Hms snake in Scotland

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Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:05 am

Hi everyone I have been lurking for a while reading and following builds with interest.
A wee bit about me I'm the wrong side of 50 a cooper to trade and have built things for as long as I can remember from plastic kits free flight balsa to full composite high performance sailplanes. I restored a traditional day yacht 21ft plank on wood and recently finished a complete ground up build of a lotus 7 type kit car
So having done a few yacht kits I got a kit of hms snake a bit bigger but something for the dark nights :)
So I have started her and have just about finished planking I will add photos asap
This will be a steady build as I potter along To Graham thanks for prompting me to start a build log and for the advice in yours it will prove invaluable I'm sure and to Donnie thanks for adding me
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:27 am

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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby DaveC » Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:09 am

Gary, your trade is serving you well in your endeavor here. Nice work and welcome aboard!

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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:14 pm

Hi Dave thank you we try to keep the liquids in with boats we try to keep it out
So really the skills are very similar
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby GaryM » Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:20 pm

Welcome aboard Gary. Glad to see you as a member that shares his work. Feel free to ask any questions. There is a lot of knowledgeable people on this site and I have an extensive library that might have all the answers you need. To me, this is the best hobby around and like you I have tried others. However, seeing your complex sailing vessel finished in cased is the best feeling of them all.
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby Graham » Sat Nov 05, 2016 8:23 am

Nice one, Gary. Your photos brought back memories of the same stage which I was at a year ago. However, there has been a house move and a long holiday since then so, in reality, I have been on my own build for around six months in total. Looks like you've made a great start and we'll all look forward to your future posts. Regards.
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:24 pm

so a wee bit wintry here today started out bright and there as a soup n sweet in the next town over the hills so cold but bright I set off in the 7 to be confronted with gales hail and sleet , an interesting drive this morning and i'm sure that I am now branded as the village lunatic :)
anyhow I digress after getting home changing and thawing out I started copper plating, therapheutic..... maybe, addictive.... definitely so have just finished one side (will trim to waterline once all is dry) started at about 1pm and just finished now7.20pm with a wee break for some coffee and supper
not really sure of the exact patternation but after looking at numerous photos and seeing all manner of applications I started at the keel and worked up wards ...........

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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby popeye » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:10 am

welcome to the site........I see you started right out of the gate :D very nice start........the hull looks great! coppering looks the treat too! ;-)

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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby garyt » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:15 pm

Hi popeye thanks for the welcome and kind words. I'm thoroughly enjoying the build the competing was shall we say therapeutic :)
Will put a couple of pics up of the coppering once finished probably at the weekend Then I will plan ahead I have drilled the keel as I will mount her on a nice piece of oak once completed
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Re: Hms snake in Scotland

Postby Donnie » Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:28 pm

Gary,
I can tell already that this is going to be a mighty fine ship !!!

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