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ashley needham17/04/2021 17:44:41
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Good work Bob.

Will you veneer the hull as well as the top, or just stain-varnish the sides?

Ashley

Bob Abell17/04/2021 17:49:55
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The sub base is almost finished

Will cut out the top deck next while the hull is a stable platform to work on?....eh?

Hoping to fit an MFA 850 motor inside, that should be ideal. since I`ve got two in stock already

This going to be fun, fellows

Bob

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Bob Abell17/04/2021 18:53:50
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Hi There Ashley

I could use proper veneer or the sticky Fablon stuff

As I used on the big launch, Gentleman`s Vintage Cruiser. some years back

BTW....... Have you heard from Paul Thomason lately?

I sent him a PM last week, but have not had a reply

I hope he`s OK/

Bob

Bob Abell17/04/2021 19:02:40
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Ashley

Remember these two models?

They both used Fablon successfully

Bob

ps......I haven`t sailed the small cruiser yet!

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ashley needham17/04/2021 22:35:06
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I remember those Bob, and very effective, the fablon. Might be worth another go, would be much cheaper, and if varnished afterwards, would have that nice shine.

Ashley

Bob Abell18/04/2021 09:46:35
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Made a bold start on the main deck

Cut a large hole to accommodate the seating box

With further hatches for access to the motor drive, up front and a hatch at the rear for the rudder mech

The MFA 850 Motor looks a nice size, in proportion with the hull length

Bob

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Bob Abell18/04/2021 15:23:41
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Deck access holes sorted out

Might as well get the prop sorted out now, before the keel and vee hull are added

All good fun

Bob

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Bob Abell19/04/2021 13:21:25
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Fitted the Motor Drive and Prop Shaft roughly into position

Worked out OK

Bob

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Tim Cooper19/04/2021 17:17:55
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Bob

I enjoyed the video of the Slo Mo 2.

I don't remember the build blog. I guess it was quite big? Love the driver / pilot. I might even consider making a smaller version.

Don't think I could make one as good as that though.

Tim

Bob Abell19/04/2021 19:23:59
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Hello Tim

The SLO MO 2 Build was about ten years ago and based on a Broads Cruiser

It was 40" overall and was a good sailer and spectacular with the animated driver

Have you spoken to me before?

I`m getting on a bit these days and my memory for names is rather poor

You can make anything once you get started

Have a go

Sob

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