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Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« on: October 11, 2012, 08:15:58 PM »

Hello!!!
A few months ago, I started to build the Pat Tritleís Yodaís Ark. The plan recommends to do it with 1/8Ē balsa, but it doesnīt makes me very happy; never construct a boat with balsa and feel like it could be somehow fragile, so I decided to make it with 1/8Ē plywood
Here I send you a pic of the framework.
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2012, 08:18:00 PM »

Here I started the planking
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2012, 08:25:25 PM »

After planking the sides with ramin wood strips (sorry, donít know the name in English), I decided to use 1/16Ē ply to plank the bottom.
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2012, 08:30:44 PM »

I choose to make a solid balsa block for the front instead of planking. As itís going to be covered with fiberglass, feel like itíll work out well.
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2012, 09:26:31 PM »

Some wood filler before sanding
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2012, 09:29:39 PM »

Here we have the hull completed before fiberglassing
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2012, 09:39:35 PM »

Fiberglassing, I choose to use 2 oz fiberglass cloth and pacer z-poxy finishing resin
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2012, 09:41:43 PM »

Here you have it after the first coat
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2012, 04:44:48 PM »


The boat needed two more coats of finishing resin and a session of sanding. As itís going to be painted, at the end I put some paste and another session of sanding (95%of the paste will go away)  :-))
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2012, 05:44:40 PM »

After planking the sides with ramin wood strips (sorry, donít know the name in English), I decided to use 1/16Ē ply to plank the bottom.

We know it as Ramin in the UK also, but as it is classed as a Special Hardwood we are unable to get it any more.

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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2012, 07:20:52 PM »

Thank you very much for the information Len, didnīt know about that restriction in UK.

After sanding the paste I decided to begin painting her, the first thing is to put the primer. Iíve been using DuPontís automotive paints in some of my other boats with excellent results, so decided to use it once again
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2012, 07:21:48 PM »

By the time I finished with the primer, I noticed that didnít put the ruder tubes, so before plying once again the primer build the tubes with their base.
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« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2012, 07:24:31 PM »

I was a little bored with the hull, so decided to build the benches. I thought they was too simple so decided to change them a little, changed the style and made them with Crispy-Kreme Wooden Stirrers Coffee Mixers and here is what Iíve got.
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 04:31:17 PM »

 Hello!!!!
A little more work. As I donít have a place especially for my buildings, itís been a little difficult to me to paint the hull, so decided to work in the main deck. I saw some wooden yachts using two kinds of wood, so determined to use Zapelli and Manzonia in the planking of it
As it was finished the planking of the main deck I put two stringers of mahogany.
By now Iím painting the hull and making the propellers, Iíll tell you about when itís finished
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 06:43:30 PM »

Progressing well you are young padawan :)
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #15 on: November 06, 2012, 04:51:25 PM »

Thank You Master  :embarrassed:
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2012, 12:54:42 PM »

with a name like Yoda's ark someone had to  :embarrassed:
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2012, 06:05:38 PM »

 Hello!!!!
Iíve been working in some parts of the boat as time permits me.
Iíll show you how I made the propellers, mainly used two materials, 1/8Ē collars and 0.9 mm brass.
First, with the dremel,  I made two 30 degrees grooves in the collars
I made each blade with the 0.9 mm brass and solder with tin to the collar
Sorry about the Pic, doesnít  make justice to the propellers
 
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2013, 11:27:47 PM »

Hello!!!!
Iíve been working a little more, by now I made the cabin, all in mahogany, here is one pic.
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2013, 11:33:29 PM »

Iíve been painting the hull; Iím using automotive DuPuntís enamels and primer (more or less 6 coats of each color), by now I have to wait about two weeks in order to apply a coat of urethane

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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2013, 11:40:33 PM »

Coming on very nicely.
Well done
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #21 on: January 05, 2013, 12:54:22 AM »

Thank you very much vnkiwi

I forgot to tell you about painting the hull; Iím using automotive DuPuntís enamels and primer, more or less 8 coats of each color, plus sanding.
By now I have to wait about two weeks in order to apply a coat of urethane
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #22 on: January 13, 2013, 02:49:52 AM »

Nice work man any updates?
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2013, 04:02:52 AM »

 Hello!!!!
By now I applied two coats of urethane, Iíve been sanding and using wax, almost finished, and then, Iím planning to install the running hardware. Sorry donít have pictures of my work, itíll almost look the same.
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Re: Pat Tritle's Yoda's Ark
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2013, 07:34:18 PM »

 Hello Guys
Iíve been working in the hardware. Here in Mťxico, there are few places to buy hardware and fitting, the most are for airplanes, I only know one decent store who sale things for boats, but is too far away, so sometimes I have to do those things myself. Thatís the arms case, I had to build them both using 1/8Ē collars and 0.9 mm brass and the results work well but I think the next time could do it better
Here I send you a picture of the rudders hardware with the servo
As you can see in the picture, I found the advice of a marine expert
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