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Inshore stern trawler
« on: December 02, 2012, 05:07:16 PM »

Hello all after building my 2 lifeboats and selling them after only one test sail with each I decided I would build a boat to keep for some time and get some enjoyment from sailing it.

My idea was to get a trawler with working nets and lobster winch, after looking around and not finding anything i liked or was in my price range  I reverted to good old ebay, I found a 28" trawler hull made of Fiber glass, after contacting the seller he had no idea what the hull was from or no plans, so money was sent and 3 days later the hull arrived..



The hull was well made and well packed, a set of scale plans were drawn up to build a 1/18 scale inshore stern trawler, Prop tube and rudder fitted and deck supports added.



A deck was cut from thin ply and access holes cut for radio and batteries.



A deck hatch cover was made for the main hatch from the same ply as the deck..



The basic shape of the cabin was built to fit over the front access hatch..






Next stage was to be the rear gantry for the trawl nets and motor to power them, the gantry was made from some 1/4 " mains conduit and some scrap plastic I had lying around, the motor was from an old printer and the drive wheel on the net support was from my sons k'nex good old elastic band to transfer power..







A trawl winch was constructed from some scraps of wood and 3 cotton reels, these were wrapped with string and painted to look like rusty steel, the winch will not work its just for show..



More updates to follow soon.. :-)
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2012, 10:17:39 PM »

Looking good Kev, keep the photo's coming.
 
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2012, 07:29:17 PM »

Got some final colour on the cabin and added some external detail..


Constructed the mast from aluminum tube and wired the 4 trawl lights and mast head light and added navigation lights..



Added some internal detail to cabin and glazed all windows..




Wired all the mast lights ,internal lights and winch working lights, the trawl lights will be operated from a spare channel on the radio via switches..


Converted a micro servo to continious rotation and added a bobbin from a sewing machine to make the lobster pot winch and mounted it into the cabin side, hid by a cupboard inside the cabin..



More updates shortly..
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2012, 06:10:31 PM »

Added some planking to the deck and stained..


Weathered the cabin.


Radar fitted..


Added wooden rubbing strip along the top of the bulwarks and extending to the bow.



More to follow soon..
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 05:04:18 PM »

Not much done over the last few weeks with xmas and a bad chest infection but managed to add some colour to the hull..



Got motor installed.


Got net added and working.


Sealed the gap at front of deck and stained to match

More to follow soon..

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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2013, 06:59:27 PM »

Hi Kev
Looking great, following with great interest. Where did you get the net from, looking for some
Cheers
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2013, 04:40:42 PM »

Hi Steve

The net was obtained from Sainsburys it contained sprouts {-) , It was 12" wide by 12" long so the 2 sides were just sewn to create a cone shape and some wooden floats and weights added to the open end.

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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2013, 08:41:51 PM »

Hi Kev
Cheers, looks like I'll be having sprous for tea

Cheers
Steve
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2013, 04:26:14 AM »

A very nice build there Kev, keep the pictures coming, if you don't mind I will follow your build right to the sea trials, good luck, Mick B.
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 05:40:21 PM »

Got the support mounted to hold the 6v 7 amp battery.


Been experimenting making some  moulds for the fish that will need to go on the decks.


And here are a few sets of the fish,crabs and lobsters out of there moulds, I used a hot glue gun to fill the moulds and when they are painted and cleaned up they should look fine...


more to follow soon..
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2013, 10:23:05 AM »

Got Some more work done over the last few days added some detail on the fore deck, made a hatch, hole for working anchor and a bollard.



Finished off the winch.



Gave the lady a name. 'little un' .


Made a stand for her, as the boat will be on display all the time i decided to make the stand look like the boat was in dry dock having some work done.






more to follow soon..
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2013, 05:49:47 PM »

Hi Kev
Looking good so far :-))
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2013, 05:11:33 PM »

Got some railings made up and fixed to boat..







Started fitting the electronics and a cooling system for the motor...



Fitted a second esc to control the rear trawl winch..



more to follow soon..
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2013, 11:40:56 PM »

Made up a winch arm for the crab pots, and fitted to the deck.







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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2013, 11:24:52 PM »

Made some crab pots some for storage on deck and 1 for the working winch to go in and out of the water, this pot has been weighted with some lead and a few crabs inserted..




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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2013, 10:53:46 AM »

Nice work Kev  :-))
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #16 on: March 06, 2013, 01:49:04 PM »

Got a small work table made for sorting the crabs.



Made some floats for the crab pots and some life rings.



Then a quick search around some second hand shops and the crew were assembled for the cost of 4, they will be altered once their final positions are sorted.



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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2013, 02:07:00 PM »

Looking good there Kev, I like the fact you have a 'working boat' rust, grime etc, I too work that, don't like pretty boats, they not be pretty in real life for very long. Outstanding work-I like the salior figure-is he from 'The Village People' ? :D
Si:)
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« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2013, 03:33:13 PM »

 {-) {-) {-) Would be funny if he was but sadly just a GI joe 1/18th scale figure, thanks for your comments. A fishing boat would not look right if it was all nice and clean.
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2013, 05:30:16 PM »

You know, I never thought of fitting fire extinguishers...nice idea. How did you do the wheelhouse controls, dials etc?
I love that crab/fish table, is that made from plastic, wood or metal? Looks just the part and just like stainless steel.
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« Reply #20 on: March 06, 2013, 05:54:24 PM »

The main dials are just printed on a piece of paper which has been glued to some clear plastic, the dials were then painted around and the plastic mounted with a LED behind them so as the light just glows through the dials. The rest of the dials and the lap top were out of the dashboard of a 1/18 scale car, steering wheel came from lego 8)

The crab table is made from plastic and painted with aluminium paint, I will add some detail and slime to it when it is mounted to the boat.
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #21 on: March 06, 2013, 10:46:59 PM »

Ta for that Kev, looks good, given me some ideas there for my trawler. I need to make up some lobster pots, got some, but they maybe too small.
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2013, 07:50:44 AM »

There will be some crab/lobster pots going on ebay later today, thought I would make some extra and sell them on. ;)
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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2013, 05:27:21 PM »

Got some fish packed in the fish holds..









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Re: Inshore stern trawler
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2013, 05:41:36 PM »

nice work, macs mouldings do some 'ice' and some lovely fish boxes too, would love a picture of the whole boat if possible to show how its moved on, and where are these details go now
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