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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #200 on: February 15, 2016, 11:09:57 am »

For those that might wonder what we are talking about, search youtube for  Das kliene Schiffsmuseum  posted by Karl V
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« Reply #201 on: February 15, 2016, 12:47:49 pm »

I need a bigger workshop.  %% %% :o

They are magnificent. :-))
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« Reply #202 on: February 15, 2016, 02:20:25 pm »

Hey Duncan ... I'm STILL vacillating about my engine/s. If you had to find an outboard that was very low vibration (low noise but less important) that would raise a reasonable bow wave - 7+ knots? - what would you be looking at? I ask as I know you've been using one for years and the cost of these bloody Minkota 100lbers is RIDICULOUS!!! %%
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #203 on: February 15, 2016, 03:20:50 pm »

Martin a 5hp 4stroke would be more than enough, but again pricey. Nothing is cheap in full-size boating. I would only have an electric motor as a back-up for when local rules forbid i/c engines , handy as a get you home item too.   I had good performance from a two stroke 2.5hp Volvo-Penta but got good offer on a Mercury 5hp two-stroke,  GPS timed at 10 knots.  4 strokes are quieter and less polluting . This when you need to start scrounging the dealers, tell them your ship will make them famous , TV and press coverage etc O0 .... B.S. in fact. :embarrassed: {-)    I notice that the Italian battleship had a car engine and went like a torpedo boat !  He also had a car radiator fan for cockpit ventilation , good idea when using an I/C engine. Petrol fumes and exhaust fumes gather below decks.  Any pictures yet ? 
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #204 on: February 15, 2016, 03:38:16 pm »

Check my profile page on FB or the Hood Association page on FB tonight - that's when some are going up. Seeing the boss from Neptune fibre glassing on my way home tonight - hope to blag a freebee...  %) at least the materials for the seams but he's also coming to take a look!!!  O0
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« Reply #205 on: February 15, 2016, 03:49:58 pm »

Thats the stuff with the fibreglass people.  Mine was an agricultural sludge tank maker , chopper-gunned the outside of hull, beggars cant be choosers. Weeks of sanding then another outfit put gel-coat to fill the rest. Both free of charge.   Correct paint courtesy of HM Royal Naval Dockyard Rosyth paint stores, undercoat and gloss, 10 gallons each :-X  !  Outboard , Southwest Marine, they went bust <:(
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #206 on: February 22, 2016, 09:11:27 am »

I'm going to try ONE more time to put up some piccies otherwise I will just direct you elsewhere to see them.  :((
This is from this weekend's work.
No... it's NOT having it. Pictures of my 7.5m HMS Hood manned model (monster!) can be found here; https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/Manned_Model_Ships_International/photos/photostream
and/or on facebook at Manned Model Ships International from tonight.
They can be found on my own facebook page NOW - Martin Hall-Kenny
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« Reply #207 on: February 22, 2016, 10:27:44 am »


We need to be a member to get in.   :((

Have you tried reducing the picture sizes down to under 150k and posting on here under  'attachments'

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #208 on: February 22, 2016, 11:38:15 am »

I`ve been having trouble posting pictures too sometimes.  The Manned Model Ship International  closed group on Yahoo will be getting a website open to all soon. In the meantime the Facebook item should be available to all.  Manned models of all sizes will be catered for on the new website with construction hints and tips, regulation links and examples from round the world.  The Facebook pages should at least drum-up some interest and give anyone interested some ideas .
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« Reply #209 on: February 22, 2016, 11:40:14 am »

all sizes :-)) Kenny !
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #210 on: February 22, 2016, 11:45:47 am »

....sail and power O0
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #211 on: February 22, 2016, 12:00:22 pm »

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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #212 on: February 22, 2016, 12:17:35 pm »

OOPS ! the last two pictures were taken off a canoe builders pages just to show an alternative route to building a hull for a manned model. They are not Martin`s HMS Hood. They were part of a discussion on techniques.
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #213 on: February 24, 2016, 08:58:23 am »

What was removed Martin?
Oh, and thank you for sticking up the picture which is now obsolete. Can I send you some more?
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #214 on: February 24, 2016, 01:08:36 pm »


OOPS ! the last two pictures were taken off a canoe builders pages just to show an alternative route to building a hull for a manned model. They are not Martin`s HMS Hood. They were part of a discussion on techniques.
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #215 on: February 24, 2016, 01:14:22 pm »

Try this...
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #216 on: February 24, 2016, 01:18:11 pm »

I'm flying now!!!  :-)
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #217 on: February 24, 2016, 01:19:18 pm »

Small bit of stern to finish and then... we start glassing!
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #218 on: February 24, 2016, 10:26:58 pm »

Whoop! That is one gorgeous build. Have you found this one quicker to build so far, having learnt so much from your first build?
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« Reply #219 on: February 25, 2016, 08:24:01 am »

Well... given I've only been on it for three very incomplete weekends, I think it's going MUCH faster, giving me optimism that I'll be in time for the Hood anniversary. I learnt so very much from the last one AND with the pictures still being available, it provides a reference 'from beyond the grave'. I don't think the 45lb electric outboard I picked up is going to be enough though... :-(
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #220 on: February 25, 2016, 06:38:45 pm »

That is good to hear.

What does 45pounds refer to? Is it the weight of engine or weight of propelling force generated?
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #221 on: February 29, 2016, 11:11:30 am »

Let's try again...
45lbs refers to thrust but I'm still hopeful of a petrol (8-10HP) engine!
This weekend brought these advances... one at a time.
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Re: HMS Hood
« Reply #222 on: February 29, 2016, 11:15:27 am »

Raising it onto a support (one end only) took about an hour! This is bloody heavy!
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« Reply #223 on: February 29, 2016, 11:17:43 am »

My space (cockpit) is getting smaller and smaller! Be not a'feared! As I construct the superstructure- any that becomes 'invisible' is removed! :police:
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« Reply #224 on: February 29, 2016, 11:20:46 am »

Forgot piccie but here is plus, almost fixed the problem with the stern! Look to the right... the head of the disembodied Martin!!! %%
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