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HI Hoping someone may recognise this boat.Picked it up today for next to nothing. Looking to find information so can tidy it up and replace the mast as someone has tried to make one out of aerials which is ok but the vertical and horizontal poles have been joined with a huge blob of putty or epoxy. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks Carl
Been busy with other things but when possible done as much as I can with boat. Full set of printable window frames, windscreen and portholes printed or ready to be printed. Re bushed rudder fixing which worked out pretty well. Made new floors on bottom of boat. Repaired all holes and depression in bottom of hull. Got roofs to fit properly, in process of making new roof parts for fixed part of front cab. Fitted beading around edge of deck, made adjustable motor mount so hopefully when experimenting with various type and sizes any will fit. By far the most difficult work has been to try and get a nice surface to spray on. Holes not a problem, dents not a problem but all the scratches small dents and blemished in the wood has been a real pain. Too shallow to fill I ended up painting thick layers, filling highlighted areas sanding back practically to wood, painting again and repeating several times whilst allowing paint to dry for 10 days in between. Time consuming but its almost there now with the hull anyway. Top needs more work but that's relatively small areas to work with. Tryed to keep cost down using what I have available etc but another boat that size in that condition I think another method such as fibreglass will be seriously considered. Carl
HI Damon, I quite like the boat as it but I want to fit servo and a rudder even 2 if that is what it supposed to have. I don't know if it is to scale but it is a good representation, as far as I can see, so don't want to put something on that is completely out of place. By the look of it at some point it had a manual rudder so there is a hole to make and mount one but the hole is right at the back. Which means it will be very difficult to attach Tilly (I think that's the name for it) and the rudder will stick out of the back of the boat. Not sure if that's normal so thinking of moving hole (or 2 holes 😀 ) forward to make it look better and get easier access? Unless of course the rudder/s are supposed to be mounted right at the back. I'm still busy trying to get a smooth paintable surface on my Sea Queen so will not be starting just yet, just wanted some ideas, photo,drawing or plan, showing rear end if they exist.
Saw this on EBay couldn't resist. 18" long appears really old but pretty good condition. Couple off scuffs down left side of hull that could do with painting but don't know how I'd match aged paint yet. Unless I decide to have ago at restoration. Only plans at the moment are to fit a rudder and admire it 😊 Any way really love it.
So if I've got the terms right ribs are the sectional walls inside hull, chine is corner of the hull. If so the lower hull skin is coming away at both of those points - just in the motor area. Ordered some ply at various thicknesses to remake/repair some parts. I'll do more cleaning until that arrives. I need then to work out a shopping list for all the glues,fillers glass matting, sealer etc. Cap in hand to the better half me thinks 😉
One of those days where I think "Should have left well alone" 😯 That's just out of motor section and now parts of lower hull/keel?, sorry don't know correct terms, are coming away. What's that other word I'm thinking of........Scuttling that's it. LOL
Started to rip out motor platform rain keeps stopping play. DAVE M I think you're right and that depression was in at time of original build or a major refit maybe, I'll try to get some decent photos of it later. I have noticed that using bits of packing under whats left of platform does improve it some what but I think it goes under the larger bulkhead (If that's what it's called) a little as well. Still a bit more time fettling and reinforcing I'm hoping it'll be pretty close. Carl
Carefully removed putty and although a bit untidy and damp I think it looks a lot better. Prop tube is out now it looks as though it has been extended at some point. Also I'm thinking removing that packing piece will allow me the room to alter angle as required. Whatever the cause of the depression I can see that the putty, filler and glass concoction under motor platform is holding it where it is. It's actually breaking away from the hull on the other side so It looks like I should remove it all if possible and see what I'm left with.
Dave Yeah I thought about removing it as I think I need to change prop assembly anyway as it's still on 2BA threads. Is there a magic formula or something for prop angle? It was on IC the last time out I believe. Inside it looks as though the prop tube height has always been the same due to hole being just right size so to adjust it I just alter height on the outside or both? For the depression I'm no expert but wood feels dry and sound. May look into glass cloth etc later want to get stripping and repairs done first Bob Think I may take a break from stripping and if weather is ok tomorrow start to carefully cut/scrape putty away. the original wood may still be under there. If I have to replace wedge I'll have to work out the correct angle which I guessing I'll need motor and prop etc first? Thanks Carl
What seems like hours and hours I'm slowly making some headway with stripping the hull. What a job that is. I've also included pics for a couple of the concerns I've got, one of the prop tube exit which seem like putty to me and also one of a depression in the hull, which may or may not be caused by the motor platform (pic in first post). It may be wishful thinking but I hope that removing the platform and some of the filler it might pop back out... time will tell. Carl
Looked at a few sites for help and information with my first boat and this was the ONLY one that seems as it should be 'Helpful and Friendly'. Read a few posts and saw--- No clicks, no my boats better than your boat and no superiority complexes which is rare in a lot of groups or forums. Signed up straightaway.
Yeah pic makes it look narrower than it really is. At the moment flange is 1mm and the lip to window sits up against is 1mm. I can reduce these down to 0.5mm os so and keep roughly same dimensions and also add the center post which wasn't on plywood plates that came with boat.
HI Dave Thanks for pics Just posted some pics of my boat http://mdlbt.com/18342 <-- Hope I posted in correct place.. Sounds like I'd have been disappointed spending £30 on the plans. Heres a pic of what I'm trying to do with my printer. Whether or not they will look good on the boat when finished remains to be seen but having fun drawing and printing them while I can't do other work on boat.
Just a few pics to show what I'm starting with. I planned to give it a lick of paint get motor and electrics for it and go have a play. Decided since it needs to be sorted properly on outside. It's beyond my ability to pull it apart and start again so other than making it waterproof I hope to do as little as possible inside. I will be posting pics shortly of a couple of areas I'm concerned about but at the moment I've got plenty to do getting loads of paint off it 😭 Just added pic of salvage that was rattling inside when I got it..
HI I'm interested in buying plans of him for an old Sea Queen someone gave me. Needs a lot of work and being my first boat and a complete no nothing I was just wondering if the plans have dimensions on as I'm looking to put my 3d printer to use and use it to make replacement window frames etc. The ones on boat are a bit rough and difficult to measure to put in my CAD package. Done a couple already but the large side ones are ones I'm struggling with. Thx Carl