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Title: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 12, 2009, 08:58:37 PM

I saw this section all nice and quiet and thought I'd make the first entry for 2009.

As you know, I am trying to build the IMARA.   This model boat been reported fraught with problems from the manufacturers. Non scale drawings. Parts unidentified. Parts not fitting. Shapes out of alignment. I could go on, but I'll stop there.

I am proceeding slowly (with the help of our illustrious membership) and taking photographs as I go along. I decided not to do a progress report, this time, but to try and finish it first.

However ............... here is what you get in the box, for 425.  (now gone up to 450 I notice.! ). You do get an awful lot of parts, which of course, you have to identify. Great fun and I'm actually enjoying it.

ken

Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Brian Roberts on February 12, 2009, 09:11:41 PM
Nicely put Ken!!

Brian
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Martin [Admin] on February 12, 2009, 10:39:47 PM

A few reference photos for you Ken:
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Gallery/Imara/index.htm
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows/Midlands_2004/Imara/index.htm
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Shows2007/Midlands-Engineering-2006/imagepages/image129.html
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/Modellers2/george_mc_aulay/index.htm
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 13, 2009, 08:10:16 PM

Wow....  what an inspiration, Martin. Thank you for that. I missed some of those in my research.

Loads of detailed pics there. I shall now stay in the wings until it's time to sink her.  ;)

If you like, I could start a  "what's this bit for"   picture gallery. :embarrassed:

ken
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 13, 2009, 08:22:38 PM
Quite a nice example at Brighton Modelworld today.

Colin
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: dave301bounty on February 13, 2009, 09:02:15 PM
I had this type ,lovely model ,sailed it twice ,too heavy ,and a chap cadged it off me ,reasonable price i thought ,a fool i was .now it,s in his look what i have collection.some people    ?but i have seen the actual tug in Dar es Salam ,he never ..
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 13, 2009, 09:12:31 PM

That is a very nice model, Colin.  I have referenced it with my collection of pics, although I can't ever see me getting to this standard. 

ken
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 13, 2009, 09:16:43 PM
Ken,

If you put the model together like it says in the instructions ( but with a weather eye open for comments about the model on here) then yours will look like that too - no problem.

Colin
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Brian Roberts on February 13, 2009, 09:17:21 PM
Yes please Ken!
Brian
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Brian Roberts on February 13, 2009, 09:24:14 PM
Ken
When I said "Yes please Ken" I was referring to your comment about a "what's this bit for section"
Brian
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on February 13, 2009, 09:34:56 PM
Yes please Ken!
Brian

OK Brian. I'll photo some stuff and set the challenge.

My bags of fittings are still sealed and look a proper mystery to me. I recognise the steering wheel and a few obvious shapes. (and the tea cup with the bent handle!)

The company might have just numbered the bags at least to get you started. (Like Model Slipway does).  Lets hope they are sectioned together, eh!!

I'm up to deck level and could actually sail her if I wanted to, so now it's over to the nitty gritty detail.  I'll film some for next week, as I'm off to the boat show this weekend.

ken
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Guy Bagley on May 21, 2009, 01:03:57 PM
Quite a nice example at Brighton Modelworld today.

Colin


thats alf fletchers from the black park club.... its a lovely model
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 28, 2009, 10:44:20 AM

                    Well we got there in the end

                    The Imara is now finished.


(http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/7577/49490116.gif) (http://www.postimage.org/)


Photo hosting courtesy of Imageshack

I am busy doing a build blog and a "You Tube"  film at the moment, till I noticed I've left off the Anchor and name plate.   {-)

Overall report is that she is a great looking ship when finished, but you you will need loads of patience and friendly advice to complete her. Total cost of the build is around 700 when you add the electronics and all the building materials.    (paints and glues and wood and plastic and chains and scale items, plus two 70 mm brass props  and a home build new extra smoke power unit)



(http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/6554/79730631.gif) (http://www.postimage.org/)

I am now under threat of pain by my  'better half'  if I put her in the lake.  O0  so what's a chap to do ?

Cheers

ken




Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Brian Roberts on August 28, 2009, 10:54:29 AM
Hi Ken
Lovely looking model, well done!
Now do what you have to do.................."put her in the lake"
Brian
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 28, 2009, 11:14:50 AM
Quote
I am now under threat of pain by my  'better half'  if I put her in the lake.

If you don't get some help you certainly will be in pain! Slipped disc at the least....

Congratulations on a lovely model.

Colin

Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 28, 2009, 11:34:16 AM
Hi Ken
Lovely looking model, well done!
Now do what you have to do.................."put her in the lake"
Brian

Thanks Brian

Also thanks for the advice during her build. It's the hardest build I've ever done. Those drawings by Caldercraft eh !!  They've had 20 years to improve them and done nowt.


