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derekwarner

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Re: Narrow boat plans.
« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2016, 11:09:33 PM »

Opps......yes Ned ........the Orion is 59" x 7" not 6" :embarrassed:......

Against my better training <*< I foolishly quoted from the RC WEB site and not the manufacturer

I was rather surprised to see the superb 'steerability' in the video from Mark W.......however the Orion WEB site doesn't detail the rudder profile or sizing

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Re: Narrow boat plans.
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2016, 11:22:53 PM »

Derek,


The Orion hull came with a hand drawn single sheet details sketch, which showed the basic side/top views, and the rudder shape, and some of the interior cargo hold items. I had never even seen a narrow boat before I started this project. The internet, and YouTube proved invaluable in giving me the detail pic's I needed. My rudder shape is close to the one on the sketch, it might be slightly larger, but close to it. I used a single piece of "LEXAN" polycarbonate, with the rudder shaft hole drilled through it, than gave it a slight airfoil shape. I posted a short build log on rc groups; I'm having trouble posting the link, but if you search "ENGLISH NARROW BOAT BASED ON ORION MOULDINGS HULL", you should be able to find it. After finishing this project, I have a very strong desire to take a holiday on a narrow boat  :} .


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Re: Narrow boat plans.
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2016, 11:31:07 PM »

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Re: Narrow boat plans.
« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2016, 11:37:34 PM »

Thanks Mark......this is where I got the 6" beam... %).

...from the WEB link......"Thought I share my latest project; a 1/12 scale English narrow boat, using an Orion Mouldings fiberglass hull. The hull is offered in 2 sizes, 59" X 6", and 70" X 6"

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Re: Narrow boat plans.
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2016, 11:44:18 PM »

Derek,


No problem. I have to admit, I was somewhat apprehensive about posting my build of a narrow boat on an English model forum, not knowing the slightest bit about the subject, But I've always enjoyed picking subjects not normally seen in my part of the world It's been well received at club runs, and local regattas. Overall, I'm pleased with the finished model.  On rc groups My screen name is  "THE GOON"  :o .


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