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    ๐Ÿ“ Lady Jane
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Andy that sounds good I will PM you to discuss

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    ๐Ÿ“ Lady Jane
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    I have acquired some Maxwell Hemmens original GRP hulls, some are for sale but I need the build manual either for the GRP hull or the Plank on frame either will help me to make a start on a build

    ๐Ÿ“ Drifter Trawler Boat Formidable LT100
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Thanks for all your replies they are most helpful

    ๐Ÿ“ Drifter Trawler Boat Formidable LT100
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Has anybody built a Drifter Trawler Boat Formidable LT100
    Im looking for plans and instruction manual and any pictures of a build

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Chis my method of holding the planks is a wooden clamp where the pin sticks in the sub deck slightly away from the plank and the wooden clamp pushes down on the plank holding it in place avoiding any marks to the new plank, but I do like your method and will give it a go next time.

    ๐Ÿ“ Deans Marine
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Unfortunately I had abusive language from Mr Dean some years ago when I queried a refund issue so I no longer use his services

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Chris I too haven't been on the site much myself so missed your post, anyway I hope your back on the road to recovery the progress looks good

    ๐Ÿ“ City of Sheffield Tyne lifeboat
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Roger a great result a testament to your building skills.
    A subject close to my heart, I look in despair sometimes at the flood of 3D printed parts that take away the traditional skill of model making from raw materials its nice to see your efforts.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fibreglass hulls
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    I'm looking for a Hull length of 40" / 42" would be ideal, to carry a pay-load of around 6 LBs
    Does anybody have details of a seller?

    ๐Ÿ“ Full Steam Ahead
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Gary , yes I think your right because I was surprised by the weight of the boiler alone when I unpack it ,so yes I will be making that check first.
    Andi1 the blog on the Inga iv is already a long way through


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    ๐Ÿ“ Full Steam Ahead
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    I placed an order last September for my Christmas present from my wife and it arrived today. The push that made me go for steam was after a visit to a fellow modeller who is a "master of steam" and he showed me around his most impressive workshop and the steam models he had made.

    GaryLC (Captain) kindly gave me a twin cylinder oscillating steam engine and a hull to get me started in steam.
    So Gary we are "Full Steam Ahead"

    PS it may be a while before I start the new project as I have the Inga IV yacht to finish first.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Winch setup finally decided
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Great winch layout

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wheelhouse Windows
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Very inventive way of cutting out the windows, I did exactly the same when cutting my window frames for the Marlin only using a mini pedestal drill

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MV Sarinda
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Some great pictures as they say-
    "A picture paints a thousand words", however some words would be good to explain your building techniques, that would help others in their quest to improve their building skills.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sea rover cabin cruiser
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Schmango it would have been nice to see some pictures of the detailed work you carried out.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Kathryn - a Thames Bawley - 5
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Flax, your system is very much like mine as you say it needs to be removed easily I also have just 2 screws to remove the whole winch system

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi flaxbybuck the 4mm eyes will screw down into the hull, the only part visible will be the three eyes on each fitting that attach to the turnbuckles along with a touch of epoxy
    PS I may put a nut directly under the brass fitting as well

    ๐Ÿ“ Rigging
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    The rigging for each mast was originally fastened to the deck with a rather unsightly piece of brass wire looped through the deck and glued underneath. I was sure I could improve on this however it may not be to everybodyโ€™s taste but a you may have noticed if thereโ€™s an easy way and a hard way I usually go for the hard way which tends to be much more time consuming and more difficult but for me much more enjoyable.
    I wanted the rigging to be easily assembled at the lakeside so attaching the wires must be easily done; each wire has a turnbuckle at its end to tension the wires with an attachment point directly by a 4mm eye. I have decided to use a fishermenโ€™s device, which is normally for attaching a trace wire (I think) itโ€™s just a quick way of attaching the wire (this may change on final assembly it could end up as a simple hook (picture later)) This device then attaches to the eye, which is fastened to the deck. As I said in the original plan, it shows a piece of 1mm brass wire pushed through the deck and epoxied under the deck leaving a loop on deck. Although this works, I wanted to do something a bit more robust and challenging and bring a bit of finesse to the yacht. Therefore, I produced a fitting for each of the four securing positions.

