Well, the hull should be watertight.. I don’t see any major holes. Anyhow, that’s why there’s pumps!!. I put a coat of clear epoxy on the inside of the hull for two reasons: it stiffens the planks for fairing/sanding the outside and; it waterproofs the inside of the hull against leaks and damage. Inside the … Read more Cullamix – Paint, ballast and completion.
Now that the hull and superstructure are basically complete and ready for all the fiddly work, we can look at the inside stuff. Cullamix is a single engine, single rudder ship so the basic electronic package is: Radio transmitter and receiver. Electronic speed control. Rudder servo and linkage, and Battery. I’m going to add some … Read more Cullamix build Part 3 – engine and electronics
So now we have a complete hull, ready for a deck. I cut some deck beams to fit the top of each frame, about 1 inch wide and with the deck camber on top. After some fine tuning to get the sheer line right, I glued the deck beams to the frames. I like to … Read more Cullamix Build Part 2
Having finally gotten around to posting something about this build, I realize that I didn’t take many photos of the early days. No comments about procrastination – these plans have been kicking around the shop for over 40 years….. Anyhow, lets get started. These are the Bernard Reeve plans for an 80ft Thames River diesel … Read more Cullamix Build
Coffee sticks in action. I have neglected this blog and failed to take some pictures that I should. That said, here’s the state of the build today. Lots more coffee sticks have gone into the build This picture shows the deckhouse upside down. The deckhouse bottom sides were first glued to the frame that was … Read more The Steam Tug Part 12
Starting the Deckhouse. Bit of a hiatus while I got out the latest Binnacle, and did a couple of additions to the Binnacle Archive. The dining room table has been fully occupied for a couple of weeks by the latest mind-boggling quilt project. Anyway there is now a little progress to report so here goes. … Read more The Steam Tug Part 11
And damn good newsletters they are too!
Yes, they are there. Edward.
The Coaming I think I mentioned earlier in this series that I want the superstructure to fit over a coaming around the access hatch. This so that water splashing on the deck cannot readily get into the hull. This time I first glued a 3/8 inch (10 mm) strip of plywood around the underside of … Read more The Steam Tug Part 10
A Bitty Week Ok, I got trapped into non-boat activities, primarily Skyrim with a bow-wielding cat. But some model boat stuff happened, so I’ll do this post to catch you up on the things that did. I did redo the profiles of the superstructure and came up with this:- Which I am happy about. If … Read more The Steam Tug Part 9