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Trawler Syborn by popeye the sailor - scratch build 1:33

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I was contemplating which build to put back next........I kinda wish I could put the M&M Fun Ship back,  but it's finished,  and would be silly to do that.   I figured that this build wouldn't take too long.....I guess I'm probably in the middle of it at the moment.

 

The Syborn build is part of an experiment I was doing,  taking the part's panels from other builds,  tracing out the parts,  to see if other hulls can be created from them.  there are many hull configurations that a multitude of ship evolved from......and I got the idea from Billings.   The Cux,  The Mary Ann,  and a couple of other kits that they carry,  have the same basic hull shape.   I'm going to try and expand on this.   then by simply altering the bow and {or} the stern,  other hulls can be created.   I can fit them out as I see fit.

 

I had cut out the hull parts for two complete frames.......I am just doing the hull parts,  that's all I want.   I see so many ships in my searches,  that I'll get a good idea as to what subject I want to model.  One of them,  I had left with the normal rib count.   I was going to do another fishing vessel,  but the admiral talked me into doing the M&M build.  this one definitely proved my theory.   The second frame,  I had duplicated the 5th and 6th ribs,  making the hull longer.   the length of the hull from the kit was 21 inches long.  to duplicate just two of these ribs,  increased the length of the hull to 25 inches.......that's quite a bit.

 

Bassically,  the only logical ribs that can be duplicated are the centermost ribs........any other ribs would interfere with the tapering of the bow and stern.   faring the hull,  will contour the frame to the shape that the hull will be after planking.   I started this build  in February of 2012

 

2 - 10 - 2012

 

It all started with 1/4 inch plywood......

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I had saved the parts panels from the Mary Ann build.   selecting the hull parts,  they were traced onto the plywood.

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the parts were then cut out.

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They do look rough.........but I'm not worried.  faring the frame afterwards,  will take care of all that.

 

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2 - 16 - 2012

 

The keel had to be remeasured to allow for the extra ribs.   I also had to adjust the spacing for them as well.

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As the ribs were cemented in place,  I found alternate means to insure that they were straight.  I don't have a build slip......just my trusty pine board.

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everything went well,  but I wasn't too happy with the bulwark posts.......I can always fix them later.

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Dang, Popeye!!  I think I missed this one before...settling in for the ride, as they say!

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2 - 20 - 2012

 

The base of the keel where the ribs are cemented was reinforced with 1/4 square stock to lock them all in place.  I feel I have to show you this........I have no real power tools,  just my trusty jig saw.   I was hoping I could get a scroll saw......or even a band saw,  before I got around to doing this.   the pull was too strong,  so I improvised,  and converted the jig saw to a scroll saw.

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here is a blurry look at the laboritory.........and here is the monster.

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The deck template is not going to do the job........but this is how I got the shape of the bow and stern.

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2 - 22 - 2012

 

To duplicate the deck beams was a total bust.......they looked like  freaking french fries!  So.......after running the deck joices,  I used planking to create the deck beams.

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Hi Popeye,

 

You can put the M&M fun ship into the complete gallery.

Then everybody can see it again. ( including me )

 

Sjors

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2 - 27 - 2012

 

Insuring the the beams gave the platform the correct curvature {I hoped},  the platforms were laid down.

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2 - 28 - 2012

 

I did a little sanding at this point.   I wasn't too worried about gaps that were in the deck platform....it was going to be planked anyway........but I did fill some of the larger gaps in with small pieces of wood.

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3 - 12 - 2012

 

I spent a lot of time faring the hull.........I had to add wood in a couple of places on the ribs.  The hull frame was pretty good though......it came out with a very nice contour,  especially at the stern.  I couldn't wait to plank this bad girl!  The rabbits for the bow and stern need to be made first and cemented in place.

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This one rib gave me a bit of trouble......I think it was the only one....just a bad cut.

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I had made two pairs of rabbits......I hadn't made the frame that would later become the M&M ship yet.

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More rabbit work to be done yet.....

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but......I couldn't help but do the bulwark planking!

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The kit supplied a part that wrapped around the stern bulwark.......I thought to do the same,  since it worked out great for the kit.

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.....and just as the kit results were,  the bulwark planking laid even with the deck platform.

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3 - 19 - 2012

 

I had to double up on the stern bulwark cap to bring it to the thickness to the planking.  The planking continued.

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I added a few more rows to the bow bulwarks.   I wanted to give it a fore castle deck.

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I do apologize for not narrating some of the progress.......one....I can't remember.....two......I really can't see how the pictures are progressing.   the bow planking......and all the planking so far,  is being sanded and checked,  as I went along.  This gives me an idea towards any changes i'd have to make.

