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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #325 on: April 20, 2017, 09:53:39 PM »

amen brother. just new to boats. I'm trying to get my first one in the water with what makes sense without paying large coin. Only bell and whistle I want is a bow thruster.
This thread is an amazing help
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #326 on: April 20, 2017, 09:58:58 PM »

amen brother. just new to boats. I'm trying to get my first one in the water with what makes sense without paying large coin. Only bell and whistle I want is a bow thruster.
This thread is an amazing help


Believe it or not I'm new too (January) I've not build a model since I was 14 early 70's
I'm glad its a help as that is the intention as well as me asking for help but unfortunately not all questions get a response  :((
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #327 on: April 20, 2017, 10:12:45 PM »

baha. I'm 46, so we shall be merry masters and great adventures together!
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #328 on: April 20, 2017, 10:20:04 PM »

baha. I'm 46, so we shall be merry masters and great adventures together!
I remember 46 like it was yesterday  <:(
Hopefully my Portgarth will be complete by my 60th
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #329 on: April 20, 2017, 10:21:25 PM »

this hobby and these forums helps with that.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #330 on: April 20, 2017, 10:33:08 PM »

This is my claim to fame as the only complete Portgarth build on the internet eventually  8) {-)
I do need help to make it a quality representation so I hope more members chip in when advice is required  :-))
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #331 on: April 20, 2017, 10:48:01 PM »

Finally an easy 2 min job  {-)  superglue  :-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #332 on: April 20, 2017, 10:51:39 PM »

A taste of things to come
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #333 on: April 20, 2017, 11:05:55 PM »

Wicked.
Gigantic!
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #334 on: April 20, 2017, 11:08:09 PM »

Wicked.
Gigantic!


I tank/bath tested it again today and it still needs considerable ballast to get it near the plimsole line.
I might have to work out to lift it  {-)


She's only 37.5" or 950mm so I'm glad I didn't choose a bigger model



Rotterdam waits patiently, also 950mm but 1:75





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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #335 on: April 20, 2017, 11:29:30 PM »

 <:(  ⬅Rotterdam
What is the current one?


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #336 on: April 21, 2017, 07:27:43 AM »

<:(  ⬅Rotterdam
What is the current one?


The clue is in the topic title  {-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #337 on: April 21, 2017, 09:10:51 AM »

Andy, you intend to position your switch under the superstructure you could find it a problem at Balne Moor, I know I've been there :embarrassed: .
If you think about the moorings, as shown in your photo, how will you reach over to lift the superstructure to switch off? 


NetleyNed earlier suggested a switch under a hatch which is what lots of people do. I just have a switch close to the winch on the deck.  I know you were worried about water leakage, but I've not found it a problem.



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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #338 on: April 21, 2017, 09:19:34 AM »

Ok thanks
Perhaps I'll fit a relay and a concealed push button  :-))
Or perhaps keep that as a main isolator and fit a switch in the receiver supply.
I could make the rear deck engine hatch removable with a coaming  inside  8)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #339 on: April 21, 2017, 10:35:48 AM »

Yes, any of those will work :-)) .


Those of us with Hernia and Double Hernia class boats have to think of strategies so as not to have to lift them out of the water too often %% .

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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #340 on: April 21, 2017, 10:59:22 AM »

Yes, any of those will work :-)) .


Those of us with Hernia and Double Hernia class boats have to think of strategies so as not to have to lift them out of the water too often %% .


Think mines a squeaky fart  {-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #341 on: April 21, 2017, 03:33:59 PM »


Lmbo

Think mines a squeaky fart  {-)
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #342 on: April 23, 2017, 08:52:33 PM »

Nice weekend away but managed a bit this afternoon.


Battery access is plenty adequate  :-))



I've been making sections up to dry fit against each other. Nothing glued down yet bar the fore deck.





Pictures should be useful for other builders as it's often difficult to envisage from just the templates & plan. Quite slow going with the superstructure as every piece needs to be checked against every other piece it will contact.


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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #343 on: April 23, 2017, 09:58:23 PM »

lookin Purdy. good job
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #344 on: April 24, 2017, 06:55:21 AM »

Looking good Andy, i all ways fit my switch,s on the deck under the hatch makes life easier O0 .
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #345 on: April 24, 2017, 07:06:17 AM »

Yes I agree now and have ordered a receiver switch
This is why I've held off gluing the deck in place  :-))  The engine hatch is just about big enough
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #346 on: April 24, 2017, 03:15:04 PM »

Sticking the deck on is a big step especially on small models where chunky bloke hands are too big to get in a fix things that get loose or break because pre assembly testing was not rigourous enough.

She's looking good Andy.
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #347 on: April 24, 2017, 06:26:48 PM »

Thanks Ian
Back at work today so made a piece of paxolin for the main hatch.
Presents arrived from the postman
A quality oil can for U know what



The brass flat bar for the mast  :-))  perfick





A couple of geared motors 15:1 & 30:1 to experiment with a winch






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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #348 on: April 24, 2017, 07:07:25 PM »

Unfortunately I have been sent 1.5-3.0 volt motors which is not what I ordered  {:-{
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Re: MMM Portgarth build
« Reply #349 on: April 24, 2017, 08:14:38 PM »

6mm paxo didn't need much fettling  :-)
I'll leave drilling and tapping until after the decks glued down




4mms screws probably 8 off for main hatch


3's for kort hatches


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