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harry smith 102/11/2019 09:53:00
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Hi All

Pickup this started kit with all the plans, but some parts missing.

The only date found was six hours work on 8/8/1981).

This will go well with my two Hellen's and the French version(Julieth 4) which a beamer version with larger hatch and a raised section forward of the wheelhouse.

Also three windows in the front section of the wheelhouse because of the wider wheelhouse.

Harry Smith

harry smith 102/11/2019 09:56:37
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Adding pics of the build.p1010127.jpg

Chris Fellows02/11/2019 11:25:53
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At least most of the hard work is done i.e. planking the hull!


harry smith 103/11/2019 08:04:42
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Hi Chris

The last two planks, two dam hours to install !!!

Never plank from the deck to the keel.

Start at the keel because you can use plastic clamps to hold the next plank as the glue is drying.

Also you can clamp onto the frames as well.


harry smith 119/11/2019 09:17:56
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Hi All

A lot of diagonal sanding on the hull to get it smooth.

Installed the prop shaft with a Teflon rear bearing and roller bearing at the motor end.

Setup the motor mount with my alignment tool .

The Raboesch 60mm 3blade D type prop( looks better than the plastic one) , the ESC and 80 turn 540 rock crawl motor arrived.

Made and installed rudder which I added a bit more area to and carry the hull lines onto the top of the rudder.

Lovely smelly day fibre glassing inside the hull and with a 32 degree day coming up it will harden up nicely!!!

I mask up the under sides of the deck where the frames glue onto and fibreglass resin the rest.

Harry Smith

ashley needham19/11/2019 16:37:12
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Harry. I used an epoxy resin lately and it was great, no smell and tack free once dry. Good stuff.


harry smith 120/11/2019 08:28:16
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Added the lower rub rail before installing the deck.

Fibreglass the inside with 2 ounce cloth and rein coated the under sides of the deck, motor and radio mount.

Heat wave tomorrow 32 !!

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harry smith 102/12/2019 09:07:25
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More work on the boat with the deck on and a start on the hatch and wheelhouse.

The forward bulwarks are on.

Next will be the stern bulwarks and rub rails.

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harry smith 117/12/2019 06:57:14
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Hi All

More work on the Eileen with the stern bulwarks installed and a 3mm square strengther on the inside.

All the deck planked done in three days.

Planks have had two coats of matt vanish so far.

Wheelhouse is all planked except the roof.

Still have the edge to put on around the outside of the roof.

The basic winch is glue together, also the skylight and forward access doorway.

Pics in a few days.


harry smith 119/12/2019 01:47:10
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Started vanishing the wheelhouse, skylight and forward access doorway.

Also glue on one of the rub rails after steaming the wood and drying with a heat gun in 23 degree heat day.

The stern deck is held down with 10mm double magnet and slides under the bulwark stringers.32.jpg

Harry Smith

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