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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #50 on: March 13, 2021, 04:11:58 pm »


 Main deck components finished Pic 81
 
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #51 on: March 22, 2021, 04:45:23 pm »

 
Next step will be to complete the final rc installation and the rudder construction but first time for a final check on mast rake and mast steps as I donít want to have to adjust these once the rc installation is complete Pic 82/83.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #52 on: March 22, 2021, 04:50:22 pm »

Hi Andybiggs, make sure your saucepan has a separate 2nd. handle you cannot manipulate it with just one handle as it will be very heavy.  Difficult to aim and pour.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #53 on: March 23, 2021, 05:56:52 am »

The casting went fine. Used a camping cooker outside and a small Dremel blowtorch to warm the lead. Yes - the saucepan did have two handles, was made steel. Looks bit of a mess now !


The mould survived well and a quick measurement realised that it is suitable for use when making Flyer. So itís under the bench waiting for a second use. Just need to find some lead.


Your Annie is looking very impressive.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #54 on: March 31, 2021, 05:00:11 pm »

 Hi Andy.
Glad the lead poor went well.
Poring my keel bulb will have to be the very last job.
All my local sailing waters have restricted depth, so I am reducing the length of the aluminium fin by about 80mm to reduce the draught and will need the all up weight of the finished boat to calculate the final weight of lead required.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #55 on: March 31, 2021, 05:01:51 pm »

All my local waters have restricted depth so I am reducing the depth of the keel fin by about 80mm and wiil need the all up weight of the finished boat to calculate the final weight of lead required.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #56 on: April 02, 2021, 05:49:21 pm »

 
I started to build the rudder and although itís not in the plans decided to put a liner in the rudder stock hole. Pic 84/85
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2021, 05:51:50 pm »

 
Made cardboard template and checked everything was straight and true. Pic 86/87/88
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2021, 05:55:50 pm »

 
Made aluminium rod frame and ply core and epoxy together Pic 89/90/91
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2021, 06:10:23 pm »

 Just when you think it is all going so well!!!
I have now got to the point of building up the final rudder shape with epoxy filler.
I do not have enough of my preferred filler, International Watertite  Pic 92 which I used when I built the hull but is expensive. I have been recommended various car body type fillers, but these are all large tins, most of which I will never use. Whilst pondering this my son said he had a tin of Fibral fibreglass two-part repair resin Pic 93. I did a small sample on some ply and this seemed to cure ok and sanded well so yesterday I used it. After 5 hours it was obvious it was not curing properly, and some 22 hours later it was still taky.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #60 on: April 02, 2021, 06:12:45 pm »

 
I scraped some of the surface back and it was harder Pic 94 but as I got to the edges it lifted Pic 95 and then came clean off.Pic 96
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #61 on: April 02, 2021, 06:13:39 pm »

 
The why I will leave for now, (I think it may be using old hardener) but the good news is I do not have to build the rudder from scratch. I know the International filler works so will probably revert to this but in any case, will buy new epoxy filler.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #62 on: April 02, 2021, 07:26:47 pm »

I feel your pain. Best Wishes
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #63 on: April 30, 2021, 01:32:33 pm »

 Managing to get some socially distanced sailing in again so the build progress has been a bit slower but as well as working on RC installation I have sorted out the rudder.
Talking to people who use these fillers a lot I became more convinced that the problem was that the old hardener I used had gone off.
Whilst trying to decide which filler to get I saw that my local Toolstation had a really cheap filler, Pic 121. I intended to fibreglass the rudder anyway, so I thought why not give it a try.
It went on well and sanded to a nice shape. Pic 123.
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Re: Building Annie 2
« Reply #64 on: April 30, 2021, 01:34:21 pm »

 I then fibre glassed it and using the same filler faired it ready for painting. I am pleased with the result. Pic 124,125,126
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