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Colin Bishop28/12/2020 18:19:26
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Fit full lighting and tell her it is the latest design of table lamp, battery powered and invaluable for power cuts.

Colin

gecon29/12/2020 09:01:21
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This is a great forum, no matter what the problem, there's always a wise suggestion forthcomming. That may work Colin but first.......

I'll have to find a couple of lampshades for the top of the masts and smear duck fat on the Admiralty binoculars. A pressure-sensitive-release parachute may not go amiss in case the whole lot gets tipped over the balcony railings. I could drop the anchor too -and Araldite it to the table top.

As a distraction I could shine a cocpit work-light onto a new pair of diamond earings strategically place on the cockpit seat. Cost a bob-or-two but cheaper than building a new Fisher -by far!

Looking forward to the New Year already Colin. Thanks for the inspiration!

George

Colin Bishop29/12/2020 09:45:53
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The earrings should do it. Maybe just one with the second coming with the next boat...?

Colin

gecon29/12/2020 14:35:57
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This sounds like the 'voice of experience' to me Colin yes

gecon01/01/2021 16:01:45
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Not everything allways goes to plan!sad.

Painted white gloss on some coach roof sections and other bits today while the Admiralty was doing her nails! Managed to use the wrong gloss paint so will have to start again in two days. We usually pack away the Xmas tree and decor' today 01.01. but have not started yet. It'll be done during this weekend while waiting for the 'wrong gloss' to dry thoroughly.

Happy New Year to all.

George

gecon07/01/2021 15:36:21
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Spent last couple of days on final production of the wheelhouse front screen. Managed to make a Wynn linear wiper unit as fitted to my particular full-size version. Fishers have had different types of wipers fitted through the years. I hope to be ready for stepping masts in a couple of weeks. Still have not decided on how to secure the 20210107_155611.jpgcoach roof sections and that needs to be done before masts and rigging.

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Ray Wood 208/01/2021 09:08:03
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Hi George,

I like that wiper very realistic, Stepping the mast on top of the coachroof is a real pain if your trying to maintain some access the internals and RC I imagine your shrouds & backstay will be operational ?

Good luck, she is coming on nicely

Regards Ray

ashley needham08/01/2021 10:59:22
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George, what he said. How big is the lettering? It’s very neat!

Ashley

gecon08/01/2021 16:21:17
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Hi Ray, the mast will be keel stepped, it goes through a hole in a fixed centre section of the coach roof and 10 cm down to a block which is glued to the frames & keel. It's allmost self-supporting. This can be seen in some of the photos posted previously.

The wiper is made from spring steel and rubber -both from my daughter's car's disgarded.......window wiper! smiley

I've also made a map-light for the wheelhouse chart table -used wire and metal from top of a bottle of sparkiling wine.

Hi Ashley, the capital letter 'W' is 2mm. Printed on a hand-held 'Bother P-touch' dymo-thingy.

Done a bit more today, front window frame 'siliconed' in place and preparing more parts, as usual. Not in all 20210108_161840.jpgalbum yet.

Have a safe weekend,

George.

Edited By gecon on 08/01/2021 16:29:31

gecon08/01/2021 17:15:29
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General overall view. Ready at the end of next week set up rigging and step the masts...I hope.

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