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Title: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 26, 2011, 06:21:48 PM
Hey guys id thought id start a thread here of how i design and build a boat from drawings to finished product.
Im gonna do a fully documented build with pics to share with guys of my 1st gas F1 build,to run inboard,however i will be doing an outboard 1 aswell as soon as i can source the lower unit.
This is my biggest challenge and build yet.
Just hope it turns out ok
Hull is 1250mm long x 520mm wide
Drawings:
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00424.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00426.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00425.jpg)
Templates for tranferring to wood:
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00427.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00428.jpg)
Post some more pics soon :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gregk9 on January 26, 2011, 06:47:55 PM
Yet another 2 more Boats Daz?

Surely to make space and finance these new projects, you will be selling some of the ones you have up on the shelves, even if its just to make space alone Daz.

Dont forget the club website has space for sales & wants if you do decide to retail a few.
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: BJ on January 26, 2011, 07:40:20 PM
an outboard 1 aswell as soon as i can source the lower unit.

May be something on the lines of http://www.bhhanson.com/ob%202.jpg (http://www.bhhanson.com/ob%202.jpg) - a Lawless Outboard Leg with a Hanson 26cc on the top for example?
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 26, 2011, 07:47:04 PM
May be something on the lines of http://www.bhhanson.com/ob%202.jpg (http://www.bhhanson.com/ob%202.jpg) - a Lawless Outboard Leg with a Hanson 26cc on the top for example?

Yep somthing like that,thats a cool pic. :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 26, 2011, 07:49:56 PM
Yet another 2 more Boats Daz?

Surely to make space and finance these new projects, you will be selling some of the ones you have up on the shelves, even if its just to make space alone Daz.

Dont forget the club website has space for sales & wants if you do decide to retail a few.

Yep 2 more to add to the collection LOL,these will take me awhile to complete.
Iv gotta sort some hulls out then they are going up forsale as iv decided to concentrate on the F1's,FE and Gas 1's
When iv sorted them out ill let you know for the blog
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 26, 2011, 08:38:26 PM
Started transferring to wood,iv got a trick up my sleeve,mark once cut twice.
I had the 6mm ply cut into 4" strips,by placing a tiny amount of glue to 2 pieces where you gotta cut out,not the actual parts,once cut out you'll have 2 pieces exactly the same,saves time and uneveness.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00429.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00430.jpg)
Just gotta mark out the bulkheads now
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gwa84 on January 26, 2011, 09:35:16 PM
cool cant wait to see this thread throw to the end should be a very interesting build  :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 26, 2011, 10:02:59 PM
cool cant wait to see this thread throw to the end should be a very interesting build  :-))

Cheer bud will keep posting as much as poss as i make progress :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 26, 2011, 10:03:12 PM
Got the bulkheads drawn out aswell now:
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00432.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00433.jpg)
Will start cutting out tomorrow as its getting abit late,will post some more pics once all cut out
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 27, 2011, 12:19:47 PM
Bit more done,got all parts cut out ready for sanding and shaping again these will be done pairs to make sure there even.
Sponsons:
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00437.jpg)
Centre pod:
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00435.jpg)
Transom and bulkheads:
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00436.jpg)
Loads of sanding and sneezing LOL
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 27, 2011, 03:57:20 PM
Sponsons,inner sponsons and sponson wings all sanded and ready to laminate together:
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00438.jpg)
Carry on now LOL
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 27, 2011, 05:58:27 PM
Some more pics LOL
the 1st test fit for cutting clearances making sure all is square and upright.
Best to do this before any glueing starts.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00439.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00440.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00441.jpg)
Still got some cut outs to do in the bulkheads for stringers etc
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 28, 2011, 07:10:33 PM
Well guys just an update,notched out bulkheads and test fitting the stringers and cut out some extra pieces to support and add some strength in the front of the sponsons
 (http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00443.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00442.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00444.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00445.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00446.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00447.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: martno1fan on January 28, 2011, 07:51:12 PM
Wood is good  :-)),looks good so far m8 what sort of angle are the sponsons at the transom looks quite steep.As regards strengthening the sponsons etc why not just add some glass to the seams inside when its sheeted thats how i did my Rocket hydro and it made it strong as anything,flipped at 65 mph and no damage at all  :}.Keep up the good work m8 im sure its going to look great.
Mart
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 28, 2011, 08:10:45 PM
Wood is good  :-)),looks good so far m8 what sort of angle are the sponsons at the transom looks quite steep.As regards strengthening the sponsons etc why not just add some glass to the seams inside when its sheeted thats how i did my Rocket hydro and it made it strong as anything,flipped at 65 mph and no damage at all  :}.Keep up the good work m8 im sure its going to look great.
Mart

