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Title: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: shalonaa67 on December 27, 2009, 07:11:53 PM
Hello,
This is my first post on here so I thought that as I am building a new model that I would share it with you all.
I am a full time commercial fisherman from Lowestoft (Pictures of my boat are attached), she is a 32 foot Scottish wooden built trawler/potter that I use for longlining and netting.She is Larch on Oak and weighs 11 tons.  I also take out angling parties at weekends too.

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/002-1.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/003.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/004.jpg)

When im not doing all of this, I like to make some progress on the Model Slipway kit that my partner bought for my christmas present.
I wont go into detail about the kit as it has been covered at length elsewhere but here are some pictures of the progress since christmas day.
 
The Hull size with my 2 year old daughter sitting in it!!!

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/016.jpg)


Bow Thruster tube in place

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/018.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/020.jpg)

Stern/Running Gear Glassed in:

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/017.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/019.jpg)

Rudder/Kort Nozzle/Etc:

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/021.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/022.jpg)

Size of hull:

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/023.jpg)

As you can see, I have also cut out the space for the anchor box in the forward hull and the stern net appetures too. Next will be the bilge keels, anchor box construction and filling around the skeg/kort Nozzle, etc before the main deck beams go in.

I hope you enjoy my build thread.
 
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: shalonaa67 on December 27, 2009, 07:15:33 PM
More Photo's:

Hull Steps and Anchor Box:

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/0172.jpg)

Bilge Keels:

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/0182.jpg)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Bradley on December 27, 2009, 10:14:20 PM
Welcome to the forum, shalonaa67.  You are certainly not hanging about with your build - very interesting and good photos. :-))

Derek.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: shalonaa67 on December 27, 2009, 10:19:56 PM
I have got nothing else on the table or to do over the holiday period, except one party of anglers to take out tomorrow.

So, wont get anymore building done until I get back in from sea tomorrow afternoon and kids are fed, bathed and in bed when the mess on the table commences once agin, much to my other halves delight!  <*<
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Martin [Admin] on December 27, 2009, 10:26:52 PM
Welcome to the Mayhem, shalonaa67   :-)

Strong looking build... no chance of the propshaft ever working it's way loose!  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: timg on December 27, 2009, 10:48:00 PM
Hi shalonaa67
What a great Christmas present and of to a flying start ,have you set yourself a finish date?
keep the pic's coming please.

spud
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: ggeorge on December 27, 2009, 11:53:27 PM
Welcome aboard,Looking forward to your build.
G.George
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: TugFan on December 28, 2009, 06:51:12 PM
Wow. I really wanted this kit for Christmas but Slipway won't be shipping it to the States until after January.  >>:-( Looks like you could put anything you want in that big hull. All kinds of sound, lights, the kitchen sink.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: TugFan on January 05, 2010, 05:15:01 PM
Any more done on this build?
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Michel on January 06, 2010, 05:35:32 PM
It looks verry nice  :-))

I am also building the our lass 2 but I am not as far as you. Keep up the good work.
I will follow your build and there is no doubt that I will learn some things here.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: shalonaa67 on January 11, 2010, 07:15:26 PM
Hi Guys,
Sorry its been a couple of weeks since I updated this build but I have been out at sea while the weather has been calm but cold!!

For those of you who have asked, heres a picture of the wheelhouse interior, albeit on my last boat, but it gives you an idea of what us commercial fishermen have in our cabins:

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/19052008715.jpg)

And heres some of last Fridays catch before it was landed into the market:

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/0032.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/0042.jpg)

Now, back to the model!

The deck beams and formaers were bonded in with epoxy and the rear lower deck bulwarks filled and sanded, then the decks were laid and left to dry for a couple of days, but be warned, the hull on the model is so out of shape that it took 2 days for the hull to pull in in the warm and settle.

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/001.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/0022.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/003-1.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/004-1.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/005-1.jpg)

(http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/shalonaa67/002-2.jpg)

I will do some more tonight in the way of filling and sanding around the deck adges and sorting out tidying up the hull steps, etc.

More updates as and when I get some more done this week, which with this weather at the moment should be quite frequently!!!!
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on January 13, 2010, 04:05:24 PM
Hi there, I'm also building Our Lass II. Am at about the same stage, just fixed the deck in place today. Will try put some photos on of my own if I can find the camera to computer lead! Dave :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Michel on January 13, 2010, 06:56:59 PM
Hi,

I have noticed that the tube of the rudder ends about 5mm below the waterline. 
So it may be better to ballast a bit less to prevent water comming in ;)

Grtz,

Michel.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on January 28, 2010, 03:37:02 PM
Just done a bit more to the cabin today, some pics now have found camera lead! Enjoying the build so far with no real problems (yet!) Dave :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on March 02, 2010, 05:12:55 PM
Finally done bit more to Our Lass. Primed the hull grey so can better see where needs filler, will prime her white before topcoat. Started mast on top of cabin and done lot of interior. Hopefully do lot more over coming days. Thoroughly enjoying this build, top marks to Model Slipway, Dave. :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on March 04, 2010, 05:07:57 PM
Started work on the rear gantry and crane today,replacing inner part of hydraulic rams with brass rod instead of the plastic tube to give it bit more strength and moves more easily...
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: nathanbint on March 04, 2010, 07:57:21 PM
i bet this will look smart when it has finished
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: justboatonic on March 04, 2010, 11:49:43 PM
Good pics, good progress and good builds, folks!  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on March 05, 2010, 08:29:29 AM
Thanks for the comments, she'll be impressive when done (hopefully).%) This is one of the best kits to build from I've done so far, and there have been quite a lot, top marks to Jackie and Laurie at MSW. Can't wait to see the CNC Maggie M when she's ready. Dave. :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on March 05, 2010, 03:59:50 PM
Rear gantry and crane almost finished, just hydraulic lines to go on after painting. Put in place temporarily to show layout... :-)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Michel on March 07, 2010, 09:57:49 PM
Verry nice build number 6  :-))

