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      Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:15 pm

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      Checking the fit of the half hulls in the mould, note the tape sticking out from the edges this is to help to pull the hull halves out. These will be removed before the hulls are fitted in the mould to join them.
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      Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:20 pm

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      Half hulls back in the mould for joining, they are taped together using alloy foil tape on the outside, unfortunately I forgot to take a photo of this, but it is the same way as the hull was joined on the pioneer so you can refer to that build to see the tape.
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      Another view of the hull back in the mould ready for joining.
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      Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:26 pm

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      A view of the joint after being laminated with two layers of 300 gsm mat.
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      Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:28 pm

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      Another view of the joint.
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      Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:32 pm

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      The finished hull pulled from mould with the removable centre section in place.
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      Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:35 pm

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      A view of the bow, you can just see the joint line at the top.
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      Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:37 pm

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      A few more views of the hull.
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      Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:54 pm

      That is amazing work, very impressive indeed.
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      Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:12 pm

      profesorul wrote:HI,@nigele
      THANK YOU.Now is clear.Is a lot of work before You get the final product!.
      But from what I can see until now is great and specially so accurate.
      How thick it wheel be the hull?;how many layers of fiberglass You add?;
      I've seen in the pictures You used fist a dense fiberglass cloth and then a different fiberglass!.
      I have a question:
      -how You wheel join the 2 half in length,I mean how is going to be align?.
      Or just a upper hull is made in 2 pieces and the lower hull is in one piece in length?.
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      Hi Marius
      The hull has (in order they are applied), 1x tissue, 2x 300 gsm matt, I think that your other questions will be answered by the posts I have just added. There is also a more detailed account of the methods I use on the build log for the Pioneer.


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      Post  david f on Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:08 am

      Lovely stuff, Nigel.

      The joint line is particularly impressive - that can't be easy.

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      Post  profesorul on Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:53 pm

      HI,@nigele:
      -quote:"...I think that your other questions will be answered by the posts I have just added."
      YES indeed.
      THANK YOU.Every thing looks so easy to do when YOU DO IT!!!.
      Is incredible what You can do if You have a Little place for work,materials and most of all SKILLS.
      I'm glad for what comes out of your hands maybe more than You.
      I wheel read carefully "PIONEER" build log.
      ALL the BEST,
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      Bonding bow in place,hull is screwed to build board and set up square and level
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      Another view of the bow taped in place and bonded on.
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      Stern bonded and taped in place.
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      Useing capenters split rule to insure that the bow is in line.
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      Again useing split rule to insure the stern is square.
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      View with bow in place.
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      Few views of boat with bow and stern in place.
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