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Broad Ambition - The Model

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this evening was fixing the parts I hadnt been able to previously a piece to thicken the back edge of the roof, and a beam in front of the bulkhead. a bead of glue was also run around the edges of each roof beam to strengthen up the joins.

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not a lot tonight, just a bit of trimming and apart from fitments for the top, the rear cabin roof is done

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for some reason my laptop wasnt allowing me to upload pictures - or even copy them to another hard drive on my network, a reboot fixed that (this is one of the older laptops - not the one I fixed at the weekend.

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Work is starting on the front cabin roof now, frames are being cut and jointed together, its hit 30 degrees out in the workshop, so work will cease until this evening when it cools down.

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the next section forward has been jointed and glued. now 31 degrees in the workshop.

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the front section of the cabin roof is started, interrupted for food. temp back down to 29 degrees now

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ok all of the roof support structure id ready and glued  / gluing, the tops of the bulkheads need trimming down, then the roof can be skinned.

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so bulkheads trimmed down, paper protection from glue added and the roof is in place, in about an hour when the glue is holding, but still flexible the roof will be removed and then properly clamped now I have the spacing.

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ok, so an hour later, the glue is still flexible, so off with the roof and on with the clamps.

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right the clamps are off, but I do have a slight issue, due to the curve of the roof running both ways, the back edge of the roof does not quite sit flush which is why there is a clamp in this picture, I may need to form some sort of a clamp to lock it in place, at the front it has two arms that hook under the front windscreen, so just needs securing at the rear.

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look at that nearly a month has gone by, and I have been too busy working on Royal Tudor to work on the model, and until the beccles wooden boat show I will still be busy, but not too busy to use some of that paint Charlie gave me, the aluminium paint has been applied to the inside of the hull. This is exactly the same paint as Charlie uses on Broad Ambition, because Charlie sorted me out some and passed it to me at the spring meet. Thanks Charlie, there was just enough for a good thick coat to the inside of the model.

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If you have used the stuff I gave to you at the meet, then it ain't aluminium paint as we used on 'B.A' it is actually 011 underwater primer that we used on the outside of 'B.A's hull after we had applied many liberal coats of 5 Star Cuprinol.  Having said that there is no harm using 011 on the inside of the hull.  Do you need some more for the outside of the hull?

Griff

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No, its fine Charlie, I have primer for the hull in spray cans.

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work started on the sliding cabin sides, teak cut to size and glued to form the runners, supporting ply backing cut to size, ready for the frames to be attached, after the runners have dried they will be sanded.

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The window frames are starting to be constructed. once the frames are constructed the openings will be cut out.

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'bout time you did some more.....  anyone would think you've been busy weekends or something!

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window openings are cut out now, we now have the windows and runners complete, the windows are 1/16" plywood backing with 2mm thick burmese teak frames over the top.

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6 hours ago, grendel said:

runners are being applied inside the cockpit.

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:default_biggrin:  Can you build me a real boat Mister?!

Happy.  aka Alan

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tonight it was just tidying up and finishing up on the windows, one of the openings was a bit off line, so a bit of trimming was done.

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