After about 3 months I am only at the stage of the deck supports due to lack of time to build  :((

Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on March 08, 2010, 02:18:37 PM
Thanks for comments. I know the feeling, too much to do and not enough hours in the day. Got 2 days off now so hope to do some more to her, that's the plan anyway! :-)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on March 16, 2010, 12:07:44 AM
I've started building one too.  I've changed a few things, used fiberglass for the main and lower decks, and I did most of the hull interior stuff so I'm a little behind but at least I'm not working through a 6" x 6" opening.  She is quite a hull, I can't wait to get it in the water.  Here's a link to some pics of where I am so far:

http://s852.photobucket.com/albums/ab84/oruna1/our%20lass%20II%20kit%20pics/?action=postuploadshare

Both builds in the forum so far are very nice indeed  :-)) , I hope I can do as nice a job


(http://s4.postimage.org/uCEGJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVuCEGJ)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on March 16, 2010, 06:09:26 PM
Looking good. I know what you mean about the opening, a bit like keyhole surgery if you don't sort the running gear etc out first. Keep us posted on the build, Dave. :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on March 16, 2010, 06:21:15 PM
All very well fixing all your running gear first, but make sure you can remove it if necessary.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on March 16, 2010, 10:04:04 PM
I just set up all the mounts for the running gear.  I remembered to not be like the guy who built the boat in the basement and couldn't get it out   :o
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on March 17, 2010, 06:42:15 PM
Don't think even I'd do anything like that.%) But know people who have. {-) All the running gear,electronics etc is all easily removed, taken it all out to carry on with the build anyway. number6 :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on April 01, 2010, 01:57:56 AM
I made a bit more progress.  Next the railings and the rear gantry.






(http://s1.postimage.org/QFtDi.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxQFtDi)

(http://s1.postimage.org/QFB6J.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxQFB6J)

(http://s1.postimage.org/QFNAr.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxQFNAr)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on April 01, 2010, 06:52:40 PM
Looking good, mine on hold at the moment due to decorating the living room. {:-{
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: timg on April 06, 2010, 03:36:18 PM
Hi All
Great builds ,

Has anyone had one in water yet ??
and what running gear have you been installing ?

Cheers spud
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on April 07, 2010, 04:14:15 AM
I had the maiden voyage Saturday with a second run on Easter Sunday.  She ran great, I'm using a Graupner 900 motor Model Slipway supplied, direct drive.  Actually too much power because it reached terminal velocity at about half throttle and the remainder just pushed a bunch of water.  (2) 6V batteries in series with a Mack speed controller 7300

http://www.mackproductsrc.com/Speed%20Controls.htm

I still have detail parts to add but I got itchey to run it on a beautiful Saturday and Sunday. 
Once I figure it out I'll post the video on you-tube.

Sunday was a liittle windy (probably 10 to 15 ft scale seas and it was extremely stable).  I actually took some "greene" water over the bow, had water running out the scuppers I cut out in the stern, and no problems even side to  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on April 08, 2010, 03:52:56 PM
Hi All
Great builds ,

Has anyone had one in water yet ??
and what running gear have you been installing ?

Cheers spud

Will be runing mine with a Torpedo 800 with marine20 esc on 6v mainly because I'd got them already. Should be working on her again soon,decorating nearly done(thankfully!!) :-)) Unless the mrs has any more bright ideas %)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: timg on April 08, 2010, 10:11:21 PM
hi
thanks for your replys and the info
i'm going to south shields show at the weekend so i can have a look at one and i might buy one
cheers
spud
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on April 13, 2010, 02:34:06 PM
Here a link to a video of her.  I wish the quality was better, it's from a high def camera but I don't know how to post it properly.  More details to add (crane, doors, fwd mast) but it's fun to run as she is.  :-)
Enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUQkUyQM-Ro
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on April 13, 2010, 02:59:51 PM
Blimey, looks a bit choppy out there, brave man sailing her! Looking good, fair size seas those would be if scaled up! Keep us posted, number6. :-)) :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: timg on April 13, 2010, 04:34:35 PM
Hi All
I picked one up from the show on Saturday but won't be starting it for abit (other models to finish) i will post pic's when i do
spud
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Roger in France on April 13, 2010, 06:13:45 PM
Do you think she needs a little more ballast, low down?

Roger in France
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on April 13, 2010, 06:38:50 PM
All the ballast is below the water line as well as the batteries.  She is floating level with just a little waterline showing.  It seems very stable, she wants to right herself very quickly as you can see.  Not much else I can do at this point.  It has more weight down low than the real one does.  What are you observing that makes you think there is something amiss?  This is my first RC model of this type and I'm very impressed with it at this point.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Roger in France on April 13, 2010, 06:50:11 PM
It appeared to me that the "bobbing action" was not natural and it seemed as if her below the waterline hull was more visible than I would expect.

However, I accept a model is to scale and the waves are alway 1:1!

Roger in France
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on April 13, 2010, 07:41:43 PM
Actually it would be 15-25 ft seas, very steep  And I was at times steaming full speed into them so it would be like an emergency situation.  You also wouldn't sit side to in these types of seas if you could avoid it.  If you were inside you would need "seat belts" for sure. :}
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on April 13, 2010, 08:29:33 PM
My Model Slipway Maggie M bobs about a bit too even though she is ballasted low down and down to the waterline.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on April 13, 2010, 09:31:23 PM
I really think that's about how the real ones act.  If I watch the video in slow motion it looks very accurate.  If anything I think it's roll period is too quick which having the weight too low will cause it to act that way.  I didn't have to pay any attention to how I controlled her into the sea.  I could turn any time I felt like it with the boat taking the sea in any direction and I didn't worry about it.  The lake can get much nastier than what is in the video so I'll have to pay attention.  If I move slowly thru the seas it hardly would make any splashes at all.  Very impressive how the bow being that full would lift the hull without getting any green water over the bow :o
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: gondolier88 on April 13, 2010, 09:46:58 PM
Where were you sailing Our Lass in the video?

