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Ray Wood 205/12/2016 16:17:35
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cullamix prop & rudder 002.jpghols 2016 june 053.jpghh cul june16 008.jpgcullamix 06.jpgHi All

Started this build back in the summer, I'm approaching the "take it off" the board stage always exciting to get on with the upper works, just fitting the waggle & wirly bits, did cheat and bought a nice brass prop, she is a Myhobbystore plan by Bernard Reeve draughted back in the 1940's, will try to make all the fitting from scratch from the scrap box Can't seem to get the photos in the right order ! more in my album.

Regards Raycullamix 02.jpg

Banjoman05/12/2016 17:44:52
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That is a very pretty looking hull, Ray! Please keep us posted on your progress!


Ray Wood 206/12/2016 13:22:09
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cullamix 5 12 002.jpgcullamix 5 12 004.jpgHi All

Last night silver soldered the rudder stock and bottom pintle to the blade, and made a start on the cradle/stand for her to sit in, the card packers are to allow room for some felt for a soft berth.

Regards Raycullamix 5 12 005.jpg

ashley needham06/12/2016 14:03:25
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As my boats are now all boxed up, I am leaning towards foam to sit the boats on with wedges and/or side pieces to keep the boat upright. This has the advantage of cushioning the boat against knocks, low weight and ease of fitment.

Hull very nice. Ray, indeed.


Ray Wood 206/12/2016 14:14:53
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Thanks Ashley

Making the cradle so she sits at the same datum for drawing the waterline, 3/16" balsa planking which is easy and will have lightweight glasscloth and waterbased resin on the outside and heavy duty glasscloth and polyester resin inside as the weight of the battery and ballast will be considerable

Regards Ray

Ray Wood 212/12/2016 12:20:26
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Hi All

Cullamix released from her building board in the cradle with the general arrangement drawing, fibre glassing the inside next, happy days

Regards Raycullamix hull & drwg.jpg

Bob Abell12/12/2016 16:02:09
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Hi there, Ray

I notice you've also got a RH prop


Ray Wood 212/12/2016 16:06:23
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Hi Bob

Yes I heard they were all the rage these days, so I had to keep up

If it falls off in the bath I'll cross drill it, hows the Mist progressing ? no new lately

Regards Ray

Bob Abell12/12/2016 16:45:17
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2945 photos

Hi Ray

The Mist is beginning to clear now

Have had a few distractions lately which upset the build somewhat

I'm sanding the unpainted side of the hull, at the moment.......In fits and starts

All the best for Christmas btw


Ray Wood 212/12/2016 16:58:05
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Thanks Bob

Ditto from down south, we finish for Christmas next Wednesday on holiday till the new year should get some serious building done with luck.

Best Regards Ray

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