Hi Sorry for the delay in posting, as you see I have now fitted new deck beams along with cutting out and fitting box's around the anchor port's, I have also painted the inside of the hull, next job is to fix some new cross beams for the new decks to sit on.
Hi Fred No need to apologise. It is always difficult for new members and I was not criticising, more trying to help you and others get the best out of posting to a build blog. I look forward to seeing how you progress Good luck Dave
Dear Modellers and builders of the Vintage Model Works kit series. You will find my earlier pictures and various writings on the original earlier postings by me in OZ of my still some 30/plus years Crash Boat in which I wore out several I/C motors and my girl still runs in Salt Water at the local LAKE ILLAWARRA in New South Wales and you are somewhat fortunate with ready made fittings. I did not ever know of the "page" ( wish I had a copy ) on your wall of the rear well of fire hose details and fittings , wow what a bonus, as a colonial had several years till Peter Dimberline and I had contact and he helped me to authenticate my vessel. The ESSENTIAL secret of the Crash Boat is the spray rails. So many look toy in the videos and TOOOOOOO fast . The spray rails are doubled at width protruding from the hull and lesser at the point of "rise of the wood " towards the upper bow point. The depth is not too critical at a bit of about an eighth of an inch thickness or a bit thinner for the whole length as you do not want to see a "thick log ", rather again it is the width rather than depth. I know I have written on this before on this webb site in the past. The turns thus on the go become when starting on and STAY more on the go are more flatter rather like a full sized hull which has a planing/ flatter hull turn to the flatness of the water than a typical poorly behaving model boat hull which invariably heels TOOOO much and somewhat digging in , (in turns). The HARD CHINE hull design was meant to not only rise to a comfortable plane attitude but ALSO to turn without that annoying behaviour of "digging in" when it should still perform and exhibit that hard chine design attitude when in a turn . "Digging in" equals water resistance AGAINST the hull and loss of performance and loss of plane attitude and against wave resistance when the hull designers team is trying to maintain hard chine performance in the forward turning direction. I harp on this point that this hull design is one to respect . The older I get the more I expect of all my model machines that I am lucky to see on computers, as we certainly have more need to respect the masters, the likes of Peter Du Cane and T E Lawrence and Hubert Scott Payne of Vospers and Thornycroft and The British Power Boat Company and ELCO and Higgins, all of whom I have researched so much over my life and I have been to the memorial of Lawrence in the desert in Wadi Rum. I try to do it right. Regards to all builders Lyle. My mates and I have to run in 2 to 3 inch chop at times, such is the Lake Channel ! My wife has reminded me that some of my fleet do seem to have BLACK hulls and I only would build one model boat, when I bought the Aerobats Crash Boat home, the pictures are of some of my scratch built fleet.
Coming along nicely Michael 👍. Tip. When continuing with the build blog use the 'Post New Build Update' (yellow button) at the top of your blog when adding a new update rather than 'replying' to your own posting, which is what I think you are doing. You can then give the update a title /description of your progress. The webmaster 'Fireboat' (aka Stephen) may be able to fix your postings before you post any more. Meanwhile keep up the good work😁. Rob.
Donnieboy built several of the boats in my harbour and is the Scale Captain in the Metro Marine Modellers Club, Toronto, Ontario. He is my “go to guy” .Watch for his harbour postings in the coming days. http://www.metromarine.org
I agree that folding drawings is not good (apart from for easy posting) but what annoys me is the way they are folded which can stretch and distort the paper. I've folded hundreds, well probably thousands, of building drawings in my lifetime and it's not difficult to do properly, like folding a map. Better when they are supplied as PDF's and you can get them printed yourself.
I quite agree Dave, the MFA 850 motors at 4/5ths chat push her along at a very pleasing and hopefully realistic speed. Ive enjoyed this build and had alot of pleasure posting myn progress, hopefully its been enjoyed by all and if its given anyone else some inspiration, even better. Please feel free to watch my Vosper RTTL build elsewhere! kind regards simon