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Maine Lobster Boat by popeye the sailor - dual build -finished

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thanks everyone.........it's an excellent idea Andy....thank you!   I'm going to try making a slatted one.....I agree.  I even have a couple of extra hinges left over.  I can either leave it extended {so I can do a bit more brass work},  or make it folded up......I'llhave to toy with it to see what would be best.  my jaw dropped dude,  when I saw it......sso cool! ;)

 

the spindles for the railings,  Keith,  are Billing's answer for eye bolts.   in a lot of their kits, instead of the normal rounded eye bolts that we all know,   they have ....to put it simply.......stubby pegs with a hole through it.   they don't look like eye bolts at all,  but I have found uses for them.   I have some other different stanchions...different heights.  note that the inner ones are a bit higher than the outer ones.....I have some taller than that.  but these serve the purpose very well for what they do.   I have to get some more now.....for when I get back to the trawler Syborn.....I'm starting to run low :)

 

again,  I want to thank everyone for your kind comments.....I guess I can't call this boat,  my mistake,  any more.   I was thinking about it the other day,  while I was working on her.........I wondered if this was the biggest  'boo boo' than anyones ever recovered from.  the misstrung line......the malshapen fitting......I think it's quite funny that I did it to an entire boat.  I'm so glad I chose to go this route ;)

 

I don't believe I posted the results of the gauge panels.......they are installed on the boats

 

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here is the panel for the Denny-Zen...........

 

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and the panel for the Phylly C.

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Looking at the prototype photos... aside form that fancy one for the I/O drive, doesn't look like any of them had hinges. The more thought I give it, the more I think it would be better without hinges. It's such a complex piece of wood work, too much extra would take away from its intended effect.

 

Andy

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while I did notice that some were fastened using knees......I'm sure that some were hinged, so they could be folded up when not in use.  on the I/O one the center is hinged.......probably to make it easy to access the prop.   .....and what about after it is trailered {for the week-end sailor}??   something to think about.........I clicked on the I/O....and it appears to be attached with metal brackets

 

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I'll show it like this..........but I won't need to have this hinged center,  since the prop is behind the rudder.  I can improvise on the bracketing.  :)

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The one to fit the curved sterns ARE cool looking, maybe you should change the profile of the stern on the Phylly C...

 

tmc runs for cover..... :piratetongueor4:

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I agree Andy.........rounded and tapered it is.......:)    if I were to do anything to the stern Keith........I'd add a diving platform as well!...just kidding........I'm not that far off my nut!  ;)

 

thanks John.......that will be how it will look..........{I hope!}

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Maybe try making one with the slats transverse and the other longitudinal... just in case, you sometimes it helps to really see the merits of each on the model.. besides, you can always re-use the one not chosen on another build.. :)

 

Andy

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Good thoughts Andy, or have a swimming platform on the Denny Zen also. They'll have to do something waiting for them lobsters to snare themselves.

 

No diving board huh, what about the on board HOT TUB!

 

Seriously though I love the crazy thoughs your builds stir in me. Who needs rules in a hobby other then those you make.

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Hi Popeye,

    Sorry have not been around too much lately. Just a wonder build on your LB. I love all the detail on your traps. I am not going to tell how many pages I had to read just to catch, I am little ashamed not folloowing a friends log lately.

 

But I have it just some really beautiful modeling you are doing there. And a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the MRS....

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it's OK Mario........it happens to me as well.........especially when I take time to build.  besides......look at all the material you can read :)

 

 

that's the thing about bash 'n scratch Keith........so much can be thought up......some works,  and some don't.   it's very easy to lose track of the finish line.......remember,  some builds can be infinite,  so it's good to draw that imaginary line.   I'm going to do what I'm doing with these two......and that's it.   I have done the swim platform.....it is as it is......I think it looks good......I hope you folks agree {I do hope I make your day as well Andy........I hope I made good on your suggestion}  ;)     now I have to make the wipers............

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it's nice to have a fast computer.........complied!

 

it starts with making the swim platform......I chose to do it like the I/O platform,  but without the separation in the middle.  it is 3/32 thick.....

 

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rounded the ends and the edges as well....even the slats

 

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then a light stain

 

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since it is to be a fixed platform,  the brackets for it needs to be made

 

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a light coat of semi gloss lacquer later

 

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when it was dry,  the brackets were cemented on

 

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the ladder for the starboard side was made

 

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after making a pair of foot rests for the upper ends it was dry fitted.

 

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the brackets on the platform were painted steel and the rest of it got a coat of semi gloss lacquer

 

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then it was assembled on the stern,  complete with support ropes.....these can be painted steel to simulate cable.  I also want to add 10mm brads to the brackets to simulate fasteners

 

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back to the ladders,  the starboard ladder was painted flat white.   another one was created for the platform.......it too was painted flat white

 

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I had also forgotten the decals for the engine cover....ID placards and such.   these parts were then assembled onto the boat.

 

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Wow, I really like the bevel in the slot ends and that one board that stained darker gives it POW. Nice ladder work also.

 

So are you making a ski rack for the back deck?

 

How do I always end up with 3 MSW windows open, ARGH!

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I may make a rack for the skis.......I'm not sure.   I was thinking of just leaving them loose on the deck.......might even add some ski poles

                                    {I'm just joking..............just joking!}   hee....heee.....thanks for the good word!

 

 

I did good Andy..............'WHEW".....glad you like it........:)   {now I can smile like a cheshire cat}.......I thank you good sir......(:  :)  even if your just being kind......it made for a great addition to the boat.   I am pleased!

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You could go crazy and throw in a wake board.  Or really really crazy and put on a para sail.   ;)

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believe it or not Daniel.......I was going to set up for a kite glider........but then I woke up from my nap.   both good ideas,  but I see the finish line and I'm going for it.........either that or I'll see more than Russia from MY house !  LOL!  ;)  thanks for the thought.

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There are those who have vision but lack execution, and those who have fantastic execution but have no real vision - they can only do what is on the instructions....you, my friend, can do both amazingly well. I know its been said dozens of times over your 28 pages here....but your little details truly make the boats amazing.

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Absolutely fantastic Popeye, both boats look great, I can almost feel your satisfaction from here.

 

Very very well done mate.

 

mobbsie

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thank you very much Sarah......I had written a tongue twister like that once before....but I would have to look at where I wrote it,  to be able to repeat it  LOL!  as a matter of fact......just for you:

 

"time has a way of creating the most memorable of moments.  but,  it also has a way to take away the object of those memories,  so all that is left,  are the memories of the moments that were so memorable."

 

thank you for your kind words.  ;)

 

thanks Sjors..........I thought you were following ;)   always glad your here watching  :)

 

thank you Patrick and Mobbsie.........I appreciate your kind words  ;)

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Sorry Popeye,

 

That was the wrong expression…...

I mean the swimming board at the back.

Late at home and early out of bed  :(

 

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