I'll send you the CD when it's done, as it's too big for "You Tube" so I'll have to shorten it for them.

Cheers

Ken
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 28, 2009, 11:41:34 AM
If you don't get some help you certainly will be in pain! Slipped disc at the least....

Congratulations on a lovely model.

Colin



Thank you Colin. Praise indeed, much appreciated. I was only following your published build. My God, I needed it. Caldercraft's plans are a little short on brains, methinks!!!

"She who must be obeyed" has gone to town, so I'm going to fill the portable pool and see how level she floats. I WILL take your advice and fit the batteries after launching her. Scheesh, she's a heavy bird.

With the ACTion contoller, she should spin around without touching the sides.   ok2

I'll be taking a couple more pictures, in case I don't get the chance again.  %)

cheers

Ken



Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: bosun on August 28, 2009, 11:46:22 AM
HY Ken
Thats a cracking job you,ve done there mate, If I get 5 mins laterI will call over later and have a good look.
Bosun
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 28, 2009, 11:55:56 AM
HY Ken
Thats a cracking job you,ve done there mate, If I get 5 mins laterI will call over later and have a good look.
Bosun

Mornin Terry

We'll be here all day, as we don't go out on Bank Holiday.

I'm doing some finishing touches on her. The washports have siezed up with paint, so I'm clearing them open for the expected flood. You know my sailing abilities  ok2

Have you finished with the Boston Typhoon drawings, please?  I'm ready to start the St Nectan and they could be useful.

Cheers

Ken
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Colin Bishop on August 28, 2009, 11:59:28 AM
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With the ACTion contoller, she should spin around without touching the sides.

My wife does that too.....  {-)

Colin
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: derekwarner on August 28, 2009, 12:48:50 PM
 :-) ok2...Ken.....even from 20,000 km distant in OZ......... I can see a superb model  :-)) ....... O0

I am sure you have seen the latest postings where Waverley had demolished a pier.........  >>:-( :embarrassed: >>:-( <*<

According to PD members ........  %%  ...as she had just dented a wooden fender  O0........so all is OK  :police: .......Derek
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Wasyl on August 28, 2009, 03:46:05 PM
i never realised the kit was so expensive,small wonder, the guy i bought this one from,looked sick when i got his for 250 and its the twin prop version complete with all rc gear

Wullie,
(http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/5751/67577977.th.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVLwYv9)

(http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/3039/84882524.th.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVLyqNr)

(http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1510/62133729.th.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pq1vmtTJ)
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Brian Roberts on August 28, 2009, 06:45:33 PM
Thanks Ken for those kind words, and as for Wullie, you canny Scotsman, a real bargain there!

Brian
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on August 28, 2009, 07:56:29 PM

I am sure you have seen the latest postings where Waverley had demolished a pier.........
.......Derek

Hi Derek

Thank you for your kind comments. I do like a challenge (as you know !)

Having 'steered' my Waverley, I know what the real thing must be like. We have a skilled Captain there. The Press are always quick to jump on her little 'bumps' but it's part of her 'way' No damage done, just a noisy impact.

I've bought the "Glasgow" and she will be 2nd in line after I get through 'Mountfleet's' St Nectan.

Catch you again

Ken
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 20, 2009, 04:04:45 PM

Here we go, off to the lake

Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 20, 2009, 04:06:30 PM

She floats like a dream. The twin 70 mm props create a massive wash

Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 20, 2009, 04:10:05 PM

Finally, meeting the other craft.

All in all, a superb boat to sail. The Action gear works a treat. Thanks Dave. Might try towing someday.

cheers,

Ken.
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: DickyD on September 20, 2009, 05:39:28 PM
Excellent Ken, when you getting a bigger house ?

Whats next ?
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 21, 2009, 12:34:29 PM

Thank you, Dicky. Funny you should say that.  ok2

I've started taking down shelves in the workshop to make more room. I've also had to 'blow the dust off' the other boats sitting around. (funny how it accumulates)

Here's the next one. Do you know what it is yet. ( to quote Rolf Harris!!  silly me 'Gonna need a bigger shelf')   O0

ken

Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: DickyD on September 21, 2009, 01:11:13 PM
Trawler ?
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 21, 2009, 01:23:34 PM

Which one is the 'new project' Ken, the one on the left or the one on the right?!?!   %)
Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Tug-Kenny on September 21, 2009, 07:19:45 PM

                :} :} :}  My wife is working on the one on the right



                   Imara launch is now up on "You Tube"

           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVzbUIBmIUU



I'll do a 'Blog' on the new build ............................ it's under   

                              " St Nectan Build"

cheers all

ken



Title: Re: The world famous IMARA (that everyone's talking about!)
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 21, 2009, 07:42:52 PM


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