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Precedent Huntsman 34" Print Booklet
Author: canabus   Posts: 9   Photos: 47   Subscribers: 0   Views: 774   Responses: 22   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Windows - Posted: 27th Oct 2017
Hi All
Started on all the side, rear and front windows.
Installed all the running gear and radio.
The windscreen is going to be fun to make in two pieces!!!!
May drop it in the water tomorrow for a ballast test and a short run without the cabin.

Canabus

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Response by canabus on the 31st Oct 2017
Hi All
Still working on the windscreen.
Ran the boat, well the hull, after moving the battery forward on the battery mount rails.
Only used a 3S battery, but it sat on the water level at full speed.
Turning was very good.
The CG is 350mm from the stern if that help any of you setting up a Huntsman.

Canabus
Response by canabus on the 9th Nov 2017
Hi All
Made the mould for the front windscreen and made the screen in two pieces.
The plastic was heated with a heat gun on low.

Canabus

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Cabin and Rudder - Posted: 24th Oct 2017
Hi All
Painted the cabin white with blue sides and installing a little larger rudder.
Canabus

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Response by Dave M on the 24th Oct 2017
Good looking paint job
Response by Novagsi0 on the 25th Oct 2017
Love the decking wood and the paint job. Have you decided what fittings your going to add im at that stage with mine.
Response by canabus on the 26th Oct 2017
Hi Novagsio
Have not got to that point, making windows and a mould for the windscreen.
The screen will be in two pieces, if it works out.
Canabus

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Deck Finished - Posted: 15th Oct 2017
Hi All
The deck is all vanished and onto the cabin.

Canabus

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Response by RNinMunich on the 15th Oct 2017
Vanished ?? 😲
But I can still see it, 😊and it looks magnificent 👍😎

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More Planking 2 - Posted: 29th Sep 2017
Hi All
Just a few more planks !!!

Canabus

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More Planking - Posted: 27th Sep 2017
Hi All
Started the easy deck planking!!

Canabus

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Response by rolfman2000 on the 27th Sep 2017
Please never say it's easy. When I start my 46" version, I'll be going in like a bull in a China shop. I foresee a total disaster for mine, and then another boat quietly vanishes to the tip with the rubbish lol 😕 Yours looks very professional. Love the two colours of timber. I have wood to do that, but I'm only doing the outer edge of the deck.
Still, Elco PT boat to do first. Thanks for the update. Cheers, Dave W 😊
Response by RNinMunich on the 27th Sep 2017
For Canabus it is easy now, he's had lots of practise!! 😉 Not all of it voluntary😭 Blue air downunder? 😡😡
But it turned out magnificent in the end 👍👍
Cheers Doug 😎

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Deck planking - Posted: 25th Sep 2017
Hi All
Started deck planking after finishing filling all the holes in the hull.
Canabus

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Response by rolfman2000 on the 25th Sep 2017
That's looking really nice Canabus. I'm sure that mine won't look anywhere near as good as yours does. Can't wait to see it when the finish has been applied. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
Response by RNinMunich on the 25th Sep 2017
Looks kinda familiar!? Deja vu? 😉

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Window Repairs - Posted: 10th Aug 2017
I repaired one side and made a window for the forward window.
Canabus

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Response by rolfman2000 on the 10th Aug 2017
I picked up a 46" Huntsman yesterday, so i have the same sort of restoration as you have, but bigger 😕 First thing to sort is the "started" planning on the decking. There must be somewhere I can buy strips of timber to plank with to save making my own. And what does one use to represent the black interplank waterproofing ? Otherwise I have to take off the bits already glued on. Cheers guys, Dave W 😊

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Cabin Repair - Posted: 3rd Aug 2017
Hi All
Started on fixing the bits I broke in removing the old paint.
The forward window had a gap in the middle to the deck, so I added timber behind the bottom of the window and filled in the gap.
Masking tape to the deck and combing, a lump of filler, sit the cabin down and wait for the filler to dry.
Remove cabin, masking tape, trim and sand down.
As the aft of the cabin sits over the deck a fair bit, I added a plywood piece back to the combing so to strengthen the aft cabin area and replaced the bottom section under one of the windows.
Remodelling this boat and building the SG&K 1920 Gentleman's Runabout is keeping me busy!!!
This retirement is great, but, I still liked my old job.
Canabus

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Precedent Huntsman 34" - Posted: 24th Jul 2017
Hi All
I bought this boat as a unfinished project with an used radio and Merco 40 motor.
Sold the motor with the new electric starter and started pulling the boat apart.
Removed all the old driveline etc.
Repaired the forward deck and removed the paint.
Stripping down the cabin to repaint, also removing cockpit floor and seats.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 8th Aug 2017
Sounds neat , but where are the before and after pics ?? 🤔
Response by canabus on the 9th Aug 2017
Hi All
Yes we all like pics and I also installed the rudder servo!!!

Canabus
Response by RNinMunich on the 9th Aug 2017
Bit fuzzy 🤔 but I get the drift 😎