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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #50 on: October 09, 2011, 02:31:08 AM »

maybe...    probably....    not sure about the copyright  implications but i would like to offer it as a semi kit at some stage.

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« Reply #51 on: October 09, 2011, 02:32:20 AM »

maybe ... probably..  not sure about the copyright implications but i would like to do it as a semi kit

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« Reply #52 on: October 15, 2011, 01:28:07 AM »

Mermod any updates on the model yet????????????????????/.
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« Reply #53 on: October 15, 2011, 11:13:01 AM »

sorry guys, no updates just yet   I have been flat out trying to get my star perseus ready , the blower motors have been replaced with 510 kv brushless motors, she runs well in the test tank but I'm busting for a sail  on our local water, oh   and I'm also trying to develop a range of laser cut fittings ( watertight doors, handwheels , hatches etc ) but as soon as this is under control i will be straight back onto the abeille.

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« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2011, 07:23:38 AM »

G'day Mermod,

Very pleased to have run into you while down at the pond. After you mentioning to me about your build I thought that I'd look it up.  What can I say other than Wow impressive!!

I shall be keeping a close watch on this page to see the progress.

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« Reply #55 on: November 17, 2011, 07:18:25 AM »

Finally back onto the big girl, here is the plug all waxed up and the mold seperation line in place.

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« Reply #56 on: November 17, 2011, 08:46:16 AM »

Hi Mermod, beautiful work & a terrific boat you have going there. I too am interested in a semi kit or what ever you may come up with. I think it will be first class all the way , count me in NOW. I will be glued to this space watching your progress, thanks so much for sharing. Mick B.
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« Reply #57 on: November 17, 2011, 09:05:00 AM »

THAT IS STUNNING !!!!! WOW!! :-)) :-)) :-)) %% %% %% %%
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« Reply #58 on: November 17, 2011, 09:58:37 AM »

Thank for the positive comments guys , they are very much appreciated, I will definitely keep you guys informed as far as a kit goes, at the moment the guys down here are treating it like the models that come in the magazines, so as one part is finished or as they can afford it they purchase the next bit and do a bit more.
As for anyone outside of Australia I plan to glass in a central separation bulkhead so the hull will arrive in two parts that need to be bolted back together, this should make them easier to send.
By the way irishcarguy if you look at the last photo you can just see the lathe I was talking about in a separate post on small lathes.

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« Reply #59 on: November 17, 2011, 07:58:29 PM »

Yes I can see the lathe in the background. I am learning to use mine .I have had it for about two months now. By the way my name is Mick, not a bad name for an Irishman. I think you are using a wood lathe to turn the Korts though. I think you will be surprised with the demand you will get for a kit of your boat when you have it available, it looks like you believe in quality & it shows. Mick B.
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« Reply #60 on: November 25, 2011, 07:30:24 AM »

finally onto the gel coat.

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« Reply #61 on: December 04, 2011, 05:37:59 AM »

mold finally finished, just a quick sand to get rid of the sharp bits, at this stage the plug is still in there and the whole thing will be left alone to harden for a few days, at this stage it is very hard not to get excited and pull it out but the mold will distort if removed to early.

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« Reply #62 on: December 04, 2011, 07:40:11 AM »

Nice to see we are getting standard "Yellow & BlacK" bins across the country
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« Reply #63 on: December 04, 2011, 10:09:51 AM »

your bins are just like ours :-))
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« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2011, 07:14:18 AM »

And their like ours too, somebody is making a lot of money, My grandfather always said there is money in dirt. The mould is looking great, Mick B.
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« Reply #65 on: December 13, 2011, 08:43:33 AM »

heres the first hull, a few small blemishes but overall pretty good.

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« Reply #66 on: December 13, 2011, 09:28:19 AM »

from the beginning of this build we were placing bets as to whether or not it would fit in my test tank, width wouldn't be a problem but we weren't sure about depth (the tank being curved on the bottom) so we sat the first hull in the water and then hunted for 80kgs of ballast...........luckily that sort of weight was easy to find.

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« Reply #67 on: December 13, 2011, 10:54:37 AM »

looking good the model that is so thats the owner/builder well done mate put me down for one please tassie48
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« Reply #68 on: December 13, 2011, 06:06:17 PM »

Presumably you will make the ballast removable? 80kg is a heck of a lot of weight to carry. What do you think you'll use as ballast when the model is done?
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« Reply #69 on: December 13, 2011, 08:52:16 PM »

hello 110samec , my speed controlls are capable of about 40volts so ill fill it up with as many batteries as is practical, a 12 volt 24 amp gel cel is around 20kg so a few of them should just about do it.
Also I plan to make a fairly substantial trolley that it can live on and be launched from, Ive already had one lot of back surgery and dont really want any more.

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« Reply #70 on: December 14, 2011, 03:10:19 AM »

Hi Mermod, don't you know you should wear a life jacket when doing tests like that. LOL. It is enormous, I did realise that it was so large, It is coming along very well.WOW. Mick B.
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« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2011, 03:14:37 AM »

Mermod,

Mate she's lookin good. :-)) :-)) :-))

Really like the novel, adjustable, self righting ballast.  {-) {-) {-)
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« Reply #72 on: December 14, 2011, 06:11:44 AM »

Thanks guys, now the first hulls done I can really get going with it, as for size the wife says im crazy, still not quite sure where im going to put it when its finished but boy its going to look good in the water.

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« Reply #73 on: December 16, 2011, 04:55:52 AM »

Hey Phil,

Looks frigging awesome .
Bet Keith and Steve will be shocked at the actual size and the ballast required for trim.
Rung you before I left the country but kept getting your voicemail.

Will it be alright if I come down before I fly out again early January?

Btw, I drilled out the other 2 shaft positions. Like you said to Keith "don't know how you work without a Dremel".  Well I'm so thankful I have mine made easy work of the sanding and grinding .

Hope you,and the family have a great Xmas .

Cheers
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« Reply #74 on: December 16, 2011, 10:06:31 AM »

Hi bill , I have a bit of a love / hate realationship with that phone, probably easyer to email or pm me.
How did you go with the position of the a frame supports for those shafts, I think that will be the next interesting job, did you get that deck cut out?
Just give us a yell when youre ready.
By the way, I found a bag of your fittings on the driveway the other day, I think they might be air vents of some kind.
Hope you also have a good christmas and get alot of boat related prezzies.
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