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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #150 on: February 02, 2018, 04:51:17 pm »


that is a beautifully moulded hull, chipchase...........are you going to market that one..........well up to the standards of others that I have seen, and I can't find anyone else that does an Xbow hull of that BIG  size.


I think you should ponder that.


Jim.
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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #151 on: February 02, 2018, 06:43:50 pm »

The months of hard labour appear to have paid off - great looking hull mate. :-))

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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #152 on: February 02, 2018, 07:13:04 pm »

Thanks for the comments lads, :-))  when i finally get round to the build i will post photos of the progress. Still a bit cold for working in the garage plus i am still ploding on with the Stevns Arctic plug.

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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #153 on: February 02, 2018, 08:05:06 pm »

Every bit as precise as your Maltby   :-))  get it marketed! Orion mouldings maybe? Did a cracking job of mine.
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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #154 on: February 06, 2018, 12:35:06 pm »

This post is fantastic to see. I'm a short time viewer, first time poster on this forum. There are some interesting thoughts shared on whether on not to use a fibreglass plug, it's not something I have ever considered before!


I haven't made anything this big, although I am currently building a 1:9 scale Riva Aquarama, hope to put a post up soon. However working on the fringe of the offshore industry I have found the x-bow design fascinating and want to build one!


I see you have the plans for the ship, where did you find these? I have been scouring the internet for plans of a well intervention vessel or similar, but have yet to have much luck!


Great to see the hard work so far! Will follow with interest.
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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #155 on: February 06, 2018, 03:24:14 pm »

This post is fantastic to see. I'm a short time viewer, first time poster on this forum. There are some interesting thoughts shared on whether on not to use a fibreglass plug, it's not something I have ever considered before!


I haven't made anything this big, although I am currently building a 1:9 scale Riva Aquarama, hope to put a post up soon. However working on the fringe of the offshore industry I have found the x-bow design fascinating and want to build one!


I see you have the plans for the ship, where did you find these? I have been scouring the internet for plans of a well intervention vessel or similar, but have yet to have much luck!


Great to see the hard work so far! Will follow with interest.


i don't have any hull lines, i did manage to get a small drawing showing the basic shape of the frames that i copied and enlarged.
there was quite a bit of trial and error during the build LOL

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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #156 on: February 06, 2018, 03:30:29 pm »

Make it up as you go along.....another good plan. :}

Looking great so far though!


As I currently have a project in build, I want to develop something on CAD if I can. If I find anything I'll keep you posted.
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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #157 on: February 17, 2018, 01:10:57 am »


I don't have any hull lines, i did manage to get a small drawing showing the basic shape of the frames that i copied and enlarged.
there was quite a bit of trial and error during the build LOL


 <:(  I do have lines and was never satisfied with my first effort... so i made a new Plug .
I had to bin it in December as the cold air caused a major stick up in molding <:( <:(


We were one of the first to Market in the UK with X Bow. but at this rate we will be last to the market with the the ''right thing''. (If that's You Plan)


Others have copied us along the way... keep going .. race you :-))


If it Is Orion moldings GRP work you have a nice molding  :-))


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Kim
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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #158 on: February 17, 2018, 08:24:59 am »

I've had a set of builders yard plans for the Ulstein PX 105 x bow for about 5 years. This was I believe was one of the first X Bow to come out of the yard, the ship was named Bourbon Mistral. On a pdf sheet they are 0A0 in size when printed ie very very big and a file so large it can't be emailed.

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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #159 on: February 17, 2018, 12:20:32 pm »


Others have copied us along the way... keep going .. race you :-))


If it Is Orion moldings GRP work you have a nice molding  :-))


Regards,
Kim


No race Kim, mine is done  {-)


The GRP work is by Orion Mouldings he got the plug that i made, and produced the mould from it  :-))

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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #160 on: February 20, 2018, 11:44:53 pm »


No race Kim, mine is done  {-)





Well done you!




All the best ,


Kim
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Re: Building the Ulstein AX102 X-Bow
« Reply #161 on: September 23, 2018, 05:50:50 pm »

Hi all, finally managed to get a start on the Ulstein AX102. Rubbed the hull down with 400 trimmed the bulwarks and put a coat of primer on to show up any blemishes. Im quite pleased with the way she looks up to know.

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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #162 on: October 08, 2018, 08:05:40 am »

Not an X Bow matey but I thought you might be interested in this old photo!.....

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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #163 on: October 08, 2018, 08:53:47 am »

Not an X Bow matey but I thought you might be interested in this old photo!.....


I know her well Brian, my father worked on the tugs in Blyth when i was at school (many years ago LOL )  Chipchase belonged to
Blyth Harbour Commission if my memory serves me well. I have some photos of her when she capsized in the middle of the river.
I think she was put back into service after.



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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #165 on: October 08, 2018, 06:11:00 pm »

 :-))

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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #166 on: March 18, 2019, 10:43:00 am »

As I mentioned earlier in another post, my son is building an X-bow bulk carrier from balsa, plasticard, (and P38).  Will endeavour to post a photo of same, although not yet completed.  Pete
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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #167 on: February 26, 2020, 11:36:04 pm »

Hi all, I have had quite a few of my friends contacting me and asking why I had my x-bow hull up for sale after putting so much work into making the plug, so after some thought I have decided to continue with the build.

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Re: X-Bow Hull
« Reply #168 on: February 27, 2020, 05:43:13 am »

As I mentioned earlier in another post, my son is building an X-bow bulk carrier from balsa, plasticard, (and P38).  Will endeavour to post a photo of same, although not yet completed.  Pete
It reminds me of the Xbow LNG carrier.  :-)
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