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Albacore and Marlin Kits to be Re-introduced

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Re: Albacore and Marlin Kits to be Re-introduced

Postby wlambing » Mon Feb 21, 2011 10:01 pm

Kevin,

You die!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Albacore and Marlin Kits to be Re-introduced

Postby Thor » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:59 pm

Work is slowly progressing to install plywood supports to stabilize the polystyrene master hull sections. Scribing and super detailing will begin very soon!
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Re: Albacore and Marlin Kits to be Re-introduced

Postby Thor » Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:05 pm

I will have that new Marlin conning tower for you in late September/early October, Bill!

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Re: Albacore and Marlin Kits to be Re-introduced

Postby Thor » Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:50 pm

Jeff LaRue has been assisting me with the research and correction of the errors with the Marlin hull kit. There have been many additional errors discovered after review of the shipyard prints. The main error lies in the width of the main deck. it is much too wide in spots and must be narrowed to its proper scale outline. Due to this and many other scale challenges, the Marlin project has been placed at the end of the line to be released. We are now looking at a 2015 Re-release for this kit.

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Re: Albacore and Marlin Kits to be Re-introduced

Postby liftmys10 » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:02 pm

I'm glad to see the Albacore is being re introduced. I bought my kit from Skip many years ago and loved how it looked.
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Re: Albacore and Marlin Kits to be Re-introduced

Postby Thor » Sat Mar 01, 2014 4:39 pm

Thanks! Yes, they are great kits. Skip really did a nice job with them. We're busy tweaking them here and there to get them precisely on scale. Not much left to do...

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Re: Albacore and Marlin Kits to be Re-introduced

Postby Thor » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:07 pm

I am starting the detailing of the GRP parts for the new Albacore kit. I have quite a bit of information on the boat that Skip had collected over the years, and some of my own, but not much on the lower hull detail. Does anyone have docking plans for the Albacore that they would be willing to part with? I am happy to pay for them, as well.

This kit is nearing completion and will be ready soon. I just have a few minor details to clean up such as the lower hull. I have secured some help with the glass work so I will be relieved from the exposure so I will continue the kit work as long as I have reliable help.

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Re: Albacore and Marlin Kits to be Re-introduced

Postby Scott T » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:57 pm

What is your goal on Marlin. I may never build a sub but I might buy a kit. :?
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Re: Albacore and Marlin Kits to be Re-introduced

Postby Thor » Wed Sep 17, 2014 1:56 pm

Marlin should be out in time for Christmas. The PE deck is in the final stages of development.
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