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Welcome to my Blog.
My Blog is mostly about my hobbies, ie Model boats,Cross Stitch, Gardening, Days out and about and Photography with pictures taken at and around our Model Boat club at Etherow Country Park, where I can be found quite a few days a week on the landing stage, you might recognize the hat and the dog rather than me. My models and other hobbies can be found in the tabs at the top above the header picture.
There will also be entries of days out with my long haired Chihuahua "Pepe", weather permitting of course.

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Babies at Etherow and OL2 build.


First to-day a video of our trip to Etherow country Park yesterday, plenty of babies around 
First a still of a coots nest complete with a couple of babies!, once I'd got Pepe tried up to a tree I was abell to video the action! 



Cute or what!

Well back to the build
Anchor and port Bow thruster positions marked out with templates supplied, reversed for starboard side 

Anchor box hole drilled out, that's a few marks in the front filled up
And then cleaned up!
Box fitted, inside view, will show outside view when it's cleaned up, as you have to use a bit of filler there as well, a bit neater than this though.

Prop shaft hole drilled and rear template positioned for kort nozzle and rudder holes.
Chap on Model Boats forum did warn me that he thought these hole positions were wrong, but he's the only one out of quite a number of people I've read about that have built this model and they never mentioned this, will carry on with the instruction book!
Skeg and prop fitted to diagram spec's

You don't fix this in at this stage until you have the Kort nozzle and support in as well.

Kort Nozzle support, just had to polish this up and it went together very well, super glued at the moment, will use a touch of filler to neaten it up before it's fixed into place, it would be rather awkward then.

There it is placed in it's position against the Kort nozzle which as you can see is a nice moulded piece.
Prop shaft support, but this is another thing that's not fitted at this time, only when the rear prop and skeg assembly is fixed in.
Well that's enough excitement for you to-day, must go and cut out the rear net holes now and perhaps fit the bow thruster!.
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Stan's speciality was growing vegetables and he eventually won the Nobel Peas prize, for being outstanding in his field.

I know a bonsai tree grower who is so successful he is now looking for a smaller garden!
Boom Boom 
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That.s all folks!


2 comments:

  1. Keep up the good work, Duckie
    I like the steel rule idea, to align the prop shaft!

    Bob

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  2. The kit is coming along well you certainly have the knack the only thing I can put together is a jigsaw puzzle!
    The chicks are sooo cute !!!
    Babs

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