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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #50 on: May 10, 2019, 10:10:31 PM »

I have seen the grain issue in other kits.Too bad. Perhaps they should have had a real builder on their staff. O0 O0
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #51 on: May 10, 2019, 10:12:20 PM »

Thinking about it just now it would be no great shakes to buy a piece of ply and use this deck as a template for a one piece deck
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #52 on: May 10, 2019, 10:51:49 PM »

I know a company who can emulate a planked deck on 0.8mm ply, using a laser. All we/they need is a CAD file of the required part. They're called SLEC. Here's one they did for me recently -



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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #53 on: May 10, 2019, 10:53:18 PM »

Awesome what do I need to do  :-)
Thatís a beautiful model  8)
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #54 on: May 10, 2019, 10:58:44 PM »

Thank you, kind sir. :embarrassed:
 Are you planning to go to Wicksteed? If so we can get our heads together, weather permitting. I shall be taking Swordsman.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #55 on: May 10, 2019, 11:02:16 PM »

Yes booked for three nights Friday on  :-))
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #56 on: May 11, 2019, 01:02:38 AM »

Steps 20 to 27
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #57 on: May 11, 2019, 01:19:11 PM »

All the lines for the deck supports need to be the subdeck thickness below the cut outs. It says to use a piece of subdeck to mark each edge and join up with a straight edge


The Balsa support strip may not be perfectly straight but after applying the slow CA I've used the steel rule on the line to butt against









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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #58 on: May 11, 2019, 06:56:49 PM »

Continuing with the instructions. This is a good point to fettle the cockpit deck to fit easily for later on. Not shown!






I would ordinarily be fitting the Keel and then on to the 6 Chine logs. I believe my custom prop shaft will arrive Monday to complete this. I won't be doing the motor mount instructions as per manual is they are not applicable to my longer prop tube


6 Of



See you Monday , Balne moor scale sailing day tomorrow  :-))
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #59 on: May 13, 2019, 12:06:58 AM »

While waiting for prop shaft Iíve jumped ahead to the rudder
Exactly as detailed in steps 131-134
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #60 on: May 13, 2019, 07:19:47 AM »

Hi Andy brings back memories. Lots of comments on my rebuild at the Doncaster M E exhibition last weekend. Not sure if you  noticed my rudder servo is installed at the very rear near to the rudder post. Cable for this servo is fitted in plastic tube which terminates at a veri board near the rudder will post pictures.


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #61 on: May 13, 2019, 12:24:22 PM »

Great Stan  :-))
I will be copying your idea  O0  what's a veri board? pleez
Most likely with a micro servo hidden in a crate or behind something. I've drilled two 20mm holes through bulkheads to carry any wires below deck.
Prop tube arrived so I can crack on






No idea of my colour scheme yet so just grey primer for now
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #62 on: May 13, 2019, 01:32:23 PM »

Back on track now with prop tube glued in and infil strips sanded flush.
Also marked and drilled but NOT glued in the rudder shaft





I've decided to change to one of the orange motors but too close to my holiday to order. Reasons being it is a lower KV and 4mm shaft which is easier to align perfect using a 4mm to 4mm tube
https://hobbyking.com/en_us/turnigy-d2836-11-750kv-brushless-outrunner-motor.html

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #63 on: May 13, 2019, 03:13:03 PM »

Hi Andy just a few pictures of the dinghy I tow behind my model. This two needs some T L C

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #64 on: May 13, 2019, 07:48:22 PM »

Woah! where did 6hrs go  %%
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #65 on: May 13, 2019, 07:52:36 PM »

So following the plan we dry fit F1 and adjust before adding slow CA. Use the joint line in the two halves as a guide to centre on the keel




Then this part again after checking fit. ONLY glue to the keel NOT to F1 yet!


Then you can open the gap one side at a time, apply CA and push together



So they look like this and flush
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #66 on: May 13, 2019, 08:12:45 PM »

Then fit this assembly exactly as instructed with the transom dry fitted and mark the position of the bulkheads on the keel. Then glue in place but not the transom!



It says to check the deck to keel with a square but personally I used my eye sight only by aligning the top edges of the bulkheads
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #67 on: May 13, 2019, 08:26:06 PM »

Now the deck
Pin in place at the bow



Then fit a spacer either side of F3 (cabin window push outs) perfect



Press the deck down onto F2 and now glue the deck to both sides of F3 and hold until set





Then glue the deck to the bow and remove the pin.
Then glue the deck to F2
Working back to the rear centralising and gluing the rest of the bulkheads





Then fit the Transom


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #68 on: May 13, 2019, 08:36:07 PM »

Next the strips either side of the keel and the first of the Chine logs





Alternating side to side to fit all 6



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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #69 on: May 13, 2019, 08:40:31 PM »

Here I've planed off the meat and will finish with sanding block








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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #70 on: May 14, 2019, 01:17:31 PM »

This is the best build guide available IMHO  :-))
http://rktman.com/rlh/boothbay/steps/steps.html
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #71 on: May 14, 2019, 04:08:44 PM »

Here I've made up the frames with the help of the plan BUT don't trust the roof support spacers.Average them out so they are exactly the same port and starboard


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #72 on: May 14, 2019, 04:14:21 PM »

I finished fairing the hull ready for planking but I'm now putting the curve into the cabin sides and using spacers at the front to overbend them. Should be OK when fully dried out after a soaking. Water is free if not in a hurry so no need to rush out for rubbing alcohol {-)
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #73 on: May 14, 2019, 04:54:59 PM »

Wow this builds flying together  :-))   Looks like a nice kit. Tidy job too Andy.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #74 on: May 14, 2019, 04:57:52 PM »

Wow this builds flying together  :-))   Looks like a nice kit. Tidy job too Andy.


Thanks Mark yes its a lovely kit but alas no more other than the last three bought by Mayhem members.
Still very much a lot to do so great value  :-)


Bobbing along behind, said I'd stick to one model but the lobster is a pleasant diversion



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