Thought it about time to give an update on where Albert is current at!
Basically he's finished and waiting to be wet, except for sourcing a suitable rope type bow fender, as I don't think tyres would look the part on this boat.
He was to be trialled this morning, but after charging the Tx batteries last night and re-fitting them this morning, Tx was dead! Didn't have the time to find the problem, as I was on my way out, so when I got back, checked each individual battery on the multimeter which showed they were all good, put them back in the Tx and it worked perfectly! Looks like he'll be getting his first dunking in the frogpond here tomorrow!
Fitting the glazing, I found that after painting, the window openings had shrunk, so a bit of individual fitting was needed for each window panel. Tedious but necessary! I used the sanding disc on my linisher which takes the excess off in quick time! I then used an Acrylic Contact Adhesive, which dries clear, and actually applied this to the back edges of the glazing after putting them in place, and allowed it to run into the frame. I removed the front protective film before fitting the panels, but left the rear film on to minimise the glue getting on the window face. A very small amount of glue did run through and become visible of the window face ( on the outside ), but was not enough to be a problem. I weighted each panel with lead blocks to hold it in place while the glue went off, so the whole job was a bit slow, as you can only do one side at a time. Note here, that you don't need to flood the joint with glue, but just each corner should be enough. If you need it waterproof you will need to seal them all round, but it doesn't rain much where I live so it won't be a problem!
I'm still undecided on the Brushless motor, but will give it a run and see how it goes. With the wheelhouse in place it's not as noisy as when it's open. Hopefully the water will help absorb some of the noise as well.
Anyway, that's about it for now, except for the Fender, so for now I'll get back to Derrick!