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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2016, 10:05:45 »
Sure progressing rapidly!  Looking good. 

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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2016, 17:47:24 »
HI ALL ; Good to here you guy's are still making sawdust .   Those are sure neat window frames . Where did you get them .     PUFFIN

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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #17 on: March 05, 2016, 23:03:14 »
Hi. The window frames are home made. Using 3x0.8mm brass strip. I made a plug from wood to suit each window shape but 1.5mm smaller than the window shape required,only5 in total as all the front ones are the same.
Then cut brass strip and bent it around the former shape and soldered the ends,a bit fiddly but I think it worked OK.  Geo
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #18 on: March 23, 2016, 10:50:00 »
Well I am still waiting for my prop from prop shop, 7weeks now, so I can,t get the shaft etc fitted ,but I have been playing with the superstructure,
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #19 on: March 23, 2016, 14:13:23 »
Looking good Bro,
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2016, 07:44:43 »
A bit more done to the superstructure whilst I was waiting for the prop to arrive ,looking quite good I think
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2016, 07:46:39 »
Now the prop has arrived I could get the stern gear fitted and the motor lined up.
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2016, 07:49:08 »
Stern gear all sorted and now getting on with fitting the decks and making the steering gear cover.
The Bulwark knees are next on the list only 50 to make and fit.
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #23 on: April 20, 2016, 12:26:38 »
That's huge! Any idea what it will weigh in at?
You'll need a van to cart that one around.
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #24 on: April 20, 2016, 12:54:55 »
Hi Model tugman

Enjoying your build,

What motor are you using to turn that large prop ?

Will it be used for tug towing when you have finished it?,

Thanks
Spud

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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2016, 23:15:38 »
Hi guys, the Sun London that I built earlier this year is about the same size and she weighs in fully ballasted at 95 lbs.
And the motors are extra cooling fan motors for land rovers etc and spin an 18" fan in normal use , on the models the 6" prop is not a problem for them and on full speed draw 5 amps.
They are 5" dia and 4.5" long with a 10 MM shaft size.
We do use them for towing but we tow the club dinghy around as our 16 ft towboats are no load at all.
Geo.
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2016, 15:11:00 »
Hi Model tugman

Thanks for the information,

I will be following your build


Cheers
Spud

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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #27 on: April 22, 2016, 05:38:48 »
Latest pics of her so far a little colour added makes all the difference even if it is only undercoat, all fittings just put in place roughly.
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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #28 on: April 22, 2016, 06:32:50 »
Sure is taking shape.  Very nice.  Will be watching for sea trials.

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Re: A 54" Hendon
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2016, 10:18:51 »
Looking good Bro, You and Trev will have to come down with her for the tug tow in May ;)
john b