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hama

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2010, 15:03:50 »
I intend to install ventilation in this boat, here is the bigger fan. There will be two smaller ones as well I think. I think this fan will evacuate and the smaller ones will supply air from the funnels to aft and bow section. Might do the other way around as I think thats how it would be on the real thing, Iīll wait and see.
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2010, 16:07:25 »
good progress there hama. ou should mount the fan on the actual vents. :D

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« Reply #17 on: January 23, 2010, 06:49:48 »
Why placing fans in an allready thight hull?  :o
It only ads weight on wrong places, and therefor creating an instable boat.
If your motors produce that much hat, you have chosen the wrong motors  :(

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« Reply #18 on: January 23, 2010, 12:21:11 »
Kieran, the fan is placed at the actual vent. I just put it two cm in the boat to try to protect it from water.
Adam, the fans only weigh 7-8 grams and the boat itself will weigh several kgīs. Dont know how much yet but itīs a fairly big boat I think. As for the ventilation, itīs mostly for the fun of it, I like the technical aspect of the building. I found out on one of my other boats that when I have used it there is a lot of humidity and moist inside, perhaps this will prevent that. Time will tell.
All the best!
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hama

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #19 on: January 24, 2010, 11:37:32 »
Dry fitted the mast to see how it looks. Off to work now so no building for a few days.
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« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2010, 11:52:09 »
She realy looks good, keep pictures coming.

ATB John
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« Reply #21 on: January 24, 2010, 18:59:27 »
looking great. she looks intersting with bare wood showing.

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« Reply #22 on: January 26, 2010, 06:38:39 »
holy hamma
 you still working on that old tug :o she's looking real nice in bare wood
more boats then money

hama

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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2010, 09:49:11 »
Hello!
Finally got some paint on her! Itīs not perfect, but itīs something to work with. Perhaps I will rub her down a bit later and put clear cote over it all, what do you think? Anyway, Iīm happy to have come this far at last.
All the best!
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sea.mariner

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« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2010, 12:35:21 »
Looking good there hama  :) Did you paint her with a brush or spray ?

The red anti-fouling is a bit too red for my liking but never mind my comments it is looking good  :) :) :)

What is the date for the maiden voyage then ?

Regards, Dan.
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hama

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« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2010, 13:29:16 »
Hi there Dan and thanks!
I agree on the red paint but at least it aint that red in real life. Thing is that I bought some spray cans a while ago, primer, black, red and white. I couldnīt decide if I should use the red/brown primer or the red can for the bottom. When painting day arrived yesterday it happend that I had used almost all of the primer on other projects!  :-[ And I donīt really like the gloss finish on the bottom so perhaps I rub it down a bit, time will tell.
As for maiden voyage, better not promise anything as this turned out to be a real long term project.
All the best!
Hama

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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2010, 14:04:36 »
I normally go for Halfords Red Primer for anti-foul  ;)

If I could polietly ask you to update your profile so we know where you live it could make things a bit easier, also you never know there could be a forum member living close by  :)

Regards, Dan.
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hama

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Re: Smit London
« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2010, 14:13:20 »
Ta dah!