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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #125 on: May 28, 2019, 07:55:32 PM »

Im still toying with making the whole cabin removable
It would only require two cuts and it would lift off in one piece
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #126 on: May 28, 2019, 08:25:11 PM »

Point taken, but how much more access would you gain or need? I had similar thoughts when I built mine but there was plenty of access via the roof, which comes off in one piece. I concluded that with the fuss of having to build coamings and some sort of retaining device it just wasn't worth the effort... and that would be a tricky transition from the open cockpit area to the for'd cabin space with those staggered cabin sides.

My motto is KISS. I have a lot of respect for the person who designed this model so I won't be changing details that fundamental as/when/if I get around to building my #2. Now..... laser-inscribed deck overlays is another matter entirely!
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #127 on: May 28, 2019, 08:35:52 PM »

These two threads should be very interesting for all.  Seeing a very old model having to have a major refit  and a new build of a very old kit. See the link below repairing my old lobster boat.

https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=62785.new#new
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #128 on: May 28, 2019, 08:52:13 PM »

Well Dave mine is a very snug fit so would need no fixings.
The joint between deck and cabin is masked with the mahogany trim
I just think it makes the whole job of painting and detailing with it off and upside down easier
It sits level and secure in the slots at F1andF2
Still undecided  :-))
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #129 on: May 28, 2019, 09:00:26 PM »

Iím really happy with this now and one more resin coat will finish it ready for primer
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #130 on: May 28, 2019, 09:46:03 PM »

coat 2




For later
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Protean are at CADMA show this weekend so I will buy a prop  :-))


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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #131 on: May 28, 2019, 10:56:56 PM »

Back to the detachable cabin scenario.
I propose two precision cuts at 45 angle 
The lines are for impression only and will need to be moved to suit the rear section when it is trimmed flush to deck

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The thickness of the cuts will be equal and negligible. The cabin can be moved back 1mm without being noticed leaving no gap.
The long side of the cabin has a natural tendency to spring outwards thus keeping itself tight to the deck edge


This additional brace out of sight maintains the width

The mahogany trim on the bridge shelf hides the joint too
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #132 on: May 29, 2019, 11:15:37 AM »

If I may add my two-penneth gents - I did a similar thing with the Cranberry Isle version,
I made the whole cabin and rear well with additional false sides into a one piece lift off unit !

A floppy structure that required stabilizing with epoxy and matting,
this was left to dry and cast itself into a solid unit while jigged into position in the hull, worked all ok in the end.
Sadly was sold to a foreign gentleman at Beale Park who made me silly offer for my pair of Lobster boats
and they went back with him to Singapore ? HoHum.

Andy guessing your forward cabin sides may spring out of shape a little (flattening the curved sides)
if you make the cuts taking the tension out of the timber,
temporary cross braces in the cabin and with the roof glued on, it should form a nice solid structure,
an interesting little conundrum.

H'mm wondering if I still have the plans stashed in the collection ! tempted to build another,
they sit so nicely on the water and create a nice wake when on the move for a smallish model.  Paul
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #133 on: May 29, 2019, 04:22:29 PM »

I think I'm going to complete the cabin then glue it  %%


Rudder foot is a success but I need to build the keel up a bit due to the 4 layers of resin between the mating surface.





Will look great with a Protean prop  :-))








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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #134 on: May 29, 2019, 09:53:12 PM »

For the door Iíve chosen to relieve the outline with scalpel and file rather than us pinstripe tape
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #135 on: May 30, 2019, 12:25:17 AM »

I got all this way and discovered the pulley block is missing from the kit  :((
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #136 on: May 30, 2019, 08:18:30 AM »

MIne went AWOL when I repainted the hull so a kind member made me one from ali. Here's a drawing.
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #137 on: May 30, 2019, 08:41:28 AM »

Great Dave
Iíll sit back in the hope someone with a lathe takes the bait  {-)
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #138 on: May 30, 2019, 09:15:11 AM »

I think this concludes the brass work
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #139 on: May 30, 2019, 09:41:30 AM »

MIne went AWOL when I repainted the hull so a kind member made me one from ali. Here's a drawing.


These are very close, possibly need the centre hole sleeving down in size
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #140 on: May 30, 2019, 09:54:32 AM »

Looking good Andy ! your cracking photo's are stirring up great memories for me,
and I've spotted something else I did on both models that might help you -

I chopped a big hole in the first bulkhead - turning it into a 3/4 inch approx wide outline frame,
this allows access to flood lots of of resin and matt around the underside of the deck / stem / side skin joints,
nothing like a bit of overkill !

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #141 on: May 30, 2019, 10:32:31 AM »

I like that Paul  :-))
Whereís me drill  O0
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #142 on: May 30, 2019, 10:46:06 AM »

A few minutes later. I'll expand on this  :-))





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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #143 on: May 30, 2019, 11:20:20 AM »

Voila. Thanks Paul
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #144 on: May 30, 2019, 01:15:00 PM »

All wood has now had a thorough coat of finishing resin ready for fine sanding and primer





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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #145 on: May 30, 2019, 02:29:04 PM »

Just as I was in the process of making a motor mounting platform





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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #147 on: May 30, 2019, 04:04:27 PM »

Frisky little devil, that motor!

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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #148 on: May 30, 2019, 04:07:26 PM »

Has a nice slow start and steady responsive control
Certainly wonít be too fast.
Memory is failing I cannot find my RPM measurer  :((


EDIT
Found it!
5,400 no load speed with a charged 7.2 nimh
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Re: Midwest Boothbay Lobster boat 30" build
« Reply #149 on: May 30, 2019, 09:46:14 PM »

The bed is now glassed in with SS nuts resined & clothed below.
Once set I'll remove the mount and replace the coupler with a microflex.
Hard to believe these excellent motors are less than £12



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