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Eddie Lancaster21/04/2020 18:57:51
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Hi. all, I have been working on my Carona boat over the past few weeks.

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It is Jim Pottinger's Zulu, a free plan in the Feb.issue of MB.

It started as a boat to be built down here at Broadstairs when I was visiting after barge racing at Bluewater but it became a full time build after I was caught down here in the lockdown in mid March.

I didn't take any photo's of the early part of the build but have taken some with my iphone, to get around the problem of the phone rotating some of the pictures I have set it to take them in square format, we will see if that works.

The first pictureis of the hull qnd rubbing strakes, I am waiting for a delivery of half round beading to finish the strakes ready to paint the hull.

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The deck laid with 5x1 mm.lime with black card caulking, the paint was rubbed into the wood using kitchen towel and sanded back to reveal the cauking and grain, I want to finish this boat to look like a working boat so I will be trying my hand at weathering, another first for me.

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The stearing is by chain as per full size.

Hope you are all keeping safe.

Regards.

Eddie.

Ray Wood 221/04/2020 19:12:55
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Hi Eddie,

Good to see another one of Jim Pottinger's designs being built , your usual fine work 😀

Let's hope we get some barge racing later in the year 😊 your visit to Herne Bay with Veronica 

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Edited By Ray Wood 2 on 21/04/2020 19:13:38

Eddie Lancaster21/04/2020 20:00:23
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Happy dayssmiley. Thanks for your kind remarks.

Eddie

ashley needham22/04/2020 17:19:16
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Eddie. That looks....busy... a lot of strip-work and blobby bits on deck....AND you have planked it!  Well done!

Ray, great photo....where's the beer???? Ashley

Edited By ashley needham on 22/04/2020 17:20:48

Eddie Lancaster22/04/2020 20:51:47
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Thanks Ashley, and there’s more to add yet, I’m enjoying this build as there was no model detail on

the plans.

Regards.

Eddie.

Eddie Lancaster23/04/2020 09:30:57
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Hi. Ashley, I forgot to mention the reason I planked the deck on Zulu was a practice run before I plank the deck of this 58"x13" schooner.

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The little guys are just checking over the Fairey Huntsman kit.img_0436.jpg

Regards to all.

Eddie.

Edited By Eddie Lancaster on 23/04/2020 09:31:58

Edited By Eddie Lancaster on 23/04/2020 09:33:37

Ray Wood 223/04/2020 10:24:08
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Hi Eddie,

Your schooner takes stich & glue to the next level !! You'll need to raid the church roof for ballast 😀

Regards Ray

Dave Milbourn23/04/2020 10:31:54
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Eddie

The guy in the blue shirt is the better driver of the two. I didn't trust the other one in H31 so he now drives the Swordsman. Incidentally, SLEC have a pattern for a ply deck overlay sheet which has the plank lines laser-etched. There's also a matching cockpit floor.

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Eddie Lancaster23/04/2020 11:21:21
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Hi.Ray and Dave, the lead is in stock, not from the church roof this time, I thought I had better leave it for a while.

Dave the laser cut ply sheet is in my kit, and thanks for the tip about the driver, I will keep that in mind when I / we get to do the test run.

All the best.

Eddie.

Tim Cooper23/04/2020 11:28:27
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Eddie

The chap in the blue trousers has his twin brother waiting for my Huntsman.

Wish I had bought shares in Be used!

Tim

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