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    sea rover build and I hate wood!
    so here I am again, helping with a deceased estate, but this time he was a model plane flier, his widow put out a message asking if some kind soul would finish a boat he had started, as I have boat experience, all eyes looked in my direction, I didn't even know the chap! but help was required, so my hand went up. I only do ebay rescues, refurbs, and so on, never wanted to do a scratch build, in fact, I hate working with wood, so I thought it would be something that wanted a cosmetic job, wrong, its a slec kit, and still wants a load of work. So, after weeks of putting it off, I took a close look, I have plans, instructions, and all the wood, when looking careful, there is a note inside the hull saying happy Christmas 2018 to my wife, it was going to be a present for her as she always wanted to sail a model boat on the Hoylake (Wirral) lake as they lived right by it, so now its pulling at my heart strings and needs to be completed, thats where you lot come in. Whats the next job! how do I bend the wood, do I trim it now, or after its glued up ! Help please!
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    Scroll down to page 17 here and you will find some shapes to cut out to make a Byers-type anchor... http://eezebilt.tk/OSA-1.pdf
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    If they are the same as Doug posted a little while ago, they only show total volts for NiMh (only a pos and neg plug). The only way you could get individual cell voltage would be to have the cells wired similar to LiPos with check/balance wires from appropriate points, but I don't know if there are any checkers readily available. You could re wire a pack to a multi plug so you could check individual cells with a multi meter perhaps. Doug will probably have a better idea being the tech man. The problem with NiMh cells is there can be large numbers in a 'pack' (as against LiPos which have purpose designed chargers and checkers with JST-XH leads for 1-10 cells) and if there is a dud cell in the middle you won't know till the battery keeps dropping its' charge quickly when not being used.
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    No not me but was told this method by a fisherman that used to share a Boat with my dad, I've also used on various full size boats to seal water tight buoyancy compartments after storm damage. Mostly 16 to 30ft fishing boats. Cheers Colin. πŸ‘
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