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The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« on: January 31, 2018, 07:55:52 »
I have made a start on the next model ,she will be Watkins Gondia, at 42” by 10” and plank on frame.
The ribs are set up and planking started.
Tugs are for life      George B

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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2018, 07:57:04 »
Planking and filling started.
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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2018, 08:00:43 »
She will be a nice model george , peter

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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2018, 10:39:39 »
Hi Peter how are you?
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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 10:59:34 »
Great. I'm in of the ride too.

Do you sand and fill your planking as you go? What are you using for the planks? Are you steaming them?

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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 13:00:49 »
Hi Steve . Yes I normally get to this stage and put a very light skim of filler on so that it is easier to get the curve around the Skeg area to a near final shape without having too much woodwork in the way, I am using 10 x 3mm lime strip for the planking as it forms to bends twists and curves without steaming.
George.
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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2018, 13:53:53 »
All good thanks george   Busy at work at the moment and looking forward to my holidays in Greece this year , lots of tug spotting I hope
I see you keep busy with your builds
These are great models george and give pleasure to everyone who sees them
I still have a few but not enough time to sail at the moment , maybe when  I retire I will have to get back in to it
Keep them tugs coming george
You are an inspiration to the forum
Peter

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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2018, 07:01:55 »
Planking completed just got to wait for the glue to harden before rubbing off the rough edges and putting a skim of filler on, once that is done and sanded ,   the insides will get a couple of coats of finishing resin to really toughen her up and the hull filling and sanding can start.
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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2018, 10:03:16 »
A little update on Gondia, the outer hull has had a thin coat of filler, and the inside has had 2 coats of finishing resin,and the deck support beams are in.
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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 06:50:08 »
Starting to take shape!

Do you cut your own support beams or LHS material?

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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2018, 10:10:08 »
They are actually cut from laminated mattress support slats from an old bed, they have the perfect curve for the deck Canberra one way and the other way up they give the sheer line,    Geo.
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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2018, 10:12:01 »
Well the decks are now fitted, and the superstructure is started, looking more like a tug.
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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2018, 14:08:09 »
That hull turned out great – and in only a week!
Will you be glassing and matting the exterior?

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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2018, 00:06:34 »
Well here is the hull and superstructure almost ready for some paint, I just have to rub down the sanding sealer , do some minor blemish filling and sanding and shecwill get some nice oil based undercoat.
I don’t glass the outside as once the inside has had two coats of finishing resin and the outside has been filled and coated with two coats of sanding sealer it is as strong as any fibre glass hull, so I have never found it necessary,
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Re: The next one on the Slipway is the Gondia.
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2018, 02:41:51 »
Morning George
Great work love seeing your builds  :)

Jason
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