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Suzy-R (Maggie-M)
« on: January 25, 2010, 03:40:25 PM »

Just had a rather cold maiden voyage.

All went acording to plan, except the range was rather short, I'll have to look at where the aerials are.

2.5kgs of lead in there......
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Re: Suzy-R (Maggie-M)
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2010, 04:46:12 PM »

Looks good, like the colour   :-))  When you look for the aerial, see if you can find the net hauler, I can't see it   ;)

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Re: Suzy-R (Maggie-M)
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2010, 04:55:59 PM »

Looking good.

You appear to have left a few bits off, are you fitting them later ?
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Re: Suzy-R (Maggie-M)
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 05:34:02 PM »

The net hauler's still in the paint shop, along with the main boom.

Not happy with my net ponds they might have to be remade.

Just had a hour to spare and the weather looks worse later in the week so I went for a sail.

( the spots on the bow pic are water, not bad paint !!!)
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 05:44:00 PM »

I had trouble with the net ponds, even after talking to DickyD on the phone. I eventually built them on a .75 plasticard base rather than on the hatch and as Richard suggested, putting the stiffeners on the sides before fitting the ends. I didnt like the moulded ends much and did think about making my own by bending plisticard around a dowel in very hot water.

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Re: Suzy-R (Maggie-M)
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 05:54:05 PM »

That's what I was/am thinking of doing, plus using that plastistuct, plastic covered wire for the top edge, instead of the brass wire.

I'm trying to find a better picture of how the otter(?) boards hang before attaching them.

I find these details a bit vague in the instruction book !

When I found how good the airbrush finish is I scraped off the brush painting from the net hauler and started again.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2010, 06:15:58 PM »

I used a copper strand taken out of a piece of cable (the big stuff that goes into your electrical meter) it measured about 1.6 mm and as Richard suggested made two "U" shapes and soldered together. The strands can be strightened useing a vice and pliers.
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Re: Suzy-R (Maggie-M)
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2010, 08:49:38 PM »

The fish pools were fairly easy. I used a nozzle of a mastic gun to bend the brass wire to right diameter. Did it in 2 U shapes and soldered them together before supa gluing to tops of pools.

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Re: Suzy-R (Maggie-M)
« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2010, 01:27:21 PM »

http://www.trawlerpictures.net/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=16015
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=90089
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=87336
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=88431
Thanks for the links, they still don' t show how the ropes run to the boards etc. There don't seem to be any books that explain how the nets etc are rigged. The diagrams I've seen just show a rope from the boat to the net, via the boards.
This the best I've found so far....
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Re: Suzy-R (Maggie-M)
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2010, 04:57:57 PM »

I think I've got the idea now !!!!!

What I need now is the Trawler programme to come back on TV to see it all in action.

Thanks....wbeebie

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