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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #200 on: July 15, 2020, 02:04:17 pm »

Hi Stan,  I am about to start this same kit having recently abandoned the Riva due to weight issues.  Unfortunately with that kit I just didn't realise how overweight Amati kits were until I was to far into the build to put it right.  I just wondered if you had a target all up weight for your GB?  My guesstimate based on a quick flotation test of the hull + 2Kgs of sugar is about 3.5Kgs.  Right now, before I start Dremmel surgery the hull alone weighs just over 1.7Kgs.


I am also thinking of replacing the MDF and ply (particularly any ply which is then veneer covered) with balsa.  Obviously the balsa will need to be well sealed but as far as I can see the MDF is used to provide a framework and there just doesn't need to be so mush strength built in.


Your thoughts would be much appreciated.....


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #201 on: July 15, 2020, 10:26:08 pm »

Hi Spinney pm sent. 


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #202 on: July 16, 2020, 09:12:44 pm »

HI all sadly not a great deal done over the last few weeks. The sun lounger is painted and the fabric top is ready to fit. Next job make a towel to go on  the lounger the magnets needed to make one side of cabin wall removable are now in place


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #203 on: July 20, 2020, 10:55:32 pm »


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #204 on: July 23, 2020, 11:31:47 pm »

Hi all hope to be back on this build next week. Most of my jobs done for the time been.




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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #205 on: July 25, 2020, 02:07:43 pm »

Just slowly making a start  the dinghy now looks like Swiss cheese. I have drilled a series of 7mm holes in the underside to make it lighter more on this later.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #206 on: July 27, 2020, 07:43:28 pm »

HI managed to install and wire up the Action quad switch today and terminate the cables at a six way plug. These cables will take power to all the electrical functions pictures to follow.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #207 on: July 28, 2020, 02:12:54 pm »

Pictures showing the Action quad switch and the cables attached to the six pin plug. These cables will power all the lighting fitted to the model and also take power to a second switcher unit.



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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #208 on: July 30, 2020, 09:07:54 am »

just started on the mast how do you fit small cables in a wood mast?


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #209 on: July 30, 2020, 09:15:16 am »

Morning Stan


Looking good...  Re the mast, can you make a slot up say the back of the mast using small sawblade maybe then put the wires in, and then fill or put a slice of same wood in..?


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #210 on: July 30, 2020, 09:41:35 am »

HI Dave this may be the only way I can do this. Once the cables are in a good quality wood filler may be the answer to make good the area. Pictures to follow.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #211 on: July 31, 2020, 04:43:20 pm »

Stan, there is standing and running rigging to the top of the mast, could this be your solution to getting power to the masthead light?
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #212 on: July 31, 2020, 08:51:54 pm »

HI Spinney. I have made a channel in the wood to fit the copper cables I will post pictures of this later. In the mean time just a few pictures showing the radar support bracket. I have binned the 2 mm copper tube and made the bracket from 1mm brass rod. Other pictures show the yard arms on the mast these are going to be binned and made from ply. Finally just a few items to give more detail to the model.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #213 on: August 02, 2020, 08:57:58 pm »

I asked a question a few weeks ago about fitting wiring down a wood mast. Just a few pictures showing how I fitted the copper wires.  Finally a few pictures of the inside table showing some detail including beer mats and the flower pot.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #214 on: August 02, 2020, 10:35:53 pm »

Licorice Allsorts, my favourite  %%
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #215 on: August 03, 2020, 04:36:13 pm »

I trust you’re planning a backlight on the e-reader Stan 🤓
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #216 on: August 03, 2020, 04:45:01 pm »

HI Spinney. I think that may be a bridge to far but who knows.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #217 on: August 05, 2020, 04:49:44 pm »

I hope to have the mast finished this week. Pictures to follow on other parts of the build later this week.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #218 on: August 06, 2020, 08:18:53 pm »

The work on fitting the cables is now finished and the cut out areas filled and sanded smooth. The boom will be made next and a few fittings need to be fixed the in to the paint shop. The fly bridge is almost complete crew figures need painting and fitting. Just a few pictures showing the copper wire in the mast eight cables in total and some of the fly bridge spot the chocs .


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #219 on: August 07, 2020, 07:13:38 am »

Very nice job Stan your attention to detail is amazing

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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #220 on: August 08, 2020, 07:21:16 pm »

Thank you Mark for your comments. The mast is now complete just a few fittings to fit on the boom. I have tested all the mast lights after filling in the cables all working fine pictures to follow.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #221 on: August 09, 2020, 08:30:54 pm »

Just a few shots of the mast and boom. All the work is finished next step paint shop then fix to the fly bridge and wire up the lights. One shot looking at the internal table with the bench seat behind. Forgot to mention ash in ash tray just needs the cigarette to finish it off




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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #222 on: August 10, 2020, 10:37:30 pm »

The mast and boom are primed with white primer. Pictures will follow when the mast is ready to be fitted.




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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #223 on: August 10, 2020, 11:07:24 pm »

The sanitizer bottle was a super relevant touch and will jog the future observer's memories of this horrid year.


To answer a previous member's suggestion about using copper cored cables/wires as rigging, it might work harden and then snap creating a bad connection. It can be used in non stress areas to actually recreate conduit runs painted as metal or plastic tube.



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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #224 on: August 11, 2020, 09:22:48 am »

Knowing Stan there's probably sanitiser in the bottle, I've already had to go out and buy some Liquorice Allsorts  %%




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