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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #175 on: April 25, 2012, 07:08:48 PM »

Just Drunk on Life lads
........ and daft as a brush.

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #176 on: April 26, 2012, 12:21:50 PM »

Scrap the previous thoughts.

It's just been pointed out to me that the winches need to run on 6v, not 12v! Duh!  :embarrassed: At least I found out now.

So, one 12v battery and one 6v battery are the order of the day.

Not necessarily.  :-))

I'm using one of these in Racundra to allow my 12V powers everything 7.2AHr huge lead acid battery to output a solid 6V for the radio, ESCs and winchy-side-of-things. It's good for 5A = plenty. It's also small, light and cheap.

I think it's a better solution than doubling up the battery supply.

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #177 on: April 26, 2012, 05:17:12 PM »

Thanks Andy,

But I have already jumped into the two voltage solution with both feet and my credit card.  O0

Plus, the two battery setup actually suits the boat well.  I think your Racundra actually has more space below decks than my Nobby. I couldn't get a bit lead-acid battery in mine unless it went under the fore-deck and threw all the balance out.

Thanks though.

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #178 on: April 28, 2012, 06:47:58 PM »

A good day! A lovely package arrived this morning courtesy of the Component Shop. Excellent service from them again  :-))

Two batteries, some wire, some connectors an inline fuse and holder......oh, and some servo wire extensions.



This is the starboard side 12v installation for driving the auxiliary motor. Action's ESC has been velcro'd where shown to keep it in the air and out of the way of the sheets.  I need to aquire a couple of toggle switches tomorrow as using the Tamiya connectors to switch on/off is not going to be practical.  You can just see the end of the 12v battery under the bench and the fuse which I've let into the battery wires.



And this is the port side 6v setup.  The Action P92 sits at a nice rakish angle with the Spektrum Rx next to it.  I've made a small hole in the bench planking so that the aerial can stick through.  Again, a little toggle switch on this side will soon be added.

So, all in all, it's coming along nicely.  I need to add some wires to the motor terminals (I've tested it today with jump wires  :D) and tidy everything up.  Then I'll give in to my urges  :embarrassed: and glue on the decks  O0
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #179 on: April 29, 2012, 04:12:37 PM »

I've glued the first half of the deck down....
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« Reply #180 on: April 29, 2012, 05:16:28 PM »

Now I've glued the other half down!

...but I'm not shouting about it as that way, the things I'm sure I've forgotten to do can't leap out and shout; "Ah, ha!".  %)
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #181 on: April 30, 2012, 02:10:39 PM »

More progress  :-)) I'm loving it!  :}

First, I've cut and filed the fairleads flush with the decks.


Then, the king plank has gone down on the deck.  These are lime and will be left fairly rough...as per the rest of it.  {-)


I'm making progress and loving it!  8)
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #182 on: April 30, 2012, 04:45:34 PM »

Looking good!

Are you going to caulk the planking? Does it nib into the outer planks?

(All excited)

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #183 on: April 30, 2012, 05:09:04 PM »

Hi Andy,

If by "nib" you mean does it get neatly cut into outside edge planks then...no.  It also won't be caulked.  Here's a picture of the real boat:



As you can see, the whole deck is painted. The planks appear to just butt up against each other anyway.  I'm planning on leaving it rough enough to see the planking lines though.

Both the ply underdeck and the lime planks will run right to the edge. I then hope to trim them to be just proud of the hull and thus leave the slight edge visible in the picture below the gunwales.

A lot of effort to paint it over but, hey ho, that's the look!
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #184 on: May 02, 2012, 10:55:19 AM »

Takes time this planking business.... %)

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #185 on: May 02, 2012, 07:20:07 PM »

HOORAY!

The last bit of deck planking just went on. It's looking SUPER!  :-)) :} 8) :kiss:



For those with a toolish bent, note the chisel. It is one of those that I inherrited from my Grandfather. He got it from his father who was a cabinet maker. He got it from his father who built boats on the Tweed. You can see the family name stamped into the handle. Nice.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #186 on: May 07, 2012, 07:33:17 PM »

More lovely progress today.  I like this bit of the build when it looks more and more like the real thing.

Having sanded the deck flush with the hull sides (further study of the photos showed that it wasn't slightly proud after all) I came to fit the deck coaming.



I made this little jig. It's two thicknesses of the lime planking (the coaming) plus a thin piece of ply for the gap and a spare piece of scrap to line it up with the hull.  I used this as a guide to drive in some small pins along the coaming line.



First one, and then a second strip of lime were glued against the pins.  Note that the stem piece has also been cut down to size.



Once dry, I marked the location of the freeing ports and drilled out the ends and middle.  A quick bit of scalpel work and some filing later and they look LOVELY!



I'm very chuffed indeed with the results.  O0
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #187 on: May 07, 2012, 08:54:21 PM »

Looking good, will we see her on the Park lake this year?

