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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2010, 23:48:50 »
Good luck with the build Andy she makes into a great model.

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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2010, 03:47:10 »
Gee, what's taking you so long? ;D ;D

Looking good so far. :) :)
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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2010, 12:38:59 »
Today I cut out the clearing ports, and fitted the beam shelf to support the deck on the starboard side, its a long boat this, I didn't have enough clamps to do both sides of the beam shelf. And trimmed the excess grp flashing around the bulwarks, about an 1/8 to 3/16 ths all round.
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« Reply #18 on: April 01, 2010, 12:25:41 »
The 2nd beam shelf fitted, this slowed me down a bit, I like to use epoxy resin which is slower to go off, so it was one side a dayfor the beam shelf, next job is the deck cross beams, make and fit the rudder and rudder tube.



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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #19 on: April 01, 2010, 16:54:24 »
coming along well LSM ;)

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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2010, 18:59:22 »
Clean work so far :) :)
I'm watching this one!!!



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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2010, 00:53:36 »
Andy,

Looking really good,
maybe when finished you could sail her across the Bristol Channel..!! We can see Barry from here :) :) :)
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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2010, 09:25:12 »
Andy,

Looking really good,
maybe when finished you could sail her across the Bristol Channel..!! We can see Barry from here :) :) :)
I stay at the caravan club site in Bristol occasionally, so it more than likely will have a run in the floating harbour
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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2010, 09:40:57 »
most of the deck beams now fitted, rudder built and fitted, keelson built and fitted, bit of an engineering job that, silver soldered the keelson to the hog plate, tapped the keelson to make the rudder removable for repair, the whole thing is epoxied in, will find a nice size washer to go around the stub of prop shaft and solder some round bar around the cut out for strength.





The rudder tube is fabricated from  a cut down Mobile Marine Models standard prop shaft, I figured the amount of thrust coming off this prop a lot of back wash will head up the steering tube and fill the boat with water, so fitted  tube with a brass bush top and bottom, this can now be packed with silicon grease to make it absolutely water tight. The rudder stock is 5mm stainless, plenty of strength needed here.
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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #24 on: April 05, 2010, 04:53:25 »
Very nice work. :) :) :)
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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2010, 06:22:45 »
Coming along very nicely indeed.. :) :)

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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2010, 07:25:04 »
Thanks for the positive comments, I have now fitted a Hitech metal geared servo for the steering, the deck now to be marked out, cut out and fitted. Ballast test in my pond completed, going to need a lot of ballast, any one know where to get hold of a load of lead shot for ballast, can fit a fair bit around the propshaft,  and also I have some lead weight about 2kg each, should resin in nicely, drive battery will be 12v/7ampHr (2.7kg)from the South West model show, or two 6volt 10amphr 2.00kg each in series. Hope Model Power are attending!!! ;). Two 6volt 4.5amphr batts in series to run the sound unit land ights another 1.6kg, these are spare so may as well use them.
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The rudder is a piece of old Sails etc International One Metre laminated wooden fin, cut down to fit, I am going to fit strips on the trailing edge to make it into a 'Schilling rudder', should help manouvreability, seeing as I didn't fit a kort nozzle.

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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #27 on: April 08, 2010, 11:58:08 »
The steering servo fitted, Hitech metal geared.



I made the inspection hatch for the steering gear a little bit larger than the drawings.



Finished the rudder, its hard to make out the triangular fillets on the trailing edge to make it like a schilling rudder, I didn't go the whole hog because the schilling rudder isn't very good for going astern, not that any rudder is, just they are worst than a standard rudder.



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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2010, 12:00:14 »
The hatch under the housing is huge, plenty of room for goodies, and access to fit it all



View of the motor fitted.




Both port and starboard anchor boxes fitted, and  epoxied for strength


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Re: Northsider Build
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2010, 12:21:01 »
Coming along fine Andy, but I donít think you will make your deadline.  ;) ;) ;)

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