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About Duanelaker

  • Birthday 05/13/1980

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    Duanesburg, NY
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    Pipe fitting, plumbing, welding, classic cars

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  1. I’ve decided to order different grating as the one that came with the kit is way off. I’ve also finished the wheel house beside paint and started the companionway. im wondering if I should remove the decking where the companion way goes or if I can set it on top. I used the grooved deck material for the companion way roof.
  2. Fiddling with the wheel house and grating...seems way out of scale but I’m going to go with it, I’ve thinned it down as I can’t imagine it being a foot thick
  3. Decided to plank the decks instead of using the scribed sheet...so far I like it.
  4. I purchased this kit last year and had the same issue (as many others have)...with the mast holes not lining up with deck, as well as my side to side was off by quite a bit. however, I did not realize this until I had already spent hours smoothing the hull, so its deep in the closet until my disgust subsides and I decide to fill the holes and try again. I question the quality control with whoever is cutting and drilling the wood, as I also have a Bluejacket CSS Virginia that does not line up with the plans at all (planning on scratch building a new hull since it appears simple enough). It is a nice looking ship, so best of luck!
  5. 10 out of 10 and plus points for first time and scientific. Beautifully done, and a build to be proud of! I look forward to your next. -Dave
  6. Welcome to the Site! So sorry to hear about your house fire.
  7. Welcome! Good to have another Dave on board. 😆
  8. Welcome to the site! I look forward to following your build. -Dave
  9. You have done a beautiful job! This can't be your first wooden ship, have you done this before? Once again your ship looks phenomenal.

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