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I have just realised we are nearly 5 days past the first anniversary of the project starting.

some work has taken place on just about every day of that year and I must report that I didnt think that the first model would be as far along as it is, or indeed the second model, by making a little progress each day the build has really progressed, without getting to the point where I was ever tired of doing it, in fact the more I have done the more I want to do. as I work on the tinyest of details, I see more that can be done, after doing things I work out ways they can be done better.

And although I have been concentrating on model #1 this past few weeks, it wont be long before I restart on model #2 and work will once again progress in tandem so to speak, with some work being carried out on  model #1 while model #2 is waiting for glue to dry.

model #1 is at detailing stage, while model #2 still has some major fitting out work to do, cabin sides, roofs, decks, transom etc.

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Can't believe it's been a year already,  where does the time go.

you'd better start thinking of your next project because you'll be lost  (somehow I doubt that) when this one comes to an end.

I'm thoroughly enjoying following your progress 

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So still waiting for the drill bits, the problem is that these are so specialised you cant just walk in a shop and ask for some, even the expensive sources take over a week delivery- even amazon cant get any to me quicker than 22nd August, radiospares has some, but I can buy 10 for the price they are charging for 1, I am not paying over a fiver for 1 drill bit that can break if you look at it too hard, when I already have 30 on order for £7 total,

now I have seen it all 2 for £23, ridiculous, but they could get it to me next saturday - did I say they were like hens teeth, I reckon a hen could peck a hole in the stainless quicker than they can deliver them.

I could sit and whinge all day, the will arrive when they arrive.

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14 hours ago, BroadAmbition said:

I haven't even done the morse control yet MM

In an earlier post you said model #1 was seaworthy.  How can it be seaworthy with no operational morse control pray tell? :default_icon_e_confused:

Griff

Ok just for the smart Alec who complained at the lack of Morse controls, this morning I present the morse control, 3d printed body, chromed with my magic chrome pen, and a brass handle, drilling a 2mm hole through 3mm brass bar, well that was fun, 0.8mm pilot hole, then drilled at 1.9mm, 2mm machine screw self tapped through, then mounted to the body. if anyone wants to supply me with a 3mm dia wooden knob drilled and tapped for M1.6mm, then please go ahead, in fact best make me 2 in case I drop one.

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this afternoon I decided to have a look at the ballasting, so up in the bath it went, along with a selection of spare batteries. it needed remarkably little ballast in the heads section to bring the bow down until the boot topping was nicely centered around the waterline at the bow.

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8 hours ago, jeffbroadslover said:

When did you get Griff to model for you for the helmsman?

I can tell it was Griff........just look at the width of those Yorkshire shoulders !

Jeff

Ha n to think he's naked too , still were tough from up north so no worry's as long as he doesn't turn round :default_coat:

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this wasnt going to be shown if it didnt work, but it did, so we have replaced the skipper, and he is clothed, a mammoth 12 hours was required to print this, and that was after the first one failed due to a micro SD card in my printer failing half way through, that one was more solid, and finer detail (thinner layers).

then we needed to paint it, I only had the 3 basic colours, so everything else had to be mixed to suit.

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