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Ex Vopser Perkasa

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harry smith 125/03/2020 06:42:40
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p1010131.jpgI pick this wooden hull in a swap with other model boat stuff.

I thought of turning into a cabin cruiser as I have two Perkasa boats already.

Harry Smithp1010130.jpg

ashley needham25/03/2020 09:01:25
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Good idea Harry. Or you could turn it into a.n.other sort of torpedo boat perhaps, find something other than a perkasa?

No shaft or ‘owt in the boat?


harry smith 125/03/2020 23:55:57
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Hi Ashley

Removed the deck and found all the forward frames had been wet at one point .

All the frames totally shot.

So far talking to the old owner, the bet is a case of Corona BEER if I get it back in the water !!!!

So I had cut the keel out to forward of the second frame and made a new one from double 4mm plywood.

Next will be new bow frames.

I think I am going to earn this case of beer!!!


harry smith 129/03/2020 05:54:33
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Hi All

Repaired all the bow section back to the second frame which has a large rectangle hole in the middle.

Next is to replace this frame and set the rest of the new keel into place.


harry smith 130/03/2020 10:01:33
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Hi All

Installed frame 2 and setup the keel.

Changing the stern section to vee bottom and cutting off the stern back to the last frame.

Harry Smith

Tim Cooper30/03/2020 12:34:37
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Do you have to leave a certain proportion of the original boat to win the beer?


Dave Milbourn30/03/2020 14:59:34
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Pliss - what means "Vopser"? Iss Fat Petrol Boast, yes?

DM (Cabin fever and lack of JD....)

redpmg30/03/2020 15:55:56
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Looks like you really are going to have to work hard to win the bet Harry - be very interesting to see what it turns out like .

harry smith 131/03/2020 03:41:09
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Hi All

Saving the sides, top stringers, a third of the bottom stringers and bottom skins !!!

All the frames, lower stringers and stern installed.

Whilst glue is drying, restarted an old project and trying to finish my French fishing boat(like the Eileen/Hellen).

Harry Smith

harry smith 101/04/2020 07:39:05
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p1010137.jpgp1010136.jpgp1010135.jpgHi All

The hull is back in one piece with a few edges to fix, but over all happy with it so far.

Fibreglass forward of frame 2 tomorrow.

Harry Smithp1010134.jpg

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