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Chris G

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Re: Humber Maintenance Barge
« Reply #50 on: March 07, 2014, 07:54:52 PM »

Yes Howard fully illuminated ready and rearing to go %%
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Re: Humber Maintenance Barge
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2014, 01:34:11 PM »

Nice job Chris - well done :-))
 
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Re: Humber Maintenance Barge
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2014, 08:01:53 AM »

Nice pics of the complete model Chris, hope we are going to get some pics of it on the water.

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Re: Humber Maintenance Barge
« Reply #53 on: March 11, 2014, 04:29:32 PM »

Well yes she went in the water on Sunday, 1 kg of weight in the stern compartment which comprised of a 6v battery one side and equivalent in lead shot in the other. An additional 2 kg put in the main hold before lowering into the water. She sat reasonably level with little port or starboard bias. I thought her level in the water was about right, I would be interested in any comments.
The steering was fine with the rudder big enough to retain control, she ran at a good scale speed in forward but when it came to reverse {:-{ there was none. Not surprising with the aft keel shape, when you think about it there was nowhere for the water to go when it passed the prop. Not sure there is an answer to the problem, or is it a problem? I know of plenty of full sized boats that do not do backwards very well. %%
It was good to get several favourable comments on the build and I am delighted with the finished boat.
Thanks for all the help received from Mayhem enthusiasts. Best regards Chris G       
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Re: Humber Maintenance Barge
« Reply #54 on: March 11, 2014, 04:48:41 PM »

She looks lovely on the water. :-)) :-)) :-))

I think your problem going astern is
that the thrust is just hitting the scooped
out hull negating the stern power.
Learn to slows down before coming alongside
and you won't have a problem.

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Re: Humber Maintenance Barge
« Reply #55 on: March 11, 2014, 05:23:47 PM »

Chris,
 
Looks great  :-))
 
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Re: Humber Maintenance Barge
« Reply #56 on: March 11, 2014, 07:11:00 PM »

Looks fine Chris, I can't see from the pics but is it slightly nose up? If so you have the stance completely correct, they always float nose up unless completely loaded to the gunnels.

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Re: Humber Maintenance Barge
« Reply #57 on: March 12, 2014, 03:29:48 PM »

Congratulations Chris.  Looks great on the water.
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Re: Humber Maintenance Barge
« Reply #58 on: March 22, 2014, 06:23:08 PM »

Thanks for all of the positive comments it is very rewarding. I think because she is unusual and colourful helps get attention for the model, it is great to push the boat out so to speak %% and build something a little different.
Our next project, although it might be in the Autumn is to build a pair of yachts, prize for the best build and I know who will win that and then racing on the water which I should win easily O0. That's me in the doghouse >>:-( Hope that Pearlsfirstmate does not read this.
There are so many wonderful builds out there it is difficult to find something different. Any suggestions and please there may be children reading this ;)
Thanks again Chris G
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Re: Humber Maintenance Barge
« Reply #59 on: March 22, 2014, 06:35:26 PM »

Dream on Chris - I'll be round the first mark before you've even crossed the start line. Oh and yes it WILL be the Autumn when we start building the yachts and not before  :kiss:


But credit where credit is due, Wellard looks great  :-)) 
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