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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Working Vessels => Topic started by: Cavanblue on November 11, 2013, 01:09:35 pm

Title: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on November 11, 2013, 01:09:35 pm
Hi everyone! Decided to post up some pics of my our lass hull! But obviously isn't gona be same as our lass 2! I plan to make the hull same colour as GREEN ISLE, built in 2000 in Portugal for kenning brothers of mallaig and was then sold to greencastle co. Donegal! Still have a lot of work to do to the hull yet! Not looking forward to the railings!! lol but a very enjoyable build!! Had sea trails last week, few wee probs but all is sorted now! She can fair steam against the surge of tide down our local harbour! I have a working 3 drum winch installed! Not sure of a finish date for the model but I'll keep the pics coming up!
Title: Re: My build so far!
Post by: inertia on November 11, 2013, 02:07:50 pm
That, sir, is one of the neatest electrical installations in a model boat that I've seen for a long time. It should be compulsory for all members to print it out in A3 size and fix it to their workshop wall for inspiration.
BTW have you seen the build log of Gareth Jones' Shamarah on the Model Boats forum? It's scratch built but very similar to Our Lass. You might get a few ideas from a good look through it. http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=45819 (http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=45819)
Dave M
Title: Re: My build so far!
Post by: Neil on November 11, 2013, 05:46:38 pm
I was just about to say the same, Dave..........I am humbly embarrassed when I look at the spaghetti that I put into mine.
 
Like the boat as well.............look forward to following this.
Title: Re: My build so far!
Post by: Capt Podge on November 11, 2013, 06:07:56 pm
Put me down as a follower too - I'm another "spaghetti" installer  O0
 
Looking good Dave. :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: My build so far!
Post by: derekwarner on November 11, 2013, 08:35:40 pm
Hullo Cavanblue....even from 22,000 km away the electrical tidiness is apparent  :-))
1. is the bow thruster the requirement for the 6 Vdc battery?
2. what will the small centrifugal water pump be used for?
Looking forward to more build images .....Derek
 
Title: Re: My build so far!
Post by: Cavanblue on November 11, 2013, 09:30:45 pm
Thank you guys!! Really appreciate it!  :-))  Just looked at your link for shamarah Dave! That build is just awesome! I just don't think words can describe how much effort and time was put into building it!!
 I mocked up the electrics first before i installed them! All from action electronics! I didn't install the sound module as i thought the geared motor would do that for me! I will keep the posts coming as the work progresses!
Yep it sure is Derek! Water pump will be used to simulate hydraulic cooling pump! I'm going to install the overboard and sea inlet for it tonight!
Anybody know where I could get a good radar motor?
Hopefully get the trawl gear finished next time I go to sea! Thanks again guys

Title: Re: My build so far!
Post by: derekwarner on November 11, 2013, 11:11:53 pm
Cav....simulated cooling water on model vessels is always an eye catcher  O0 ........some of those gear pumps have acetyl gears & some have brass gears....& yes some are true centrifugal....now if you are running in salt or brackish water,,, :((  you may need to pump some clean fresh water into the suction side to get rid of the rubbish.... salt  <*< or what ever at the end of each days running
Aquarium type shops have a multitude of relatively inexpensive brass or plastic manifolds & fittings for water transfer & aeration of fish tanks..........you could consider a fresh water flushing loop circuit using the installed pump within the vessel itself  %) ......
If the pump is to run continuously ....it may be happier, cooler & less current draw on 6 Vdc also .......Derek
 
Title: Re: My build so far!
Post by: derekwarner on November 12, 2013, 12:42:42 am
Cav....here is an image of an 4.0 mm bore tube size aquarium dual ported isolation air valve for less that $3.00 AUD including air parcel post to your door
The construction is listed as stainless steel ...although the example [4 valve version] I received is nickel plated brass which is perfect for my application
There are no seal elements ....the individual elements are 90 degree conical plug valves ....which means the heat from soft soldering connection tubes is not an issue....
They are rated as leak free to 5 PSI....on air which means  +++ greater on water .....
Using the example below......you could have the sea water chest suction in one leg & an onboard fresh water flush/purge tank on the other leg........so simple .......Derek
 
