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phil

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Shamrock
« on: August 18, 2007, 09:18:42 PM »

Hi all,

Just a few pics of my first build, Model Slipway's Shamrock, on it's first outting at Setley Pond in the new forest. Not quite finished yet, the bridge still has to go on and the windows need tinted (click on the image for a bigger one):







I'd be interested to know what people think of this shot.. does she need some ballast in the bow?


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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2007, 09:30:29 PM »

Very neat Phil. When were you at Setley ?
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2007, 09:33:50 PM »

About 13:00 today. Was a bit on the windy/choppy side, she handled it very well though!
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2007, 09:41:02 PM »

Thats where I lost my flaming superstructure the other Sunday. I was there for a short while this morning.
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2007, 09:47:16 PM »

Ah dear, not good. Were you able to recover it? It's a nice spot out there, hopefully i'll get out tomorrow - weather depending!
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2007, 09:57:18 PM »

No its still there. The weather forecast is not good for tomorrow.
Are you a member of the Solent RCMYC ?
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2007, 10:41:22 PM »

Nope, I'll have to see about joining up although i've missed most of the summer now!
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2007, 10:57:59 PM »

Its worth it as membership covers insurance and we lease the pond off the Forestry Commission.

Your boat does seem a bit high at the bow when its planing.
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phil

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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2007, 11:11:31 PM »

Yeah, i'm not sure if it needs ballasted down a bit or if a different prop would help push it through onto a flatter plane. Some expermenting will be required when it's completely finished.
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2007, 06:43:56 AM »

Trim tabs seem to be the answer, not ballast. In the pic where she is stationary, she seems to ride quite near the appropriate water line.
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2007, 08:51:54 AM »

I tend to agree with Captain Jack trim tabswould get her sitting nice and level at speed.

Just a thought have you a seperate reciever pack as the low weigh of the pack usually is just enough to bring the nose down in the water a little more.

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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2007, 12:23:32 PM »

Hi Phil did you get your motor and mount sorted out after you tried to set fire to it the other Sunday ? The smoke was very impressive.  O0
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2007, 12:39:26 PM »

Jay is right about the separate battery pack. All of my prototypes had these and I also recall having to put a small amount of ballast underneath the Rx pack in one of them, too. I've not sailed a Shamrock in stuff as choppy as this so I can't comment on whether or not trim tabs would help.
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2007, 03:12:08 PM »

Yeah all sorted now, I was nearly into the back of the car for the fire extinguisher! She's sitting much more level at speed now with the new prop and motor, just needed a little bit extra to push onto a nice plane. I kept a close eye on it today to make sure the motor wasn't getting to hot, all seems well. Thanks for the tips folks.
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Re: Shamrock
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2007, 09:27:55 PM »

Jay is right about the separate battery pack. All of my prototypes had these and I also recall having to put a small amount of ballast underneath the Rx pack in one of them, too. I've not sailed a Shamrock in stuff as choppy as this so I can't comment on whether or not trim tabs would help.
FLJ

I am lucking to have one of FLJ's prototype's, there is two battery packs. The RX pack is in front of the main battery pack and there is a small ballast weight underneath and the model handles superb in all weathers.
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