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    A different Huntsman
    by Newby7 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ( Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Horbour time
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    A few small bits to put on. Wait till spring for water tests. Land tests went well .
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Horbour time
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Thanks for the replies. The build has been very gratifying wasn't sure it would turn out this well.
    Rick
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    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Beautiful Job Rick!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Horbour time
    6 months ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Looks great Rick,
    Bet you are itching to get her into the water.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sealing 2 and 3
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Two more coats of clear coat on. May do one or two more .
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sealing 1
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    First coat of clear coat on. Not sure how many coats will be put on.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paint 3
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Second coat of white done and tape removed. Sealing to go.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint 3
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Put numbers into a hat as I think all of them would be a good boat for the stern drive. Option two would be to order 3 more stern drives. LOL
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint 3
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have three at the moment that I could choose from, there is a 31" Huntsman hull but has no superstructure, thisis how I bought it from Anglia Model Shop, sadly now shut down. Then I have a Stratos Interceptor that I got back in the 1919's. Also a 31" MFA Spearfish. All three have not been started. Then I also have a Aerokit's Sea Commander and an Aerokit's Sea Queen, this one I'm tempted to put my old Taycol Supermarine Double Special. So I have quite a choice. I am sure it would be far too big for my Aerokit's Sea Hornet. Such a brain teaser. I even have a Norstar Sea Rider. Decisions, Decisions.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint 3
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Good to hear you purchased the Z drive. Looking to find a boat to install the unit in will be fun.Your design skills will come into play in choosing a boat. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint 3
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    She's looking good, I finally bit the bullit and ordered the Z Drive and a second prop, the 33m one slightly larger than the one it says is on it in the spec list and also a syringe of thier gear grease. I paid him with a bank balance and it was posted the next day (yesterday). I am now eagerly awaiting its arival. I cannot wait to see yours perform on the water. I still have to decide which boat to put it onto.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint 3
    6 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking very smart Rick, looking forward to seeing it on the water.

    JB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint 3
    6 months ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Looking good Rick,

    Cheers,
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint 3
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice Clean Paint Lines, Rick๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paint 2
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Painted the lower portion of the hull. Clean up and second coat to come. Than sealing finish coats.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint 2
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice Waterline, Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint 2
    6 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Coming along nicely
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    ๐Ÿ“ Paint 1
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    First coat of white on the hull. Always amazes me the little imperfections that show up. You think by touch and sight the surface is all good. Minor fixes needed before next coat,
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Paint 1
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Rick,
    I find when finishing it's hardest to achieve the desired result, some imperfection aways pops up๐Ÿ˜”
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    ๐Ÿ“ Clips
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Clips made to hold bellows in place from water egress. Remembered my tin of hose clamps and cable ties found a size to fit. Trimmed and cut to fit.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clips
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Thanks ToraDog that makes sense.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clips
    6 months ago by ToraDog ( Lieutenant)
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    Rick,
    The submarine guys( I am one as well) will often silicon the bellows to the bellows mount, ie, tube. it is important to make sure that the inside of the bellows is clean, I use acetone or alcohol depending upon the bellows material, and lightly scuff up the tube the bellows will mount upon. As well it is important to wipe the tube down with cleaner after scuffing it. With the silicon in place, asfter a good 24-48 hour cure, the bellows will be securely fastened. No clamp to distort the diameter of the bellows. If you were to leave a hint of room between the bulkhead and the bellows when you install the bellows, you can slide a dental pick in and under the bellows to break the silicon seal, if and when you need to remove or replace it. Last benefit is a reall y neat tidy looking installation.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Clips
    6 months ago by Colin H ( Admiral)
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    That's a novel idea, I use a small washer fitted over bellows before it's pushed onto the tube.
    Cheers Colin.
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    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    The bellows fit snugly over the brass tubes the clips will be to keep them there. If need be can make two clips for each bellows to make up the gap.
    Rick
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    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I'm not sure about those clip's they don't go all the way around the bellows. Will they be secure enough to stop any water getting in? Small cable ties would secure the full diameter of th bellows.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Steering
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Cut two pieces of brass tube long enough to go through the transom and to fit over the bellows. Epoxied the tubes in place the bellows fit over allowing full movement for steering. Should stop egress of water in threw the tubes.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steering
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I too like that IO
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steering
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    So right with your thinking to use ties as that is what I planed to do. I'm looking forward to see her preform also. This project is turning out to be very satisfying in development and build. Support from members their comments and thumbs up help in the build.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Steering
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I would put some silicone grease in the bellows and then put small cable ties ower the bellows when fitted onto the brass tubes in the transom. I love the look of this. I am realy waiting to see her perform on the water. I am seriously tempted to get one of those outdrives.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Power
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Full speed ahead engines at full. Brushless ESC and motor in and working well. Purchased an Mtroniks esc that has worked out well easy to setup with fast response foreword and reverse. Added bellows to the steering rods to stop egress of water. That's the plan fine tuning to come.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Power
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Ron Like that idea come on spring.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Power
    6 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looking good Rick. You too are coming through with solutions for your project which began as a thought several months ago. Hopefully we will meet up this year and sail our creations together.
    Ron
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Power
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Thanks Stephen. I to look forward to the water tests and a deck chair sounds a good way to go.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Power
    6 months ago by stevedownunder ( Commander)
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    Hi Rick,

    Coming together well, I am also looking forward to seeing the sea trials, I have my deck chair ready for the big day.

    Cheers,
    Stephen.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Power
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    So right Trev The project is turning out as I had hoped. Can't wait to see if she runs as well as she looks.
    Rick
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Power
    6 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Great Progress Rick,
    Bet you are getting anxious for an early Spring and her Sea Trials๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž
    Trev
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    ๐Ÿ“ Superstructure
    6 months ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Made and painted the mast glued onto wind screen. Windows glued on. All items glued into cockpit. Unit now finished. Work and paint for the hull.
    Rick
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