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Andyn

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Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« on: December 18, 2021, 01:35:23 pm »

Build number 12 of the year (and probably my last) is the boat the guys at work have named the 'HMS Christmas Bonus', my new Prestwich Models Kraken.

This is and all carbon fibre Kraken 52 which I picked up two weeks ago, with a Dave Marles tuned Tiger King 29cc engine, producing a peak horsepower of 7.95 at 14,700rpm - still producing 5.9bhp at 19,000rpm on water. It's paired with a Prestwich stainless steel braized pipe and a 7015/3 prop. Radio is Futaba, with a Savox 1270TG on rudder & Hitec 5495MH on throttle, powered off a 7.4v Li-Po and with a Model Radio Workshop radio killswitch connected up to stop the engine.

Was hoping to test run it tomorrow, but Mr Postie is yet to bring me the bottle of oil I ordered so video of it running shall follow in the next few weeks :-))
















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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2021, 04:46:17 pm »

I thought we named it Snot Bogie?
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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2022, 10:47:24 am »

Got it down the lake for the first time yesterday, is running well. Have put about a litre and a half of petrol through the motor so I'm nowhere near opening the taps yet but I've put some video up anyway :-))

https://youtu.be/si-DjPvNqvU
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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2022, 11:28:47 am »

Awesome build and performance..!!  Great sound when it comes onto the pipe.  :-))

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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2022, 12:50:59 pm »

Cheers, does sound great. It's not yet coming on pipe as I've got it way out at about 340mm. After a couple more litres of fuel I'll start bringing it in
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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2022, 07:10:05 pm »

Got the Kraken out again this morning for the second time, starting to dial it in now. Have moved pipe in 10mm and slightly leaned it out but still driving conservatively on the throttle. Here's a video from this morning of me out with my mate's Stealth, powered by a 29cc Zenoah I built at a picnic bench in the dark %)

https://youtu.be/HRA68HQfbkc

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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2022, 06:55:07 pm »

Nice Video Andy, Kraken seems to be loosening up nicely  :-))
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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2022, 11:25:22 pm »

Cheers, it’s getting there. Still plenty to come  :-))
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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2022, 05:48:35 pm »

Took it out again this morning, is going very well


https://youtu.be/OgNwxHFBkJQ
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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2022, 08:26:26 pm »

Looking good Andy  :-))  cant wait to get my Kraken in the water  :D
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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2022, 09:59:07 pm »

Wow, that's nearly as fast as my old Sea Urchin with it's .5 diesel.


Love the way you gently lower it into the water and by the heck it really shifts when you give it the wellie. :-))
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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2022, 09:15:19 am »

Goes very nicely.

I do a bit of friendly club racing and I still can't bring myself to throw the boat onto the water like some of the other guys! Being electric don't have to though.

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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2022, 11:45:52 pm »

‘Gently lower it into the water’ {-)


That’s how I make sure everything is still bolted on properly…
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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2022, 08:49:35 pm »

Took the boat out again yesterday, had a cruise round at the end with my mate's Annihilator (the one I build last year, I've now sold to him)
https://youtu.be/tZpiUgNKJxM
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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2022, 09:15:54 pm »

Crikey! You lads must have good reflexes to be able to keep control of them things... not really my cup of tea but very impressive just the same.  :-))


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Re: Build Number 12 of The Year - Release The Kraken!
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2022, 09:35:21 pm »

Cheers, that was actually the first time my mate had brought a boat out this year, hence the sticking behind and giving plenty of room %)
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