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New Project - Snow Goose - Classic Broads Cruiser
« on: May 10, 2013, 08:56:34 AM »

Just purchased the kit ‘Snow Goose’ from Deans Marine, looking forward to the build, has anybody built this?
 Any feed back information / pictures would be great. ;D
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Re: New Project - Snow Goose - Classic Broads Cruiser
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2013, 03:01:20 PM »

Kit arrived today, After a quick rumage in the packed box it looks like a comprehesive piece of kit includes all fittings with Glass fibre hull & decks. Vacformed fore cabin. motor mount etc.
Will keep you posted with pictures of build progress.... %%
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Re: New Project - Snow Goose - Classic Broads Cruiser
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2013, 04:13:36 PM »

The box.
The Kit Arrives photo SG-01_zps173aba34.jpg
Simple Plans in colour.
Plans photo SG-02_zps5291efb1.jpg
Fittings in tray.
Fittings photo SG-03_zps9dcc87b7.jpg
Fibre glass hull & Vac formed parts
photo 964df382-f501-494c-9f28-8c5aeccb3d2f_zpsbdb863e9.jpg


Stand built from simple templates in the instructions
Boat stand photo SG-09_zps6e198d13.jpg

More to come.....

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Re: New Project - Snow Goose - Classic Broads Cruiser
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2013, 09:08:31 PM »

Looks a nice kit. Is the quality good?
 
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Re: New Project - Snow Goose - Classic Broads Cruiser
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2013, 09:50:33 PM »

I just read your thread on the gentlemans runabout. I cant beleive i missed it, brilliant it was. Ill stick around for this one and keep an eye out for any of your posts in the future.  :-))
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Re: New Project - Snow Goose - Classic Broads Cruiser
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 07:46:57 PM »

First job sanding away excess glassfibre on top edge.
Mini Belt Sander photo SG-11a_zpsa06f829f.jpg"
This mini belt sander came in handy.
Out side Job photo SG-11b_zps3d68695c.jpg


Drilling holes for Rudder & Prop shaft support.
Positions identified by two raised 'spots' on moulded hull.
Drilling Holes photo SG-12_zps6721f3ec.jpg
Pictures on the instruction are a bit confusing (picture shows rudder fitting aprox. 20mm from back edge of hull - THIS IS WRONG)
After talking to deans marine the instructions are based on the first protype builds, so are a bit out of date.
So look out for updates on this build.
Next the Rudder tube exit, again marked on hull.
photo SG-11C_zpsfc175415.jpg
Prop Shaft Hole photo SG-12A_zps7128cb3f.jpg


WHITE METAL FITTINGS  {:-{  for those who are familiar with this material the castings can be a bit rough so a lot of time can be spent hand filling fiddly little bits supplied in the kit, so patience and care is required.


Example the prop shaft support. Not a great casting but still usable after filling to shape to fit prop shaft tube. Removing the loction lug and replace with brass pin / wire for extra strength.
White Metal Fitting photo SG-014_zpscdeaff8d.jpg


Vacformed parts are part of the kit, including the Motor Mounting.
Motor Monting photo SG-013_zps1e3bc51f.jpg


So next trial fitting motor, prop shaft & rudder fittings....keep looking.

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Re: New Project - Snow Goose - Classic Broads Cruiser
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2013, 09:02:41 PM »

I'll tag along with your build - spent some good holidays on the Broads  O0

Dave
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Re: New Project - Snow Goose - Image glitch query?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2013, 09:26:07 PM »

Are the images supposed to be clickable, as I'm getting an error code everytime I try to expand (any of) them?

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Re: New Project - Snow Goose - Classic Broads Cruiser
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2013, 05:24:44 PM »

Been a while, more pics of the build:
Motor & prop shaft Assy. photo DSCF3140_zps61680e10.jpg
Rudder Assy photo DSCF3142_zps2f52ed20.jpg
Servo Assy photo DSCF3145_zpscf2c8355.jpg"
Electrics layout photo DSCF3193_zpsf92de42c.jpg
Deck postioning photo DSCF3204_zps780d617c.jpg
Fixing deck photo DSCF3214_zpse487f800.jpg

OK that's the basic hull build more or less nearly done.... But a lot more to do...  (Found some problems with instruction / build) keep watching to find out?


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