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Capt Podge

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #275 on: June 20, 2021, 10:44:57 pm »

Finally for now, here's a photo of the sponges used to apply the varnish. I bought these a while ago and find they are good for about 3 coats, provided the heads are cleared of the varnish as much as possible - I just squeeze them with a few sheets of kitchen roll.

When they are passed their usefulness, the heads are removed and the remainder used as stirrers. :-))

Ray.
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #276 on: June 21, 2021, 08:50:41 pm »

Ray,
Nice job of bending the wood around the stern :-)) 
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #277 on: June 21, 2021, 09:07:05 pm »

Cheers David, yeah, that bit was relatively easy - I had more bother with the sides actually  :o
Joe suggested the size of mahogany to use and, as he said, it does bend nicely  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #278 on: June 22, 2021, 09:35:24 am »

That's the deck edge finished very nicely Ray,  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #279 on: June 22, 2021, 09:52:30 am »

Thanks Joe, your suggestion was spot on!
Managed to get another coat of varnish on last night and that should be fine now.  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #280 on: July 17, 2021, 09:37:25 pm »

Just another little update...

Managed to get another coat of varnish on last night and that should be fine now.  :-))

Ray.

To compliment the above, here's a couple of shots of the boat in daylight rather than under fluorescent light...

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #281 on: July 17, 2021, 09:41:27 pm »

Next, the drivers seat has been installed complete with 'feet'

...and I managed to get some resin casting done - this is what I used as a master for the grab rail supports...
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #282 on: July 17, 2021, 09:49:31 pm »

I had made these eight pieces individually but, as I needed a total of 32, I decided to group them together and use them to cast 8 at a time.

Also, I have been gifted fairleads, cruciform bollard and anvil bollards, along with the Force 4 vents.
These were kindly donated by one of our forum members...and these have now received the 1st coat of paint.

Here's a few more pics....

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #283 on: July 17, 2021, 09:52:59 pm »

The sloping supports are for the grab rail ends and the sort of triangle shape, with top chopped off, are the intermediate supports.

These have all now been sanded down and set up ready for painting, which I hope to complete tomorrow. %)

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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #284 on: July 18, 2021, 12:43:03 pm »

All looking rather good Ray, she looks clean and bright out in the sunlight a far cry from what you started with, well done mate.


Joe :-))
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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #285 on: July 18, 2021, 12:59:15 pm »

Many thanks Joe and you've helped me along the way - hoping to start on the windscreen soon  :-))


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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #286 on: July 18, 2021, 01:51:01 pm »

Well Ray, the castings came out well, all adds to the that feeling, I made this and it looks good :}







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Re: Another Huntsman rebuild
« Reply #287 on: July 18, 2021, 02:05:41 pm »

Thanks Dave and you're spot on there - so satisfying when they turn out good  O0 .


All being well I should get final coats on this evening and see if I have something suitable for the rails  :-))


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