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Title: My Re-build and Change
Post by: Subsonuc Mike on June 30, 2011, 11:09:09 AM
Hi came around this forum while looking for Fittings

looks good looking forward to your help and hope i can give some back

I'll post up some pic's later of my boat i've had it 15 years and just started a re-build on it
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 30, 2011, 12:00:32 PM
Hi and Welcome Carl,

What boat are you rebuilding?

Martin   :-)
Title: Re: Newbie
Post by: Subsonuc Mike on June 30, 2011, 12:17:12 PM
Hi and Welcome Carl,

What boat are you rebuilding?

Martin   :-)

Thank you

it's a billing US coast guard but only the hull is left as part of the set the deck is a custom wooden dark not the fribeglass ones now

i don't like it as a coast guard thinking of turning it into something else not sure what it would work as 
Title: My Re-build and Change
Post by: Subsonuc Mike on June 30, 2011, 12:49:51 PM
Ok so i've had this boat 15 years it's was given to me by a late friend of my grandma  set about not doing anything for awhile few years ago i put in all the R/C bits from my crashed RC plane got a speed controller (viper 15) and used it a few times

So to now upgrade and repaint time

this is what it should look like

(http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/us_coastguard_sml.jpg)

And this is mine as of today

(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad284/carl747Look/e54c0a24.jpg)
(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad284/carl747Look/445daad6.jpg)
(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad284/carl747Look/acdcc3ef.jpg)
(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad284/carl747Look/4ba9f5e6.jpg)
(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad284/carl747Look/6f5a39ab.jpg)
(http://i944.photobucket.com/albums/ad284/carl747Look/38e33847.jpg)

So i plan on giveing it a fresh look few moving parts lights and sound but i won't be a coast guard again i've never like it as a coast guard not sure what i can make it am open to ideas so please tell
Title: Re: My Re-build and Change
Post by: Martin [Admin] on June 30, 2011, 01:00:46 PM
Hi Carl,

The first thing I would look at is the angle of the motors relative to the prop shafts, angle should be as small as possible, ie. as staingt/ inline with each other as possible.
1. Less loss of power,
2. Quieter
3. Less wear


 Martin    :-))
Title: Re: My Re-build and Change
Post by: DickyD on June 30, 2011, 01:15:04 PM

So i plan on giveing it a fresh look few moving parts lights and sound but i won't be a coast guard again i've never like it as a coast guard not sure what i can make it am open to ideas so please tell
How about a Waveney Class Lifeboat.
Title: Re: My Re-build and Change
Post by: Subsonuc Mike on June 30, 2011, 03:38:32 PM
I'll look at moving the motors martin cheers

life boat is almost the same tho i do like it but thinking of something really diffrent

don't think it would work as a fishing boat ?
Title: Re: My Re-build and Change
Post by: More Coffee on June 30, 2011, 10:36:39 PM
I just hit google.ca for images using "pilot boat"..  try it ..theres a few things there that may work and still be a little different.
Title: Re: My Re-build and Change
Post by: Subsonuc Mike on June 30, 2011, 10:56:58 PM
I just hit google.ca for images using "pilot boat"..  try it ..theres a few things there that may work and still be a little different.

That could work Thank you

please do keep the ideas coming
Title: Re: My Re-build and Change
Post by: Subsonuc Mike on August 30, 2011, 02:55:15 PM
not really done anything other than take all the old paint off

been busy with other things
Title: Re: My Re-build and Change
Post by: dondecap on September 23, 2011, 07:51:44 PM
hi mate.
google images fishing boat.
here are two that may work.....................

wheel house forward..............

(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh268/dondecap/images1.jpg)

wheel house aft...........

(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh268/dondecap/images.jpg)

regards
don
Title: Re: My Re-build and Change
Post by: Subsonuc Mike on September 25, 2011, 01:45:52 PM
hi mate.
google images fishing boat.
here are two that may work.....................

wheel house forward..............

(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh268/dondecap/images1.jpg)

wheel house aft...........

(http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh268/dondecap/images.jpg)

Thanks think it would be better if moved it back

not really done anything to it yet been really busy with work

regards
don
Title: Re: My Re-build and Change
Post by: dondecap on September 25, 2011, 04:34:00 PM
hi mate.
yes moved back and perhaps shorton the high fore deck to give more room on main deck for the 'hold hatches',
 with the double boom Derick  crane on the 'new shorten fore deck :)
regards
don
Title: Re: My Re-build and Change
Post by: lifejacket on September 26, 2011, 04:45:37 PM
IMHO the coastguard look is cool so go with it... mind you, pilots are good too..!  :}