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    πŸ“ Cabin Windows and Roof
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I cut the cabin windows out using a stanley knife and file. All 16 windows took a few hours but the result was worth it.

    The cabin roofs were also built but not glued on and the hand rails were added.

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    πŸ“ Rear Well and Cabin
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The boat is begining to take shape. The rear well fits tightly and shouldnt leak. I also built the tiller hatch.

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    πŸ“ Rear Well
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This was one of the hardest parts of the boat to built. The instructions on how to build this weren't the best and in the end I added a few more pieces to add detail.

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    πŸ“ Engine Covers
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The outline for the engine covers came on the printed vinyl sheet, they just needed to be cut out and glued together.

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    πŸ“ Spray strip, Rubbing Strip and Coamings
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The next job was to attatch the spray strip and rubbing strip. These pieces came in the kit as strips of plastic, they just needed to be cut to size and superglued on.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Spray strip, Rubbing Strip and Coamings
    12 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    I made the mistake of using loctite superglue on some rubbing strips and forgot to pin them, after about 3 trips to the lake they started to peel away, even though they had been painted and varnished.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Spray strip, Rubbing Strip and Coamings
    12 days ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I hope suer-glue will hold my strakes on OK.

    I have just made some strakes to fit on the hull bottom of my Rapier (3 each side) and for the first time I have used super-glue to fix them in place with no brass nails.

    Previously I have used PVA for this job and in the 1960's I used Cascomite and Aerolite 306 and they all worked OK.

    I have driven my boats hard (and even raced my Swordsman in the sea) and they have held together OK.........so far.............
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Spray strip, Rubbing Strip and Coamings
    13 days ago by Colin H ( Rear Admiral)
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    Did you pin as well as superglue, as I've found superglue will release when wet.
    Cheers Colin.
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    πŸ“ On the water for the first time
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I tested the boat on Bournville Boating lake in Birmingham.
    I wasn't expecting the boat to go as fast as it did. I will upload some videos soon.

    But after 15 mins the motor got upto 70 degrees celcius!!

    I need water cooling.

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    πŸ’¬ On the water for the first time
    12 years ago by Michael R ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I bought a hull and top from ebay about 36" long it was a all wood hull
    and top I am modifying it too be a seaplane tender it had a Ic motor in
    but I have now decided too put in a 600 motor in water cooled I will post pictures of the build mick

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    πŸ’¬ On the water for the first time
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Originaly I used a Falcon 400 size from an aeroplane but then changed it to a Black 400. http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/5_13/pr...

    A mfa 540 would be ok just a bit quick and a 7.2V buggy pack would work fine to. My boat really flies with this set up and would be even faster with a 540. http://modelfireboats.com/?v=26

    What boat do you have?
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    πŸ’¬ On the water for the first time
    12 years ago by Michael R ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    what sort of motor have you put in your boat I have a mfa re 540 and was
    going to use a 7.2 buggy pack

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    πŸ“ Deck
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The next job was to fix the deck. The deck came printed on a piece of printed vinyl. (like most things in the kit) The deck was glued on with lots!!! of epoxy then sealed around the edges with filler. I think the boat looks great up to now and Im really pleased with it.

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    πŸ“ Electronics + Deck supports
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    From the model shop I brought a 20 amp speed controler, 2 channel 27Mhz controler, a standard servo. The battery is a 1600Mah 7.2v from one of my cars. I also built a battery box.
    For now the servo is linked to the rudder with a piece of silver solder because the model shop didnt have any linkages long enough.

    The deck supports which came in the kit were to flimsy so I made some better ones from strips of balsa wood

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    πŸ“ Motor Mount + Reciever shelf
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Once the propshaft was in I lined up and glued in the motor mount and built a shelf for the reciever and speed controller.

    The motor in the picture is a 7.2V 400 size.

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    πŸ“ Deck Supports
    12 years ago by Police Boat Captain ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The plastic deck support came in the kit and had to be epoxied to the edge of the hull.

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