Greg
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on April 14, 2010, 03:13:22 AM
In Lake Ronkonkoma, NY USA
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on April 14, 2010, 02:23:21 PM
I'm not sure how to modify/edit my previous post but I managed to get a better quality video posted on you tube.  I deleted the previous one.  The new link is as follows:

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

Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Michel on April 14, 2010, 05:07:02 PM
Nice video!
Glad to see that the model can cope in rough water.

Did there come water thrue the stern cutouts in these conditions?
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: oruna1 on April 14, 2010, 09:37:27 PM
Some water came in the aft openings but I modified the aft lower deck to be one piece and follow the actual deck deck line from the real boat.  I cut 2 scuppers on the port and starboard sides which were draining water off the deck for sure, although water also comes in from the scuppers when they are under water.  I mounted the rudder servo forward with access to it from the main opening under the pilothouse.  No problems at all and it's fun to see the water comming out of the scuppers to drain off the deck.  The sea has to be really big and steep to go in the openings of the stern.  I would close them off for sure if you don't seal up the aft lower deck and cut some scuppers.   That much free surface water weight without being able to drain it off would not be too good for the boats stability.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Michel on April 14, 2010, 10:30:27 PM
Thanks for the anwser.  Maybe I will also do that modification but I also want to keep access to the rudder to grease the rudder schaft in the tube.
I will sleep on it a few nights :)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: john-irvine on June 24, 2010, 07:36:47 PM
i found that with my Maggie M model vasalene sealed the aft hatch of her very well. I intend to do the same with the rudder access hatch of my Our Lass.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 08, 2010, 07:31:47 AM
Well I'll finally be cracking on with mine after few months doing other projects. Off work for few weeks now so watch this space!! :-)) :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on July 08, 2010, 08:28:13 AM
I've started building one too.  I've changed a few things, used fiberglass for the main and lower decks, and I did most of the hull interior stuff so I'm a little behind but at least I'm not working through a 6" x 6" opening.  She is quite a hull, I can't wait to get it in the water.  Here's a link to some pics of where I am so far:

http://s852.photobucket.com/albums/ab84/oruna1/our%20lass%20II%20kit%20pics/?action=postuploadshare

Both builds in the forum so far are very nice indeed  :-)) , I hope I can do as nice a job


(http://s4.postimage.org/uCEGJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVuCEGJ)

Something weird here, if I click on the link I get my own Photobucket account. {:-{
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DavieTait on July 08, 2010, 02:41:05 PM
http://s852.photobucket.com/home/oruna1

Thats a working link DickyD
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 15, 2010, 01:29:16 PM
Been doing some more work on mine, have made up most of the hatches, tool box, battery boxes, engine vent and done most of the work on the cod end framework. This was bit of a fiddle to get right as have quite a few angles to cut and only 2 lengths of the square plastic tubing. The golden rule applies as always, measure twice(or more!) cut once!! Really enjoying this build, Dave.  ;) ;)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on July 15, 2010, 06:15:13 PM
http://s852.photobucket.com/home/oruna1

Thats a working link DickyD
Thanks Davie  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Voyager on July 25, 2010, 11:34:22 AM
That looks massive  :o Impressive model, and your doing a super job  :-)) Keep up the good work mate ok2
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: balders on July 30, 2010, 07:25:36 PM
Hi Dave,
            I am intrigued by your comment about Maggie M coming out as a cnc'ed kit .It's the first Ive heard about it so can you enlighten me please.I am a big fan of MS but this one's sneaked past me .

                                                                                                                                                                                 Cheers Andy (Balders)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DavieTait on July 30, 2010, 08:03:14 PM
As far as I know its the sheets of parts that will be laser printed now to save on having to hold onto a stock of pre-printed sheets for kits. Not sure if Dave is going to re-do the mould for the hull or not
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Model_Slipway on July 30, 2010, 09:31:27 PM
Hello

The upgraded Maggie M. kit will have CNC-cut parts to replace the die-cut parts. The main plans will be to scale with lots of step-by-step assembly drawings for ease of construction. The hull will be the same.
Lawrie is putting the final touches to the upgrade. We hope to re-release the new kit very soon and an announcement will be made on our website and on this forum.

Jackie
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 31, 2010, 08:14:02 AM
Hi there all, there we have it from MSW. Can't wait to see the new Maggie M, looking forward to building one. Would be nice to build one on 1/24 scale to go with Our Lass 2 O0. She's coming on well, will be putting more pics on over the next week or so. Struggling to get out into the shed at the moment to do paint spraying due to my bust leg  >:-o so am trying to get as much assembled as possible. She's a great model to build and may build another one as a different type of trawler, saw this one last weekend down in Brixham, Devon, very similar design. There are loads out there to choose from, Dave. :-)) :-)) :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: wbeedie on July 31, 2010, 08:27:04 AM
Thats the Crabber Ebonnie BM176 another Parkol Marine build so will look similar
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 31, 2010, 08:32:02 AM
Thought must've been built by them but hadn't checked it out yet. Looks shorter, cabin lot smaller than Our Lass 2. You're on the ball for 8.30 on a Saturday morning, thanks for the info, Dave. :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: wbeedie on July 31, 2010, 08:57:36 AM
only 15 metres I think

