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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2015, 01:32:05 am »

Interesting BB...so being an old fisherman  O0 ....do you have a 10 kg fish scale.....just hook it up & let us understand the FWD thrust Charissa can provide on a fully charged battery

We could have a guessing competition   {-)
My guess is between 6 & 7 kg  .....

Come on guys...what do you think?.......Derek  ;)
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2015, 02:38:39 am »

Derek,

That sounds awful fishy to me   :o :o :o
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2015, 04:39:13 am »

Fantastic  :-)) .


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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #53 on: February 05, 2015, 12:07:38 am »

Sorry guys forgot to take the scales for her bollard test at her creek trials yesterday, bad enough carrying all the lead ballast. Well we tested her out yesterday morning in the local creek up here (picture perfect , not many marsh flies to contend with). Bob ( Old Shrimper) gave her the first test driving her while i took the photos , we were surprise how well she performed  using a 7.4 v Lipo battery , spinning a 100mm propeller, all up had to put 21.4 Kg of lead ballast in her.
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #54 on: February 05, 2015, 12:09:08 am »

Some more of her trials....
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #55 on: February 05, 2015, 03:07:58 am »

Brilliant BB  :-))...she pushes the water [both at the bow & stern] just like her namesake.... Derek
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #56 on: February 05, 2015, 05:42:53 am »

Absolutely beautiful BB :-))  It looks like it was another glorious sunny day in tropical North Queensland O0


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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #57 on: February 05, 2015, 08:12:20 am »

She looks stunning, you must be incredibly proud!
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #58 on: February 05, 2015, 02:13:13 pm »

Beautiful build and a gorgeous subject. you certainly have a great talent!
 
I tried to figure out what motor did you use to spin a 100mm prop but couldn't, can you please give more details on that?
 
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #59 on: February 05, 2015, 04:59:28 pm »

I can't believe i have only just found this thread. What a fantastic build, and what a picturesque place to sail her.

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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #60 on: February 06, 2015, 09:39:42 am »

Just agree with all that's been said here, fantastic looking model, beautiful pictures!! I've said it before, you build them like the real thing and now it looks like the real thing! Any video of her plowing the waters?
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #61 on: February 06, 2015, 09:57:34 pm »

Hi guy's, yes we couldn't have asked for a better day to test her, as now finally (  :-)) ) we have rain here , the motor ( not sure of the make ?) is a 12 V high torque ,running on a 7.4 V Lipo Battery (same battery I use  in the smaller models), i did take some video of her while Bob (Old Shrimper) drove her , will see if can get the video link up ( bit out of my field)..
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2015, 06:05:35 am »

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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2015, 06:11:38 am »

Thanks for putting it up with  all the messing around you had to do there Bob.....
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2015, 06:14:43 am »

NO problems
it was just remembering HOW to do IT
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #65 on: February 07, 2015, 06:32:58 pm »

Thanks for sharing, she looks magnificent!
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #66 on: February 07, 2015, 08:49:33 pm »

Very impressive Brian, she looks absolutely realistic on the water - great video :-))


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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #67 on: March 19, 2015, 05:59:55 am »

Hey UBB, Kai is wondering when he can have a drive of it??  :-))
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #68 on: March 19, 2015, 10:00:31 am »

Just in the process of stripping her all down and bubble wrapping her for the trip south,after this Cyclone is over, have to try to organize something while I'm down there...
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #69 on: March 19, 2015, 11:41:25 am »

Hi Brian, and the rest of you guys in FNQ.

 Just been looking on the radar and you are already coping the wind and rain.


Don't recall what is there now as a safe haven but the old Cooktown, Bank of New South Wales Building, AKA Westpac Bank, has a decent strong room that should withstand any cyclone.

Good luck to you all during the night. :-)) :-)) :-))
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #70 on: March 19, 2015, 11:53:00 am »

Hi  RAAArtyGunner  I'm just on the southern side of cairns ,looks like we dodged a bullet here , only getting rain showers here at present, yes i dare say Cooktown area will know all about it by morning..
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #71 on: March 19, 2015, 03:23:57 pm »

Well, good luck guys and hopefully it just passes.
 
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Re: Australian Tuna Clipper "Charissa"
« Reply #72 on: August 27, 2018, 02:46:59 am »

Hi guys , here are some photos of trawling with the "Charissa" a week after trialing the "Meili-Lady" at Ballina  Old Shrimper ( Bob) drove her around while I took photos and video , used the trolley this time as put my back out lifting the "Meili-Lady" ( 61 Lbs)  and the "Charissa" bit heavier at 72 Lbs ,another nice morning ,water wasn't as clear for the underwater shots (Tide was on the run out so bit murkier, than the other day with the making tide)...cheers
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