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Well Bellona,.....your hull is complete. It has been a long journey old friend and just a coat of varnish to bring out your natural beauty. We nearly didn't make it this far and still a way to go yet before all your charms are revealed.

You have tested my resolve on many occasions and you do not know how close I came to turning you into pulp, but we have made it this far....the journey continues.

 

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3 hours ago, harlequin said:

Well Bellona,.....your hull is complete. It has been a long journey old friend and just a coat of varnish to bring out your natural beauty. We nearly didn't make it this far and still a way to go yet before all your charms are revealed.

You have tested my resolve on many occasions and you do not know how close I came to turning you into pulp, but we have made it this far....the journey continues.

 

Specificly love the subtile black on the lanterns, galleries and windows! Top notch and beautifull ship. I am very glad you didn’t turn her into pulp! 😬

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I have been following and admiring your project for quite a while now and she really is a beauty! I can't wait to start working on my own Bellona, if only she would arrive ...

 

Cheers

 

Pieter 

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On ‎2‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 10:32 PM, peveka said:

I have been following and admiring your project for quite a while now and she really is a beauty! I can't wait to start working on my own Bellona, if only she would arrive ...

 

Cheers

 

Pieter 

has it arrived yet?

 

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19 hours ago, Wallace said:

That is a handy looking lathe sir. 



I extended the minicraft lathe attachment with two longer stainless steel bars. The original one does not extend to that length......it does the job reasonably well I just have to support the longer yards with my fingers as I sand or turn. 

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as the great Rolling Stones would say......Paint it Black...(main yard)….notice the plans near the anchor.....that is my workshop mouse who has eaten them. He often comes out to watch me work....quite a friendly chap he is.

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Hi Harlequin

In your post from may 14th 2013 (let the planking begin) you seem to have done something to the area on the false keel below the transom. What was it and why did you do it? Thanks.

Cheers

Pieter

 

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I have trimmed the keel a little to accommodate the 2 layers of planking. The first planking has also been thinned in the corresponding area to ensure a nice smooth even contour down to  the area where the rudder will fit. 

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1 hour ago, peveka said:

Hi Harlequin

In your post from may 14th 2013 (let the planking begin) you seem to have done something to the area on the false keel below the transom. What was it and why did you do it? Thanks.

Cheers

Pieter

 

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if you look at the pic of the first planking in the next pic the first planks fit just below the false keel where the rudder will fit....this is due to me having removed or thinned some of the false keel in the area you mention.

 

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1 hour ago, peveka said:

Hi Harlequin

In your post from may 14th 2013 (let the planking begin) you seem to have done something to the area on the false keel below the transom. What was it and why did you do it? Thanks.

Cheers

Pieter

 

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this pic demonstrates the reason for thinning the false keel.

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Hi Harlequin

Thanks for the warning.

The false keel is 5mm so I guess if I gently work myself backwards beginning at bulwark #11 I could end up with some 2.5 mm at the stern and compensate the rest with the planking. Will be a dusty procedure ;o)

Cheers

Pieter

 

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