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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working vessels R&D: => Topic started by: DickyD on January 06, 2010, 01:12:26 pm

Title: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: DickyD on January 06, 2010, 01:12:26 pm
Can someone tell me the width of the deck overall where the steps are in the hull of the Maggie M. please ?
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: DickyD on January 06, 2010, 07:02:38 pm
Surely someone has built this and can give me the dimension. {:-{
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: AlanP on January 06, 2010, 07:31:52 pm
Just glued my cross beams in this afternoon, so I have been out and measured it for you  217mm across where the steps are, that was bending the steel rule over the curve.  :-))

Alan
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: DickyD on January 06, 2010, 07:42:24 pm
Thanks Alan, I was wondering as it says I will have to trim a little off the beams as they will be too long. I thought 20mm too long was excessive. :-))
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: AlanP on January 06, 2010, 07:48:09 pm
I made up my beams about two weeks before christmas exactly to the hull, and as you say quite a bit to cut off, came to fit them today and found that the hull had got wider by about 3mm while it has been stood in the workshop.

Alan
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: DickyD on January 06, 2010, 07:50:18 pm
They reckon you should only make and fix one at a time, maybe this is to stop the hull growing. ok2
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: AlanP on January 06, 2010, 08:05:51 pm
I did make them one at a time, held them in with masking tape, then this afternoon I glued them in one at a time with plastic cement, the bits around the hull are glued in now and tomorrow after they have set I will turn the hull on it's sides and reinforce the cross beams from inside.   :-)) or am I going about this wrong
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: DickyD on January 06, 2010, 08:08:38 pm
Looks all right to me Alan :-))
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: funtimefrankie on January 07, 2010, 10:49:37 am
I'd consider doubling up the strips round the sides to give a bit more meat for the deck to bond to.
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: AlanP on January 07, 2010, 01:44:57 pm
Yep, thats a good idea  :-))  There were two strips  around the hull of the Gaemsey.

Alan
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: funtimefrankie on January 07, 2010, 07:11:31 pm
I've used plastuct tubing for the mast and dericks, mostly so I could run wires down the the mast for lights, but they also provide a better finish, than wood, (in my case!)
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: AlanP on January 07, 2010, 07:20:06 pm
Hi FTF, I had already decided on that, keeps the wires out of site and tidy   :-))   Did you by any chance have a working radar on the Maggie M, if so I would be interested in how you did it

Alan
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: AlanP on January 07, 2010, 08:18:30 pm
Site = sight  :embarrassed:
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: funtimefrankie on January 08, 2010, 08:50:58 am
I like to get the radar rotating, thought about a thin stiff wire going up through the wheelhouse.
not done it, but not glued the radar on yet, just in case :-))

Any one got any ideas

I've drilled out all the deck lights to take LEDs, used 5mm X 3mm oblong ones, with hindsight, 3mm round would have been better
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: DickyD on January 08, 2010, 11:12:43 am
Anyone tell me where they put their battery etc.

Large hull, not a lot of access
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2010, 12:08:48 pm
I have positioned a 12v 7Ah just in front of the motor.  I taped the deck to the hull and could just manage to remove it, the battery that is. I am hoping that I will not have to remove it too often which is why I have put charging sockets in the boat.

Hope this helps
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: FullLeatherJacket on January 08, 2010, 12:18:13 pm
Any one got any ideas

We sell these by the bucket-full at shows for just this job (but we also do mail-order!):
http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/M7G.pdf (http://www.action-electronics.co.uk/pdfs/M7G.pdf)
Suit yourself.

FLJ
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2010, 12:47:13 pm
Fear not Dave, as everything else in the boat is Action so I will be buying one of your little motors out of the bucket  :-))

What I was looking for was a means of getting the drive up the mast and out on the arm without it being seen, rather than stuck up through the bridge roof.

Alan
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: DickyD on January 08, 2010, 04:19:36 pm
Thanks Alan, I am trying to figure out if I can put another larger hatch in in front of the wheel house to give better access.
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: funtimefrankie on January 08, 2010, 04:52:02 pm
Another way with the radar might be to update the masts as per this picture

http://www.trawlerpictures.net/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=13568

My battery is going in front of the motor, It's a 12v - 7amp and can be manouvered through the wheelhouse hole without too much trouble.
I think I'll put the radio etc under the stern hatch.

You'll need a fair bit of lead in there as well.
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: AlanP on January 08, 2010, 08:15:00 pm
You had me a bit worried there Richard, so just to make sure I taped the decks in place and was able to remove the board with the magic stuff on, the battery and even the speaker, and replace them   :-))
When I feel brave the decks are going to be glued in place   :-)

FTF that boat certainly has a lot of things sticking up from it, the radars are even further away  ok2 don't think I will go down that road, good pic though  :-))
 
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: funtimefrankie on January 14, 2010, 05:54:23 pm
Any one with a completed Maggie? Have you fixed the wheel house at all or is it Ok with gravity, when sailing?

Mines getting near its maiden voyage ( when the pond thaws) and I don't want to loose the wheel house, if it's choppy.
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: DickyD on January 14, 2010, 08:26:57 pm
Lost the superstructure off my PT boat which wasn't fixed and my wife had the superstructure knocked of her tug when a fast electric hit it.

Now all my superstructures are held on by magnetic catches and tied to the hull with a length of cord. :-))
Title: Re: Maggie M. dimensions
Post by: Number 6 on January 19, 2010, 08:05:29 pm
I've lost a structure before, learned the hard way. Now I use a length of cord just in case they come adrift, long enough to lift off and set it along side or a short length with a necklace type clasp so it can be easily released. Better to be safe than it ending up at the bottom of the lake! Dave ok2