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south steyne

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more pix Knight of St Patrick
« on: September 23, 2009, 05:28:43 AM »

Hi every one ,great forum but having trouble uploading picture , is anyone else having problems?
John
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Roger in France

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009, 07:29:15 AM »

Your photo looks good to me, John.

What kind of "problems"?

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south steyne

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« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2009, 07:36:58 AM »

Thanks for that Roger I was waiting for the image to appear in the preview window didn,t realize it came up after I posted, anyway I will learn .the photo is of my first scratch built salvage tug built Knight of St Patrick .
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« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2009, 11:16:42 AM »

Hy John
That boat of your,s is looking good in the water, lovely lines on her, couple more pics would be good, what electrics do you have in her.
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south steyne

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« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2009, 12:02:05 PM »

Hi Bosun thanks for your nice comment , the model is 5ft long with a 9inch beam runs 2 motors 540 I think mounted rear of the boat and coupled to twin shafts with pullies and double "o"rings geare to 2-1 mtronics viper v15 speed control and 12v 7.5 amph gell cell.
She has been running most weekends in salt water for the last two years so as soon as I finish my new boat its in for a refurb.
Cheers from downunder
John
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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 12:13:22 PM »


Nice vessel John and Welcome aboard the jolly ship Mayhem!
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south steyne

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more pix Knight of St Patrick
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009, 12:57:30 PM »

Just a couple more pix
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Re: more pix Knight of St Patrick
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009, 01:31:33 PM »

Very nice model. :-))
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Re: more pix Knight of St Patrick
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2009, 01:57:37 PM »

That is one hell of a lovely boat :-)), would like to have a go at making one. {-)
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Re: more pix Knight of St Patrick
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009, 03:30:59 PM »

Very nice and Pittman's to, are they 12  or 24v ? I take it they are quiet, where did you buy the gears ?

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Re: more pix Knight of St Patrick
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2009, 04:51:57 PM »

I like the engine/drive set-up. I'd been thinking of doing this for the ferry, but I always thought that some sort of "tensioner" was required for the belts. Am I wrong? My (Proxxon) lathe tensions the belt by moving the drive spindle. Others I've seen have a spring loaded gizmo pushing on the belt. Ideas please? BY.
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« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2009, 07:50:25 PM »

Bryan, use a toothed belt, they do not slip, tension by rotating the motor like you do you alternator
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south steyne

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Re: more pix Knight of St Patrick
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2009, 01:15:03 AM »

Hi guys the pulley system in the pic is not the same as mine just a demo as mine is the same setup only using "o"rings and they are tensioned up by moving the motors in a slot in the mounting frame it is a great way to do it as it leaves plenty of room in the hull for batteries ballast etc .
I get approx 1-1/2 hours running from a 12v 7.5 ah not bad for 2 motors
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John
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Re: more pix Knight of St Patrick
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2009, 01:17:39 AM »

do you know where the pulleys in the pictures came from??
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south steyne

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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2009, 01:50:37 AM »

Hi I have no idea that's why I made my own from aluminium my wifes meat tenderiser hasn't noticed yet.
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