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Author: Steve-Teresa   Posts: 4   Photos: 7   Subscribers: 1   Views: 782   Responses: 19   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)
Ajustment... - Posted: 22nd Jul 2018
Well.. sea trial's have taken place, a little to heavy so a smaller lighter battery to try next time, wrong propeller's to powerfull but they was one's i allready had so ordering new ones, and a minor pin hole leak.. otherwise, works well, pushed my big 4ft boat about ok... and forgot to take my *@#& phone so no photo's ....
Response by figtree7nts on the 22nd Jul 2018
Ah, where's the video!
Call this episode weight test.
And the next time you go don't forget the phone!😲
Response by Steve-Teresa on the 22nd Jul 2018
if I hadn't already paid the car park fee, I would have gone back home and got the ..... phone, I'm using sla batteries, the one I thought it would need and seem to ok when testing at home was a 12v 7a, however when on a run it seemed to sit a little low but balanced well, so I also have a 12v 5a battery and will give that a try, due to the physical size difference an internal adjustment will be needed...
getting there - Posted: 17th Jul 2018
well, bathroom trial's have taken place, a few adjustments, i.e positioning of the battery for balance, otherwise no bad at all, sit's ok may need a little balancing with weights but the open pond will allow travel and view from all angle's, electrics are in and basic, old transmitter and receiver, a cheep ebay esc, new motors, shafts, prop's and rudders, all working together well, the rest is as mentioned "stuff" that I found in the loft, shed and junk room.

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Response by figtree7nts on the 18th Jul 2018
I look forward to the sea trials.
You've done a great job on her!👍
I think she came out better than my San Pedro!

Cheers, Ed
Response by Steve-Teresa on the 18th Jul 2018
Hi Ed.. Thanks for looking and saying I have done a great job👍, not sure if its as good as your San Pedro. it has been a fun build and turned out better than I thought it would, still those little bits to do.. this build has the possibility to continue for a while yet as bits and extra's are added.😊
Response by RNinMunich on the 18th Jul 2018
Model boat building has a habit of doing that Steve 😉
a bit more done - Posted: 13th Jul 2018
just an update, the top deck and cabin is nearly done... work on the hull continues.

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Response by Joburg-sailor on the 16th Jul 2018
Interesting take on a rescue boat that was sent to me from a friend in Brisbane OZ.
Response by Steve-Teresa on the 16th Jul 2018
Hi, yes it is a odd way, not something I would have done but it must work ok.
Response by RNinMunich on the 16th Jul 2018
Probably raises a few laughs and smiles😉 in action too!
push tug.. - Posted: 7th Jul 2018
Having put together a couple of "kit's" over the years, normally with fiberglass hull, I decided after having a electrical failure while on the local pond that I could do with something to retrieve a stricken boat, but with what and how, well after posing the question of what others do I decided to have a look about and found some idea's for a push tug, it seemed like the ideal thing and was something like I was looking for, I didn't purchase a kit, instead decided to build it myself...
After making the hull according to the plan's, I looked at it and thought... na, that won't work. the plan's gave the hull a half moon shape, I found that it didn't balance well and needed a fair bit of weight due to the displacement, so I cut the bottom of and now is a flat bottom vassal, this sat better and stable in water.. I intend to run it on a 12v sla battery and two Mtroniks 600 motors... the deck and cabin has copied the general shape but a few changes to add features and suit the design that pop's into my head as I go... its coming along well I think... all materials are mostly odd's and end's, bit's I find and mixed wood except the deck's which I intend to varnish with white sides..

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Response by figtree7nts on the 8th Jul 2018
Your Push Tug is taking shape, Very good!👍
Response by Steve-Teresa on the 10th Jul 2018
Thank's... a slight change of plan with the colour, the hull is now dark green, but it suit's.. the cabin is still white, I still want to do the decks with varnish with white sides... I will post a few photos soon...