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NZL-20 "The little Red Skiff" By Pete48 Scale : 3/8" = 1' - 0"

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I want to first of all Thank, Jennifer Emmet @ Farr Yacht Design , For all her help with my reaserch for this project, as well as Harmen Rockler @ Farr Yacht Design. To Start this is the most difficult scratch build I have done , I reaserched this boat for 3 months , Making countless drawing's and lofting frame packages. I then decided to put it dowm for a while. I was planning on starting the BMW ORACLE boat , I then re looked at the info and decided to build this amazing boat. I first saw this boat in 92' in San Diego  It was incredible to see her sail ( she is fast ) In my opinion she should have sailed against America3 for the cup. I am building her at 3/8" = 1' - 0" Scale she's almost 27" in length , I am going to build her with the twin Keel ( Original concept designed by Capt' Nate Herreshoff ) I started on her yesterday morning .First, I cut out the keel section ( wich I made out of 2 pieces ) and cut out all the frames, This will be a complete build that can be put in Water .( not sure about RC due to the twin Keel )  Here are the results  

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Thank you Michael, This is the one I was telling you about , That I had to put down , In light of new info I was able to start building , I really wanted to build this boat  for a long time, and I am excited about the project  

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Pete.  You're at it again!!!  When will all this ship building end...NEVER I hope! Will definitely look forward to following along with his one; and the fact that you're potentially going to put RC in it, makes it only better!

 

I've reserved my seat as well.

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Hi Omega, I have been wanting to build this one for a long time . She has an Amazing design , ( Bruce Farr and a design Consortium  ) Incredible innovations on this one . I am Glad that you are along for the ride

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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I was wondering if either this boat or "Black Magic" were going to make an appearance.  This should be a great build.

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Today, I was able to get an early start, I started by detailing the Keel for the Twin Keel insert , the Cockpit floor, the servo and battery compartments.  I then Detailed the Frames and installed them with Titebond 3 ( thanks Geoff ) I then installed stringers for the cockpit floor , and then the Deck clamp , Here are the results

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Pete you must be the fastest builder in the world. You have finished two boats in the time it has taken me to go halfway through my first planking!

 

This looks like a much more challenging build than your other Americas Cup boats. Not sure how you are going to paint the stripes or "NEW ZEALAND" down the side given that it is not possible to print white colour on decal paper on a home inkjet printer. You'll either have to rent a commercial printer or mask and paint it! I suppose if I were to do it, I would print each lettering on a piece of paper then use it as a template to cut out the design on masking tape? No matter what the solution you come up with, it won't be easy.

 

Looking forward to see what ingenious solution you come up with :) Your previous boats have set the bar pretty high, and all of us have expectations of you! Don't let us down now!!! :)

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Pete you must be the fastest builder in the world. You have finished two boats in the time it has taken me to go halfway through my first planking!

 

This looks like a much more challenging build than your other Americas Cup boats. Not sure how you are going to paint the stripes or "NEW ZEALAND" down the side given that it is not possible to print white colour on decal paper on a home inkjet printer. You'll either have to rent a commercial printer or mask and paint it! I suppose if I were to do it, I would print each lettering on a piece of paper then use it as a template to cut out the design on masking tape? No matter what the solution you come up with, it won't be easy.

 

Looking forward to see what ingenious solution you come up with :) Your previous boats have set the bar pretty high, and all of us have expectations of you! Don't let us down now!!! :)

Hi Kieth, It's not that I am a fast builder I just build continously , ( I have 36 hours into this build so far ) I am just having fun building these boats , and that's what it's all about , I am glad that people enjoy watching these builds, as much as I enjoy building them . I am not sure about the lettering yet , I have a friend that may airbrush it on . We'll see , at this stage I am more concerned with making the twin keel.

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Pete

 

She is coming along nicely.

 

Cheers

Geoff

Thank you Geoff, I am using the Titebond 3 on this one.  We had talked about it, when I saw you using it on your build, I like it better than the 2, it set's up nice . Thank's for the tip

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Pete, I've been looking in the last few days--looks like you're off to a great start! The twin keel looks like it'll be an interesting challenge, and I'm looking forward to seeing you nail it! For the lettering, I've seen places online that will do custom decals (fairly reasonable prices). Alternatively, perhaps finding a place that can cut stencils may work, too. Mylar sheets may be the ticket with the stencil option--the sheets are tough but may be flexible enough to conform to the hull so that the lettering can be airbrushed.

 

Cheers,

Jay

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At work a couple of years ago one of our salesman needed some stenciling for a customers part.  He took some mylar over to the waterjet and they cut out a real nice stencil.  It took about 20-30 mins to program and no more than 5 to cut it out.

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Hi Michael, she's has an incredible design

 

Thanks Jay, Once I got started it has been hard to put down ( 36 hours to this point ) thanks for the tip , I will have to look at all the lettering options .( I was thinking about having it air brushed on )

 

Thanks David B,. The mylar stencil seems to be a good option

 

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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Well Today, I took advantage of the fact that this would be the last day that I would get to build all day ( it was fun while it lasted )So I started by fairing all the frames( you can see the 2 slots for the twin Keel in the 1st photo )  and then installed the balsa sheets on the hull. ( in 4 days I was able to build for 50 hours, it was fun ) She has gone together very smoothly thus far.  I still have the fairing to do on the Hull and then she will be ready for West Systen epoxy. Here are the results

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Thank's Geoff, and the boat is twice the size . She's going together pretty easy , I really like that Titebond 3

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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She really has nice lines, Pete! I'll have to try some Tite Bond 3--I use their regular glue all the time and really like it

 

Cheers,

Jay

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Hi Omega, That's why I have been putting alot of hours, I cant wait to see her sail

 

Thanks Jay, Brucer Farr designed an amazing boat ,( I think she has sweet lines too )  The Titebond 3 is Awesome

 

Thanks Cap'n'Bob, It's all about having fun . I wise man once told me to " Have a good time all the time "

 

Best Rgards,

Pete

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Hi Michael, That's a great shot . just sheer excitement to be onboard. ( I can only imagine )

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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This morning, I got up 2 hours before anyone else in the house was awake, to get the Hull faired, I sat down with my Coffe , and She slipped out of my Hand and hit the ground right on the transom . ( shattering it into 100 pieces ) This is one of the reasons why I dont like Balsa wood , ( on the other hand it fairs very fast ) so with what was remaining of the transom, I cut out 3/32" thick Basswood squared it up with the Keel and glued one on each side forming the new Bottom. I then took 3/64" Birch ply and made new sides , I then filled it in with scrap Balsa. After fixing the transom and fairing it in, I will have to put another layer of Balsa over the hull. Here are the results

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Thanks Geoff , It took all day to fix , I think the Transom is alot stronger now

 

Best Regards,

Pete

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