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    πŸ’¬ The bow blocks & outer keel
    3 months ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I read somewhere that if you diagonally plank a hull that can give you concave hulls. I have never done this but would be interested to hear from people who have.

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    πŸ“ Brixham trawler IBEX
    5 months ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Sam,

    Yes, a Monoperm Super I think it is. it is only small as I reckon the original would only have had a small motor.

    I had issues with getting the rudder to work because the rudder shaft is at an angle. Another thing I'm anticipating is the size of the rudder; it may need to be increased in size.

    I think that thinking how problems can be overcome is half the fun!

    Edward

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    πŸ“ Brixham trawler IBEX
    5 months ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Sam,

    I guess so. if you want to be technical I suppose you need to think where your centre of gravity is, and where your centre of effort is from the sails etc.

    Are you going to cast the keel or make it up?

    Edward

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    πŸ“ Brixham trawler IBEX
    5 months ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Samnewbie
    I have a Cariad which is wooden hulled at twice scale. I decided to use a false keel but as I bought the hull completed needed to retro-fit one. I agree with you! if you can fit the tube as early on as possible it will make life a bit easier. My keel needs to be about 12kg and the tube is a couple of inches behind the mast. I am still trying to cast the keel; I'm now on my fourth attempt!

    I have calculated the keel weight and plan on it being about 1kg lighter than need be. This will allow me to finely trim the boat up once complete.

    Good luck with yours.

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    πŸ“ Props
    1 year ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Clockwise, looking at it from the photo.

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    πŸ“ Ebay Horrors
    1 year ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I can only agree with your advice. I have had similar experiences and would like to add, always pay using PayPal. I know Paypal's fees to a seller are high but this shouldn't effect you. Anyway, I'm glad it worked out for you. Edward

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    πŸ’¬ paddle tug Aid
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi,
    I have a copy which I bought new in the early 70s for 60p! There is no ISBN number. The original was published in 1948 so my version is a reprint from 1971.
    Aid looks a nice boat which should make an interesting model. I am looking forward to reading how construction proceeds and the techniques you adopt. Good luck with it!
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    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great.
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    πŸ’¬ progress
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi. Looking good.
    Are you happy that you won't get any water ingress? it looks like the tightening screw will be below the waterline.
    Edward

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    πŸ“ Brixham trawler IBEX
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A detachable bulb keel will result in a more stable sailing experience. The further away the weight is from the centre of buoyancy the better.

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    πŸ“ Brixham trawler IBEX
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi

    With my sailing pilot cutter Cariad, when the hull was largely complete I put her in the bath an put weights in until the waterline was reached. I then weighed the weights. I then tried to make the bulb keel slightly lighter to allow for trimming.

    I would make provision for the bulb keel at an early stage of construction. I didn't do this and it was a right pain!

    Good luck

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    πŸ’¬ CERVIA "TUG" 54" (4.5 foot long)
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi,
    I had one of these too although she is now sold. I bought my hull from Greenwich Maritime Models but they are now well gone. She will be an impressive model when finished although personally I would not use an ic engine.
    Best of luck
    Edward

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    πŸ’¬ Turbine boat
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Les

    I enjoy problem solving, in essence. Currently I'm building a twice scale Cariad, a Bristol pilot sailing boat. Currently I have a 12kg bulb keel to cast; I'm on my third attempt! Still, it's fun.

    I'm interested to hear how you get on with yours. Do you have any drawings you could put on line?

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    πŸ’¬ Turbine boat
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks interesting! I can guess what some of the things in the photos do, but not all. What dimensions and weight is the completed model?
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    πŸ“ fire boat
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Joy's of working! I didn't think I'd miss work when I retired but I certainly miss the drawing office and photocopiers! Make the most of your facilities while you can!

    Happy modelling,

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    πŸ“ Design bits
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Tom

    Thank you for this. You have added to my knowledge; not that there was much there!

    Regards

    Edward
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    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi,

    Please pardon my ignorance, but what does CLR stand for?

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    πŸ’¬ X System
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    How does this work?
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    πŸ’¬ Sea Breacher
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi,
    I had some special bearings from Francis Fern. This was about 12 years ago and I don't have his contact details. These bearings had a close fitting O ring and needed greasing.
    Best of luck
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    πŸ“ RAF rttl D2763
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    If you look at http://www.rafboats.co.uk/ you will see a lot more than Fireboats.
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    πŸ“ RAF rttl D2763
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi,
    Looks like fun! I would have thought my first port of call would be the National Maritime Museum then I would try the German equivalent. What scale are you thinking of?
    If you are going for a small model you could draw your own based on the photos of the boat and her sisters.
    Good luck
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    πŸ“ I PHONE APP
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That sounds very similar to my iPad.
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    πŸ“ I PHONE APP
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Stephen,
    My iPad only allows me to open Recent posts now and again (like now), so I haven't been able to explore its features. I have had to use Safari to view.
    Regards
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    πŸ’¬ HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi
    This looks interesting. What size boiler are you using and what sized burner?
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    πŸ“ Torpedo props
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have never cast resin but am currently casting lead. You need to ensure that you can extract the final product and that you can get the air out of the mould while you are casting. I suggest you look at something like Google or uTube. Alternatively someone on this site may be able to advice you. Whatever you do, please let me know how you get on!

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    πŸ“ Torpedo props
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, Are these for working torpedo S or static? I would guess static. Presumably the two you already have are OK. Could you make a mould and cast new ones up?
    Edward

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    πŸ’¬ Applying the waterline.
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What happens in the full sized boats?

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    πŸ“ ronseal
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I would have thought that any good internal varnish should be fine. Try them and see.
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    πŸ“ Anchor Chain
    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    But apparently it must be fresh; it does not store well.

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    2 years ago by cenbeth ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here here!

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