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Old Nov 30, 2011, 05:53 PM
Old wreck in Milwaukee
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I forgot how long and skinny they were. I see how you became concerned with stability.
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Old Dec 01, 2011, 04:36 AM
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YUP your going to have a roller for sure . Did a couple in the pass. THE ONLY thing I did I spread out the weight though the ship. I build one of scale ship yard hulls. grate hull but touchy untill I figure out wear I needed the weight. USCG=x= Hamilton .
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Old Dec 01, 2011, 08:01 AM
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Oh, I don't know about that being the case. I built one based on one of my own hulls about 20 or so years ago, and didn't have any rolling problems at all.

You just have to know how to build---.
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Old Dec 01, 2011, 11:25 PM
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I have started on the planking. The planks are 36 inch balsa, no need to break the planks on a frame. The planks are just the right length to run the entire length of the model. Maybe another good reason to have a scale of 1/35.

The instructions are very precise on what to use, how to use it and a great drawing of where the planks are to go. You use the instruction booklet and the booklet of drawings for the placement of each plank. I'm taking my time and not rushing anything. I'll put a plank on and leave it for a while. As you can see I'm progressing pretty slow.

Jared
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Old Dec 02, 2011, 03:22 PM
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Very interesting subject, i have always liked this small submarine hunters. Will watch with interest.
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Old Dec 02, 2011, 04:11 PM
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WingRider05 I think they're a little ahead of you. Not much history available on SC 23. Looking good so far.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_SC-23

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SC-1_cl...bmarine_chaser
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Old Dec 02, 2011, 05:59 PM
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"Progress" is Relative...

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As you can see I'm progressing pretty slow.

Jared
You may feel as if it is going slowly, but from the quality of your work, it does not appear you will have to do any of it over again. Good job!

Pete G.
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Old Dec 02, 2011, 06:05 PM
Central Alabama RCShips, Sails
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I did find a lot of info here on this site:

http://www.subchaser.org/

Jared

Thanks Pete!
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Old Dec 02, 2011, 08:33 PM
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Lookin' good, Jared.... Can't wait to see her terrorizing some turtles up at Aldridge.

( FYI....The small containers of dessicant that they pack in Excedrin bottles would seem to make excellent depth charges, with proper modification.)
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Old Dec 02, 2011, 08:37 PM
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Lookin' good, Jared.... Can't wait to see her terrorizing some turtles up at Aldridge.

( FYI....The small containers of dessicant that they pack in Excedrin bottles would seem to make excellent depth charges, with proper modification.)
Hi Steve!

I have been rolling around in my mind a way to make depth charges....if nothing else to hunt Juregan's U 47.....
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 03:28 PM
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A little more progress. One plank next to the keel, a stealer plank and a filler plank and the hull will be planked. I'll need to fill in on the stern area. The instructions are a little vague on how to proceed here

Any way getting a little closer!!
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Vague? On how to put the stern on the hull?
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 05:44 PM
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to me it is..as per the instructions:

71. Sand the ends of the planks even with the back of frame 10 (ok, not a problem, done)

72. Cut scrape 1/8 X 1 1/2 balsa strips to fit behind frame 10. (ugh...exactly where and in which drection, on top of each other, how about a balsa block?)

This completes the planking process.....

73. Use the curved rear edge of the Sub-Deck to trace the balsa strips as a guide to shape the transom as seen from the top.

The drawings show only a shaded area for the transom. I'm not real sure what they have in mind concerning the transom.
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 06:26 PM
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Hi Steve!

I have been rolling around in my mind a way to make depth charges....if nothing else to hunt Juregan's U 47.....
Sub hunting is dangerous.

There is a story in our club about a passed member who used to get his jollies chasing a German sub with his Sterling Missouri. He had come close to taking off the conning tower a few times to the dismay of the sub's owner. Ignoring several requests to cease and desist one Sunday it began as usual until the sub driver told Mr. BB to take a look at his bow. The net cutter had been neatly replaced with a piece of hacksaw blade. He did and didn't get the point.
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Old Dec 06, 2011, 08:08 AM
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Dumas probably has the idea that it's cheaper to use planking strips then a solid block for the transom.
If memory serves me, These boats had curved, sloped transoms.
So you'll need to build up the thickness perhaps and then shape the transom to suit.
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