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Yacht Mary by muzzleloader - Mamoli


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Hello

I started this log on the old site so a lot has happened since I started building.

So far it's pretty standard fair. All the bulkheads needed to be adjusted. They were off center and uneven.

First layer of planking is installed, filled and sanded. Decking installed and treenailed. I added a strip of wood to the fore end of the upper deck, gives it a cleaner look. Stern planking is also done and I have just started the second layer of hull planking.

Thats it for today more tomorrow.

 

Mark

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After the first layer of the hull was finished I started on the decks. The instructions show lining the inside of the bulworks with walnut lathe.

Since I heard that the kit is stingy on the wood I only but half the lining in. Next the top of the frames are cut off. When installing the deck planks be careful. The small pieces of wood on the table next to the model in the picture of the deck planking are all that where left after I fininshed planking the deck.

 

Thanks for watching

 

Mark

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I am working on the second layer of hull stakes and it is not easy. The bow is so rounded that the garboard strake wants to go streight along the keel. I ended it lower down but it doesn't taper to the keel. The hull is marked to show the width of the strakes along the hull. Thank you to whom ever but that planking fan on the site. I am having to hook the next strakes at the top and bottom of the hull. Part of the problem is the placement of the sheer strakes. They follow the deck line and do not follow the natural curve of the hull.

 

Any suggestions??

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Hamilton

The quality is not good but Mamoli is the only kit manufacturer who have a yatch kit. Billings used to have one but it is not on their website now. The kit instructions are on the plan drawings in terrible english. It reads like they gave some sectretary an italian-english dictionary and said have at. There are no pictures other than the box and the instuctions tell you to look at the 3x2 pictures for the painting sceme. The plans are hand drawn with a couple of dimentions here and there. I had to redo the gun carriages and carvings but I'lll put more on those in the log. The kit will make a nice looking model but not for the beginner and only if you find it on sale (I paid 204.00 with shipping).

Hope this helps.

 

Mark

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Deck planking is also finished. Added two coats of a tung oil finish (not pure tung oil).

Do NOT cut the decking planking to size before starting. I had only 20 full length planks and would not have had enough if they had all been pre cut to length.

Hamilton

I started working on the carvings and found that the paint hides a lot of detail. Some of the paint peeled right off and some needed chemical help.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I finished the stairs (twice). The first time I assembled them then tried to install them. No good. As I sanded them to fit the curves of the hull they no longer fit. Ended up doing each riser and tread seperately and installing each one.

I did the caprails as per the instructions but don't think I would do it that way again. I think they would come out better if they are clamped to the hull to shape them. That way they will follow the actual curve of the hull.

 

We live and learn.

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That's a nice hull you've got there. I'm on a Mamoli kit at the moment and I've had some issues with the quality of some of the materials. Hope you don't mind me popping in from time to time to have a look-see at your build.

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