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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2007, 05:50:00 pm »

Wombat    Now that I have seen jans and now your I see what you mean. I would just take a "sharp " chisel to it ,if you do it carefully you should have no problem, I take it's somethink like ramin you have used that is quite hard,but it should come down ok .  I thought you where talking about the camber on the deck at first,but I'm not in to boatey terms like some of the old sea dogs on this site. Peter
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2007, 11:19:52 pm »

I would leave the longerons in place and add packing to them at either end to create the correctly shaped support.  Then you will need to add to the transverse beams to bring them up to the same level and you should get away with it relatively unscathed.
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Re: Clyde Puffer ( Mountfleet - Highlander )
« Reply #27 on: February 18, 2007, 11:37:20 pm »


 

Keep up the work Tim...... you've got a long way to go. ;)




Thats true  ;)

But its worth the time and work :)
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2007, 10:08:57 am »



Alternatively I may just carry on the customisation and step up the fordeck similar to the aft deck.


Make it your own mate, as long as your happy with the end result! I've always been a fan of doing things your own way.

I had a stinking head ache all day Sunday so did not touch my boat, hope to get some done during the week.

Keep us up to date...

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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #29 on: February 24, 2007, 08:49:14 pm »

Hi Mark,

Sorry about the delay - been stuck in Switzerland with work. Getting back to things on the Puffer and on the narrowboat......

Looking at the deck, I have sloped up some at the front to get enough height for the stem plate. I think I will leave the deck flat as it seems to be more in keeping with the "Cheap and Cheerful" design of the boat, rather than an elegantly sculpted deck.

The next stage is to start fitting out the hull

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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2007, 06:43:55 pm »

Hi Wobat
Good for you mate, build it as YOU want :)

Did a bit on my puffer today.
Front deck area planked, all wood die'd, front rig mounting set in and rear rail area repainted white.

Next is the rivet plates and suppots and painting the interior sides a matt red.


One quick question, I am going to run a torpedo 800 in this, should I look at using a gear box or run it direct
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #31 on: February 25, 2007, 07:27:03 pm »

Hi Mark,

Well, I shall let the world judge when I get that far.

I have now got the decks sealed and painted - this is showing up the grain, so a good sand down and then a couple of coats should see me done.
 
I'm thinking of lining the visible parts of the hull with plasticard, though not sure I can face doing the planking over the deck as you have done...too much of a coward maybe  ;D

I will give you some piccies when I get that far.

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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2007, 08:53:56 pm »

I think no gearbox because of the noise. How much revs the torpede 800 does? 

We use a slow rewing 555 Motor...

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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #33 on: February 27, 2007, 12:32:19 pm »

I think the 800 runs at 5100 RPM Max and 4300 Max eff.
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #34 on: February 27, 2007, 02:17:05 pm »

Big Mark....are you happy to use the prop supplied with the kit?

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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #35 on: February 27, 2007, 02:24:04 pm »

Big Mark....are you happy to use the prop supplied with the kit?

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Nope, I have a 4 blade brass prop for the job ;)
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #36 on: February 27, 2007, 07:48:16 pm »

I am using a Raboesch (sp?) 65mm four bladed brass prop - the supplied prop is bleurgh. To give them their due, the guys at Mountfleet said as much. When I got my hands on the prop in the kit, I found the blades a little flexible - far too easy to distort.

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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #37 on: February 27, 2007, 07:51:46 pm »

Have to ive the guys at Mountfleet their due
I could not find the referance pictures so one email and they were sent to me first class...
Then I could not find/lost some slotted wood from the kit.
One email and they have just replied saying they will send one straight out...
Cant ask for better than that
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #38 on: February 27, 2007, 10:11:21 pm »

I am using a Raboesch (sp?) 65mm four bladed brass prop - the supplied prop is bleurgh. 

Wom

Yepp, best idea is a brass prop.
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #39 on: March 01, 2007, 04:53:17 pm »



 Good news! We've finished the new Crapper and Companion way hatch!   ;D
 At least something got finished.
Handles fabricated by Bradders, hinges & postholes by the very generous Peter HS93.
Fanks Gentelmen!




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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #40 on: March 01, 2007, 06:48:40 pm »

Very nice, but from what I have heard "ABOUT TIME" ;D
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #41 on: March 01, 2007, 06:55:45 pm »

Martin
You do know the door on the crapper opens the wrong way? ???

Richard ;)
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #42 on: March 01, 2007, 07:00:42 pm »


...... Richard...... where do you live?  >:( >:(

Martin ;)
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #43 on: March 01, 2007, 07:04:37 pm »

You should see the postings in" What do you look like" Martin ;D

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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #44 on: March 01, 2007, 07:12:13 pm »


For all you Doubting Thomas' out there...








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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2007, 07:22:20 pm »

Nice model Martin ,Who did it ?  ???

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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2007, 08:02:04 pm »

Martin, What paint and how did you apply on the insides of the hull, I like the cream colour
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2007, 08:59:38 pm »


A work of ART. She looks great Martin. Sooooper      Well worth the wait    ;D


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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #48 on: March 01, 2007, 11:36:56 pm »

Very nice Martin, (and Bradders).  I expect Jan would love a puffer like that. He has been wanting one for a long time.  ;D
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Re: Hi from a Clyde
« Reply #49 on: March 02, 2007, 10:55:00 am »


There is a Puffer by Model Slipway on ebay at the moment. The scale is 1/72 which comes out at 325 mm. A nice looking one designed by Dave Milbourn

Is this the one you are building, as it looks a bit small ?



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