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Huntsman refurbishment
« on: February 22, 2014, 01:21:03 PM »

The jolly fellows in my club decided, in my absence, that the Huntsman pictured should be refurbished by me.


For this they extracted the princely sum of 5.00 for my pleasure of doing it. <*<
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2014, 01:23:29 PM »

So, I set to with the orbital sander and found the hull was ok, just one joint needs re-glueing.


The prop shaft needs moving of course
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 01:25:38 PM »

I have also had a look at the superstructure - it fell apart in my hands!
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 01:26:59 PM »

Fortunately, there are enough complete bits to use as patterns for new panels.
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 02:51:25 PM »

the prop shaft seems very far forword  is this by the plans for an ic set up
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 03:48:14 PM »

Hey, I've been given one of those to refurb as well - it's in the queue (no.4) - so it will be about a year away from even getting started however, in the meantime, I'll just tag along and hopefully pick up on how you tackle yours. Good luck with the rebuild.  :-))
 
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2014, 08:45:40 PM »

Today I have made some progress on the superstructure panels.
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2014, 05:02:00 PM »

Have managed a little time in the man cave, and got some more superstructure work done.


I am waiting for a propshaft to come before any more hull work.



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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2014, 07:17:45 PM »

hi nice job you're doing it should be back to its former glory before long is it the 48in hunstman. if so you didn't happen take templates from the superstructure did you  :}
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2014, 09:36:48 PM »

Yes its the 47" version.


I didnt take any templates, but if you need some I can draw out from my panels before starting to glue up.


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2014, 09:50:48 PM »

Superb work......... Really superb.
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2014, 02:56:10 AM »

if you could that would be exellent  :-)) i have a fg hull lying around but no plans for the cabin extr
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2014, 09:06:47 PM »

Today I spent a bit of time hacking out a few more bits of wood for the cockpit.


Some pics:


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2014, 09:20:49 PM »

Its been a while, but other stuff got in the way.


However, today I have made a little progress on the cockpit. Everything is dry fitted at the moment, but you can see what I am aiming for.


The planking is Lime with sticky back plastic for caulking. The rest of the wood is 2mm mahogany sheet.


Ian
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2014, 09:42:49 PM »

very nice  :-))
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2014, 09:22:30 PM »

So, A little progress. Got the cabin roofs on and made a couple of cockpit seats. BUT, I think I got the dimensions wrong on the seats, they look too small to me >>:-(
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2014, 10:50:31 PM »

ye they do look on the small side dont they
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #17 on: May 11, 2014, 11:16:17 PM »

Ian
Scale them up eight times and see if your bum would fit into them - mine certainly wouldn't! I reckon they should be around 3" wide (more to fit me.............)
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2014, 05:08:56 PM »

Can anyone tell me please, are the full size Huntsman hulls finished in a gloss, or a satin finish?


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #19 on: June 03, 2014, 05:37:55 PM »


Gloss but gloss on a model makes it look like a plastic toy.
Go with satin or gloss with satin varnish (clear coat) finish
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2014, 08:29:35 PM »

Well, its been a while since the last update, but I have progressed things.


The hull has had two coats of z poxy, a rub down and two coats of primer.


Before putting the top coat on the hull I decided to do the deck planking first, which I have progressed quite well today.


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2014, 08:34:35 PM »

I'll watch this refurb with interest. I love the Fairey huntsman.


Apart from its timeless good looks, it dos still handle the waves an rough water well. It is still very very quick!!!


Thanks for the pics.


Garry


(Ps I run petrol and nitro boats, 40-60 inches in length. The huntsman 46 inch I have still gives me the greatest pleasure when running.
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2014, 09:30:32 PM »

Today I spent a few hours in the sun chucking a few more planks on the deck, followed by a rub down with 80 grit, then 120 grit and finally a wipe over with white spirit.


There is a bit more fettling to do yet, but its well on the way now.


Ian
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2014, 08:17:40 PM »

Looking fabulous!b


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #24 on: August 11, 2014, 04:44:56 PM »

Its been a few weeks since the last update - holidays, work etc.


I have made and fitted window frames, a cabin door in the cockpit and some handrails (to be fitted).


I cut the handrails from some scrap mahogany, each one is two lengths of 2 mm glued together and cut using the milling machine, nice and easy that way.


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