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #188 on: May 07, 2012, 11:00:08 PM »

I'm very chuffed indeed with the results.  O0

I would be too - can't wait to see you get her wet.

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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #189 on: May 08, 2012, 04:24:08 PM »

I would be too - can't wait to see you get her wet.

Dave

Thanks Dave  :-))

Looking good, will we see her on the Park lake this year?

Ian

Well, there is a secret time table Ian. The real boat's hundredth anniversary takes place on the 10th June and I'd like to have the hull complete by then for display purposes. I'm not sure that the rigging can happen in that time frame. So, she could appear on the pond motoring about long before she appears under sail  :embarrassed:
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #190 on: May 08, 2012, 07:38:05 PM »

Where will it be celebrating its birthday?
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« Reply #191 on: May 08, 2012, 07:44:16 PM »

Where will it be celebrating its birthday?

On, and around, Peel Island. I'm not sure what the detailed plans are just yet but it will be open to visitors.
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« Reply #192 on: May 08, 2012, 07:48:54 PM »

Sounds good, will try to get there.
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #193 on: May 09, 2012, 02:09:22 PM »



This is the second attempt at the counter coaming. The first lot was too far outboard....my precision gauge (see earlier posts) failed me  :((
Hey ho.

As you can see, Jim is now wearing his cap at a more jaunty angle - it must be spring. Jemima, on the other hand, is still patiently waiting for the tour of his cockpit.  :-X

Thank heavens for Tesco clothes pegs, eh?
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« Reply #194 on: May 11, 2012, 02:23:57 PM »

Next, the cockpit coaming.

First, I packed the underside of the edge with scrap balsa to give the coaming something to stick to.
I sanded the curves to profile using a handy postage tube that I knew would be useful. It also served as a good former for bending the wood.

First, I steamed and bent some "weffer thin" ply.

This then glued quite nicely round the curve.
The same was repeated at the front, and then the top layer of lime planking was bent and glued onto the ply.

The gap in the ply will be partially filled but only down to deck level. This will (hopefully) allow the inner fittings to slot into the lower edge of the coamings.  It won't look absolutely perfect but I have to be able to get the inside out  %% whatever. Once it's all painted up it should look fine.
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« Reply #195 on: May 11, 2012, 03:11:15 PM »

It won't look absolutely perfect but I have to be able to get the inside out  %% whatever. Once it's all painted up it should look fine.

Your hands on so must know best but (and I'm not trying to be negative here) my recent experience with paint was that
it is spectacularly good at enhancing imperfections <:( My painful lesson in better prep and having a daylight examination
pre paint.

Cracking job you are doing by the way. :-)

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« Reply #196 on: May 11, 2012, 03:59:36 PM »

I know exactly what you mean Dave. However, in this instance, I'm going for the roughty-toughty work-a-day boat look so imperfections are not a problem.

Vis-a-vis the paint, I meant more that it'll look increasingly like the real thing once the paint's added. The coaming is painted white inside, against the dark grey of the interior sidings so it should draw the eyes from the joins (fingers crossed  :embarrassed:)
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Re: Nobby - Morecambe Bay Prawner
« Reply #197 on: May 13, 2012, 12:08:07 PM »

 :}

I've glued and wedged the fife rail into position!  :-))

As well as gluing the rest of the coaming into place.
I'm now into the process of fitting a capping strip to the coamng.

This is made from some of the wood left over from the marblehead. It's not very easy to bend and this is the first time I've had to resort to pinning things into place.
I also pinned a finger at one point.  <:(
Next will be a little filling, some varnish and then the final paint colours....but not today.
As I type, I'm sporting by best M&S, 3-piece, linen suit (bought for a sino/french wedding in Paris last year - I wanted to look very English :embarrassed:). I hope you're all feeling as honoured as you should! It's my younger brother's 40th Birthday today.
Being 40 myself didn't seem like a big deal. Having a "younger" brother who's 40 seems like a VERY BIG deal  {:-{

Perhaps it's time to build that competitive RC racing boat?
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« Reply #198 on: May 14, 2012, 05:41:39 PM »

I have to report the commencement of operation "Find The Dining Table!"  :embarrassed:

I spent today filling, sanding and then wiping down my wood work. The Hearts of Oak then, with cleared decks, moved into the futility room for painting!



Well, varnishing first off. As you might be able to tell, I used coloured filler on pale wood. But I don't care as it's all getting painted anyway.  She looks nice standing in the clear though and now I have to find the dining table.  :((
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Goodbye shiny woodwork....
« Reply #199 on: May 16, 2012, 05:50:10 PM »

Goodbye shiny woodwork.... :((

Hello grey world!  :}



I love paint tester pots.  :-))

Whoops! Just realised that I shouldn't have painted the legs of the fife rail.  <*<
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