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Re: BOSTON TYPHOON ........ my build
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2008, 08:05:30 PM »

Hey Ken,
I am following your build with interest, that rudder assembly looks very similar to my Cruiser Tug also by Mountfleet. Good kits aren't they?

I think I am a wee bit further along than you on the build but you will be overtaking me very soon. I am lucky if I can get 7 hours a week on my Cruiser let alone 7 hours a day!.

I see the Typhoon is rated at 55.5ins o.a.l., the Cruiser is 45.5ins and 40lb displacement. I have recently removed the Buhler motor I had originally fitted and replaced it with a Graupner 720BB Torque which by all accounts has all the power I am going to need (if Stavros "rates" it it must be good) what motor do you intend fitting?

It is a good looking build

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P.S. please don't ask me for photos as I am almost completely P.C. and digital photography illiterate and anyway this is YOUR build

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« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2008, 11:49:17 AM »



Morning all

First of all thanks for your comments.  Second, there are two mistakes in my typing above. I knew I should have sobered up more before putting pen to paper.

The 'Crane ' referred to above should read 'Main winch' and also the word 'Lathe' should read WITHout lathe.

Yes Clegg. It would appear to be a sooooper craft. I saw the completed model at the last show and was smitten.  I have decided on the Robbe 1000 motor for its quietness and power  (35). I have read here that there are substitutes and wouldn't mind keeping the costs down if a suitable equivalent is around. ( Help, Stavros !!)

I'm going for the mast tapering of yours, Wombat.  The missus thought the glass breaking idea was a bit risky, with my record for personal injury.  ;)

The Winch parts are awaiting their top coat today. So can't hang around here.   :D

Ken



 

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Stavros

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« Reply #27 on: January 02, 2008, 05:17:12 PM »

Got one robbie 1000 motor pm on its way

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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2008, 07:34:26 PM »


Cheers Dave.  Have sent my address.   O0 O0

Ken

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« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2008, 07:47:08 PM »



The Main Winch

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« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2008, 07:48:26 PM »


Two top coats.  Three differrent colours.

 
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« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2008, 07:50:34 PM »


Tapering the mast.  Quite easy this one. More worry than actual doing it. Tends to burn the fingers though   ;D

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« Reply #32 on: January 02, 2008, 10:19:05 PM »

Heck kenny, I will soon be sending my fleet down to you for painting, keep up the good work

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« Reply #33 on: January 03, 2008, 09:40:57 AM »

Ken,

I am really impressed so far. Putting me to shame...Better get out into the workroom and get on with mine. Keep it up.

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« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2008, 04:39:15 PM »


Main Winch assembled today.

I've not glued it all in yet because I want to get a good fit and maybe have the drums rotate.

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« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2008, 04:40:45 PM »


The Anchor winch is now finished.

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« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2008, 07:57:38 PM »

Your "trawl wire" is on upside down. The wire always leads under the barrels onto the winch when looking from above.

Apart from that the winch model is a great looking piece of work !!
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« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2008, 08:05:10 PM »


Thanks David.

It's taken four days to get this far.  The view is from the back, so the ropes will be going outwards from the other side and coming from underneath. There are no channels or wheels to guide them, so I assume they feed from the drums straight out to the Bow section.

I would like to know where they go exactly, as it's not shown on the drawings or pictures that I have. Once again, I'm assuming they somehow pull the nets, but there my knowledge ends.

Hope you can help

Ken

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« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2008, 03:07:10 PM »

There should be 2 pairs of vertical rollers ( the guiding on gear ) infront of the barrels with a cog driven mechanism ( a connecting shaft to a fairly large wheel for manual guiding on of the wires.

Here's some photos of trawl winch's to show what I mean
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17068/cat/706
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17064/cat/706
those 2 show the cage for the rollers on the Forward Pride A367 built in 1959
This winch on the David John A169 is just a scaled down version
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17115/cat/708

The following photos show how the leads in a starboard side trawler went ( again David John A169 )
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17438/cat/708
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17436/cat/708
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17425/cat/708
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17424/cat/708
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17111/cat/708
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17109/cat/708

On a port and starboard side trawler the first bollards are doubled so the wires can lead to either side ( Forward Pride A367 )
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17082/cat/706
http://www.trawlerphotos.co.uk/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/17084/cat/706

In both cases there is a roller aft side of the forrard gallows right by the rail to lead the trawl wire to the aft gallows along the side deck.
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« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2008, 03:32:31 PM »

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« Reply #40 on: January 05, 2008, 04:37:31 PM »

hi ken these pics maybe of help to you, regards brian_c   O0
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« Reply #41 on: January 05, 2008, 11:28:55 PM »


What can I say, you two guys.    GREAT responce. Super pictures. I've referenced them and will study them carefully.   O0 O0

It's what this club's all about. I'm overwhelmed. Thank you very much. Mountfleet Models got it right with the detail. That's why I'm trying to faithfully reproduce the model.

