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    semi retired plumbing and gas heating engineer
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    Built, bought, collected over more years than l care to remember.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Slipper Launch
    4 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chris no i,m with you on the, if it gets the job done well hey ho away we go if lf we had a trained octopus to hold all the parts together
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    ๐Ÿ“ motor to prop shaft connection.
    4 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps thanks for your input. l will get myself a couple of different types of connectors. l do have a bit of movement to the angle and position of the motor. stay safe all Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ motor to prop shaft connection.
    4 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps just wondered what your opinions are on connecting the shaft to the motor.
    When l fixed in the propshaft l used a straight 4mm to 5mm conector to get it all as straight as possible this was with the motor fixed into position.
    My question is should l keep the straight brass connector or put the Knuckle joint type in.
    In my own mind the motor and shaft being straight l shouldnt need any type of flexi joint.
    I have enjoyed referbing this 1930 chriscraft runabout so dont really want to muck it up on the final furlong.
    over to you chaps stay safe, Jim Dogge.
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    ๐Ÿ“ aquarama riva prop shaft supports.
    5 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Colin thanks for the reply l dont think they are either brass or copper l have given them a good filing they are not coated.
    Has mentioned l will have to cut them down to fit so l will definitly find weather they are coated in anything.
    keep safe. Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ aquarama riva prop shaft supports.
    5 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    the metal can be soldered.
    Didnt mean to put up two posts my thumb hit the post reply on my laptop. hey ho!.
    cheers all please stay safe. Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ aquarama riva prop shaft supports.
    5 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps, l need to do a bit of alteration to my Rivas prop shaft supports l need to cut them down. Do any of you now what type of metal they are made of. The parts are quite heavy so l was wondering if they could be
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mainsail Winch
    5 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Andy b tried the cover for the sail winch didnt work what did work was the cord l used was the thinnest and strongest l could find in my case it was kevlar fishing line. l have 4 revolutions of the servo on my Robbe Smarge hardly takes up any room on the drum at all. l also threaded it through a couple of curtain screw eyes on the slider to keep it all in place.
    stay safe Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water cooling
    5 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps, l agree putting it on the bow, not a good idea as soon as the bow lifts thats your cooling liquid gone.
    l always try to keep the scoop within the circle of the prop l find that the prop wash keeps any weed or bits from entering the cooling pipework system.
    Also at low speed the prop is still forcing water around the cooling system.
    stay safe chaps. Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Drill set
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi guys, Shout out to Rogal 118 picked up quite a few bits and pieces from Lidls Glue, drills and some dremel bits.
    cheers mate, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Muskrat yes l agree the keels on the sarik boat plans seem to be much deeper and as you say the stern and rudder are different.
    l still think that it is a type of Bristol cutter just from its overall shape and rig but as l previously mentioned it may be the original builders idea and a one off.
    We have some very clever chaps on this site and more joining everyday l bet some one will recognise her.
    stay safe all, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water cooled ESC
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HI newby7 if you will be using brushless motors and esc,s l would advise some form of cooling they do tend to get hot under load.
    You can buy both inlet (waterscoop) and outlet at most hobby outlets.
    As for the plumbing l use silicone tube to connect everything together.
    Stay safe, Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps thankyou for all your interest in the pilot cutter l did look the sarik plans it seems to fall between the two. l think that a rather worthy shipmate has found a kit or just a hull and has put their own spin on it.
    l went down the rabbit hole of looking them up on you tube wow! there were some wonderfull boats out there, elderly ladies looking better now than when thier keels were first laid down.
    I think like most of us we have something on the back burner this is going to be one of them for a while.
    My Riva points accusing fingers at me then the Chris craft runabout joins in. The Pilot boat will just have to wait its turn.
    Stay safe, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Paults yes a very nice time lots of family and friends sharing food drink and some embarassing memories. The weights are a little difficult to examine in the boat, from the looks of them they appear to be pieces of round brass bar cut into sections to make up a required weight. The sail control cord is threaded through in a vertical zig zag pattern on brass rollers. so as the sail moves further out one will lift to its maximum then the next one will move upwards. When the sail starts to return the weights drop back and take up the returning sail control thread.
    I hope this helps stay safe all, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi paults l have never come across this type of sail control thats why l put it up on the forum.
    The make up of the parts is homemade, its to rough and ready to have been commercially produced, maybe it was somebodies idea and it never took off.
    stay safe chaps Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Tony the boat has a servo for the rudder. l dont want to dissapoint any body but l wont be able to get on with getting it shipshape till l have completed two other boats that keep giving me very accusing looks.
    if anyone is really interested in the sail control give me a pm and l will try to give more info and closer pictures by taking the complete things out of the boat.
    stay safe Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fibre glassing the hull
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Mturpin l did not know about a water based resin and have been very reluctant to use fiber glass or two part epoxy because they are so messy. Thank you for this.
    Stay safe. Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps as requested a few more pictures and some measurements. these are all in inches.
    She is 37 ins from nose to tail. bow sprit is another 10 ins
    7ins ins deck to keel bottom.
