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Re: X craft..
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2015, 08:48:20 PM »

Hello John,


Hope you're getting better, mate...yes, the X craft is an ideal size for me nowadays...41" long and weighs in about eight pounds. No more big boats for me, I'm afraid.


Nice to see you're still with us mate...you coming to Norwich this year?
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2015, 10:00:10 PM »

Norwich!  Get it ready for mayhem.  Ian needs to blow things up!!!!@
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #27 on: April 15, 2015, 10:05:59 PM »

I'll have the Akula for Mayhem, with operating torpedoes... ;D
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2015, 08:40:18 AM »

I'll have the Akula for Mayhem, with operating torpedoes... ;D


That is of course as long as you don't drop it while getting it to the car  ok2 :P
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2015, 08:48:17 AM »

Shush now...don't be tempting fate   %)
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2015, 08:47:15 PM »

HI Rich
     The sub at 41inc is a nice size to get on the back seat of the car and plus if it only weights 8lbs it's not going to be to much of a problem for you to pick up. I don't know if i have done the right think in getting this Engal Gato after having this op but saying that I'm doing around 5 miles plus a day on my mountain bike and yesterday i dug the garden, so it just goes to show what a bit of time can do recovering. I have been thinking about taking the big sub to bits as i think it will be to much for me to pull about now but Pauline says NO but we will see what happens I'm sick of it being in the way in the garage it takes up to much room. The Engal sub looks like a bit dropped off it sat at the side of the big sub
                   All the best Sub John
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2015, 03:42:40 PM »

Having looked closely at the 'scopes on X9, I decided that I wasn't happy with the night 'scope, so off it came and I've made a whole new one, much closer to scale.
In the process of doing so, I managed to knock over a bottle of cyano over the deck, which rapidly removed the paint...now it looks even more battered and worn about than it was. Oh well...I put it down to a green crew and berthing damage.

The good news is that Ron Perrott is building me a module for the boat...proper job.
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2015, 03:59:53 PM »

The Cyano damage could be hidden with some careful weathering
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2015, 04:02:52 PM »

It has been already, E2V...paint is drying as we speak.
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #34 on: May 10, 2015, 12:57:58 PM »

Thanks to my old mate Andy (tattooed) a large portion of lead sheet arrived, and has now been cut roughly to size and placed into the hull of X9. The module will sit on top of the lead, same as it does in the Sheerline boats, and will leave the keel open to allow water to flood in.

Once the module is fitted and the boat is trimmed/ballasted properly, then the lead can be bonded into the hull.
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #35 on: May 10, 2015, 02:38:53 PM »

with the cyano damage I would have weathered it into the deck.
and as for the lead......another church with water damage will be reported!


See you at Mayhem I Richard!!
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Re: X craft..
« Reply #36 on: May 11, 2015, 07:42:30 AM »

Cyano damage is now sorted, I plated over it and shall say it's a recently repaired piece of accident damage.
 
And no, the lead didn't come from a church...in fact, no chapel, church, cathedral, monastery, or any religious building was harmed during the ballasting of X9.   %)


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