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Big Ada

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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2015, 05:48:03 PM »

How are you going to ballast her?

Only the Bow and Stern sections may need ballasting, the 5 centre sections are open bottomed with 4" thick celotex? foam.
I will ballast with water filled milk bottles ( mostly in the Bow.


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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2015, 07:46:15 PM »

Getting there Len, are you going to fit cranes on her. :-))
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2015, 05:39:39 PM »

No,  they would only get knocked about,  plus its all got to fit in the back of my car.

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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2015, 06:32:53 PM »

First time in the water.







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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2015, 06:48:17 PM »

Well done Len, :-)) :-)) don't forget the invite for tug towing O0
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2015, 07:01:02 PM »

Yes as John said well done Len she looks great afloat,how did she handle?
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2015, 07:16:31 PM »

I think she should be at Bluewaters on the 21 of June we will bring our one  O0 what say you GEO
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #57 on: April 21, 2015, 07:48:15 AM »

I think she should be at Bluewaters on the 21 of June we will bring our one  O0 what say you GEO
   now that would be good  :-)) :-))   ship looks len :-))
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #58 on: April 22, 2015, 05:22:13 PM »

Yes as John said well done Len she looks great afloat,how did she handle?

Hi George,
It was a little under powered and the ESC stopped working in forward motion, the tugs were having trouble with their own controls when trying to tow.
The press photographer from the KM took some photos and details, probably in the Dover edition?.
Have been given and fitted but not tried a Blower motor, much more power!
Checking the diary for 21st June. May be able to make it.

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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #59 on: April 22, 2015, 06:51:08 PM »

Hi Len it will be nice to see the biggies underway together if you can make it matey.  geo
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #60 on: June 01, 2015, 05:16:15 PM »

I have made and added a Bow Thruster.










The two white straight connectors are slip couplings so enable me to remove the whole Thruster unit if needed.

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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2015, 06:25:58 PM »

That s cheating Len {-) but a good idea looks good to me :-))
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #62 on: June 21, 2015, 05:55:27 PM »

Just got back from a nice day spent with nice people at Chantry Model Boat Clubs, Tug Fun Day at the Bluewater Shopping Mall.
I took my Kearsney Kaddy , Bulk Carrier to sail with its cousin.













The last photo is of it under its own power with working Bow thruster. I used two RXs to save running cable the length of the Hull.

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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #63 on: June 21, 2015, 07:00:27 PM »

Nice pictures Len she is a beast to tow :-))
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #64 on: June 22, 2015, 06:36:58 PM »

Nice pictures Len she is a beast to tow :-))
Thanks John and thanks for your help and to all at Bluewater for a nice day.

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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #65 on: April 30, 2017, 08:19:00 PM »

Len could you forward me some details please for the build, the ability to make it longer or shorter is very appealing.


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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #66 on: May 01, 2017, 05:33:17 PM »

Len could you forward me some details please for the build, the ability to make it longer or shorter is very appealing.


Jay

Hi Jay,
Just go back to Page 1 and take it from there, its all in Photos.

Len, PS  It is now 20ft plus as I have added another section.
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #67 on: May 01, 2017, 06:58:10 PM »

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO {-) .
Hi Len we have a tug tow on Sunday bring it along :-)) starts at 10 .
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #68 on: May 01, 2017, 10:07:21 PM »

I like the idea of having it break down into multiple parts especially as you could then make new parts with LPG domes or different tanker types.

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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2017, 04:46:32 PM »

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO {-) .
Hi Len we have a tug tow on Sunday bring it along :-)) starts at 10 .

Sorry John, We have a regatta at Kearsney on Sunday. Give me some more notice of your Events and Where?.
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2017, 02:10:53 PM »

A really nice build. You cousins across the pond are soooo much ahead of us here in the States. No one here would even dream of tackling such a project.
I do wonder about your propulsion system. I would tend to lean toward a geared system, simply to reduce the current load on the motor, but with the size that you are working, I guess a few car batteries would be more than enough power supply, leaving you to put in a large slow turning motor.
There is a fellow down the road from me that converted a training hull into a ride along and he uses an electric trolling motor for power. His craft is 16 feet and the trolling motor gives him well over scale speed and great control.
Beautifully done project! And I thought my 1/4 scale boats were big.
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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2017, 06:36:05 PM »

Hi Jonathan, I do not have any problems with propulsion, the one battery I use is from a Mobility Scooter and lasts all day long.
Kind regards,

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Re: My 19 Foot Big Boat Build
« Reply #72 on: September 24, 2017, 12:42:23 AM »

Len,
 My mistake. Wonderful that she has sufficient power. Yes a scooter battery should last you quite nicely.
Jonathan
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