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St Roch by Simonf - Billing Boats 604


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onto the next build :D

 

i started building this kit a couple of days ago and so far ive got the hull framing done on both half of the boat, ive also got the false decks glued down and started to shape the hull ready for planking, ive also made a start on some of the deck structures too 

 

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Simonf I started this last month.  One hull half planked (rough).  I also started several deck structures, etc.  I can send photos if you are interested.  A couple things I would recommend right away are to figure out how masts will be supported (some extra wood under decks), and beware of how bullwark 19 is applied to frame.  I think I did mine wrong, which will result in tumble-home of bullwark at stern.  Once again  can provide details/photos if interested.  On a side note, in my kit I received two F100 whereas 3 are required, and 3 F112 whereas only 2 are needed.  Plus no F72 seen on drawing for tall mast outfitting is provided or identified.  Not unsurmountable problems but I was wondering if your kit is similarly deficient.  As for materials I am happy with most items except the rigging thread F71 seems to be low quality.  I used it on the dog-sled and it looks primitive (I am sure the mounties would not approve).  I will be looking for some other material for rigging. 

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Been six months I know but any updates on this? The St Roch is on my short list!

 

Update: Just had a look at the plans and F100 are the lights and it lists only two which is correct, one port and one starboard. F113 are vents but can't see where they are fitted. I think blocks below decks is a good idea for the masts.

 

Second update! Just looked at photo's of the original and there IS a third (white) light pictured but not sure Billings mention this?!!!

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If anyone working on the St Roch lives outside of the Lower Mainland of BC, I can forward reference shots of the real thing, kept in the Vancouver Maritime museum. I sent a number of shots to another forum member who had a St Roch build log on the old MSW....but i think he may have discontinued his build.....let me know if you're interested....

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If anyone working on the St Roch lives outside of the Lower Mainland of BC, I can forward reference shots of the real thing, kept in the Vancouver Maritime museum. I sent a number of shots to another forum member who had a St Roch build log on the old MSW....but i think he may have discontinued his build.....let me know if you're interested....

Hamilton I have started on St Roch and i am interested in your pictures.

                 Wilbar

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If any moderators are reading this - is there a place where I can post my photos of the St Roch? Maybe in one of the sub-forums as a separate topic? Would like to share, but not sure where the best place would be....don't also want to take over this log....

hamilton

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Those are the ones - I often take our son to the VMM, but currently the St Roch is closed for renovations. Not sure when it will be open again, but if the photos on that link don't serve or if there's a specific element you want a photo of, I can try to find out at the museum when it will re-open (soon I imagine - it's been off limits for a long while) and get in there to get some more shots - taking requests now

hamilton

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Wow, has it been that long since I started my build

 

First off, i apologise for not replying or posting any updates here for a while, I decided to take a break from building for a while and concentrate on others things, but I think now I'm gonna have another crack at and get the st roch finished

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