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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: Brian Roberts on February 01, 2009, 10:36:11 pm

Title: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on February 01, 2009, 10:36:11 pm
Hi everyone
I'm busy building an Imara at the moment (God it's cold in that garage), and enjoying the experience.
It's well on the way as you can see and I'll be starting on the superstructure soon which I'm not sure I'm looking forward to with a multitude of bits of white metal to identify. But then it's all part of the challenge!!
However, there's loads of superb model Imara's on this and other sites which I use for reference, but it's defiinitely not a beginners model.
Brian
Title: Imara Build
Post by: Colin Bishop on February 01, 2009, 10:44:17 pm
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but it's defiinitely not a beginners model.

Very true, but it makes up into a really impressive model which you can be very proud of - if you have somewhere to store it that is!

Colin
Title: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on February 01, 2009, 10:51:53 pm
Couple of more pics which didn't come through last time, Senior Moment I suspect!
Brian
Title: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on February 01, 2009, 10:54:54 pm
And more!
Title: Imara Build
Post by: Peter Fitness on February 02, 2009, 01:11:09 am
Looking great, Brian  :-)) , keep the photos coming.

Peter.
Title: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on February 02, 2009, 09:09:38 am
Thanks Peter, I'll do that.
We could do with some Australian weather over here in Wales - it's snowing!!
Regards
Brian
Title: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on February 17, 2009, 08:19:51 pm
Good evening all
Bit more progress with the Imara.
Brian
Title: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on February 17, 2009, 08:23:49 pm
And more.
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Bunkerbarge on February 19, 2009, 12:13:01 am
Thread split from "Whose Building What at the Moment" thread.
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on February 19, 2009, 11:32:32 am

Well worth a position of it's own. I'm following this with huge interest as it's very informative.

Keep going Brian, I'm right behind you.  :-))

ken
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on June 20, 2009, 12:26:08 am
Good evening all
Having finished building my Imara I've decided to build another one only this time as an RN Perseverance.
So............... if anyone has any pics or tips or any info. whatsoever about the Perseverance would they please let me know.
I already have the only pic (?) of her in real life, full length starboard side.
I'm enclosing a pic of my Imara.
Brian
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: awvs on June 20, 2009, 12:29:21 am
Great built Brian, do you have more pics?

Best
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on June 20, 2009, 12:41:58 am
Hi Wilhelm
Few more pics as requested!
Brian
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: awvs on June 20, 2009, 12:45:30 am
Thanks Brian. Your Imara looks really great!!!!

Cheers
Wilhelm
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on June 20, 2009, 12:48:58 am
Thanks Wilhelm, I'm signing off now as it's way past my bedtime!
All the best
Brian
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: knoby on June 20, 2009, 12:51:17 am
Hi Brian
The Imara kit certainly separates the men from the boys as regards kit building, & 'u the man !!!' I've not seen a better example.
Congratulations on a super model
cheers Glenn
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: barryfoote on June 20, 2009, 07:52:14 am
Beautiful job... :-)) :-))
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on June 20, 2009, 09:41:36 pm
Thanks Glenn and Barry, your comments are much appreciated.
Brian
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Robert Davies on June 30, 2009, 04:59:00 pm

Some 'on the water' footage.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23btYKlVYTA&fmt=18

-Rob
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on June 30, 2009, 05:23:59 pm
Thanks Rob for putting my Imara on to YouTube, thanks also for your help with the electrical side of the build, and I mustn't forget your input with the camcorder!
Brian
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: gondolier88 on June 30, 2009, 07:14:22 pm
Hi Brian,

What an impressive build, it looks just right- especially that wash thats created from two huge props. :}

Just wondering what kit you built this from? Also what size is the boat?

Greg
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on June 30, 2009, 08:13:39 pm

A superb build, Brian. She sails great with loads of power.

The only thing missing is a model of me hanging over the back rail, all green.  :} :} :}

Well done, can't wait to see the "Perseverance" version. The Imara price has dropped a hundred in the shops, so nows the time to get one.

all the best

ken


   
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on June 30, 2009, 08:20:03 pm
Hi Greg
Thanks for your comments, I must admit she looks very well on the water.
The kit is by Caldercraft, she's 1105mm long, 292mm beam, weighs in about 16kg and is 1:32 scale.
Since the boat has to sit quite low in the water a fair bit of ballast is needed made up mainly of lead acid cells and about 3kg of lead.
2x12v 7.5 amp  batteries for the motors, 2x12v 1.3amp and 1x7.2 NiCD for the smoke unit (which wasn't on when the recording was made.
Regards
Brian
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on June 30, 2009, 08:48:14 pm
Hi Ken

Green with envy or green being sick?!!

Regards

Brian 
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on June 30, 2009, 08:54:33 pm

Both.  I'm sick with envy.

Still, you have encouraged me to get on with mine. I've got something to aim for now.   :-))  especially as you know where all the bits go. ok2

ken
Title: Re: Imara Build
Post by: Brian Roberts on June 30, 2009, 09:03:26 pm
Wrong Ken! I don't know where all the bits go as I've got a few left over, but as someone said once "If it looks OK.............."

Brian