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    ๐Ÿ“ Folding Bulwark????!
    3 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The strap hinge could also have had a fixed pin on one half and a loop on the other in the same way farm gates are hinged. When the bulwark was folded down it could be slid sideways and off the hinge pins to remove it. When in its upright position it could not move sideways so could not come off of the pins.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C. Berry
    3 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The width of the keel bulb is not that relevant but you do need to make the front and back of both the bulb and the fin pointy.
    The back is as important as the front because the water behind the bulb will form a vortex and produce drag. Everything you see on an aeroplane wing is equally true for you keel.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Folding Bulwark????!
    3 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Whilst the photo and others comments are for the bulwark opening like gates the plans the OP has show a dotted line on the deck implying, IMO, that the bulwark folds inwards to lay flat on the deck. The dotted line representing where the bulwark would lay.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Clamp Chaos
    3 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I'm assuming this will be a planked hull in which case would it not have been better to build the hull upside down?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C. Berry
    3 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    In order to go about you need the boat to retain some momentum whilst the sails are not filled.
    I think the bluntness of both the keel bulb and its fin are producing sufficient drag to loose way during the turn.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Uploading pics
    3 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You don't need the manual for this bit.
    Have you found the lead and plugged it into your computer.
    If you have then in the file system of your computer you should see another drive listed (will most likely be the name of your camera). Open that drive and look at the list of folder names possibly 'Pictures' or 'DCIM'.
    When you have found the folder containing your pictures you can go through them and find the ones you want to copy over to your PC.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Deck beams & keel
    4 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    So did you just cut out a triangular shape or build in some shape by changing the shape of the luff and leach?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Cabin detail part 4 Steering wheel
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You, my friend, are way too good at this.
    Consider my hat well and truly doffed.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Cooling coil
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I'm new to this and was told by the guy who gave me the motor that this was the thing to do. He says the coil still provides cooling and says the warm water coming from the stern is all the evidence needed.
    We will see if he is right.
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    ๐Ÿ“ All hooked up, nowt happens...
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Bit more info.
    The donor has come back with some basic instructions for the ESC but I already have more than that from my searches.
    He also lent me a program 'Card' which is very easy to use and seems to confirm that I have a very basic ESC. The card has 12 levels of settings on the instructions but the ESC only recognises 4 items and then within each item does not have all the setting levels.
    Have set it best I can for now but will go find me a better ESC later.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A small selection. I have plenty, mail me if you want more.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes I have some pictures.
    Why the question?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Propshaft Lubrication
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Been reading some old threads with plenty of reference to lubrication but only one mention of what to lubricate with (mix of engine oil and graphite powder).
    I have just fitted a replacement propshaft (M4) to my Huntsman 31 and fitted it with an oiler tube.
    So question is what to oil/grease it with?

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    ๐Ÿ“ All hooked up, nowt happens...
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You misunderstood me Doug.
    Yes, it is in forward and reverse but will not go from forward straight into reverse. you have to come back to centre, go into reverse (nothing happens), back to centre then into reverse.

    I found another set of instructions that described this...see pic.
    Not sure I understand what they mean by 'click'.

    Steve

    Edit to add...I was given the motor and ESC just before christmas and did not know then that I would need to program it. Since knowing the guy has been on leave so I can't ask him.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Ship rudders
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    search ebay with 'blunt needle' there are loads out there in all sorts of sizes.
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    ๐Ÿ“ All hooked up, nowt happens...
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wired it all up again and confirmed you are right Doug it is in the 'brake' mode.
    However in the instructions sent me by DG there is no option for turning it off. also I have found similar instructions for others that look the same from the pictures and they have the same options.
    So, looks like I'm stuck with it.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Cooling coil
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You are correct the coils goes over the body of the outrunner motor but does not touch. it was initially formed around a metal tube but when mounted on the motor mount there is a 'cereal packet cardboard' thickness of clearance around the body of the motor.
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    ๐Ÿ“ All hooked up, nowt happens...
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the reply.
    I think I did all of those steps.
    Will have another go in a couple of days. For now the white wine and beeping motor will not be a good combination.
    'Merry' Christmas and all that.
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    ๐Ÿ“ mini update
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I now have the larger prop shaft installed. Waiting for the glue to set so I can align and mount the motor.
    I need to fit a water pickup for cooling the motor and ESC. Are there any rules/tips on where it should be positioned? My first though was anywhere facing forwards as it will only really need cooling when running at speed. Any thoughts.

