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Kingfisher a gaff rig pilot cutter

Started by michael mott, February 27, 2012, 10:40:22 PM

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Well, of course you had to relieve the wood beneath the hinges. We all expected that. Satisfactory. -- Russ

Ray Dunakin

Holy cow, that is some fine miniature cabinetry!
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michael mott

Just before Christmas I did some drastic surgery of the the Cabin because it was bothering me. I like the lower profile better.


Chuck Doan

That must have been a hard choice to rework.
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michael mott

Chuck yes it took a lot of pondering, I had been looking at it for over a year and there was something that kept nagging away in the back of my mind. It began to come together in my mind when I cut down the forward section where the sky light is.
From that point the progression seemed to slowly come together, I did want to keep the roof part and the hatch, I will start over completely if I have to but if I can salvage part of the work then why not.

Because this is a generic model and not one of a 1:1 boat the design choices are sometimes tough to finalize, they just have to sit and cogitate for a while.



Were you able to trim the excess or did you have to completely rebuild the base? -- Russ

michael mott

Russ, I was able to cut the bottom part away from the top using the table saw and a small back saw, it was tricky but did work. So far all I have done is remove material the new companionway will need additional material now once I decide on the final angle, which is pretty close because the companionway doors are one of the factors, and I like their size.