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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #950 on: December 20, 2017, 09:28:32 PM »

Just one piccy tonight
I started marking out the mast and realised it was too tall  >>:-(
So luckily I had not finished the ladder cage and managed to unsolder the top four hoops and drop them a rung each before finishing the cage off.
Next job is all the lighting arms before attaching the ladder
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #951 on: December 21, 2017, 04:34:23 PM »

Masking just seems never ending



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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #952 on: December 21, 2017, 05:15:16 PM »

The roof ladder now has pegs to locate into the upper deck and two sleeves soldered on to take the handrails up onto the roof later without having to solder.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #953 on: December 21, 2017, 05:31:53 PM »

Really nice work Andy,looking good :-))
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #954 on: December 21, 2017, 05:36:47 PM »

Really nice work Andy,looking good :-))
Thanks John and merry Christmas  8)
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #955 on: December 21, 2017, 08:25:31 PM »

Today is 9 months and 4 days since receiving the GRP hull. The number of hours spent has not been logged and as the level of detail is up to each builder I reckon it's impossible to quantify.
I think I will have this finished within the 12 months brackets despite having another build starting soon.
Really time isn't important as long as it's something you have and enjoy spending it  :-)
EDIT
I have abandoned the magnet idea for the wheel house roof. I can secure it with two screws and clamping plates through the windows over the doors. I'm sure it will be unobtrusive and a bonus of not fitting glazing
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #956 on: December 22, 2017, 12:05:34 PM »

Patience now while Royal blue hardens enough to mask over and paint the Arum White
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #957 on: December 23, 2017, 04:41:17 PM »














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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #958 on: December 23, 2017, 06:06:20 PM »

Having just done the above successfully I've concluded that I will make the rest of the rails this way too. It's much less restrictive than feeding rods through stanchions
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #959 on: December 23, 2017, 07:02:55 PM »

The deckhouse finally got its satin lacquer coat and Iím pleased with the finish. So the funnels are fixed in place now. Progress feels satisfactory





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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #960 on: December 23, 2017, 07:23:14 PM »

That last photo really highlights the concave bow. The real tug is not concave at all and this hull has been produced with a number of inaccuracies for decades  :((
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #961 on: December 24, 2017, 03:49:18 PM »

Just some satin lacquer required on the lower section of the wheelhouse and the superstructure will be finished 🎉
All the work left is handrails and mast so Iím a lot closer the end than I thought.
It will be quite a while weather wise before I can relacquer the decks and bulwarks and do a final equipment fit
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #962 on: December 24, 2017, 04:27:23 PM »

Filling time in with bits n bobs
I'm drilling holes up the crews legs for a brass rod so they can be located and pivot on the spot



The four M4 fixings into the deckhouse roof are all going to be concealed by removable furniture



A piece of paxolin acts as a location for the cupboard/desk unit





The duck board is satin lacquered and secured with cockpit glue
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build. ........... Superstructure complete
« Reply #963 on: December 25, 2017, 10:42:57 AM »

Look no glass  8)

















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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #964 on: December 25, 2017, 10:45:40 AM »

Merry Christmas














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Tug-Kenny

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #965 on: December 25, 2017, 11:57:01 AM »


Beautiful.   :-))   :-))

A work of art.

Cheers

ken
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #966 on: December 25, 2017, 12:15:20 PM »

Cheers Ken :-))
Itís certainly turned out miles beyond my expectations from when I started in March  8) :-)
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #967 on: December 25, 2017, 03:33:20 PM »

Some more fantasy play time, loose assembly for effect






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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #968 on: December 25, 2017, 05:11:58 PM »

Hi
I have been watching this build from the beginning . I must what you have been doing is great and the tug looks great.


john 
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #969 on: December 25, 2017, 10:21:14 PM »

Thank you John  :-)


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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #970 on: December 25, 2017, 11:01:26 PM »

There isn't much weight to add now so tomorrow I'll re visit the bath and see how she sits. If the bow is down then it'll be a change to 20,000Mah of LiPo's and some lead.
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #971 on: December 26, 2017, 12:27:23 PM »

Competition time.


Guess the weight?  :-)
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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #972 on: December 26, 2017, 12:30:19 PM »

No changes needed. Still Ok with two 9ah 12volt









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T33cno

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #973 on: December 26, 2017, 01:56:48 PM »

Ok no one wants to guess? She weighs 38lbs of which 5.2kg is the batteries

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #974 on: December 26, 2017, 02:31:36 PM »

Looks very nice sitting on her waterline - top job there Andy you should be rightly proud  :-))
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