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AlanP

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Finished at last
« on: May 04, 2009, 09:24:07 PM »

This is my first boat kit apart from a couple of Springers and a coal barge and would not have been completed without all the help from fellow Mayhemers, so thank you all for replies to my queries over the past 18 months, :-)) yes it has taken me that long.

The boat is the Graemsey it is powered by 2x555motors running on 12v jel cells and a Monotronics ESC, there are running lights, Wheelhouse and Saloon lights, deck working lights and search lights controlled with and Action P62 Quadswitch, there is a working ramp coupled with a warning buzzer, lights and ramp working off two small 12v jell cells.
The radio is a Futaba 2.4 six channel

Sunday was it's first taste of water, it performed very well considering the conditions where quite rough

Here are a few photos, thanks in part to my official photographer boatmadman  :D

No comments about swine flue thank you  {-) 
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wideawake

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 09:27:41 PM »

Here are a few photos, thanks in part to my official photographer boatmadman  :D

No comments about swine flue thank you  {-) 

Is a swine flue a  b****r to sweep?  :-)

BTW I reckon Miss Piggie's pen needs a net over it otherwise she'll be over the side and swimming for it in no time  :-)

Smashing looking boat BTW

Guy
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AlanP

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2009, 09:33:05 PM »

and more  :}
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AlanP

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2009, 09:48:39 PM »

Took me ages to upload those photos and Iv still managed to muck it up  <:(
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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2009, 09:59:46 PM »

Nonsense Alan , you have done a great job with the model and the photos of her on the water look great too .
Do you have any problems with water ingress over the stern , mine used to wash over the decks from gaps in the door sides .
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AlanP

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2009, 10:06:28 PM »

Hi Daz, no water ingress, which was a surprise as it was a rough day and the decks seemed to be awash most of the time, I was well chuffed when I didn't have to get the stirrup pump out   :}

Alan
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hama

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2009, 10:18:04 PM »

Hey, looks great! Would love some more pictures if you feel for it.
Hama
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AlanP

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2009, 10:25:56 PM »

Lights on
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AlanP

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2009, 10:31:03 PM »

Last one
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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2009, 08:14:51 PM »

How long is the voyage going to be? Or is the pig just a bit of cargo?
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AlanP

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2009, 09:00:23 PM »

Just a short one Bryan, the pork, sorry pigs are over the ESC so if it does burn out it will at least smell nice  :-))

Alan
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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2009, 10:16:20 PM »

Nice job "trotting" along well on the water, congratulations  {-)
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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2009, 11:24:15 PM »

Looks great Alan, put some apple sauce along side in case the ESC does burn out, yummy with pork. :-))
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Garabaldy

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2009, 11:33:47 PM »

i really like this boat.  She looks great.  i love the detail and all the lights.  Well done  :-))
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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2009, 11:36:05 PM »

Great job, AlanP, you should be proud of it  :-)) :-))

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TCC

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2009, 02:03:29 PM »

If a springer carries a cargo of pigs, would it becoem a 'stringer'? was that joke to 'rash'? 'Back' to a drawing board, eh?   <:(
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AlanP

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2009, 08:18:51 PM »

Are you casting aspersions at my springers or my pigs  <*<

Alan
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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2009, 10:51:58 PM »

A short video of the Graemsy.

Ian

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-TxkbPrxUQ
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AlanP

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #18 on: May 24, 2009, 10:54:56 PM »

Nice one Ian, thanks  :-))

Alan
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barryfoote

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2009, 08:09:08 AM »

A model to be proud of Alan.......even the pig!! :-)) :-))
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Pointy

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Re: Finished at last
« Reply #20 on: May 26, 2009, 07:54:41 PM »

Brilliant model love the way you've made it look so busy as well!  :-))
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