    These were made from 1.5mm brass sheet which was cut and filed to the double bulge on deck and straight on the sides the joint line was also filed to the curve of the sides to make a snug fit the two pieces were then silver soldered to form an angle piece. After trimming and polishing each piece had the 3 holes drilled and tapped M2 to take treaded eye bolt fitting, these will go through the deck and help make a secure fitting

    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    The real yacht, I'm not sure when the real yacht was first built.

    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Thanks Chris, Ill be interested in your findings.

    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Do we have any experts in sail making, especially material types
    I'm making sails for an Inga IV



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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Hi Chris not been on the site for a while however your alternative build seems to be going really well I look forward to seeing the finished yacht

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Updated mechanism
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Great stuff Graham I'm glad to see you back. It seems a lot of the old crew have not been very active lately, I'm not sure if that's a permanent situation, I hope not.
    Anyway back to your latest creation, as you will remember I'm more the mechanical solution type and I really admire your electronic ability, I'm afraid as soon as the wires enter the circuit board I'm lost.

    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and prop shaft issues
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Your noise is simply the joint, you would be better spending your time aligning the shaft and motor exactly and using a solid joint, use some hard rubber in your motor mount which will remove most of the noise transmitted though the solid mounting and the hull acting like an old horn gramophone.

    ๐Ÿ“ Non true brass prop shaft in a kit.
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    The only way is to hold the shaft in a lathe chuck and using a dial indicator tap it until it reads true
    I have found many commercial shafts out of true and so I always make my own they are so easy to make not requiring any specialist machines just hand tools. I use K&N brass tube and standard silver steel with Olite or phosphor bronze bushes in each end. The most difficult part is threading the shaft but with care can be done successfully (agreed best done in the lathe), and its cheaper.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ra IngaIV finished ?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Well done for a great job a really nice piece of design.
    I wish I were near to finishing mine as I have a steam powered model waiting in the wings

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Window frame
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    Beautiful work you must be really pleased with the result

    ๐Ÿ“ Again back to the masts.
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    The masts are proving to be a monumental task, who would think the addition of a few LEDs would cause such an amount of additional work however, this is the part I enjoy solving problems and making things. In a past page I showed the wires being hidden in a brass tube going up the mast (it was previously used as an aerial), it was now time to attach the LEDs and devise a cover of some sort.
    First attach the LEDs leaving as much wire as possible to enable the LEDs to be fixed in the housings and also to solder to and as close to the shortened legs of the LEDs without damaging them and making it as small as possible. I think I can contain the LEDs in a space measuring 12 x 6 x 6.and a strap to fasten them to the Mast.
    I want to keep the cover in keeping with all the other fittings of the Yacht so Iโ€™m using 0.010" brass sheet . To make a container of suitable size I am going to make a press tool to form them making them uniform throughout. A small piece of brass bar will be durable enough to make a press tool that will last for 10 containers. Using a 6mm slot drill I cut the required slots using removable end pieces making it easier to remove the finished parts from the tool.
    I first cut the developed shape in a piece of thin card to test the tool. Satisfied that it will work I make a first sample test piece in 0.010โ€ brass sheet, placing it in position I pull down on the drill press, the piece folds, but tears on one corner, the solution is to pre-bend the sides before using the press tool so that the wings Iโ€™ll be soldering donโ€™t catch as it folds. A second sample proves much more satisfactory and forms a very pleasing result. Fast Forward and cut another 9 sample developed pieces and hope they bend up as good as the first one, they do.
    The next job is to make another jig to hold the box while the wings are soldered to secure the box shape this is simply a piece of wood with pins to hold the shape as its soldered. I now have to drill all the holes, one for the LEDs and two fastening holes either side. Each box is trimmed and polished before finally fitting each one to the mast. I need to ensure that there is no possibility of short circuit so I made 10 more boxes out of thin paper, which I can glue in position. I will leave them off the mast until final assembly.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGInga 1V
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    That's an interesting change of plan, My next project is a similar dilemma as its a hull with a different superstructure with sails and a steam plant

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rudders
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Admiral)
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    This isn't really a build blog its more suited to the forum.
    Ask the administrator to move it Its Stephen, he is in the support section



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