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red181

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huntsman 28 fittings in chrome?
« on: June 19, 2007, 10:06:34 PM »

Hi all! My first post, I am novice to the boat community, so apologies for any stupid questions! I have an areokits fire tender, and about to start a restoration of a 48" huntsman 28. I am having awful trouble with the mechanical combo, running a Graupner 700 turbo, 42mm 2 blade "x" prop, ripmax "seasprint" watercooled esc, 3300 12v nimh, or 2 x 3300 7.4v. It produces a nice scale speed, but gets too hot too quickly, and eats the batteries in approx 12 to 15 mins. Until this is sorted I cant continue with the cosmetic build. Any comments on this combo would be appreciated.
Now, I cannot find chrome fittings anywhere!. Can anybody help? I have found a windscreen, and a nice front chrome fender/rail, but cannot get fittings, cleats, bollards etc I would prefer plastic, that are chrome plated, for cost reasons, can't afford to get any chrome plated myself, someone out there must make them!
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Paul
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Re: fittings in chrome?
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2007, 08:03:54 AM »

COME ON EVERYONE!, help a newbie with his first post post please! someone must be able to point me in the direction of some chrome plated fitings! 
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Re: huntsman 28 fittings in chrome?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2007, 08:16:28 AM »

Give Westbourne models a call. They have a very good selection of fittings, I went there recently and suspect if they don't have it no one does. Only problem with mail order is that it never seems to look the same in the flesh as it does in the picture.
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Re: huntsman 28 fittings in chrome?
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2007, 05:45:59 PM »

its not that expensive to get items vacuum chromed, - there are companies out there that vacuum chrome items for you,  so long as the items are made in a rigid and  non organic material then they should chrome ok,  i have had acrylic and resin parts vacuum chromed before...
so if you can find suitable fittings that are not chrome then there is that option....

there is a company in the brighton area that offers a fast turn round at sensible prices, i had about 9 items chromed and the bill was about £12, but it was about 5 years ago....

i will see if i can dig out the details... i may have lept them ... somewhere... maybe someone else has a firm they could recommend....?
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Re: huntsman 28 fittings in chrome?
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2007, 07:46:40 PM »

thanks guy, if you find the details let me know. Do i need brass as the donor parts, or would plastic do?
THanks
Paul
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Re: huntsman 28 fittings in chrome?
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2007, 07:50:34 PM »

Billings do quite a few chromed plastic fittings if this helps?
 Paul...
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Re: huntsman 28 fittings in chrome?
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2007, 10:07:53 PM »

thanks psships, I will have a look at their site, or might ring them to discuss what I want
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Re: huntsman 28 fittings in chrome?
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 03:24:12 PM »

cant actually find the details, but i did a search and i am pretty sure this lot are the firm i used to chrome some stuff for me......




london and brighton plating

Address: 100 North Street, Portslade, Brighton, BN41 1DG, UK
Telephone:  (01273) 418122
Fax:  (01273) 410316
Web: www.lbplating.com
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Re: huntsman 28 fittings in chrome?
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2007, 09:42:07 AM »

just got my latest/ cap maquettes/ bow wave models catalogue, it has several pages of chrome fittings, and looking at the images these seem to be ideally placed on a riva aquarama style boat... maybe some of these could be  used on your huntsman ?
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Re: huntsman 28 fittings in chrome?
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2007, 05:26:35 PM »

pmdevlin,
The motors specifications are:

Specification
Nominal voltage 9,6 V
Operating voltage range 7,2 ... 19,2 V
No-load rpm 15750 min–1
No-load current drain 2,17 A
Current drain at max. efficiency 15,93 A
Current drain when stalled 117 A
Max. efficiency without gearbox 77 %
Length of case, excl. shaft 66 mm
Diameter 45 mm
Free shaft length 7,5 mm
Shaft diameter 5 mm
Weight 353 g
So at max efficiency 16 amps, which does tally with your run times.
You could water cool the motor or try a slightly smaller prop.

Also notice the Stall current 117 Amps!!

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