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    Skipjack.part 2

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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:58 pm

    Definately not LiPo's!!!


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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:52 pm

    Slight modification made to the protruding brass bolts:a pair of cut down rubber bellows.



    I've just noticed that the bellows over the negative lead need pulling down a touch to cover the brass washer, a touch of cyano will secure everything nicely.
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  tattooed on Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:41 pm

    try some of the heat shrink i gave you rich and if you need a differant size give me a shout
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:06 pm

    Ah yes, the heatshrink. I did try that...burnt a hole right through it, burnt me fingers, and then dropped the wtc right on me big toe.

    ''Gosh and bother, that was somewhat painful'' I said...




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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  tattooed on Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:38 pm

    what did you use on it a blow torch you plonker
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Thu Dec 19, 2013 8:57 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:Ah yes, the heatshrink. I did try that...burnt a hole right through it, burnt me fingers, and then dropped the wtc right on me big toe.

    ''Gosh and bother, that was somewhat painful'' I said...




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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:07 pm

    You're banned, the pair of you...banned I say!
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:13 pm

    Type XX111 hull is glued up and drying, so I used the spare time to install the pump switcher in the cylinder in the Skipjack...tomorrow I'll get the soldering iron out and start on the wiring.

    Good old fashioned microswitches...you can't beat them for water pumps.




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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  tattooed on Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:38 pm

    was going to say what a great job your doing rich but i've been banned
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:52 pm

    Thanks mate...seeing as it's you, you're reinstated. Couldn't do without you, mate...
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  tattooed on Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:03 pm

    such nice words rich it must be christmas
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Dec 23, 2013 8:17 pm

    In the words of the immortal Kevin (Bloody) Wilson....''I'll give you forkin' ho ho ho...''
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  nigele(ADMIN)2 on Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:15 pm

    "GET A ROOM"
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:44 am

    nigele(ADMIN) wrote:"GET A ROOM"

    Bah! Humbug!
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Dec 24, 2013 8:53 am

    I  thought I was being so clever yesterday, made up the intake pipe for the ballast pump, hooked up through the end cap, made a smart nipple on the inlet side...that plugs into one of the (now redundant) deck mounting holes. I drilled through the mount and filled the hole with filler mesh (as used by the fuel engined race boat boys) to keep any nasty stuff out of the pump.

    Went to check the fit of the front section of the deck this morning...it doesn't fit. My smart inlet pipe and nipple are too high by about half an inch.

    ''Gosh and bother it'' I said...

    Oh well, back to the drawing board.

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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:53 am

    Problem solved...five minutes thinking time, fifteen minutes filing and sanding time, and the offending location stub has been removed, allowing the deck to clear the inlet pipe.

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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:38 pm

    I've been thinking about this for some time now (but I've never mentioned as yet) ever since I started the Skipjack build...converting it into another Cold War CONFORM boat. There was (apparently) another boat on the drawing board before the Dragonfish was conceived, which would have built on a shorter hull, possibly along the lines of an Albacore design. I read somewhere that this one was to have had a higher deck area than the Dragonfish, again no sail, just a raised bridge, but keeping the horizontally folding flush periscopes and other appendages.

    I just happen to have an old Trumpeter Kilo deck laying about (as you do) and I think with a bit of cutting and filling, it could look quite good. There are no pictures of this planned boat around, so it'll be a case of working blind.

    What do you think, guys?




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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  merriman on Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:07 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:I've been thinking about this for some time now (but I've never mentioned as yet) ever since I started the Skipjack build...converting it into another Cold War CONFORM boat. There was (apparently) another boat on the drawing board before the Dragonfish was conceived, which would have built on a shorter hull, possibly along the lines of an Albacore design. I read somewhere that this one was to have had a higher deck area than the Dragonfish, again no sail, just a raised bridge, but keeping the horizontally folding flush periscopes and other appendages.

    I just happen to have an old Trumpeter Kilo deck laying about (as you do) and I think with a bit of cutting and filling, it could look quite good. There are no pictures of this planned boat around, so it'll be a case of working blind.

    What do you think, guys?





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    NO!!!!
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:13 pm

    No?

    The plan would be to cut and shut the deck by removing the area where the sail would have been, and fit the raised bridge just forward of the join.

    Still no?
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  tattooed on Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:40 pm

    sorry mate but that just don't look right to me think you'll be setting yourself up for a fall with all the sanding and filling that you'd have to do
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:00 pm

    Hmm...maybe you and David are right, there's a lot of work involved in cutting and shutting the deck.

    Ok, the stock Skipjack deck and sail it will be.

    Thanks fellas...
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  tattooed on Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:14 pm

    you do what you want to do mate just dont want you to get fed up with it and end up putting it in the bin mate
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:32 pm

    Still undecided, Andy...




    Pic shows the section to be removed, dead easy little job to rejoin the two pieces. Spot of Andy's magic filler...job done. Scratch build the raised bridge from styrene...easy(ish)
    Scopes and aerials...easy job.
    Cut away the deck under under the new section...razor saw and a file. Easy job.
    Attach the new section to the existing deck...loads of Andy's special filler and masking tape. Could be an easy job if all goes ok.

    At least it's bigger than the original Dragonfish...easier on the old eyes and fingers!
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  merriman on Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:25 pm

    * sigh *
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    Re: Skipjack.part 2

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Tue Dec 24, 2013 3:37 pm

    A quick mock up of how the boat would look with the new deck section, and a pic of the Dragonfish for comparision.




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