    53 ins from deck to very top of mast.
    and a beam of 12 ins.
    l have looked over it a little more it has a slot along the keel 24 ins long where a weighted keel was fitted, unfortunatly this is missing l will need a little help on how to determine the weight l will need.
    l am sure this was a kit as the the hull is fiberglass and the mast and booms are made of doweling. Also the sails are of nylon material.
    stay safe chaps JIm.
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps did it again accompanied a chum of mine to look at a boat that was up for sail. Again on the way there, no l dont need any more boats was the mantra l kept repeating, well this little lady made me into complete fibber.
    l seem to have found my cocaine, l cant resist a late 19th early 20th century small working craft. she is a little neglected but later on next year she will have a lot of affection poured all over her.
    together with my Maryvonne lobster boat l will be glad to have rescued them both back from being unloved and abandond.
    I have put up a couple of pictures one of the boat and the other of the sail control mechanism l have never seen anything like this before. lt moves a couple of sliding weights up and down, harder the wind blows the more sail control line is let out less wind the weight draw the sails back in. l know that one of you chaps will not only tell me what type of gaff rigged pilot boat it is and dose anyone recognise the the sail control mechanism.
    Please stay safe and have a very merry christmas. Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ cutting oak
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi tony,
    l have a Burgess, its almost as old as me but is in better condition. I have only used it for cutting curves and shapes, l don,t have a spacer or stop bar to measure against the blade to get a correct a thickness.
    I will look into that, never needed it so up till now never thought about it.
    stay safe jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ cutting oak
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps couple of weeks ago one of my neighbours had their kitchen replaced. The old work surfaces were solid oak they knew l made models from all sorts of wood so asked me if l would like any of it, yes please so took a couple 2x1 mtr lengths.
    Lovely 40 mm thick l thought l must be able to plank out a whole flotilla of boats
    only one problem cutting the oak down into useable strips. I own several different saws, bandsaw, table saw and slide compound saw.
    Great for general woodwork no good for cutting nice fine lengths of stripwood.
    Has anybody know a way or will being turned into cutting boards be their fate. Stay safe jim.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi shipmate thanks for the reply, my Riva is about 75% finished, interior all done some LED lighting fitted but l just cant get the glass like finish l want. I,m just completing some repairs to my wave princess when thats done I,ll have another go.
    stay safe, jim.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi shipmate, can l ask what type/ make of varnish you were using im trying to finish of my riva, l must have coated it at least six times and rubbed it back down six times l was unhappy with the finish always looked as tho it had fine grains of dust or something in the dried varnish.
    can l throw it out to one and all who,s make of clear varnish is the best l know that may be a very debateable topic but You cant have a Riva or chriscraft varnish finish looking speckled.
    Stay safe everybody. Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ O,Dear back to the building board.
    8 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Bob if your interested in a wave princess l still have the plan and build instructions.
    Regards Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ O,Dear back to the building board.
    8 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi guys thanks for the commiserations. It looks worse than it is l will have to complete the repair the way Colin H ( cheers Colin) described as there is a full bulkhead just behind the break, cant access it from the inside.
    Regards Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ O,Dear back to the building board.
    8 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps well today it finally happend l met up with a octogenarian with dodgy vision and a very fast electric boat.
    My poor wave princess speared and assaulted murder wasnt far away from my mind but l was calmed down and given a strong tea by my club mates.
    I have never had to carry out such a repair as this so l was thinking of doing a repair blog what do you chaps recon.
    And guess what, the old fool packed up his kit and didnt even say sorry.
    cheers all, Jim
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Atlantis
    8 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    wow, what a lovely vista, you are a very lucky fellow. On a summers day a good picnic it must be heaven.
    where is it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ model finishing.
    9 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi guys been trying to rub down the coats of clear varnish on my aqua riva. Going to have a real good moan about the quality of the wet and dry sanding sheets you can buy.
    I do soak the sheets well before l use them but after about two minutes of use they start to fray and fall apart and end up spoiling the finish.
    I have bought from several different outlets all turn out to be imported from the far east.
    Have any of you chaps had the same problem. Are there any makers of a quality product left in Britain or Europe.
    Stay safe, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ replacing prop shaft
    9 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps thanks for the replies on the prop angle. I need to raise the motor by about 5mm to get the prop and motor shaft as straight as possible doing this l will have to realign the prop shaft. originally the motor shaft and prop shaft were at an angle to one another.
    Cheers Bill for the prop idea having it just close enough to the rudder post so that if it does unscrew you don,t lose it. Brilliant.
    Cheers guys stay safe regards, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ replacing prop shaft
    9 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps, l new you would,nt let me down your suggestions for removing the prop shaft worked a treat. I cut the shaft down inside the hull as much as possible then then heated the tube on the outside of the hull. A quick twist with a pair of grips and Hey presto it was out.
    I want to throw in another question, is there a set distance between the rudder post and the prop or is it " if it looks right then it is right.
    Also l would like to change the angle of the tube downwards at the prop end by 5mm do you think that will that change the handling of the boat.
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    ๐Ÿ“ replacing prop shaft
    10 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cheers mouldbuilder best advice so far. Didnt think about cutting the shaft internally then useing a soldering iron tip internally in the shaft to heat up it up.
    cheers stay safe. jim
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