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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:12 pm

    That begins to look good, Nigel...
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    Post  salmon Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:04 am

    WOW very nice!


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    Post  profesorul Sat Sep 01, 2012 12:36 pm

    HI @ nigele
    It looks so GREAT!!!.
    1) is Aluminum tape?,if so how can You remove the wood at the end?;how do you did not peel scotch aluminum in water?,
    2) or aluminum sheet?,how can You weld/stick the aluminum sheet? ; and how can You remove the wood from inside?.
    What are the Dimensions at the end?
    It seems to make more easier to do on these method then the Resin and Glass Fiber.Can be used these way to do different types of subs?.
    I am sorry,I have so many question during these construction,can I continue?!.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:19 pm

    Hi Marius,
    This is a plug for a glassfibre mould and will be scrap once a mould has been made from it,it is covered in ally self adesive tape,the frames are mdf and they are covered with .8 plywood,it is 43inches long x 3 3/4 wide 4 1/4 deep.
    hope this helps,
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    Post  profesorul Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:46 pm

    Oh,
    Is gonna be a long and complex process for the construction.
    Once You have the mold can You make more than one sub,I suppose?.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 Sat Sep 01, 2012 6:57 pm

    This is quite an easy one to do,should be able to do the main hull in two halves,and the hatch in one,and as you say I will be able to make more than one if I have the need,glass allways looks like a lot of work but in real terms it's easy and much quicker than you think.
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    Post  profesorul Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:23 pm

    GOOD LUCK,
    and I hope to see him soon in the water.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:27 pm

    Thank you kind Sir.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:26 pm

    If you are interested in info on the css hunley check this site out it is first rate,and full of information as well as the best drawings of the hunley I have ever seen.
    http://www.vernianera.com/Hunley/reconstruction.html

    Many thanks to Tim Smalley for the Link.
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    Post  profesorul Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:10 pm

    HI,
    @nigele THANK YOU.I've study the link and is awesome!.
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    Post  profesorul Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:00 pm

    HI,@nigele.
    Something NEW?.How is working?.I think I am more anxious to see more than You!.
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    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:53 pm

    Hi Marius,
    grass cutting duties this week,should be back on it tomorrow with any luck,hate this COPD takes me three days to cut the grass used to do it in a day.
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    Post  Deep Diver (Fred) Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:46 am

    Try one or two Goats
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    Post  profesorul Fri Sep 07, 2012 2:44 pm

    Or couple of sheep.On both method You Don't have to work and You get Cheese and Milk for free!.YAM YAM!!!.
    Good Luck any way.
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    quality control officer bob inspecting fully drilled main hull awaiting ally tape.


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    anoter view of the main hull.
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    starting to apply the ally tape to the bow section.

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