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thanks Wayne and Sjors.......I had started this build before the M&M ship,  although I did make the frame for it.  then I got roped into it,  so I let this one sit.  I will be picking up on it soon,  after the Lobsie twins are finished.  I have all of the finsihed builds up......if you want to see the M&M Fun Ship Sjors.......it's there :)

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Hello Popeye,

 

Great to see your Syborn back again.

I will wait for your progress.

 

Take care,

 

Anja

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thanks Anja......I'm well on my way to get everything back in.  I dread the Gothenborg the most.......there is so much in there!  thanks for the good word and for looking in!

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You're welcome Popeye,

 

Just take your time uploading and posting. You know the saying ..... 'Rome wasn't build in a day'.

 

Take care,

 

Anja

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3 - 23 - 2012

 

The planking was going along great!   Sanding as I went along,  it shows the progress,  without looking so scary....LOL!  As I was closing in on the keel, I thought that I had better drill the mast hole,  before I totally lose track of the center to the rib and keel.

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Hello Popeye,

 

Good to see you are updating your buildlog.

It will be a nice ship again.

 

Good luck.

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3 - 26 - 2012

 

the planking continues.........it's getting there though.   Towards the end of this session,  I laid the garboard planks and began to merge the plankings together.   The stern buttoned up to the turn of the keel,  where it was terminated with a border plank.   Sanded and painted,  this will not be seen.

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hi there Wim.........it still is a nice ship..........it right here beside me,  I can play with it and everything........LOL!  yea,  it's going slow,  my friend,  but I'll get there.   that'll teach me for having so many builds in the wings.......thanks for the good word!

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it kinda stinks.......here I am putting stuff in,  and you folks are posting......and I don't know it..    please look along......I will answer......I appreciate your looking in.  :)

 

3 - 27 - 2012

 

oh boy......only a little more to go!  this has turned out to be SOME plank job!   my make-shift stand hold it up as I look her over.  I'll be so glad when I can get the hull looking better.

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Gee.....I forgot I was doing the Susan A at the time as well........the Wharf is a busy place 8)

 

3 - 29 - 2012

 

Here is an interesting session.......you'll get to see what the comparison between the normal hull and this hull looks like.   let's get to it.

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The hull is sanded and smootheds out.   Filler has been added to eliminate the gaps and rough spots.  I was all too quick to lay on some primer.

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I have to do a bit more to the hull,  but I'm satisfied with the results.  I set the Mary Ann beside the hull to show the size relation.

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I coundn't help getting at least one picture of the Mary Ann in there........went a bit overboard with it...but in a nice way.

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I got it back into the computer room........I took a couple more pictures.

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it kinda stinks.......here I am putting stuff in,  and you folks are posting......and I don't know it..    please look along......I will answer......I appreciate your looking in.  :)

Don't mind us folks, Popeye. We're only posting because we love you and your builds so much.

 

The only thing is ..... You will have to go through your log again to see who posted what and where.

 

Just take your time, we are not going anywhere.

 

Take care,

 

Anja

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Hi Popeye, just went through the entire picture show, looks like it will be a neat build.

 

Michael

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How have you managed to keep all this straight?!

 

Not one, but two lobster boats...the America, the Gothenborg (am I missing anything?), and now this!

 

You're keeping us all busy following along ;)

 

Andy

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I know Andy.......I'm still waiting till I can get the deadeyes for the Gothenborg.   I have updates for the other builds,  as well as the AmericA.   you did forget about the United States build.....I'm holding off on that one {I need more stuff}.   I have a lot of the fittings for this build......but now I've run out of the planking.   I still have more to go til it's all caught up......then I can put in the other builds.  the doctors called it  'manic constructive disorder'........it's incurable.......don'tcha know ;)

 

thank you Micheal.......I'll have more progress on this one soon.....I'm not working on it at the moment......good thing.

 

thanks Anja........I'll still keep my eyes open........I appreciate everyone's comments :)

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Wow,

 

Fantastic work Popeye. Your scaling up is really good. Considering totally scratchbuilt and with wood, the planking turned out really well.

 

Looks like that this shall be another of your masterpieces.

 

Shall follow your build.

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Nice!!! I don't remember seeing this on the old site. I'm glad you have it online here.

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Yeah, I"m like Patrick.I didn't  see this on the old site either........ Let me ask you, do you ever sleep ,eat, or whatever a person does???

You never cease to amaze me! Where do you find the time, you must live in two diffewrent worlds....... and what makes it more incredable,

is that your builds are all terrific !! You'er starting to out do yourself ! :o

Frank

P.S. I didn't realize you jumped to the dark side until today.

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