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Myansome

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Autumn?Winter trawler Build Project
« on: September 17, 2011, 04:09:01 PM »

Some time ago I was given this hull which my grandson wants me to build. I have NO experience of rc boats, only plank on frame static models.


I am uncertain as to whether the propellor is angled correctly or too high.

The keel is 630mm
beam 200mm
length from bow to stern, 800 mm
I would appreciate any suggections. the hull is fibreglass. I have no plans to work from or idea of what rc kit to buy. I do have a rc comntroller from another boat I have, however.
Will photograph boats in the harbour for ideas.
Thanks in anticipation.
John :-))
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Re: Autumn?Winter trawler Build Project
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2011, 05:04:00 PM »

Looking at the photos she is plank on frame surely
Probably has a skin of glass cloth a resin on the outside
Looks like a motor has been screwed to the baseboard
so it could be ok for the shaft angle
Look for a vessel with a whaleback focsle and go from there.
Grandsons come second only to SWIMBO's when they want something doing  {-) {-)

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Re: Autumn?Winter trawler Build Project
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2011, 05:21:51 PM »

 :-)) Thanks, Ned.
 A resin coating could well be it. I suspect this was a kit in the beginning.
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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Re: Autumn?Winter trawler Build Project
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2011, 05:24:00 PM »

Perhaps one of the old Billings kits

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Re: Autumn?Winter trawler Build Project
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2011, 06:37:53 PM »

it looks like the old Nordcap, which our very own Peter Fitnass made a beauty of some while ago with a build thread I think.

also if you go onto this site you'll find a great wealth of trawler photos to have a look at........give you some ideas at least.

neil

http://trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/
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Re: Autumn?Winter trawler Build Project
« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2011, 10:35:35 PM »

 :-)) Thanks, Guys. I'm certain that it was a kit as everything looks moulded, Ned. Great link, Neil. I've joined, Will now look for Peter's thread. Much appreciated.
John
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