#  Country Code : GBR - United Kingdom
# Registration Number :  176
# External Marking :  BM176
# Vessel Name :  EBONNIE
#    Port Code :  BM - BRIXHAM
# Entry Service Year :  2005
# License Indicator :  Y  - Yes
 Technical Information
# IRCS Indicator : No
# IRCS :  ( nc )
# VMS Indicator :  N  - No
# LOA :  14.95
# LBP :  ( nc )
# Tonnage GT :  69.45 T
# Tonnage Other :  ( nc )
# Safety Tonnage GT's :  ( nc )
# Main Power :  223.00
# Auxiliary Power :  0
#    Main Gear type :  FPO  - Pots and Traps
# Secondary Gear type :  NO  - No gear
# Hull material code :  2 - Metal
# Year of Construction :  2005
# Place of Construction :  YORKS
Thats all the build info for your
Proper Our Lass II build pics and if you go further down ther is a new build gallery also  http://s109678751.websitehome.co.uk/completed%20pages/Our%20Lass%20II.htm
http://s109678751.websitehome.co.uk/completedboats.htm click on the pic to get the build photos of all the Parkol boats with this link
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 31, 2010, 09:03:32 AM
Thanks for the info, not looked on their site before, some good info on there, Dave.  :-) :-)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: wbeedie on July 31, 2010, 09:05:20 AM
No probs Dave ,but always worth a look when they are building vessels ,really just a big model these days lol ,Willie
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 31, 2010, 09:19:55 AM
Just hope mine doesn't turn out like this. Wouldn't fancy taking on the North Sea in it anyway {-) {-) Dave
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: wbeedie on August 30, 2010, 10:28:40 AM
Why bother building the model when you could buy the real deal  http://www.findafishingboat.com/detail.php?aid=27359 :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 18, 2010, 11:19:35 AM
hi, im building 1 of these kits, instructions abit vague on how to assemble the railings around the shelter deck, any one at this stage with any hints/tips? thanks
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on September 18, 2010, 11:30:11 AM
hi, im building 1 of these kits, instructions abit vague on how to assemble the railings around the shelter deck, any one at this stage with any hints/tips? thanks
What is the problem you are experiencing ?
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 18, 2010, 12:22:35 PM
are the railing posts cut into the deck or just glued on?
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on September 18, 2010, 01:14:02 PM
Hi I haven't done the Our Lass II but I have done the Maggie M. Have the bottoms of the stanchions got round pins on, if so you would normally drill a hole for the pin and then glue it on.
Can you put a photo of a stanchion on here so we can see the bottom ?
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Model_Slipway on September 18, 2010, 01:39:10 PM
The stanchions are handed: L-15’s are positioned on starboard side and L-16’s on port side – as per plan Sheet 2. Make slots in the deck (we used a Dremel with a 2mm bit), push the stanchions into the slots, bend them forward slightly – refer to main plan Sheet 1 - and add a drop of glue to hold them in place.

The rails may be superglued or soldered to the stanchions. The main point is to remember to clean all parts thoroughly before tinning and soldering. Methylated spirit is as good as anything to de-grease metal while a “red” Scotchbrite pad is invaluable to polish it up. Clean off any excess flux straight away after soldering and fettle all joints with a fine file and brass brush afterwards.

Happy building!

Jackie MS.

Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on September 18, 2010, 01:45:14 PM
Thanks Jackie, helpful as always  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 18, 2010, 01:51:56 PM
hi, thanks for replys, i see how they fit now, i can carry on now! thanks
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: long bill on September 20, 2010, 07:38:32 PM
My next project will be Our Lass II.

Currently working on the Deans Liberty Ship,

How much ballast does Our Lass need?

What do you use for ballast?

How/where do you install it?

Do you install it before putting the deck in  place???

Thanks much,

Bill M

 ;)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on September 24, 2010, 06:36:35 PM
I'll be using couple of plastic milk bottles filled with sand to ballast mine when I finally get her finished.  %) Not too sure how much will be needed yet but you should be able to place it ok when she's completed. I've got to crack on with mine, I keep getting sidetracked with other projects but she's getting there. Keep us posted on your progress....Dave  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on November 03, 2010, 09:23:13 PM
hi again
i have the model finished now, have the motor and coupling from model slipway and the rc gear, just wondering what speed controllers best? the motor is a 900 12volt
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on November 04, 2010, 07:34:17 PM
(http://)(http://)
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(http://s3.postimage.org/PFzvS.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wwa3aouc/)
few pics of mine finished, got the trawl doors and a scale net that works, (see pic of my other model st.amant) to fit and a few finishing touches and shes ready for the water, fitted an extra hatch forrad of the origanl for more accsess
(http://s3.postimage.org/PGXOS.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wxvz3u4k/)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on November 04, 2010, 08:06:06 PM
She's looking good, very nice. You realise you're shaming me into getting mine finished.  :embarrassed:  I keep doing a bit here and there but something else always seems to crop up! Keep the pics coming, Dave.  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on November 04, 2010, 08:55:13 PM
once i got stuck in for a few days it flew together, painting it took longer but result well worth it, the extra hatch makes things so much easyer and nothing is botherd where it is, nothing had to be moved, had it in the bath, plenty of power in it, had 2 2pint milk cartons and two 1.5 litre bottles full of water for ballast but she still needs more!!
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on November 07, 2010, 07:23:16 AM
Will have to get mine finished, she's pretty much there. Only big jobs left to do are the stanchions/railings all round, fore mast, painting her and wiring up all the lights....Hopefully be done for the new year! Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on February 07, 2011, 03:46:40 PM
weres the best place online to get a 12volt battery fot the our lass? mines ready 4 the water but havnt got a decent battery
(http://s4.postimage.org/o9siobl0/IMG_1346.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o9siobl0/)


(http://s4.postimage.org/o9z4tpk4/IMG_1354.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/o9z4tpk4/)


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Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: fatcat123 on February 07, 2011, 03:56:36 PM
I use these lot - http://www.mdsbattery.co.uk/defaultuk.asp (http://www.mdsbattery.co.uk/defaultuk.asp)

They have all shapes and sizes.

