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#1 Posted : 30 August 2010 16:44:36

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This is the solution that I have used to correct rib 15.

First I built up the rib below the bottom gun deck as this was too small. I used a piece of 1x4mm glued - pinned and then sanded to the correct thickness. then removed the pins and gave it a final sanding.

To correct the top of Rib 15 above the second gun deck I removed the rib very carefully using a fine toothed saw. I then sanded the bottom of the removed section about .75mm on one side only (nearest the centre of the ship) I used a pin pusher to nail a pin in place to act as a support once the rib section was put in place. The nail head was removed using snipps. I drilled a .5mm hole in the main section if Rib 15 to allow the blunt end of the pin access. The whole section was then glued back in place. I used two sections of Lollipop Stick (Thanks Kids) to further support the rib. Once painted black the whole repair should hardly be noticable.

The advantage that I find with this medthos is that the whole top of Rib 15 keeps its dimensions. something that sanding may cause problems with further in to the build.

Please feel free to use this method if you think it will work for you or even improve on the method that I have used.

There will still be some work to do as the build goes further.

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#2 Posted : 31 August 2010 01:26:43

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Hi Riff-Raff,

I think I've missed a few posts while my laptop had a meltdown, what's the issue with rib 15?

#3 Posted : 31 August 2010 23:34:07

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A complete nightmare is what rib 15 is turning out to be. The other guys have arrived at 3 problems with it

1 it does not reach the bottom of the false keel - sitting about 2 mm to high

2 it is much wider than the other ribs - was ok with this because some major sanding back would have solved this one

3 biggest issue is that at the top of the ribs this one angles out to far if you look along the length of the hull

One excellent builder has already arrived at a solution but for me this is to complex.

Someone else has suggested following tomick to see how he gets around the problem.

Will sleep on this tonight but thinking I may just drop this build before investing to much more money.

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