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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #50 on: July 03, 2012, 05:18:12 PM »

Hi everyone,
Well this going to be a busy week for me.
I have to get the two boats finished by sunday.
I got 19 days before i am using one of them to go for the distance world record in 24 hours.
I will be doing this with Andy at Mote Park Maidstone.
On the 21st july starting at 10am.
Here are some pictures of some of the work i have done today
kind regards
Alan



So does that mean the Type 45 is also trying for the record too or just the Wildcat?
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #51 on: July 03, 2012, 05:49:15 PM »

Just the widecat for this record.
I have two record i can go for with the Type 45.
Because of the weight and amount of batteries i would need to run the Type45 on 24volt.
Its inpractical to use the Type45 for this record.
The Type45 was design to run on 36volts and not 24volts.
I am not redesign the runing and motor set up as it works so well on 36volts.
So not he end of the Type45.
I will be making it into a multi fuctioning model with lots working on it
regards
Alan
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2012, 10:01:06 PM »

Alan those boast are looking superb Keep up the good work



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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #53 on: July 05, 2012, 12:01:23 AM »

Hi,got one of the hulls painted today.
All starting to come together now.
Going to get on with the jet hull tomorrow.
hopefully i will get this painted as well.
here are some pictures.
regards
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #54 on: July 05, 2012, 09:55:50 PM »



Looking good  :-). It always feels good when the paint goes on; progress :}.

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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #55 on: July 05, 2012, 10:11:06 PM »

Hi just up from the workshop.
The jet hull is all primed up.
Bump rubber fitted on the prop hull.
Been to the sign makers to get some vinyl of cuts.
Have a look here are some pictures
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #56 on: July 11, 2012, 08:09:42 PM »

Hi, everyone,well 10days to go,and no let up on the rain.
So no shortage of water do do the record with.
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Alan
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2012, 10:52:54 PM »

Hi Well thats the last weekend before the record.
Had the boat down the lake testing today
Run for 1hour 55mins and did 14miles.
Happy with the out come,but got one more set of props to try before the record.
Got a lot more done on the boat.
have a look for yourself
Regards
Alan
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #58 on: July 19, 2012, 11:25:23 PM »

Hi,Did some more testing tonight.
Good out come,and very happy with the boat.
Back on the 60mm props.
Runs best on these props.
Speed and battery life.
She is cruising at 7.5 knotts.
Looking good for the record.
regards
Alan

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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #59 on: July 19, 2012, 11:48:15 PM »

Looking good Alan,

all the best for the weekend

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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #60 on: July 19, 2012, 11:52:37 PM »

Looking great.

Fancy building one of these things one day!

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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #61 on: July 19, 2012, 11:55:19 PM »

Thank you we will do the best we can.
I will be doing a 1 to2 hour log and up date when we do the record.
This will be for the whole 24 hours.
Once again thank you for your support.
Regards
Alan
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #62 on: July 20, 2012, 08:18:00 AM »

Best of Luck with the record attempt I am pretty confident you wil do it GO FOR IT YOUNG MAN


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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #63 on: July 20, 2012, 10:13:41 AM »

Really nice boat Alan. Hope you enjoy sailing her as much as I enjoy sailing my MBD Trawler-cat.
Mine runs for hours ( never flattened the batteries yet ), on 2 - 6v 10 ahr jelly cells.
Wired to give 12v, powering 2 Graupner 900s pushing 70mm 4blade brass props.
She is very impressive in the water. Even at full power she can virtually turn her on her own axis
without listing over, she sticks to the water like glue.
I use 1 motor on each stick, forwarding one / reversing the other, brilliant.

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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #64 on: July 20, 2012, 12:39:24 PM »

Hi,everyone,Thank you Dave and John.
Well just under 22 hours before the start.
All the lipo's are charged up,and some big lead acid batteries are cooking.
The prop shafts are oiled,and the boat is clean.
Debbie's cake making.
Looks like all us men are going to be well looked after this weekend.
My Debbie has made her famous cakes (just think what you guys are missing out on),
Andy's,Debbie is making bacon rolls and burgers and Paul's wife Cathy is making sausage rolls and has brought scotch eggs, nibbles etc ..
and also she is on fish and chip run in the evening.

