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Re: wimpey seahunter
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2008, 11:43:37 »
Hello all, as an Aberdonian living away from there I didn't recognise the loch. No landmarks for me Garabaldy, tsk tsk. The low evening light certainly adds  lot to the pics and the action as Mike says is perfect for a long hull OSV. She ceratinly rides the waves well on the swell. More pics and locale info please.

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« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2008, 09:05:21 »
She did take on some water.  Most of it came in around the funnels i think, there are still some holes which i havent sealed off properly.  The amount of water was minimal though and isnt enough to concern me too much especially considering the deck was awash most of the time,  even the higher up decks were covered in water at times. I was sailing behind a a shoulder in the loch as the waves further out were a bit too big.......

Red hamish, thats loch of skene.  Its a fantastic place to sail as theres hardly any weeds.  Alot of people forget its only about 6ft deep at the deepest aswell.  The biggest problem is its quite a long walk from the car park to the loch side when your carrying a big heavy boat.
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Re: wimpey seahunter
« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2008, 12:02:33 »
Hi garabaldy, thanks for clearing the location up. I suspected it may have been the Loch of Skene, as you say a fantastically large expanse of water. I've fond memories of Outdoor Activities while at school (a long time ago) where we did some canoeing and dinghy sailing there. I now wish I'd stuck into that sport as where I live now would have mad eit easy to keep on at. The way the boat handled the waves bodes well for your future adventures. We all look forward to catching up with your progress and next outing . You could always hit the Splash-in at Loch Insh near Kincraig later this month and see what real waves on an even more exposed and openloch can do  :D

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Re: wimpey seahunter
« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2008, 14:42:29 »
its a great sailing place im not sure how many people have sailed models there in the past but it would be good to see others sailing there.

Im going to the pond at duthie park tomorrow so i shall get some photos again  :D

id love to have a sail in loch insch, its just very far away for some one who doesn't drive!

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Re: wimpey seahunter
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2009, 09:33:54 »
I bought this model from Gary a good few weeks ago and have just got round to starting it ! Today I have installed the second bow thruster, although the plans say install a 'dummy' thruster I thought it would be a better idea to install a working one just incase I get problems with the original. He are a few photos of my work today and hopefully will be installing all the electrics tomorrow complete with a 'bath' test then I will be taking her onto the water on Sunday.

Any comments or suggestions are very welcome.

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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2009, 09:35:05 »
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2009, 09:36:13 »
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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2009, 09:37:21 »
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2009, 17:17:22 »
Looking real good Dan :) :)

You'll have lots of turning power...that's for sure!

What scale is she?
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Re: wimpey seahunter
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2009, 21:49:26 »
Scale of 1;64. I am still looking for a stern thruster but due to the very limited space I think I will have to make my own.  :-\ Regards, Dan.
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Re: wimpey seahunter
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2009, 13:19:14 »
Just a qucik update, fitted all the electrics today, 2 esc's for each motor, 1 esc for the both bow thrusters, rudder servo, fuses etc also lots of ballast. She seemed ok in the bath tonight, not a drop of water after an hour of easy running then a further hour just floating on the water. A bit of 'tweeking' to the steering set-up to be done first thing in the morning then off to the pond (with the camera) Fingers crossed for tomorrow ! Regards, Dan.
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Re: wimpey seahunter
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2009, 18:57:15 »
Looking forward to hearing, and seeing, all about it!!...and may she sail well!!!

My...you work fast!! :o

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Re: wimpey seahunter
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2009, 14:04:20 »
I am currently sorting through over 60 photos I have taken since buying this model and getting it to the newer 'modern' look it has now, during the week I will be starting a new build log on the forum.

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Re: wimpey seahunter
« Reply #28 on: June 21, 2009, 22:58:45 »
Great Dan,

Looking forward to the build. The more build threads the better.. :) :)
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Re: wimpey seahunter
« Reply #29 on: July 03, 2009, 11:04:25 »
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