Cheers mart,the angle is 17*.
im gonna do that with the fibreglass aswell.
As for looks iv gotta make some changes as iv changed my mind on the overall look when finished,you'll see hopefully it will turn out like i picture it LOL
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 29, 2011, 10:45:02 AM
Laminated the sponsons,inner sponson strakes and sponson wing together last nite,left them over nite on flat board weighed down.
Now got some strong,stiff sponsons now.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00449.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00448.jpg)
Test fit again:
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00451.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00450.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 29, 2011, 03:29:38 PM
Well got abit more done.cut out centre of 1st 2 bulkheads notched out the the centre pod sides and test fitting:
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00457.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00456.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00455.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00454.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00453.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00452.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gwa84 on January 29, 2011, 06:24:58 PM
you should get an award for fastest builder on mayhem lol  :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: essex2visuvesi on January 29, 2011, 06:45:58 PM
you should get an award for fastest builder on mayhem lol  :-))

No chance!

Rathi has that honour :D
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: martno1fan on January 29, 2011, 07:07:22 PM
Nice build Daz keep up the good work m8.
Mart
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 29, 2011, 07:37:59 PM
Nice build Daz keep up the good work m8.
Mart

Cheers mart,its starting to come together now,just doing some tweaking here and there :D
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 29, 2011, 10:14:57 PM
Sorted the centre pod and wing,notched out again for the side strips.
Its starting to look like a hull LOL
None of its glued yet just making sure everything lines up and some minor adjustments as i go along.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00459.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00462.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00464.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00460.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00458.jpg)
Underneath shot
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00463.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: steamboatbob on January 31, 2011, 12:37:32 PM
quick question mate what do you use to cut your wood out scroll saw, band saw, jig saw or a big knife ???????
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 31, 2011, 01:55:14 PM
quick question mate what do you use to cut your wood out scroll saw, band saw, jig saw or a big knife ???????

Hey Bob
I use a bandsaw saw now,but still do some of it by hand :D
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 31, 2011, 05:03:23 PM
Hey guys not posted any pics as iv made some design changes to the centre pod as i wasnt happy with it,im just marking and cutting the pieces will post some pics as soon as iv done it and see what you guys think
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on January 31, 2011, 08:51:34 PM
 Hey guys made some changes still not finished yet got some trimming to do etc.
Im gonna try a newer modern design as suggested,just hope it turns out ok.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00466.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00467.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00469.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00468.jpg)
Im aiming for somthing similar  to this
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/thumb-sha13.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: steamboatbob on February 01, 2011, 10:31:29 AM
Hey Bob
I use a bandsaw saw now,but still do some of it by hand :D



I can only dream of having proper tools for the job atm im stuck with a scoring knife and a jigsaw but the big bandsaw at work is ok if it decides to let us work on it (i have to say it it like some of the older members of boat clubs. Very temperamental)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 01, 2011, 05:00:36 PM
 And some more pics LOL
Finished trimming the new front bulkhead after changing the design of the front
Cut the first piece for the top of the nose,gotta make another couple moving further forward to support and add some strength in the nose,im going to add a slight curve top to the nose aswell.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00470.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00471.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00472.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00475.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00474.jpg)
I will remove the piece between the 2 once iv finished as this is where the fuel tank will sit
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00473.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00477.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gregk9 on February 01, 2011, 06:06:00 PM
heres a bit of future thinking,  Any thoughts on where you are planning to test this one daz?
With the I/c power unit onboard, it will rule out Chasewater.................
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 01, 2011, 08:01:19 PM
heres a bit of future thinking,  Any thoughts on where you are planning to test this one daz?
With the I/c power unit onboard, it will rule out Chasewater.................


Hey steve it only rules out chasewater for now once the main lake is refilled i should be able to run on there already thought of that 1,up till then iv got somewhere i can run it so for now ill use that :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 01, 2011, 08:01:38 PM
Started cutting out the under wing pieces,nice tight fit just gotta trim the ends once iv marked them out
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00479.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00478.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gregk9 on February 01, 2011, 08:24:23 PM
Hi Daz, kindly remember, that once the dam  and main lake repairs are completed, it could take  quite some time for the lake to refill, [anything up to 2-3 years] then, CMBC still have to negotiate with the sailing club for permisssion, its not a foregone conclusion it will be granted yet, so its good you dont have all your eggs in one basket !

