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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Pleasure boats, Sports, Race, Power and Leisure Boats: => Topic started by: Chris67 on December 16, 2017, 05:54:29 pm

Title: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on December 16, 2017, 05:54:29 pm
Hello !

Here is the building of my new model (scale 1/18)

Le "Delta-54" is from Sweden  "Delta-54 IPS" (http://www.bateaux-essais.com/2011/03/08/delta-54-ips-vedette-plaisance-nautisme-bateau-a-moteur-bateau-suedois/)  Delta Power Boats

Plans you can buy from that link : https://www.plansbateaux.net/home/ (https://www.plansbateaux.net/home/)
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on December 17, 2017, 04:58:44 pm
Hello !

Some pictures
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on December 18, 2017, 10:04:23 am
Hello !

Next pictures

Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: martno1fan on December 18, 2017, 11:02:30 am
Nice work and good to see someone using a building jig  ok2 , it astounds me how many people i see building boats without using a building jig to keep things square and straight . Look forward to seeing how she comes together , any pics of the real thing to show us what she will be like . Thanks for sharing.
Mart
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on December 21, 2017, 11:22:48 am
Hello !

The hull made with samba : combination of boards and rods of samba (15/10)
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on December 27, 2017, 12:25:16 pm
Hello !

Hull : installation of the rods on the line of bilge and impregnation of resin Epoxy R123
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on December 29, 2017, 11:05:44 pm
Hello !

Powered by 2 KMB hydrojets KAMEWA 28mm
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on January 03, 2018, 11:57:28 am
Hello!

Drilling of the holes of aspiration in the hull and the outputs jets.

Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: McGherkin on January 03, 2018, 12:51:34 pm
I keep reading the title of this thread as Delta S4, a very different thing!


Great progress so far though, and she looks like she will be a very pretty boat when finished!
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on January 04, 2018, 01:39:06 pm
Hello !

Hull : after filling with cement epoxy F18 and sandpapering.
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Davo on January 05, 2018, 05:04:55 pm
Great to see traditional boat building. Building on a jig with larger models is critical.  The integral chine rails should be very effective. My freelance model in 1975 had similar.
David
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on January 06, 2018, 11:51:12 am
Hello !

Motorization : fixing jets
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Davo on January 06, 2018, 12:32:36 pm
Chris
Surprisingly not brushless motors!  I converted all my boats to brushless with big weight savings and power increases.  However, it looks a good set up.
David
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on January 06, 2018, 04:21:36 pm
Davo,

Concerning brushless motors, I'll see later . I put Power 700/13 Turbo Robbe because I had seen on KMB site an article with a yacht NAJADE fitted with those motors and KMB hydrojets KAMEWA.
The sailing seemed to be realistic. Delta 54 is not a sport boat !
I will see after testing ! "To convert or not to concert, that is the question"  :embarrassed:
You are not the one to say that.
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on January 10, 2018, 11:42:00 am
Hello !

Cabin building

Cutting of the side walls (interior and external)
Gluing of the side walls : view of interior side with rods reinforcement
Cutting of upper sides  (1mm)
Gluing side walls with upper sides
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on January 14, 2018, 09:04:30 pm
Hello !

Cabin building

Framework of the roof
Gluing roof and side walls
Joining of the reinforcements ends
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on January 18, 2018, 12:59:46 pm
Hello !

The fore deck
The catwalk
The catwalk steps
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: McGherkin on January 18, 2018, 01:23:51 pm
Great progress so far  :-))


Keep it up!
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Post by: Tug-Kenny RIP on January 18, 2018, 04:00:36 pm

Very tidy, as they say in Wales.  Great work.   :-))

Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on January 21, 2018, 03:52:10 pm
Hi !

Fore deck with sun-bathing place
The quarter-deck
General view of the yacht
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on January 28, 2018, 05:40:18 pm
Hello !

Free boards of the hull from the prow to the stern.
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on February 01, 2018, 11:08:47 am
Hello !

The swim platform that can be removable
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Post by: Davo on February 01, 2018, 02:37:30 pm
Lovely workmanship. I think you would see not only more power but quite a weight saving in the stern should you decide to go over brushless motors.
It may be worth considering a swim platform that only projects out as far as the thruster nozzles. This could then be left in place.
Looking forward to the next pictures.
David
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on February 07, 2018, 11:42:45 am
Hello!

Preparing the wheelhouse .......
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Post by: Chris67 on February 08, 2018, 09:13:32 am
Hello !

Inside the yacht
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Post by: Chris67 on February 16, 2018, 09:55:33 am
Hello !

With cushions it's better !
Installation of the picture window
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Post by: Chris67 on March 15, 2018, 02:09:52 pm
Hello !

New pictures of the building ........

 - Finishing touches around the picture window
 - Painting of the cabin
 - Gluing of the floor of the sun-bathing place
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on March 23, 2018, 11:05:42 pm
Hello !

Building goes on .....

- Sliding glazed roof
- Installation of the windshield
- Radar system
- Frame of lights
- Framework for the deck with sun-bathing place
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: nwalker on March 24, 2018, 05:45:28 pm
Hi,
nice boat! do you post more details somewhere else? I'm interested to know how you made the round door.
Salut, tiens tu un build log plus détaillé quelque part? la manière dont tu as réalisé la porte ronde m'intéresse!
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on March 25, 2018, 11:45:08 am
Hi !

Have a look at your mail adress !
With a sheet of plexiglas, it's easy to bend it.
Explanation in french on the forum "Les copains d'abord" ( http://modelismenavalradioc.forumactif.com/t4104p25-yacht-delta-54 )

A+ Christian
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: McGherkin on March 26, 2018, 04:58:23 pm
C'est magnifique!

We are all still watching, quietly  :-))
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on April 28, 2018, 11:00:02 pm
Hi !

 - Flir camera
 - Painting of hull
 - Teck colour for the deck
 - Stern : protection rail
 - Smoked glass hatches at the forefront
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on May 01, 2018, 09:57:46 pm
Hello !

- Hull porthole
- Motor exhaust
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Davo on May 03, 2018, 08:48:23 pm
The addition of interior detail turns it from a model boat into something rather more special; and much more interesting when just on display.
Super model. I imagine Tracy from Thunderbirds would be the owner!
Have you ordered those brushless motors yet! Worth it for the weight savings alone........
David
Title: Re: Yacht Delta 54
Post by: Chris67 on May 26, 2018, 04:17:08 pm
Hello !
Delta 54 on water.
I am very satisfied with the good performance of the boat on water !I did not equipped with brushless motors; I kept Robbe motors 700/13 Turbo 9,6 V .No heat from motors because there is a lot of free space inside the hull !
Weight: 3,8Kg
https://youtu.be/7gwM9XTf5eM (https://youtu.be/7gwM9XTf5eM)
https://youtu.be/IkgAwzahnCQ (https://youtu.be/IkgAwzahnCQ)