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by Roberta
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 34
Views: 739

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Did more fairing and added the shear to the frame 2. Also started planking the bottom. Laminated three 1/4" pieces of balsa to form and shape the curved transom.

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello and a ignorant (sort of) question
Replies: 3
Views: 84

Re: Hello and a ignorant (sort of) question

Going from homebuilt airplane to boat or vice versa is a natural progression (or regression :lol: ). Like Bill said, lots of help here and do post pics.

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 34
Views: 739

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

I will have to check that out. Thank you!!

Roberta :D :D
by Roberta
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 34
Views: 739

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

You got me thinking now, Billy!!

Roberta :D :D :D
by Roberta
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 34
Views: 739

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Bilge Pump!?!?! :shock: Dang more stuff to scale down!!! :roll: :roll:

Roberta :lol: :D :lol: :D
by Roberta
Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 34
Views: 739

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

I wasn't sure about putting in the limbers or just tipping the boat upside down. :lol: :lol: :lol: Not sure if I can find 1/6 scale bilge plugs either. :lol:

Roberta :wink: :D
by Roberta
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Torpedo X 0.16
Replies: 34
Views: 739

Re: Torpedo X 0.16

Update on the Torpedo model. All the frames are set and the keel and harpin are set. Most side and bottom battens are on. The model is going together much like the full size boat. Been working on fairing before planking.

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Deck Caulk
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Deck Caulk

Funny!! Rich said that about my projects, :lol: :lol: :lol:

Roberta :D
by Roberta
Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Deck Caulk
Replies: 9
Views: 132

Re: Deck Caulk

I used the 3M 4000 UV. Better than the 4200 but messy and expensive. I have also use System Three Gel Magic with a white tint. Also messy and expensive.

Roberta
by Roberta
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: monaco planking thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: monaco planking thickness

I guess I was thinking the decking in my response. Are the sides above the chines 1/2"? I would have thought 3/8" on that size boat. I would go 1/8" for all layers in any case. Easier to work with.

Roberta :oops:
by Roberta
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: WOW! I'll bet your boss did't do this!
Replies: 1
Views: 111

Re: WOW! I'll bet your boss did't do this!

WOW!! That is really generous!!

Roberta :shock: :shock: :D :D :D :D
by Roberta
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: monaco planking thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: monaco planking thickness

Quarter inch ply is fine for a Monaco. I used that on the Torpedo and it has a higher crown on the deck than the Monaco. I didn't have any problems with using 3/8" on the deck and cover boards either. I think 1/4" plus 1/4" will be fine.

Roberta
by Roberta
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: Wood and Plywood
Topic: monaco planking thickness
Replies: 16
Views: 262

Re: monaco planking thickness

I used 6mm Okoume for the decking substrate covered with 3/8" African Mahogany planking on my Torpedo. The reason for the 3/8" decking was to allow enough thickness for counter boring for screws to hold the boards down while epoxy adhesive cured. Then bung plugs were installed in the bores...
by Roberta
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Small outboards
Topic: Michael's ZIP
Replies: 79
Views: 8782

Re: Michael's ZIP

Not sure what you are using, Mike, but I would wash any amine blush off prior to sanding to prevent imbedding it in the epoxy when sanding. Then clean off with a product called DuPont final clean or denatured alcohol prior to recoating. Also, I would used a coarser grade of sandpaper between coats o...
by Roberta
Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: introduction
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: introduction

Welcome aboard!! Please post pics when you get underway on the build. Also, please add you location in your profile so it will give other members your general location in future posts.

Roberta :D

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