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Day gaff sailing boat with center board by G.L. - FINISHED - scale 1/10 - SMALL

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1 hour ago, G.L. said:

Thanks for your kind words, Mark.

A boat's grapnel is often used in small boats to go at anchor for a short while. But in most cases it are grapnels with folding arms which can be stowed away easily on board. My choice for that sort of anchor is inspired by the fact that I am not such an experienced metal worker and I found a very easy build description for it in the book 'To Build a Whaleboat' by Erik A.R. Roonnberg.

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thanks for showing this make of a grapnel anchor Geert, very inspiring !

 

Nils

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20 hours ago, Mirabell61 said:

thanks for showing this make of a grapnel anchor Geert, very inspiring !

 

Nils

Nils, Maybe that is the missing link for which you were waiting to continue your Zeesboot build😉

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14.3 The life belt

To make the lifebuoy, I start with making a wooden ring.

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To give it a canvas look, I wrap and glue the ring with a strip of cotton.

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Then I paint it in white

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It has two layers of paint. Between each layer I sand it lightly with sanding paper. On top comes a coat of varnish

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On the buoy come four canvas rings at which a line is sewed. The rings are made of cotton strakes of which I ply over the sides to the middle.

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Next is sewing the line in the rings.

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I glue the rings on the buoy ...

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... and paint them red. And my boat is ready for a 'man over board'.

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14.4 The boat hook

To make the make the boat hook, I use a brass rod and two brass tubes with different diameters which can slide in each other telescopically.

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I turn a globule on the top of the rod.

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Then I slide the whole again in each other like on the first picture and solder them. They go again on the lathe to turn them off conically.  I file also the hook on a smaller brass rod.

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The hook is soldered on the top.

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I make the stock from a piece of pear wood.

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The assembled boat hook.

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The hook is now varnished and ready for use in the boat.

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14.5 The bailer

The body of the bailer consists of a small wooden cylinder which I drill hollow.

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I saw it diagonally.

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After the excess is sawed away and the piece is sanded, the handle can be placed.

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The bailer.

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14.6 Rope fenders

I want to have four rope fenders on board of my boat. I make first some wooden tubes (Ø 8 mm and length 3 cm) and some copper rings (inner Ø 4mm).

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Then I pass the rope four times through the tube, in this way I have at each side and end of rope and a loop of rope. I stick the copper ring through start to make half hitches around it.

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When I am fully around the ring, I continue to make half hitches, but now in the loops of the previous half hitches.

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And that continues downwards the tube.

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When all the half hitches are made the loose end goes through the bottom rope loop. Then the loose end has to be pulled tight until the top loop has the desired size and the bottom loop disappeared in the tube. Before cutting the loose end I fix it by injecting wood glue in the tube. When that it dry, the loose end can be cut off and there is no more risk of pulling out the upper loop from the fender.

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I soak the fenders in dark stain to give them a more realistic look.

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Two of the rope fenders hanging outboard.

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On this last picture you can also see that meanwhile the main sail is hoisted, but that is for next week.

 

Thank you for reading

Thank you to follow

an thank you for the likes

 

Till next week!

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On 3/7/2020 at 7:02 PM, Backer said:

Thank you for these very detailed updates

Great work !!

 

 

On 3/8/2020 at 8:55 PM, Jim Lad said:

Just catching up on your build - it looks superb.

 

John

 

Thanks Patrick and John

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On 3/9/2020 at 8:12 AM, Retired guy said:

Brilliant model Geert just a question do you make your own rope? 👍

 

Regards

Richard

Thank you Richard. Yes the rope is self made, I wrote something about it in my post 127.

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On 3/8/2020 at 8:52 PM, KeithAug said:

I enjoyed catching up on all the fit out details Geert. It is a pity this build is nearing its end.

Thanks Keith. It is indeed pity that today I arrive at my last report. I enjoyed very much the built of this model. The result is better than I expected at the beginning.

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13. The sails (continuation)

Meanwhile the mainsail is finished and hoisted.

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Now that this is done, the model is finished. The only thing I have still to do now is making some good pictures to place in the gallery. But I prefer to do that in the painting atelier of my wife because the light is better there. Unfortunately that atelier is located in a house in town that we purchased and remodeled especially for that reason and also to organize occasionally an exposition. With the present lockdown it is unreachable, so the photo session has to wait until Corona left the country.
This morning I made some pictures here at home as a little foretaste.

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Now I only have to thank you all for your interest and all your enthusiastic reactions. Thanks to your expert advice, I was able to fix some errors that certainly enhanced the model's quality.
The weekly reports of this log stop here, but there are still a lot of projects waiting on my to do list.

 

Keep it all healthy! Till next project.

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A lovely model Geert. It has been a pleasure following your progress. It may be some time before we see the gallery pictures so keep safe until then.

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The overall effect of your model is lovely: I'm expecting someone to walk over and climb aboard! Congratualtions on an outstanding result, Geert.

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Fantastic model! It's not only beautiful, it is realistic as well. Congratulations on a superb model!

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Fantastic, I love it!!  Great job. I really appreciate the time you took to not just show your model advancing, but provide detailed explanation and pictures of the "How". I enjoyed seeing the tools in action: saw, ropewalk, lathe, all the detailed brass work.  Thanks again. Do you have a next project in mind?

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Wonderful work that is perfect in every detail.  Thanks for letting us watch over your shoulder.

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Bedford, Keith, Druxey, Chris, Mugje, Bob, Michael, Mark & Mark, Richard,

 

Thank you all for your expressions of appreciation.

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On 3/23/2020 at 12:58 AM, Schooners said:

Fantastic, I love it!!  Great job. I really appreciate the time you took to not just show your model advancing, but provide detailed explanation and pictures of the "How". I enjoyed seeing the tools in action: saw, ropewalk, lathe, all the detailed brass work.  Thanks again. Do you have a next project in mind?

Thanks Schooners!

Next project? I have plenty of new projects in my mind, more than I can build  in a lifetime (So I have reason to live long 😜). But I am still busy with my 'Anatomy of a boat' which I want to finish before starting a new log. 

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