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Welsh_Druid

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Stena Sealink HSS fast catamaran ferry.
« on: March 07, 2010, 03:45:49 PM »

Last year I travelled across to Ireland on the Sealink HSS fast ferry. I thought that a model of it might be a little different from the more usual models  and commenced building. After a delay due to being out of the country after Christmas for a while ( cruising through the Panama canal !)  I finished it (well almost - still some detailing to be done) this week and it had its maiden voyage today.

Built out of light ply with the hulls clad in GRP and powered by two Graupner water jets driven by Graupner 700 turbo motors from a 6 volt lead acid battery. Speed control and steering mixing handled by an Action P90 unit. The performance is very satisfatory.

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Re: Stena Sealink HSS fast catamaran ferry.
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2010, 03:59:27 PM »

Very nice and very different.
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Re: Stena Sealink HSS fast catamaran ferry.
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2010, 08:50:56 PM »

Welsh_druid great job looks great and the jet units how do they handle the INCAT factory is just behind our house here in Tasmania tassie48.
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Re: Stena Sealink HSS fast catamaran ferry.
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2010, 11:09:06 PM »

I hope you're bring that to Wicksteed this year Don, I want a go of that!

.... that's one hell of a beaching on that rock though...  %)
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Re: Stena Sealink HSS fast catamaran ferry.
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2010, 11:14:20 PM »

fast boat = Martin   %%
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Re: Stena Sealink HSS fast catamaran ferry.
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2010, 11:29:09 PM »

I can beach like that with a slow boat to China!  :((
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Re: Stena Sealink HSS fast catamaran ferry.
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2010, 09:16:25 AM »

I hope you're bring that to Wicksteed this year Don, I want a go of that!
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Yes it will be at Wicksteed  and of course you can have a go with it.  At least it hasn't got props for you to tangle up with ropes like you did to my tug at Llanberis  :}


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Re: Stena Sealink HSS fast catamaran ferry.
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2010, 06:19:33 PM »

All right, all right! Don't tell everyone and wipe that silly grin off your face!  <*<
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2010, 07:04:32 PM »

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