This forum has come up trumps again 😁 Managed to clue up with Bryan the Pirate who lives just over a mile from me. After 2 hours of his time tonight I now know the next step in trying to get my project on the water. Adding together information and help from this forum and a face to face with Bryan I now have no excuse in moving forward. Thanks for tonight Bryan and thanks to the Model Boat.
Hi Jarvo If you search with just 017000594-0 it does come show but only 19mm by 16mm hole spacing. There is another mount in the item like section but this looks to be small hole spacing as well. Cheers Neil
Hi Jarvo, Thanks for confirmation on mount was a little unsure as it all looks a little small compared against brush motor mounts. The mount was from hobby king and was only £3.50 but then postage on top luckily made it worth my while with purchase of a new setup 😁
Unfortunately I don't know any of the skippers but the feelers are out through some my museum contacts. The 1502 boat is the one I think you can hire out for half an hour but 300 quid is a little on my own and it can take ten so looking for some takers at work. Should be a laugh. You were lucky to get before it all shutdown then.
Hi Dave - like the talc idea which will be next weekend as my old man is down for the weekend and we are out and about all over the place. May even get a chance on an evening if Mrs Mac allows operations in the house lol. Which will allow me to move on next weekend. Hi Doug - nothing lost in translation always intended to finish off with filler for cosmetics probably just my application and communication on here lol. I must admit that 5min stuff is bloody quick setting it is definitely PANIC it's going off NOW 😂😂😂
Hi Doug - you're spot on as always it was two different batches. The inside was a 5 minute working and the outside a 30 minute working type epoxy. Thinking was longer on the outside to make sure all holes were filled which has worked sort of. HI Dave - the day did it was lovely and warm so thought I'd be on a winner. I've tried a hair dryer on medium heat but the epoxy goes runny 😣😣. I think I'm going for the removal option a bit of 5 min type epoxy and then finish off with filler. There was still some space filler on the first attempt at epoxy but there'll be more this time. Thanks for advice again I will get this right 🤣🤣
Went for a wander today with my old man to the Naval Museum and these are alongside having been restored by the apprentices and restoration trust. No fire boats though. 102 can be hired out at £300 for half a hour and takes 10 people not bad for £30 each. More photos added.
Retirement is the way ahead and I bet you're busier now than when at work. My old man is always complaining there is not enough time in the day 😁😁😁😁 I think I need to fill a little more on the right hand side as it's sunk back a little but like you say just leave to dry for a good while. I presume the cosmetics you talk about is for streamlining over the top of the epoxy and trying to sand the epoxy back?
Sometimes I hate work it gets in the way but I've managed to get the first fix for the prop tube at last now to leave for a while as work and courses in the way again. I have also managed to open the hole for rudder guide and presume this needs a bit of expoxy resin to secure it in place? The oiler is also fitted and a bit of cleaning of the inner hull to remove some of the old paint ready for sanding sealer coat after I've mounted and aligned the motor - not looking forward to that at all if past experience is anything to go by. But now the old mount is out there is more space and the prop and shaft is at a much better angle thanks to Dave and Doug😁😁
Dave I won't take any photos yet as it's literally just the hull. You may remeber last year you provide loads of help on my plywood delamination issue and the build blog is still there which shows me reducing her to nothing and making new superstructure side from scratch. The rest of her is in boxes 😂😂😂😂
Well that's her soaking in epoxy 😁😁. I've applied a thin coat to the newly exposed wood and now plugged the water pick up hole. Resized the the rudder hole to take the new rudder tube but decided not to fix just yet. Today has been hectic and not spent as much time on her as I would have liked but no point in rushing it as it's been 6 years to get to this stage 😁😁😁😁
Thanks for everything tonight learning more each time I'm on here and at the moment its keeping me out of trouble😁😁😁 Paul - I was looking through my bits of paperwork today and found a letter from Peter when I joined this site 6 years ago - yes that's how I've been going on this project. The letter was to do with the actual fireboat and what colour grey was used so at one point I was quite far on. Then it all went wrong with delamination of the plywood and major misalignment issues. Peter was a great a guy and really helpful
Paul - luckily I have a new shaft as purchased one the other as Dave said about about making sure it true before fitting due to vibration issues later on if it wasn't true. Doug - I'm going to go for your's and Dave suggestion of fitting a fillet as to be honest it sounds easier and like Paul says its underwater so wont be seen and if it ever gets in the water wouldn't want to lose it on first trip out😁😁😁
Doug no nut and bolt honest 😜😜 What is this fillet you and Dave talk about and how is it achieved as I presume its easier than fitting the support and drilling more holes in the keel? Also now I've extended the hole I obviously exposed new wood do I need to apply sanding sealer before applying glue or just slap it one. Do the photos look OK to start gluing??
I like the layout of yours pmdevlin as its shows me that the bulkhead behind the motor isn't actually structural and I did struggle with it today ended up cutting a section out of it to ease the motor in.