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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2020, 03:31:33 am »

I then started on the trawl frame for want of a better description.


I started by glueing the assembled upright to my bench but then realised this won't work as they are not vertical on the deck but lean outwards.


Hey Andy,
 Trawl frame not far off . More proper, at least on this side of the pond, “gallows frame” or A frame.



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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2020, 06:21:41 pm »

Thanks Bill  :-)    When quoting you need to scroll to the bottom and post your text after the Quote closing brackets [] at the end  O0

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« Reply #27 on: May 17, 2020, 08:22:58 pm »

Thanks Bill  :-)    When quoting you need to scroll to the bottom and post your text after the Quote closing brackets [] at the end  O0
Thanks Andy. Surprised me to see all your photos posted again. Works a bit differently here than in RCG.
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2020, 08:58:24 pm »

It's not obvious, you are not the only one  :-)    Note you can also delete text and pictures within the quotes so only quoting the bits you want  :-))

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2020, 06:41:30 pm »

I've no idea what this is called but it's clearly meant to prevent whatever is fed through it going wayward.


Rather than solder the ends of the oblong I've used a brass sleeve and some vine eyes.












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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #30 on: May 18, 2020, 07:01:53 pm »

Then yesterday having finished both hull skins I assembled the stern net slope  {-)  is that a name?
This was by no means easy to get everything symmetrical



Also looking at deck equipment
No idea what colours, I guess free style



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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #31 on: May 18, 2020, 07:10:59 pm »

So on to today. Finally began planking. This is so quick using CA and once the plank is checked for fit just start at the bow and glue to one or two bulkheads at a time.
My finger tips are lathered in glue today  %%






After a few planks each side I stopped to coat the surfaces that I won't get to later with Diluted finishing resin









A few planks further on and I'm starting to taper fit












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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #32 on: May 19, 2020, 01:27:45 am »

Andy,
 Rather than net slope, we call it stern ramp.Going to be a fine build.
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #34 on: May 19, 2020, 09:57:28 am »

That hull is starting to look very nice - very tidy planking too  :-))

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #35 on: May 19, 2020, 10:35:36 am »

Thanks Mark, not too important as long as its uniform. Will be covered in cloth and resin. The real vessel is a steel hull too.

No building today due to wedding anniversary %%

Final shot of yesterday. Having serviced the hot tub yesterday it occurred to me that due to this having a dry sealed prop tube I can test it in there  {-)



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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #36 on: May 19, 2020, 12:44:22 pm »

Interesting to see one of these being built, I have one that I bought last year and am just in the process of checking over/fixing here and there int he hops of it seeing some water this year.
 
I didn't intend to buy a boat that day, I had gone to Black Park lake with my daughter and one of the chaps there asked if I was interested in it - it was obviously well put together and with some nicely thought out details, and he wanted very little for it.


Seeing it in the raw helps me to know what's where in mine.
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« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2020, 12:59:27 pm »

That's great. I never manage to come across nice models at give away prices  %%


People fall out of love with models over time and forget all the money and effort they expended building it when letting it go  <:(




Any pictures??

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« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2020, 01:07:47 pm »

I'll snap a few pictures later today, if I can.


The chap I bought it from was not the builder, he was a BPMBC committee member and was selling it on behalf of a chap who had passed away. There's a label inside the model written by the original builder, so I know it was started in 1991 and first sailed in 1993. He made a good job of it, but  time and general use has left a few marks - but it's still a fine looking example at nearly 30 years old.
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2020, 02:59:49 pm »

I’ll look forwards to them  :-))  for inspiration on colours  O0


As an aside

Nearly died today
Only walked 3 miles and had to sit several times due to nausea and blurred vision.
On return home I checked blood pressure to find 78/56 😱
Stopping the tablets NOW and advised by doctor to drink plenty 🍻


Panic over

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2020, 03:27:14 pm »

Blimey, that sounds nasty! Glad you made it home safely.


Well, inspiration for colours - I actually sat down at the computer to ask you what the specified colour was for the bulwarks as I had to make a replacement bollard as one was missing and initially thought they were black, but closer examination in good light shows that they and the bulwarks are all the same shade of blackish green, or possibly greenish black. I've looked through my stash of model paints and nothing quite matches, so I might have to experiment with a few mixes so it doesn't stand out too badly. A lot of work for a 15mm fitting!


I am attaching a few hastily taken pictures, please ignore the background, that is another rescue in progress, these were shot on my workbench. Hopefully they show the attention to detail paid by the original builder, so I feel honour-bound not to bodge anything.

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2020, 03:30:50 pm »

Lovely classic  :-))  Thank you so much for sharing.  I've seen a few in this green, very popular . No idea what mine will be yet but as DaveM knows I'm fond of Wedgwood  {-)

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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #42 on: May 19, 2020, 04:58:37 pm »

I’ll look forwards to them  :-))  for inspiration on colours  O0


As an aside

Nearly died today
Only walked 3 miles and had to sit several times due to nausea and blurred vision.
On return home I checked blood pressure to find 78/56 😱
Stopping the tablets NOW and advised by doctor to drink plenty 🍻


Panic over


Wow! That is quite a scare. Glad you are okay.


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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2020, 10:51:13 pm »

Better today thanks Bill 109/75 and climbing slowly  :-))


Closed one side of the hull tonight with the other side close behind.
I should finish planking tomorrow and be looking at filling before glass cloth.






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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2020, 11:09:39 pm »

Looks great. Nice job with the planking
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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #45 on: May 21, 2020, 12:30:21 pm »

Thank you.


I was just about to close the hull when the postman knocked.
listing said 3 day courier delivery but estimated arrival date was quoted as 11th June  <*<  so I thought I'd been tricked by Chinese seller. However I think many sellers are quoting longer dates due to CoViD
Anyway it was all misleading as it came with tracking via Royal Mail. Effectively 2 days


I will need to change the battery connector








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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #46 on: May 21, 2020, 01:11:30 pm »

Remember that missing bollard I mentioned a couple of days ago? By the time I'd found some vaguely circular dowel, reduced it by hand to something more circular and the correct diameter, drilled a hole for the upper part (1mm wire), primed and painted it, I must have spent about two hours on it. Still it looked a good match for the other one, so I put it to one side for the paint to dry properly and started fiddling around inside the hull. Various flakes of paint, etc. in there, so turned it upside down and gave it a shake. Good shower of paint flakes, wood chips and then a quiet thump as something slightly heavier fell out from the bows.

Yep, it was the missing bollard, now reattached. At least I now have a spare!
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« Reply #47 on: May 21, 2020, 06:15:07 pm »

Nice one  :-)


This afternoon catching some vitamin D and waiting for the resin to dry inside outside  :-))





Later I resined the outside inside












Next will be to fill any low spots before glass clothing

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« Reply #48 on: May 21, 2020, 10:04:41 pm »

A good days effort. More sanding filling and glassing tomorrow.












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Re: Billing Boulogne Etaples
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2020, 01:04:04 pm »

Wonderful woodwork. Chapeau.
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