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  • Birthday 01/20/1957

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  1. I found Bob Hunt’s practicum very helpful, especially about thinking ahead. When you start gluing the bulkheads, be sure to keep them square (I clamped Lego blocks to the bulkdead and the false keel). I also reinforced the bulkheads with diagonal braces made from scrap basswood. This makes a good, solid frame for planking. You can see then in a picture in my log. Keep making progress.
  2. Dave, You are making good progress. I did not have much trouble with the bulkheads. I recommend you clean the laser char from the edges that will be glued to the keel. I sanded them lightly and made sure to make the edges square. Laser cutting creates a sloght v-groove in the wood. This will make for stronger joints. BTW look through this forum for Bluenose builds, you will,find many tips and see how builders worked through some of the common pitfalls with this kit. I recommend Bob Hermann’s log, he helped me quite a bit.
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    Scratch build of Skippercraft 17' runabout built in the late 1950's
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    Skippercraft 17" runabout 1960

    Scratch build of Skippercraft 17' runabout built in the late 1950's
  5. I have totally failed to keep this log up with my build. My apologies. This boat was a gift to my father which I delivered this summer. He loves it (yeah). So rather than make many posts here, I will put pictures in the completed gallery. If anyone wants more detail on any aspects, please ask here. Thanks
  6. Just read through your log. Glad I found it. Beautiful work and I admire your work to tailor this model for the PNW. She is a small yet powerfull witness to her time.
  7. I love your water treatment, especially the boat wake. Very nice! Please keep posting, I enjoy watching your progress with something more than a boat or ship.
  8. Tecko, I’m also glad to see you’re back. The dock is beautiful, and makes a nice addition to the scene. Praying you will continue to heal.
  9. I enjoyed viewing your Lego models, well done. Craftsmanship isn’t limited by medium. I’ve found MSW to be a warm and encouraging community so, please do share your models.
  10. Patrick, Beautiful selection for your current adventure. Suitably ambitious. Now, if you could parlay your designs into an invitation to survey firsthand (and wouldn’t that be fun) . . . just a thought.
  11. Steve, Beautiful work! Very clean and the paint just shines. I just pulled up a seat, as I will use your build as a guide. Mine is currently on hold but I plan to get back this summer.
  12. Patrick, Beautiful work! I stand amazed at your fine detail skills. Now a passenger liner would certainly be an undertaking and we would love to watch if you decide to take that on. Enjoy the shakedown cruise. 😉

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