here are the photos of phil’s boat

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  1. A free plan from Marine Modeling International Jan 2003 45ft Chesapeak Bay Work Boat (Pocomoko) prompted this build as a great classic work boat.


  1. after deciding that the boat was a bit small for my fat fingers & also not being able to make the planks I had the plan scaled up to 1in to 1ft.


  1. After laying the keel & bulkheads I laid some of the hull planks which proved to be a bit too much flex so I put in stringers at the same spacing I have used on a full size boat of the same construction, this worked out great so from then on all spacing & construction was as per a full size boat.


  1. Materials used for the hull planking was from an old pallet & the hard wood came from an old fence palling.


  1. Extra deck beams have also been added for the same reason as the stringers.


  1. Decking was next laid all DRY & covered with good masking tape this enabled the decking to be removed in one piece, put on the bench tape side down enabling it to be given a good coat of epoxy which works in between the planks & coats the inside of the deck to seal it while still wet the top side of the deck beams was also epoxy coated to stick the lot together in one go.


  1. Clamping the deck down was achieved by lots of strips of timber with foam on them to allow for any variation in thickness of the planks.


  1. After allowing a couple of days to dry all the clamping & masking tape was removed to revel a bleeding mess where the epoxy had mixed with the permanent marker from the edges of the planks, this all sanded out real easy thank goodness panic over.


  1. Hand / toe rails were added next this resulted in some head scratching before I came up with the strong back with pop sticks glued to it so allowing for the shape & lack of places to put on clamps.


  1. Dressing of the deck & cabin interior was done in the usual manner with a few tricks:- ventilators ex. Dolphin battery terminal covers with arrow blank down tubes & old micro wave mesh inside. Light shades cast in the top part of a white out bottle. Nav. & mast head lights ex. Old ball point pens with bullet casing bases. All light bulbs are 12v grain of wheat type run on 6v to give that old yellow type of light wires were replaced with old ear phone wire ( two wires in one sleeve which can be made to look like old external wiring, with no need to hide it). Fish boxes ex pop sticks, fish ex lures Gauges & wheel centre ex bullet casings the wheel centre just happens to have Winchester stamped on it!


  1. Propulsion: – “Dark Horse“ 700 motor with 4:1 gearbox power from a 6v 11ah jell cell to 50mm 4 blade propeller.

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