 
Title: Re: My build so far!
Post by: McGherkin on November 12, 2013, 12:55:16 am
Or you could just run her in the bath?
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: tigertiger on November 12, 2013, 01:11:01 am
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Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on November 13, 2013, 11:08:05 pm
Thanks Derek, will keep that in mind! The manifold would be handy idea alright!! Got part of aft top deck in today!! Heading away to sea again so gonna make trawl gear when I'm away! Hope to tow twin rig gear! Have the trawl doors and and a clump made out of stainless steel!
Prawns be ware lol
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: derekwarner on November 13, 2013, 11:41:40 pm
 {-) ...no offence meant Cav...... :embarrassed: ...but do you have bath tubs in Ireland now?....... ;) ....certainly my Irish forbears  [first fleet convicts] did not have a bath tub in the stone walled thatched roof dwellings  :o
McGherkin......not sure about Plymouth  :o ....but in OZ......10 minutes out of the salt water ....& the water is gone leaving just salt.......& salt build up in model rotating pumps is a NO NO.......Derek
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on November 14, 2013, 12:26:56 am
That's a while ago :-) of course we do!! I'll just put it I'm my swimming pool when I come home with it again lol  I have salt away solution I use to use for flushing out my jet ski so a few micro droplets of that will get rid of any salt :-))
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: B.B on November 14, 2013, 02:12:58 am
Nice build, like your wiring lay out very neat, I wonder when "Our-Lass-III" comes out ??
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: old shrimper on November 14, 2013, 03:03:03 am
how are you going to run the winches ,conecting the net to the drum to winch up ect
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Ponder on December 23, 2013, 06:59:58 am
Good start keep up the good work!
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on January 26, 2014, 02:54:51 am
Well this is my first update in a long time!! Building time was very difficult over Christmas! Ended up changing the motor to cem 900! Now it's 100% glitch free!! Still a lot of work to do to the deck and lower deck area and wheelhouse interior! I thought the railings were gona be hard to put on but actually turned out quiet easy! Just have to give them good clean now with scotch bright ! Working three drum winch is also installed! Not sure on purchasing the noise generator???
Hopefully with in the next couple of months when the weather gets better I'll be having some fun the the boat down our local harbour! Have the twin rig trawl nets and doors and clump made up too!! They look pretty impressive behind her so also can't wait to get towing them! Hopefully more updates shortly!
Ben
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on January 26, 2014, 03:10:40 am
Some photos
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on January 26, 2014, 03:22:55 am
Photos
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on January 26, 2014, 03:23:41 am
Phptos
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on January 26, 2014, 03:25:52 am
Twin rigs
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Number 6 on January 26, 2014, 03:57:20 am
Looking very good, I built one of these a couple of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Dave.  :-))
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: ray123 on January 26, 2014, 09:28:42 am
great build your doing there!  like the trawls :-)) looks  like the port side 'come fast' ;)  &look out for the haul of catfish {-)   
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: baz on January 31, 2014, 10:56:59 pm
Cracking build, definetly one of the best that I've seen. Might have to shorten your port warp to get the gear square though :-)) .
Baz.
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: peter61_uk on February 01, 2014, 09:37:56 pm
very Impressive Ben........  :-))
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: roadrunner440 on February 02, 2014, 12:11:09 am
querry i see what looks like 12 leds in the bottom .. are these for the lighting and are you running fiberoptics to the lighs???would love to see more of how you did the lighting and the net winchs close up as i am trying to fiddle out how to make a working winch set up for my side trawler.. also if those are not leds above the moter what are they????? great build..
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: GAZOU on February 02, 2014, 12:33:24 am
it would be interesting to go test your beautiful OUR LASS to this place


http://fr.news.yahoo.com/video/une-p%C3%AAche-miraculeuse-en-russie-133205279.html
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on February 02, 2014, 09:49:17 am
I just have a modified servo driving a 3 drum winch so looks like I'm gona have uneven warps when hauling! Have just to put finishing touches to the deck fittings then start painting deck and shelter deck! Must get good tape also for masking as I def don't want any paint creep!! Wait for the good weather then get towing the twin rigs! Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Netleyned on February 02, 2014, 10:00:59 am
querry i see what looks like 12 leds in the bottom .. are these for the lighting and are you running fiberoptics to the lighs???would love to see more of how you did the lighting and the net winchs close up as i am trying to fiddle out how to make a working winch set up for my side trawler.. also if those are not leds above the moter what are they????? great build..


Think the 'twelve leds' is actually a 6 way connector strip  %) %)


Ned
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on February 02, 2014, 10:09:09 am
Yep correct Ned, it's just strip connectors for wheelhouse nav and deck lights! The lights are just LEDs! I wouldn't be long filling the nets in there gazou!!! I could go commercial in that river!! lol
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Capt Podge on February 02, 2014, 03:21:50 pm
Must get good tape also for masking as I def don't want any paint creep!!

Plenty choice out there but my personal preference is Tamiya masking tape - I've never had any paint creep with this stuff, either with brush or spray paint :-))
 
Regards,
 
Ray.
 
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Stavros on February 02, 2014, 03:32:27 pm
If you DO NOT want paintr creep then go out and buy some FINE LINE tape available thru Ebay etc
 
THIS STUFF
 
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FINESPRAY-GREEN-FINE-LINE-TAPE-3mm-x-55m-/261097732609?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item3ccaa33a01#ht_633wt_952 (http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FINESPRAY-GREEN-FINE-LINE-TAPE-3mm-x-55m-/261097732609?pt=UK_Body_Shop_Supplies_Paint&hash=item3ccaa33a01#ht_633wt_952)
 
Use this FIRST then apply your masking tape to the fine line GUARANTEED not to creep.........I do customm paint jobs in the Garage on a regular basis and NEVER get Paint creep ....I will NOT Use anything else
 
 
Dave
Title: Re: My build so far! Our Lass variant
Post by: Cavanblue on February 02, 2014, 08:31:52 pm
Here's a link of a short video which I took today of hauling the doors and clump! Thankfully they all came up evenly!! Sorry about the quality tho!

http://youtu.be/_a5x-BfdLyE