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Re: Dickie/Seaport Ballast Help
« Reply #25 on: December 26, 2011, 06:38:23 PM »

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Re: Dickie/Seaport Ballast Help
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Re: Dickie/Seaport Ballast Help
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Re: Dickie/Seaport Ballast Help
« Reply #28 on: December 26, 2011, 06:45:04 PM »

Well that how it looks today Boxing Day,
Telly rubbish as usual so I spent most of the day upstairs in my model room.
Nearly ready for sea trials at Cowes Model Engineering Club on Wednesday.
More photos to come later.
John.
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Re: Dickie/Seaport Ballast Help
« Reply #29 on: December 26, 2011, 08:59:01 PM »


NICE paint job!   :-))
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Re: Spiderman Seaport rebuild.
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2011, 04:55:33 PM »

To echo Martin's remarks, A really nice paint job.
Hope the trials went ok yesterday.
It was too windy here in North East Lincs for boating.


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Re: Spiderman's Seaport rebuild.
« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2011, 09:45:15 PM »

Hi  again,

       Well it was touch and go yesterday as the weather was not good at all, but I thought I would give it a try even if only to see if it  floats!
The night before I used  Vaseline to seal the gasket on the underside of the deck and also charged the new 6volt 5mah Gel Battery.
I managed to get it onto the water about 1.30, waiting 2 hours plus for the rain to stop.
I was very pleased with the way it sailed only needing a small amount of extra weight on the forward port side to counter balance the prop rotation.
It was not as noisy as I expected althought I did use heat shrink on the UJ coupling.

I used the rudder left to right in quick succession to make it dance about and get wet, just to see if it remains dry inside.
No problem there, dry as a bone.

Due to the fact that I was one of only four people there (Others Train People) I had to take the photos myself, so I've only included one of it on the wateras the rest are not very good,
but I will be sailing it on the large canoe lake in Ryde when it finished
Today I've resprayed the superstructure etc with Humbrol satin coat as it was in gloss before. Looks much better now.

More Photos to come
Thanks again Everyone

John
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Re: Spiderman's Seaport rebuild.
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2012, 05:14:51 PM »

Well I've Finally Finished It!!

So here are the latest photos before it go's into service.
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Re: Spiderman's Seaport rebuild.
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2012, 05:15:43 PM »

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Re: Spiderman's Seaport rebuild.
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Re: Spiderman's Seaport rebuild.
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Re: Spiderman's Seaport rebuild.
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2012, 05:29:11 PM »

Photo 6

I will post a couple more photos of it on the water at a later date.

I took it out last saturday but it was blowing a gale and it kept getting knocked flat in the bad gusts, I thought it might go down at first but it kept righting itself
to my relief, and no water got inside!!

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Re: Spiderman's Seaport rebuild.
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2012, 05:49:46 PM »

I took it out last Saturday but it was blowing a gale and it kept getting knocked flat in the bad gusts
John
Hi John,

That's the reason I removed all the 'clutter' high up on my Dickie, with the ballast as low as possible I can run her in a gale without braking a sweat, only a few drops after a two hour run, mainly due to the waves breaking over the bow and hitting the windows, which are not entirely watertight...

Regards, Jan.
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Re: Spiderman's Seaport rebuild.
« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2012, 06:26:09 PM »

Hi Jan,
 
Yes you are right but at least it comes back up as soon as the gusts gone through! ( Luckly) and it appears water tight.
I must say like a lot of people that the basic hull and deck are really very good and it lends itself to so many different conversions, and at 45 its a bargin.
It would be even better if it was half as big again, althought I do have a  New Slipways Loyal Mediator to build when I get time.
I bought the Seaport for a quick conversion over Christmas to give me a break from SS Sudbury, and the final coat of paint on the hull of a Clyde Puffer which I have built from scratch, Started in 2001!!!!
I keep getting distracted as the Puffer takes so long.
I'm sure you know what I mean.
I also sail Model Yachts.

John
 
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Re: Spiderman's Seaport rebuild.
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2012, 04:15:41 PM »

Hi Everyone,
Not much progress since the last posting, Got the ok to emigrate to NZ so the model room has had to be put back to a third bedroom and the house is up for sale!
I now have to decide which out of all my models to take with me?
So it may be on hold for quite a while, but I will stay with this Great Web Site and post when I can.

Cheers for now,
John (Spiderman)
PS: All my Tarantulas have had to go as well as they don't allow them in NZ!!
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Re: Spiderman's Seaport rebuild.
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2012, 06:55:42 PM »

Hi John,

Have a safe journey and let us know when you're up and running in NZ.

Fortunately they do allow Seaport tugs down under...

Regards, Jan.
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