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Challenge was an understatment! Rigging the steering was a lesson in frustration especially for my shaky fat fingers. It's rigged with one long line and it works, but it's stiff. Maybe I'll put some beeswax on the lines to lube them. It's also not neat and pretty like the drawings. 

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I'm rough shaping the exterior hull of the longboat with my Dremel. I've got the profile of the bow and stern exactly the shape of the provided keel pieces. I'll probably have to shift to hand sanding to make sure I don't take off too much and to give the hull that streamlined look. 

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I'm putting some pictures of the longboat I built for my Surprise. It was a traditional plank on frame build of natural wood. This Dremel carving is very difficult for me and I'm running out of cutting bits small enough to get into the cracks and crevasses. Oh well...I'll just keep on plugging.

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Rich:

Your boat is coming along really well. Good work. 

 

I would start hand sanding at this point. If you use a rough grit, it will not take long to finish the hardest parts and then move down to 220 grit and the 400 grit to finish it off. 

 

Russ

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5 hours ago, russ said:

Rich:

Your boat is coming along really well. Good work. 

 

I would start hand sanding at this point. If you use a rough grit, it will not take long to finish the hardest parts and then move down to 220 grit and the 400 grit to finish it off. 

 

Russ

Thanks, Russ. I'll do as you suggest. :dancetl6:

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1 hour ago, Ebomba said:

Rich,

it's really looking good, I think it will be a fine addition to what is turning out to be a great ship!

 

1 hour ago, Ebomba said:

Rich,

it's really looking good, I think it will be a fine addition to what is turning out to be a great ship!

Thank you :dancetl6:

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I fabricated the floor boards as one piece so I can remove them when I stain or paint the inside of the hull. There's a sliver of a construction piece in the stern holding them all together. I'll remove that when it's finally installed.

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I'm prepping so I can install the seats. I've glued on the seat supports and cut stiff paper into strips the width of the seats. I will use these paper strips to size each seat out of wood. I am not going to glue any of this stuff down until I stain or paint the inside of the hull.

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I stained the inner parts and the inside of the hull. The hull had too much smeared around PVA glue from installing the ribs so the stain is not even. I bought some wood colored paint and will paint the inside of the longboat when the stain dries.

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That is coming along fantastic.

 

What paint did you use for the inside of the boat ?

It looks great, I have the back of my Syren that did not take the stain so well and may want to paint it that wood color.

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12 hours ago, smarra said:

That is coming along fantastic.

 

What paint did you use for the inside of the boat ?

It looks great, I have the back of my Syren that did not take the stain so well and may want to paint it that wood color.

I was about to ask the same thing.

 

Jesse

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