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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Working vessels R&D: => Topic started by: Koldness on January 07, 2007, 04:30:02 AM

Title: Billing Boats Samson 2??
Post by: Koldness on January 07, 2007, 04:30:02 AM
Has anyone built this kit?  Any reviews or tips?

Thanks
Kris
Title: Re: Billing Boats Samson 2??
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 07, 2007, 11:24:26 AM
I built one a long time ago.
Went together ok and sailed well.
Any specific questions?

Bob
Title: Re: Billing Boats Samson 2??
Post by: barriew on January 07, 2007, 01:34:44 PM
Be aware that Billings do not provide written building instructions - they supply illustrations of the various building steps, and general building notes. This is not a problem if you have some experience, but not ideal for beginners. See some of the other threads.

Barrie
Title: Re: Billing Boats Samson 2??
Post by: Koldness on January 07, 2007, 04:16:44 PM
I was thinking about doing the boat as an Oil Rig Supply Vessel, do you think that it would be ok to do this with this boat?  Like a Shell Oil boat
Title: Re: Billing Boats Samson 2??
Post by: barriew on January 07, 2007, 05:00:41 PM
I don't know the model - my comment was a general one re-Billings kits as others on this forum have been a bit surprised when there was no construction manual.

Barrie
Title: Re: Billing Boats Samson 2??
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 07, 2007, 11:14:16 PM
Koldness,
from what I remember of her hull form it would take major surgery, but if you have some plans or pics go for it, just post some pics now and again to show your progress.

Bob
Title: Re: Billing Boats Samson 2??
Post by: PeteS on January 10, 2007, 07:36:30 PM
Just finished one that I bought as a kit 15 years ago!! It is heavily modded as a survey/research ship and if I can ever figure out how to put pictures on here I'll post some. Also just finished a Caldercraft Cumbrae I bought 12 yrs ago!!!

I installed two 380s with brass three blade props and it can now be used for waterskiing. Seriously good handlin 8) ;Dg at low speed though. Make sure any ballast is low as possible.
Title: Re: Billing Boats Samson 2??
Post by: Koldness on January 11, 2007, 02:34:21 AM
Would it be wrong to build the boat as an oil rig supply ship?  Im not familiar with survey vessels.  Any links?

Kris
Title: Re: Billing Boats Samson 2??
Post by: Shipmate60 on January 14, 2007, 01:15:51 PM
Koldness,
Its your model, you build her as you want to.
Just enjoy the building and sailing.

Bob