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Tug-Kenny

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Re: BOSTON TYPHOON ........ my build
« Reply #150 on: May 11, 2008, 04:37:10 PM »


                   Launch Day has arrived

I took her to the lake today for sea trials. She now weighs 42 pounds and Bosun was there to help me lift her in the water, many thanks, must make a lifting strap.

She sails beautifully and the trimming done on the home paddle pool paid off. Here is the YouTube movie.   

                http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=kNWlosmjId0

           Unfortunately the fuse blew when the smoke unit was switched on at full throttle and she was stranded in the middle of the lake. Obviously a 6 amp fuse is not enough.  :embarrassed:

           I rushed back to the car for the rescue Springer, and effected a mid-sea rescue, while Bosun photographed the event. Can you post the pictures please as I was busy maneuvering the rescue craft at the time.  ;D

A good day out and very satisfying to see your baby sail away.

Ken





 
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chingdevil

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Re: BOSTON TYPHOON ........ my build
« Reply #151 on: May 11, 2008, 04:50:15 PM »

Ken

That is a really beautifull looking boat, she looks good in the video. Hope sh is coming to Wicksteed, will have to buy more bateries for the camera.

See you soon

Brian
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Re: BOSTON TYPHOON ........ my build
« Reply #152 on: May 11, 2008, 05:05:43 PM »

hey kenny

   the ship is looking great O0 and the fact that you have her in the water 
makes make me mad as heck  as my tug is still in this state of reddyness
  :'(

i wish you many happy days of sailing her with out any aziz mishaps
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Re: BOSTON TYPHOON ........ my build
« Reply #153 on: May 11, 2008, 05:12:42 PM »


Thanks Brian, it seem a long time since you saw me buy the box of bits. Yes, she sails well and full of power thanks to Stavros's Robbe motor. She also goes backwards in a straight line (unlike my Springer  {-))

The engine noise was almost inaudible at the lake, so I'll have to beef up the power there. Pity about the smokie taking all that power !. What a learning curve I'm on. All great fun. At least she didn't sink.

Come on Bigford, it's only two week to the 'Big Do'

Cheers...Ken
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Re: BOSTON TYPHOON ........ my build
« Reply #154 on: May 12, 2008, 07:19:56 PM »


Latest update ......

Twas not the fuse blown that stopped her.

Had a look today and found everything was working when in the workshop.

Unfortunately........... the propeller wasn't turning !!!!!!!!!!!      :embarrassed:

Who forgot to lock the nut on the shaft.  The thing had unscrewed itself and the motor became disconnected from the flexi joint.   

What a lot to lean on these boaty things !!!

Cheers...Ken
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