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    Post  salmon Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:33 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:There will be a charge, of course...
    Would that be about a 12v charge? LOL


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon Aug 12, 2013 8:49 pm

    Oh Tom, please...
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:49 pm

    Still awaiting the parcel of adhesives I ordered, so I thought I'd check out propshaft angles, etc...

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    Post  sloop Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:44 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:Still awaiting the parcel of adhesives I ordered, so I thought I'd check out propshaft angles, etc...

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    HiHi Rich what is the Dimension of you 12v battery pack.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:36 am

    No sooner asked for...than delivered!

    12V 2.3Ah (Long type) Sealed lead-acid battery 178 x 34 x 61mm. 3/16” (4.8mm) spade terminals.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:42 am

    Dry run of the prop tube support.

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    Post  tattooed Fri Aug 16, 2013 8:45 pm

    done the bit you asked for mate
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:15 pm

    Thanks Andy, I've just emailed you about it.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:37 pm

    Dry run of the forward dive planes..

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:16 am

    This wasn't in the script! When both of the top deck sections are placed together, a large gap has appeared. We are not amused...

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:37 am

    I noticed this morning that the prop I'd bought had a small boss, when offered up to the hull it looked so wrong...

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    Solution..use the boss from the plastic prop as supplied in the kit. After 3/4hr of filing it out to fit my prop tube, I think it looks a whole lot better. My hands hurt now, but it's worth it...I think.

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    Ok, maybe it's non-scale, but I can always claim it was a later modification to cut down on noise, or something like that...
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    Post  tattooed Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:04 pm

    or send it to me mate and i'll do one in stainless for you
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:04 pm

    That'd be great Andy... I've just got a bit more work to do on it and get the size right for the proper prop tube, then I'll be onto you about it.

    Thanks mate, much appreciated as always.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sat Aug 24, 2013 3:35 pm

    Today it was a case of taking my life in my hands and cutting the rear cone from the top deck unit.

    After reading David Merriman's cabal reports on the Skipjack, and measuring carefully...measuring again...and measuring the measurements, I took a razor saw to the deck and cut the cone off. I'm pleased to say that it was a nice square cut, and after minimal sanding, everything fits nicely with the minimum of a gap.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:54 pm

    Another little job done today...drilled the rear cone and the rear deck for the hold down bolt. The simulated "sonar dome" which covers the nut is a temporary job, I need to make a bigger one.

    Ignore the gap, when everything is fitted properly it's much tighter than the picture shows.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:04 pm

    Oh, and in case you were wondering what the black 'stuff' is on the rear deck section, it's residue from the tape I used to mark the cut line... I couldn't find my masking tape at the time.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Aug 27, 2013 3:53 pm

    Another little job done today...the flood holes are now covered inside with alloy mesh to keep foreign matter from getting near the water pump. The mesh is secured inside the hull with superglue and masking tape...once dry, I'll cover it with epoxy glue, exactly the same as I did with the Dragonfish.

    I can hear the purists screaming "but it's not scale"...maybe not, but cutting the holes out to a larger size was so much easier on my hands and fingers.

    (a little of Andy's magic filler and a spot of sanding is called for by the looks of things..)


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    Post  salmon Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:54 pm

    Richard(Admin) wrote:Another little job done today...the flood holes are now covered inside with alloy mesh to keep foreign matter from getting near the water pump. The mesh is secured inside the hull with superglue and masking tape...once dry, I'll cover it with epoxy glue, exactly the same as I did with the Dragonfish.

    I can hear the purists screaming "but it's not scale"...maybe not, but cutting the holes out to a larger size was so much easier on my hands and fingers.

    (a little of Andy's magic filler and a spot of sanding is called for by the looks of things..)


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    That looks good! No criticism from this corner.


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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:18 pm

    Thanks Tom, much appreciated!
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    Post  tattooed Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:16 pm

    coming along great mate
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Tue Aug 27, 2013 7:34 pm

    Thanks Andy...just heard from Nigel that the cylinder is ready to post, so that will really get me cracking on.
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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:56 am

    The fittings kit for the Skipjack has just arrived, courtesy of David Merriman (see my post "FTAO: David Merriman" in 'General Chat')

    They are superbly made, everything I could possibly need is contained in the kit, and they will really help me out hugely in finishing the boat...thanks again, David!

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    Post  merriman Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:21 am

    My pleasure, sir. Enjoy.

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    Post  Tom(ADMIN) Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:22 pm

    Rear dive planes now fitted with the minimum of fuss...

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    Post  tattooed Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:35 pm

    looks great rich and so much better when you have the right parts

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