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Precedent Huntsman 34"
« on: July 08, 2017, 08:49:21 am »

Hi Guys
I bid for this boat on Gumtree( a spin off of EBay) and got it for $200 AU.
It arrives tomorrow.
From the photos it is an unfinished project with a crap paint job and radio, a hole in the deck, but, as the servos have not been connected and  unstarted Merco 40 Marine Motor is installed.
Two props, starter and power panel for the glow plug, also a box of fittings and plan.
I know it requires a bit of work and replace the IC motor with a good brushless motor.
So it's another boat project !!!
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2017, 08:53:35 am »

Sorry Guys
Missed adding the pics.
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2017, 11:40:07 am »

Looks like an interesting restoration project  :-))
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2017, 09:37:34 am »

Hi All
The Boat arrived today, a bit better than I thought!!!
The drive line is not fully installed so that is good because I will replace it all.
The rudder is  to small, so again a replacement.
Removed the radio box as it was hitting on the exhaust pipe.
Three plastic props a 4554 (45mm x 1.2 pitch), a 4563(45 x 1.4 pitch) and one on the boat which looks bigger.
No windscreen or mast, missing fairleads, anchor, lifebuoys, steering wheel, horns etc.
No decals and the white window frames( a few will require replacing).
The crew are all over it !!!

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2017, 04:36:55 pm »

You sticking with the I/C motor ?
Read my 'fantasy Huntress ' post, I used the Precedent H31 hull as a base & an inrunner motor + LIPO (eventually) never did correct the bows down stance when not moving . . .
http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,51679.0.html
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2017, 12:08:12 am »

Hi Imsinking

The IC Merco 40 is being replaced with a 3648-1450kv brushless, 3 or 4S 5800mah Lipo, 100Amp Car ESC (all in the spare parts box).
This is a Precedent 31 boat also!!!
The bow down is that the battery requires moving back.

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2017, 08:11:21 am »

Hi All
Busy day removing IC motor and exhaust pipe.
The timber was a piece of deck planking hard wood !!!
A few hours removing all the glue, what a lovely job( I don't think).
The blue piece of wood towards the stern removed.
This was a piece of rough saw fence paling !!!!
That was the easy job.
Removed the rudder and found one in the rudder box same width(30mm) but longer(45mm as to 57mm).
The crew are onto the hole in the bow.
The boat stand did not have the right shape for the boat, so use an idea from one of the forums.
A piece of wire (old wire coat hanger) I got the shape and squared it up on the stand and cutout a better shape with the jigsaw.
Added some foam tape and done, well I may make a better one later.

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2017, 10:21:38 am »

Moving the battery back didn't help just made the stern squat down more , I think I've made the superstructure too heavy , just live with it . . .
Your doing what I did by the look of it, tho' I took out ALL the interior frames as the deck looked dubiously attached , turned out to be correct . . .
Are you moving the propshaft further back to the stern ? It gives you a shallower angle if you do , I worked on a basis of a 50mm dia prop max , & worked out the clearances from that . . .
Check out my other (mutilation) of a 1976 swordsman . . .
 http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,56327.0.html
Rather than clog up your posting (you'll lose track of where you are ) just PM me & I'll reply there . . .


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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2017, 11:12:55 am »

Hi Bill
That's not to bad of Swordsman checkout my custom one on
http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=112910

Added 3/4" to the bow and added 4" thru the middle, reshaped windows and customized the stern!!!!
Rename  the SEA RAVEN !!!!

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2017, 08:41:40 am »

Hi All
Trimmed up the cutoff frames(if you can them cutoff), the hole in the forward deck has been repaired.
The forward and stern decks the paint has been removed.
I raised the deck water rails forward and stern to match the sides.
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 08:29:53 am »

Hi All
Stripped down the cabin, removed hatches, doors, windows and the cockpit floor and seats.
Removed a lot of the blue paint.
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2017, 09:20:26 am »

Hi All
Installed the motor mount, drive line with a 50mm prop with 4mm clearance.
Only going to use a 40mm prop and going back to using the original rudder, but I added 2mm long bit of silicone fuel tube at the bottom of the shaft and 3mm bit at the top under the tiller arm.
If the tiller arm drops of, I do not lose the rudder !!!

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2017, 09:56:05 am »

Hi All
Added strengthening timber around the aft window and the forward window which had a gap at the bottom to the deck.
A bit of filler and sand fixed the forward window area.
Will have to replace the bottom of the cabin side windows as I broke these.
I replaced one of the aft cabin side ones which I also broke.
That was not one of my good days!!!

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2017, 10:16:37 am »

Hi All
As the gap under the aft window was like the forward window, I laid down two layers or masking tape on the deck and combings.
Mixed up some Selley's Plasti-bond and covered plywood strengther and pushed the cabin down onto the deck.
Trim back the extra and left to harden.

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2017, 09:03:38 am »

Hi All
Repaired one side window and made a window of the forward window.
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2017, 08:38:03 am »

Hi All
Back into filling and sanding the hull also started planking the deck.

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #16 on: September 27, 2017, 10:13:19 am »

Hi All
More deck planking!!!
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #17 on: September 27, 2017, 01:23:40 pm »

You like planking don't you Harry!

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2017, 10:35:04 am »

Hi All
More planking !!!!

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #19 on: October 15, 2017, 12:04:43 pm »

Hi All
Finished the deck planking and vanished.
Onto the cabin next !!!
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2017, 08:56:42 am »

Hi All

On to the cabin with the interior white and the roof.
Sides British paints blue .
Also installed a larger rudder.
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2017, 10:23:11 pm »

She's coming along nicely Canabus. Like the new rudder too. :-))

Regards,

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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2017, 12:03:03 pm »

Hi Capt Podge and all
Well a bit of a snowball day, I was only going to ballast test the boat to see about placement of the battery.
But the guys at the club said to give it a run!!
So with no cabin(topless) the first run showed up the battery was to far astern.
I moved the battery forward and on the second run the boat was nice and level.
Turning was quick, but, in a nice controlled way.
Only running the 3648-1450kv on 3S with 100Amp ESC and 2 blade 40mm prop.
My mate is running the same setup in a MFA Spearfish but on 4S.
We Amp check it on run speed in the boat at 72.88 Amps!!!
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2017, 12:56:32 pm »

When you fit the cabin that will change the CG & the battery could need moving again . . .
WOW  :o  72 amp's , flat out . . .  my huntress & swordsman only peak at 16 amps on a 3c 11.1 lipo I run 20 amp fuse protection with all the plastic bags that find their way into our lake  . . . .
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Re: Precedent Huntsman 34"
« Reply #24 on: October 28, 2017, 01:27:13 pm »

Hi imsinking
Totally right about the CG moving with the cabin on as the windscreen is a big spoiler.
The 72 Amps in the Spearfish with the speed it's going at I was not surprised!!!
It's a rocket and it turns very nicely!!
I had my drive of the boat today and I am totally impressed with the boat in calm water and in choppy water.
I am hoping the Huntsman is up the mark.
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