[ha ha]
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 01, 2011, 08:30:13 PM
Hi Daz, kindly remember, that once the dam  and main lake repairs are completed, it could take  quite some time for the lake to refill, [anything up to 2-3 years] then, CMBC still have to negotiate with the sailing club for permisssion, its not a foregone conclusion it will be granted yet, so its good you dont have all your eggs in one basket !

[ha ha]

I cant see there being a problem as for refiiling the lake ill get my hose out  {-) {-)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gregk9 on February 01, 2011, 08:35:25 PM
hope your place isnt on a water meter !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 01, 2011, 09:56:23 PM
Just finished cutting and sanding the centre wing pieces so another test fit and there perfect fit
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00482.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00481.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00480.jpg)
Shall mark out the sponson bottoms now i think
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 03, 2011, 08:33:39 PM
Hey guys got some more done,been concentrating on the sponson tips and also changed the profile of the top deck
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00489.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00492.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00490.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00491.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00493.jpg)
Managed to pick a sheet of 3mm ply today for skinning the sponsons so will start cutting them out next
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 10, 2011, 11:09:38 PM
Well guys heres some pics as promised,i must say im quite pleased with myself next to nothing mods to get it fit in apart from chop a bit of the tops of the rear bulkheads to clear exhaust
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00499.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00498.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00497.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00505.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00500.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00501.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00504.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00502.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gwa84 on February 11, 2011, 01:28:20 AM
looking good  :-)) O0
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 11, 2011, 08:06:24 AM
Cheers bud i can start thinking about getting it together now and glued :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 11, 2011, 10:53:39 AM
Now for CG adjustments and fixing the mounts.
Iv just brought 16 of these little pieces,im gonna work out the CG and have 4 different placments allowing easier adjustment,im also gonna put some epoxy on them the use some fibreglass cloth and epoxy to hold them in place,the 1 not being used will have some push in seals so should any water get in it wont fill the cavity up.
  (http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00506.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00507.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 12, 2011, 12:47:15 PM
Hey guys,just playing around with some settings For CG etc and will hopefully have some more pics later and start getting it glued together and cutting out sponson skins
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: triumphjon on February 12, 2011, 10:20:04 PM
thats starting to take shape really well , i have fond memories of these style of cats , as a very young person i lived next to the bristol floating harbour , full sized powerboating every year ! !
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 13, 2011, 11:57:30 AM
thats starting to take shape really well , i have fond memories of these style of cats , as a very young person i lived next to the bristol floating harbour , full sized powerboating every year ! !

The good old days off racing them round bristol docks :-)) :-))
Hopefully start cracking on with it today and get it looking somthing like {-)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 14, 2011, 09:13:42 PM
Hey guys,started gluing the bulkheads and inner sponsons together,making sure their upright,and square
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00525.jpg)
Also while glue drying been drilling and fitting the blind nuts/captive nuts for the mounts to screw in to for the engine and test fit again LOL
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00524.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00522-1.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00521.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00523.jpg)
Will post some pic soon,just gonna finish glueing the rest of framework
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: Perkasaman2 on February 15, 2011, 12:52:40 AM
Fascinating stuff -  :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gwa84 on February 15, 2011, 02:02:42 AM
looking good as always ime liking the way you've mounted the engine hadn't thought of using blind nuts before an idea ai may pinch at some point in the future  :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 15, 2011, 09:37:46 AM
Fascinating stuff -  :-))

Thank you  :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: martno1fan on February 15, 2011, 09:39:09 AM
Just be sure to spray those captive nuts with corrosion x or grease them because they rust,keep up the good work mate shes coming along niceley.
Mart
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 15, 2011, 09:40:54 AM
looking good as always ime liking the way you've mounted the engine hadn't thought of using blind nuts before an idea ai may pinch at some point in the future  :-))

Cheers bud,should really start taking shape soon,i chose the blind nuts to keep the center pod as streamline as poss which will look alot better once completed :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 15, 2011, 09:42:36 AM
Just be sure to spray those captive nuts with corrosion x or grease them because they rust,keep up the good work mate shes coming along niceley.
Mart

Will do mart,shes starting to take shape now,looking forward to getting it completed :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 15, 2011, 09:42:55 AM
Hey fellow followers LOL
Got some of it glued together,left it over night to fully cure and starting to take shape again,gonna concentrate on centre pod and add another piece to the transom for some extra strength.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00526.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00527.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00529.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00528.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 16, 2011, 11:44:53 AM
Hi guys,got abit more done,glued the tunnel wings sections in,sorted out the nose and glued the top on and laminated another piece on the transom.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00531.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00530.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00532.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00533.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00534.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00535.jpg)
Started cutting out sponson sides and also gonna start on the center pod floor
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gregk9 on February 16, 2011, 12:00:02 PM
You sure you not gonna need a pilots license for this one Daz ?  [ha ha].

