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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #125 on: September 05, 2011, 04:57:39 PM »

Finally got the trawl boards and liferaft cannisters in place. I'm using 2 x 4 pint plastic milk bottles filled with sand for my ballast. These when correctly positioned either side of the motor along with a 12v 4ah sealed lead acid battery on the centreline in front of the motor put her perfectly on the waterline. I'll get a pic of the internals when I remember. Took a few photos of her sailing with my friend, Kev's Maggie M, they do look nice on the water together, Dave.  :-))
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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #126 on: September 05, 2011, 05:06:59 PM »

Daft question - is sand heavier than water?

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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #127 on: September 05, 2011, 05:18:57 PM »

Yes :-))
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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #128 on: September 05, 2011, 05:27:45 PM »

Lol, nice one.

I now know what to weight my barge down with! 25kg of water just isnt enough.

Lovely build by the way Dave  :embarrassed:

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« Reply #129 on: September 05, 2011, 05:31:45 PM »

Thanks for the compliment Dan. I also used sand as I didn't fancy having over 8 pints of water inside the hull potentially waiting to leak out and mix with the electrics, ouch, Dave.  :-))
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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #130 on: September 05, 2011, 05:33:09 PM »

Lol, nice one.

I now know what to weight my barge down with! 25kg of water just isnt enough.

Lovely build by the way Dave  :embarrassed:

Dan
Have you tried lead ?
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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #131 on: September 05, 2011, 05:45:21 PM »

I havnt. Its a fair old chunk my barge - http://www.danwalker.co.uk/Towing_Barge_html/towingbargepart3.html

I'm not pushed for space so water in my 5L bottles has been what i use for the moment but this only gets rid of half of the waterline so a lot more is needed. I shall try the sand.

I assume wet sand is better than dry?

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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #132 on: September 05, 2011, 05:48:15 PM »

Wet sand is heavier,
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« Reply #133 on: September 06, 2011, 04:04:14 PM »

just finished my second net for my our lass, now rigged same as real boat with twin rig trawls, just need bit nicer weather to try it!



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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #134 on: September 06, 2011, 06:06:22 PM »

Look forward to seeing them in action MV, wouldn't mind trying to make some myself. Call me stupid but what do you make the floats out of and the trawl boards? Dave.  :D :-)) :D
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« Reply #135 on: September 06, 2011, 09:51:56 PM »

the trawl doors are made out of plasticard with copper wire arms and lead on the bottoms to the same design as the doors we use on our boat, net is same design aswell but longer, the floats are from my brothers fishing tackle box! i will take some closer pics of everything tomorrow
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« Reply #136 on: September 08, 2011, 08:16:02 PM »

tried the twin rig dwn my local river and it worked well, caught good few fish n shrimps, had it in the sea for a play in bit rougher seas 2, handled really well, few pics of the doors and things attached









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« Reply #137 on: September 08, 2011, 08:23:52 PM »

pushing her hard skipper hahaha. looks like the real thing, good pics Darren.
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« Reply #138 on: September 08, 2011, 08:29:12 PM »

i had it goin over the groyne in peel dwn the beach with the waves lapping over it, was good fun!
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« Reply #139 on: September 08, 2011, 08:34:06 PM »

i'll have to try it with my our lass off port erin, might take her through the sound! hahaha
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« Reply #140 on: September 08, 2011, 08:38:27 PM »

with the little swell and waves rushing over the groyne it was like goin thru the sound, had it on its side near lost it wen waves came from boths sides tho!
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« Reply #141 on: September 08, 2011, 08:48:59 PM »

i would get that kind of swell over the jetty in port erin bay, going to have to try that now
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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #142 on: September 08, 2011, 08:59:36 PM »

Looks very impressive riding the swell! Takes a brave man to put her in those conditions, don't think I would dare! I might have a go at making some working trawl nets, you've inspired me. With my luck they'll probably end up tangled in the prop though!  O0
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« Reply #143 on: September 08, 2011, 09:06:43 PM »

go for it, its good fun, bit arkward with 2 nets but 1 is very easy, aslong as there further enough away from the boat they shudnt go in the prop
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« Reply #144 on: September 08, 2011, 10:47:58 PM »

Hi manx venture
great pics especially with the nets out ,
could you tell me what motor and battery set  you have please .
i have the same model and installed the speed 900 from slipway but its to fast on 12v (and the speed controller gets warm) and not quite enough on 6v ( unless i have faulty 6v batteries)
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« Reply #145 on: September 09, 2011, 04:12:47 PM »

running of a numax 12volt battery and the slipway 900 motor and viper 20 mtronixs speed controller, had i up n running near a year and no problems, good fun with the nets out, gets boring just sailing it round and round!
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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #146 on: September 09, 2011, 10:36:10 PM »

Hi Manx venture
thanks for the info ,
just a bit more if you don't mind
i also use a viper but a 25 amp model which does get warm (on 12v), have you notice of your speed con gets warm / hot after running at slow speeds??
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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #147 on: September 09, 2011, 10:46:15 PM »

not noticed it getting hot, its glued to the inside of the hull high up as it can be, ive noticed the motor gets abit hot but thats it, and thats wen im towing the nets so going slow most of the time
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« Reply #148 on: September 11, 2011, 08:21:16 PM »

with the little swell and waves rushing over the groyne

You need to get that seen to. Could turn nasty  ok2
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Re: OUR LASS II BUILD - MODEL SLIPWAY
« Reply #149 on: October 10, 2011, 07:02:18 PM »

Hi Dave, I just saw your build for the first time & I must say I am very impressed, you have done a super job & your photos are super detailed too . It is nice to have people like you showing us the way & taking the time to give us so much detail. I see you on here a lot, always helping out. Thank you from a newbie. Mick B.
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