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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #125 on: September 11, 2018, 03:10:12 PM »

Has your hull the same depth as a standard Springer or have you made it slightly deeper? Some dimensions of the hull bottom would be helpful.
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #126 on: September 11, 2018, 04:22:25 PM »


The hull was drawn using standard dimensions I just flattened the forward two sections of the curve, I wanted to see if it made any difference to the submarining tendencies, that I still don't know yet as it's only been in the domestic test tank, I must get her down to the lake.


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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #127 on: September 12, 2018, 10:34:13 AM »

................. I wanted to see if it made any difference to the submarining tendencies...…………………….

Joe



Interesting as I have never quite believed the inverted aerofoil hull shape theory.
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #128 on: September 12, 2018, 01:45:52 PM »


Well I'm convinced the inverted aerofoil shape produces a suction at a certain speed and I wondered if having flat areas may break up the flow under the hull when I get back from holiday I'll test her at speed at the lake.


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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #129 on: September 12, 2018, 01:52:21 PM »

Be interesting to see how tests go
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #130 on: September 29, 2018, 03:06:51 PM »

Have you tested her out yet ?
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #131 on: September 29, 2018, 03:16:12 PM »

What thickness ply is she made from Hull, sides etc ?
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #132 on: September 29, 2018, 08:07:21 PM »


Hull sides / forward and transom are 1/4"ply bottom and deck is 1/8" ply, superstructure is 2mm ply,, so far only tested in domestic test tank(bath) no leaks and controls well, almost turns in the width of the bath with the fish tail rudder, now I'm back from holiday I'll get around to taking her to the lake.


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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #133 on: September 29, 2018, 08:08:20 PM »

 :-))  Thanks
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #134 on: November 05, 2018, 11:24:27 AM »

.......................................…. now I'm back from holiday I'll get around to taking her to the lake.

Joe



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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #135 on: January 28, 2019, 07:43:54 PM »

What did you make gunwales out of ?
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #136 on: January 28, 2019, 08:02:30 PM »

Meant bulwarks
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #137 on: January 28, 2019, 10:29:58 PM »


Hi Dave,  they are made out of 1.5mm styrene sheet, the capping's are cut from .5mm styrene.
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #138 on: January 29, 2019, 11:08:32 AM »

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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #139 on: January 06, 2020, 01:18:51 PM »

Made a start on the deck, and fitted the access upstands, I thought I'd have a small hatch over the tiller flat just big enough to get an allen key in just in case, next I'll make the forward rams and fit them before I start the superstructure.

Have you used pins to fasten the deck on while glue dries?


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Have you used pins to fasten the deck on while glue dries?
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #140 on: January 06, 2020, 01:26:47 PM »

Started the wheelhouse, cutting out the windows and doorways was tiresome probably would have been easier in styrene but I like working with ply, ultimately I think it makes a stronger structure, fitting out the wheelhouse will be done using styrene.


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Joe, how do you cut out your plywood, for example the thicker sides, and the thinner wheelhouse etc?

And then how to get them so accurate??
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #141 on: January 06, 2020, 01:45:35 PM »


Hi Dave  firstly no pins used on the deck it was just weighted down while glue set,  cutting plywood depends on the thickness 5mm and over I use a electric scroll saw or a jigsaw,  2 or 3mm can normally be cut with a Stanley knife or similar, cutting out windows etc.  I usually drill holes in the corners inside the marked lines then use trimming knife or scalpel to cut out it can then sanded to the line as I said a lot of widows to cut out is tiresome but if you take time over it it's very satisfying, hope this helps.


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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #142 on: January 06, 2020, 02:42:06 PM »

That’s fantastic Joe
Many thanks!!!
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #143 on: January 06, 2020, 03:48:38 PM »

When you prepped for paint, was it a few coats of sanding sealer sanding between coats, or did you use dope and cloth??
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Re: GALA GIRL (Springer tug)
« Reply #144 on: January 06, 2020, 07:30:12 PM »


Hi Dave nothing so grand as all of that, I just use Halfords spray cans the superstructure gets two or three coats of grey undercoat and the hull four coats of red oxide undercoat, the finish coats are Humbrol Acrylic paint, I never use clear varnish on any of my models for the amount of time they spend in the water it's never been a problem.


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