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Jet Sprint Boat Print Booklet
Author: Rod   Posts: 12   Photos: 43   Subscribers: 1   Views: 1148   Responses: 84   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 15th Jun 2017
Well finally finished the actual boat and now ready for fit out
Zenoah 26 cc marine engine arrived this morning and jet unit on its way so busy days ahead
Got to make roll bars to scale yet probably use aluminium to save weight
The engine develops 3.4 hp at 13000 revs so should give it a bit of punch
1/4 scale crew to order yet and some instruments for dash board
Think I will have a wee break from it all for a while and give my mancave/ Messcave a bit of a tidy up lol

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Response by RNinMunich on the 15th Jun 2017
Mighty meaty! 👍
Good luck with the 'Messcave' 😉 I have the same problem 🤔
Pics show (amongst accumulated junk from various repair jobs!)
- electrics bench and boxes of 'stuff' acquired over the last few years of my working life still waiting to be sorted out 😉
- various ships waiting to be refurbished or fitted out;
HMS Hotspur 1:72 H class destroyer 1936,
HMS Belfast 1:128 6" light cruiser
U25 (or 26?) 1:72 Type IIA U-boat 1936
Billings Gina Danish fish cutter
Graupner Southampton
Various Plastic Magic projects (stash!) - the bigger ones; HMS Hood, Ark Royal, Illustrious, Type 45, USS Enterprise (The Big E), Bismarck all 1:350; USS Fletcher destroyer 1:144, are down in the cellar, the bench down there is just as bad 😡!
and finally -
my poor old Sea Scout being sanded on the kitchen worktop for lack of space on the bench! 😭
"Stuff accumulates to fill the space available for it" 😉
cheers Doug 😎
Oh! Nearly forgot 😲! and there's a 1:128 Graf Spee pocket battleship on a shelf in the living room, waiting for propshaft repairs.
Response by Rod on the 17th Jun 2017
Jet Sprint Boat
Response by Rod on the 17th Jun 2017
Hi Dave
Yea we have the same rules down under with not being able to use petrol powered boats on local lakes but this one will be used on smallish river rapids so well away fro the locals
Be a while yet before I get to test it
Much to do to complete the model

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 14th Jun 2017
First coat of paint is applied Very pleased with result
Kawasaki green so I can spot it on the water easier
Think I will name it Kermit and paint him on it somewhere
What do you think ?

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Response by RNinMunich on the 14th Jun 2017
Great idea 👍 on the transom as well 😉😎
Response by Midlife306 on the 14th Jun 2017
Perfect choice Rod👍 🐸
Response by saintsalvio on the 15th Jun 2017
Great work it will fly on the water surface

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Top and hull come together - Posted: 10th Jun 2017
Just fibteglassed the top and hull together and tried the rubber bumper strip out for scale
Looks like it will do the trick
Now onto a heap of sanding sanding and more sanding to get it perfect for painting
Still not sure what colour I will use but I guess something that stands out amongst the river rapids

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Response by Midlife306 on the 10th Jun 2017
Hehe, it's looking awesome, cracking job Rod!!👍
I'm loving this build🤗
Cheers
Wayne
Response by Rod on the 10th Jun 2017
Thanks Wayne
I'm enjoying making this one up from scratch more satisfying I must say but fairly challenging and slower than kitsets that's for real !!
Heaps of sanding ahead of me but worth it to get a good paint finish (I hope )
Response by rolfman2000 on the 11th Jun 2017
It's looking really good Rod. It will be nice to see how the jet drive fits, and what sort of brushless motor you're going to fit (And obviously, what voltage you're going to choose 6s plus. I've heard of folks using 2×6s packs in series 😨) The options are unreal. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 7th Jun 2017
Just taken top half out of the mould
So far so good Now to complete sanding and join the hull to the top and then commence painting

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Response by Rod on the 8th Jun 2017
Hi Wayne
This boat is being made for going up river rapids through boulders etc so it will be getting somewhat knocked around so I would be happy if it only receives a few scratches lol
I take you point though but I havn't purchased the running gear yet
Can't quite make my mind up on battery power or petrol engine
I've got a bit of time yet to make a decision
Cheers
Rod
Response by sandkb on the 8th Jun 2017
Looking good Rod.
Response by Midlife306 on the 10th Jun 2017
Hehe Rod, I'm a proper tart when it comes to scratched paint😳

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 26th May 2017
So am I Wayne
It's coming together nicely now
Should finish top deck mould in the next week or so
Cheers

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 25th May 2017
Hull ready for attaching to top deck

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Response by Midlife306 on the 25th May 2017
Hehe, I'm getting excited Rod👍
Cheers
Wayne

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Jet Sprint - Posted: 25th May 2017
Clay mould for deck / top area nearly completed and should be ready for applying silicone rubber shortly

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Response by sandkb on the 25th May 2017
Great result Rod ! Well done !👍
Response by rolfman2000 on the 25th May 2017
Looking really good Rod. Can't wait to see the pieces together with some nice paint and graphics and a rubbing strip fitted. ... sorry, too soon, too soon 😉 Best wishes, Dave W 😀

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Jet Sprint Boat - Posted: 20th May 2017
Removed first hull from mould
Had a few problems with the release but all OK now so onwards and upwards !!
Laid profile for top deck now and starting the clay shaping
Should be a bit easier than the hull and hope to have this ready for moulding shortly
I intend to cover it with silicone first to get a good impression and back it up for strength with fibreglass strengthened casting plaster
I will then lay the fibreglass in the mould and gradually build it up for the finished article
Well that's the theory at this stage lol
Will keep in touch with progress but going well and I am happy with the results so far

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Response by rolfman2000 on the 22nd May 2017
The finished hull looks great. Can't wait to see the top moulding sat on top of it 😀 Still living in hope that I may be able to get one of these to fit out and use. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
Response by Midlife306 on the 22nd May 2017
I need one, looks well Rod. The decking the hull is sat on gives the scale away nicely.
Any chance of a pic with a 12" ruler next to it (or a cigarette packet, that's what I use😂)
Cheers
Wayne
Response by sonar on the 22nd May 2017
A cigarette packet ???

Lucky you never said a Mars bar as their getting smaller every day...

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Jet Sprint Boatb - Posted: 4th May 2017
Just laid first fibreglass hull
Pulling it out tomorrow

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Response by John on the 10th May 2017
Looking good, can't wait to see the finished hull.
Response by sonar on the 11th May 2017
Any News on how the Hull pulled out ?
Response by Rod on the 11th May 2017
Have a read of my earlier reply yesterday
Could have been better but next one will be great
Cheers

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Clay Removal - Posted: 2nd May 2017
Have removed plaster cast from the clay mould and very pleased with the results
Will now have some fibreglass hulls taken off by a specialist (not me ) lol
Now onto the next stage forming the top half so it's back to the clay again so here's hoping it goes as well
Will update progress again shortly

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Response by sandkb on the 3rd May 2017
Looking very good Rod. I can't wait to start racing them up the river.
Think I might power mine with a DLE petrol engine though rather than an electric. No worries about batteries going flat then.
I think we should paint each of the 3 a different colour though because in close combat we may not know which craft we are actually controlling ! Like what can happen with our RC model aircraft ! lol
Response by Rod on the 3rd May 2017
Yea you might be right about the petrol engine Will give it some thought

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