    Next is the paint. I'm trying to match the colours which were a marine 'Toplac' paint but at ยฃ25 for the smallest can x 3 colours I need a different route. Paint shops failed to find a match so am going to an automotive paint supplier who assure me they can match anything. So now to the question...what type of paint do I go for, acrylic, cellulose, water based etc.?

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    ๐Ÿ“ All hooked up, nowt happens...
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Worked through the instructions and it made beeping and squawking noises in what seemed the right places but still no reverse. The increase in revs does now cover the whole of the stick travel above the mid point so I has changed something.
    Lost the will to live after 2 hours so went and worked on something else.
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    ๐Ÿ“ All hooked up, nowt happens...
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    So how did you get to "SEAKING" instructions from TOPEDGE?

    In any case many thanks.

    I have a lot of playing to do tonight
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    ๐Ÿ“ All hooked up, nowt happens...
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    All attempts to find instructions have failed.

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    ๐Ÿ“ All hooked up, nowt happens...
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Right I'm in a similar position. Plugged it all in an just got beeping noises. After some fiddling it all fired up.
    But, somehow I have programmed it but don't know with what info. The motor will run but not both ways. is off at the mid position and is at full chat with less than half lever travel.

    The ESC is a Top Edge SC060B and I have been unable to find any instructions.
    So, what can be programmed in?
    How do I get it back into programming mode?
    The instructions earlier in this thread mention a 'brake mode' but give no indication what this is?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Cooling coil
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This one is 31".
    Making things difficult for myself by trying to model it on a specific boat. Having said that the building is the bit I like best.

    Steve

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    ๐Ÿ“ Pretend deck planking
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Found some info that said 16foot was the most common length. 22' is available but the price goes up considerably.
    16' will be fine by me as that is half the length of the actual boat so 16" planks on the model.
    Having trouble finding planks and sheet in the same wood and thickness. I need some sheet for the king planks etc.
    Have found Maple and Lime so now need to know which comes closest to Teak?
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    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Too late...all done now.
    I just thought it would be more stable.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pretend deck planking
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I don't want to build the deck up too much so have been looking at 0.5mm thick planks. Scale wise they need to be 5mm wide. And as Doug said 10:1 plank/gap so I'm planning to use 0.5mm black plasticard as the caulking.
    On a full size cabin cruiser what would be the normal length of a plank? I've been on Google to see if I can find any info but the best I found was an advert for planks that were 1220 long which seems rather short to my mind.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pretend deck planking
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I found the pencil did not give enough definition to the plank join.
    A fine fibre tip pen produced a good line but the ink still tried to chase the grain of the wood. I managed to smudge a couple of lines before they had dried.
    But finally, the grain of the plywood looked 'wrong' on the planks which would not be too bad down the side of the cabin but the foredeck planks will have a quite significant curve and a large surface area to see how 'wrong' the grain is.
    I have a wallpaper steamer somewhere in the garage so modifying that will be the next job.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pretend deck planking
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Right ho. Change of plans.
    Tried some experiments with drawing on my deck planking and screwed it up after only 8 planks worth. I also tried just using pencil but the curved planks are just impossible to draw.

    So...what type of strip wood is best to replicate a weathered teak look?
    Where to buy it?
    How do I glue it to birch ply?
    What gap should I use for 5mm wide planks?
    How do you secure the bent planks whilst the glue dries?
    Do I need to steam the planks?

    Should be enough questions for now,
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cooling coil
    5 months ago by steve-d ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Started making a cooling coil for the motor.
    Should I solder the coils together? Would make a neater and more stable installation.

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