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Author Topic: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave  (Read 7293 times)

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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #50 on: June 20, 2017, 08:31:10 PM »

Happy days,Mikes idea worked a treat. Managed to get it out in nearly one piece.
Hopefully a bit of sanding and fettling and it should fit fine.
Thanks again Mike and ballast for the kind words.
Dave
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #51 on: June 20, 2017, 08:31:47 PM »

oops forgot to add pics
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #52 on: June 20, 2017, 08:40:53 PM »

Super pleased for you Dave. I can imagine the releif when it popped out without large cracking sounds.

I look forward to your next installment.
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #53 on: June 20, 2017, 10:03:02 PM »

Thanks ballast.
Super news,it seems I am back on track.
Managed to refit the cabin seat base without any further trouble. It will all be covered up as well so no harm done.
Thanks to everyone who helped with my problem.
Thanks
Dave

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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #54 on: June 20, 2017, 10:07:15 PM »

Great news Dave  :-))
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #55 on: June 21, 2017, 06:36:17 AM »

Well done mate keep at it and it'll all be worth it  :-))
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #56 on: June 21, 2017, 06:30:14 PM »

Well done for sticking with it Dave.  We have all had those "Oh ****!" moments when we do something we shouldn't have.  At the time it can look like a total disaster but, as you have found, a period of pondering and some wise words from the assembled masses can put some perspective on the doom and gloom.  And that is way too nice a kit to burn!

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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #57 on: June 22, 2017, 09:48:21 AM »

Hi all,
Thanks for the support Daleb,Mark and Greg.
Finished boxing off the cabin nice and easy as everything fits perfectly, it then says to line with the mahogany but I'll leave that till I've finished with the framework.
I'm starting on the reinforcements and framework toward the stern of the Riva,the last pics just show the reinforcements being glued in place on the underside.
Thanks,
Dave
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #58 on: June 22, 2017, 08:53:31 PM »

Looking good and I am so glad you didn't destroy it. It is going to look great when it is on the water.
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #59 on: June 22, 2017, 10:14:26 PM »

Thanks Antipodean, it was all thanks to ukmikes post on using a hairdryer to melt the Aliphatic glue.
Thanks
Dave
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #60 on: June 24, 2017, 11:21:33 PM »

Hi All,
A bit more done on the stern area framework.I also added some reinforcement to the rear frame and the transom to give it a more solid feel.I've also now put in the rudder supports in.Second to last 2 pics are to show where I'm up to.
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Dave
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #61 on: June 27, 2017, 10:13:54 AM »

After a lot of thought I've decided to make my Riva a static display model.
My next one will definitely be a RC model.
Thanks
Dave
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #62 on: June 27, 2017, 01:43:01 PM »

Hi all,
I've managed to finish the rear hatch frame and fitting also I've now moved on to the rear seat hatch.
The rear hatch frame was a little fiddly to keep in shape until the glue dried but turned out ok.
Thanks
Dave
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #63 on: June 27, 2017, 01:54:17 PM »

Hi Dave
Nice work, hope you have the templates from this one to build a R/C one.
One for show and one for go!!!!
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #64 on: June 28, 2017, 05:00:16 PM »

After a lot of thought I've decided to make my Riva a static display model.
Hi Dave,

Good choice.
I see way too much wood in the pictures without the 'lightness' built in, so the boat will be on the heavy side for an RC model...
The propshaft angle according to the plan would also have resulted in a poorly performing boat.

Regards, Jan.
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #65 on: June 28, 2017, 08:55:12 PM »

Thanks Jan.
Looking at other build logs though and I can't see where anyone has lightened their boat.
I'm going to enjoy more building than sailing her though as there is really nowhere around me to try her out and I am planing to spend more time with my scale rc helicopters.
Thanks
Dave
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #66 on: June 28, 2017, 10:00:38 PM »

I can't see where anyone has lightened their boat.
Hi Dave,

Obvious answer would be ignorance and/or lack of experience with fast boats.

For a lot of these builders it's either a first (or second) build and they follow the instructions to the letter, with no regard for the heavyweight they are building.
Something they find out once the boat gets on the water...

Regards, Jan.
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #67 on: August 01, 2017, 09:54:51 PM »

Hello all,
Not posted for a while as I've been busy on another project and my boat build is just something to keep me occupied.
I've decided not to post any further part of my build log as I was not very happy with a reply or 2 from a member but thanks to all who contributed.
I will post a picture when finished.
Thanks
Dave
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #68 on: August 02, 2017, 07:51:47 AM »

Hey Dave, don't let one or two spoil it for you or your readers. I, together with many others are really enjoying this build log. Please keep it up. :-))
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #69 on: August 02, 2017, 09:28:19 AM »

Hi Dave,

I'm not sure if you refer to some of my replies, but nothing I wrote was intended to keep you from building a nice scale model, quite the opposite in fact.

Regards, Jan.
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2017, 03:58:14 PM »

Hi Dave,

I'm not sure if you refer to some of my replies, but nothing I wrote was intended to keep you from building a nice scale model, quite the opposite in fact.

Regards, Jan.
Come on Dave no ones trying to make you feel stupid we all need help sometimes and sometimes how we come across on here might not be the way its intended  :-)) .Look forward to seeing the finished boat mate. Jan is one of the most helpful guys on this and other forums i can vouch for that .
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Re: Amati Riva Aquarama 1st Time Boat Build by Dave
« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2017, 06:30:12 PM »

Certainly not Dave.

Seriously, I read one comment that could have been misinterpretted but certainly was not aimed at you because, like you say, this build is to be static and other builders doing this model as a runner may have come a cropper. Your future builds will benefit from any collective knowledge on here and you are doing a fab job.

I hope to see your next build soon once you have flown some hours on your helicopters etc.

 :-)) :-)) :-))
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