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PostHeaderIcon Building a Thames Barge by Bob Smith - Part 4

Part 4

I have now fixed the deck onto the hull using a high strength glue and gave it a good sanding ready for its first coat of sealer. I have now found out the mistake I made last time which was using a water based sealer instead of a cellulose sealer thanks to Mike Mayhew (Waverley Models) from the picture below you can see that I have filled in around the edge of the deck.

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It was also pointed out to me that the rudder servo was sitting too low so out came the hacksaw & Stanley knife and hay presto it was raised up in line with the rudder post.


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If you are wondering what the white bits are beside the servo are there for it enables me to put a screw through the side of the rudder housing to hold it in place.

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The chaff cutter wheel and the brail winch and main master tabernacle are only placed at the moment as I have just built two companion ways and a main cabin skylight.

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No this is not a new line in Walls ice-cream moulds, it was the easiest way of holding them while they were sanded and sealed before they are painted also the last of the sealer has been done to the main deck.

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The next job is covering the hatch covers with canvas on making the hatch cover ties, learn how to silver solder and then sort out what colours go where so look out for the next thrilling instalment coming in Part 5.

Click here for Part 3 - Part 5

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