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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #100 on: January 01, 2019, 02:00:07 AM »

Continuing on with the Cabin.
Happy New Year
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #101 on: January 02, 2019, 04:56:57 AM »

Actually glued the cabin together.Floor and roof next.

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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #102 on: January 13, 2019, 02:35:38 AM »

More Deck Features.
A Bench,Forward and Stern Companionways.Skylights




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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #103 on: January 13, 2019, 12:28:49 PM »

Looking very nice Jim top job  :-))
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #104 on: January 14, 2019, 12:53:59 AM »

Here is a pic of the rear companionway entry.
Also the Mast Boots -
Since the masts will "fold over" to get access to the
interior of the hull, the pivot points needed to line up right.
When all was painted, I added a layer of epoxy to add strength.
Finally, here is the rough placement on deck.
More to come,Thanks for reading,Jim
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #105 on: January 21, 2019, 03:54:25 AM »

Our local TV station stopped by our club meeting.Shot some footage and interviewed us for a
special on "Colorado Characters" -

Enjoy-
https://youtu.be/xHS-8O4Nsik
All done with the Deck furniture and fixtures -
Time to plank.
Regards,Jim PopeDenver, CO USA


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« Reply #106 on: January 21, 2019, 06:08:28 PM »

Hi Jim what an excellent film I enjoyed it and itís good to put a face to a name too  :-)
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« Reply #107 on: January 21, 2019, 09:07:43 PM »

Thanks Mark T......I was going to respond along similar lines, however mentioning that Jim does not look like any of his family what so ever  {-)


[Jim will get my drift  O0 ]


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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #108 on: January 22, 2019, 03:47:58 AM »

Thanks both of you.
BTW - Here are the family members Derekwas talking about . . .
Regards,Jim
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #109 on: February 03, 2019, 11:52:01 PM »

Not quite ready to start planking.
Still finishing up the little bits.
Also took the time to pre-make some grating.
Regards,Jim
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #110 on: February 04, 2019, 05:57:27 PM »

Your buckets are great Jim.  Well, it's all pretty good actually.  Coming along nicely.
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #111 on: February 05, 2019, 06:56:42 AM »

Nice work you make there Jim! Could you explain how do you make those gratings?
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #112 on: February 07, 2019, 02:37:05 AM »

the grill were assembled from a pileof individual identical pieces.
See pic
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« Reply #113 on: February 07, 2019, 02:59:47 AM »

OK, I'll admit it.
I did not cut each individual piece.
I got the Gratings/grills from my favorite place.
RBMODEL.COM 

He is located in Poland. Ships all over the world.He has always shipped very quickly.
Hint - click on the picture of the clipper ship to
get to all the interesting parts.
Thanks for reading,Jim

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« Reply #116 on: February 07, 2019, 07:28:53 AM »

Thanks Jim and Martin. RBM Model seems to be a nice vendor. I have to remember them next time I need gratings or other parts.
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #117 on: February 09, 2019, 03:31:27 AM »

So - Time to plank the deck.
At 1:24  a typical 15ft plank comes out to 7.5 inches.

I needed to figure out how to plank with something that
resembled the caulking used. 

I chose to "pre-finish" the planks by applying a marker toone side and one end of the the planks after cutting and sanding.
Then just to make sure that the marker would not bleed, I
did a sample and added two coats of finish.(Actually I did that first)
Here are pics.
Thanks for reading,Jim


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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #118 on: February 09, 2019, 02:47:00 PM »

Thats a nice sample of decking there Jim, the marker pen idea looks just about spot on.  I think I'll nick this idea for my build
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« Reply #119 on: February 09, 2019, 06:29:05 PM »

Bonjour Jim,
I would kindly suggest to test this process with varnish because I'm afraid that said varnish does drool pen ink, which would be a shame.
On this example, for his deck, my friend Didier used ebony chopsticks : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpixv_CHZT4 and another friend used black baper for a thinner dest.
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Re: Chimaera - My fourth build, the first POF.
« Reply #120 on: February 09, 2019, 06:37:23 PM »

You need to be very careful when cutting or sanding ebony wood as the dust is very harmful.  Its not a wood that I would want to use inside my home where I build my boats. 


I've started using archival pens for marking out wood as the ink only bleeds very slightly into the wood grain.  Its also ok to varnish over but epoxy resin is even better.  I've had very good results using these pens  :-))
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« Reply #121 on: February 09, 2019, 08:12:05 PM »

Here is the pen I found.If you read the small print on the barrel youcan see where it says it will stand up to 500 deg F.
So I figured it should be able to take anything I subject it to.
Thanks for reading.
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« Reply #122 on: February 09, 2019, 09:07:27 PM »

Bonjour Raphael.....

Could you please confirm what the builder is talking about from 4:25 minutes into 5:00 minutes in the video?

I try to understand it is the strength of the vessel bow stempost, however am not sure of the translation

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« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2019, 09:06:43 AM »

Bonjour Derek,
I do not understand "bow vessel stempost"  :D

Didier explains us that the bow is doubled by a soft "band" made of lead that starts at the waterline and goes to the back of the boat. This band weighs the boat down, which is good for the center of gravity and protects its keel from small shocks.
Did I answer to your question ?
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« Reply #124 on: February 10, 2019, 09:35:48 AM »

Thanks Raphael.....


Yes, with your help, I now understand Didiers words describing the lower part of the bow stem post is doubled by a soft "band" made of lead that starts at the waterline and goes to the back of the boat O0


[and thanks to Jim for allowing  the Off topic text] :-))

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