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Sea Raven 2016

Fast Ocean Going Cabin Cruiser

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harry smith 109/12/2015 09:07:25
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top view.jpgstern deck.jpgstern 2.jpgstern 1.jpgside view.jpgside view.jpgframe b5.jpgframe b3 and b4.jpgframe b2 and b3.jpgcabin top view.jpgbow view.jpgbow underside.jpgbottom 2.jpgbottom 1.jpgHi All

This a mix of Swordsman, Sea Commander and Huntress with a bit of modern spray rails added into the mix.

I started with the Swordsman's frame B3 and added build in spray rails.

Lengthen the Swordsman's bow to a Huntress look and spaced out the frames to get the hull to about 37 and 1/2 inches.

Frames B4 and B5 redesigned to the same width as frame B4, to add a bit for the Huntress look.

Also frames B3,4, and 5 lowered the sides to the water line.

The spray rails are angled back down a few degrees to displace the water.

The stern is still rounded, but , I have an idea for it which is a little down the track!

The cabin is stretched and redesigned at the stern.

I like the Sea Commander's side windows, so a bit of a redesigned!!!

The front of the cabin is redesigned with a full curve and slope back!

The driveline has been lowered about 3 degrees.

Motor brushless 3648-1450 or XK3674-B-1900.

ESC 100A Hobbyking CAR with reverse.

Prop 3 blade 37mm x 1.4 pitch alloy or 2 blade 40mm x 1.4 pitch alloy.

Battery 3S(11.1 volts) or 4S(14.8 volts) 5800MAH 40C.

sea raven plan.jpg

Paul T09/12/2015 11:06:54
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The windscreen has the look of a Sea Rover.

harry smith 123/12/2015 03:27:55
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bow bottom.jpgstern deck.jpgbow deck.jpgHi Paul T

Speaking of the Sea Rover, I borrowed the plans from a mate at the club.

Rescan them at 25% bigger(35and1/4 by 11and 1/2).

Also redone the Sea Hornet at 25%(31 and 3/4 by 9 and 3/4).

I like by boats between 30 and 40 inches for the open water, also, I can work on them better!!!

Received our club video for the year(camera boat Fantome with GoPro on gimbal).

More work on the Sea Raven, all the deck is on and the long drive shaft arrived.

Mate and I got 8 metres(1 metre lengths) of 4mm marine stainless steel between us!!!side view 2.jpg

Paul T23/12/2015 10:37:40
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Hi Harry

I do like the low cabin walls......very Lesro........the boat should look very sleek on the water


harry smith 123/12/2015 11:05:13
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Hi Paul

Low but not slow!!

Started on the stern project for the Sea Raven, I hope it works like one of your projects!!!!

I have a few pics of 2 Sea Rover's from 1966, one IC and the other with electric with 2 wet cell batteries and the R/C was an OS PIXIE Radio.

Poor thing, so much battery weight for 10 minutes crawl time!!!!!!!!!!!

I love Lipo's and brushless motor!!!

Old speedway saying" GO FAST, OR GO HOME!!".

But they only turned left!!!

Paul T26/12/2015 18:28:04
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Hello Harry

With Lipo's and a brushless motor your Sea Raven should fly across the water.


harry smith 105/01/2016 10:31:27
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Hi All

Finally installed the motor and lined up the drive line.

Motor I installed is a XK3674-B-1900kv 1155watts (3S=21090rpm and 4S= 28120rpm).

If it is to powerful I can go down to a 3648-1450kv or a 3639-1100kv.

Used a straight direct coupler and a 45mm prop with 13mm clearance to hull.

Next glue in the drive line, I have glued in the drive line support which helped me line up the drive line.

After using the drive line setup in the Sea Hornet 2015, this was a real pain in the rear!!!!!


PS. Christmas Day it was 37 degrees C, dam hot(so a few cold tinnies(BEER))!!!

harry smith 115/01/2016 09:12:57
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Hi All

Finished all drive line support and filling around the drive tube.

Also added the oiler tube.

Fibre glassed around the motor mounts..


Paul T15/01/2016 11:43:08
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Hello Harry

Have you the time to take some photos?


harry smith 116/01/2016 10:43:48
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p1010280.jpgp1010279.jpgp1010277.jpgHi PaulT

Added a Few pics as rquiredp1010276.jpg

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