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Jerry C

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #25 on: January 20, 2012, 10:47:45 AM »

Hi Norry, I will be taking lots of pics.
can someone tell me why some of my posts dissapear and have to be done twice and others give the warning gateway timeout and then the missing post reappears, is it me?
put some anodes on tonight.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #26 on: January 20, 2012, 11:02:07 AM »

I was going to keep the tiller access as flat as possible but for ease of use I decided to make a hatch with a raised coaming and some rare earth magnets to hold it on.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2012, 01:28:31 PM »

first tank test with ballast

I like it so much I'm going to build one - like yours with some plants the wife will never guess what it really is.  {-)

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2012, 08:46:57 PM »

Hi Dave , glad you like my tank, it's two 44gallon drums cut down the centre then welded end for end so its the length of 4x44s.
The plants appeared after the boy started crawling and the below ground fish pond had to go so what better place to put the fish and when it gets a bit icky and green I drain it onto our vegie garden , you should see our tomatoes, might be a way for you to get it approved by the wife.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #29 on: January 21, 2012, 08:07:06 AM »

A bit more painting today, the boy likes green so green it is.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #30 on: January 21, 2012, 11:28:48 AM »

lettering painted and fendering on.
I know its abit of a deviation from the original but its a bit of fun.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #31 on: January 21, 2012, 12:39:06 PM »

a very nice build i wish i was 7 and you were my dad  slug
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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2012, 08:53:43 PM »

Phil, you certainly are knocking out the models.
Unfortunately on the day of the Mersey show  I'll be arriving back in Aus @2030.
I'll give you a call.
Your son is going to have hours of fun

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #33 on: January 21, 2012, 10:37:52 PM »

on the day of the Mersey show

Hey Bill, confused me there (not hard to do)- I never realised that Liverpool and tasmanaia both have the river Mersey.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #34 on: January 21, 2012, 11:26:00 PM »

Hi Dave yes Devonport is right on the Mersey River , it where the ferry Spirit of Tasmania docks, its also where I used to have my hobby shop Mersey models hence the username mermod

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #35 on: January 21, 2012, 11:42:54 PM »

Wel that's a fun fact - maybe I should visit Tasmania............. er you don't have big spiders do you?

We only ever hear Hobart mentioned here - there must be more to Tasmania than Hobart?

oops forgot this a build thread - sorry.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #36 on: January 21, 2012, 11:48:50 PM »

Oh Dave theres so much more to Tasmania than just little old Hobart, I only go there when the wooden boat festival is on, as for spiders just the usual, its the tasmanian tigers you need to watch out for.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #37 on: January 22, 2012, 12:26:49 AM »

Mermod are you winding me up or do you really have Tigers wandering around?

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #38 on: January 22, 2012, 01:04:07 AM »

Of course, thats why we have to keep our pets inside at night, no just kidding seriously the tasmanian tiger became extinct in the 1920s I think, but if you go for a drive down the west coast of tassie and see how dense and untouched it is its not hard to imagine them still running around out there.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #39 on: January 22, 2012, 02:40:30 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vqCCI1ZF7o It's a bit sad to be the last of your kind and yet still be caged.

Back to your boat build mate ..................

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #40 on: January 22, 2012, 05:09:31 AM »

Here are the electronics I hope to use.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #41 on: January 22, 2012, 09:37:22 AM »

Oh Dave theres so much more to Tasmania than just little old Hobart, I only go there when the wooden boat festival is on, as for spiders just the usual, its the tasmanian tigers you need to watch out for.
that's my one regret about my two plus years I spent in oz that I never got to see tazzi............just ran out of time and holidays......but maybe one day.
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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2012, 10:33:35 AM »

Hi nhp651, you certainly missed out, I moved here from Western Australia 17 years ago and I love it, the only thing is that nothing happens quickly, you HAVE to slow down, when I building kitchens in WA we could knock out 2-3 a day depending on size, got here and it was maybe 1 a month, but thats got a lot to do with being a bit isolated i guess.
Now back to the build, I shoehorned all the electronics in and it sits perfectly with no extra ballast, put it in the tank and pushed the throttle forward and gave myself a bit of a shock with the ammount of power it has, I am going to cut a disc that sits around the throttle on the TX so the boy doesnt kill anyone by accident.
While Im at it I must say thanks to the guy with his billings smit nederland build elsewhere on this forum, It was his idea to only have access through the cabin rather than a huge hatch on the deck that led to my set up.
I will put up some more photos after its launched on thursday.
Thanks for watching.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #43 on: January 22, 2012, 10:58:57 AM »

compliments from me.
Very very nice and neatly built
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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #44 on: January 22, 2012, 11:45:07 AM »

Thanks stoppel, I have long admired your build of Retriever but couldnt find any plans, that partly why I chose the Sea Helper

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2012, 11:00:10 PM »

One last thing before launching, because the radio is a 4 channel from a plane I used to have, I noticed the boy tended to push the sticks in all directions until it did what he wanted so to remove any confusion I lasered up a couple of discs to go around the sticks.
The good thing about using an aero radio it that It has dual rates so it can be set to half throttle making it much easier for him.

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #46 on: January 24, 2012, 12:07:46 AM »

Jumping Jehoshaphat Mermod, how many staff do you have working for you?!?!?   :o
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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #47 on: January 24, 2012, 12:22:51 AM »

Hi Martin, I,m currently unemployed so I have a fair bit of time on my hands and what better way to spend it than making model boats?
Thing may change shortly as I have a few job prospects, thats unless anyone out there needs a full time modelmaker?

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #48 on: January 28, 2012, 02:29:26 AM »

as promised here are some photos of the launch

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Re: sea helper build
« Reply #49 on: January 28, 2012, 07:36:11 AM »

What a pretty little tug, your son must be thrilled to have that to play with(if he can get it away from you) I also like the colour. Hope you find a good job soon.Mick B.
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