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cruiseholidays1

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I JUST STARTED THE MODEL EXPO FAIR AMERICAN.  HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THE POB HULL.  HOWEVER I AM NOW IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING THE STERN FRAMES AND TRANSOM.  I FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS AND PLANS QUITE LACKING.  CAN ANYONE SUGGEST A BUILD LOG I CAN REFERENCE OR ANY GOOD BOOKS ON THE FAIR AMERICAN.  YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 

THANKS

 

CHUCK



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ccoyle

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Chuck, if you enter "Fair American" in the search window, you will find four build logs currently in progress.  Good luck with your model!


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figuerres

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I JUST STARTED THE MODEL EXPO FAIR AMERICAN.  HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THE POB HULL.  HOWEVER I AM NOW IN THE PROCESS OF BUILDING THE STERN FRAMES AND TRANSOM.  I FIND THE INSTRUCTIONS AND PLANS QUITE LACKING.  CAN ANYONE SUGGEST A BUILD LOG I CAN REFERENCE OR ANY GOOD BOOKS ON THE FAIR AMERICAN.  YOUR HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

 

THANKS

 

CHUCK

 

in  my log I have not yet done that part but will soon be working on it.

http://modelshipworl...ipways-148-kit/

 

 

if you start a log and post there with details we can try to work it out.

 

I have my hull planked and the main deck planked and need to update the log this weekend as I move along.

 

in my case I am making the great cabin open on the inside so my build is not exactly how the kit plans did it.


Holding at Rigging stage :
MS Bluenose 1:64, rigging and finish work

Building Hull :
MS Fair American 1:48

In the yard:  18th Century Longboat, Model Shipways Kit
Done: AL Bounty Jolly Boat

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EdatWycliffe

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I'm building Fair American and cannot figure out the hatch coamings. The parts list states "upper hatch coaming" is 3/32 x 3/32 and "lower hatch coaming" is 5/32 x 5/32. First, what does upper and lower refer to? Second, the plans show the coamings on both hatches raised above the deck pad. But he deck pad is also 3/32 high which would make it even with at least one of the coamings. Help, please! How are the coamings for Fair American structured? Thanks.

Edited by EdatWycliffe, 14 July 2013 - 11:21 AM.

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