divarty Posted July 20, 2014 Share #1 Posted July 20, 2014 Throwing my hat into the ring with a long boat build as well. The kit came incomplete I'm missing the brass and fittings, eyes and blocks and cordage. I need to contact Modelexpo to get that sorted but was having some issues with the contact page, however it doesn't matter for the moment as I have enough to start on the bulwarks and planking. I filed/cut/sanded the false keel from the bearding line down and attached the keel and the stem to it, doublechecked the depth of the rabbet I have 1/32" all along so I think its all good. I dry fit all the bulkheads, each was off by a touch so some filing was required for each piece. I built a portable jig to hold the keel by using two pieces of square wood and clamping them together with the false keel sandwiched between them. I started to mount the bulkheads and I already made a mistake, the G bulkhead is square to the keel but not correct vertically so I'll have to sort out how to detach it and square it up again. The temp jig and my work so far. Pretty standard stuff for this group build Hopefully I can make it look as nice as some of the others in here. Chuck, fatih79, BobF and 7 others 10 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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