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Riva's dont bounce
« on: March 19, 2008, 04:39:11 PM »

There was I, loading some boats into the car boot for the local easter show. Already had a drifter and two springers loaded, went to get my Riva (which won best in show last year), came out of the garage and I dropped it!  :'( Dunno how I managed it, but it wasnt difficult!

Damage? - redesigned rudders, bent and buckled windscreen and a couple of scuffs, one has splintered the wood.

On the plus side, none of the planks sprung.

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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2008, 04:59:29 PM »

Ouch, that hurts just looking at the pics.

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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2008, 07:30:23 PM »

Now that is a shame......Don't leave it though, get it on the workbench and restore it to its former glory. She is definitley worth it.

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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2008, 07:39:38 PM »

Modeller's worst nightmare! I made an old model liner once, fell off the display stand and all three masts snapped. Still, us modellers can mend ANYTHING!

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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 07:41:12 PM »

She WILL be repaired!

Ian
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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008, 07:42:21 PM »

Be careful with a "Riva", I have a grandson named "Riva Inigo"!

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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 08:52:34 PM »

Definitely NOT to be dropped Roger  :o
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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2008, 09:12:14 PM »


My sympathies, Ian. What a shock.

Best of luck with the rebuild. O0

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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008, 08:04:19 PM »

Sorry to see that my friend, it's soul destroying to have an accident like that.

Well your not the first, and sadly you wont be the last, anyway it looks to be all repairable. No consolation I know,

Good luck with the repairs.................Macy. :'(
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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2008, 08:11:33 PM »

that's a lovely boat.  Did you build it from plans?
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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #10 on: June 11, 2008, 08:56:44 PM »

Thank you, yes its scratch built from plans from marine modeller. I'm afraid I dont have them anymore.

Ian
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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2008, 09:55:20 PM »

How did you find the plans?  Where they easy to follow?
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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2008, 10:06:34 PM »

The plans were very basic, just a lines diagram really. I wouldnt recommend them for someone without scratch build experience.

Ian
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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2014, 05:58:37 PM »

Well, after 6 years I finally got around to repairing the Riva.


She was rubbed back to bare wood and had 10 coats of Le Tonq varnish applied!


Two 850 motors have been installed and she is ready for the water - when the weather allows!


Ian
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2014, 06:18:40 PM »

Ian
That is beautiful. Just beautiful. Hope your weather calms down soon.
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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2014, 08:00:42 PM »

Nother few days and you'll be able to sail it non stop down to Brighton.  :-))    Beautiful finish, can't imagine a Riva looking any other.
 
  Regards   Ian.
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2014, 08:02:22 PM »

Magnificent ........... Not a lot else I can say. :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-))
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2014, 08:52:58 PM »

Sir
Would you be so kind as to leave that to me in your will  {-)
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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2014, 10:13:08 PM »

Good to see you haven't lost your touch - a joy to behold!

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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2014, 10:46:40 PM »

Beautiful job Ian.   :-)) :-))

I guess it must have taken you almost as long to clean 6 year's dust off as it did to put 10 coats of varnish on the boat!   {-) {-) {-)

I have to admit I did drool a little over your varnish work - sorry for the mess, it'll wipe off.

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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2014, 11:03:57 PM »

Dust? Now  that was a real issue. No matter what I tried I couldn't eliminate those little dust b.....s floating around.


In the end I compromised with a bucket of water in the workshop, along with all surfaces covered over for 24hrs prior to varnishing and a botched up booth that allowed me to cover the boat after varnishing.


Despite all that I still got a few of those little dust devils on the varnish, but, without a proper dust free environment I doubt I could have got better.


Thanks for the comments guys!
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Re: Riva's dont bounce
« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2014, 10:07:53 AM »


Wonderful!

 How did you Chrome the brass parts?
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2014, 10:11:35 AM »

The brass parts, except the windshield, are painted with Alclad chrome paint airbrushed on. The windshield was sprayed as well, but, when handled for fitting the clear plexiglass, the paint came off despite the bare brass being cleaned, sprayed with etching primer, undercoat and topcoat.


So, in the end I used sticky-back chrome paper on it, came out ok.


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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2014, 10:55:08 AM »

 
Hmmm, interesting! What brand sticky back chrome.
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