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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Pleasure boats, Sports, Race, Power and Leisure Boats: => Topic started by: Inkaboat on April 10, 2019, 05:26:45 PM

Title: Building a modern version of the Stuart Isis
Post by: Inkaboat on April 10, 2019, 05:26:45 PM
I am returning to boat building after some 13 years pfaffing around with a Britannia steam locomotive and other similar distractions.
Many years ago I built a copy of Der Seekadett scaled up from an A4 photo - my avatar - and now I want to make a mahogany strip version of the Isis, complete with Stuart Star engine, but with some softer curves to the hull!
A younger me!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/4365/36358296395_9640b396b7_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XoRLPe)Road test in Hamble River (https://flic.kr/p/XoRLPe) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr

Here is the culprit, recently acquired as part of a job lot.  I don't know why I called it a 'Sun': probably my age...

https://youtu.be/FEdj0w1kBLw (https://youtu.be/FEdj0w1kBLw)

I bought this saw table today, just to help things along a bit. I've lusted after one for years, and I sold a couple of steam plants recently, so no complaints from SWMBO. :-))
Anyone know where I can get a two blade prop, 2.5" x 8"?
John

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7889/32635792627_6ffb2d7913_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RHUY8M)20190410_111852[1] (https://flic.kr/p/RHUY8M) by inkaboat (https://www.flickr.com/photos/28837250@N07/), on Flickr