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    Dauntless
    by ChrisB πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί ( Master Seaman)
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    22 days ago
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    I built Dauntless back in 2019 taking nearly 5 months to complete. Loved the build, very challenging and rewarding. Based on the Rockerfellers daily commuter boat she is from the mid 1940's with quite some history. She survived as a private vessel I believe until around 2014. 60ft 1/16th scale.
    Runs really nicely and is close to her scale speed.

    Chris.


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    21 days ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Very nice model! Interesting subject. Any videos ?
    JB
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    21 days ago by ChrisB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks JB,
    I only have one video of her running early this year, I tried to upload it but I might need to post a youtube video? Any advice on loading a video media file would be appreciated 😊
    Cheers

    Chris
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    11 days ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Chris, You Tube is the easiest way to go if you have an account (if not just create one free). Just post your vid on YT (small camera pic top right on acct page) and cut and paste the link to the media gallery here. Once done, you can drag the link out at any time in the future from your YT account if required. (this just in case you don't have a YT acct)
    JB
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    11 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice job Chris, good paint scheme and great finishπŸ‘πŸ‘
    How big is your video file and what format?
    You may be able to add it to a post in the same way you posted the pics above.
    It may well show up as an 'Invalid File'. But that doesn't matter.
    If it's there at all we know how to view itπŸ˜‰πŸ˜
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    PS Congrats on becoming a 'Master'πŸ‘
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    10 days ago by Nerys ( Commodore)
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    That's a very nice model of an unusual subject. The real boat must have been really something if she was owned by the Rockefeller family, just imagine commuting to the office on that!.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    10 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    How the 'Other half' live(d) Nerys!πŸ™„
    Or the Forbes 500!?
    😎
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    9 days ago by ianed57 ( Midshipman)
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    I have always liked this boat. Presumably it's the Dumas kit. I built a smaller Dumas boat and enjoyed it. Would be nice to see her running.

    Ian
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    6 days ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great looking boat, I shall have to build one myself. What did you find most challenging and what motors are in it?
    Any progress with the video?
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    6 days ago by ChrisB ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Ian, yes it was the Dumas kit. I'll add the video today once I sort the YT account out. Per Doug's note I'll add the video I have again.

    Cheers,
    Chris.
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    6 days ago by ChrisB ( Master Seaman)
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    On reflection I think the Hull was probably the more challenging if only from the sanding perspective and the sheer number of parts. Being as she's over 1200mm in length, the combination of ply over frames plus plank on frames gives a lot of variance to sand out, fill, and then ultimately once you have that complete apply the fibreglass and resin and start sanding again.
    Having a flat board that you can mark up for alignment and pinning the sheers down, a safe place to build her on (and to leave in place as you progress the frame then the skins) is important, as are 10mm brass pins and lots of clamps / weights etc. Please don't misunderstand me though, I only use pins to clamp or secure parts then I remove them (I'm not a fan of leaving them in due to unforeseen corrosion or swelling etc).
    Dumas do not make scale plans which can be a pain - however I found these and their instructions whilst brief to be sufficient as a good guide. Be wary of their supplied fittings as they were undersize for the scale and like many kits not quite true to form. The running gear kit was a more cost effective option than individual parts such as bushes / couplings / props/ shafts and rudders. When I weighed up the cost of the 2" brass propellers alone (Aus $60 each) I chose to purchase the kit for around $160 I think.
    I run 2 x Axial 45 turn brushed motors and 2 x 60amp waterproof ESC's, each running on their own 3600mah NiMh. Apart from a slight rpm variance at start up these seem to work well together and bench test each motor only draws around 1.3-1.4 amps at full revs.
    I posted the video I have in my response to Ian's comment and I have to sort out a YT account and try that method as well.
    Kind regards,
    Chris
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    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Chris,
    I think she looks very good on the water, and not blasting around like a speed boat.

    Martin555.
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