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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #25 on: May 28, 2007, 12:27:01 PM »

I remember a skectch from "Round the Horne"

"Don't go on that ship, it be cursed ever since the duchess drowned at the naming ceremony"
"What's it called"
"The good ship Help Glub Glub"

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #26 on: May 28, 2007, 12:34:48 PM »

That's great news Ken. Don't change the name, just make the deck watertight!

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #27 on: May 28, 2007, 12:38:02 PM »



Very good, Wombat,  smiled at that one.



I have just been printing off Colin's  Milion Dollar Picture.

Says it all. Brilliant, Colin.  Never did buy you that pint.  I've got some waterproofing ideas already. Never give up at the first hurdle

Ken
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #28 on: May 28, 2007, 08:06:15 PM »

kenny glad to hear the aziz is ok...
 did so go down fast or was it slow and drawn out type of sinking  :o
some day i'll build an aziz
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2007, 09:00:33 PM »


Hooray ...  the camera is working.    ;D ;D ;D ;D


Here are the  " Sinking pictures ".   I then dropped the camera in the wet grass.


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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2007, 09:02:03 PM »


Got her home and cleaned her up


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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #31 on: May 28, 2007, 09:03:54 PM »



I seem to have won a Prize.   Thank you Martin.   Much appreciated.


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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #32 on: May 28, 2007, 09:08:19 PM »

Hi Ken, glad you have got the camera working some nice pics of Phil getting wet. Hopefully your boat will do the same.


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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2007, 09:31:48 PM »



Cheers Mark.   I'm a happy bunny now, and all is well with the world.

Tomorrow I'm opening the Vliestroom box.  oooooh!!!!!!!!


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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2007, 02:50:30 AM »

wow that third pic is the first time i've seen the aziz next to a person
she a big one  ;D
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2007, 10:05:59 AM »


She certainly is, Bigford.

A time consuming build that you will find rewarding. 

Because of her size, she went down slowly and made a scene suitable for the 'movies'.   It really was graceful.   Time to get the camera and run round the lake to film her.  It was a sight to behold  :D

I shall stay with her new name as     'wot else'   could go wrong.   ;D ;D ;D

I'm opening the 'Vliestroom' box today and will start a new Blog.  Anyone built her.  I would appreciate your comments and advice please.

Cheers...Ken         the pending SUB man



 
 
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2007, 10:42:46 PM »

is the boat out of intensive care yet?
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2007, 11:39:52 PM »


HI Mark.

Yes, the boat is recovered. Hardly any trouble, much to my surprise.  It all works as normal and I hope to take her on  'Tour'  soon.   ;D

The crane came off in my hand  (insufficient glue !!) so that has been re fixed.  She is resting on the shelf at the moment watching me fix prop tubes to  'Vliestroom'.

I'm leaving the  Rx for a while to get dry before I test it as I have a second Rx I'm using in place.

Might trip over to Cwmbran lake Sunday to see the action


Cheers...Ken
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2007, 07:25:26 PM »

ken, be careful bud its deep i think!!

take some lead out of the stern as well, yours may be a tad tooo low.  also get some foam and fill every space you can with the stuff and add a couple of bulkheads if it can be done
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #39 on: May 31, 2007, 07:40:00 PM »

Hi ya there Ken

Although we didnt actually meet and shake hands, which is a great shame, because you always seemed to be flying cheerfully around the lake.   Hope there isnt any unseen damage to the electrics of your Model.  I would give her a good bath test before putting her back into lake especially if our Stavros is there  ;D.

aye
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #40 on: May 31, 2007, 11:12:54 PM »


Good idea for bulkheads, Ghost.  Might do something like that. I also think I'll raise the rear deck lift-off section on deeper fillets so the water can go aft and away easy around the sides.
Don't want to go the foam route as I need to access the gubbins.  :)

Hi John. Cheers for that. You can rest assured it will be tested a bit more for next time. I'm proud of my little  (?)  boat as she is the first of my fleet.  ( do I need weapons for Stavros ??)   8) 8)


Cheers...Ken
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #41 on: May 31, 2007, 11:26:13 PM »

What about foam blocks or bubble wrap?
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #42 on: May 31, 2007, 11:29:01 PM »


I had brought tons of bubble wrap in the trolley. What a good idea. I'll look into it.


Cheers...Ken
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2007, 08:23:31 AM »

Hi Ken,

If you have some full size boat builders in and around Newport you could go scrounge/buy some of their buoyancy foam offcuts from them. I did that from a boat builder/dealer in Penrith. Good stuff and a lot neater to use than the normal polystyrene packing foam.

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2007, 09:59:43 AM »

Hi ya there Kenny - food for thought

Is it possible to create an inner flange out of either plywood or thick plasticard on the inside of your aftdeck hatch?

Ive posted a couple of pics of how I overcame the problem on the Seaforth Conqueror when I built her.  I used the elastic bands what we get from the postie when he delivers letters to form a seal.  I create a thick flange out of 1/4" timber on the hatch lid to press down on the elastic bands.  Then as you can see, Ive used brass screws - some days I will have to paint these and camouflage these in.

What I did to test it, I laid toilet tissue inside the hull, screwed the back deck down and then put it in the old test tank THE BATH and submerged the rear end OF THE MODEL  ;D for a few minutes.  I then removed the model from the bath and then removed the hatch - I then looked for seapage on the tissue paper.  There wasnt a great deal, very little in fact.

Its worth a try though.

With it being screwed down, the hatch only takes a couple of minutes to unscrew.  Hope this is of some help.

aye
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2007, 01:30:16 PM »

Ken, I,m glad she's OK now, I would just like to say to Bigfoot, not only is she big, she was bl**dy heavy when full of water, still at least I know my watch is waterproof !
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #46 on: June 01, 2007, 08:08:46 PM »


Thank you Phil.  The hero of the day.  I was taking off my shoes when I saw you getting the 'wet gear' on.  Cheers

Also, thanks John for the elastic band feature.  Great idea.  I also collect these on my morning walks with Mutley. I was going to make some trouser braces with them but was told the trousers would bounce up and down as I walked.   ;D

When I get back to repairs and mods, I will photo them for you to see.

Cheers...Ken
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #47 on: June 01, 2007, 08:48:45 PM »

You have to watch those red bands, they soon start to degrade. I've a nice collection for holding glued things while they dry and they are all starting to perrish.  I think I read somewhere that they are bio-degadeable.
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #48 on: June 01, 2007, 08:58:27 PM »

You could try that self adhesive foam backed pastic draught excluder for windows, it's supposed to be weatherproof and compresses down to almost nothing.
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #49 on: June 02, 2007, 06:54:04 PM »

Bluebird what can you possibly mean with especially if our Stavros is there  . Please explain I am really hurt!
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