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Nor-Star Wave Princess.
« on: January 19, 2022, 10:35:20 am »

Hi All


I pickup this boat from EBAY UK, yes some do post Global International Postage !!!


Looks like it has been electric all it's life, so only dirty and a bit of TLC.


Well a fair bit !!!


Total paint strip, remove a lot of steel nails and add filler so required.


The drive line is old 2mm and the bearings are shot.


Requires a shaft realignment, so a new 4mm setup is going in.


The rudder is broken away from the shaft, so 3/16" stainless replacement for the shaft.


The plan is to add double spray rails as the boat has none.


Yes the rope on the bow is in the bin !!!!


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Re: Nor-Star Wave Princess.
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2022, 10:38:34 am »

How similar is the hull to the Waverider? Looks like the same style of construction, thick chunks of ply everywhere!
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Re: Nor-Star Wave Princess.
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2022, 11:04:30 am »

HI Dave


Far different from the Waverider tank, it's more the standard built.


Good plywood, not liteply !!!


Good length 34".
The forward cabin section is a bit off a poor fit, but I filler will fix that.


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Re: Nor-Star Wave Princess.
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2022, 12:33:43 pm »

I think my Waverider kit predates lite ply - though when I finally build it I will probably substitute lite ply for a lot of the 1/4" stuff in the kit - especially as most of the wood in the kit is unusable after years of poor storage and the appalling manner it was packed to be posted to me.
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Re: Nor-Star Wave Princess.
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2022, 11:11:49 am »

The Princess is a nice size boat and it will look good on the water when it is finished.  :-))
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Re: Nor-Star Wave Princess.
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2022, 08:11:21 pm »

Very nautical with all that original braided rope Harry  %)  could have been a UK Armchair Admirals personal boat  :P  ................. Derek
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Re: Nor-Star Wave Princess.
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2022, 09:01:56 am »

Hi Lads
Well the stripper is in !!!
Paint stripper that is !!!


The braided rope is in the bin.


Removed the drive line and started a dry setup for it.
Started on the boat stand as well.
Also removed a lot of rusty nails from the stern.


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Re: Nor-Star Wave Princess.
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 09:06:20 am »

Hi All


More paint stripping, removing nails and old filler.
I a hole in the hull bottom which looks like a knot hole in the plywood.


No rot around the area, so a plywood patch on the inside and filler.


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Re: Nor-Star Wave Princess.
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 08:22:09 pm »

Smart prop and shaft Harry.
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