Wood or Fiberglass hulls

Discussion in 'Construction' started by JustinScott, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. JustinScott

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    Wow, where do you get a star trek watching woman? I also got one from GA, but I can't get mine to watch it? Must have picked up the wrong model. I got the one in the red packaging, what should have I got? Damn, wonder if I can at least get store credit.
     
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    I found out she liked sci-fi on the first date and knew she was a keeper at that point.
     
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    Lucky man .. lucky man. She isn't green is she? lol
     
  4. Craig

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    *sniff* If only we could all be so lucky. Curt, green... honestly, she'd have to be an android for you! LOL
     
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    Not green, but I have one room in our two-bedroom duplex for my hobbies :) And every free piece of shelf space (including the top of the computer desk) has boats & hulls on them. She'll roll her eyes occasionally (usually if she sees me looking at plans for a new one), but I am truly blessed.
     
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    I understand about the rolling of the eyes. LOL.
     
  7. Craig

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    Not green, but, android? (occasionally refreshing her screen with the eye-rolling?)
     
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    [Tasha Yar] So, Mr. Data, you are FULLY functional, are you not? [/Tasha Yar]

    I guess some are into androids, or vice versa...
     
  9. Craig

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    So that makes you Data? Oh, hehehehee, got it! ;)
     
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    Data works better than some of our ships.. fully functional..
     
  11. Craig

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    Har Har. Who am I kidding it's true. You shoulda seen Invincible... what a mess...
     
  12. CURT

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    Yeah yuk yuk and North Carolina AKA "BENDER"
     
  13. Craig

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    Yamato... as Stitch from Disney.
     
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    North Carolina as "WOODY" from Toy Story. Whatha going to do take this thread away too?lol
     
  15. Craig

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    Speaking of Invincible. Here is something that happens with old fiberglass. The ribs are bending from age. Anyone have any ideas for repairs?
     
  16. GregMcFadden

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    Bend them back and reinforce them. Lately I have been using carbon tow to reinforce my hulls (or aluminum sub deck rails). The Karlsruhe with her overly thin hull got aluminum, the Tirpitz is getting Carbon.
     
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    Oohhhh... carbon. You're a slick one, Greg. How do you work the aluminum subdeck rails? (i.e. how do you get them to stick?)
     
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    Carbon tow eh? I'll check into that. I just have to pry the Invincible away from the young man who has it for a bit an dsee how bad the damage is. Greg, when I get it if I sent you visuals you maybe can give an opinion?
     
  19. bb26

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    If I remember correctly the Invincible needs a ton of work. It would need to be stripped of everything,including deck, and work done from the hull on up.
     
  20. CURT

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    I would strip that model down to the frame and have it scraped clean. Then rebuild it enitirely. Trash the superstructure and deck. Just completely gut it.