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Thread: The scale of the thing

  1. #666
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    Default Re: The scale of the thing

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Yep, Pete says he always builds them short like that because planing the strake is a pia with the frame end grain.
    I wonder if he then fills those voids when he puts the deck on? Timber looks like kauri. Where does he get all that kauri?
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    Default Re: The scale of the thing

    It is kauri, ex old felled trees that were too hard to get out back in the day. Economic now though.

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    Default Re: The scale of the thing

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    The keel is now formally attached to the donor hull including new 1 inch bolts, good effort. A lot of assistance from people associated with the yard .. bits, engineering for the bolts , really encouraging.
    20201122_164659.jpg
    Rudder and some engine stuff next.
    Last edited by John B; 11-24-2020 at 01:08 AM.

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    Default Re: The scale of the thing

    Great to see - in the drink for Christmas??
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    “It’s pointless”, said reason.
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    Default Re: The scale of the thing

    He wants but I fear not, Greg. He's just not along far enough, and actually I think it's a mistake to rush it.

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    Default Re: The scale of the thing

    Quote Originally Posted by John B View Post
    Such a seductive image.
    It all looks so perfect.
    It's all fun and games until Darth Vader comes.

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