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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #325 on: August 18, 2020, 08:46:20 pm »

Cheers Chris
I made the mistake of BUYING from Overlander  >>:-(   Cheaper everywhere else  %%


Yes Glenn at CMB says he opened an account, so some time in the future they'll be stock

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #326 on: August 20, 2020, 02:54:12 pm »

A point that Mike made early on was that small indentations or holes will not be filled in by the varnish so called self levelling  {-)  Self thicknessing perhaps is more accurate. As new layers are added any defects get bigger  %%


Anyway I did some filling in along with the latest round of sanding. The scotchbrite pads are good at matting but NOT flatting!


Ready for 1st coat of Marine no.1











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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #328 on: August 22, 2020, 04:54:29 pm »

I think MarkT is having a competition for most pictures in a single post  {-)


So here's some popular kitchen shots in a matt finish  8)


Definitely getting darker and I think its coat 5 or 6 next  {:-{  lost count
























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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #329 on: August 22, 2020, 05:51:25 pm »

OK, it's got to be asked - why is the boat in the kitchen? What's wrong with that ridiculously clean and tidy workshop?  Or do you sand while cooking dinner?? 

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #330 on: August 22, 2020, 06:04:18 pm »

I'm doing all sanding outside now

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #331 on: August 22, 2020, 06:17:14 pm »

Hi Andy


Nice kitchen, and the boats not looking bad...
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Can I ask why the switch to No1..?


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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #332 on: August 22, 2020, 06:20:02 pm »

I thought I would try it. I find it more shiny but it dries so quick that not all brush marks disappear. Also seems to attract more dust particles  %%


I'm back on classic  :-))


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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #333 on: August 23, 2020, 08:55:11 am »

No work today (mother in-laws birthday bash)


Picking up on a suggestion by Derek in Mike's build I am going to start varnishing in the bathroom. I intend to take off everything that is stored on my island bench and de dust it thoroughly then it is just a short trip across the stair landing to a fully tiled room  :-))


Also I am going to start varnishing the whole assembly in one go. My boat is quite stable siting on three point contacts of prop shafts and about 1"  of keel at the lowest point. So the intention is to do the bottom and turn her over for the rest. The small contact of wet varnish at that spot is of no consequence.


Fortunately we have two toilets so the wife is ok with my plan.  :-)  It is only a 3hr window anyway.

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #334 on: August 23, 2020, 11:12:45 am »

I reckon that when you do put the final coat on you will look back and think all of your efforts were very worth while  :-))   These boats look awesome and yours is coming on just beautifully  8) O0

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #335 on: August 23, 2020, 11:41:53 am »

Thanks Mark , if it comes anywhere close to the finish Mike achieves I'll be well pleased.

Ready for tomorrow :-) 


I've re read my posts and this will be 5th coat not counting the extra coats the bottom got.


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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #336 on: August 23, 2020, 09:08:19 pm »

I've been toying with this tonight. Part of a PC casing I saved, perhaps painted appliance white?





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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #337 on: August 23, 2020, 09:52:23 pm »

I'm going to pursue this at least for sea trials, ventilation potentially being essential. By the time all seats are in there'll not be much to see.



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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #338 on: August 23, 2020, 10:42:39 pm »

Noticed seat bases back to front  {-)  please ignore

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #340 on: August 24, 2020, 12:39:59 pm »

Hi Andy


Looking awesome..!  Are you leaving the slipway assembly in place when varnishing or coating it separately..?


If you get bored going to the lake you could always use that hull as a shaving mirror...


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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #341 on: August 24, 2020, 12:43:53 pm »

Yes I'm doing it in place.  O0 
I'm thinking maybe 3 more coats but we'll see.  %%  sanding back seems to get easier as more coats are on. I'm on holidays soon so might just get one more coat in beforehand. Off to Scotland again.


The marine no.1 is ok for small parts but no chance of doing a full coat over in sufficient time. As Mike said Classic is the one  :-))


Thank you


P.S.  The bathroom helps hugely

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #342 on: August 24, 2020, 11:38:52 pm »

I imagine this will be common to all kits that the seats are badly glued together. I pulled them apart and reassembled tonight then washed them with a scrubby ready for paint.
I used ZapaGap CA and wiped off excess with kitchen towel before it set.

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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #343 on: August 25, 2020, 02:06:33 pm »

My cabin detail so far. This is my own method not part of any instructions.















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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #344 on: August 25, 2020, 05:09:55 pm »

There's more..


I don't know the purpose of these I just copied the plan. Slow CA works very well, just wipe any squeeze out off straight away with some towel.









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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #345 on: August 25, 2020, 05:57:48 pm »


.... I think they are called "seats".    %)
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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #346 on: August 25, 2020, 06:07:56 pm »

Iím guessing youíre not very competitive at spot the difference  {-)


Meanwhile here's one seat base wrapped. Advisable to have the joint on the outboard face.



I'm thinking that the cardboard parts are provided only as templates? anyway I don't want water soluble material here


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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #347 on: August 25, 2020, 06:45:37 pm »

Going back a step or two, this will be also covered with vinyl when varnishing is completed.


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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #348 on: August 26, 2020, 08:49:14 am »

Late last night I decided it would be a good idea to screw the seats to the bases rather than glue.
So that was done this morning and I'm making the seat bases locate with magnets to the concealed plinths I've made and fitted.





The two screws that secure the floor are circled so in future I don't take out screws I don't need to.



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Re: Andy's Amati Riva Aquarama build
« Reply #349 on: August 26, 2020, 09:46:30 am »

Very tidy solution...


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