Dan
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on February 07, 2011, 04:38:56 PM
Try Maplins too, bit more expensive than online but you'll save on postage and will be sure you've got right one, Dave. :)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: ACTion on February 07, 2011, 05:47:14 PM
www.component-shop.co.uk (http://www.component-shop.co.uk)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on February 07, 2011, 07:49:14 PM


http://www.component-shop.co.uk/html/body_lead-acid.html


Excellent service, excellent prices.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on February 07, 2011, 08:10:54 PM
ok will check those out, thanks for that! she may see the water at last
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: long bill on February 24, 2011, 02:05:51 AM
How are the builds going?

I still have not started mine yet.

I need to finish my Liberty Ship first.

Later,

Long Bill

 :-)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on April 24, 2011, 06:43:00 PM
got a battery of ebay and had her in the water, very impressed with it, steers well, even without a thruster, even when towing a net. had her rolling about in the current of the river and is very stable aswell
 few pics of 1st voyage!
(http://s1.postimage.org/dgldhoec/IMG_0666_b.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dgldhoec/)

(http://s1.postimage.org/dh3kehtw/IMG_0741_b.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/dh3kehtw/)

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Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on May 08, 2011, 11:06:48 AM
Time to restart my build I think after 12 months on other projects, Dave. :-)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: pugwash on May 08, 2011, 11:51:23 AM
It looks really good in the water Manx, did you catch anything?

Geoff
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on May 08, 2011, 04:09:48 PM
yeah, we had it in the river that flows into our harbour so lots of shrimp and small fish to catch! net is a scaled down version of the real nets we use on our own fishing boat
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 12, 2011, 06:47:29 PM
Hi there all, I've been doing some more to mine in between other things and she's finally getting close to being completed. Some of you may notice the radar is on the 'wrong' level of the mast. I moved it down as I wanted it to rotate and if built as in the plans the motor shaft would have to cut through the vac-forming below it and that would look awful so I swapped them round, call it artistic licence! I've also modified the trawl boards so they look more like the ones in the photos on Model Slipways photos of the real boat. I've strengthened and/or replaced some parts as I want to sail her regularly and want to try and reduce the risk of damaging her in transit etc. Still got some small jobs and assemblies to build but she's more or less done The biggest job remaining is the stanchions and railings, but all the slots are cut out and they've all been cleaned up and are ready to be fitted. More to come soon hopefully, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on July 13, 2011, 10:02:25 PM
ive cut an extra hatch in mine, between liferafts and forrad mast, makes getting battrey in and out and ballast so much easier, well worth doing
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 19, 2011, 06:31:21 PM
More work done yesterday and today. Fitted the handrails and stanchions and done some more of the smaller fittings. Still debating whether cut another hatch on the deck for better access...hmmm. Just need some good weather so I can get spraying, could be a long wait, Dave.  ;)
(http://s2.postimage.org/2jd6rkd9g/P7190925.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2jd6rkd9g/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/2jda2n290/P7190924.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2jda2n290/)

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Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Spook on July 20, 2011, 01:08:51 PM
I would love to do this build. It looks very impressive and the photos are great - nice work guys! Sadly I don't have the space to store anything that large.  Even my MS Trent has to live on my work table, when the table's not in use. Guess I'll have to look for something smaller (narrower).
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 20, 2011, 08:27:53 PM
Thanks for the compliments. I must admit I'm struggling for space to build these days but I get there in the end. Really going to struggle with the 1/12 Severn Class! Our Lass isn't much bigger than the Trent, just more of a lump! I'd highly recommend it as a kit, how about Model Slipways Maggie M? She's a bit smaller and not quite as tall I think. Just want to get her all painted now, more pictures to follow but working the next few days so won't be doing much until next week, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: fatcat123 on July 20, 2011, 08:30:47 PM
Its looking very good Dave.

Please do make a very in depth thread about the Severn, i intend to build one some day.

Dan
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Spook on July 21, 2011, 03:51:55 PM
Maggie M looks nice. I have to fit any future models on a 240mm window sill and Maggie M is 255 mm - Oh well, it won't be the first hangover I've had  :}
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 21, 2011, 07:08:59 PM
Its looking very good Dave.

Please do make a very in depth thread about the Severn, i intend to build one some day.

Dan

Thanks for that. I will be doing a build thread on the Severn once I get started. Got a few other jobs to do and finish off first, she'll be based on Holyhead's  17-41 Christopher Pearce. That's the boat I'm standing by in my profile picture, had a good look round it earlier this year and have loads of photos of it. Cheers, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: john44 on July 21, 2011, 08:48:29 PM
Our Lass is looking good Dave :-))

john
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 22, 2011, 06:43:38 PM
Thanks for that John. Finally got virtually all the small fittings and sub assemblies finished. Just got to do the liferaft cannisters. Did a test fit to make sure everything is ok and was going to start priming her, but it started to rain, typical. Hopefully might get to do some painting tomorrow after work, Dave.  :-))
(http://s4.postimage.org/wjmhvmck/P7220933.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wjmhvmck/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/wjrghntw/P7220939.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/wjrghntw/)

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Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: 6705russell on July 22, 2011, 06:56:23 PM
Looking very nice Dave, I would seriously think about cutting another access hatch though !
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: nhp651 on July 22, 2011, 07:13:01 PM
I would love to do this build. It looks very impressive and the photos are great - nice work guys! Sadly I don't have the space to store anything that large.  Even my MS Trent has to live on my work table, when the table's not in use. Guess I'll have to look for something smaller (narrower).

