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  1. I’ll look forward to sharing experiences on this project. Slow is my mantra as well. It should be fun.
  2. Thanks Toni. I hoped fairing would correct any minor positioning. I glued H to the plan as well as the deadwood and to frame Gb for good measure. Filler is now in place between Ga and Gb. I've started fairing.
  3. I found the final frame (H) was harder to position since it has very little glueing surface. I decided to attach frame Gb 1st then use it to support frame H. I'm hoping the position of the frame is close enough to correct. I suppose the planking will prove that one way or another!
  4. The lower deadeyes are installed. Each was wired with a small eyebolt that attaches it to the main rail.
  5. Yes the motosaw works well - there isn’t excessive vibration. I am quite pleased with it - value for money. Sí, la motosaw funciona bien, no hay vibración excesiva. Estoy bastante satisfecho con esto: relación calidad-precio.
  6. The deadeyes are attached to the eyebolts with some wire and the unit then glued into holes drilled in the mainrail. Then onward to coppering the hull!
  7. Current task is to install the chainplates. On this kit the chainplates are simulated by PE strips attached to the exterior hull but not all the way through the rails. Eyebolts will be inserted on the rails to complete the appearance of chainplates. Copying the position of the chainplates from the plans made it straightforward to position the PE strips. The foremast chainplates
  8. I attached the pinrails and finished drilling holes in the deck for the masts.
  9. I thought that if I could stiffen the bulkheads without putting in spacers that I could get on with the fairing of the hull. I decided to try out using a pin nailer to attach scrap strips along the edges of the deck level on the bulkheads. They are quite easy to pry up after I'm finished. They seem to have provided the effect I was looking for so I have started fairing the hull.
  10. The errata sheet included with the kit indicates the correction to bulkhead 4a. I used a a couple of strips off the basswood planking sheets to build up material on the curved section. Then glued a small piece of scrap from the keel sheet to the bottom. Off to the sander to shape it and reduce to template dimensions. Final adjustments will be accomplished during fairing the hull.
  11. The hull is shaping up At the bow the slots are prepared for the bulkheads. I used images from Toni's log to get the depth of the slots for bulkheads 5 and 5a. (5 is just a press fit in this photo). Cutting the stemson for 5a with blades and micro chisels was easy enough but did damage the foam core build board. Of course it will all be out of site soon.
  12. I noticed your interest on Toni's build log and thought if there might be a group project going I should start my own build log. So there will be at least 2 of us! Arre you going to start right away?
  13. Raising the ribs And adding some spacers (the spacers in my kit were not actually squared - very slightly trapezoidal - so I cut new one from the waste part of the sheets)

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