Good Day Team
The Sage's say that the inexperienced should be cautious of deep water. In March I opened the large box containing the kit of the IMARA Tug, with great expectation I started examining the kit, a large hull, two large moulded bits and an array of packets, all unmarked, containing some 1800 parts.
Within a week I realised that I had ventured into deep water. I will not go into too much detail other than to advise that, following the instructions and after two weeks work on the hull and deck reinforcements, I realised that I was in trouble. What is now common knowledge, the instructions are nigh on useless and the plans are drawn in something like 5/8 scale.
Without the help from the Model Boat magazine forum, particularly Mr. Colin Bishop I would have been lost. He advised that the instructions should be thrown in the bin. He then forwarded a 16 page document, with precise instructions and photographs of the build and review which he had completed.
So after much entreaty to the Boss Man upstairs, I removing all the kit bits and following the new instructions the deck reinforcing, deck and deck overlay was completed and construction of the upper bits commenced.
Construction has been slow but very enjoyable, the attached photograph showing progress as of end September, when things were brought to a rather unexpected halt, with my being hospitalised with a stroke.
With rehab and therapy I am making good progress, but my plans to launch the IMARA at the pond during a visit to Durban during early January next year will be delayed !!!
Kind regards to all