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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #200 on: July 11, 2015, 12:09:45 AM »

Isn't there a law about squirting people at the pool side  ?

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That depends on how big they are {-) {-) {-)
 
Seriously though - common sense should prevail O0  - if it's aimed at children, be sure to check with their adult (assuming they are with one).
 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #201 on: July 11, 2015, 12:36:46 PM »

I think you are going to need to plug the ends of the pipes Ken. Think about your car windscreen washers- go out and switch them on. Then take a look at how tiny that hole in the jets is! With the diameter of your pipes and a standard pump, the best you will accomplish is a dribble coming out of them.

Solder in a brass blanking plug then centre drill a 1/16th-0.25mm hole in each of them. Give them a test firing and only open up the holes to a larger size if needed.

Our guests arrive tomorrow for 6 days, the netting will be posted out to you once they get back to the UK, I bet you can't wait to give it a whirl around that helicopter pad.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #202 on: July 11, 2015, 07:19:22 PM »

Our junior member squirted me and the chairman with his tug monitors a few months back and no one minded, but I accept that common sense and appropriate targetting should be applied. But do please soak a few 'Poo birds'!
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #203 on: July 11, 2015, 07:35:57 PM »

This is an idea I saw on here, to make the monitor jets smaller put a short length of heat shrink tubing over the end of the brass tube and insert a small piece of wire in the other end, heat the tube and it will reduce the jet size after you remove the wire.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #204 on: July 12, 2015, 10:06:06 AM »


Thanks for the info on the pumps fellas.  I was not aware of the amount of water flow.  I will make an end piece with a small hole in it and experiment.

A problem has now arrived about connecting the flexi hoses, in that the 4 joints need a 90 degree bend each, under the floor to allow the water to feed them. I shall have to break the assembly apart to solder the knuckles underneath and connect feed pipes to go down the side supports.  All sounds very interesting and another challenge on this build.  ho hum

Looking forward to the netting Brian. Thanks for the idea.



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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #205 on: July 12, 2015, 01:53:20 PM »

Is it worth making a manifold below deck with one inlet and four outlets feeding the monitors? They are commonly used on steam plant and allow you to make a single piece controlling the point of exit and also as support for journals without having to make lots of brackets etc.

If you have access to a lathe you can make it from square bar, or from tube machining the holes to take the journals in and out.



Have a word with the steam chaps on here or that you may know in your boating comunity.
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #206 on: July 12, 2015, 04:54:49 PM »


Perfect solution, I do like that idea.      :-))

Watch this space. 

Cheers

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #207 on: July 12, 2015, 05:04:31 PM »

Today I fitted the new set of stanchions to the upper decks.  These are slightly smaller than the previous ones and have the holes a bit closer together.

Material shortage caused an early finish in the workshop, so I had to send the men home.     {-)   

Further research has indicated I need to make another 80 stanchions.  (so glad I'm not buying them ready made)

Here's my attempt at a close up.   ok2   Horrible soldering ..... needs smartening up.    {-)


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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #208 on: July 12, 2015, 08:46:53 PM »

Considering your hours of drilling holes, your soldering is forgiven:O)
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #209 on: July 12, 2015, 09:48:07 PM »

.....just a thought Kenny - maybe you could get a manifold, 90deg bends, tubing and other such bits and pieces for your water monitors from an Aquarium outlet - I used to have all those things when I was into breeding Tropical Fish - and the plastic is hard wearing.
 
Just wish I'd hung on to all that stuff {:-{ .
 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #210 on: July 12, 2015, 09:56:07 PM »


Thanks for the thoughts.  I'm going to need extra bits.

Cheers

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #211 on: July 13, 2015, 02:49:57 AM »

Ken.....those aquarium 4 gang manifolds with individual taper plug valves on each of the discharge lines are cheap as chips. :o.......

From memory about $6.50 AUD including air parcel post deliver from China

They are advertised as stainless steel <*<  [God bless their cotton socks] but are actually brass material which is flash copper coated & then flash nickel plated....or perfect for marine ...or water usage.......

