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About CaptMorgan

  • Birthday 11/25/1956

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    International Motorsports Association (IMSA) - a division of NASCAR - I drive truck for them.
    Harley Davidson
    And of course, trying to build model ships......

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  1. Wow, that is some awesome stuff. Its going to be a big challenge to work with those small pieces and make everything come together. Yours looks absolutely fantastic !!!!
  2. I have to agree with all the other comments posted here. Your planking looks fantastic. Great job!!!!!
  3. LOL - I have lots of room too - it's the admiral that's having an issue with it. She has nowhere to find a home!!!
  4. Finishing up Chapter One. Got the stern framing finished up and rough sanded. I'll still have to tweak a few things to get it ready for the stern planking in Chapter Two. Looking forward to that!! I used all 3 sets of the bollards and the one below is probably the best of the 3. They are not glued in place yet, keeping them free in case I need to tweak them a bit later and prevent any damage. I won't be getting much else done for a while as work is calling me. I'll be in Florida till February. It will be nice to get out of Michigan!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Years to everyone. :^) 🎅
  5. Just a quick update. I finally got the upper & lower port sills added along with all of the sides. The last couple days I have been working on the stern framing. I think it turned out pretty good. Chucks templates really help a lot in getting things to line up and make sure the openings are the right size. Definitely made things a lot easier.... Time to so some more sanding and some more faring so I can get moving along with the quarter gallery framing. One step at a time......
  6. Just seen this on Ebay if anyone out there is interested. Hope someone here can catch a good deal.... Its not mine but wanted to let everyone on this thread know..... Byrnes Model Machines 4" Table Saw Currently it is up to about $380+ $50.00 Shipping I got the link fixed if anyone else wants to check it out.....
  7. Fabulous stuff Chuck. Looks fantastic... I'm not sure about me milling a 1/64" strip. Right now I'm not sure I can make a decent 1/8" strip. However I think I will be getting a lot of practice in the future...... Always looking forward to your updates.... Steve
  8. Just a quick update to show where things are as of this afternoon. Not much has changed but got most of the faring done over the last few days and the batten looking pretty good. I've been stressing about that lately because so much rides on how that batten is positioned. It seems like everything else on this build depends on how they are positioned.... I still have a little more faring to get done on the lower part but really want to get those lower port sills in to help strengthen the hull. Plus I have a new saw that is calling my name every time I go into the shop... Thoughts & comments are welcome & appreciated...
  9. There are no words.... Your talent, artistry, and attention to detail is simply amazing.... awesome stuff !!!!
  10. Awesome stuff Chuck. I really like the contrast of the colors - I know it won't stay that way but it does look pretty sweet. The flow looks great -- I'm always looking forward to your updates....
  11. Made a little progress since the last update. I got the keel assembly glued together and to the former along with all of the bulkheads attached. Also got the bolts put in the keel. Do all you guys put WOP on the keel and head assembly at this point to help protect it during the faring process?? Seems like I read that a couple of people did that. Thoughts?? I know I will use a lot of blue painters tape to help protect it. I also have a couple of bulkheads that are off a little and a couple of the guidelines for the batten seem a little off also. But for the most part I'm pleased with how everything lined up. Pretty good considering I cut them all out. I'm going to print out a few patterns to see if it was just where I put the line or something more serious. I'm going to take my time with the paring process. I don't want to mess this up.... Next up - heading to the store for a mask -- I see a lot of sawdust in my future...👍
  12. Hello everyone: Well I have finally got some time to get back to the shop and made a little progress in the last couple of days. Got my build board set up & ready to go. I made the braces using left over plywood from the bulkheads. I got the base board from Menards, it was a bookshelf that was damaged on one end. Cost all of $2.49 and it works perfect for this job. The rabbet strip has been installed on the bulkhead and I also got the stem assembled and about ready to go. I have yet to sand down the former to meet the rabbet strip. That is next on the list. Then on to getting the rest of the keel assembly attached and finish up a few little details. Then hopefully move on to all of those bulkheads in a few days. Looking forward to that....👍

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