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ashley needham07/06/2020 16:52:00
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Nothing wrong with superior man made board, as \bob is finding out.

Bob. A fair few of my boats have twin props whereby the rudder is extra long between them so at full throw it impinges on propwash, and this works very well.

The Terrapin has incredible manoeuvrability despite the squareness of the hull with this arrangement. A couple of boats have offset rudders just out of the propwash and they work ok as well.

We will find out about front mounted rudders on the Crusader...

Ashley

Bob Abell08/06/2020 08:20:34
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The very delicate 48 inch keel under construction

Note the three clamping points, essential while planning and sanding

Have also used 6BA nuts and bolts for rigidity

Bob

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Bob Abell08/06/2020 13:22:34
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Just a trial assembly of the hull structure

These are early days yet and with plenty to think about at the moment

Some of the formers are made of hardboard from a bedroom chest of drawers

Note...... Some of the bases are made from the drawer side walls!

Bob

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Bob Abell08/06/2020 14:26:53
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Another trial assembly to see how the spars line up

We are getting there........Slowly

But surely…...Bob

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Paul T08/06/2020 16:03:44
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Hello Captain Bob

That photo takes me back, or is it 'Dave our view'

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Bob Abell08/06/2020 16:18:17
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Hi there Paul

It`s taking shape now, it`s a bit tricky aligning the structure at the moment

Have sent you a message...….

Some of the slots in the formers are a little deep for the spine

It`s not that important, but Trevor might be a little confused?

Bob

Paul T08/06/2020 16:27:46
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Bob

Don't drag poor Trevor into this, I am still having therapy after having to explain every design change to Kevin, I can't meet anyone called Kevin without having to have a stiff drink (no not Watneys Red Barrel) to steady my nerves.

Paul

What shivers at the bottom of the ocean.

Paul T08/06/2020 16:30:19
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Ground control to Major Bob......No message received please tighten the string and try again

ashley needham09/06/2020 08:52:37
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Not doing all those cutouts in the formers then Bob??

Ashley

Bob Abell09/06/2020 08:58:58
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PM sorted out

Paul, not so long ago, we saw a photo of a finished model of Brutus, can you remember if it was Mk 1 or Mk 2?

Would like to see one, if possible

No problems with the build at the moment, just waiting for the glue to arrive from Amazon

In the meantime, I'll forage about

Bob

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