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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #125 on: October 15, 2008, 01:33:10 PM »

will that lift capacity go down in weight when the ship is full detailed which adds more weight to her

john

No, lift capacity is defined by the size of the ballast tanks alone. Of course the ship will need to be retrimmed whenn everything had been added, but you can do this without altering the ballast tanks.

Great job so far, btw.

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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #126 on: October 16, 2008, 01:29:53 AM »

way to go ian :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #127 on: October 20, 2008, 08:32:38 AM »

saw the program "really big stuff" on Discovery the other week. Loading and sailing an Oil rig from Korea to the US. Some scarry #%&!
Started me thinking if there was some one building one as a model...
Quite a few apperently!
Your build is looking great, and I look forwards to reading more.
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #128 on: October 30, 2008, 06:52:18 PM »

Wow,

I'm buying stock in Action... :-)
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #129 on: November 18, 2008, 09:46:30 PM »

Hi there i see what you mean by tight fit. Good luck with your tests in the week. :-))

john
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #130 on: November 18, 2008, 11:01:00 PM »

hi boatmadman,

its coming along nicely and realy  looks fantastic  :-)) 

Are all the electrics going to need to be kept cool, as theres so many components in one place. I found this with my tug and i lost one of the speed controllers due to over heating  >>:-(

cheers, dan
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #131 on: November 19, 2008, 05:35:49 AM »

Nicely set, you got a lot in there for such a tight space.

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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #132 on: November 19, 2008, 06:39:10 AM »

Dan,

Good question, not sure at this point, but instinctively I feel all will be ok - why?  Well, under the control block there are 2 pumps and one bowthruster, the pumps I expect to only run for 3 to 4 mins at a time, the bow thruster only occasionally, so no great amount of heat there.

The pumps pull less than 2 amps, controlled by 3 amp switchers, so lots of spare capacity there. The bow thruster is well under 10a, with a 10a controller - again spare capacity.

The battery you see there is only for the control block, there is another one situated aft (yet to be fitted) that will drive the main motor.

If cooling is required, there is room in the superstructure to mount a small fan to blow over the electronics.

When I do full test tank trials I will be able to get a proper feel for any heat issues. fingers crossed.

Ian
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #133 on: January 14, 2009, 05:44:14 PM »

Oooh so shiney,...  8)

Is that a counter top laminate on the deck?
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #134 on: January 14, 2009, 05:56:46 PM »

No, its styrene sheet awaiting a rub down and paint  :-))
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #135 on: January 19, 2009, 10:27:54 PM »

Hi Ian she look good. Is that an anchor tuck up in the back of that tower.

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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #136 on: January 20, 2009, 07:30:20 AM »

fantastic  :-)) wht thickness plasticard are you using? it looks to me like it is quite a solid structure and has fairly thick plasticard
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #137 on: January 20, 2009, 08:59:24 AM »

Yes, that is an anchor stuck up the rear end!

I have used 1mm plasticard with angle strip inside for strength

Ian
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« Reply #138 on: January 20, 2009, 05:53:06 PM »

Yes, that is an anchor stuck up the rear end!

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Ian

Ouch!... ;D

The tower looks great...
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #139 on: January 21, 2009, 03:38:49 PM »

looking very good. The detailing is excellent. :D
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #140 on: January 31, 2009, 04:43:30 PM »

Looking excellent Ian.

How much longer till its finished do you think.?
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #141 on: January 31, 2009, 07:05:13 PM »

WoW! What a transformation!  :o
Hull looks really smooth!
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #142 on: January 31, 2009, 07:42:21 PM »

Is that the same boat?? Looks fantastic, can't wait to see more!   :-))
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #143 on: January 31, 2009, 09:19:26 PM »

Looking good, :-))

I can't wait to see it sink... :}
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #144 on: January 31, 2009, 10:24:37 PM »

Thanks for the comments, guys. How long to finish? dunno, depends how much time I get on it!

Is it the same boat? Or is it one I prepared earlier?   %)

Umi, I cant wait to see it come back to the surface after sinking!!

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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #145 on: January 31, 2009, 11:18:01 PM »

Looks great :-))

What scale is it again?
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #146 on: February 01, 2009, 12:26:00 AM »

Its 1:200 scale.
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #147 on: February 01, 2009, 12:31:27 AM »

OOH

That means at Llanberis and/or wicksteed we could do a little towing with my Revell Smit Houston, fit a little 1mm peg on there somewhere for me would you? preferably on the bows :-))
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #148 on: February 01, 2009, 12:33:58 AM »

I intended to do that as I have a smit houston in a box awaiting build!

Marlin will look good with two tugs on the deck  :-))
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Re: Q & A - Blue Marlin - Heavy lift semi submersible ship
« Reply #149 on: February 01, 2009, 12:51:02 AM »

Why on the deck? They'll just fall off...

I'll send you my setup and we'll tow the thing :-))

A display is forming in my head, we tow it out you sink the ship and lift the tugs up and drive off with them...
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