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Guardsman by Vic Smeed

Wooden hull version of plan MM1330

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LARRY WHETTON08/02/2013 15:33:42
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Hi Rod ,

TANKS for that, tiggy not suitable for floats , to much lift area ,

Larry....

Tony Hadley10/02/2013 09:59:32
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Continued with planking at the bottom after making a temporary support (and bulkhead bridges) at the top, similar to the one which Bob suggested. Support was made from hard balsa, glued, pinned and taped in place. This really makes the whole hull much sturdier to continue with the planking - Thanks Bob

I won't bore you with any more photos until the planking is now completed.

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Tony.

Bob Abell10/02/2013 10:13:38
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Well done. Tony

A quality job now

Glad to be of help,,,,,,,,,,,Bob

Tony Hadley10/02/2013 16:07:47
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Forgot to mention earlier, the support also allowed the slightly out of square bulkhead to be corrected. It was only slightly out of square and wouldn't have caused any problems and wouldn't have been seen, but I would have worried about it.

Thanks again Bob. Any news on Glasgow?

Larry, I realise your moulded hull has enabled your Guardsman to be built much faster (and cheaper), but I am really enjoying working with this balsa hull. I realise progress with mine is very slow, but as long as I have one of my fleet ready to sail this coming spring/summer, I won't get too upset.

Tony

Tony Hadley19/03/2013 12:02:05
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Finished the planking, removed the temporary top support and the hull is now in 'rough condition' awaiting finishing.

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Tony

LARRY WHETTON19/03/2013 16:18:45
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Hello again Tony,

Looking good , ohh: all that balsa , but nice to a bit of wood work,

being a ex cabinet maker /joiner , doing a bit of timber build my self building a SS NORGGSUND....

using IKEA blind slates see the forum post, for the grandkids, have not had my GAURDSMAN ....

since ballest test,...i have been working at Cheltenham festival for a week ..

running a corperate box, had the privaledge to hold the gold cup......

so looking forward to the club sail at Easter ,...... keep up the first class build build cheers Larry.........yescheltenham editcup.jpg

Bob Abell19/03/2013 17:03:58
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Nice one, Larry

Nice one too, Tony.........Don`t forget to wear your face mask.......Balsa dust is nasty stuff!

Bob

Ian Gardner21/03/2013 09:35:02
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Excellent work Tony- you can't beat a nice wooden hull. Hope you've made up a lot of sanding sticks and blocks-starting with 80 grit!

I plated my early Guardsman with plasticard and used PVA applied witha cocktail stick for rivets- miles over scale but lots of fun. I look forward to seeing the rest of your build.

Ian

LARRY WHETTON21/03/2013 10:26:09
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GUARDSMAN

Good morning Ian, SNAP.......laugh yes................lARRY...

Tony Hadley21/03/2013 14:07:37
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Thanks all for the positive feed back, when it would have been much easier (and easier on the wallet) to buy the styrene hull. I have thoroughly enjoyed building this wooden hull (to date).

Bob, I will certainly take your advice and wear a facemask. Larry/Ian, I plan to semi finish the hull and then apply card plating (which Bob located in a local art/book shop). I don't think I will go as far as detailing rivets though.

Looking forward to seeing the larger scale steam version Ian. What steam plant will you be using?

Tony.

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