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Medway Longboat by oneslim - 1:24 scale - Bob W

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Hello Everyone,


I would to join this build group of fellow Medway Longboat builders.  I have put my 1:48 scale Longboat on hold so as to better understand the spiling process since the strakes are pre-cut.  I had some difficulty with small gaps with light showing through. 


Following are photos of my build.


The build board and keel parts laid out.  I have marked the slots in the build board because I got tired of counting them.


Had to use tape to hold the guides in,  they were loose and would fall out.


Keel and stern post ready to join.


Stem and Keel.


False Keel parts had 1/32" scrape added when attaching to the keel to center them for the rabbit. 


The long piece glued to the keel.


Attaching the Floors to the Top Timbers. 


Test fitting the frames and Keel.


Head on view.


Over all as she now stands.



More to come.


Bob W


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Looking real good so far.  Well done.  Happy you joined the group.

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Welcome to the group. Just curious, how did you attach the 1/32 scrap to the keel parts?

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Thanks Chuck.


Jeff,  I used a fresh bottle of Elmer's Rubber Cement,  just the smallest amount with a tooth pick.  They just about fall off.  Any residue is erased with off with a white eraser.  Sorry to hear about Your longboat.  Hope You get back on track soon.


Bob W

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Part 2


The keel has been coated with Wipe On Poly and glued to the frames.  Then it was protected with blue painters tape.



The stern was stabilized with a clamp and two guides glued to the base.  The transom dose not move while fairing.  Getting close,  still more work to do on fairing.



Almost there,  a little more on the transom.




View of the bow.




More Latter


Bob W




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Part 3

Lining out after faring down to no char on the frames.  I'm using 1/8" artist tape,  could not find 1/16".  The reference point is the top edge.


Stern view.


Port side aft.


Fore view.  I used chuck's templates to mark the bow and stern at the ends of the run.


Looking aft.


Port garboard strake installed and "nailed",  using 10Lb. mono that is 0.26mm diameter and a 0.56mm drill bit. 


Both garboards "nailed" in.  Also showing the spool of 10Lb. mono line used,  got it on Amazon.



More Later


Bob W



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