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Solar Boat Project - Posted: 6 years ago by CapnJim
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Built for the MMI Solar Boat Challenge a number of years ago and Includes the winner (Amber Sol-air !) that had to complete as many circuits as possible of a canal system constructed out of household guttering In a fixed time. (the gutter naturally limited the size - loa, beam and draft). All built out of depron from my own head - with enough left over to build several more ?!

There are a number of Ideas for propulsion - all powered by solar panels, no batteries. The pool Is 12 feet diameter and great for boats of this size.
Response by Fireboat on the 6 years ago
They look super! When did MMI hold that event? Are they doing any more do you know?
Response by CapnJim on the 6 years ago
HI Fireboat,

MMI ran the event In three different forms over two seasons (arond 2007/8) - a circular gutter track with as many circuits as possible and also 3 circuits In shortest time, then drag racing - straight track knock ot competition.

As far as I know they have no plans to do more. They were great fun and pulled a lo of Interest, Incuding from youngsters because they were simple and cheap - but actually delivered!

I have a number of build shots the Clyde Puffer build that I'll post.

Cap'n Jim.
Response by blackgold on the 6 years ago
It looks like a lot of fun.

Solar boat - PS Sol Survivor - Posted: 6 years ago by CapnJim
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Originally designed and prepared as a fun entry to the MMI Solar Boat Challenge.

Scratch designed and built of depron to run In standard house guttering - size and construction details on the video. There are a number of 'solar' boats on another video of several Including the eventual winner of the challenge. Inexpensive, fun and unsinkable!

Model Slipway Clyde Puffer - Libby - Posted: 6 years ago by CapnJim
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Super little kit making a great model. Essentially styrene with added mixed fittings then super detailed and weathered.

Video rather shaky as operating camera with one hand and RC with the other - will Improve and add soon.
Response by CapnJim on the 5 years ago
HI Des,

On Styrene vs. Fibreglass or wood.

A matter of personal preference but I have noted over the years that styrene Is great for smaller hulls, very malleable and welded joints seem to be forever. Easy to repair and even to rebuild If required.

GRP/fibreglass In larger hulls Is essentially self supporting (apart from transverse struts across the beam) and gloss coat can be finished coat. Have never used on smaller hulls, perhaps a prejudice but It doesn't appeal. Structural repairs are easy but gel coat repairs less so.

I prefer wood for 'proper' plank on frame but can achieve same In styrene, especially on small hulls. Personally I think styrene and wood/plywood are Interchangeable for chined hulls large(ish) or small.

For scratch built round bilge hulls there Isn't, In my view, an alternative to wood (I don't want to make a 'plug' and then a fibreglass mould - I only want one!)

Sorry for the ramble but hope you can see where I'm coming from even If It doesn't really Inform!

Cap'n Jim.
Response by Deswelham on the 5 years ago
Not a ramble Jim, but good explanation. All makes sense. Thanks for your help. Des
Response by Deswelham on the 3 years ago
Finally got round to finish my puffer.(if one ever finishes)
Took your advise and grip hull and rest mainly wood and then planked

Rivarama - Posted: 6 years ago by sharpy1071
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This Is the video that should have appeared first!! Please Ignore the Buoy Incident , I was not concentrating watching my wife with my phone! If you notice the turns are very large, so I have Increased throws on the rudders, will try again and If not, apply some mix to motors through the rudder Input on the Tx. Enjoy, Brian
Response by sharpy1071 on the 6 years ago
HI Ian, thanks for your response, I must admit I got frustrated at times but the first time on the water everything just disappeared Into the mist of time. I am still experimenting with the mixer but so far It Is really manoeuvrable at all speeds. It surprises onlookers when It spins within It own length!! (only at stop I hasten to add). I'll try to get a video of It and upload, cheers Brian.
Response by chombo on the 6 years ago
HI boat looks and goes great well done, I will see It sometime
it looks like your In Poole park I live In Poole.

