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rmaddock

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"Wee Nip" Keel Bulb
« on: December 30, 2010, 02:34:51 PM »

Hello!

Number One son has acquired a pre-cut wood pack for the Wee Nip in his Xmas stocking.

Having reviewed everything, it looks easy enough; I'm not worried about the construction.

The question is, can one get a ready made keel bulb for this model?  I've searched the forum and found no direct references. I know there's a Graupner one at 1.4kg which somebody was going to try.  This is 200g overweight though (should be 1.2kg).  How did people get on?

I could make one sandwich style or even cast one.....I've done that before now for my marblehead. However, I'm about to start a full time university course and time is limited.

If anybody could point me at something I can just buy it'd be great.

Thanks.

Robert.
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triumphjon

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Re: "Wee Nip" Keel Bulb
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2010, 02:40:28 PM »

i made mine from sheet , which after making a wooden mould and pressing the outer lead shell into the mould , i proceeded to melt lead into the shell with a blow torch , after making the two halves it was bolted through the keel fin with a stainless steel nut & bolt , my whole hull / keel has been coated in polyester resin .
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Dekan

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Re: "Wee Nip" Keel Bulb
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2010, 06:22:55 PM »

I am still waiting for one of the staff in my workplace machine shop to reduce it down to 1.2Kg ...Nothing available ready made as far as I know.

Marine Modeller Mag have been asked to find somebody to make some keel bulbs to compliment the wood pack,by several people, but don't seem interested so far.
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rmaddock

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Re: "Wee Nip" Keel Bulb
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2011, 05:37:32 PM »

Ah well, thanks all.

I guess I'll do it the authentic way then >>:-(
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