the kit is two square, the real thing creates a rubber V for the net to be run through. Here it is as built from the kit



While replacing a toilet ball valve washer for work I realised the washer was the solution,



With a little trimming round the outside and the centre cut out it made a nice rubber chamfer like this.



It should look okay by the time there is some net on it.
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« Reply #49 on: September 19, 2012, 09:18:27 PM »

Over the past couple of days I have been tinkering with bits and bobs

Lettering on the radar dome.



Additional details on the deck, the new bits are mainly the black ones.



Life boats



The trawl boards are now chained and attached too

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