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Mountfleet Danny Boy (1:24 scale) Build
« on: January 10, 2021, 07:50:46 pm »

Thought Id start a build log of Danny Boy which I received as a Christmas present from my wife to keep me occupied during the various lockdowns etc. we have coming up!  Also as a link to boating whilst we are not allowed to go on our share narrowboat!

This is only my second build (Riverside Models narrowboat being my first build) so Im still feeling my way a bit, doing lots of research online and especially on this fabulous forum!

So, here are the first few pictures :

- nice looking GRP hull needing only a little bit of smoothing;
- prop shaft hole drilled and initial positioning for the MFA Torpedo 800 motor;
- stern frame holes drilled and frame positioned;
- and finally a work in progress electronics deck which I intend placing below the forward hatch to allow easy access to switches and charging socket without having to remove the main superstructure.

Still debating over the best way to mount the motor to make it easy to remove for any future prop shaft greasing (although it is according to Mountfleet a maintenance free prop shaft from Model Boat Bits) or motor alignment adjustments.  Seen some fancy adjustable mounts for brushless motors but nothing really different for the MFA 800 and its like.

Still lots to research, figure out and doubtless lots of trial and error along the way!  But the main thing is that it is enjoyable, I find myself spending ages just looking at the parts and going over possible ways to build things.  This feels like it will be a lovely boat to build.
Riverside Models Narrowboat
Mountfleet Models Danny Boy (in progress)
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