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Builder1

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Building Hazelgarth Model tug 40" long
« on: June 27, 2015, 01:04:49 PM »

Just bought the fibreglass hull for Hazelgarth which is 40" long. I need to fabricate a keel through which the prop shaft will go and to which the rudder will be fixed.
If anybody has any ideas on how to achieve this I would appreciate their input.
It should be approx 43cm long X 13.5 high and I think between 10 and 15mm in width




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Re: Building Hazelgarth Model tug 40" long
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2015, 08:19:27 AM »

hello,I`m not built that tug ,but a few others , normally , for strength , the keel is done in ply, you can coat this latter w f/glass resin , the shape should be shown on the plans+sometimes it is continued into the hull , for strength, this can also then be taken up to the bottom of the prop shaft ,for added strength.
 normally i just glue it onto the hull w slow dry araldite glue,
 hope this helps
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Re: Building Hazelgarth Model tug 40" long
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2015, 08:30:39 AM »

Hi

Welcome on board.

Why not  join either Southport MBC or the OWLS  MBC , both are local to you and the members are very helpful.

Just enter their names in your search engine.
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