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NAXOS - Fishing Boat Print Booklet
Author: hecrowell   Posts: 5   Photos: 7   Subscribers: 0   Views: 1471   Responses: 23   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
NAXOS - Fishing Boat - Posted: 24th May 2018
After a time away due to illness and other family issues, I am back to the build of the NAXOS. By accident, I think that I have obtained a suitable power plant for her - it is the motor out of a cordless drill which I can no longer get a battery pack for. Aparently, it runs on 6V to 60V.
Wondering if it will require water coolong or not. If so, how does one arrange a "water scoop" for the cooling tube and where is the discharge sent to? Maybe a port in the transom.....
As you can see, it has a pinion gear on the shaft and I don't know if I should leave it on and incorporate a prop speed reduction gear or remove it (with heat) and go "direct drive" coupling to the prop shaft.
I have a plan for the ESC with BEC and as I love building electronic devices likely will go with "home brew". I am a boat building novice so constructive input appreciated.
Have located a source for wood construction material, so hopefully will have something to show next time.

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Response by onetenor on the 24th May 2018
Pity about the lack of clubs but I hope my waffle is useful.Also log on to model boat mayhem forum and see if anyone there can help😁 out
Response by onetenor on the 24th May 2018
As an afterthought visit a distant club now and then and establish a connexion. They may be able to assist fixing yourselves to start your club.👍 Cheers John
Response by onetenor on the 25th May 2018
Regarding measuring up the plans!Would a ruler help? He He He! At least You got the tiling right which is more than this 75 yrs old's brain can get right.
Engine question - Posted: 10th Nov 2017
Just wondering if anyone can tell me what type of engine the NAXOS used - gasoline or diesel?
I once had a link to a website that featured a diy engine sound generator for marine use including various whistle sounds.
The sound samples were excellent. Now the website is gone. Does anyone use sound generators for their craft?
Response by Zdenek on the 10th Nov 2017
What I know about fishing boats of this type, they usually use diesel engines (approximately since WW II).
An experiment with foam board - Posted: 9th Nov 2017
I am going to try an experiment with foam board similar to a build that I ran across on the internet. It consists of making the keel and bulkheads with 1/4" foam board or a double thickness if it is thinner. The board that I have will require two thicknesses. If all else fails, it will proof my plans that they are reasonably acurate.
The inner gunwales and the sheer clamps will be clear pine.

Trace the outline of the part, cut out and stick with adhesive spray onto foamboard and cut out.
Kere is the partial keel which I labelled "K1". Will post pictures as I progress.

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Response by onetenor on the 25th May 2018
A ruler might help check the plans. My 75 yrs old brain can't get it right LOL
Full Size Plans - NAXOS - Posted: 4th Nov 2017
Well, I took a stab at making my own FSP today. Talk about scratch building!
Not having a large size plotter, I used the online service of and split/enlarged available plans onto 12 sheets legal size paper (8.5 X 17 inches). Was then able to print on my home printer and stick the whole thing together with tape. I feel that I am real close because the LOA on the plan is a little over 31 inches.
No, I cannot read the small text on the plan, but what the heck..I couldnt read it anyhow. Read somewhere that it was actually Hungarian - if whoever wrote that knew what he was talking about.
Will do the 2nd sheet tomorrow.

Well, finally got the 2nd sheet split up, printed and taped together. Everything seems to compare on both sheets - at least as good as a pair of 75year old eyes with reading glasses can measure.🤓

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Response by Wingcoax on the 4th Nov 2017
Quite a common method of support, it steadies the bottom end.
Response by RNinMunich on the 4th Nov 2017
Yep, quite right Wingcoax 👍, it's called a 'Skeg'. Also protects rudder and props from damage by grounding.
@ hecrowell; can thoroughly recommend an A3 scanner/copier/printer for such jobs, don't cost the earth these days and in the long run much much cheaper than print shops, never used one myself!
BTW: thanks for the credits!😉
Where did you read about Hungarian? It's Czech!
Confirmed by a native speaker.
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by hecrowell on the 4th Nov 2017
Can't quite recall about the Hungarian, but I read it somewhere among my searches. It was quite obvious that the remark was not right.
Actually, my printer is a scanner/fax and can handle A3, A4, US Letter and US Legal, so I may be on the right track.
NAXOS - Fishing Boat - Posted: 3rd Nov 2017
This will be a scratch build of a fishing boat. Her original name is NAXOS but not sure what I will name my version of her.

Naxos is a Greek island, the largest of the Cyclades group, so likely she fished the Aegean Sea.
Since the plan seems to come from Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, I am assuming the plan language is Slovakian.

These plans have been obtained online, so I hopefully will not be in violation of any copyrights...if I am, I will remove them immediately.

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Response by onetenor on the 25th May 2018
Use thinner ply and make it rolling ply IF you can get it? I last saw it in B&Q.👍
Response by hecrowell on the 25th May 2018
At the risk of being really stupid, what is "rolling ply"? I have never heard that term before.

Obechi or Lime? Fat chance that I would ever locate that in this part of the world. Fir, Spruce, Oak, Birch would be my best bets.
Response by RNinMunich on the 25th May 2018
Hi hecrowell,
limewood is called basswood in your neck o' the woods!
Thought this (bass or linden) is a fairly common tree in N America!?
Has nothing to do with the citrus fruit lime tree though.

Obechi is very similar to the hardest grades of balsa.
Balsa and obechi trees don't grow round here (Munich) either but there's no shortage of it in the model shops / online stores.
I'm still wondering about 'rolling ply' as well😲🤓
Cheers Doug 😎