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Old 28-05-2007, 15:38
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The build begins

I have started to rig this monster now with two side struts to hold the engine mounts and the transom, a couple of cross bearers that are in final shape and fit stage right now will help add streangth to these bearers. Then the whole lot will be glassed in and be as strong as mustard. The plastic box will hold the radio gear and keep it dry. A good buy at 1.20 Lock 'n' Seel from poundstretchers.
I have also made the first of the engine mounts you can see fitted to the engine, with rubber bushes that bolt to the bearers that still need slots cut in them also a lot more of the red plastic shroud around the engine has been cut away.
I have included pics of the stern drive gear and rudder plus the quick easy way to knock up a model boat stand needed to hold the damn thing still.

Still got loads to do, like the exhaust, throttle and linkages.
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Old 20-06-2007, 20:16
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Question Re: RC Model hulls

You got any further with this then Rob?
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Old 21-06-2007, 00:05
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Re: RC Model hulls

Yep,
Still got some issues with exhaust, but engine prety much in now.
Some redesigning in progress to close the lid down and sorting out the drive train, but I can see the end in sight. Main problem as always is time - never enough.
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Old 21-06-2007, 00:52
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Re: RC Model hulls

lookin good rob!
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Old 21-06-2007, 08:21
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Looking Good Robbie,

When are you aiming to have it on the water?
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Old 21-06-2007, 18:59
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Looking Good Robbie,

When are you aiming to have it on the water?
But I keep puting it in the water - bath water - mainly to see that I'm not making it too bow high. Actually the boat is so buoyant it sits nicely in the water where ever the engine is placed.
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It take it Mrs Robbie was out at the time ???

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Old 24-06-2007, 18:30
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Rob this is a really great thread to follow.

Theres alot more to this custom boat building than me thought.

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Old 24-06-2007, 22:32
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It take it Mrs Robbie was out at the time ???

Mrs Robbie was not amused when she opened the freezer the boat is on in the pictures the other day only to find that it had packed up! It was full with about 150 worth of meat and fish all mouldy and smelling.
Guess who got the blame? A fifty quid deal on ebay with local pick up from Dorking got another freezer, and the food is covered on home insurance. So Mrs Robbie is all happy again now.
We've been up in Southmoore Oxfordshire all weekend so done nothing on the model this week and the weather is so shyte no big boating on the cards this comming week either. If the weather continues like this I'll be traiding Salamis in for a submarine.
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Rob this is a really great thread to follow.

Theres alot more to this custom boat building than me thought.

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Steve the main problem is having the engine in secure enough so that I don't rip it out when I pull on the start cord. And the engine was never designed to power a boat so all parts need bits made up for it which is the main trouble with the exhaust. Very non standard fixing points means model boat bits have to be reshaped and drilled or I take the ideas like the engine mount from other models and make my own version to fit the boat and engine.
Its a great project but with all these things people and events conspire to take up all your available time. Like your work bench freezer packing up and needing imediate attention.
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Old 25-06-2007, 20:42
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Good job it wasnt the work bench fridge packing up, or all of the work break beer might have got toooo warm.
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No no the beer in the garage is just fine. That is Matt and his mates don't get in there too often!!!
He went to a party the other week and it seems I donated enough beer to keep it rocking for hours. When I went out to get one in, they had left me one bottle of Abbot ale - wasn't that nice of them
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Oh I dont know Robbie ............... Abbot Ale is not that bad
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I love, it but the day before there were 24 bottles not the one they kindly left me. All the Guiness had gone as well.
And not one of them had the desency to get a hernia carrying it either!!!!!!
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Take away all of his shoes bar one.

Ask him if he gets the point.
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