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    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Not had much time for this recently, but recently discovered a "slimline "ESC which will give me a little bit more room to play with and so back to the drawing board so to speak ๐Ÿ˜€. As previously stated, it's a fun project which hopefully will have it's maiden voyage soon ๐Ÿ˜€

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    ๐Ÿ“ A tight fit me thinks ๐Ÿค”
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    A while since I posted due to home circumstances, however I have managed to have a little me time this evening. Motor installed from the "scrap box ", servo unit also fitted - this is attached to the rudder which in turn is fixed in line with the mast. Initial trial is encouraging, the sail turns with rudder and the motor propels the "boat" and no leaks which is always a bonus. Esc in place and now working on how to fit a deck and battery ๐Ÿ”‹. As I said it's a fun ๐Ÿ˜ project, if it works, great ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Latest update
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Not having a lot of time at the moment due to my wife's health issues and work plus still fighting DVLA and hospital, the list could go on ๐Ÿ™„.
    Anyway, I digress : propshaft and motor installed, a little bit of silicone sealant around the tube to seal a leak and all appears watertight ๐Ÿ‘.. Rudder now installed with mast above, micro servo in place to operate the rudder/mast. The sail is held in place by 2 screws so that I can access the what will be the deck to remove if needed. The battery ๐Ÿ”‹ and esc are yet to be located-there is some room somewhere ๐Ÿค”. Trying this for a bit of fun, becoming a little challenging ๐Ÿ˜€ but I will succeed. We have our first free scale meeting on 7th April/maybe if she's ready?

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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Thanks len, just one of those things; wife's health not been good for a long time-somedays better than other's, however if I can get an hour or two in the "shipyard/garage" every so often then I get some r&r๐Ÿ˜Š. Ahh, the little pleasures in life ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    Looking good. Sorry to hear about all your related health and work issues. Wishing you the best and keep up the good work.
    Len
    ๐Ÿ“ Gravy update
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Finally managed some "me " time tonight. Prop tube is in place and prop shaft plus prop assembled/ currently drying. Motor lined up from the spares box ๐Ÿ“ฆ and "dry fit " carried out. Next question ๐Ÿค”, where to mount the rudder? After a bit of pondering I've decided to mount this underneath. The thought process is that the rudder tube will be long enough for me to mount a simple mast topside which will then move as the rudder turns so as to give the impression that the wind is playing a part. Hopefully I won't break the boat with my next drilling exercise ๐Ÿ˜Š, pictures not available as having issues with phone ๐Ÿ˜…

    ๐Ÿ“ Successful in drilling
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    A quick update, hole for prop shaft drilled successfully with no cracks or holes except the intended one. Prop tube now installed.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Successful in drilling
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Lieutenant)
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    My wife was looking over my shoulder, first she said "what is it" , but then she got it immediately "gravy boat."
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Successful in drilling
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Rossm, a carbide drill bit for ceramic and glass, was used plus a bucket of warm water (kept my hands warm ๐Ÿ˜€) whilst drilling. No hammer action, just gentle pressure, stopping every so often so as not to excert too much pressure on the ceramic and also trying to preserve the bit.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    It took me a minute or so to figure out what I was looking at, and then I got it. It's a Wavey Gravy Boat, ah Bisto.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Lieutenant)
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    Itโ€™s all gravy now
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Successful in drilling
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    So what type of bit did you use??๐Ÿ˜€
    ๐Ÿ“ Gravy boat
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    A fun project to hopefully bring a smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ ๐Ÿ˜Š.
    Picked this up for the grand sum of ยฃ2.99.
    A "bit " unsteady afloat, however some ballast will sort this out. Initial problem is trying to make a suitable hole for the prop shaft in the ceramic. Think I need to invest in some new drill bits as taking longer than I thought it would. More to follow ๐Ÿ˜€