Cheers...ken

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« Reply #42 on: January 06, 2008, 12:13:57 AM »

Ken I was brought up going to sea from the age of 5 in my summer holidays on a side trawler so if there is any detail question you have just ask and I would be more than happy to help.
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« Reply #43 on: January 06, 2008, 12:17:48 PM »


Had another look at it today and found the runners at the back. (which is now the front eh !!)

I had no idea where the ropes went so your info is great.  I shall run them across to the mast and up to the nets one day.

So much to do first, but am now prepared for the route.

I've painted the mast dark brown and it looks awful, so I'm going to get back to bare wood and stain it lighter.

I'm also thinking of a Bow thruster (before I seal in the fordeck) as this craft is rather long. It might make maneuvering a bit better in a small pond.

Ken
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« Reply #44 on: January 06, 2008, 05:31:21 PM »

hi kenny heres a few more that may help you with your build, regards brian_c  O0  just incase you didnt know,  the drawing of the trawl door is the for,ad one .
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« Reply #45 on: January 07, 2008, 10:59:03 AM »


Brian.  Does the winch drum rope go to the Forward Gallus sheave and then up through the pulley at the top ?  I then assume it's attached to the fishing net via the 'Otter door'

What ropes are on the end drums of the winch ?  Would they turn when the drum was activated or are they clutch driven ? Are these the ones I refereed to as going up the mast to hang over the side and attach to the top end of the nets !

So many questions for a 'land lubber'.  The day I start connecting these up, will be the day the boat is nearly finished. ;D

Ken

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« Reply #46 on: January 07, 2008, 04:10:54 PM »



Brian.  Does the winch drum rope go to the Forward Gallus sheave and then up through the pulley at the top ?  I then assume it's attached to the fishing net via the 'Otter door'

Ken

yes it does ken,                             the warping drums on the end are on a clutch and are used for lifting the nets and cod end into the fish pounds, and shooting and hauling the gear,  and also all other deck work, if my memory serves me right,   :embarrassed:   the last time i was  deepsea fishing was 1975 in the barents sea, north cape and around bear island, " long time ago" but i have many pictures that may be of help to you,,,, also a set of 10 vhs videos called  DISTANT GROUNDS,,, you can borrow them if you wish as long as you pay post n packing both ways, they are a hive of information for the model maker,   check out bry youngs model of bay flower on the forum, he used them and books i have to get the detail right and the end result was superb.  O0
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« Reply #47 on: January 13, 2008, 04:18:10 PM »


I've been busy with the decks and trying to line them up. There is a curve from Bow to Stern, along with a curve from centre to Bulwarks.

I have made a new frame structure to support all this, so not much in the photograph department at the moment.

The new decks are made from plastic as I have scrapped the plywood. This should give me a smoother deck surface. There will be planking simulation on top, so most of the plastic will be covered.

I have fitted a Robbe Bow thruster and filled in the pipes nice and smooth. The 4.5 volt - 6 volt motor is a bit weak, I've found. I have one on my Red Pelican and ran it from a 12 volt battery. Yes, I know, stupid is my middle name. Blew the fuses and damaged the speed control unit. 

This time I have fitted a twelve volt motor, so I should get a bit a spin going !!   Probably throw all the fish overboard....  ;D

Now I've glued the rings around the mast, I realise that I've forgotten to cut a rebate for the wiring to the lights. ...  ugh!!   If a cut up through is not successful, I shall have to make another mast.  Great fun, this hobby !!

Cheers...Ken


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« Reply #48 on: January 13, 2008, 07:13:01 PM »

Hi Ken,

It does drive you mad at times....
Just a thought. Why not plank the deck instead of simulating it? It looks much better and is easier to age. Just a thought!

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« Reply #49 on: January 13, 2008, 11:13:54 PM »

Ken give Dave a ring as he did not have any probs with the ply decking

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