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Spindrift

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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2012, 11:43:53 am »

Hi Hal it seems my e/mail is not working, {:-{
The gist of what l sent on the12th and today is if you cover the cost
of disc postage and packing l will send you my photos.
Call me on 07570053   HFC.
Clive. 8)

Not a good idea to post your telephone number on open forum.

As your email is faulty I have substituted the last last three numbers for an alphabet code.  If you think this is unsutable then please let me know and I'll remove it. 


Ken




 
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2012, 10:30:41 am »

Thanks ken, am still a bit green when it comes to the magic window.
Clive
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2012, 10:33:26 am »


My Pleasure.   Have a nice Christmas.


Ken

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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #28 on: December 20, 2012, 02:22:55 pm »

More Pic's on progress


Seats covered with soft leather form my wife's old handbag.



Battery compartment under seat made from scrap pieces of plastic



Battery compartment, note hole / cut out required in frame for leads through to speed controller etc...



Steering Wheel - Made from any suitable plastic pipe with soft wire inserted and bent round form wheel, steering column from old fishing rod suitably drill through to take spoke.
Spokes again piece of plastic tube with a bit hard wire inserted internally which pierce the inside of steering wheel to keep the spkoke in place.



Seat in place (scrap piece of wood for central control). Drive lever made from piece of brass.



Central dials on dash board made from brass eyelets. With dash board dials printed from images from the web.



More pics to come ....

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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #29 on: January 13, 2013, 02:04:39 pm »

Moving on with build:


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Might not be conventional, but I feel you can check out final top deck curvature to make sure its OK before final planking


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Planking started after sanding , filling & sealing the hull. Battery compartment to be under seat. Note used plastic sheet for seat mounting & battery compartment.


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Finished planking.


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More cabin detail & motor hatch.


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Speed controller , receiver fitted.


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Bench testing.... OK


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Bath test.... NO Leaks  :-)


Next the pond test....!
 







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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #30 on: January 13, 2013, 03:15:06 pm »

On the pond


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kxaub1asisE


Boat now more or less complete see pictures below...
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Boat worked great on the pond.
My final comments, great boat to build, my first plank on frame (made some mistakes on the way but donít we all), special thanks to Clive for supplying his pictures.
If you want any further information on build / materials etc drop me a line. More than happy to help.
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2013, 05:04:35 pm »

What figure did you use? he certainly looks the part!
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #32 on: January 13, 2013, 05:12:07 pm »

Somehow missed this completely - bonus is I got to read it in one go. Nice build  :-))
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #33 on: January 13, 2013, 05:40:27 pm »

What figure did you use? he certainly looks the part!


From e-bay toy Wrestling Figure modified to suit. Cost about £3.50 (including postage). About 7" tall.
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2013, 05:20:22 pm »

Hi Rocker,how sweet is that.
l bet you,r one happy boater,l hope you enjoy yours as much
as l have mine
Clive, :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) :-)) 8) .
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2013, 06:14:44 pm »

I want need one of these.... must resist tho, too many others on the shelf!
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #36 on: February 03, 2013, 12:59:31 pm »

Just super glued my thumb and finger together attempting diagonal planking around the stern! This time it really stuck - missing skin on thumb. I think it might be time to start steaming the planks, or maybe try using contact adhesive - any suggestions?
Getting quite close to finishing - photos to come.
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #37 on: February 03, 2013, 03:22:45 pm »

One suggestion might be to get a bottle of Super glue remover. Hope you're allright.

Ken

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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2013, 05:29:04 pm »

And maybe put it handy and crack the seal - before the glue work begins  O0

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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2013, 09:55:29 pm »

I knew there was something else I meant to buy!

Fingers free and I think I've solved planking the stern :-)) !
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2013, 09:14:29 pm »

Hi all,


Here are my latest build photos:


I've added a a dummy engine, the brushless motor fits in front and underneath, re-modelled the dash (more work to be done) and made one of the seats.
You can see the problems I had planking around the stern (well done spindrift!). Does anyone know of a good mahogany filler or is it sawdust and glue?
After reading the build write up in Marine Modeller International I've decided to fit trim tabs, you can see the control tube on the port stern. Also I made a dummy fuel filler, which is my shaft oiler.


Still loads to do - started thinking about my next build!
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #41 on: December 16, 2014, 06:08:59 pm »

I just discovered this thread and registered for the forum. I am the designer of this boat. The boat was designed as a full scale boat, the design was then reduced to make a model. The first model was a 1/4 scale "proof of concept" boat. The design was then drawn as an 1/8th scale boat, Bryant Thompson built the model and wrote an article on it. SG&K Classic Boats is now Stillwater Boat Company. The boat builder/restorer is Steven Gray. Steven is a retired US Army helicopter pilot. The forward part of the hull was lifted from the 1952 Chris Craft 19' Racing Runabout, the aft portion of the boat si all new classic design. The design has undergone some changes. The Chris Craft has very little freeboard, therefore it is a rather wet boat. The original bottom design is very much "old school" flat bottom. That makes for a faster boat when there is limited power available. The flat bottom design makes for a  rough riding boat. The freeboard has been increased and the bottom is now a "Vee" with 22 degrees of deadrise. Full scale CAD plans are available as .pdf files for the 1/4 scale boat.
I have several other model boat designs available in scales from 1/8th to 1/2 scale. The 1/2 scale is of a 21' Chris Craft Cobra.

Pat King
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2014, 12:00:12 pm »

Hi Quickshift
I enjoyed building the run about very much,
and l hope l have done it some justice.
I have a couple of questions if l may.
Did the full size boat get built,and how many blades
on the propeller.
All yours
Clive
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Re: SG&K Gentleman's Runabout
« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2014, 06:32:30 pm »

Clive,
The full scale boat has not been built, we need to hit the lottery or find a buyer to order one. The boat builder has built a 1/4 scale boat. It has a gas engine with onboard starter. We used the 1/4 scale model to verify the water line location. The full scale boat would most likely carry a 5.7 liter GM V8 engine. I would guess we hould carry a 4 blade prop on that engine. My 30' boats are dwsigned for twin V8 engines. They can carry twin V10 Ilmor engines. If the front cockpit is eliminated on the Great Lakes Racer she can carry 3 engines as large as 700 HP V10 Ilmors. At 2100 HP the boat would not be the thing for the uninitiated. It would definitely be capable of rapidily getting into more trouble than the driver could handle.


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