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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #25 on: August 18, 2014, 05:24:40 PM »

Today I hacked out a samson post from a lump of stainless steel.
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #26 on: August 18, 2014, 08:36:45 PM »

  I believe it's not any easy material to cut about.   %)

Looks a good job there.  Well done.


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #27 on: August 29, 2014, 05:55:07 PM »

I thought I would make a bow roller next, well, it wasnt as easy as I had hoped. After 2 botched attempts I ended up with this.


(the drill is temporary until the right size bolt turns up).


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #28 on: September 18, 2014, 07:34:42 PM »

So, this week I have done a little more, progress is slow but relentless!


The hull has now been painted and covered with 2 coats of satin varnish.


I have also made a card template for the windscreen and cut slots in the top deck to fix it into. Next, it will be making a screen from 1mm lexan and see if it fits!


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #29 on: September 18, 2014, 08:17:59 PM »

Hi


Fab pictures, lovely finishing, your patience and attention to detail will produce a boat unrecognisable from the start point on the project.
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2014, 06:14:24 PM »

I fancied having a go at something else today, so, I decided to make some new side air vents.


Fortunately, the ones that came with the boat (wreck) were useable for taking a casting from, which I did in plaster of paris. They came out just fine.


Next, had a look at some peg board for the surface plate. Once recovered from the shock of the price for a bit of mdf covered in holes, I went to a diy store and bought an offcut of mdf for 10p and set to with my drill.


Next, a box was built for the holey mdf to sit on, with a tube to tape the hoover to underneath, and a frame to support the plastic sheet was knocked up.


The first couple of attempts weren't so good, but I soon got the hang of it and am pleased with the results.


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #31 on: September 27, 2014, 09:34:31 PM »

When I did my Huntsman vents, I stapled the plasticard to a frame, put it in the oven, and when it went "wobbly" slammed the frame on to the box with the vacuum cleaner to suck in the air from underneath, a mini home made vac former. Just got to make the bottom box air tight with duct tape.

Nice idea with the hair dryer :-)) , this might work for any larger items that the hair dryer struggles to heat up

I made them from clear plasticard, and painted from the inside with Alclad chrome paint. Other where white plasticard painted white.

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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #32 on: October 03, 2014, 07:42:37 PM »

Beautiful work.
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2014, 08:56:51 PM »

Tonight I have made the throttles for the control desk.


The main part is aluminium, with the handles in brass.


The whole thing is 20mm long and 20 wide, the slots are cut with a junior hacksaw and the brass is 1.8mm diameter/


It was tricky!
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2014, 06:12:52 PM »

very nice loving the scratch built items  :-))
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2014, 11:52:31 AM »

And we move another step towards returning this old boat to its former glory:
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2014, 04:58:05 PM »

Great looking refurb. its nice to bring them back to life and admire all the hard work.  :-))
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #37 on: October 31, 2014, 12:31:41 PM »

Right then I am now a little stumped and looking for suggestions.


I have cut out the windscreen from 1mm lexan and want to create a frame effect around it.


I have tried adhesive aluminium tape, which seems to be ok until I get to curves, at which point it just buckles and tears.


Does anyone have any suggestions I might try?


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2014, 04:41:57 AM »

Try using very thin plastic card same shape as the windows outlining the shape and cut with a sharp knife the frame then spray with silver paint and glue on the lexan.  Just idea
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #39 on: November 01, 2014, 07:59:18 AM »

Good idea.  I will try that on test piece.
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #40 on: November 01, 2014, 09:00:46 AM »

you could try useing lithoplate, stick it to the lexen flat then it will bend when you bend the windscreen to shape.
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2014, 08:54:00 PM »

Meanwhile, I have done a bit on the cockpit, all loose fitted at the moment.


I think I may have solved the windscreen issue with a little help from another member, I have ordered some car body work trim that appears to be the right size, so, fingers crossed!


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2014, 01:26:07 AM »

Looking good with all that wood work!
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #43 on: November 12, 2014, 05:19:31 PM »

Today has been productive.


I fitted the wooden handrails and made and fitted the pushpit and pullpit rails. These are made of 3mm stainless soft soldered together.


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #44 on: November 12, 2014, 08:52:05 PM »

Got to say, it's looking outstanding so far!!!




Patience, attention to detail, will pay off in due course!




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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #45 on: November 20, 2014, 10:10:03 PM »

Had  a good day at it today.
Windows tinted and fitted, windscreen fitted and finished off with car body trim and painted plasticard, bollards and cleats made, so, not much left now.
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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #46 on: November 20, 2014, 10:54:03 PM »

Hi Mate


What is the product you have found from the car shop for the windscreen surround, also where did you get it from?????


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #47 on: November 20, 2014, 11:39:44 PM »

Hi Mate


What is the product you have found from the car shop for the windscreen surround, also where did you get it from?????


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Re: Huntsman refurbishment
« Reply #49 on: November 21, 2014, 06:53:28 AM »

Found here:
http://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/brushed-stainless-effect-plastic-u-edge-trim-5mm-x-3mm


Looks good, never thought to try using that sort of thing!


How did you fit the screen to the boat? It's hard to tell from the pics
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