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Old 20-04-2017, 18:36
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Today was better .......I have found what I was looking for [ just got to make it now]

I came across some plastic [speed fit] plumbing pipe at 15mm and the person who donated it didn't seem to miss it

Its a tad difficult to work[ it has two skins separated by what looks like a blue plastic sleeve running through the centre ] as the "normal" plastic glues seem reluctant to merge together but I think it will do nicely so thats that box ticked now

So thanks Jim .......right idea ...wrong material but put me on the right track
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Well some progress has been made albeit at a slower pace of late due in part to preparing for imminent holidays and some work on the forthcoming wedding , but at least its going forward .

" The best laid plans of Mice and Men " about sums it up nicely...

Managed to make progress on the superstructure and have a base plan on the chocks for the Bridge structure although have not started on it yet .

Managed to fit the Fenders today and got more super Glue on my hands than on the rubber ....but thats one less obstacle to cross ..

Hope to be able to complete the main superstructure when the steps are fitted on the Bow side...... and the midships steps that fit behind the Winch and give access to the bridge structure
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Well some progress has been made albeit at a slower pace of late due in part to preparing for imminent holidays and some work on the forthcoming wedding , but at least its going forward .
Well she certainly is a buxom lass Ivor - rather broad in the beam ... if I may say so!
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Old 26-04-2017, 21:02
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Yes Tim , from one extreme to another

From the confines of a sleek greyhound of the Seas to a "Modellers" dream with space to spare and room to work and is 1/24ish scale against 1/96 for the War Canoes I've previously built ......but all this at a premium in both cost and weight [with the two 12v 12 amp hr SLA batteries @ 3.7 KL each ]
..not to mention the room to work on her , and my Arthritis slowly gaining ground on me .

Apart from her previous namesake which was slightly shorter and 6" narrower
but its the " Daman" design for stout workboats and deeper draught with massive twin / triple engines ....and all the crew comforts and added to which their craft are designed to get close into their charges and their sheer line which they take on board [ sorry] with both the superstructure and Funnels being canted to accommodate this need

Things are going well though, with not to many irritations

Must admit she is a pleasure to build and with so many options and a variety to suit the customers pocket... and I would imagine a great Tug boat to work on

As work proceeds I am mindful of these factors and actually getting the boat in and out of the water.
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I take it that the two inclined straws cunningly disguised as funnel/exhausts, lead to a flask of Rum,(crew) and a flask of Gin (Osifers), being as there is so much room in her.
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Straws?? They are remodelled central heating pipes, chosed for their thermal insulating qualities when subjected to adverse extremes of temperature, in line with the coefficients of linear expansion - so Ivor reckons
They look the job though.

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Hmmm No ....but sounds a great idea Jim , strictly in case of emergencies of course you understand , and it could keep my hip flask full of Single Malt company [ well I built her ]

Started doing my most hated task today[ and wished I hadn't] as I had to build the access to the bridge superstructure and the Fire canon's .

The fiddly bit's , threading brass wire ,through metal stanchions 1 1/4" long and trying to align them and glue them all at the same time with fingers like prime Pork sausages .........not a good combination for success .......and certainly not a place to be whilst I'm endeavouring to do it

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Straws?? They are remodelled central heating pipes, chosed for their thermal insulating qualities when subjected to adverse extremes of temperature, in line with the coefficients of linear expansion - so Ivor reckons
They look the job though.

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All credit to you.. young Sir.... and in the overall plan they look the dogs what its
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Straws?? They are remodelled central heating pipes, chosed for their thermal insulating qualities when subjected to adverse extremes of temperature, in line with the coefficients of linear expansion - so Ivor reckons
They look the job though.

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I much prefer my interpretation!
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