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harry smith 118/02/2020 09:42:05
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p1010129.jpgp1010128.jpgHi Guys

My next project is a plywood 30 and 3/4" ex IC motor cabin cruiser.

In good order for it's age.

Requires spray rails repaired, new drive line, rudder, both roofs and new forward hatch.

The exhaust hole covered over.

Repaint bottom and sides.

Revarnish the deck.

Motor 28mm 1800kv brushless, 45Amp ESC and 3S Lipo battery

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redpmg18/02/2020 10:11:19
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Hi Harry - where do you get all these boats from ?- even in the UK seldom saw any apart from a few really scruffy ones at boot sales. None at all in SA as there are very few boat modellers left here.

Looking forward to the rebuild pics

Edited By redpmg on 18/02/2020 10:12:34

ashley needham18/02/2020 10:28:52
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Yes. Antique fairs here ask a fortune for really scruffy stuff.

Ashley

Chris Fellows18/02/2020 12:13:59
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And some of the stuff on that auction site described as well built and in good condition is often not and looks as though it has spent some time in a damp shed and they are asking top dollar.

Chris

harry smith 119/02/2020 09:52:38
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Hi Fellows

This one was too good and not used a lot.

Very clean on the inside.

Did not have to remove prop tube because my bearings fitted !!!

Add a support under the tube on the underside.

The rudder tube was only screw in, so an easy fix for a rudder.

Fill in the water cooling inlet and outlet as well as the stern exhaust pipe.

Fill and sand the spray rails, also lightly sanded back the bottom.

Mask up ready to spray the bottom, tomorrow.

Made a new rudder.

Onto the cabin which has both roofs with problems.

The stern one is only balsa, so I added more balsa under the damage area, glue and clamp it.

Fill and sand that tomorrow.

The forward one has missing edges and the hatch is a dog's breakfast (a mess).

Tomorrow is another day, so more work.

Harry

harry smith 120/02/2020 06:14:17
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p1010137.jpgp1010136.jpgHi All

Added support piece between the hull and the drive tube.

Mounted the motor and rudder servo.

Spray painted the hull bottom in dark blue.

Repaired the stern cabin roof and painted that in white.p1010135.jpg

Harry

Chris Fellows20/02/2020 12:43:58
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Coming on well and looking good Harry.

That's a smart looking pulpit rail.

Chris

harry smith 121/02/2020 06:12:47
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p1010140.jpgp1010139.jpgHi Chris

Lucky the pulpit rail came with the boat.

Quick respray for the sides and revarnished the deck.

Also the interior was bare wood, so a good coat of vanish as well.

Replace the hatch plastic and added a strengthen frame to the roof.

Glue it all back on, fill and painted the roof.

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harry smith 124/02/2020 07:47:34
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Finally finish the boat, the wet stuff next.

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Eddie Lancaster24/02/2020 12:15:09
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Looks good Harry, and a fast turn round, I’m glad that your crew don’t sail on our water.

Regards

Eddie

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