or a bigger workshop , Spook, {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 24, 2011, 05:18:02 PM
After a mornings sailing with great weather I started to prime her. Unfortunately I managed to run out of paint and with the UK's Sunday trading laws with shops closing at 4pm I can't get any more now until tomorrow so that's that for today. She's coming on now though, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Spook on July 24, 2011, 09:52:11 PM
I'll bet that takes a few cans of primer!  :o
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: ixion on July 24, 2011, 09:58:12 PM
She's looking good  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Tug-Kenny on July 25, 2011, 11:01:00 AM

She certainly is.             :-)) :-))


Ken

Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 25, 2011, 03:25:26 PM
Thanks for the compliments guys, much appreciated.  :embarrassed:  As for paint and primer... I've exhausted all the primer I had, must have used about 4 cans so far. I should hopefully have enough of the topcoats, lacquer etc as I stocked up on it when I originally had the kit. Think us model boaters should get shares in Halfords!  O0 More painting to be done tomorrow, weather permitting of course, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on July 27, 2011, 12:38:51 PM
Done some more painting today. I don't know why I didn't paint below the waterline before I put the railings on, I usually do, must be getting old! Some sections of Our Lass are awkward to mask to say the least but worthwhile to get a good finish, just make sure you've got plenty of tape. I've been using my favourite Tamiya tape to give nice clean edges. She's going to be 'weathered' when finished but she's coming on nicely. Going to let the hull dry properly for a day or so before I turn her back over again, quite a lot of weight to be sitting on fresh paintwork, don't want to risk marking her needlessly. More to come soon, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on August 02, 2011, 07:38:01 PM
More done yesterday and today. She's coming together now, most of the spraying is all done. I've started to do the weathering on her as I don't want her to be in 'showroom' condition. More photos to come soon, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: nhp651 on August 02, 2011, 08:39:56 PM
beautiful work dave......i like these types of boats.....and you've made a cracking job of her.
neil.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on August 03, 2011, 09:55:49 PM
looking good, i was thinking of weathering mine aswell but never got round to it, shes chipped and banged from being in the water and in and around the rocks in the river i use her in, the real our lass dosnt get very "weatherd" as shes repainted every year and well looked after, only the stern quarters were the trawl doors come up get marked

http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=82694&title=our-lass-iiwy-261&cat=682
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on August 04, 2011, 06:58:23 AM
Cheers for the comments guys. I did read somewhere that she gets a repaint every year or so, I just like the look of a weathered fishing boat. It's not going to be too over the top, just enough. I wonder if anyone's bought her yet as she was up for sale? I'm hoping to virtually finish her today but it's raining at the moment and she'll need a coat of clear lacquer before I put the ropes, nets etc on. More photos to go on later, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on August 04, 2011, 12:25:44 PM
Well the rain has stopped any more progress today as I need to give her a coat of lacquer before I can do any more. She just needs the hydraulic lines for the crane fitting, ropes and chains fitting, trawl boards attaching. Some small painting jobs to do, also need the liferaft canisters doing but I'm going to get resin ones from the Warrington show as I don't like the vac-formed ones supplied. Just wondering what I'm going to do next, got a few kits in the garage I can be getting on with, hmmm, decisions, decisions, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: nhp651 on August 04, 2011, 06:27:20 PM
Anne Letitia russell,............ Waveney Scout...............perhaps, lol {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on August 04, 2011, 06:34:05 PM
Excellent model Dave, love the weathering, how did you do it ?(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/thinking1.gif)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on August 04, 2011, 07:03:36 PM
Excellent model Dave, love the weathering, how did you do it ?(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/thinking1.gif)

Thanks Richard, the weathering has all been done with Tamiya weatherline master (item 87085). It contains colours orange rust, gunmetal and silver, they're like soft pastel blocks. I apply them dry using a dry brush or small piece of sponge, or my finger tips! They can be applied wet but I don't think it works as well. It's all sealed afterwards using Halfords clear lacquer (all paint used on her has been Halfords acrylic aerosols). Beware of using the lacquer on Humbrol paint (all enamel paints?) as it reacts causing it to craze and break up, that's something I found out to my cost a few years ago! Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on August 04, 2011, 07:15:58 PM
Anne Letitia russell,............ Waveney Scout...............perhaps, lol {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-) {-)

Hmmmm, do like Anne Letitia Russell, classic lifeboat.....  Sent you an email, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on August 04, 2011, 10:44:04 PM
Thanks Richard, the weathering has all been done with Tamiya weatherline master (item 87085). It contains colours orange rust, gunmetal and silver, they're like soft pastel blocks. I apply them dry using a dry brush or small piece of sponge, or my finger tips! They can be applied wet but I don't think it works as well. It's all sealed afterwards using Halfords clear lacquer (all paint used on her has been Halfords acrylic aerosols). Beware of using the lacquer on Humbrol paint (all enamel paints?) as it reacts causing it to craze and break up, that's something I found out to my cost a few years ago! Dave.  :-))

Thanks Dave, I have weathered several of my boats but haven't as yet plucked up the courage to do my Maggie M. I was wondering about using the Tamiya stuff, might give it a go now. :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Mike S on August 08, 2011, 01:39:14 PM
Hi Dave, (Number 6),

I'm just starting out on an Our Lass II build and have followed your build with great interest, excellent work by the way, looking really good. I'm still mulling over the interior layout and also how much of the ballast to make removable, especially with the restricted access via the wheelhouse hatch. Any chance of a photo of the interior, underneath the bonnet as it were, to see how you did it?


