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Bluenose by Don Jane - Billing Boats - Scale 1:65


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I got into building this Bluenose by a very sad situation - my friend who was living in the same condo unit as me was building this Bluenose and was sharing workspace with me - My friend got sick about 1 year ago and was diagnosed with cancer - he had surgery and all was well until about September when he got sick again - he passed away in October and his Bluenose was sitting on his workbench in a partly finished state.  I asked his family if they had someone to give his Bluenose too and they said no so I asked if I could take over his build and finish it in his honor. They said they would like that so now I have a Bluenose on my workbench. The hull had not been planked very good and had a lot of filler on it - I had to sand it down to get the bumps and lumps out of it - I got it looking pretty good so I started to paint it and put some detailing on the hull. He had some sort of shellack on the deck so I had to sand it down a bit and then painted it with a sandy coloured paint - it doesn't look to bad to me so that is what the deck will look like. post-489-0-08596000-1384788667_thumb.jpg

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Thanks for checking out my build - After doing my Bounty, I am finding the Bluenose a lot easier. I will hopefully keep up my build log as I progress.  I now have two builds underway - Last spring I bought the Gorch Fuch by OcRee - I just started it and have the Hull super structure well under way - I haven;t started a build log on it but will in the next couple of days

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Thanks Floyd - I see you live in Woodenville - we are pretty well neighbours . I live on Vancouver Island - We go down to your area quite often as a matter of fact we were through Woodenville on the 405 a couple of weeks ago.

Thanks

Don

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Hi Don,  Very Sorry to hear about your late friend, Pass our regards on to the family. Im Working on the Bluenose by Billings, I will finish her, But not like the plans nor instructions, I guess im still new to all this and dont have the answers, But what you have is Looking great so far looking forward to updates 

 

Rich

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Don,

I just discovered your log. Completing the model is a great honor for your friend's family. She looks lovely with a nice clean deck.

 

If you do manage to get down to Woodinville, I would love to see her. I am a member of PSSM along with Floyd and am finishing my own Bluenose.

 

Regards,

Dave B

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Whoops - I pulled a boner - I quess I will chalk it up to a Senior Moment - I stepped the masts and forgot to put on the sail rings, so now I have to unglue them and do it rite - Like they say - Live and Learn or maybe even better - read the instrutions.

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Don - if you go to almost any fabric store you will find one of 2 items - Seam tape and a bottle of Fray Check. I use both very often. The seam tape is approx. 1/4" wide and all you do is iron it in between two layers of cloth and it bonds nicely. I cut my sails out using the patterns in the kit and folded the seams and then ironed them. In some cases I used the fray check liquid. It works as both an adhesive and edge bonding tool. I am no good at sewing. but this worked for me.

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Don - I will start by apologizing. I should have mentioned this in my previous post. There is one additional trick. If you lay some line in the groove that is made when you fold the sails over for the seam you will have the bolt rope that is needed for the Luff edge of the sail. Also with careful planning you can run the line along all the edges and have a small loop at each corner. This is handy to attach blocks, Halyards, & sheets.

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