Alan
Response by sharpy1071 on the 6 years ago
HI there, yep your right, Poole lake It Is, we go there on Wed PM and Thurs eve when the clock changes and weather decent, If you go, Introduce yourself, nice to put a face to correspondence! Brian

RIVARAMA - Posted: 6 years ago by sharpy1071
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Well here Is the video, hope It works. Please Ignore the buoy Incident! and also my wife's finger half across the lens!!! Brian

RC Model Tug of J. R. More - Posted: 6 years ago by ralphwilmot
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This Model of the J. R. More tug which was one of the very last large Steam Tugs built on the Clyde In 1961.

Scratchbuilt from the 1:48 scale plans of a sistership the F.C. Sturrock with various modifications for J. R. More. Powered by twin 12v geared motors.

The J. R. More Tug Is a large tug and still exists as a Museum exhibit at the Durban Maritime Museum and well worth a visit In South Africa.

My thanks to Keith Marks who was a Master of J. R. More and the F. C. Sturrock among others for his photographs, help and Interest during the construction of this model and Is now a good friend.

This video was taken at the Sumner Ponds which Is used on alternate Thursday by the Southwater Dabblers MBC.

Video Is not very good quality but will remake with a better video.
Response by figtree7nts on the 3 years ago
I love classic tugboats! very nice.

blackjack29 - Posted: 6 years ago by zpr25
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blackjack Is about 3 weeks old Im on my 3rd motor got to learn how to keep the motor cool bummer 😎 😎 😎 😎
Response by Gregg on the 6 years ago
Pity we didnt see the boat on the water.

As for burning out 3 motors, try dropping back to the original prop, perhaps the one you have fitted Is too large for the motor.
I can see the boat has water cooling, but make sure the coling hoses are not bent too sharply and slowing the coling water flow.
Response by tonywestbury on the 5 years ago
sounds like water cooling not working properly

Maggie B - Posted: 6 years ago by modeltugman
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this Is a slightly modified RTR tug Southampton the main casing has been lowered and a bigger battery fitted, but she still has the original motors and props, she Is seen her towing a large barge a flat top pontoon ,a small tug and a Graupner German patrol boat, with a model slipways Envoy doing Its best to overturn the lot.
Response by don83000 on the 6 years ago
🙄 Must be me beeing fick but can you explain what you have done to lower the ? "casing" pics would be good. What battery have you fitted as I have mine In bits at present ready to Install a proper esc "Viper Marine 15". I was going to go the route of 8 AA NiMI 3000mah In original compartment so Interested In what you have done as It looks great In the video. 👍

The Main Engine of the Cervia - Posted: 6 years ago by modeltugman
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this video clip Is of the main engine of the tug Cervia running on steam for the first time In nearly 30 years for steam lovers just turn up the sound and enjoy. 👍 If It does not run just click on the you tube Icon at thr bottom of the screen
Response by Nickthesteam on the 3 years ago
Outstanding!
Response by figtree7nts on the 3 years ago
Great video outstanding!
Response by jarvo on the 3 years ago
I could smell the hot oil, it lives

Chantry Oiler and tugs. - Posted: 6 years ago by modeltugman
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these tugs are all 1/32nd scale the tug doing the main towing Is a modified Cruiser kit, and the tug dragging on aft Is a scratch built tug called the SIMLA she was originally built for wm watkins london and worked the Thames for nearly 80 years.
the model Is electric powered with a 12 volt system, the tanker Is 16ft long and has her own power as well (just In case). 😯
Response by CapnJim on the 6 years ago
HI Modeltugman,

Very Impressive. Where do you sail? Are you expecting to go to any of the shows with these this year?

At 16ft. long there must also be some logistical Issues with the tanker - how do you cope?

I don't have any tugs yet but do have TID kit In waiting - this Is an excellent Incentive - thanks!

Cap'n Jim.
Response by modeltugman on the 6 years ago
HI we sail at The Blue water shopplng centre,near Greenhithe In kent the tanker Is In 7 sections and each section Is held to the next with two steel pins.we don't tend to take It anywhere owing to the transport problem. Geo


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