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Jerry C

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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #250 on: October 27, 2019, 05:44:35 PM »

Please tell me youíre not going to paint it.
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #251 on: October 27, 2019, 06:45:57 PM »


Andy, Ray and George - Thanks for the comments  :-))   I got there in the end even if it took forever.  Still loads to do but I feel that I've broken the back of it now. Watch this space!

Please tell me youíre not going to paint it. Jerry.



Hi Jerry - no mate its staying clear coated.  The only things that will be painted will be the skeg and the keel.  I did quite a lot of damage when planking the hull and it just doesn't look right how it is.  So I've mixed a colour which is similar to how it is now.  It should tidy the plywood up quite nicely and I'll also be painting a water line and thats it.  Once the brass is on it will get a matt clear coat to take off the shine off. 


Then at last I can get the motor back in and have a play  :-)
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #252 on: October 27, 2019, 10:54:17 PM »

Looks fantastic Mark now the real fun begins so take your time doing a great job btw still working on the Joffre will post soon
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #253 on: October 27, 2019, 10:57:45 PM »

I love the way mahogany in the raw turns to an exquisite red when varnished. The epoxy coat is necessary first because thin mahogany is very porous due to the short irregular grain. I coated the inside of Wear on the inside and the epoxy went through to the outside in many places and I donít just mean the joints. On completion I sanded it off and put several coats of yacht varnish outside and deck and of course youíve seen the result after seven years. Every year I remove everything from inside, spray with detergent, give it a good scrub with a stiff paint brush and hose it out. Comes out like new.
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #254 on: October 28, 2019, 05:21:29 PM »

Hi John thanks very much and Iím looking forward to an update on your build too. Itís amazing how long these builds can take


Hi Jerry I can certainly vouch for the solid build of your boat.  Your right about the mahogany most of the resin just got absorbed as I rollered it on.


Iím back to work now after my week off and it was a shock to the system when my alarm went off at 0200!
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #255 on: October 28, 2019, 11:29:10 PM »

Hi  Mark T , just tuned into your build,what an eye opener brilliant , well done  :-)) .
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« Reply #256 on: October 29, 2019, 03:48:10 PM »

Thanks Brian thatís very nice of you to say  :-)   Itís been slow going due to time constraints as I work away from home all week.  Iím getting there slowly.
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« Reply #257 on: October 29, 2019, 07:37:25 PM »

As George has said, it is a really nice job
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #258 on: October 30, 2019, 07:23:43 AM »

When I read that the Hull was not to be painted I was very disappointed. I like things to look real......I then went and looked at the latest photos of the hull.......wow.....have I changed my mind. What a thing of beauty you are creating. Superb.
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #259 on: November 02, 2019, 09:33:19 AM »

Thanks Phil and Footski  :-))


Time to tidy up the damage to the keel and skeg.  Its a shame that I didn't decide to go with the bare planking at the beginning of this build as I would have swapped the plywood keel for something like pear wood.  Oh well you live and learn.


So I took some 400 grit carbide paper to the hull to knock it back ready for the next coat of epoxy  :o





Then I did my usual mega masking up job.





Then the bit I like doing most  - laying on the paint  O0   I have used Vallejo acrylic paint which I must say is a great product to use.








I'm pleased with the results and its hidden all of the marks that I managed to put into it.  Its also hidden the ply lines very well too














Next job later on today will be marking out and painting the waterline.  I've got some aged white paint for this so that it doesn't look to clean and bright.  I'll get some more pictures up tomorrow with a bit of luck


Thanks for looking - Mark
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #260 on: November 02, 2019, 12:08:36 PM »

I'd spend many a happy hour just staring at that!  :-))  Superb work.


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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #261 on: November 02, 2019, 03:25:12 PM »

Congratulations, the planked hull looks superb!
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #262 on: November 02, 2019, 03:43:42 PM »

Thanks Andy and KNO3  :-))


Well I've made a school boy error - I started lining off the water line - oh and promptly ran out of lining tape  >>:-(


What a fool I am as I usually have spares of this sort of thing.  Oh well I've ordered some more and I'll carry on next weekend.  Now where's that cold beer  %%
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« Reply #263 on: November 09, 2019, 11:13:57 AM »

Hi All


Ok so the lining tape turned up this week so I've done some more work on the hull.


Firstly I made a simple tool for marking out the water line and then lined it out with tape











Then I masked it all up and put on some aged white so that it doesn't look to stark





I think its turned out quite nice











I've also been ageing the brass using vinegar and salt as I don't want it to look new and shiny.  This has turned out ok too I think but it has turned the solder black








So now I need to let this paint fully cure so I'm not doing anything now until next weekend.  Then I'm going to start covering the hull with epoxy and cloth which is not everyone's favourite job.


Cheers - Mark
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #264 on: November 09, 2019, 11:43:41 AM »

Looking good Mark. It must have taken a long time to do all that masking up :o


Regards,
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« Reply #265 on: November 09, 2019, 01:58:33 PM »

When I was doing it Ray I remembered the last water line that I sprayed on my Alpine.  I thought then it was a lot of effort for one white line and it was again this time too  O0 {-)
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« Reply #266 on: November 17, 2019, 01:43:59 PM »

Just a quick update


I've started the job that no one likes  {-)   Glass cloth and resin!


The first side went ok but it did take a bit of time.  Its a tricky shape to do in one hit but I could think of any other way of doing it.











And one side of the rudder is done too





So far so good and next weekend I'll do the other side - Mark  :-)
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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #267 on: November 17, 2019, 10:14:19 PM »

Mark, if the other side goes as well as this one she's going to be a real beauty.
Great workmanship  :-))


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Re: Panart/Mantua Anteo Steam Tug Build
« Reply #268 on: November 18, 2019, 05:38:05 PM »

Thanks Ray the new resin that Iím using made things easier as it has a pot life of 45 minutes and is very thin too. It does take 48 hours to fully cure though but it dries with no stickiness at all
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« Reply #269 on: November 18, 2019, 05:56:05 PM »

It's strange but I can't see any pictures in this thread although I'm logged in.
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« Reply #270 on: November 18, 2019, 06:06:19 PM »

Thatís strange because I can see them. Try logging out and then back in again that might work
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« Reply #271 on: November 19, 2019, 12:34:58 PM »

All piccies visible here, I'm happy to say.  And what a splendid job you have made of that hull Mark, a real display piece.  Perhaps I missed it, but what is the resin that impresses you so much?
Edit - just found it on the previous page - Bucks Composites finishing resin.

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« Reply #272 on: November 19, 2019, 12:41:58 PM »

Hi Greg itís a company called Bucks Composites. I have never used their products before and have found their finishing resin to be very good so far
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« Reply #273 on: November 24, 2019, 12:38:11 PM »

I've done a bit more on the tug so here's some pictures


Firstly I removed all of the excess cloth from one side.  I've got a couple of air bumps and I'll have to touch up the keel a bit but nothing that can't be done








Then I cut the cloth for the other side and the rudder








And then applied the resin which again went ok








So I've got to be patient now and let this side dry for 48 hours.  Then I'll get down to sanding out and imperfections and hopefully get the final coat of resin on - Cheers Mark  :-)
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« Reply #274 on: November 24, 2019, 04:58:50 PM »

 
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