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Member postings for Ray Wood 2

Here is a list of all the postings Ray Wood 2 has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Paint for Riva Aquarama Deck Cushions
21/02/2019 18:30:45

Hi Keith,

I would use a Matt Humbrol enamel, or emulsion paint, the test pots are quite cheap. Satin clear varnish over that if you need a sheen finish.

Regards Ray

Thread: White Marlin
18/02/2019 19:46:31

Hi All,

Lots of fittings to produce to finish her now so my strategy is work from the bow to the stern, it's working so far 😀

Regards Raywmwinchfeb19.jpg

Thread: Build the Bismarck
17/02/2019 23:18:03

Thanks for that Dave,

Not many sober thoughts here 😊 well it is Sunday night and work tomorrow !!! Hick

Regards Ray

Thread: Galileo - A resurrection
17/02/2019 23:12:44

Hi Tim,

If I post glider pictures on here maybe shot at dawn 😯 may put a build thread on the dark side ! It's Raven by Jack Headley,design a bit of a classic Polyhedral 84" span job 😁

regards Ray

17/02/2019 22:10:47

Hi Tim

Looks like a wet room will never be any good for us model boat builders ???

My slope soarer wings are coming on a treat 😀

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 17/02/2019 22:11:35

Thread: Build the Bismarck
17/02/2019 19:09:50

Hi All,

Let's not forget this is a commercial enterprise, pure and simple, nothing really to do with our hobby in the slightest.

Regards Ray

17/02/2019 17:52:59

Hi all,

I wish my hobbies only cost me £10 per week , if it's 1 issue a week still cheaper! Wanting the end product is another question ? Comparison with the cost of beer these days, 3 pints a week Ooops 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: Galileo - A resurrection
17/02/2019 08:21:10

Hi Tim,

Bad luck ! I have found some spare prints of the Wild Duck drawings 😀 PM me your address & I will post them to you, off to Rye Harbour this morning to blow away the cobwebs 😯

Regards Ray

16/02/2019 20:26:32

Hi Tim,

Yes the YM designs are good looking craft, next sailing cruiser maybe the Eventide at 26' my uncle bought the book building chine boats 1963 12s & 6 pence great source of drawings 😀 I will see if I have prints of the Wild Duck drawings she has a detachable fin keel and looks good on scale cradle.

Regards Raywd34.jpg

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 16/02/2019 20:27:28

Thread: Help with keel weight
16/02/2019 10:32:43

Hi All,

Even with the lead shot mixed in beware of the heat generated by the chemical reaction in that volume of resin !! Could easily damage the hull .?? I speak with some bad experiences, I'd put the shot into the keel void and cap it of with a P38 layer, then maybe glass cloth and resin over that ?

Regards Ray

16/02/2019 07:23:26

Hi Richard,

As has been said already, making the ballast removable is not practical or feasible once you have a deck in place and the rigs above, I would buy a trolley for moving the boat

Regards Ray

Thread: Galileo - A resurrection
15/02/2019 21:40:33

Hi Tim,

That's a shame I had thought you were building her as the opening photo of the thread, but you know what you want to create, I like to save an old designs for posterity like my Yachting Monthly Wild Duck at a massive 22" long 😃 ,

Regards Raywd48.jpg

15/02/2019 18:09:25

Hi Tim,

How is the superstructure going to look ? Will she have a cabin & cockpit ? You look like you have the mechanical department well sorted 😁

Lovely blue sky day here.

Regards Ray

Thread: Riva Aquarama Windscreen
14/02/2019 22:06:40

Hi All,

My choice of canopy glue is Formula 560 by Pacer, proclaims on the bottle to be "The world's best" !! So it must be true ?? I have found it pretty good and dries clear 😃,

Used on my H31 windows same stuff Tim uses.h31 cockpit.jpg

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 14/02/2019 22:08:39

Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff
12/02/2019 22:26:42

Hi Tom

I have changed my job again, will PM my new email address to you 😀

Regards from the uk

Ray

12/02/2019 17:27:32

Hi Eddie,

Thanks for your kind comments on sfb thread , is the Cambria drawing one of Richard Chesney's ? He was working on a drawing for Tiny Mite a barge yacht, when you see it you will want to build one 😀

Regards Ray

Thread: Spanish Fishing Boat Designed by JP
11/02/2019 19:12:39

Hi All,

The indoor test tank used over the weekend, with 2 sub C 6 cell battery packs in the bilges, it took another 2 1/2 lbs of lead to get her down on her marks.

Needs a crew & some nets etc

Regards Raysfb feb 19.jpg

Thread: Building the topsail schooner Julia
10/02/2019 16:12:11

Hi Bob, great work as always, is there a model ship building forum which caters for static ship building of the type you do, we couldn't and wouldn't call your work model boats ??

Regards Ray

Thread: Tasmanian Wooden Boat Festival 2019
10/02/2019 12:24:02

Hi Harry,

All those outboard motors took me back to my dad's first one, a British Anzani 5hp it was never that keen on running, and when going down the Thames at 5 knots on the tide how we wished it had a recoil started ! It didn't and frantic winding of a line round the pulley for us to try and escape the line whipping us behind him with the end 😃

Happy days when it fired, and we got back to Erith Yacht Club

Regards Ray

Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 10/02/2019 12:26:17

Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff
09/02/2019 20:12:46

As Tim says once I'm afloat will start start digging the tunnel

But living in paradise what's to escape from ??

Regards Ray, with a cold one in my hand

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