KennyH78

18th Century Longboat by KennyH78 - Model Shipways

Since I have finished my Triton cross section and am unsure of which kit I want to start at the moment (Model Shipways Confederacy or Lumberyard's USF Raleigh (Hahn plans)), I figured I'd at lease start to build the 18th Century Longboat kit that I have.  I've already cut the false keel from the laser cut parts sheet and cut the rabbet and then glued the stem and keel to the false keel.  Once that was dry, I went ahead and stained the assymbly with some Golden Oak stain.  Once that is dry, it will be time to glue on the bulkheads.

 

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Not sure if the Longboat or the Pinnace will be my next build.  Will be following along with you.

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Glad to have you all along for the ride.  I got the bulkheads glued on.  Took my time to ensure that they are as straight and correct as they should be.  Going to let that dry up for till at least tomorrow, may even wait until Tuesday before I start the fairing process just to ensure that the wood glue has enough time to cure up.  Anyways, here are the pictures of how she currently sits.

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Hi Chap,

Have watched a couple of these builds, very interesting and I may have to get myself one in the not too distant future.

I'd like to follow also. :)

 

Cheers....HOF.

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Kenny,

Warm welcome to the Longboat group.

I will follow along and just pulled up a chair, but where is the coffee?B)

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Hello Kenny, hope you don't mind if I pull up a chair and follow along.

 

Bill

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Well, I have a little progress to report.  After letting the glue dry on the bulkheads for a couple of days, I went to fair the hull.  I started sanding with 220 grit very lightly, but the basswood keel was letting the individual bulkheads move.  So in an attempt to stiffen it up, I grabbed some scrap basswood and glued them to the top of the bulkheads on the portion that will be cut away later.  I think that that will stiffen it up a lot and then I will be able to fair the hull properly.  Going to let that dry up and get to fairing the hull tomorrow.IMG_0974.thumb.JPG.a18b80f4beb231328d6005320c00820a.JPGIMG_0975.thumb.JPG.4982e7b4707ea614b292e189a1a7abe8.JPG

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Kenny,

Those stiffeners are necessary for the fairing of the bulkheads, they can break away easily otherwise.

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I pretty much came to that conclusion.  The instructions don't mention anything about stiffeners, but I felt that they needed to be added.

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You will see a huge difference when that dries.  Check other logs also of this build. Lots of useful tricks. Bob F has some impressive tutorials. 

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I have some progress to report.  I got the hull faired, but not without breaking one bulkhead.  The repair was easy though, it was a clean break and easily glued back on.  I even have trouble finding the one that broke off.  I also got the transom piece installed and the bow fillers.  Those will be faired once the glue has had ample time to cure.  Anyways, here are the pictures.  As always, any and all comments are welcome.IMG_0976.thumb.JPG.f2dca41ae21e8890a01dd21f497210b6.JPGIMG_0977.thumb.JPG.abfdde7e9f3a19df4ae14362a58db101.JPGIMG_0978.thumb.JPG.12b424df1944bf7f62e238d8179b1e4c.JPGIMG_0979.thumb.JPG.88a2d995f5b7945f84f9c18e6aa34044.JPG

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