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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #325 on: September 30, 2016, 11:54:15 AM »

Great to hear you had successful maiden voyage ray and in heavy seas. :-))
look forward to seeing pics when you remember the camera  <*<
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« Reply #326 on: October 04, 2016, 03:48:57 PM »

Congratulations to you and your Neddie!  O0 :-))
I know it's not your first, but I bet its a mighty fine feeling!
And to have her back totally dry - superb!


How's the maneuverability? Beckers work alright?
How does she turn going backwards?
Do you have tank driving?


Sorry for all my questions - I so would have loved to be there by the pond... :embarrassed:
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #327 on: October 04, 2016, 11:09:50 PM »

Great to hear you had successful maiden voyage ray and in heavy seas. :-))
look forward to seeing pics when you remember the camera  <*<
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mick

Thanks Mick. So far, I see no reason why I shouldn't make it to the lake later this week - complete with the camera. :-)

Regards,

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #328 on: October 04, 2016, 11:16:57 PM »

How's the maneuverability? Beckers work alright?
How does she turn going backwards?
Do you have tank driving?

Hiya Hande. Becker rudders working lovely, they make tighter turns a doddle.

Still need to practice going astern but does come back straight - it's a case of remembering to throw the rudders in opposite direction to normal to get her going left of right. :embarrassed:

I don't have tank steering, just the normal forward and reverse for motors and normal left/right on the other stick.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #329 on: October 04, 2016, 11:42:54 PM »

Definitely worth going to tank steering with two ESCs. You can turn on the spot with ease, and if you wish, just run on one  motor for 'cruising'. I put in a bow thruster (I got given one as a Christmas present) and that makes things even easier, and I can almost go sideways!
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #330 on: October 04, 2016, 11:55:16 PM »

Definitely worth going to tank steering with two ESCs. You can turn on the spot with ease, and if you wish, just run on one  motor for 'cruising'. I put in a bow thruster (I got given one as a Christmas present) and that makes things even easier, and I can almost go sideways!

Thanks for the input Meechingman. Perhaps, during her next refit.... %) Certainly a consideration for a future model anyway. :-))

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #331 on: October 08, 2016, 12:13:06 AM »

First of all - thank you for your patience. :-)

Went to the lake on Thursday complete with camera.

Took a few photographs while trying to operate the boat at the same time.


The 1st one is to show the mast in the lowered position just prior to launching.
The remainder are "on the water" at Tynemouth boating lake. :-))


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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #332 on: October 08, 2016, 12:15:52 AM »

Ooops - there should have been a video link there. Try again:-

http://sendvid.com/hp6wkdfr

This was my first attempt with the camera in video mode - a bit shaky and the boat being operated by a friend...

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #333 on: October 08, 2016, 07:20:08 AM »

congratulations ray she looks superb on the water mate a model to be very proud of.
i have really enjoyed this build from start to finish and look forward to your next build.
i must come over to tynemouth lake soon and see her in the flesh.maybe after the blackpool show.
well done ray  :-))
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #334 on: October 09, 2016, 09:09:46 PM »

Very nice! What a nice lake you have there for sailing your model boat, too!

She obeys the rudder well.
Mast that can be lowered - I planned to do the same. Practical as well as true to the 1:1 real thing.
May she sail well and safe!
I'm happy for you.


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« Reply #335 on: October 09, 2016, 09:18:21 PM »

Thanks guys. I would hope to get some better footage than that in a future outing and maybe a few more stills.

This has been a year-long rebuild with some rather frustrating aspects but I guess the end justifies the means. :-))

Hoping to start something new in the not too distant future. %)

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #336 on: October 10, 2016, 04:07:19 PM »

I will certainly stay tuned for the next one!  O0
Your posts are very informative, detailed and good humor is always present.
This is the first that I have followed systematically through the project. Thank you for the experience!
cheers! Hande
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #337 on: March 24, 2017, 07:07:31 PM »

Capt Podge,
Just seen this thread and your video, your excellent modelling skills and that boat are a credit too you  :-)) the level of detail is fantastic thank you for sharing this
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #338 on: March 24, 2017, 09:57:27 PM »

Thank you Paul.

The model isn't perfect but suffice it to say that I'm quite happy with the result. :-)

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #339 on: March 25, 2017, 04:16:53 PM »

Dear Ray,
wanted to enjoy the video again, but it doesn't run. Did you upload it on Youtube, too, perhaps?
Maybe it's my device that is the problem...
I am searching for the feeling of sailing my Neddie for the first time, one time...  :embarrassed:
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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #340 on: March 25, 2017, 04:20:15 PM »

The link is working fine I've just rewatched it  :-))
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« Reply #341 on: March 25, 2017, 04:21:59 PM »

must try it on another device...  :((
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« Reply #342 on: March 25, 2017, 04:23:44 PM »

must try it on another device...  :((


What are you trying to watch it on? It works on my iPhone and my windows laptop
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« Reply #343 on: March 25, 2017, 05:18:35 PM »

Hi Ray

you have made a cracking job of the tug - I have just been watching the video of your sail around Tynemouth Lake  :-)) :-))  well not your sail but your model tug sail around :-)

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #344 on: March 25, 2017, 06:37:09 PM »


Superb build Ray, for me the crowning glory of this Tug is your excellent work on all the railings, I know first hand how difficult they can be,   well done mate.  :-))


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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #345 on: March 25, 2017, 09:57:32 PM »

Hi ya John - a compliment from a cracking modeller is so encouraging, but I'll accept yours as well {-) {-) only kidding mate. Thanks again for your comments.
I've just watched the video again myself - didn't realise just how much I was shaking in parts of it - maybe I should take a tripod next time.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #346 on: March 25, 2017, 10:03:27 PM »

Hi ya Joe - My thanks to you also and with regards to the railings, I doubt I could have completed them if you had not introduced me to the solder paint. :-))

Your own build logs have also helped tremendously, particularly with moulding / casting in resin.

Thanks again mate.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #347 on: March 26, 2017, 09:48:37 AM »

Ok solder paint? is that the same as solder paste? or something totally new, I've been soldering for many years and have to admit small intricate stuff on railings is a pita 
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« Reply #348 on: March 27, 2017, 08:47:59 PM »

Hello Paul, the solder paint is a mixture of micro particles of solder and flux, just give it a stir, brush it on (very little required) and apply your heat source. Very little cleaning up afterwards.
The usual cleanliness in respect of preparing to solder of course...

Solder paste, as I found out when I ordered a tin online, is just another name for solder flux.

Hope this clarifies.

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Re: Podge's Smit Nederland Rebuild
« Reply #349 on: March 27, 2017, 10:17:20 PM »

capt,
what is the weight of your Neddy?
I think you are running on 6 volts, do I remember right?
How heavy is the lead acid battery?
I've got a 12 volts lead acid battery.
I wonder if my plywood is significantly heavier than your plasticard?
Or vice versa, even?

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