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I wasn't planning on doing a build log for this because I'm sort of a quick and sloppy builder and I don't see that it would be much of a benefit for the forum. There are some great builders here that create masterpieces, I am not one of them. But I need a way to procrastinate when I don't feel like working on the kit (or glue is drying) and I know this is an excellent place for information if I have any questions. So my posting of this log is for purely selfish reasons. 😀

 

Guess I'll get right into it. 

 

Pic of box, seems like a good starting place.

 

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Bulkheads dry fit. (They fit excellently)

 

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Bulkheads glued with the lower deck set inplace to make sure the bulkheads are aligned correctly. 

 

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Now I wait for the glue to dry before I continue...

 

 

 

 

 

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Great to see another Vanguard model being built. The more logs the merrier.

27 minutes ago, dkuehn said:

So my posting of this log is for purely selfish reasons. 😀

Nothing wrong with that. If I didn't keep a log I'd probably forget techniques from one model to the next. If others get something from the log that's great, but it's at least as much for my benefit.

 

Good luck

 

Derek

 

 

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55 minutes ago, dkuehn said:

There are some great builders here that create masterpieces, I am not one of them.

I didn't do a build log on my first two small models either. Then I began building the Medway Longboat and got to a point where I needed help. I got a lot of encouragement to go ahead and make a build log even though I had already finished the hull. It turned out to be the best thing I could do.

 

Not only did I get a lot of good advice but I also got a lot of nice comments and encouragement. That motivated me to keep going especially when it got to the rigging. I had never done any rigging before. Doing the build log helped me finish the model and do a nice job on it. I wouldn't have done as well as I did without the advice and encouragement I received from other modelers.

 

The Flirt may be my next build once I complete the Pen Duick. I'm looking forward to following along as you build this wonderful model. Good luck! 

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Looks really nice. My only suggestions is that the stern post area looks like the thickness varies somewhat significantly from top to bottom and you may want to even that out at some point. If you don't take the first planking layer all the way to the edge there you could do it later though. (If I messed up any terminology I mean the part in the back)

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26 minutes ago, VTHokiEE said:

Looks really nice. My only suggestions is that the stern post area looks like the thickness varies somewhat significantly from top to bottom and you may want to even that out at some point. If you don't take the first planking layer all the way to the edge there you could do it later though. (If I messed up any terminology I mean the part in the back)

It got pretty thin back there. My plan is to fatten it back up with the first layer of planking. But it would be smart to keep it as even as possible during the whole process. Thanks for the advice. 

 

As far as terminology goes, I keep looking at the instructions to find the proper terms. 😀

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I tried to even out the stern area but this material sands very easily and I don't want to get too carried away. It's not perfect, but a little better. When I have the first planking on I'll pay it some serious attention.

 

Also, I have soaked the bulwark patterns and have them drying in place to help form them before gluing. 

 

 

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That looks good to me. The only suggestion I'd make would be to taper that bearding in a little towards the last bulkheads, simply so the planking isn't pinched in towards the stern post.

 

Got to say that you're doing a great looking job of this 👍

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21 minutes ago, James H said:

That looks good to me. The only suggestion I'd make would be to taper that bearding in a little towards the last bulkheads, simply so the planking isn't pinched in towards the stern post.

 

Got to say that you're doing a great looking job of this 👍

Just to make sure I know what you're saying. Where it gets thin at the stern post area, make it more gradual rather than a harsh curve? Sort of like this picture where the shape of the red lines would be better? It's currently shaped sort of like the orange lines off to the side. 

 

 

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So flatten out this area here?

 

 

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I hardly dare comment since I am in the middle of making a fair hash of my Speedy first planking. ( Speedy is almost identical to Flirt)!!

 

But this is a general problem on many double planked kits. If you keep both planking layers right to the stern you have to have a teeny end to the keel.

Typically 5mm stern post - 1mm planking x 4 - so the keel end needs to be 1mm.

 It can be done but its easier to terminate the first planking early and lose an extra 2mm or so before you hit the stern post and then that at say 3mm is much more workable.

Somewhere recently i thought there was a Speedy/ Flirt log showing exactly that but meanwhile here is a shot of a similar build.(Pickle I think )

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And if you look at my Speedy log you can see I have just started on terminating the first planking short.

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When I start planking I'll check the thickness at the sternpost and decide if I can get the correct thickness with the second planking or if I need to get some of the first in there. If I can I'll certainly stop the first planking like you did. 

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I have finished planking the lower part of the hull and now I'm working on the inside bulwark. I have not done any sanding so the hull planking looks pretty rough at the moment. Also I am in northern California and our power is shut off because of windy weather so I had to take the picture with a flash.

 

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1 hour ago, dkuehn said:

Also I am in northern California and our power is shut off because of windy weather so I had to take the picture with a flash.

You're moving right along and she looks great.

 

I'm in Sacramento and I think this is the worst summer for bad air and wildfires I've ever seen here. It's feels like the whole state is on fire...tragic! The air quality today has been in the hazardous range but just improved to very unhealthy...hard to feel very good about that!

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2 hours ago, BobG said:

You're moving right along and she looks great.

 

I'm in Sacramento and I think this is the worst summer for bad air and wildfires I've ever seen here. It's feels like the whole state is on fire...tragic! The air quality today has been in the hazardous range but just improved to very unhealthy...hard to feel very good about that!

I can see how "very unhealthy" would be difficult to celebrate. 

 

My house burned down in the 2017 Tubbs fire, anything short of my current house burning down is pretty easy for me to stomach.

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10 minutes ago, dkuehn said:

My house burned down in the 2017 Tubbs fire, anything short of my current house burning down is pretty easy for me to stomach.

I'm so sorry to hear that, dkuehn. So many Californians have lost everything...even their lives in the past couple of years with these tragic fires. We have friends who nearly lost their small ranch outside of Winters in the LNU fire just a couple of weeks ago. They lost some cattle and the fire burned up to their porch but, amazing, the house was spared. Most of their neighbors lost everything. God help us if these with these drought years continue. I hope things will be ok for for you.

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4 minutes ago, BobG said:

You're really moving along, dkuehn, and she's looking very good. The pear wood is beautiful.

Thank you. It's easy to move along quickly when you're not concerned with obtaining perfection. I agree about the pear, I really like it. 

 

 

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2 hours ago, DelF said:

Looking good! If there was an award for the fastest Flirt/Speedy build you'd be a shoo-in. 

I wish I had the patience to go slow and shoot for perfection, but I'd go insane if I tried as I lack the tools and skills for that. Maybe one day.

 

I did take yesterday off from boat building and did some work around the house to keep my wife from handing me divorce papers. 😃

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Hello dkuehn (is that your name?)

 

I’m building the Flirt myself and i have a question.

Maybe you have seen it on my build log about the stern side counter.

I try to find it by your model but i can’t find it?

It’s part number 57.

 

Sjors

 

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