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Title: My latest boat
Post by: Unsinkable 2 on July 22, 2019, 11:31:08 PM
Well it's not quite a model but it's not much bigger.... Here's what I've been busy with. Amongst other things.
Title: Re: My latest boat
Post by: Unsinkable 2 on July 22, 2019, 11:33:23 PM
Oh and it's pedal powered so no smelly exhaust fumes
Title: Re: My latest boat
Post by: Capt Podge on July 22, 2019, 11:44:16 PM
Well, that looks like it could be fun to use - perhaps the operators of Swan/Duck pedalos could follow your example.
Could also be used  as a rescue boat for recovery of broken down models.
Has she been in the water yet?


Regards,
Ray.
Title: Re: My latest boat
Post by: mrzippy on July 23, 2019, 08:15:11 AM
Nice build - interested to see how the pedal arrangement works please?
regards Paul
Title: Re: My latest boat
Post by: Unsinkable 2 on July 23, 2019, 08:19:53 AM
Hi Ray, yes Its been in the sea five times. The last time we were out for about an hour and a half.
I hook the trailer on the back of my bike to get it to the water. I really enjoy pedalling it around the bay. U2
Title: Re: My latest boat
Post by: Unsinkable 2 on July 23, 2019, 08:26:50 AM
Mr zippy, I cut a 12mm bar into sections (all VERY carefully planned) then fed bearings and the sprocket onto the bar before welding it together. Then I made wooden sandwich pedals and lined them with grease. I know that I am unable to change anything without sawing the bar but I thought that the number of hours it will be pedalling in a lifetime will not be enough to destroy the bearings if I keep them oiled.
Title: Re: My latest boat
Post by: radiojoe on July 26, 2019, 07:44:21 PM

beautifully crafted and well thought out, do the pedals drive a screw or some sort of paddle wheel, dose look fun though.
Joe.
Title: Re: My latest boat
Post by: Unsinkable 2 on October 04, 2019, 10:35:18 AM
Radio Joe, hi there, wow it's been a long time since I was here but that's because Ive been busy with a new project.


My boat is pedals that drive a chain that turn an old grinder gear cogs that turns a shaft that drives a propeller. It's actually very easy to pedal and I could have probably given it a bit more had I known. But as it is it's fine an can easily be pedalled even by one kid on his own (if ever the situation arose)


One pedal rotation turns the propeller 9 times. It travels at about walking speed which is all I need!


Sorry it took so long to get back to you. UM
Title: Re: My latest boat
Post by: radiojoe on October 04, 2019, 02:22:42 PM
As I said very well thought out and a prop is more efficient than a paddle wheel, nice one.
Title: Re: My latest boat
Post by: Andy M on October 29, 2019, 08:10:25 PM
Hi, I was wondering what length your boat is?