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Andy M

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Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« on: June 12, 2019, 11:52:29 PM »

Hi, I am hoping to build a mini version of Rorqual, I built the full size model many years ago, with a merco 61 in it. Sadly it and the plan are long gone so I want to draw up my mini sized plan as close to original proportions as possible. I have a fairly decent side view so could manage with either bulkhead drawings or a decent top view or both if possible. Many thanks in advance, Andy.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2019, 12:31:01 AM »

Hi Andy, if you pm me your email address I think I have just what you need.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 09:30:49 AM »

Would this do? I've traced it full-size in CorelDraw and also have a PDF copy of that tracing - that's if Chas doesn't have what you need anyway.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 09:36:48 AM »

Hi Dave, almost the same thing as I was going to send, saves me a little job.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 03:43:00 PM »

Hi , thats perfect, and very quick, thanks very much. Do you have the rest of the text by any chance? Not critical that I have it, but would be interesting read. I built mine from the plan without seeing this article. I will try and look out photos of mine to put on here. Thanks again, Andy.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 04:00:40 PM »

PM sent.
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Andy M

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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 05:47:18 PM »

Hi DM, PM sent. AM. Lol.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 05:52:42 PM »

AM
JPG, CDR and PDF sent.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2019, 06:55:02 PM »

Amazing, thanks very much. When I built mine, I had no idea that they hadnt built the model before releasing the plan. Turned out to be very good, even with a heavy merco 61 in it. Wasnt through choice, it was only marine motor I had.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 10:22:15 PM »

Here are some old pics of my rorqual. The photo of me holding it up is to drain water out after it sank in 6 feet of water.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2019, 01:01:52 PM »

Hi, here is my mini rorqual build, 15 1/4 inches long, couple of small changes to suit this size of model, mostly to front end of hatch/top at the front.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2019, 03:31:58 PM »

I thought I should update on progress of rorqual. Several coats of paint later, I dont know whether to leave it 'leftover' yellow or do a different scheme. Tons of room inside for radio and motor, just have to decide what is going in it. I have several options,  I will report further as it progresses.
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Re: Vic Smeed Rorqual bulkhead drawings wanted
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2019, 03:16:33 AM »

I haven't done anything to rorqual for a while, I have been busy with rtr models recently, with impressive results. I have been using my Toyabi T03, two of my friends have one of these each as well. Amazing value for money. I describe these in more detail in my post, 23cm cabin cruiser.
I have also been using my Heng Long Atlantic Yacht, also good value for the money and ripe for upgrading if desired. The boat as it comes out the box is good, decent battery life from provided 2000mah pack, a 4400 li ion (18650 cells) pack ran for ages.
Rorqual project will get some attention soon, at least the paint will be well hardened for a final sand and coat of paint. I hope to get some pics of progress soon.
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