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Ray Wood 214/03/2020 21:44:15
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Hi Dave,

So many interests are great and keeps you looking forward, i had my first gliding lesson last summer, good luck with the book 😀 I think everybody has a book in them, but nobody would believe my auto biography 😀

Regards Ray

Dave Cooper 614/03/2020 22:44:07
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PM sent Ray,

Dave

Dave Cooper 615/03/2020 21:18:33
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Posted by redpmg on 14/03/2020 14:33:41:

Hi Dave - was not a comment on your boat - my avatar is painted +- real colour - but I would never change it . As Ashley says its your boat - arose more from Ashley's comment re the accessories .

No worries all comments and ideas welcome. Never too old to learn !!!

Dave

ashley needham17/03/2020 08:18:13
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Dave. As you will be self isolating, you will have plenty of time to get a fine file out and make some deck fittings now from bits of aluminium...

Bollards, fair leads, rubbish on deck, pipes, coiled ropes etc.

I like the red/white checkerboard on some of the boats. Not sure if it is right for your vessel, but makes the fore-deck more interesting.

Ashley

Dave Cooper 617/03/2020 20:43:40
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I've been busy doing a trial build of my sportscar's front suspension today, including making a 'dummy' damper (shock-absorber). Also, finishing a refurb' on a RC glider (Italian aerobatic team)...

When I feel like a change, yes, some deck fittings would be nice. I've seen yellow and black chequer on the foredeck too. Also, some boats have a number there (squadron no. ?) but, not necessarily the hull number...and, some have the hull number on the stern as well ! It's difficult to know where to stop with this 'accessories' thing.

Fairleads could be fun, with some coiled rope (probably string to keep the scale). However, that rotating gun turret thing is at the back of my mind....

Dave

Dave Cooper 627/03/2020 10:00:15
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Ashley / Ray

Coming back to the 2-colour chequer on the fore deck - is it best to use a decal sheet for this ?

My masking tape always seems to leave a slightly ragged edge ? I read somewhere that if you prepare the surface first with something like banana oil /sanding sealer /dope etc. that this gives a flatter, 'anti-bleed' sort of surface for the tape to adhere to...

Thanks for any tips as usual.

Dave

Ray Wood 227/03/2020 13:24:19
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Hi Dave,

I use Tamiya modelling masking tape which is fine grained and good stuff, the bigger commercial rolls don't really work on small jobs.

I also use 3m Invisible tape which leaves a nice sharp edge, but the surface does need to be near perfect to stop it creeping under it !!

Black and yellow Solar Trim or similar sticky plastic maybe easier.

Regards Ray

ashley needham27/03/2020 14:32:47
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Yes, chequered tape should be cheap enough, and will look more professional.

Just had a look on eBay and between 2 and 4 quid will get you something suitable.

Trevor (at our pond) bought some yellow/red reflective tape for his fire-boat and it is the business. Looks great down the side of the boat.

Not suggesting you need reflective stuff though!

Ashley

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