Bluejacket Shipworks Lobster Boat 5/8” = 1’

Pathfinder65

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Another snow storm.

Waiting for the snow to stop, have about 8 inches so far. Storm is supposed to end by noon, so now I have an excuse to work in the shipyard.

I had to reorder the glue for fixing the window glass. The original order was “delivered” but not at my house.

So it’s time to work on the little parts.

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There will be four of these Lobster traps. Interesting work for fumbling fingers and not so 20/20 eyesight.
 

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The answer:

I needed a net cone to go inside the lobster trap. So I had to "engineer" a "jig". I placed a piece of the fine netting supplied in the kit on a piece of wide blue tape. Then I drew a 1 1/2 inch circle on the tape and marked off a 1/4 inch slice and cut it all out. A cone was created by folding the ends of the cutout in. A little dab of glue hods the net cone together.

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Nw to to glue the creation into the Lobster trap.
 

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The little details:

The lobster Buoys:

I decided to make three buoys, one to be used as a display of ownership on the roof of the Pilot house and one each for the Lobster traps. I used a 1/4 inch dowel for the buoys. I stuck the end of the dowel in a pencil sharpener to shape the end of the buoy and then cut off the length that I needed. I repeated the process twice to get the three rough buoys. I then clamped the buoys in a mini vise and drilled a 5/64 inch hole in the top of each piece. The next step was to glue a toothpick in to the buoy tops.

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The stems will be trimmed to size after the final paint is applied.

The color pattern on the buys denotes the owner of that particular pattern. Lobstermen are licensed by the state, there are a finite number of licenses and a long wait list to obtain one. The buoys displayed by the Lobster boats play an important part as to who fishes in specific water areas.

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You can see the buoy on top of this boats pilot house.
 

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The Lobster storage box:

I also need to build a couple of Lobster storage boxes. These will be displayed along with the Lobster traps in the open cockpit of the boat.

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This part of the build and the buoys was fun and went quickly. I ran out of slat material for the Lobster traps, so will have to wait until my material order comes in.
 

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ZAP Canopy glue:

Earlier in the build log I had asked for recommendations for glue to use for the glazing windows in the cabin and the pilot house.

DenisR suggested ZAP glue. He also thought that it should be tested on the window glazing.

I ordered

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and this is what arrived.

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I found that a very small bead of glue on the glazing allowed me to attach it to any painted, non painted wood surface. I was also able to attach the glazing to metal and plastic surfaces. It remains flexible and the glazing can be peeled off. The glue did not disfigure the window glazing like so many plastic glues that I have used in the past.

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The final details part 1:

The ZAP glue worked great for the window glazing. It dries clear and the excess glue can be cleaned up with a damp rag.

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I think the final paint scheme came out well. For my second try on the waterline separation I used 3M masking tape and a small wallpaper seam roller to set the tape securely against the hull.

The little fiddle details.

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The on board “furniture “ placement.


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I also added the roof to the cabin.
 
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