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46" Precedent Huntsman Print Booklet
Author: Novagsi0   Posts: 8   Photos: 13   Subscribers: 0   Views: 776   Responses: 32   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
Fenders for Sale. - Posted: 27th Nov 2017

Me mother finally finished the boat fenders, scale 1/11th ideal for Huntsman 31 or larger, also perhaps a Tug boat or other old school pleasure craft.
A lot of attention to detail has gone into making these, 1 set offered.


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Response by RNinMunich on the 30th Nov 2017
They look absolutely brilliant 👍 congrats to 'Mum' 😉
Shame they are too big for my boats, 1:20 Sea Scout and 1:50 tug🤔
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Novagsi0 on the 30th Nov 2017
We could make smaller ones see if this one goes first since she needs to buy some more string.
Response by RNinMunich on the 30th Nov 2017
Await developments with interest 😉
Doug 😎
Fender addition - Posted: 20th Nov 2017
Since reality TV has reached full swing on the box the Huntsman has stepped up a gear.
The front fender has been fitted and incidentally my mother who made these, has been busy making another set she plans to offer them for sale via Ebay, to gauge what interest there could be.

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Response by Novagsi0 on the 20th Nov 2017
I remember about 20 years she did make a set of sails for a boat I had.

She also made clothes for figures we had on a Swordsman boat still at home on the shelf. Was 4 stroke petrol so not used anymore (photo attached , Kiwi Engine). drifted off subject but interesting enough.

Response by Novagsi0 on the 26th Nov 2017
I added the finished product to ebay if anyone was interested. Link above should hopefully find the fenders these will probable be the only ones offered for sale.

Response by Novagsi0 on the 28th Nov 2017
Someone on a popular internet auction site has asked if I can make one for a full size boat!!!!!, and in Pink. really 😊
My mom is going to need a bigger set of knitting needles.

With regret I declined, based on the pink rope needed.
More handrails fitted - Posted: 13th Nov 2017
Following a visit to the International boat show for bits and pieces I took advantage of x-factory rubbish on the TV to escape the wife, and do some more on the boat. Handrails to the rear in progress. Interesting tip I bought some 3/32 steam nipple fittings which after running a 2mm drill to the point allow my 2mm brass wire to push through. The idea being a nice finish to the bottom of the handrail and a secure mounting hole so the hand rail can be removed if needed. see picture you will get the idea the ladder one is a lager size 1/8 fitting for welding wire. Just need to add the cross pieces and solder up.

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Last run of the year. - Posted: 6th Nov 2017
Ran the model again Sunday for the last time this year, proved well with a little ballast added. After 15 minutes of running checked the temps on the motor, Only just detect the suggestion of warming up, being such a cold day. The water cooling scoop has not been added as yet. Maybe not even needed at all. Hope to continue to source / make the fittings oven the coming months with the boat show Saturday perhaps for a new LiPo battery.
small detail items - Posted: 30th Oct 2017
The hobby doesn't have to cost the earth I made some ladders from welding brass filler wire, and an exhaust outlet from a draw knob I found whilst walking to the shops. Also done some additional planking using stirrer sticks from costa fortune coffee shop. (My son grabbed me a hand full enough for a life time's modelling).

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Response by marky on the 30th Oct 2017
That's what I use for decking as well👍 ,don't drink enough coffee or make enough money to justify going into Costa every day so asked the kind lady at the works canteen for a few and was kindly given a few ,I asked her to order me some the next time she got them in , a box of 1000 for less than £2 a bargain and there were over 1500 in the box .

Cheers Marky
First test run - Posted: 16th Oct 2017
Decided to try it out Sunday, no major problems need a bit more weight in the back. Good turn of speed even with old recycled ni-cads from a drill pack. will be looking to get a lipo pack in the new year but pleased.

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Response by jarvo on the 16th Oct 2017
Hi Mate, allowing for the battery pack being slightly down, the boat is bows down, not allowing it to come up onto the plane, try moving the batteries back towards the stern
Response by RNinMunich on the 16th Oct 2017
👍 Exactly what I thought Mark.😉
Otherwise the boat looks pretty good.
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Novagsi0 on the 19th Oct 2017
The best I can do is when I get a new battery put it in cross ways, the 3 sticks that I used for a test were already near the back, just length ways down the boat. I added some weights behind the rudder shaft that helped a little not these photographs. Some fettling needed next year when the season starts again. Cheers all
Fittings and finishing - Posted: 11th Oct 2017
Have been making steady progress on the Huntsman.
Few additional fitting I acquired and me mom has been busy knitting boat fenders front and for the sides.
Amazing she can almost knit one as faster than I can chamfer a cork in the lathe to fill it with. (pictures attached).

I'm not sure the masking tape she attached them will cope with the speed and the wet. I guess I need to secure then with some brass cleats or posts. My next Job.
Also attached the windscreen not as much trouble as I thought.

Radio is in and the Torpedo 850 motor installed.

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Response by Novagsi0 on the 11th Oct 2017
Cheers all - I showed her the comments since she doesn't do computers. She's keen to go to the model boat show Warwick to see how much they sell for, since she's been making them for various boats over the last 50 years.
Response by RNinMunich on the 12th Oct 2017
👍 Could develop into a nice little 'Cottage industry' 👍
What Delboy would have called 'A nice little earner'!
Best of luck to Mum, good on her 😉
Cheers Doug 😎
PS: How much for set for my Sea Scout???
Response by rolfman2000 on the 12th Oct 2017
Doug is right. It could be a nice little earner for you both. I would love a bow fender for my 46" Huntsman. One the same as yours would be fine. Your boat continues to impress. Hope we can see her on the water soon. Cheers, Dave W 😊
34" Precedent Huntsman - Posted: 5th Sep 2017
I had this boat, a kit at the age of around 10 and my dad and I started it. Following a couple of years the boat was nearly finished and for some strange reason the build stopped.

After collecting dust for more than 30 years and the sad passing away of my father, I decided to get the boat down and make a fresh start with the intention of finishing it this time.

My only dilemma is the choice of motor we initially decided some 30 years ago to run a 6V Hectaperm electric motor off its gear box direct drive, but this has since found its way into our 'Imara' Tug and is more than well suited.

I cannot decide either to use a Tornado 850 or a brushless motor, the pro and cons are immense.

As can be seen my mother use to paint all my dads boats, and she is now helping paint bits on this one, I insisted as traditional.

Hope to post regular and the finished results around 14 May next year my father's B-day.

Anyway any advice welcome.

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Response by Novagsi0 on the 26th Sep 2017
Hello all, been making great progress paint wise, and fitting out the huntsman. A popular DIY store paint came out the exact colour (Oxford Blue) I was look for. Radio control and motor mount nearly done just need to decide on the battery and wait for a nice day.
Response by RNinMunich on the 26th Sep 2017
Very nice, congrats to 'Mum' 👍😉
Response by rolfman2000 on the 26th Sep 2017
It's looking great Novagsi0. I only hope mine looks half as good as yours when I finish it. Best wishes, Dave W 😊