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Offline b.lindsey

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #150 on: March 01, 2019, 02:05:07 PM »
These details will add even more to this already exceptional launch. Thanks for the detailed pictures of the cabin progression.

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #151 on: March 01, 2019, 07:23:14 PM »
Can't wait to see it all together!  Keep up the good work Robert. :popcorn:

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #152 on: March 17, 2019, 02:57:02 AM »
The cabin is slowly coming together, I procrastinate quite a lot before gluing bits together having to commit and that there is no more work necessary as it may me difficult after gluing. The deck heads (roofs) are next, and they will,be quite tricky as not only do they taper from the front to the stern but also have a significant change of angle. I have thinned down some wood to 2.5mm and it should able to give me the twist I need.  :thinking:







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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #153 on: March 17, 2019, 11:58:38 AM »
That is all fitting together very well Robert. The roof will only all  the more to it. Looking forward to that part as well.

Bill

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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #154 on: March 17, 2019, 09:41:08 PM »
I have been quietly following along but I have to say I am really enjoying this thing come together. What I like is the fact that it's not just another speed boat. It's going to look so cool after the running gear is installed. Great job so far and I am silently waiting to see the complete model.
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #155 on: March 18, 2019, 10:45:55 AM »
Thanks Bill and Steve, I had a look back on my photo log book of the build and it is now over 5 years since I commenced with the engine. So I guess this can be called a long time project. But as I imagine many of the projects on this site are also long term. I enjoy very much the building of the motor, boiler and hull and look at it a a journey stretching the grey matter on many occasions. It will probably be next year before it is finished and launched.
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #156 on: March 19, 2019, 12:46:28 AM »
With the forward end of the side roofs glued I then had to figure out how to clamp the aft ends. There is no way in this world to fix a clamp to at the lower section. I thought of setting the whole boat over at an angle and using weights but that was fraught with danger so as the roof will be coated with a solid white paint I decided to just screw it down until the glue set then remove the screws. Then fill the holes with a dowel (2mm dia.) and no one will know except me and those looking on my blog.







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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #157 on: March 19, 2019, 12:48:55 AM »
Good solution, thats quite a twist to the roof to hold against. Coming along great!
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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #158 on: March 19, 2019, 12:51:34 AM »
Some great brown work with great results...... :praise2:


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Re: COLUMBINE - The Boat
« Reply #159 on: March 19, 2019, 01:19:40 AM »
Robert,
The boat is coming along nicely. Very good work with the brown stuff. I did have trouble with my mill after working on the base for Val. It caused a problem with the computer, due to the dust. :zap:
Art
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