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Thanks Zoltan. You made a good point. There was a difference of 1.2 mm in 2 of the gun ports. I am working on fixing that.

Bummer, i just finished the red coat. See below.


Shoot me how can I miss that!?!?!?!?





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Small update.

Custom fitted the main rail on my AVS. The one provided by the kit was not adequate.

I cut the new rail out of 1/16 walnut and did the first stain with ink.


I have some touch up to do with the paint but I have decided to wait until I drill the sweep ports to do it.




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I made a small 'jig' to do the sweep ports, should be pictured in my log.


For the bow-sprit hole, drill it undersized for now (and ignore the size given in the practicum, seems like it was too large if I remember right), and don't worry about enlarging it until you are ready to place the bowsprit, and then open it up as needed to fit properly.

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I agree with Brian. For the sprit hole I started with a very undersized drill bit and "worked my way up" to near final size, using a series of progressively larger bits. This limits tear out around the hole. Leave the hole smaller than needed and adjust the final fit with a rat tail file.

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Almost done for the deck furnitures. I only need to do the fake hinges on the companionway. Thinking about doing fake rivets for it.

Looks like I need to get a soldering iron...


In the mean time I worked on the decking. I am using boxwood.


A few mistakes.

- My pattern is every 4 and with the size of the deck I think every 3 would have been better.

- I did the first few planks with a small incorrect angle and with the width of the strip of wood used I am a bit off.


I contemplated redoing everything but due to budgetany consideration I am going to have to live with it :)

Still learning how to properly plank....





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