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After much consideration I decided my next boat build would be a Mississippi Steamboat, The Robert E Lee which is an Amati kit. The boat yard is now been ready for the start of this build On opening the box I discovered the build instructions and plans were in Italian, with an English translation of the build instructions without the figures. I do not think this will present too many problems. Build Instruction 1 - Paint the Hull I decided that before painting the hull I would apply a sanding sealer. I am still awaiting de
This is my first build log. I am retired, living in Florida and here is a photo of my work space. I received the kit on Thursday, August 21, from Advantage Hobby in Champaign IL. The first thing I did was cut two 9’ lengths of the rigging thread to soak in water overnight. On Friday, August 22, I hung the rigging threads with weights at the bottom to stretch the thread. I separated each part and identified its number with a green Sharpie on the “back side” or on the adjacent tab so that they would be easier to identify. Most pieces were in fairly good condition. There was quit