Looking good matey, presume you might put some polystyrene blocks on the sponsons? or might you be using expanded foam,  simply for boyancy, plus may help stop them flexing so to speak.
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 16, 2011, 02:25:39 PM
You sure you not gonna need a pilots license for this one Daz ?  [ha ha].

Looking good matey, presume you might put some polystyrene blocks on the sponsons? or might you be using expanded foam,  simply for boyancy, plus may help stop them flexing so to speak.

Cheers steve,no i wont need a pilots license.
I will add somthing in the sponson just not sure yet what will be best,i'll cross that bridge nearer the time,for now just concentrating on getting the sponsons skinned and the pod floor,i will then reinforce the insides with some epoxy and cloth strips :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 16, 2011, 05:41:37 PM
Got some more done started added the skins to the 1 sponson,will cut and add ride pad with step then start the other side:D
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00536.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00539.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00537.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00538.jpg)
Back to sanding again LOL
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 17, 2011, 11:35:01 AM
Here we go again another update.
Got the ride pad fixed down on the 1 sponson with a step
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00540.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00541.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00543.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00542.jpg)
Also got the sponson side glued on the opposite side,will concentrate on finishing the sponsons 1st then sort out the centre pod floor.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00544.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 17, 2011, 05:35:51 PM
Got the bottom of the other sponson skinned now,just gotta line up and add the ride pad and sort the step
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00546.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00547.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00545.jpg)
More pics soon LOL
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 17, 2011, 07:54:47 PM
Some more pics guys,the sponsons are complete,just need a good old rub down.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00553.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00554.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00555.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00552.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00550.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00551.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00549.jpg)
Gonna start the pod floor tomorrow,off to wet sand another project
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 18, 2011, 02:19:17 PM
Got abit more done,got half the pod floor glued on,worked out the where the stuffing tube will exit and made a small cut out.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00557.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00556.jpg)

Test fitted the engine again to triple check the clearances,plenty of room
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00558.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 18, 2011, 05:56:38 PM
Finally finished pod floor and cut out for the stuffing tube to pass through.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00562.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00559.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00560.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00561.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gregk9 on February 18, 2011, 11:39:08 PM
Pardon my ignorance Daz, but is the engine water or air cooled, I've forgotten !


builds certanly progressing well !
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on February 19, 2011, 11:02:25 AM
Pardon my ignorance Daz, but is the engine water or air cooled, I've forgotten !


builds certanly progressing well !

Hi steve the engine is watercooled.
Its getting there slowly :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 02, 2011, 10:58:10 AM
Finally got some pics.
Iv used 2oz glass cloth in the sponsons with epoxy and added some foam tubes.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00590.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00589.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00591.jpg)
Also got top decks cut and test fitted
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00586.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00587.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00588.jpg)
Just gotta get the surfaces sanded now make sure the top decks sits perfectly on the framework
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 02, 2011, 03:48:32 PM
Got 1 of the top decks on,also laminated a of birch ply on the rear of the sponson,iv started sanding the edge down to strip to finish it off.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00595.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00596.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00597.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00598.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00592.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00593.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00594.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 02, 2011, 07:56:55 PM
And some pics
Got the other top deck on now aswell,so only got side strips to sort out then the canopy.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00600.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00599.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00601.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: phillnjack on March 03, 2011, 01:36:42 AM
Its getting closer and closer   :-))



now whats that engine almost hiding away up just behind the silver boat in the corner    :P





phill :-))
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 03, 2011, 09:08:17 AM
That my friend is the RCMK rear exhaust power plant for this project :}
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gregk9 on March 03, 2011, 05:42:18 PM
Hope You & the family are  feeling better now daz, presume the heating crisis is sorted now. [i Hope].

