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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #225 on: August 11, 2020, 03:16:21 pm »

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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #226 on: August 11, 2020, 04:42:21 pm »

Just a few pictures showing the final layout of the tables may tweak them a little more. Last group of pictures during a ballast test done in the bath  looking good so far. The pencil lines shows the position of the water on the hull both at the stern and bow. Most of the heavy work is now finished on the cabin area. No doubt I will scrap most of the timbers used on the hull  and use plastic card instead. I need to change my camera  sorry if some of the shots are not clear


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #227 on: August 13, 2020, 06:56:11 am »

Update on the build the paint job on the mast is complete. Next step apply the varnish then fit to fly bridge and wire up the mast lights pictures to follow.




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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #228 on: August 14, 2020, 05:42:10 pm »

Just two pictures showing the mast cable been inserted to duct to the fly bridge and last picture mast fitted to fly bridge deck.  A word of caution for any future builder the base of the mast needs to be larger this will give a better gluing area.




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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #229 on: August 16, 2020, 07:34:02 pm »

The lighting for the mast is now complete. I now need to complete some more soldering then power up the radio and check all the lights work. The inflatable supplied in kit is now in the bin the new one is been made from 3/4 balsa rod pictures to follow.

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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #230 on: August 16, 2020, 08:29:04 pm »

Looks great Stan what a lovely job  :-)

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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #231 on: August 17, 2020, 09:23:05 pm »

Good news the light wiring is now completed just needs a tiding up under the fly bridge just three shots of some of the lights Also a picture of the resin dinghy in the bin.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #232 on: August 20, 2020, 09:39:14 pm »

Lights are looking great Stan. Very neat wiring. A very neat build. Can't wait to see the finished boat mate!
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #233 on: August 20, 2020, 10:10:04 pm »

Thank you for your comments on the wiring. The Action switchers have worked fine more to follow.




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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #234 on: August 22, 2020, 09:54:38 pm »

Hi latest update rear section of cabin now in white primer ready for final white enamel finish. Still waiting for my teak veneer should been delivered Friday phone call to supplier on Monday morning.




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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #235 on: August 23, 2020, 06:19:01 pm »

Sailed the hull only this morning the brushless motors worked fine. No more updates this week due to work indoors.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #236 on: August 24, 2020, 09:15:33 pm »

Just two pictures.


1 New teak veneer ready to fit on the hand rails.


2 The new dinghy made from 3/4 balsa dowel.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #237 on: August 25, 2020, 07:48:58 pm »

Today a disaster while in the garage a large lock fell of the shelf straight into the hull. This bent a rudder arm and all the push rods are bent beyond repair.




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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #238 on: August 25, 2020, 09:20:38 pm »

Sorry to hear that Stan, I do envy the pictures from members with dedicated hobby rooms.

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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #239 on: August 25, 2020, 09:43:33 pm »

All my models are built in the garage. I tend to have purge and tidy after new models are completed. I was banned from building models in the house years ago due a super glue incident.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #240 on: August 26, 2020, 10:51:36 am »

Today a disaster while in the garage a large lock fell of the shelf straight into the hull. This bent a rudder arm and all the push rods are bent beyond repair.

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What a bummer! I feel for you Stan - been there myself, only my weapon of destruction was a heavy torch.
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #241 on: August 26, 2020, 12:36:54 pm »

Hi Stan, It sounds like the rudder linkages saved the hull, and you will repair as new.
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #242 on: August 26, 2020, 04:50:12 pm »

Looks like my build is sympathising with you Stan, whilst installing the magnets for the flybridge I noticed that the plastic control arms at the top of the rudder tubes have split where they bolt on to the rudder posts.  The ones I used are actually from the Riva motorising kit so thatíll be another Amati component in the bin.  Iíll either buy or fashion new new ones from aluminium, at least I noticed before the boat failed on a pond.


I should be able to post pictures of the cabin and flybridge wiring layout tomorrow with magnets installed.
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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #243 on: August 26, 2020, 05:08:03 pm »

I feel for you Stan I've had something similar happen in the past.  I know you will get it sorted though  :-)

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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #244 on: August 26, 2020, 08:20:37 pm »

Thank you for comments should be back on the build next week. The damage should take about half a day to correct.




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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #245 on: August 28, 2020, 06:56:20 pm »

Hi all update on the damage  I may have make a new brass tiller arm and a new push rod . Not sure if the lock may have done damage to rudder tube and possibly the servo will no more next week.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #246 on: September 01, 2020, 08:56:27 pm »

Hi just a few pictures showing dinghy build so far. Construction is from 3/4 balsa dowel 1/8 balsa sheet  and 1mm ply the dinghy will be covered with f/g tissue and resin later. Last picture filler on rear roof  to get rid of damage to plastic sheet. 






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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #247 on: September 03, 2020, 09:04:49 pm »

Today I checked the damage after the the big lock fell from a great height on to the rudder linkages. I am please to say the only damage was to the push rods and tiller arms. The servo and rudder tubes are fine just need to refit the tiller arms and new push rods.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #248 on: September 09, 2020, 12:37:13 pm »

Just a few pictures from this morning showing the glazed front windshield. Other pictures show the etch frets to make the wipers  these need to made painted and glued in place then the completed unit can be glued in place. You may notice my etch bending tool not the cheapest but well worth it.


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Re: Stan's - Amati Grand Banks build
« Reply #249 on: September 09, 2020, 04:32:44 pm »

Could do with one myself  :-))  I wasn't sure what it was in the pictures at first.


Looking good Stan
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