I have been giving some thought to How I can use the hull From the big blue hull .
I know it is Not the same as the shamrock fast police boat but close. The hull is 54 inches long so I took the plans to a friend that has a printers and had the plans blown up to the full size of 54 inches.
Two massive pieces of paper.
So that,s the start..
I am trying to keep the deck of the big blue boat without removing stuff like ladders bollards winches.
So Another deck and superstructure that will just fit onto the hull.
Now start,s the game of finding stuff to make the vessel using as many reclaimed and free Items as I can.
So with that In mind I am off today scavenging for some stuff that could do the job..
A few Ideas what I am looking for but as yet No idea where to look.
Found a tin of paint down the local tip. With the RAL number 5002 The same colour as the hull.
Went across the estate to buy a light bulb for the car and then popped a little further down and called into a plastic sign makers.
They had some scraps of Foam board plastic they were throwing out so I asked If i could have some and they said yes. They also said I could call again next week and take any of the scrap they had all for free.
So the Police boat has started.
Formed a frame around the hull and then cobbled together some supports after all I will not need access as the whole lit will lift off.
Also manage to pick up some rubber for fendering approx 3 mtrs 10mm wide 4mm thick.
I have a small amount of the plastic left to start the superstructure.
So far the cost is £0.50. So I am off to a good start...
This is an image of the vessel I am hopefully building.
I have a set of plans and a build manual for the kit. that is originally 27" inches in length and most of the kit is vacuformed items.
Mine will be 54 inches and I have no kit...
I have had the plans redone and expanded by 200% so full size plans now for the hull I am using at 54 inches in length.
There were no details on the Rhib apart from cut out plastic and stick together Images as is all of the user manual.. With ALL the fittings.
So Sizes taken from the plans. And hopefully I should have a police boat in the end.
Also I think I should mention I am trying to do this build with whatever I can find about.
Like the search light For example
1 x plastic water end cap 1 x tin foil from a cake case. 1 x handle from a disposable razor blade 2 x rubber holders that go on back of earrings. 1 x small length of twisted wire A small length of Shrink tube. A few drops of Superglue.