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harry smith 112/07/2017 08:18:18
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stern 2.jpgstern 1.jpgside view 2.jpgside view 1.jpgbow.jpgbottom 2.jpgHi Ashley

The magnets are cheap 10mm square ones from Hobbyking.

Planking is going well, so far !!!


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harry smith 114/07/2017 12:50:07
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stern planking 4.jpgstern planking 3.jpgstern planking 2.jpgstern planking 1.jpgstern wings 2.jpgstern wings 1.jpgprop shaft planking.jpgHi All

I have workout the rudder setup and this is going to have an oiler, double grub screws and nuts and double pushrods.


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harry smith 115/07/2017 09:06:46
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custom rudder 5.jpgcustom rudder 4.jpgcustom rudder 3.jpgcustom rudder 2.jpgHi Chaps

I received my custom rudder today, the original design one did not look right for the stern of the boat with all the curves.

As I will have no access to the rudder I had to have a bit of a brain storm and a few pints helps.

Bingo this is it !!!

Double operating tiller arm, double pushrods with double nuts(screw lock screw of course) and double grub screws to the shaft .

As I will be using the boat in salt water I added a oiler to the shaft.

The oiler is connected via silicone fuel tube to the flag post on the stern !!!!

Well all American boats have dam big flags on the stern !!!

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Paul T15/07/2017 14:56:12
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Well all American boats have dam big flags on the stern !!!

Hello Harry

This is because the Americans are slightly insecure and often need to use a flag as a comfort blanket to make them feel important.

The English don't really go in for such brash exhibitionism preferring to rely upon quality in the steadfast knowledge that the English are always right and, as such always superior to our colonial cousins.

I wouldn't consider your flag to be overlarge as its size is within keeping with the overall scale of your boat, in point of fact one could say that it is practically perfect in every way.


ashley needham15/07/2017 19:09:16
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That's a great size flag. Ashley

harry smith 119/07/2017 10:54:28
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forward deck 4.jpgforward deck 3.jpgforward deck 2.jpgHi All

Added the forward deck with a full cover of wood glue over the underside(to waterproof it also fibreglass the inside frames, sides, stringers and keel).forward deck 1.jpg

ashley needham19/07/2017 16:16:26
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Harry that's a fantastic shape, even if you and DM are ruining the view sitting in the seat. Ashley

harry smith 121/07/2017 09:03:43
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Hi Ashley

We have ewe under the engine hatch out of sight !!!

Hope ewe can pedal fast!!!

I installed the rudder today.rudder installed.jpg

Bob Abell21/07/2017 11:19:08
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Hello Harry

I've been following your build thread with great interest

I like the complex but stylish shape and the very neat planking method

It's a pity access is a bit limited?

How long is the model, please?

The Crew look very realistic


harry smith 122/07/2017 05:18:27
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Hi Bob

The boat is 850mm long, I found smaller boats are too hard to work on and get my hands into.

Also our boating area is on the large size and the free car parking is only 20 feet from the water.

The only limit access is to the rudder, but, to the motor and ESC good.

The radio and battery area is larger than the drawings and I can get a 3S 3700mah Lipo battery in and out easily.

The original engine hatch size will be seen on the boat.

I am into planking the stern at present, so watch this space.


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