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Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« on: June 27, 2007, 07:11:53 PM »

Once again im on the build.





opted for single screw and twin rudders after lots and lots of head scratching i thought this would be better.

more pics to come, paint and superstructure detail are next on the list.

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2007, 09:01:09 PM »

Jay,
That shaft looks tidy and strongly installed!!

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2007, 09:18:09 PM »

Yep thanks to you  ;)

superstructure sprayed and is being baked as i post, the colour  :o amazing VW brilliant orange is perfect.

tub testing the hull tonight with all the gear i want to put in her will soon see if she sits on the waterline.

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2007, 09:39:42 PM »

Looks good Jay..
Will we see it at B'stoke?

Missed you this afternoon..despite the weather quite a few there...
I put a Graupner 700BB Turbo in that old Huntsman of mine...WOW  got 10 minutes running..then flat battery but WoW
it was sat on the last four inches of hull going like a scalded cat..then in amongst the tugs and sail boats...back to Tito I haven't got the reaction times required..

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2007, 10:14:39 PM »

All work this weekend so cant get to play :'(

On the plus side i shall have the lifeboat on the water very very soon and yep im in B'stoke next weekend so might be able to sail fingers crossed.

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2007, 10:15:18 PM »

Hi Jay,

How come you didn't use the kit supplied motor mount and radio tray? Is it just personal preference? I am intrigued as I have already trimmed those out ready for fitting in mine.

Clive :)
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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007, 07:51:42 AM »

I was going to twin prop her but the props supplied are 40mm and would only cavitate and fight against each other for thrust.

with the help and knowledge of Bob (shipmate60) i decided to use my 4mm ballraced shaft as this gives me a lot wider range of props i can use without being inpractical, this was also easier to install at the required angle with a P bracket fixed to the stern tube.

At the moment im using a 40mm plastic prop but i may down size to a 35mm brass job from prop shop or sitek.

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 04:56:14 PM »

What are you going to build next week Jay ?  ;D
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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007, 05:56:01 PM »

Got me eye on a 8 foot battleship to build next :o well thats if SWMBO lets me but it should be okay i think :-\ ;D

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007, 05:57:41 PM »

Going to buy another set of wheels already ? ???
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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2007, 06:23:55 PM »

Roofrack for hull and boot for superstructure(s) ;D

may have a bigger car by the time its fully built anyways, might even buy meself a little van just for the boats.

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2007, 10:27:42 PM »

Back to topic Started spraying the boat done the superstructure, part of the deck and the red of the hull.

these will stay in the oven to bake overnight then will be ready 2moro for me to paint the blue on the hull and finish the deck.
Hand railings 2moro afternoon if i get time oh and a lake test maybe sunday weather permitting :o

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2007, 10:29:09 PM »

Big purple PANTS forgot to post a picture so here you go.



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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2007, 10:07:02 PM »

All painted and looking very very nice made a start on the hand railings but havent had time to build




Still need to put the white boot top on with some vinyl then she is ready for the water to see how it goes before i progress onto detailing her properly.

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2007, 10:27:07 PM »

Just a fast update, did a sneaky lake test tonight and found speed is about right but the twin rudder set-up i am running is a bit how can i put it PANTS  ::) not enough space under the hull for the rudders to get enough through.

im taking out the twin rudders and going for the single option direct inline with the prop much better i think.

will be at basingstoke sailing her on sunday so will see how she performs properly then.

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2007, 01:44:38 PM »

Whats happened here Jay, has the build stopped ?
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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2007, 07:45:01 AM »

Here we go been a busy bee but forgot i started a thread on it ::)

this is as she is at the moment







Instead of making the hand railings like the slipway plans i have opted to make them as per the real thing or as close as i could




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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2007, 08:03:58 AM »

As you can see from some of the earlier pictures i did convert her from twin rudder back to the more useable single job.
I think the most hardest part of the build so far was putting the rubber fendering on all the way round the deck trying to get it straight was a pigs ear but i got there in the end.
Also upgraded the running set-up, ive now got a graupner speed400 motor in her and she goes very well on 7.2volts just need to put the extra spray rails on the bow to deflect the spray a bit more.

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #18 on: July 26, 2007, 07:42:22 PM »

Nice job on those railings JB .
Are they hand made ? If so are they soldered ? I cant see from the pics  :)

Nice work either way

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Re: Slipways FSB Tenby lifeboat
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2007, 08:19:30 PM »

Got some 34mm stanchions from my local model shop, there the same size as the plans which was good
all ive done is bend the copper wire supplied to form the D shapes like the real tenby hand railings.

Ive not soldered them yet as i wanted to make sure everything is straight and the stanchions are level.

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