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Jerry C

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2011, 12:14:02 AM »

I have that site saved to favourites (dont know how to put the link up) the guys name is peter and his build was part of the inspiration for my build , that and the clip on u tube with the real thing pounding through heavy seas.

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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2011, 08:51:32 AM »

todays progress , rinigng float a boat in the morning about propellors  probably raboesch 149-19 and 20s

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2011, 08:53:07 AM »

very happy with the bulbous bow

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« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2011, 08:55:54 AM »

general view after a lot of sanding , cornice adhesive makes a great cheap filler

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2011, 12:12:56 PM »


cornice adhesive makes a great cheap filler


I would have never thought of that! Good one!  :-))
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #30 on: August 15, 2011, 12:44:21 PM »

Nice! Love that bulbous bow too.
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #31 on: August 17, 2011, 08:16:53 AM »

A layer of pva glue and masking tape to isolate the foam from the resin (used packing type foam which is much cheaper than surfboard foam but melts under polyester resin)

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« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2011, 08:24:11 AM »

a layer of fine matting and resin will seal the plug , then imperfections will be sanded , then the whole thing will be prepped for spraying with 2 pack undercoat

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« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2011, 08:33:54 AM »

great work, I like it, still watching with great interest.
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2011, 09:04:54 AM »

one more coat of resin and a coarser matting followed by more sanding than I ever want to do on a model ever again.

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #35 on: August 24, 2011, 10:59:49 AM »

good looking build well done were abouts in Tasmania are you tassie48
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #36 on: August 24, 2011, 11:23:07 AM »

hi tassie48 im in devonport, i see youre based in hobart , do you sail with david hunts crew ?

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #37 on: September 07, 2011, 11:25:36 AM »

a couple of coats of primer , some bog and a lot more sanding and its ready for its last coat of primer then some high gloss 2 pack

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #38 on: September 07, 2011, 11:30:38 AM »

heres one of my many side projects , a sea helper from model boat plans , this plug will be painted at the same time as the Abeille

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #39 on: September 08, 2011, 09:46:10 AM »

Hello

Nice job Mermod,

Take care on the real hull, there is no visible line between the rounded part of hull and the bottom part. the rounded part and flat part are tangentials without separation line 

The stern is not exactly like yours and more "rounded" when sideview - The line between the side plate and bottom plate is close to disapear when approching to the axis. 







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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #40 on: September 08, 2011, 09:49:11 AM »

Mermod I forget to say : I'm out of home for a while but I will send you the details picture CD + drydock pics when back home .

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #41 on: September 08, 2011, 11:22:20 AM »

Hello again xtian , so good to hear from you , thanks for the advice on the stern , the wife noticed the transition was about right earlier on and gleefully said I told you so. Ill have to fix it on the finished hull, was also wondering if there is a clear shot of where the shaft exits the hull and also the bracing for the nozzle as I can find heaps of general views but nothing specific to theese items.

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #42 on: September 08, 2011, 12:02:29 PM »

Thought you guys might like to know how this build started, I have a good friend named big steve who is an absolutely one eyed speed fanatic when it comes to rc boats , I think he has about 4 whipper snipper boats and to many nitros to count , in the 6 or so years Ive known him Ive heard just about every tugboat related insult known to man , most of these insults come about just after i push his boat back in with one of my tugs.
One morning I was doing the usual flick through the internet looking at powerboats on youtube with big steve when we came across a clip of the full size Abeille Bourbon pounding through heavy seas , that was the moment when steve mentioned that if I could get plans for it that he might have one, thinking that plans would be impossible to get hold of.
From that moment on it became my mission to annoy the crap out of steve by finding the plans.
After a few months searching the net I discovered that MRB in France actually sold plans for it but I couldn't get any response to my emails and couldn't  work out how to use their website, I knew of one hobbyshop in the UK that used to be able to get hold of mrb plans but found out that they no longer traded.
After a bit more searching I discovered a nifty little website called Model Boat Mayhem and made contact with xtian29
He was helpful beyond belief and helped me acquire the plans Thanks again xtian.
So Big steve now had no excuse, we measured my trailer and decided that 2 metres would just fit nicely.
We decided to do a fibreglass mould for the hulls, cast all the fittings in resin and I would do the cad files and laser cut decks, accommodation etc.
I then had a phone call from another good friend we call Mr V, I had shown him the youtube clip earlier and had decided if we went ahead that he would want one as-well.
Then another friend Kiwi saw the plans , he had been considering building the billings smit rotterdam and we had been ribbing him for months about building a boat , he also had to have one.
So we are now about to build 4 x 2 metre long models (cool or what)

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #43 on: September 16, 2011, 02:17:05 PM »

The plug came back from the painters yesterday......very shiny and looking huge.
The last photo is of my star perseus I put a coat of primer on while i was waiting for the plug, not relevant to the build but it came up so well I had to put it up.

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #44 on: September 16, 2011, 06:02:00 PM »

Wow that hull looks great! It really is a fine looking boat. Have you seen my post about Billing boats are releasing a kit of the Abeille? Might be interesting to you, though it's 1/75. That other boat of yours looks excellent! What is it, have you showed it to us before? Good luck on your build!
All the best!
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2011, 12:05:27 AM »

Just the normal GREAT WORK out of TASMANIA would expect any thing less tassie48
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #46 on: September 17, 2011, 12:51:03 AM »

Fantastic finish on the Hull.  %%
Seems a pity to cut holes in it for the thrusters.   {-)
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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #47 on: September 17, 2011, 01:51:59 AM »

Hi brian B6 , the really sad part is that the plug usually winds up damaged and discarded after molding.

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #48 on: September 22, 2011, 11:22:51 AM »

Started making the masters for the nozzles today.

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Re: Mermod's - Tasmanian abeille liberty/bourbon build
« Reply #49 on: October 03, 2011, 05:18:16 PM »

Looks great so far wish i had space to attempt something like that!!
Are you producing this as a kit?
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