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taxi

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Model Slipway Sentinel
« on: September 01, 2008, 10:30:00 PM »

Just started work on hull and wonder if it would make much difference to the handling of the boat if the stabilisers were left in a fixed position rather than connected up to the rudders as shown.   A lot easier to install connection linkages now rather than later.     Also, the prop shafts supplied have a plastic type of bush rather than brass.  Is this just a cheaper version or are they maybe some kind of  bush requiring no lubrication?      :-\   
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FullLeatherJacket

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2008, 11:04:35 PM »

Easy!
1. Leave stabs fixed if you wish (my prototype has fixed fins) - no problem as long as you keep the weight low down in the hull;
2. These prop shaft bearings are actually designed to be lubricated by water, not oil.
Enjoy the build.
FLJ ('im wot designed it...........)
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taxi

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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2008, 11:44:26 AM »

Many thanks for info.     I will be keeping build as simple as poss,     the less clutter with linkages the better.
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2008, 12:39:22 PM »



Build the superstructure as light at possible to increase stability....
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Re: Model Slipway Sentinel
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008, 09:50:48 PM »

I built mine with working stabilisers and find it turns too tightly on anything more than the slightest rudder. I also used as few of the white metal fitting as possible replacing hatches etc with plastic versions. My boat is a lot more stable than another club member's who used all the white metal fittings provided.

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