Combat Boat 90H, the Logbook

This article was published Nov 15, 2012.

April 15, 1999

The work continues apace. The schematics I was expecting still haven't arrived, but I couldn't wait. My model will be a lookalike, rather than a perfect scale model. I have started to make my own plans from what I have so far. The boat was... growing on my desk! My workbench is of the folding (drop-leaf) type, so I made a spacer of folded paper between the worktop and the support to make the table perfectly flat and horizontal. One of these had fallen down to the floor, making one flap slightly skewed, so this first hull had to be discarded. Well, I had made some other minor mistakes as well, so it was no major loss.

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April 17, 1999

I scanned the Graupner waterjet drawing. It's rather big, so if you want to print it, print it in landscape format.

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graupner wjet

July 24, 1999

The second hull attempt is now almost done. Here is a picture taken with a Kodak DC210 digital camera, showing the model so far. Now it really shows how big and 'cute' it will be.

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October 28, 1999

Almost finished with the wooden parts. Deck details, electronics and paint remains to be done.

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March 4, 2000

Images posted with some details done, waterjet installed and basecoat applied. It's a suitable colour for the season, but the boat is whiter than the ground - as it usually is on the west coast of Sweden at this time of year.

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June 2, 2000

Hull is now 100% finished! Images so far with camouflage scheme applied, with the innards and details still to be installed. New deadline set for Boat Show 2001 which my club joins each year (in February). Parallel with CB90 I have started with SEMO Day Cruiser as I am a little bit tired of this project and need something to alternate with.

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