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    Post  profesorul Tue Dec 24, 2013 4:53 pm

    HI ,

    I am the LAST MAN to tell You what to do but , what are You Doing LOKS UGLY at least for that Type of sub.I don't know how should look but Definately Not Like These .
    I don't whant to offend You MATE !.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Dec 24, 2013 5:40 pm

    Okay, okay...I take the point, guys. I'll fit the original kit sail, fear not.

    Thanks for your comments and criticisms, much appreciated.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:33 am

    David M...am I right in thinking that I cut away some of the deck material under the sail? Or just drill two or three large diameter holes?


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    Post  merriman Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:18 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:David M...am I right in thinking that I cut away some of the deck material under the sail? Or just drill two or three large diameter holes?


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    It's all right here, Richard:

    http://support.caswellplating.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/369/18/the-moebius-skipjack-model-instructions

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Dec 28, 2013 2:52 pm

    Well, I'm dammed...I knew that page existed, but I couldn't find it for the life of me!

    Thanks David...all instructions followed and almost done now.


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    Post  merriman Sat Dec 28, 2013 4:51 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:Well, I'm dammed...I knew that page existed, but I couldn't find it for the life of me!

    Thanks David...all instructions followed and almost done now.


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    Excellent.

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    Today's progress...started the sail, scope made, rear deck tie down made and hidden by a plastic cap...top secret radar dome.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Dec 28, 2013 5:34 pm

    Apologies for the poor quality of the photos, they were taken on my tablet which doesn't have a flash, but hopefully you can get the idea.



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    Post  tattooed Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:32 pm

    this is such a great build rich think i'm going to get one
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:18 pm

    Some more work done on the sail this morning, fixed the top on and opened up the bridge area, and opened up the holes in the exhaust fairing to the rear of the sail.

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    Just a little more sanding down around the holes needed, but that will have to wait until tomorrow, I've run out of very fine grade sandpaper. Next job is make the rest of the 'scopes and other appendages, these will only be used when the boat is on display...I've had enough surface skippers run over my boats and wiping off the 'scopes, so for running use I'll just have the main scope raised.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:07 am

    Got the sonar housing fitted (or at least that's what David M thinks it may be) It was originally an MMB Sub Sonic front plane, which I cut in half, reshaped it, drilled a hole in it and inserted a brass pin to secure it.

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    Post  tattooed Mon Dec 30, 2013 12:55 pm

    will you slow down rich your going to fast there's me doing the LA very slowly and then there's you with what 4/5 on the go have a break put your feet up and have a scotch you deserve it mate
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:11 pm

    Got to keep going whilst the fingers are cooperating, mate...you know the old saying ''the devil (or my carer) makes work for idle fingers''


    I'm still plucking up the courage to make that frightening 'long cut' in the Type XX111...
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Dec 31, 2013 3:14 pm

    Today's little job (in between suffering a couple of hours worth of an over zealous carer armed with a hoover, and then having my hair cut) was to build the towed sonar array tube.

    Now, (and with apologies to David Merriman who will be tearing his hair out when he sees this) I don't think that the USS Shark had a towed sonar tube, but it might have done at some point...anyway, I like to see them, so my version of Shark is getting one. (I'm claiming it was a Top Secret experimental trial...)

    I have some alloy tube on order for the end piece, the brass rod you can see was just taped on to help me line things up.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:57 am

    Question for all you Skipjack builders/owners/users/ out there...what did you do with the unused holes in the top of the sail? Leave them as they are? Or open them up to help air/water escape?

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Jan 01, 2014 6:59 am

    The periscope is not in, but that will be the only item sticking up.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Jan 01, 2014 10:51 am

    Last night and this morning I've installed the towed sonar tube, I made it up out of plastic tube to give a little flexibilty .

    The tube has a push in/out connector fitted just in front of the dive plane to allow me to remove the deck unit, covered by the tiny piece of brass tube you can see, hence the reason for using flexible plastic pipe instead of the alloy tube I was going to use.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Jan 21, 2014 8:45 am

    My friend Andy(tattooed) has just sent me the shiny new prop boss for the Skipjack, which he made for me on his new lathe...does that look good, or does that look good? A beautiful piece of work, and despite his worries about me measuring things correctly, it fits perfectly.

    Thanks Andy!

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    Post  merriman Tue Jan 21, 2014 4:15 pm

    Beautiful work. I would very much appreciate seeing his blade assembly jig. He even worked in the helical twist to the blades. Well done, sir!

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    Post  salmon Tue Jan 21, 2014 5:29 pm

    I thought it was just the cone that was made by Andy.
    If he made the prop as well........I am speechless.


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    Post  tattooed Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:04 pm

    if i'd made the prop i'd be speechless aswell if only i could
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    Post  merriman Tue Jan 21, 2014 7:29 pm

    tattooed wrote:if i'd made the prop i'd be speechless aswell if only i could

    Oh! .... sorry, Andy. You clearly stated propeller 'boss'. And I missed that. Over here in the Colonies we call that the 'dunce-cap', for obvious reasons.

    In fact, I'm in the corner, with mine atop my very pointed head.

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