Regards
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #65 on: July 20, 2012, 02:53:19 PM »

Boat looks ace, good luck with the record  :-))

Let the mayhem lot show them hows its done  :}

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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #66 on: July 21, 2012, 03:15:05 PM »

Hi Everyone,we are now over 5hours in.
Total stop time 7mins 50 (4 stops )
At the last stop we had done 30miles.
We should brake the record around 4am sunday.
Here are some pictures for now
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #67 on: July 21, 2012, 03:58:49 PM »


Good going lads & lasses
Should beat the record by quite a margin
If you eat all the supplies probably break
the weightwatchers record as well  %)

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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #68 on: July 21, 2012, 05:47:47 PM »

Hi,we are now over 7hours in and 48.8 miles at the last stop.
every thing is going good.
here are some more pictures.
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #69 on: July 21, 2012, 06:21:28 PM »

good going guy's   ''i like the cable ties holding the throttle open {-) {-)''    good luck with the rest of the trip!! regards ray
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #70 on: July 22, 2012, 12:40:56 AM »

Hi everyone,
I am sorry to say that we didn't make it.
Unfortunately from around 7pm onwards there was just large lumps of weed and debris floating
down the lake, the props failed up with reeds and other organic material.
In the end something had to break.
At about 7.30pm one of the couplings stripped out and we brought the boat in, disconnected the motor
and because we had so much power in the motors we tried to complete the record on the remiaining motor.
Running on one motor we only lost about 1.5 knotts so if we could have kept her running we could of still
broken the record.
Unfortunately around 8pm the second propshaft got jammed up with floating reeds and again we sheared a coupling.
We got the boat back to the bank, obviously the record attempt had stopped at that point.
Andy then suggested that we tried his boat this would mean starting the record from the begining again, so we tried the boat
out and had it running at just over 11 knotts. So we worked out we could break the record in just over 12 hours so we started again and
went for it. 15 minutes into the second record attempt we had an electrical problem, so once again the record had to be stopped.
We recovered the boat and because of the number of different electrical set ups we could run, within 10 minutes we had started the record
again for the third time. The boat was running well but unfortunately floating reeds, plastic bags etc .. it just kept hitting them and this
started to drag the boat down. 35 minutes into this one of the battery bank alarms went off, we got the boat back in ready to change the batteries
but on checking the boat there was so much rubbish around the props and one of the motors had got very hot.
At this point we decided it was not worth breaking expensive material. The debris on the water was just getting heavier.
At 10.00pm we had to call it a day.
I will let you know the total mileage we covered tomorrow evening as this is an answer to a competition we are running.
Well Mayhemers we have not been defeated watch this space for the re-match.
Myself and Andy will be attempting this record again very soon.
All that is left is to thank everyone whose has helped us today and come and supported us and thankyou to all you Mayhemers for all of your support
on this website.

kindest regards
Alan,Andy,Paul,the two Debbies, Cathy,Adam, Katy, and everybody who came down to the event.

Thankyou very much and goodnight.
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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #71 on: July 22, 2012, 07:09:27 AM »

Sorry to hear of the problems Guys
Seems like you were well on for the record only to be beaten by no fault of your own.  <:( <:(

Better luck next time.  :-)) :-))

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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #72 on: July 22, 2012, 01:59:21 PM »

Sorry to hear it  {:-{

I guess the weather hasnt helped at all, its nice and hot with sun but that = alot of weed in a short amount of time, theres going to be alot of lakes this week that wont be useable

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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #73 on: July 22, 2012, 02:25:56 PM »

Alan,

I was very sorry to hear that despite all your efforts you had to stop at that stage.  It certainly takes me back to 10 years ago and my first attempt at Bude when a rowing boat got mixed up with GLOUCESTER.  Weed fouling wasn't something I had to contend with but as the model T42 was much larger and in displacement mode it would probably have been less affected anyway.  I hope you can back on the water again soon while the weather is still favourable.

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Re: SOMETHING VERY NEW Wildcat 53 windfarm support boat
« Reply #74 on: July 22, 2012, 08:57:19 PM »

Sorry to hear this sad news Alan keep your chin up you can STILL do it


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