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Yesterday I looked through my old projects, and fell over an old boat. It has been my dads, when he was a boy, and 2 years ago, when I lived at my parents, I decided to rebuild it, and add RC steering in it. Soon after, I moved out, and the project was forgotten. 

Now I have decided to work on it, as I am visiting my parents for Christmas. 

 

The plan is to make a model sailboat with adjustable rudder and sheets. I will not be copying any real boat, but working with the gut feeling and my heart :)

 

Today, I have begun the process of raising the freeboard, as the boat was very low. I cut two pieces of wood, slightly oversize, and glued them to the boat. Tomorrow, I will be sanding the new freeboard so it fits. It was glued with water-resistant wood glue 

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The boat seen just before gluing (I realized, this was my last oppotunity, just after applying the glue :) )

I will be adding the transom extension later, don't ask why, sometimes, you just regret being lazy, and not using your ruler the first time!

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I was unable to find a translation for what I did to make space inside the boat, but I used a chisel, and later a power drill with a round sander, as the hull originally was massive.

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The bow has seen hard times, and is flat from being dropped on the floor countless times.

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The boat is very low, and i fear the waterline will be too high, with the weight from the rigging, RC-devices and ballast.

This I am hoping to solve by extending the hull.

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That's all for now, hopefully tomorrow I will introduce the RC gear, and have some progress to show. 

This is my first log, all advice will be greatly appreciated, may it be build or layout/presentation related!

I'm looking so much forward for my new toy  :D

 

Good evening to you all, and happy Christmas!

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Keep at it. Happy to look in from time to time. :)

 

Thanks, motivation's good! 

 

Today I sanded the sides down, and filled the gabs with a filler called "wood mastic", and added a transom piece. 

 

The bow, I have only sanded one side

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The side

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There is much more space inside the boat now, lovely for my RC equipment.

The block is holding back some inwards tension. It is not attached, and I will replace it later.

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The boat have some damages that I will fill with wood filler.

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After applying the filler.                                                                                                                                                The filler

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I glued the transom piece on, I will shape it later by sanding.

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Jakob

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The afternoons progress:

 

I sanded the transom piece.

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I applied gelcoat filler for larger damages and holes.

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The result should be nice and smooth, I'm really looking forward to the rewarding sanding :)

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I filled the hole from the old rudder, it was never properly installed, and in any way watertight.

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always glad to see another RC build sofar great work. This Kinda reminds me of the hull that got me started on RC builds, it had the same problem as yours only I wasn't smart enough to think of extending the hull. Also how long is the hull?.

 

Lextin.

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always glad to see another RC build sofar great work. This Kinda reminds me of the hull that got me started on RC builds, it had the same problem as yours only I wasn't smart enough to think of extending the hull. Also how long is the hull?.

 

Lextin.

I made this for you :)

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Interesting project.  Is it going to be a sloop?

 

Bob

Yes. I'd love to make it gaff rigged. I'm very much in love with that particular rigging.

Example (link)

 

 

Time to introduce the radiogear

 

I bought the set when I started the project 2 years ago, and I recall it cost 500 DKK which is about 100 USD. It includes a controller, a battery pack, a receiver and 2 electrical motors. 

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I had to modify the one motor to be able to do full spins, as it was only able to do quarter turns. This, I recon, will do fine for the rudder, but I'd like to be able to control the sheets. If I attach a bobbin to the motor, it would be able to tighten and slacken the sheets... Hopefully. I have no particular mechanism in mind, well see!

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Happy Christmas everyone! Thank yo for checking in, this may not be a "top notch" quality project, but it's fun, and I am exited to make it work! ;)

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