Some of the Chasewater MBC crew are off to the boat show Saturday, so pool should be reasonably quiet if you fancy doing some more testing Daz. I'll be there and maybe a couple of the other lads . I'm working am and sunday am, so cant go to the show :(
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 03, 2011, 06:00:41 PM
Hope You & the family are  feeling better now daz, presume the heating crisis is sorted now. [i Hope].

Some of the Chasewater MBC crew are off to the boat show Saturday, so pool should be reasonably quiet if you fancy doing some more testing Daz. I'll be there and maybe a couple of the other lads . I'm working am and sunday am, so cant go to the show :(

Hi steve,the heating system is being sorted as we speak,took them a whole week >>:-(
Yeh i probably will as iv managed to repair those lipos so all is good again,iv modded the F1 with new outboard,but had to change the motor for now.
Also want to run the 500 cat and connor wants to run the saga so weather depending ill be there. :-))
What time will you be going down %)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gregk9 on March 03, 2011, 06:06:43 PM
Hi Daz,

I should be there around 1.30 - 2pm matey.
Pusher tug n fireboat  this time round !

My latet build [RMAS moorhen in biuld blog] is coming along fine, but waiting on steve to supply me with a pair of Korts, so i can setup the powerplant driveline/
had loads of fun with myhobbystore as their  sub contractor/supplier of the styrene sheets decided to cut them all "by hand" without a single square edge to em. so did my "usual thing", complained like **** and they are sending some replacements out.
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 03, 2011, 06:16:38 PM
Cool ill hopefully see you there.
Dont blame you the styrene business i wouldnt of been happy either.
See you then bud
Rgds Daz

Hi Daz,

I should be there around 1.30 - 2pm matey.
Pusher tug n fireboat  this time round !

My latet build [RMAS moorhen in biuld blog] is coming along fine, but waiting on steve to supply me with a pair of Korts, so i can setup the powerplant driveline/
had loads of fun with myhobbystore as their  sub contractor/supplier of the styrene sheets decided to cut them all "by hand" without a single square edge to em. so did my "usual thing", complained like **** and they are sending some replacements out.
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 03, 2011, 11:07:49 PM
got some done on the canopy,not finished yet still got some shaping and to do but so far looks ok.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00605.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00606.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00604.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00603.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00602.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 04, 2011, 10:51:56 AM
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00608.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00609.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00607.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00612.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00611.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 04, 2011, 04:27:31 PM
Just having a play around with some ideas LOL
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00614.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00613.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00615.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00616.jpg)
What you reckon
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: samuelmerry on March 08, 2011, 04:09:42 PM
I have just one question, what lives in your big glass tank?????
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 08, 2011, 06:36:52 PM
I have just one question, what lives in your big glass tank?????

I'll show you,easier :-))
Meet Larry  {-)
(http://www.aretop.com/img/albumuploads/0/1/1/1/2/13428.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: martno1fan on March 08, 2011, 06:48:05 PM
Haha hes massive ,best hide the small dogs,cats and not to mention children when hes hungry  {-).How is he with mother inlaws and can i borrow him  :D.
Mart
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 08, 2011, 06:54:58 PM
Haha hes massive ,best hide the small dogs,cats and not to mention children when hes hungry  {-).How is he with mother inlaws and can i borrow him  :D.
Mart

LOL hey mart,hes 6ft and nearly 5st heavy, believe it or not hes actually dog tame,my kids give him a fuss all the time,and the dog dont bother him LOL
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: vosper on March 08, 2011, 07:16:17 PM
hi
WOW
vosper
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: gwa84 on March 08, 2011, 07:30:57 PM
very nice what sort of diet you got him on my iggy used to cost a fortune in supplements and i looked very strange piking dandelions from the feald at the back got some right looks lol
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 08, 2011, 07:46:27 PM
very nice what sort of diet you got him on my iggy used to cost a fortune in supplements and i looked very strange piking dandelions from the feald at the back got some right looks lol

