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    (Working Vessel) Pilot Boat
    by muddy ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Midshipman)
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    Boat Length
    26" (66.04 cm)
    Motor Type
    Brushed
    Drive Type
    Direct
    Props
    Twin
    Battery Type
    LiPo
    Prop Type
    3 Blade
    Prop Size
    30mm
    Run Time
    25 min
    Model Speed
    4mph (6kph)
    4 years ago
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    Pilot Boat from Model Boat Plans by Vic Smeed.
    Very nice small launch, although it originally stated a single screw, i fitted twin screws. Ply keel and bulkheads, plank on frame Obechi 6x3mm . Ply upperworks, Plough's along , enjoyable sailer. (Motor: 380) (ESC: Howes special) (5/10)


    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Pilot Boat
    2 months ago by muddy ( Midshipman)
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    Hello Thank you for the report, this is a very nice little boat that is ideal for a small car, where it could be placed on the back seat without rearranging the furniture. It does "Plough" through the water and with twin screw's is very maneuverable. It does sit rather heavy, or should i say my version of the the model does, but now using Li-ion battery has helped with the weight. Both drive units are totally independent, as in Battery ( x2 ), Speed Controlers ( x2 ).
    Thank you again.. Happy Sailing.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Pilot Boat
    2 months ago by ianed57 ( Midshipman)
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    Always nice to see a Vic Smeed design. I have built several now, usually enlarged. There are pictures on this site, a Silver Mist, a Veleta and a Mistral. Years ago I built his Guardsman and hope to build an enlarged version on a GRP hull next.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Pilot Boat
    2 months ago by muddy ( Midshipman)
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    That sounds good, have often looked at Silver Mist as there are a few rolls of 1" sticky brown paper sat on the self ha ha.. I would like to see them, but i,m not good with techo stuff, what would i look for and where if you dont mind ? ATB
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Pilot Boat
    2 months ago by ianed57 ( Midshipman)
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    Hi again,

    I have only just started using this site again after quite a long break so I'm a bit hazy as to how it all works. My Vic Smeed boats are in the Harbour section which I happened to look all the way through yesterday (time on my hands!) I had forgotten they were there. They are quite early, about seven years ago. Perhaps if you click on my profile you would find my 'harbour'.
    Failing that I have a little website I describe my boats on at www.ian'smodelboats.weeb!y.com
    I have put a link in the box-I hope it works. If you search Iansmodelboats you are bound to find it.Your little launch certainly looks to be going well. There have been quite a few recent versions of Silver Mist some very big and some small. I think it's one of Vic's nicest designs
    All the best,
    Ian
    https://iansmodelboats.weebly.com
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Pilot Boat
    2 months ago by muddy ( Midshipman)
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    Hello Ian, most excellent, and i did enjoy the video's great stuff...
    Like you i have been "laid-up" for a while, not by my choice, but the clock is ticking and we all must abide to the rules in one way or another. Plus i,m now in trouble, been caught looking through my Model Boat Plans Handbook Ha Ha ! But i have a few Manufacturing mistakes to rectify first on other constructions, boats of course. Thank you again, i have enjoyed the pics and Vid's, most enjoyable.. Regards Muddy..
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Pilot Boat
    1 month ago by bednall ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi
    Just got my self a set of plans.
    First time I'm going to have a go at making this model.
    Any tips on planking or making the hull.
    Cheer ๐Ÿ‘
    Yours Dave
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Working Vessel) Pilot Boat
    1 month ago by muddy ( Midshipman)
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    Hello Dave, Nice one, makes into a great little sailor !. Advice, all the old rules realy Measure twice , cut once. Plenty of visual before you cut, if it dunna look right before cutting check it again, Stick to the plan, Diversion is an escallator of headaches. Canna remember what the plan says for the hull construction, but i have used Balsa planks before now, 1/4" x 1/8", easily worked, once completed, plenty of coats of dope/thinners, about 25% thinners to the Dope The Tissue cover the whole hull, sticking it down with dope, painting it on, but dont cut the paper joints tear them , it will look terrible but the tear joints blend in better than cut edges with a good overlap on the joints, again once finished applying the tissue paper, dope the whole thing again same mixture and about 6 coats, with a quick rub down inbetween coats with some sandpaper about a 240 grade, dont be to fussy with the sanding at this stage , you are only giving the surface a "Key" for the next cote. You could use a cyno adhesive for tacking the planks in position, then paint into the joints aroind the bulkheads to planks with a PVA of your choice, i would use an Alphatic glue as this drys hard and can be worked when dry, some pva glues dry to like a rubber consistancy and roll under the sandpaper giving a lumpy finish. Have fun, and dont forget some pics .. Muddy..
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