I think I have a problem and don't know what to do about it.
Ready? The bottom of the hull is made up of two pieces. The rear or back of these pieces need to be sanded to an angle to match the stern of the boat. But when placed in the proper position the front/bow is waaaay off.
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The stern to be sanded to that angle
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The bow is waaay off!
What should I do??? Is this an anomaly of the kit?
I can cut off about a 1/2" or so of the two bottom pieces then sand the bow to mold in. Is that what I'm supposed to do?
Of course you can make any changes to kit design since you are making a slightly different design of the boat overall.
I spent ten years in Tunica, MS as a poker dealer. Hi neighbor.HI Rick, seems like we are almost neighbors as I am in Mississippi. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with this kit even though I have been wanting to buy this one for a long time. I wish I could see the plans. This would help a lot. The only thing I can think of is to make sure that you do not have some type of stern piece or Bow piece that TAKES UP that extra space. Kind of hard to explain what I am talking about. I think something else might be going on. I am thinking that you should NOT have that much wood sticking out - something else is going on here. I can see maybe 1/8" less or more. But not the excess that I see here.
I notice that your version has 'guides' on where to assemble the individual pieces. My model has no guides. (Pins and Holes) I have to slide the pieces around until they look right then glue 'em and hope it was right.
I am talking about these things. See these pix. They are yours. I drew the circles and arrows to show the guides, (Pins and Holes) My kit doesn't have these guides. I have to guess where things have to go. I have to slide pieces around until they look right then after gluing I prey I guessed right.Do you meant guides where do you have to place the bulkheads ?
I have another vintage like
your model unused. I can go and take a look to that one. I can't remember the one I already assembled the hull.
The last pictures are from the model that AL is selling now. Has a lot of changes in the decks design, but i will bet the hull is the same design as the vintage but laser cut.
Let me know. It will be my pleasure to help on this.