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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I knowed Gravy Boat sounded familiar!
    Now I know. One of your previous posts from your club regattas DW๐Ÿ‘
    As I recall there were some other 'Fun boats' as well.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Gravy boat
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    One of our club members also has a "Gravy Boat", as you can see, it is appropriately crewed by Mr. Potato Head crew members!
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Will you fit a nice brushless motor? ๐Ÿ˜
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Commodore-H ( Lieutenant)
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    Before you invest in any high tech equipment, allow me to suggest you use that thing for gravy, and get plastic one , to sail
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    use diamond coated drills and water as Colin H suggests. Much better than drilling with conventional drill bits. Len
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    Doug, I make pretty good gravy. I think the density of the gravy depends on several thingsโ€ฆis it a brown gravy made with a roux and drippings or stock, or a white cream gravy mad with drippings and a little cream and flour. Then, if itโ€™s a white gravy is it sausage gravy? With biscuits? Buttermilk biscuits? Andouille gravy?๐Ÿ˜
    Ok, Iโ€™ll stop๐Ÿคฃ
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I'm with you Colin๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Gravy boat
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,
    Re Why is it called a gravy boat?
    "Sauce boat - Wikipedia
    A sauce boat, gravy boat, or sauciรจre is a low jug or pitcher with a handle in which sauce or gravy is served. The typical shape is considered boat-like, hence the name. It often sits on a matching saucer, sometimes attached to the pitcher, to catch dripping sauce."

    "Gravy is heavy, would make good ballast."
    Sounds like you make gravy like my Dad did Cash, on the rare occasions that Mum was incapacitated and not able to cook Sunday lunch. When serving up he sometimes asked; "Gravy? One slice or two?" Some things you just never forget๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking forward to seeing your efforts, I use a diamond coated drill for drilling ceramic and glass. And either do it submerged in water or have water running over drill bit while you work.
    Cheers Colin.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hold on yโ€™all. Why is it called a gravy โ€œboatโ€ anyway? Gravy is heavy, would make good ballast. Wouldnโ€™t the proper nomenclature be gravy โ€œsubmersibleโ€? Just wonderingโ€ฆ.๐Ÿ˜
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looking forward to further developments Doogle๐Ÿ‘

    Re drilling / boring ceramic.
    Yes you may need some new drill bits.
    Something specified for stone.
    Ceramic can be very hard, but also brittle and inclined to splinter and fracture.
    The hard surface (especially with the oven baked glazing) can make the drill bit skid and wander. Use of a centre punch NOT recommended or you may have to buy a new gravy boat.โ˜น๏ธ
    Learned the hard way while drilling a vase for a mains lead while trying to convert it to a base for a table lamp. Ended up with a much larger hole than intended๐Ÿค” Had to use a larger grommet than planned.
    A few lessons learned-
    1 Before you mark the point to drill put a couple of layers of decorator's masking tape across it.
    Helps to stop the drill bit skidding and wandering.
    2 Fix the gravy boat securely in a clamp or vice.
    3 Use a decent, accurate drill press or better milling machine or lathe to ensure stability and accuracy of rotation of the bit.
    4 GO SLOW! And cool and lubricate the drill bit with a water spray or the coolant spray used in lathe work. Too fast (too many rpm and/or pressing too hard) can cause splintering and cracking as well as heating of the bit.
    It ain't easy but it can be done, carefully๐Ÿ˜‰
    Hope this helps, keep us informed.
    Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž
    "The owl and the pussy cat went to sea in a beautiful pea green (gravy๐Ÿ˜) boat.
    They took some honey, and plenty of money. Wrapped up in a five-pound note."
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Gravy boat
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Hhager2 ( Midshipman)
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    Try get a decoy duck n motorize it. Itโ€™s better than a ceramic pitcher. eBay has them. Put a water pump on it n scare other boats away
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A matter of taste Gary๐Ÿ˜‹
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Gravy boat
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Ho ho ho Ross๐Ÿ˜‚
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    drilling holes in ceramics is a boring job๐Ÿ˜‰
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    BISTO would be more suitable.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I was thinking. . . WHERE IS THE MAINMAST GOING TO BE STEPPED?๐Ÿ˜‰ Fin keel and bulb should solve the stability problem??
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    'Powered by OXO' ?
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