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harry smith 101/04/2020 09:19:02
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Hi All

As we are all in lockdown I restarted this project from a few years ago!!!

Found an old Johnson 888 brush motor with motor mount, a drive line and 5 blade 50mm prop.

A young lass for a driver and she is a red head !!!

Harry Smith

harry smith 101/04/2020 09:23:14
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p1010102.jpgp1010101.jpgHi All

I did not set up an album, must be this isolation thing !!!p1010100.jpg

ashley needham01/04/2020 09:25:51
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Ooh I like that Harry. Could fit any “character” figure in it for a change in style week-to-week.

Thats the sort of thing I should make to let the kiddies have a go at boating, but not with that whopping motor in it!


Chris E 101/04/2020 09:28:03
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Posted by harry smith 1 on 01/04/2020 09:19:02:

.............................A young lass for a driver and she is a red head !!!

Harry Smith



Whatever floats you boat!  So redheads are your thing ...   wink

This looks a lot bigger than your average Noodle boat and vastly more powerful. Have you split the noodle to fit around the ply or glued it on top of the ply? It will be interesting to see if with all that power it rises with throttle or ploughs the bow into the water.

I did look at a commercial offering where the noodle had half above the deck & half below and wondered if you got an air pocket trapped under the hull & if so then what effect?

Should be fun. We are all kids at heart (or at least I am)


Edited By Chris E 1 on 01/04/2020 09:53:37

ashley needham01/04/2020 09:56:54
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On the noodle, and i reckon Harry deliberately left it on top, it says “only under supervision”.

now, is that you Harry? To be supervised when sailing?.


Edited By ashley needham on 01/04/2020 09:57:22

harry smith 101/04/2020 11:54:21
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Hi All Poor Lock downers

Ashley is right on the noodle with the noodle on top!!!

It's only bits floating/sinking about to use up.

They do not supervise me when I sail/low fly they get out of my flight path !!!!

My Lassie has been in the computer room waiting for the right boat to float her idea for speed!!

Not TOO fast, but NOT slow !!!


Harry Smith

harry smith 109/04/2020 06:00:33
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p1010104.jpgHI All

Setting up the seat for the young Lass and fitting in those legs !!!!


ashley needham09/04/2020 09:13:29
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Harry she is a bit overdressed I would say.....

You are obviously going to put another lass on the deck sunbathing, to fill the space up?.....?!



Chris E 109/04/2020 11:14:30
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What type of glue attaches ply to a noodle reliably in a wet situation and (?) can join the 2 ends of the noodle remembering that a noodle is not a rigid structure?

PS What happened to the red hair? Why have you covered it up??????


Edited By Chris E 1 on 09/04/2020 11:16:41

harry smith 109/04/2020 12:15:23
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Hi Ashley and Chris

Working on the rudder shape.

The hoodie was on the Lass, so I will Leave it on for the present.

Glue the two halves of the noodle with that new Tarzan Grip and a piece of 25mm plastic pipe inside.

Gluing onto the plywood bottom with the same glue.

The engine hood may get a set of exhaust pipes !!!


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