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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2010, 07:27:46 »
You may even wish to splash around a bit yourself when you are finished with your waterline.
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2010, 03:12:20 »
First fit of superstructure base.
The paddling pool deed has been done at great expense involved purchasing smarties, milky ways etc and a good soaking at the end of it. Still it then seemed to turn into a Bar BQ and general drinkies session so it seems myself anorak.com was a good excuse for a good afternoon. Had other problems with the build involving new paint reacting with old paint and/or fibreglass hull but all seems to be settling down now. Because of sinus problems caused by years of welding fumes etc  I cant use aerosols and its a big hull to brush paint but getting there!!!
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2011, 10:29:41 »
Back on this rebuild now after six months lay-off due to cold weather making the garage untenable and then I got involved in the Empire Susan build. The funnel started life as a cardboard Saxa Salt container. The whole plastic pourer top was removable and I then cut the metal bottom out with the electric can opener. A couple of ply templates to the shape of the funnel were made which were just an interference fit to knock up the container to get the right shape. It was then overlaid with thin plastic sheet. Twin exhaust outlets are compression fitting olives. Wheelhouse next!
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #18 on: May 01, 2011, 18:17:26 »
Nice work

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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2011, 09:05:16 »
Looks Great :) :) :) :)
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #20 on: May 02, 2011, 10:40:56 »
COMING ALONG just great .  It is more fun rebuilding ,and challenging than a strait build . PUFFIN   

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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #21 on: May 10, 2011, 08:21:00 »
Wheelhouse and top bridge started. Lifeboat beginning to take shape.
Tapering off a bit now as on hols next week for 3 weeks. Hopefully will return full of vim and vigour.  :)
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2011, 05:15:36 »
She is coming along nicely. Check out this site for some good detail shots of the Josephine:

http://robie.vatcher-family.net/leicester-josey%20in%20trouble%20again.htm
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2011, 06:50:28 »
well done Pete she is looking great smashing funnel :) :) :)
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2011, 20:33:39 »
Looking good Pete :) :) :) :)
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2011, 21:35:21 »
Niece job there PETE .    PUFFIN

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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2011, 05:43:23 »
Last couple of pics as have now packed up for a month for holidays. Made the frame for the guide rollers for the cable from the towing winch and the spring loaded hook. Yes it does work. The spring casing is a 3/16 drill bit box, split down in the scroll saw. The spring and two tapped collars came from the innards of an automobile in-line fuse. The hook is brazing rod and safety latch 1mm wire. The eye section is cut from an old plastic car number plate. HOWEVER when on the model I am thinking it looks too big, altho it is more or less same size as on the plan. It would scale up to about 9' in total length and the top of that towing eye would be a gut stretching 4' from the deck. I am trying to convince myself the real thing would have been built that big and heavy.Comments please!!. [never saw one of the big old ocean going jobs in real life.] Back  in touch on return and thanks for all previous input.
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2011, 06:14:03 »
Here is a close up of the hook on the Josephine when she was ashore at Bermuda.
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2011, 07:26:15 »
Present state of play. Rebuilt the towing hook to smaller size. Close up is the removeable hatch above the leccy motor. Cant see this being finished in time to sail this season. None of this is even attached yet! My own fault for going off on cruises!  ;D :)
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Re: REBUILD
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2011, 13:40:24 »
Looking good :) :) :)

How was the cruise?
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