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    Quote Originally Posted by cheb View Post
    The Naval museum in Instanbul has a fine collection of oars, to match the collection of ceremonial boats.
    It has. I enjoyed a couple of hours in there a few years ago but I was disappointed that there was not more variety to the exhibits. A cake is a caique is a caique is a caique! Great for lording it around on the Bosphorus but not the best fishing boat.

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    Any yulohs out there? That's a single oar use over the stern of the boat.


    Never seen one. I fancy a go at sculling but it's more a method for quieter waters I think. I wouldn't try it in Panana, it's way too tippy to stand in the stern and waggle an oar!

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    I particularly like that the diving gear in the Naval museum was in the basement.


    Caiques, each one bigger than the last.

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    I finished off the inwales at the stern and gave everything a coat of epoxy. The inwales need sanding smooth and recoating with epoxy after that but I'm away now for a month so I just gave them a bit of protection. Kamoron's job while I'm away is to get rid of all the old paint inside the boat and paint it. Apparently, he has a week off school at some point in the next month so his mum is adamant that it will be done. With the stern inwales done that is the end of the structural work and really, all I have left to do is to fashion a gunwale out of ply and attach it to pretty everything up.







    I also got Panana out of the water yesterday evening and Bubbles covered up this morning.





    It's been a busy few days.

    Tonight, I'm on the midnight bus to Istanbul and at 01:20 Thursday morning I fly to Kathmandu for a month. Twenty four days or so of that month will be walking from just north of Jiri to Everest Base Camp (the classic route in to the Everest region) and Gokyo, probably the long way round as I'm probably a bit too old for the Cho La pass which would save a week's walking. Most people fly in to Lukla nowadays but that's expensive and Lukla is the most dangerous airport in the world so discretion is the better part of valour. So a lot of walking but no boats for a month - fantastic!

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    I finished off the inwales at the stern and gave everything a coat of epoxy. The inwales need sanding smooth and recoating with epoxy after that but I'm away now for a month so I just gave them a bit of protection. Kamoron's job while I'm away is to get rid of all the old paint inside the boat and paint it. Apparently, he has a week off school at some point in the next month so his mum is adamant that it will be done. With the stern inwales done that is the end of the structural work and really, all I have left to do is to fashion a gunwale out of ply and attach it to pretty everything up.







    I also got Panana out of the water yesterday evening and Bubbles covered up this morning.





    It's been a busy few days.

    Tonight, I'm on the midnight bus to Istanbul and at 01:20 Thursday morning I fly to Kathmandu for a month. Twenty four days or so of that month will be walking from just north of Jiri to Everest Base Camp (the classic route in to the Everest region) and Gokyo, probably the long way round as I'm probably a bit too old for the Cho La pass which would save a week's walking. Most people fly in to Lukla nowadays but that's expensive and Lukla is the most dangerous airport in the world so discretion is the better part of valour. So a lot of walking but no boats for a month - fantastic!

    I hope you have a great time!

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    II'm really enjoying this thread. Can you cut your holiday to two weeks please. Bit selfish going off enjoying yourself and leaving us hanging!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taipan View Post
    II'm really enjoying this thread. Can you cut your holiday to two weeks please. Bit selfish going off enjoying yourself and leaving us hanging!
    There's not much thread left really so you won't have much to wait for.

    However, when I'm back I have a long list of jobs I want to do on Bubbles so I'll probably document them and I'm making 3 more of these for friends so we can race them in the new year.



    As I'm making 3 they all need to be identical so over the last couple of weeks I've been making templates of the hull parts. I have a few more templates to make then I'll be cutting the bits out and putting them together so a build log to keep you interested.

    The small boat is a RC sloop, designed by an ol' boy called Gary Webb. It's a simple design and easily constructed but more of that when I'm back.

    Have a good 4 and a bit weeks, just bear in mind I have a few hills to climb with diminishing oxygen levels and a rucksack on my back. Making models may be all I'm fit for when (and if ) I get back.

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    Lol, we look forward to whatever! Safe journey Amigo...

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    Inwales! I never knew that was a word! Fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick h. View Post
    Inwales! I never knew that was a word! Fantastic.
    I've been inwales for 5 years now.....

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    I have also an old boat which need repairing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanghai View Post
    I have also an old boat which need repairing
    Fascinating....

    Tell us about it why don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shanghai View Post
    I have also an old boat which need repairing

    Then repair it!

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    I've been back at work on Kamoron's little boat and I'm nearly done.

    The plan was quite simple, make a gunwale out of plywood to cover the existing gunwale, the quarter knees and breasthook I'd fitted and the rowlock/thole pin mounting blocks. I headed down with pieces of the cardboard box my new table saw had come in and proceeded to make some cardboard templates from which I'd cut the plywood. With the templates made I tried to figure out a way to get all the bits out of the piece of 8 mm plywood I intended to use. It soon became clear that the sheet of ply was too small and although I could have joined some bits together to make the parts I didn't really want to do that. I should say here (I may have said before) that I'm trying to use bits and pieces that I've got lying around to do this work. Kamoron's mum and dad aren't well off and I'd told them they shouldn't have to buy anything to do it. So, a re-think was necessary.

    I decided to simply fibreglass everything, coat it with a few layers of epoxy to fill the weave of the fibreglass and slap some paint on it. It'll be tidy enough, less work and finished quicker. Mum and dad were fine with this so the first thing was to make everything smooth and rounded. Fibreglass doesn't like sharp edges and will lay better if there are no holes, gaps and cracks. I'd have liked to use thickened epoxy to fill everything but I had very little thicken agent left so opted for straight forward filler.

    That's the stage I'm at now, waiting for the last bit of filler to go properly hard and then do a final sanding.





    I have enough bits of fibreglass but will need to head into town in the next day or so to get more epoxy. I guess I could have got some thickening agent at the same time and used thickened epoxy in the first place instead of filler! Ah, well. In the meantime I've been doing a bit of OTT stuff. The boat is a Rota 'BOT' made by the now out of business company Rota in Izmir. The same company made my big boat. With this little boat is a Rota plaque with the manufacturer's serial number on it. This is important in Turkey as the boat will have to be registered before it's used and the serial number will give it legitimacy. Özgür wanted to know how I could fit the plate in the boat - it's a bit banged up as you can see so I came up with the idea of encasing it in a block of plywood and gluing that into the boat.



    A nice little time filler while I'm waiting for the other filler to harden up.

    To make the fitting I cut a piece of 10 mm ply to size then gouged out the middle of it to a depth of 4 mm to take the plaque. I used my Proxxon mini drill (I have a couple of these and this one has a stronger collar so it can be used for small milling jobs), drill stand and XY table to mill the main recess and a 3 mm wide, 2 mm deep rebate around that main recess.





    As you can see it makes a lot of dust so I keep the hoover handy and running.




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    The plaque sits in the main recess and the clear plastic cover will sit on the rebate. I had no idea what I was going to use for the clear plastic cover so the rebate depth was decided on after I'd had a lights on moment and came up with what everyone else comes up with when they want a small, clear plastic cover. Yeah, you guessed, a CD case is ideal.





    Glued on top of all that will be a bit of 1.5 mm plywood with a rectangular hole cut in that. It'll be lovely.



    The top cover plate will be cut and trimmed to size when it's all glued up. Of course, as it's for a boat and going in the sea it has to be protected so the next stage is to coat it all with epoxy then assemble it and finish it off.

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