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Ray Wood 229/03/2020 17:54:30
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img_20200328_152024.jpgHi All,

As we are confined to barracks and needing insperation, my lovely wife is an avid jigsaw puzzler, and her latest one has an idyllic scene with a brightly coloured boat at the quay just caught my eye, and thinking of happy times to come in the summer !! I thought it was the next project after The Cigarette at Christmas, so here goes, all comments welcome 😀 at the moment I'm thinking ply keel, foam board bulkheads and balsa/glass cloth skins.

Regards Rayimg_20200329_173958.jpg

harry smith 130/03/2020 03:09:21
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Hi Ray

The boat in the picture looks a lot larger when you see the smaller one behind !!!!

Harry Smith

PS Tasmania is in totally lockdown (FORTRESS TASMANIA), all people coming in go straight to government isolation centres( 5 five hotels) for 14 days.

People over 70 are required to stay at home, only out for food and medical supplies.

Oh well, more workshop time.

Hope I have enough building supplies !!!!

redpmg30/03/2020 15:51:42
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Hi Ray .

Nice project there - are you going to use a beamy hull similar to the short version of the Maine Lobster Boats ?.

Tim Rowe 230/03/2020 15:59:00
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Nice subject Ray.

Reminds me a bit of Poole Quay.

Good question about the beam. For me I would keep it launch-like with a moderate beam and easily driven hull.

The four sections of the screen look a bit odd and I woinder if just a simple split screen would look better. Would definitely be on my list to build if you hadn't already given me enough to do!! wink

Like the paper drawing as well.

Galileo is at last in paint and varnish.

Tim R

Ray Wood 230/03/2020 17:27:48
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Hi Tim & Peter,

Well I'm thinking at 28" long 9 ' 6" would look about right ?

regards Ray

redpmg30/03/2020 22:43:56
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Sounds good Ray - that would probably be around 1/12 scale so you can use doll house items on board - eg cold drink cans,. bottles . food baskets etc for the pax......... gives the boat life - but i would stick to the4 windows - gives it character !

ashley needham31/03/2020 08:55:58
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Don’t forget this is an artists impression and therefore not necessarily depicting a particular vessel...

So saying, it would be nice to recreate the boat as seen in the puzzle, warts and all. It would be nice to display the finished boat propped up alongside a mock jetty with a few figures and a picture of the puzzle ?

Ashley

Ray Wood 231/03/2020 09:56:54
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Hi All,

Yes a good looking boat, which I guess could equally be a day fishing boat, My eye was caught by the general lines, I'm currently drafting up some fullsize drawings to build too

Regards Ray

Ray Wood 231/03/2020 19:14:58
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Hi All,

Out with my super mdf drawing board in the conservatory for good light, scaling up from my scaled sketch to the 1" to the foot, this will need a population/crowdimg_20200331_185223.jpg of figures to sit in the back of the boat, next stage will be to complete the plan view, I went for 9" beam by 28" long should make a handy size model, draft the bulkheads then we should be able to get building 😀

regards Ray

Tim Rowe01/04/2020 11:55:39
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Hello Ray

I seemed to have made a safe return from cyberspace and now back on the forum in my original guise.

Now motivated to get back to posting and following this one with interest.

Best regards

Tim R

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