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Thank you very much Geert,

slowly its getting there where I wanted it....

 

Nils

 

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a beautiful pic in my opinion, borrowed it from the web...

A Zeesenboot  ploughing the Bodden waters on Port bow, red sails, sunshine, a motivated crew, a moderate breeze, and a nice bow wake

 

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Many thanks for your nice comment Denis,

in the moment I`m trying to find the right floor- levels for work-cockpit, small rudderstand well, cabin ( including more or less the hight in the standing area) where the front deckhouse walls will bring hopefuly adequate standing hight inside the cabin....

 

Nils

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the crew member at the helm is either standing in the rather small well for steering and motor operation, or sitting on the deck edge

 

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fisher junior is again standing on a chunk of wood with his left leg

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may still need to lower the cabin floor a bit

 

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the cabin stand hight increases by the deckhouse side walls, anyway we must keep in mind that its a workboat and not a yacht

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Thank you Ian,

 

these Zeesboats  are quite sturdy vessels and many of them are still based on the original heritage fishing craft. The Zeesboats were not so much noticed by the public, during the period of the former  east German DDR, but after the reunion 1989 onwards, with western Germany more and became noted as  potential and respectable  hobby watercraft, and some enthusiasts had an resonable opertunity in buying one of these old and used boats at bargain prices.

Of course much handcraft work sweat and love was put into those heritage hulls, their rigging, sails and fitting out, and there are also still existing traditional family owned wooden boat  boatyard businesses to stand aside with knowledgible help and help in overhauling, to turn them into beauties as they are today

 

Nils

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Today I started with the card templates for cockpit and cabin floor. The floors will be planked and caulked

In order to get acceptable stand hight in the cabin, the floorlevel there was set a bit lower that the one in the cockpit.

also rough checkout for the two berths and the ladder. Will make the final ladder a bit wider.

Without boots and cap father fisherman will find sufficient length in his berth.

 

Nils

 

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card templates show the position of the floor levels

 

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here the little mini cabin with two berths, access ladder from the companion-way hatch. I intend to install a small iron oven portside of the ladder, and a locker will be set up to the front bulkhead between the  berths footends. Also there must be a fresh air vent intake and an exhaust over roof for the oven

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Thank you for your kind comment Geert,

much appreciated...

And many thanks to all the "likes"....

 

Nils

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onwards wirth the fitting out of the cabin furniture....,

willhave to sew some small pillow casess for the births.

With a search on the web I found a brass mini coupling for propshaft to motor, together with the mini fastening screws and an hexogonal Inbus key.

For the floors I still have some 0,8 mm beech ply cut out after the card templates, that will be planked with 1 mm oak planks and pencil caulked

 

Nils

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the floor is still the card template here

 

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the motor coupling with 3 mm bore is only 13 mm long

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Status update .

 

doing the front compartment with chain catch- and drip pan, also lower cabin furniture installed, oven and a a slightly broader ladder not mounted yet...

 

Nils

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detail pan

 

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chain- and drip pan, access for cleaning through front bulkhead hatch

 

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lockers, shelves and berths, floor in oak planking

 

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Hi Nils

 

You are really building an exquisite model.

 

One would like to rent her for a holyday cruse but on second thought it might be a bit cramped - it probably is even on the prototype. BTW some crew bunks on long haul aircraft aren't much more spacious but at least have some standing room.

 

Cheers

Peter

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many thanks for looking in Peter and for your nice comment,

 

yes you`re right, comfort on the Zeesboot is going against zero. The model is more of the heritage type around turn of the century, after the two world wars, when these were pure working boats. The motorisation is a compromise already.  I`m sure that many of the modernized, overhauled and new fitted out boats turned into more or less small pleasure craft, also with extended deckhousings partialy covering the former work-cockpit ares for the benefit of more leasure and space on board.... Here the standing hight is only given under the roof of the front deck house

Update:

Starting the floor of the working area.....

 

Nils

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this is the cockpit floor structure

 

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the centerboard fits in, through the floor...

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I`m intending to outcut the floor afterwards, in order to give sight to ballast stones and pebbles that go between the floor structure spaces

 

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the fisher is standing next to the centerboard casing, where there will be on both sides a water containing locker for live fish, directly from the catch

he shall maybe be holding a reasonable eel in his hands, before it goes to the locker....

 

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the cocpit floor is done with a thin layer of 0,8 mm ply, planked with 1 x 5 mm stips of oak with pencil caulked edges. The outcut for the centerboard case is being integrated

 

 

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Update:

cockpit floor, ballast, outcut....

 

when walking the dog this morning, I was gathering these small "rocks" for use as natural ballast, well hidden beneath the floor planking

 

Nils

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the ballast stones here will only be placed in these underfloor cells that remain visible through the floor outcut

 

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Nice done, the opening in the deck to show the ballast stones.

The boxes for the catch, were they filled with water to preserve the fish alive?

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many thanks Michel and Geert,

and also thanks to all the "likes"..

 

Michel,

I`m not sure what size the ballast-rocks have, but I`m sure that smaller pebbles would stray around in the under floor sections in rough waters. I would appreciate any pics for examle, if anyone has...

 

Geert,

yes, the  water filled boxes contained live fish, I just made some ventilation airholes into each lid to provide sufficient oxygen...

 

Nils

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status of build :

fastening a steel strop to the centerboard, a structure board for passing main mast through and stiffening out centerboard. Aft section floor with outcut for motor well.

The main mast is a dummy in lack of 8 x 8 mm square bar for checking the alignment of the mast sockets

 

Nils

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These two pics are out of my own book "Zeesboote" by Hermann Winkler, it shows the hard work even at night (note the petroleum lamp), to check out what the catch has brought

 

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the Zeese-netting will be dumped into the buckets below

 

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I found that the steel galvanised strop is nor flexible enough for the centerboard pulley tackle, will change to adequate rope zise

 

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the prop shaft will be shortened to allow length of motor and coupling

 

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the motor will look somehow like this sample, one cylinder glow head for gas oil fuel, water cooling, complete with gearbox

 

 

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You`re probably right Eberhard,

thanks for your comment.....

I`ve taken that in consideration myself, alone for having access to the ballast-stones, but waved it again (would be to cramped floor optic, and a compromise shall be made now and then....

Perhaps I shall draw outlines of the floor-access hatches with waterproof black ink at a later time. Need to do a few tests on how to keep the ink lines sealed and clear , found an Edding product that seams to work well...

 

Nils

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Beautiful model Nils, I think you're right about simulating the bilge access hatches. It is a work boat after all, simple and dependable they are! Also I laughed at the pic of the fisherman with an eel in one hand and a cig in the other...

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Feedback for Eberhard and John,

 

this is the result for the bilge access lifting plates, (as already mentioned it is a compromise though, providing 8 hatches )

The black lines are preserved by a layer of Humbrol Enamel clear varnisch. I will varnish the complete floor area, when the first layer over the lines is cured out....

 

Nils

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Hi Peter,

thanks for looking in. No, its by far not the completed model, engine, cabin, deck, the whole rigging and sails and may others are still to be done. I gues its about 50 % done to date.

The pics are showing the raw motor in build, painting, wiring, tube connections etc. transmission per V-belts and flywheel still to be done.....

 

Also thanks to all that clicked on "Likes"

 

Nils

 

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