Cheers bud
He only eats meats,so eats Xl rats,Guinea pigs,chicks,fish.and our meat like steak,chicken fillets etc
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 10, 2011, 12:43:52 PM
Got abit done
Now glued on the side strips to finish the edge off,added the pieces on either side of the transom,also sanded the sponson tips.
Started sanding the whole of the hull ready for filling and sealer,still working on the canopy after a little disaster but should have it sorted soon,also working on a new look/bigger false outboard to hide the exhaust a little will post some pics soon once done some more
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00648.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00650.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00651.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00649.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: martno1fan on March 10, 2011, 01:06:11 PM
Hi Daz those strips along the edge would form the lip if you ever decide to mould it would just need to add a few more arround the transom area and inside the sponsons when its ready to mould  :-)).Once you have the top moulded you can then remove those strips or sand em off with your belt sander  :D and mould the bottom.
 Good luck with the cowling  ok2.
Mart
psi wont tell my daughter about the guineapigs  :o
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 10, 2011, 02:02:08 PM
Hi Daz those strips along the edge would form the lip if you ever decide to mould it would just need to add a few more arround the transom area and inside the sponsons when its ready to mould  :-)).Once you have the top moulded you can then remove those strips or sand em off with your belt sander  :D and mould the bottom.
 Good luck with the cowling  ok2.
Mart
psi wont tell my daughter about the guineapigs  :o

we'll see how it goes on the wet stuff before i think about moulding it as im not entirely happy with it
The cowl is getting there again LOL

LOL he ate a rabbit yesterday LOL greedy sod :}
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: samuelmerry on March 10, 2011, 03:20:35 PM
I'll show you,easier :-))
Meet Larry  {-)
(http://www.aretop.com/img/albumuploads/0/1/1/1/2/13428.jpg)

AWESOME!
My brother has a load of tarantulas, snakes, frogs, lizards and other stuff. His room at my mums is like a reptile house, you could literally charge to get in!!!
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 10, 2011, 03:41:30 PM
LOL,you should of seen my house 18mths ago.
I had 30+ snakes but all the big 1s,reticulated pythons,burmese pythons,african rock pythons,scrub pythons the biggest been 16ft and still growing.
13 monitor lizards of different species.
A few frogs
& 3 Birds of prey and Dog LOL
It was like a zoo LOl,but cut down due to supossed to of been moving to cornwall but fell through in the end after i sold most of them
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: samuelmerry on March 10, 2011, 04:14:30 PM
LOL,you should of seen my house 18mths ago.
I had 30+ snakes but all the big 1s,reticulated pythons,burmese pythons,african rock pythons,scrub pythons the biggest been 16ft and still growing.
13 monitor lizards of different species.
A few frogs
& 3 Birds of prey and Dog LOL
It was like a zoo LOl,but cut down due to supossed to of been moving to cornwall but fell through in the end after i sold most of them

My brothers Dad had a burmese python around the 18' mark! It turned nasty and it ended up going to bristol zoo!
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 10, 2011, 04:45:07 PM
Shame but it happens im afraid once alot get to a certain size (not all) but they start to us as prey
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: martno1fan on March 10, 2011, 10:27:53 PM
A good friend of mine runs a hawking club in Yorkshire he flies a redtail hawk.I was going to get into it but dont have the room or time to justify owning a bop to be honest.I would love one if we had the room for a decent aviary as i dont like the idea of having them tethered.
Mart
ps hope that rabbit wasnt one of those from that lass on your facebook lol.
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 11, 2011, 07:56:56 AM
I miss my birds,been thinking of getting another 1,we'll see.
No them rabbits are forsale as pets,i buy the food for my reps frozen,then defrost them and chuck it in.
Want a rabbit got 60+ to sell  :}
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: martno1fan on March 11, 2011, 01:34:46 PM
No thanks mate we got 2 guineapigs ,a dog ,a snake and lots of fish allready m8.If i get a bop it will probs be an owl as im not interested in hunting , i do like the bengal eagle owls,we almost got a barn owl just for a pet and for some fun flying but im too busy right now to have time to train em.Theres a peregrine up the street from me nests on a water tower and i saw it hit a pigeon ouch what a sight that was big explosiong of feathers haha.I only wish it would do the same to the seagulls on next doors roof grrrrr  <*<.
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 11, 2011, 04:53:14 PM
Hey mart i had a barn named zeus he turned into a house bird LOL used to sit on my shoulder or lap and watch TV  LOL
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 11, 2011, 08:09:41 PM
Some more pics,finally managed to sort out the trouble i had with the canopy.
The main of the construction is now done,just gotta sort out the radio box also just playing around with the false outboard cowl.
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00659.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00657.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00656.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00655.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00654.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00653.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00658.jpg)
Title: Re: Detailed build of F1 Tunnel,Drawings to finished product
Post by: F1 madness on March 13, 2011, 09:43:04 AM
Some pics of new false outboard cowl
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00662.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00661.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00660.jpg)
(http://i577.photobucket.com/albums/ss219/retic79/F1%20boats/DSC00663.jpg)