Cheers,

Mike
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on August 08, 2011, 02:41:07 PM
Hi there Mike, thanks for the compliment. I've only done a couple of trials with ballast yet but hoping to finalise it all over the next few days and get the maiden voyage done. Once I've sorted it all out I'll put some photos on. I did consider cutting another access hatch in like Manx Venture has done (good idea I think), but I'll try it without it first. Keep us posted with your build, I would do another one, slightly altered, different colour scheme etc. I'll put some more pics on soon, cheers, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on August 16, 2011, 11:46:09 AM
Thought I'd post a few more pics now the crane is finished and the rigging is in place. Still not completed the internal wiring yet, hopefully get that all sorted tomorrow. Couple of small fittings to go on yet, wipers, lifebelts, finish the lights off and glazing to go in. Getting liferaft canisters and chain for trawl boards from Warrington show. I've been busy sorting out my new working area over the last couple of days too, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Spook on August 16, 2011, 03:29:15 PM
WOW! that does look good.   :-)) I wish I could paint weathering as nicely as that.  >:-o
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on August 16, 2011, 05:56:38 PM
Hi there Spook, thanks for the compliments. The weathering is Tamiya weatherline stuff, have a look at my previous post about it. Good thing with that is you can take it off if it doesn't look right before you seal it with a clearcoat of lacquer. Cheers, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on August 28, 2011, 06:09:04 PM
Our Lass 2 had her maiden voyage this morning. Mainly I wanted to get her ballasted properly and of course check for any leaks. She's sitting a bit high at the stern in the photos but this was sorted by adding some more lead, unfortunately I forgot to get a photo of her sitting on the waterline. The main ballast consisted of 4 x 4 pint plastic milk bottles this time filled with water. I'll weigh how much they are and will replace the water with sand, I don't fancy the idea of nearly 16 pints of water potentially flooding the hull! I'll post the total ballast weight and pics of the internal layout once I've finalised it. Still got to add the liferaft canisters and some other bits but I got most of the pieces I wanted from the Warrington Boat show(s).
On the water she sailed beautifully and was very responsive, I couldn't fault her for her first voyage, she looks great too. There was a very small amount of water inside but I think it was from a leaky water bottle inside. Top marks go out to Model Slipway again for a great kit and I think she's a bargain. I'd certainly build another one, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on September 05, 2011, 04:57:39 PM
Finally got the trawl boards and liferaft cannisters in place. I'm using 2 x 4 pint plastic milk bottles filled with sand for my ballast. These when correctly positioned either side of the motor along with a 12v 4ah sealed lead acid battery on the centreline in front of the motor put her perfectly on the waterline. I'll get a pic of the internals when I remember. Took a few photos of her sailing with my friend, Kev's Maggie M, they do look nice on the water together, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: fatcat123 on September 05, 2011, 05:06:59 PM
Daft question - is sand heavier than water?

Dan
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on September 05, 2011, 05:18:57 PM
Yes :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: fatcat123 on September 05, 2011, 05:27:45 PM
Lol, nice one.

I now know what to weight my barge down with! 25kg of water just isnt enough.

Lovely build by the way Dave  :embarrassed:

Dan
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on September 05, 2011, 05:31:45 PM
Thanks for the compliment Dan. I also used sand as I didn't fancy having over 8 pints of water inside the hull potentially waiting to leak out and mix with the electrics, ouch, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on September 05, 2011, 05:33:09 PM
Lol, nice one.

I now know what to weight my barge down with! 25kg of water just isnt enough.

Lovely build by the way Dave  :embarrassed:

Dan
Have you tried lead ?
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: fatcat123 on September 05, 2011, 05:45:21 PM
I havnt. Its a fair old chunk my barge - http://www.danwalker.co.uk/Towing_Barge_html/towingbargepart3.html (http://www.danwalker.co.uk/Towing_Barge_html/towingbargepart3.html)

I'm not pushed for space so water in my 5L bottles has been what i use for the moment but this only gets rid of half of the waterline so a lot more is needed. I shall try the sand.

I assume wet sand is better than dry?

Dan
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: DickyD on September 05, 2011, 05:48:15 PM
Wet sand is heavier,(http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p8/DickyD_photos/tumb.gif)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 06, 2011, 04:04:14 PM
just finished my second net for my our lass, now rigged same as real boat with twin rig trawls, just need bit nicer weather to try it!
(http://s2.postimage.org/vgahtl7o/IMG_2981.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vgahtl7o/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/vgkf1o6c/IMG_2982.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/vgkf1o6c/)
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on September 06, 2011, 06:06:22 PM
Look forward to seeing them in action MV, wouldn't mind trying to make some myself. Call me stupid but what do you make the floats out of and the trawl boards? Dave.  :D :-)) :D
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 06, 2011, 09:51:56 PM
the trawl doors are made out of plasticard with copper wire arms and lead on the bottoms to the same design as the doors we use on our boat, net is same design aswell but longer, the floats are from my brothers fishing tackle box! i will take some closer pics of everything tomorrow
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 08, 2011, 08:16:02 PM
tried the twin rig dwn my local river and it worked well, caught good few fish n shrimps, had it in the sea for a play in bit rougher seas 2, handled really well, few pics of the doors and things attached
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Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on September 08, 2011, 08:23:52 PM
pushing her hard skipper hahaha. looks like the real thing, good pics Darren.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 08, 2011, 08:29:12 PM
i had it goin over the groyne in peel dwn the beach with the waves lapping over it, was good fun!
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on September 08, 2011, 08:34:06 PM
i'll have to try it with my our lass off port erin, might take her through the sound! hahaha
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 08, 2011, 08:38:27 PM
with the little swell and waves rushing over the groyne it was like goin thru the sound, had it on its side near lost it wen waves came from boths sides tho!
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on September 08, 2011, 08:48:59 PM
i would get that kind of swell over the jetty in port erin bay, going to have to try that now
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on September 08, 2011, 08:59:36 PM
Looks very impressive riding the swell! Takes a brave man to put her in those conditions, don't think I would dare! I might have a go at making some working trawl nets, you've inspired me. With my luck they'll probably end up tangled in the prop though!  O0
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 08, 2011, 09:06:43 PM
go for it, its good fun, bit arkward with 2 nets but 1 is very easy, aslong as there further enough away from the boat they shudnt go in the prop
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: timg on September 08, 2011, 10:47:58 PM
Hi manx venture
great pics especially with the nets out ,
could you tell me what motor and battery set  you have please .
i have the same model and installed the speed 900 from slipway but its to fast on 12v (and the speed controller gets warm) and not quite enough on 6v ( unless i have faulty 6v batteries)
cheers spud
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 09, 2011, 04:12:47 PM
running of a numax 12volt battery and the slipway 900 motor and viper 20 mtronixs speed controller, had i up n running near a year and no problems, good fun with the nets out, gets boring just sailing it round and round!
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: timg on September 09, 2011, 10:36:10 PM
Hi Manx venture
thanks for the info ,
just a bit more if you don't mind
i also use a viper but a 25 amp model which does get warm (on 12v), have you notice of your speed con gets warm / hot after running at slow speeds??
cheers
spud
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: manx venture on September 09, 2011, 10:46:15 PM
not noticed it getting hot, its glued to the inside of the hull high up as it can be, ive noticed the motor gets abit hot but thats it, and thats wen im towing the nets so going slow most of the time
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Spook on September 11, 2011, 08:21:16 PM
with the little swell and waves rushing over the groyne

