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Rod

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Member No. 4070
Registered 15th Feb 2017
Last Online 22nd May 2017
City Palmerston North
Country New Zealand
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 0
Photos Posted 118
Likes Received 66
Likes Given 39
38 Total Posts
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Lieutenant
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
50 points away from Commander!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 0
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 40
Photos Response 3 27
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Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 40
Blog Post 5 35
Blog Response 3 51
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Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 39
Received Likes 2 118
350 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Dave Your right there I intend to slope the sides ever so slightly with clay attached to the sides of the balsa wood as this will enable easier seperation of the mould Thanks for your continued interest in the project Looking forward to putting it all together eventually Cheers

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Removed first hull from mould Had a few problems with the release but all OK now so onwards and upwards !! Laid profile for top deck now and starting the clay shaping Should be a bit easier than the hull and hope to have this ready for moulding shortly I intend to cover it with silicone first to get a good impression and back it up for strength with fibreglass strengthened casting plaster I will then lay the fibreglass in the mould and gradually build it up for the finished article Well that's the theory at this stage lol Will keep in touch with progress but going well and I am happy with the results so far

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
Thanks for the info We are well on the way to sorting it out now thanks The guy that did the original take from the mould used gell coat which I didn't want as it chips too easy on the river rocks and I don't think he used the correct release agent either However all good now and should have a new one off shortly I have commenced the top half now and will use a silicone mould strengthened with fibreglass and plaster over the back of it to hold in place I have done this before and should have done again on the original mould Slow learner aye !! Lol It is going to look just fine when it is all finished Will post a photo of it when the next hull comes off Cheers

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
Good one !! So am I lol

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
Yea I realise a lot of what you say is correct but I left it to a so called expert/specialist to do it for me and I did not exercise the control I should have Big mistake aye !! No problem though the next one should be OK and as I said I will be doing the second part differently Thanks so much for your input and interest and I hope shortly I will be able to post a photo of a very nicely finished hull When it is all finished I am sure it will look and perform superbly Cheers

Jet Sprint Boatb by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Have a read of my earlier reply yesterday Could have been better but next one will be great Cheers

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Hi Wayne Had a bit of a problem with fibreglass V plaster reaction so just altering the mould slightly and new hull being laid now Should be OK now and I am just about to commence the top/ deck mould but will do the mould in silicone and back it with plaster so I don't get the reaction I experienced first time round I have done a fair amount of sculpture before and always used silicone so I should have know better lol Will keep you posted and thanks for your interest

Jet Sprint Boatb by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
Just laid first fibreglass hull Pulling it out tomorrow

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
All up now Wayne

Clay Removal by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
Yea you might be right about the petrol engine Will give it some thought

Clay Removal by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
Have removed plaster cast from the clay mould and very pleased with the results Will now have some fibreglass hulls taken off by a specialist (not me ) lol Now onto the next stage forming the top half so it's back to the clay again so here's hoping it goes as well Will update progress again shortly

Progress on Jet Sprint hull by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Wayne It's length is 1025 mm x width 460mm This is 1/4 scale as most Jet Sprint boats are about 4 + metres in length I will have to get a mate to help me turn the mould over to remove the hull as I've just worked out it's weight is over 100 kilos 😰😰 Bit too heavy for this old fella lol Cheers and thanks for your kind words Rod

Progress on Jet Sprint hull by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Completed all the clay work. Now set in casting plaster and waiting to see how it turns out in a few days time Have used 50 kgs of clay and 50 kgs of casting plaster so far. Next target is designing the top of the boat and back to clay and plaster again whilst the hull is being gell coated and fibreglassed Will report on the casting result shortly

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Sorry I missed your question re driver You can get them at IFlyTailies Very good selection and realistic looking Cheers

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
No problem I need 4.5 hp and I can get that with a water cooled electric motor I am using the same jet motor that the NZ manufacturers of the real sprint jet use on their r c models they make I had a long chat with them and they are happy with the single jet Thanks for your interest in any case it is appreciated and we will all see how it turns out and hopefully performs Cheers Rod

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Will do Cheers

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Will do Cheers Rod

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Dave I had checked those ones out but I need a larger unit for the 1/4 scale probably a 50 The ones by Kehrer are 28 's Thanks though for your interest it is much appreciated Great site for information when you need it Cheers

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Yea ha ha got some of that too !!

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Yea your so right there !! Got to get our priorities right aye 😄✔️

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi You can source the jet units from Gravitix I am looking at the 50 mm unit Watch the progress on the hull and if you still want one just let me know Can't give you a price at this stage as development Costs are ongoing at the moment Nice to hear from you Cheers

Jet Sprint Boat by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Have been trying to source a 1/4 scale hull for a jet sprint boat but not successful so decided to make my own Borrowed a small model identical to the one I wanted and set to scaling it up by 2.5 times I have shown the start of the journey and will continue to post development until it is in action Have sourced 1/4 scale driver and navigator together with jet unit and electric water cooled motor which will need to produce 3 to 4 hp to drive the jet unit shaft Hope you all like it because it's been really interesting so far I should be in a position to pour the mould shortly and then have a fibreglass hull taken off😆

HMCS Agassiz by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Will do but having trouble programme accepting the video of it sailing

HMNZS Te Kaha by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Scratch built model of New Zealand Frigate completed 17 years ago Sailed well but now ready for refit with new engines and more modern RC fittings Will complete a Build Blog when I commence the refit

Engine run up and testing by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
The boat is now completed and just need to test steam engine smoker and asdic sound system before launching

HMCS Agassiz by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Dave Nice to hear from you again Yes the total superstructure and mast are removable to get into the steam engine The engine is manufactured by Saito and is a single screw with single boiler and pressurises up to about 60 psi Heated with a methanol fueled burner and runs on full steam for about 25 minutes The unit runs very smoothly and creates smoke through a built in smoke generator for more realism Cheers Rod

HMCS Agassiz by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
This ship was scratch built other than the hull which was supplied by Fleetscale over a period of six months

HMCS Agassiz by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Valid File this time

HMCS Agassiz by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
These little corvettes were the backbone of the Atlantic defence of the supply convoys from Halifax Canada to Britain from 1942 to 45 Here she is with steam engine engaged for checking before recent sailing complete with Asdic sound This was used to echo signal of enemy submarines to pinpoint their position

HMCS Agassiz by Rod Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Some more close ups of Agassiz