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    Moebius Skipjack

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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Nov 19, 2012 5:50 pm

    Coming along slowly...just ordered the propellor. Now I must stop spending money!

    Forgot the picture...





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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  salmon on Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:43 pm

    Giovanni wrote:Great job.

    Ditto that one!


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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:55 pm

    Thanks guys, it's awkward filing the flood slots out with the wrong hand, but I'll get there.


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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  tattooed on Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:19 pm

    got some of that 1k stopper that we were talking about mate

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Mon Nov 19, 2012 9:21 pm

    Yes please, mate...I managed to scratch it. Said I would, didn't I!

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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Nov 21, 2012 11:47 am

    I seem to be making hard going of this today, so I've given up for the rest of the day before I make any serious errors. My right hand has swollen up yet again, and I can't seem to keep the file working in a straight line..half an hour to open up one more flood slot and drill three holes...ridiculous.

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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  salmon on Wed Nov 21, 2012 4:26 pm

    Richard,
    I think you are being to hard on yourself. It looks great. Take the rest of the day off and have a cuppa or two!


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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:18 pm

    Thank you Tom...I did just that!


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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  johnrobinson on Wed Nov 21, 2012 10:38 pm

    HI Richard
    Saw the pictures of your hand all i can say if my hands went like that and i could not do any electronics i don't know what i would do, it must be very hard to do any thing. All i can say is i hope things get better
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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:08 am

    Richard,
    It is good that you are keeping your fingers busy.
    Sometimes idle hands get stiffer.
    Hope you find a way to remedy your problem.
    Kind regards,
    Giovanni

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:45 am

    Thanks guys, much appreciated...it does get frustrating at times. I go to pick something up and because of my fingers being all over the place, I keep missing it, it takes me several attempts to do it, but I get there!

    But...I will not let it beat me, I'm learning to do things in a different way, so I'll beat it one way or another, fear not!

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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:28 am

    Talking of Skipjack class boats...here's a picture taken at the AMS show at the Sub Museum in Gosport, the first show the AMS did there.

    This Skipjack was totally scratch built by my old friend Brian Stevenson...he taught himself how to make a plug, take a mould from it, build a hull, then went on to design and build all the electronics inside it, again teaching himself as he went along.

    It was one of the most reliable boats in the AMS, I never saw it fail him once, and it performed superbly every time it went in the water.



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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:59 am

    Courtesy of Deans Marine, the new Raboesch prop for the Skipjack has just arrived...a cracking piece of kit it is.



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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Nov 22, 2012 11:05 am

    This must be the longest, most boring build log ever...sorry chaps, you must be getting fed up with pictures of holes, I'm getting fed up cutting the things out!

    This morning I've managed to get four more flood slots done before my hands gave up, but I'm getting there. Slowly, but surely, I'm getting there. Two more to do, then I can start on the stern section...oh joy.




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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:52 pm

    It's amazing just how much mess one person can make opening up a few flood holes in a hull...my cleaning lady will not be very happy when she comes on Tuesday.
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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  salmon on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:26 pm

    Not boring at all Richard! I agree that you will beat this (your hand swelling). You are getting really clean flood holes.


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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:51 pm

    The holes look very good. Keep up the good work.
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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  tattooed on Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:57 pm

    Rich may i ask the prop with the kit is a right hand prop but you've replaced it with a left hand prop any reason for this mate?

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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:07 pm

    Tom...Giovanni ..thank you kindly, nice of you to say so.

    Andy...I couldn't find one of the same hand mate, that's all. It shouldn't make any difference to the way the boat handles or works at all...I hope!


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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:59 pm

    Richard,
    You are welcome.
    You might consider, after this project, building the newly announced Bronco Type XXIII.
    I'm definitely looking at these.

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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:55 am

    The way things are going Giovanni, this will probably be the last model of any type I will (or will be able to) build. I hope not...but it's not looking good.

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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:18 am

    Ok, things are starting to move on now...here is the first picture of the forward ballast tank, sent to me by Ron last night, showing the microswitches all pre wired, servo trays, electrical couplers, etc. A masterpiece...


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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  salmon on Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:58 am

    Oh my! That is really beautiful!
    Richard, that has to get you excited about your build. That is a work of art. It is almost too bad it will be hidden in the hull....almost.


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    Post  Giovanni LiCalsi on Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:02 am

    I would like to see a video of the pistons working.

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    Re: Moebius Skipjack

    Post  Tom(ADMIN) on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:10 am

    salmon wrote:Oh my! That is really beautiful!
    Richard, that has to get you excited about your build. That is a work of art. It is almost too bad it will be hidden in the hull....almost.

    Tom, calm down, old chap! Remember the blood pressure!

    You're right though, it's a clever piece of engineering...when it's all together it looks even better.


    Giovanni...once the stern tank is completed, I'll ask Ron for a video of it in operation.

    Pic below shows a much larger version of the one I have, this is a twin piston set up, again built by Ron, and installed in Mick Higgot's huge Engel Typhoon. If mine works half as good as Mick's, I will be one very happy chappy...


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