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Re: Kingfisher 2 Fishfull Thinking Scratch Built Build Log
« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2013, 10:45:28 AM »

Day 27 and the walnut has arrived Let the deck planking begin




used a metal filler spreader to give me 1mm spacing in between planks all planks had the sharp edge rounded off with sand paper..




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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2013, 10:48:01 AM »

Day 28 Decking been finished, well nearly all planks laid and the starboard side shaped ready for side rail.









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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2013, 10:49:36 AM »

Day 29 Been a good day weather was boiling but managed to finish shaping the port side of the deck planks and also fitted the side rails and posts to both sides.





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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2013, 10:52:50 AM »

Day 30 Today I filled and sanded the side rails and fitted the Bumper Rails all round. Bumper rails are half round beading from B&Q
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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2013, 10:54:18 AM »

Day 32 sealed the hull with two coats of fiber glass resin from Halfords first with tissue paper, sand down and second gel goat..
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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2013, 10:57:55 AM »

Day 33 T[/size]oday I made the top rails used the same timber as i did for the bump rail 10mm half round. I used the template from the deck to place one row of screws for each side on my work area to the exact shape of the rail then as i steamed the wood soft placed more screws the other side to hold in place and in to shape and allowed to dry.. I have glued them in place on the side rails already will show the results tomorrow once dry.
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« Reply #31 on: August 19, 2013, 10:59:17 AM »

Day 33 continued ok I told a fib weather cooled slightly so went out to the workshop to check to see if hand rail had dried and it had so I couldn't wait out came the filler and sand paper.. here's how it ended up.
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« Reply #32 on: August 19, 2013, 11:00:00 AM »

Day 34 Today the hull had a good sand masked and prime coat
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« Reply #33 on: August 19, 2013, 11:01:51 AM »

Day 35 The task was to make a start on the cabin, all side parts cut to shape and windows rough cut out, also done a dry fit to see what it looks like masking tape to hold temporary.. the front section is taller than needs to be as I wanted to check hight once on the deck, looking at it needs to be shorter..
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« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2013, 11:03:46 AM »

Day 36 dry fitted the mast and glued cabin frames


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« Reply #35 on: August 19, 2013, 11:05:20 AM »

Day 37 D[/size]rilled vent holes in the floor of the cabin to allow air in and out from the hull to help with cooling, the front side windows and the rear window will be quarter open to allow air flow, also made the roof for the cabin and hatch for the nets and part finished the planking around the cabin and hatch, plus I did slim down the mast at the top..
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« Reply #36 on: August 19, 2013, 11:08:16 AM »

Day 39 Today I under coated the cabin and hatch.. and spent a fair few hrs window framing and adding trim to the cabin, the fish net is a hair net from the chemist put this in the pictures because the hatch looked like a swimming pool %%





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« Reply #37 on: August 19, 2013, 11:12:52 AM »

Day 40 A[/size]fter a bad start to the day spent 2 hrs messing with all the running gear to make sure all is working before paint lots of head scratching only to find out that the new transmiter and receiver DX5 I brought was faulty grrrr so back to the shop with that for a replacement.. came back with a Futaba 6J and a bonus of two R2006GS Receivers ok it did cost a bit more but never mind.
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« Reply #38 on: August 19, 2013, 11:19:19 AM »

Day 41 Bath test today and it floats with no leaks :-)) [/size]put all the running gear in and worked out the ballast required and marked the hulls waterline she sits well in the water..




[/size]Wow some weight was added to get the hull to sit right for waterline..[/size]Here is the calculations.. Boat with running gear and cabin in place 2.425 kilo.ballast required front 0.990 kilo. ballast rear 0.910 kilo. battery mid section 1.340 kilo. Total weight 5.665 kilo...that's some weight



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« Reply #39 on: August 19, 2013, 11:25:03 AM »

Day 41 continued [/size]Using the pencil marks placed in bath test I sat the boat on a level work top on my stand made sure she was sat correct and level I made a tool to mark the hulls water line from a scrap of wood and pencil and masking tape and keeping the wood tool flat on the worktop marked a line all round the hull, then using tamiya's masking tape I have my waterline masked ready for hull painting..
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[/size]Also found some time to continue painting the cabin and made some hatch covers.. you can see the colour scheme I'm going for..
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« Reply #40 on: August 19, 2013, 11:28:50 AM »

Day 42 weather perfect for hull painting Plasti coat enamal spray from wilko's







Plus I clear coated all the woodwork on the cabin and deck and added the bars to the rear..



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« Reply #41 on: August 19, 2013, 11:30:43 AM »

Day 43 Today just done a couple of small jobs fitted the windows and as I said early on in the build I had the two quarter windows and the rear door window quarter and half open for airflow to the hull..
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« Reply #42 on: August 19, 2013, 11:38:25 AM »

Day 45 Today rummaged through the fittings box, over the next couple of days as the weather is too damp for painting I shall be making a few fittings I like to recycle Dont chuck it make something with it..


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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2013, 11:41:08 AM »

It all started with making the cabin mast and cabin roof vent, the brass fitting at the bottom of the mast is a 8mm olive used for plumbing..
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« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2013, 12:01:03 PM »

Day 45 continued Now for some brass work first time I have worked with the stuff time to make the exhaust..
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[/size]Inner tube soldered and cleaned



[/size]Then the outer soldered and cleaned



[/size]And the day ended with the result rather proud of my self for this bit of work
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« Reply #45 on: August 19, 2013, 12:05:31 PM »

Day 46 Ok I had to solve the problem of the hull access deck lifting in the middle here what I came up with..
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[/size]22mm plumbing fitting and a brass latch 2 nuts a bolt and a block of wood
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[/size]Bolted through deck twist and turn to latch over hull access deck..forgot to mention fan as been added above the motor as well
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[/size]Hey presto two barrels done the job nicely. sorry about the dark picture
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« Reply #46 on: August 19, 2013, 12:07:39 PM »

Day 46 Continued Little bit a of brass work eyelets cut from small latches for cabin mast rigging [/size]and handles for hatch covers.
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« Reply #47 on: August 19, 2013, 12:09:13 PM »

Day 47 The hull got painted satin black 4 coats
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« Reply #48 on: August 19, 2013, 12:15:55 PM »

Day 47 continued Winch building, spent some days thinking about it and this is what I came up with all parts from the fittings box..



15mm plumbing fittings and the pulley wheels and motor ends are from screw cups







And all painted. the belts will be fitted when paints dry... The belts are made from Amalgamating Repair Tape
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« Reply #49 on: August 19, 2013, 12:20:21 PM »

Day 48 Today the water line was painted red, and the bump rail and hand rail painted black[/size]here's a sneak peak with some deck fittings in place.. still waiting on parts lighting mast fittings before mast can be painted and secured and rigging lines fitted.. plus I need to make some ballads and fit cable hawes as well should of done this early on but have only just decided to add them..[/size][/font]
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