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Terry

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How strong is the Aeronaut Ramborator?
« on: March 03, 2018, 10:11:17 AM »

Hi all.
Thinking of building one of these, but having downloaded the parts list it all looks a bit flimsy. Hull sides 2mm thick, hull bottom 1.5mm thick. Considering the weight of ballast etc. doesn't seem very strong. Any comments please.


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Tug-Kenny

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Re: How strong is the Aeronaut Ramborator?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2018, 10:18:23 AM »

It's a Springer Tug. (google)

I would have a go with 3mm plywood at scratch building it yourself.  There are plenty of descriptions in the springer section.

You won't weight down one of these below the waterline.. :}

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Re: How strong is the Aeronaut Ramborator?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 10:41:28 AM »

If you go thicker on the hull bottom, you may have problems bending the ply to shape.
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Re: How strong is the Aeronaut Ramborator?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2018, 10:47:09 AM »


I'll go along with this.  Perhaps a thinner piece for bending the bottom section with a heat gun. 


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Re: How strong is the Aeronaut Ramborator?
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2018, 09:02:48 PM »

i used bits from the shed for the sides and ends, 8mm sides, and 18mm ends!!!
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