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Wayne Frey's Gato build

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Postby Rogue Sub » Tue May 01, 2007 8:41 pm

Cant blame you Wayne. I want to bild one aswell but have to much dumpped in my akula. Perhaps we will sail together as a scale russian fleet.
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Postby Wayne Frey » Sun May 13, 2007 3:09 pm

Back to the Balao.
Keel nearly done. About ready to move into the stern and do the tail feathers.

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Prop guard holes filled in. Note out of scale weld lines removed.
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New keel. Weld lines are also removed from the main hull.
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Postby dietzer » Wed May 16, 2007 11:30 pm

Awesome job, Wayne! The keel and flood holes look great!

I'm a little intimidated that you've spent 70 hours on it so far, as I don't have much spare time anymore...

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Postby Wayne Frey » Thu May 17, 2007 10:32 am

Carl,
Much of that is the "learning curve". I could do this again in a fraction of the time. And , glad to help anyone who is thinking of it. Believe me, I made all the dumb mistakes.
Man, don't hesitate, dive in!!! There is a seemingly unavoidable learning curve. I reall appreciate the countless hours Merrimen must have suffered through to get where he is. You are not born with it, you earn it.
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Postby Wayne Frey » Thu May 17, 2007 10:43 am

Carl,
Much of that is the "learning curve". I could do this again in a fraction of the time. And , glad to help anyone who is thinking of it. Believe me, I made all the dumb mistakes.
Man, don't hesitate, dive in!!! There is a seemingly unavoidable learning curve. I reall appreciate the countless hours Merrimen must have suffered through to get where he is. You are not born with it, you earn it.
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