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    none quacking DUCK
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    πŸ“ duck's gone green
    2 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    after a wet sail this morning (the duck not me) got home and the sun came out so out with the spray gun and this happened ?? also hatches in the hull got handles well staples as them need to define them next
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    πŸ“ Duck troops arrive
    6 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    bit more done and found some 1:18th troops to fit more details still to me added
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Duck troops arrive
    4 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Just Ducky Jacko. Even if keeping their heads down knowing they are protected in a well built boat.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Duck troops arrive
    6 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Mornin' Nerys πŸ˜‰
    Yeah, I also wondered if the troops were exhausted from their operations or just sozzled!
    Whichever, their vessel looks pretty trim.
    Good work JackoπŸ‘
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Duck troops arrive
    6 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Looks as if they've all succombed to mal de mer and had to lay down and sleep it off, or have they been told to keep their heads down because of enemy fire. Incidentally, what is it? a vehicle when on land and a vessel when afloat? whichever, you've made a good job of her.

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    πŸ“ update all wet trials completed
    16 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    after a 2nd water trial went well..... progress ....😁
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    πŸ’¬ Re: update all wet trials completed
    14 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Jacko, I've been looking forward to seeing the completed Keel, you know how I like traditional craft, sidewheeler or no sidewheeler, I think I will have to periodically nag you until you start on her again.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: update all wet trials completed
    15 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    i will have to fink about the Norfolk Keel as have been given a side wheeler to referbe... photo's to follow
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    πŸ’¬ Re: update all wet trials completed
    16 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Good progress on the DUKW, pleased to hear her feathers are now watertight. As you are now in an advanced stage of construction are you giving any thought to the Norfolk Keel which you put on a sorn.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    16 days ago by ToraDog ( Midshipman)
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    What!? No tails feathers??? Looking great!
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    πŸ“ getting its feet wet
    23 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    today at the pond duck got her feet wet with only a small ingress of water so back home .. filled the small slot with filler so hopefully its sealed hull had 2 coats watered down pva glue and a coat of paint now onto fitout of the interior
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    πŸ’¬ Re: getting its feet wet
    23 days ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    i like to test float before going to far then onto the finish paint work and fitting the sparky stuff 🀞
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    πŸ’¬ Re: getting its feet wet
    23 days ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Pleased to hear the DUKW has felt water for the first time. Has she been motorised yet or was this just a flotation test. Looking forward to seeing her completed and in full quacking form.

    Nerys
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    πŸ“ sharp and blunt ends
    1 month ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    between help son in law managed to get more done , using 2 X 1/16 balsa sheet now on to add a little filler and sand ...
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    πŸ’¬ Re: sharp and blunt ends
    1 month ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko,
    "sorry to say its water only no wheels this time as gear boxes,, diff's (waterproof)are out of the question ?? "
    Don't think you need all that kerfuffle Jack.
    On land/when beaching, why not just drive the two front wheels with independent control, 'tank steering'? Then you wouldn't even need the complication of turning the front wheels to steerπŸ˜‰
    The wheel axles can be water proofed just like you would for any normal prop shaft; gland/bearings and thrust washers.
    Use the vertical throw of left and right TX sticks for land driving (tank steering by controlling the individual ESCs/motors) and the horizontal throws for gas and rudder when sailing.
    If you really want to get nifty you could even sprocket and chain drive the rear wheels off the forward driven axles 😁
    I'm sure I saw something along those lines in Model Boats mag some years ago.
    Whatever, have fun, looking forward to the sea trials.

    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: sharp and blunt ends
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    I think she would have looked better standing on wheels when out of the water, but pointless in the water as they wouldn't be seen.

    Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: sharp and blunt ends
    1 month ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    sorry to say its water only no wheels this time as gear boxes,, diff's (waterproof)are out of the question ??
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    πŸ’¬ Re: sharp and blunt ends
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Your DUKW is shaping up well, she'll be quacking her way round the lake like something from Aylesbury before long. Is it your intention that she will run on land as well as water? if so, what will you do to change the propulsion from one to the other? would she launch herself from a nicely sloping bank?

    Cheers, Nerys,
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    πŸ“ restart
    1 month ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    been able to get restarted on the duck so updates will follow as and when i get work done as for the Norfolk Keel this has gone onto the back, back, back burner
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    πŸ’¬ Re: restart
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Hi Jacko, Pleased to hear that you are working on the DUKW again, but I'm sorry you have pushed the Keel into the background, I was really looking forward to seeing that and to hear how she sailed. Do hope you revive your interest in her before too long.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ“ duck has wings
    4 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    today spent a few hours in the sunshine making wings (lol)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: duck has wings
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Jacko, Considering the speed at which you are building boats, I'm beginning to think that you are doing it faster than the Yanks built Liberty ships during WW2.

    Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: duck has wings
    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    A DUWK by any other name. It may have wings but will only fly on water. Good job
    Rick
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    πŸ“ none quacking DUCK
    4 months ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    Just started on a duck NO its a DUWK
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    4 months ago by redpmg ( Commodore)
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    They used a DUKW as a bus for transport to the island off St Pierre de Eglise on the Contentin peninsula (Normandy) - not sure if they still do - went a few times as they were building replicas of old French boats on the island.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: none quacking DUCK
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    Surprisingly, the original American DUKW was designed by the renowned yacht designers Sparkman and Stevens. I spent a few 'happy' days in the aftermath of the 1953 East Coast Floods in one of these doing rescue work and delivering supplies on the flooded fields of the Isle of Sheppey in Kent.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: none quacking DUCK
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    This looks interesting Jacko.
    I am already looking forward to the next update.

    Martin555.
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