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Re: "Lady-Lin" Australian prawn trawler
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2024, 03:56:26 pm »

Hi Paul - The curves you mention are probably Copenhagen drafting curves and they have become very rare.  A set popped up on my eBay feed last week for $749.00 - They sold within 1 hour of appearing.  I guess that says something about their availability and yep I would love a set but not for that sort of money.

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« Reply #26 on: March 24, 2024, 09:20:38 am »

Hi Guys thank you, when you think about it there must be a lot of gear that was used in the marking out and construction of timber vessels in the past that have been discarded, especially by the Family members of the Draftsman ,Shipwrights etc after that individual had passed on , seems to be valued as useless rubbish ( a shame).With the windows etc  I use the Dremel cutting disc first then the tile cutting bit ( as in photo's) but you have to be careful to attack the curves in the same direction each time as it will have a tenancy to bite in ,then small files to finish off with , your not wrong Paul, one little mess slip up and especially with the windows in a model stand out like dogs B  . Cheers  ,  :-)) .
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« Reply #27 on: March 24, 2024, 08:01:20 pm »


Great woodwork!  :-))
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« Reply #28 on: March 24, 2024, 09:00:13 pm »

Wow $749.00? - to think I came very close to inheriting my work mates curves when he retired !
in this instance, it was the advent of the Apple Mac revolutionizing the graphics industry which valued them useless - hindsight's a wonderful thing !!
Re Dremel cutting discs - I've packs of the things in my Dremel accessories box unopened, just use them for cutting carbon fibre, must give them a go.
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« Reply #29 on: March 26, 2024, 08:39:17 am »

Hi there thanks guys, This section of photo's are.......She had 2 air vents, made these from the knobs from old veneesian blinds and doweling, then the shade awning which is positioned at the rear of the w-house, then the boxing which contains a deck snap ( freezing prawn cartons when filled) brine tanks and the sorting tray lid.With the main Gantry and A-frame they were made from Colonial teak all joints glued and doweled and the ladder for the A-frame.It was time to make more life rings for the 2 models and future ones, they were cut from an old section of window frame ( Red Cedar) scavenged from the local tip back in 1977 ( when we could do these things ??)   cheers  :-))
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« Reply #30 on: March 26, 2024, 05:34:48 pm »

Absolutely amazing 🤩
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« Reply #31 on: March 28, 2024, 09:40:29 am »

Hi There thank you, Cutting all the bits for the webbing on the trawl boom strengtheners , using copper sheeting from an old copper wood heater for the lugs etc . had to cut one section of the towing & stay lug off as put them on the same direction and they have to be opposite on each boom, then making the trawl booms pivot points etc  .......Cheers .  :-)) ...
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« Reply #32 on: March 30, 2024, 01:44:39 am »

Hi there, These photo's are of the parts for the aft tri gear frame, this small pipe bender I acquired a couple years ago is a handy item to use.The brass frame situated behind the w-house is to support the aft section of the shade awning, construction of the front hand railing and showing the bulk of the brass work completed, cheers . :-)) ....
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« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2024, 09:09:23 am »

Fantastic work  :-))

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« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2024, 11:43:18 pm »

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« Reply #35 on: March 31, 2024, 09:35:58 am »

Hi there, Thank you Mark & Chum444 , Today's photo's are of the plough anchor, I didn't quiet get the angle correct where the shank meets the swivel , it just didn't sit right over the front roller ( would of been okay if it was to be attached to the deck ?) so had to make another one with the angle right to suit the front roller, and the last photo is of the back stairs from deck to the step up w-house, cheers .  :-)) ....
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« Reply #36 on: April 01, 2024, 09:51:21 pm »

Hi there, onto the winch's etc, making the wire guides for the 2 side winch's,  all finished side winch's , tri & anchor winch's and the control console, then another undercoat on their bottoms,Cheers. :-)) ..
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« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2024, 12:05:02 am »

Hi there, next on the list to make her trawl boards (twin gear) so 4 all up made from brass copper and ply, with the painting I also painted the larger model to the undercoat stage then concentrated on finishing this one off. Actually I made the life rings for both models easier to do the other 2 at the same time, cheers. :-)) ....
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« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2024, 09:30:27 am »

Hi there, time to spray her bottom in my spraying booth (temperature controlled of course  :D ), the slow tedious job of installing the pre shaped windows, running gear installed and rigging her. Everything fitting another one done and dusted , cheers  :-)) .
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« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2024, 09:34:55 am »

Lovely.  As always.   :-)) :-))

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« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2024, 09:43:58 am »

Thank you SailorGreg ,  some more here of the same ,cheers  :-)) ....
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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2024, 03:44:34 pm »

Another fantastic build - I like the Cummins sticker on the motor and she looks great in those colours

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« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2024, 06:13:37 am »

Hi there, thank you Mark , I stuck to the original colours, as  they changed over the years ,one ended up red trimmings the other yellow  {:-{ , half the time when you know a boat as a curtain colour and  then they change it ,the vessel just never seems to look the same ??.Well this was her launch day ,I may be bias but I think she looked good on the water and happy with her performance  and a photo of Joe McGettigan whom helped build the original vessels back in 1980 , Cheers  :-)) .
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« Reply #43 on: April 06, 2024, 08:10:40 am »

I think the smile on Joe's face says everything - another beauty ! - thank you very much for posting Brian, here's to your next !!
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« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2024, 08:34:30 am »

Hi Paul, yes he was quiet impressed with her, he also had a drive of her around the paddock, cheers.
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