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 Post subject: Soling 1M Build
PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 10:26 am 
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Hi everyone,
Yesterday I started building my Soling 1M! :D I'm doing the build myself, with some direction from Dad as needed.
This is completely new to me, because I am a driver rather than a builder. So far, it has been fun and very rewarding to build my own boat. Attached are a few pictures of what I have done so far...


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File comment: Rudder assembly with scuffed brass rod. I will micro-polish the upper portion where it will be inside of the rudder tube. Ready for final assembly!
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File comment: Keel trunk assembly with 1/4 20 washer to even the load on the wood (Thanks Dad!)
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File comment: Keel trunk assembly fully glued (with thin CA)
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File comment: Keel spar with 3/16 bolt installed and thick CA'd into place
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File comment: Forward bulkhead with reinforcing blocks installed and gluing
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 Post subject: Re: Soling 1M Build
PostPosted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:09 pm 
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Here are some more pictures of what we've done...

Nick


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File comment: This is the main mast at full length
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File comment: The mast comes in 2 pieces because it couldn't fit in the box. These are thick CA'd together, and are going to be sanded flush.
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File comment: This is the backstay crane bracket for holding the dacron line.
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File comment: The brass backstay crane bracket in the mast. It hasn't been glued yet, but it will be soon!
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File comment: The keel halves have been plastic cemented into place
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File comment: The rudder halves have also been plastic cemented into place
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 Post subject: Re: Soling 1M Build
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:44 pm 
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Hi all,
We've done a lot of work on my Soling in the past few days so here's the update.

We bought the factory lazarette from Victor Models, so we cut a hole in the deck and sanded it until the lazarette fit.
Then we glued it in place with plastic cement, and shaped the lazarette hatch until that fit also.
We've mounted the radio board, put a lot more reinforcement under the deck, and drilled holes in the bulkhead the let the water (if any comes in) into the middle of the boat.
Also, we have cut Pekabe chain plate instead of using the factory screweyes to hold the mast in place.
Instead of using the brass eyelets on the deck, we used Pekabe eyelets which are shaped to prevent water from coming in.
The booms have screweyes in them, and the mast has been drilled (Thanks Dad :D )
The under deck mast reinforcement (stock) has been glued to the bulkhead, and the mast step is glued in above deck.
Finally, we have set up the receiver (which is velcro'd into place), the switch (which is glued to the receiver), and we have glued the sail winch mount blocks into place.

Here are the pictures...


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File comment: The bow deck reinforcement
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File comment: The square wood pieces have been cut to contour to the deck. The chain plate attaches to them
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File comment: Reinforcement around the hatch
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File comment: Reinforcement between the lazarette and where the transom goes underneath the deck
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File comment: The Pekabe chain plate instead of the screweyes for the jib swivel
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File comment: One of the Pekabe through deck fittings
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File comment: The mast step is glued
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File comment: What the boat looks like with the chain plate and the through deck fittings (the deck is set in place)
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File comment: The under deck mast brace
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File comment: The radio board braces with blind nuts underneath
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File comment: The radio board has been screwed to the braces
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