You need to get that seen to. Could turn nasty  ok2
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: irishcarguy on October 10, 2011, 07:02:18 PM
Hi Dave, I just saw your build for the first time & I must say I am very impressed, you have done a super job & your photos are super detailed too . It is nice to have people like you showing us the way & taking the time to give us so much detail. I see you on here a lot, always helping out. Thank you from a newbie. Mick B.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on October 11, 2011, 04:16:16 PM
Hi Dave, I just saw your build for the first time & I must say I am very impressed, you have done a super job & your photos are super detailed too . It is nice to have people like you showing us the way & taking the time to give us so much detail. I see you on here a lot, always helping out. Thank you from a newbie. Mick B.
Thanks for the compliments Mick, we're all here to help each other. We never stop learning and if I can help anyone along the way Im happy to do so. I've been helped lots and have picked up lots of helpful advice on here. I'll be down Warwick with Our Lass 2 on the AT Boatyard stand, maybe see some Mayhemers down there, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on October 11, 2011, 08:39:01 PM
finaly got working winches and net drums in mine, got some pics of her shooting and hauling. i'l post them 2moro
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on October 11, 2011, 09:22:53 PM
Look forward to seeing those, Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on October 12, 2011, 12:45:01 PM
testing at home first
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on October 12, 2011, 01:01:04 PM
hauling the nets in on the net drums then trying it in the pond. this is the Deans marine ready built version, we just put lights and winches etc. in it.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on October 12, 2011, 01:04:55 PM
and finaly
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Martin [Admin] on October 12, 2011, 01:07:24 PM
What do dust bunnies, carpet mites, escaped garden peas fetch on the open market these days??!

... did you actually catch any?   ok2
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on October 12, 2011, 03:13:29 PM
yeah filled both nets full of pond weed! bulk of about 30 boxexs of fish in both nets haha, not bad for a 5 minute tow  :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Patrick Henry on October 12, 2011, 03:28:56 PM
Now that's given me a lot of ideas for my working trawl net..thanks for posting that, very informative.



Rich
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Number 6 on October 12, 2011, 05:07:25 PM
Very good, given me a few ideas too! Dave.  :-)) :-))
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on October 12, 2011, 05:51:14 PM
should have said patent pending hahaha could of made some money ah well, i'll stick to fishing. the motors that drive all 3 winches and both net drums are radar motors, cant remember the company that we got them from but when i find out i'l put it up on here.
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Spook on October 13, 2011, 05:51:28 PM
Bloomin 'eck! that's clever! Were you after dogfish or catfish in the indoor pics?
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on October 13, 2011, 09:04:39 PM
nearly had my dog in the net hahaha
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: trawlerman2 on October 19, 2011, 09:18:19 PM
unfortunately the shalona sank in kings lynn fishing fleet  :((
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Cam Watterson on October 19, 2011, 09:36:45 PM
was everyone alright?
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: trawlerman2 on November 20, 2011, 12:46:14 AM
know one was injured she broke her head rope when the dock was flushing the fleet she rolled over will be broken up now shame cause she was a cracking litttle boat :((
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: trawlerman2 on January 02, 2012, 10:22:26 PM
now trying to salvage the shalona will be a hard task laying at 45 degrees and full of silt if we get her back she will be converted to beam trawl for brown shrimps
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: coastie on February 20, 2013, 11:18:26 AM
Can I ask what you used for the nets and also have you got any close ups on how you rigged the otterboards
coastie
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: old shrimper on March 15, 2013, 01:48:08 AM

(http://s3.postimage.org/PFuwA.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2ww6s7zus/)

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few pics of mine finished, got the trawl doors and a scale net that works, (see pic of my other model st.amant) to fit and a few finishing touches and shes ready for the water, fitted an extra hatch forrad of the origanl for more accsess
(http://s3.postimage.org/PGXOS.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2wxvz3u4k/)


nice spread on the net , port board look a bit dodgy , watch out you don't hook up on that  shity bottom might loose the gear LOL
Title: Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
Post by: Taranis on October 10, 2019, 10:17:38 AM
Well the rain has stopped any more progress today as I need to give her a coat of lacquer before I can do any more. She just needs the hydraulic lines for the crane fitting, ropes and chains fitting, trawl boards attaching. Some small painting jobs to do, also need the liferaft canisters doing but I'm going to get resin ones from the Warrington show as I don't like the vac-formed ones supplied. Just wondering what I'm going to do next, got a few kits in the garage I can be getting on with, hmmm, decisions, decisions, Dave.  :-))


Sorry but I just had to bring this back to the fore. Such a fine example of build quality and skilful weathering without over doing it.  8)


(https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=21607.0;attach=98414;image)