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Sea Commander Ocean yacht Print Booklet
Author: GARTH   Posts: 3   Photos: 3   Subscribers: 0   Views: 138   Responses: 2   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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Hull prep completed - Posted: 17th Oct 2017
Had a little time & the weather was great so worked outside putting the hull skins on I used Door skin mahogany .A sheet was about $ 9.00 Canadian Next time I use Oak Door skin That's about $23.00 a sheet . Have to now take my time & smooth all the parts .I also sealed the inside of hull with a 2 part finishing epoxy.

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Motor installation - Posted: 12th Oct 2017
I had some 12 volt motor out of Black & Decker drills so I will use one I find that if motor isn't installed early it becomes very difficult to mount motors in a completed hull .Line up to shaft & couplings . the other thing is I us a Graupner flex coupling . They work great only problem they are no long available any where .

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Sea Commander Ocean yacht - Posted: 10th Oct 2017
Thanks to a fellow in Tasmania I got plans for sea commander no names please took a week for my print shop to make plans size 24''in length I wanted to build the model in a scale that is manageable & easy to transport to the pond . Used 1/4 inch ply for ribs & cut them on my Drumel saw that's about 30 years old , so old I can't find blades any more in Canada

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Response by RNinMunich on the 12th Oct 2017
Hi Garth, looking good👍
Graupner flex couplings ARE still available, cost €24 -
https://www.graupner.com/Flex.-shaft-coupling/3345.L/
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Trillium on the 13th Oct 2017
Garth, no doubt that Graupner make excellent products but CAD$35 + shipping is a stretch. Especially when you can make up a double universal for CAD$10 with two of these. I've been using these for several years now.
Roy