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Hi chaps, a very happy new year to you all. I have been given a fiberglass hulled boat it has a nice wood deck and cabin. My question is. Is it or can the hull be planked to suit the deck planking. Hi chaps thank you for the replies to my original post, yes l do agree that a piccy or two may of been helpful so here are a couple of pictures Jim dogge.
Hi all does anybody recognise this old model l have been given she,s in good nick but needs a serious update. the chap who gave it to me said the model belonged to his grand father and is at least 40 years old ( l can believe it the speed controller looked like a clock face with lots of wires comming from it.) She,s 24 ins long and 10 ins wide. been kept in a dry loft so some of the joints have come apart.
Hi all l bought what was called at the time a Trans mit must be nearly 25 years ago made by a mob called MM developments lovely piece of kit kept my pandies warm and dry and still acomodates the newer type of transmitter with screens and a christmas tree of switches and twiddly knobs.
Hi mike wow l think l will have to give your sanding sheets a try my perma grit tools were £20 to £30 quid over 20 a go years ago. As in the name of my boats l seem to have more money than sense. thanks for the tip jim.
Hi nonsuch are the sanding plates your describing the same as the Perma Grit tungsten carbide sanding tools. I have had my block sanders now for over 20 years and they are as good now as they day l bought them. quick coat of nitromores then a rub with brass wire brush good as new these are probably some of the best tools l own.
last pictures l posted l painted the wave princess l changed my mind and decided to go for some planking on the decks and cabin roofs l have also done a little bit of tarting up using some brass welding rod and brass tube l am quite pleased with the out come so far. these piccys are about a month old now so she has had a god rub down and given six coats of clear varnish. l will post more piccys when l have installed the windows and frames.
Hi chaps just purchased some modern style cleats. which way round should they fit, bulb end towards the bow or pointy end towards the bow. As you can see l know a lot about how to fit out a cabin cruiser. cheers jim dogge.
hi chaps it seems that prop sizeing is either a dark art or complete guesswork. Or is it, the flyboys have a formula weight / thrust to the motor output then to calculate the prop size for the aeroplane. I dont suppose this will keep me awake at night but am still curious.
Hello mate don't bother with any downloads just give me an address on the private message service and l will send a nice Chrisp copy of the wave princess plan l have. There are assembly instructions on the MB website with a list of Materials/parts l wouldn't bother it's been copied so many times it's almost unintelligible. Anyways good luck with the building and if l can give you any help on size or materials ( my princess is a 30 odd year old kit) l will try and help. Good luck Jim.
Hi martin, yeah stuff comming from places far and wide are a pain in the stern. Bullet connections (the type they use on cars) are ok not sure if used on greater current and amps they wont melt. I built more aeroplanes with electric power trains and l found that if l stayed with one or two types of connections it was much easier to keep a little collection of spares. EC3 and EC5 are the Blue coloured plastic/brass bullet plugs you can buy. have a look on Hobbyking web site at lipo batteries it will show you all the connections that are out there. jim dogge
Hi westquay. that looks like a 2200 3 sel battery if it is and it has a black deans connector on it (they are usually yellow) in my opinion they are the best. XT60 if it is put a male xt 60 on the battery side of the esc and your own chosen bullet connectors on the esc to motor. I like to use ec3 or ec5 (depending on current draw) with a different coloured heat shrink seal, on each one. it helps if you need to reverse the the rotation of the motor. Take a look on line at the way the electric flyboys link it all together you will also get an idea of the connctions. Hope this helps. jimdogge
Hi ian another thought have a look on the wave princess history l know some body else put up some plans/drawings and assembly instructions these are the plans l have so if they are what you want. I shall get it printed for you. jim.
Hi mate lm not to sure on how we communicate between members, not been on the M B website for long my self. l can get a copy of the plan printed up dont want paying for the plan just make a donation to the website. I think one of the a adjudicators may be able to explain how to communicate without putting to many personal details out onthe web. ok jim.
Hi snowballs, dont know if this helps I have the original plan from a norstar wave princess but its not to scale it seems to be 2 thirds of the size to the finished model you are welcome to a copy if you want it. Jim dogge.
Hi chaps jim dogge here, im just about ready to fit out my wave princess with some sort of motor and bits. I have allsorts of outrunners and ESC to match aeroplanes but havent a clue as to where to start. A 1.5 diesel, whats that equivalant too is the weight thrust formula the same for boats. l would prefer to stay with out runners, the cooling aspect is no problem l did it for a living. a prop size how is that worked out for a boat.
Hi chaps here are a few photos of the of my Wave Princess. Never built a boat before but, she looked so lonely and abandoned l just had to do something with her. picked up the partly built hull and box of bits from Avicraft in bromley it was among a collection of old model aeroplanes l think the original builder now sails with St peter. The aft cabin was completely crushed down and somebody had given it a coat of brown stain. Not very appealing. still always been a silly sod for a pretty girl.
very new at building boats always been an aeroplane balsa basher picked up a3/4 built wave pricess and thought l would finish it off. l have the plan from the original kit but it is not to scale nor does it show any of the parts l seem to have most of the wood parts plus a few extra sheets of balsa and sheet of 1/8 hard wood.l can usually follow a plan but a little in the dark has anyone got the build instructions especially where the removable front section buts up to the cabin. most confusing.