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Hi Sonar, I think the wheelhouse would look nice toward her Stern! Lift the Wheel House about an 1" or so, to give the wheelhouse good visibility facing her bow. And have her fishing hardware facing forward towards the bow!
Hi Sonar, Why not try two Mtroniks Viper Marine ESC! http://www.cornwallmodelboats. co.uk/acatalog/mtroniks-viper2 5.html Or http://www.cornwallmodelboats. co.uk/acatalog/electronize-FR3 0HX.html Both ESC's Available from Cornwall Model Boats, Just an idea Ed
OK, I have three Tugboats one cabin cruiser and one speed boat! And if you saw the amount of room I have, you would wonda how. Of course let's not forget the two 43" barges I have! And two foam Barges There is no set number to how many you have it's a hobby! Did I neglect to mention it's addicting.......... Where's my next Build? LOL😁 Oop's I forgot to mention one foam pier!
Hi Glyn44, Have you tried looking at the top upper most corner on the right. Their you will see the toggle (Active Users) sound on/off and to be able to close that panel! Look at the upper right hand corner of the website... Also you may have your text size really high. Hope this helps...
Hi Dave, I found an 1/2" chisel at the local Dollar Store! Next step will be to draw a chisel line around the hull. Seems like there's a lot of work ahead of me! But, for now will work on a clock the wife brought home from the thrift shop... Also under the weather, The grandchildren were by, left me with a cold.😭
Good Morning Dave, Thank You, I looked and found what I need!👍 Great advice, I won't make the angel myself. am going to look into purchasing ready made angles. As for the chisel I'm thinking 1/4", What do you think?
Hi Dave, Thanks for the recommendation of the Plexus MA360 Adhesive, I will look in to it! and to think of it the other day while I was in the Dollar store, I saw a small chisel didn't think much of it. Who would have thought I'd need it now. I need to look in to getting some angled plasticard! or just some plasticard sheets and make the angels myself! Thanks Mark, I'm afraid the torch idea is out of the question. The hull has a support frame that runs along the inside, so the light won't show on the outside! I think the Plasticard root is the way I'm going. I will keep you all posted...👍 Ed
The outer hull area in all plastic. I can't add a fillet to her stern insides there's no access. Strange design of the transom! Her outer hull is made up of 1/8 plastic! I think it's PVC! What would you recommend I use to take the paint off without damaging the plastic? looks as if a trip to the local hobbyshop is in order. I need to see if I can find some "MEK's". I think in the case of San Pedro there's a lot of pressure from the weight she carries! 21lbs to be exact. Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated, on how to go about scraping the hulls seam without nicking the hull. Any idea's.....
I have found a piece of plastic that came from the transom! it's the right size for the stern area which I believe is leaking! The seam looks as if it's separating, so maybe I'll reinforce the seam! As you can see from the picture on the right. The seam is slowly starting to separate.😡😭 What a shame I haven't even taken it to the pond yet!
Ok, I have found a suspected leaky seam, But i'm not sure if this is where the water is coming in from yet! I do know this seam is below the waterline! going to have to seal it some how! What procedure should I use any advice is welcomed...
Hi Paul, Thanks, Yes every one's advice is well welcomed. I also like your advice about the Syringe with the little hose attached to it! I think I'll look for the seam that's leaking. I'll fix that and also buy a water pump for good measure.... Ed
Hi Mark, The rudder tubes are well above the water line! But I'll check them out. And the prop shafts were greest properly But i will recheck! I think I'm going to have to look at all the seams! Thanks for the advice, 👍 Hi Dave, The glue i used was Zap-a-Gap, also so Z-Poxy for the wood structure! I'm going to go over the hull and see if I can trace the leak! I suspect a seam that's on the bottom of the hull. That's where I felt the leak when I picked up the hull. But who know exactly where the water is coming from. I'll keep you posted, Thanks for your input really appreciate it 👍 Ed PS. I'm looking into the UHU Plus Acrylit!
I had San Pedro in the bath a day ago, Just doing a seaworthiness test! I think she was in the water for about 5hrs, needles to say she took on about 4oz of water! I didn't realize until a day later when I picked her up to put her back in the water. I saw a water stain didn't pay to much attention to it. I went to turn on her running system. As you can imagine I had a look of dread, when I saw all that water and no pump to pump it out of the engine room... I took the batteries out, they suffered no damage. The electronics was pulled out and dried! I left the superstructure off so the engine room can dry. It will be a few weeks of drying, before I can try to access where the leak is coming from.😡😡😡 But I think it's all the weight she carries. 21lbs is quite a bit to carry! Oh, well I'll figure it out later...😭😭😭