Here is my application of a different concept  %) being two water pump suctions, one bypass loop & one drain & all tubed up with 1/8"  & 5/32 " brass tube for my steam build....

I have carefully grit blasted my manifold to remove the nickel plating for a more life like surface for steam components ......Derek
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #212 on: July 13, 2015, 09:45:21 AM »


Hey, that's some piece of kit, Derek.   :-))   I will try my welding skills and produce one like that.  Maybe a bit simpler as I don't need taps on it.  I am now spurred on with these ideas.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #213 on: July 14, 2015, 09:19:54 PM »

I've had a go at constructing my own hose water system with inspiration from the above products.  To this end, I cut some brass tube and drilled some holes for the water jets.   These were soldered into place and a flexible pipe was connected.  This protruded over the side, so I made another with the input pipe going to the side of the tube.

The section was re-sprayed and tested with the 12 volt pump out in the garden.  Umi was right about the diameter of the output hole, so end caps have been made with a 1.2mm hole in the ends, which produced a fine quadruple squirt across the lawn.   :}

No pictures yet as I had my hands full, balancing the pipe to the water butt, so here's some pictures of the assembly.

 
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #214 on: July 17, 2015, 08:00:28 PM »


Today I masked off the decks and started painting the stanchions white.  Still a long way to go as there are now over 300.    %)

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #215 on: July 18, 2015, 09:26:15 PM »

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #216 on: July 19, 2015, 07:41:19 PM »


Well that's the stanchions covered in paint.  What a job in 1:72.  I had to mask off the deck and be very careful.  The job took 3 days but I'm quite pleased with the result.

I've taken a few pictures and must admit it looks better on film than in real life.   {-)



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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #217 on: July 21, 2015, 10:49:14 AM »


The netting has arrived from Spain.  Thank you Brian,  it's just the right material.  The holes are very close together and it's certainly sturdy plastic material.     :-))

I shall measure and offer it up to the flight deck.  Mind you,  I now have enough for a fleet of carriers.     {-)

What a helpful site member.

Cheers

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #218 on: July 21, 2015, 04:47:54 PM »

No problem Ken. My build has come to a grinding halt due to visitors last week and the laborious task of making the stanchions after my ridiculous quote for postage from Germany for etched ones.

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« Reply #219 on: July 21, 2015, 08:31:47 PM »


Whilst fiddling about with the cloth, I noticed the Fore deck has  'more'  stanchions.     %%  These are located around the lifeboats on both sides

I shall have to get the equipment out again  (heavy hammer)  and make another 12 when I've made the lifeboat gantry to swing out and lower the little boats.  You are correct about the prices.  Imagine how much I would have paid for mine.

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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #220 on: July 22, 2015, 07:11:21 AM »

I wanted 140 stanchions Ken the price was 14 :D with some other parts my order was 21, but the German company wanted to an extra 29 for postage charges to Spain %% they were not couriered but coming through normal surface mail  >:-o

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« Reply #221 on: July 22, 2015, 09:16:02 AM »

That comes into the zone of either Greed, or, not charging enough for the intial product and then trying to make a profit through the postage.

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« Reply #222 on: July 22, 2015, 05:49:53 PM »

I did query it Ian, they have a minimum order weight of 3kg  %% how many people would order stuff weighing more than that?

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« Reply #223 on: July 22, 2015, 08:26:55 PM »

That's rediculous sounds to me like the model supplies are a front.........




Keep up the good work Kenny. Keep plugging away and do best you can no matter how long it takes...... I just did that, it felt like forever just to add a few wires but now it's done I'm happy (well I say done but some smart Alec noticed I'd forgot the fuses) {-) .    Back to the drawing board.....


Seabex is looking better each time I check this thread ........ U2
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Re: SEABEX ONE scratch build
« Reply #224 on: July 23, 2015, 10:27:09 AM »


Thank you U2.  I guess the fun is in the self construction and I really do enjoy the challenge.

The next batch of railings are done in a more modified way of construction and are starting to look more like the real thing.

I've got the price down to six pence each and no,  I'm not making any for professional sale  (I'm sick of doing them now... tehe)       Pictures when the paint's dry.

Cheers

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