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Old Oct 28, 2009, 10:34 AM
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Back off of OT , here is the final interior configuration of the hull. Motor mount, battery trays (one removed, showing ballast space underneath), servo-Rx-ESC tray and the various braces and reinforcements (maybe not necessary, but I got to fretting about the thin ply bottom, with minimal glue area on the edges, supporting batteries, ballast and a live load). Ready to waterproof the interior with epoxy, glue on the deck and 'glas the exterior.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 10:48 AM
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Bill,
Have you thought about how you are going to attach your tow bitts?
When you mix your epoxy in the mixing cup don't work out of the cup. You will have more working time if you pour it around the inside of the boat then spreading with a 1" wide brisle brush that has been cut down slightly (for more rigidity) Fan the bristles to get rid of loose bristles.
Do you think you need more area to glue the deck down to the top. (on the sides)?

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Old Oct 28, 2009, 10:49 AM
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.. here is the final interior configuration of the hull.
Looks pretty good Bill...

.. but no way of mounting the Knees?..
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 10:59 AM
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Tow Bitts: cross-brace behind the servo-Rx-ESC tray.
Knees: Attach at the corner-braces at the bow.

Cogitating a bit of reinforcement at those points...

--Bill


EDIT: mulling it over, is there much need to do a lot of reinforcement for the bitts & knees? The thrust of the boat is probably only 2-3 pounds and I doubt that you'll want to ram or jerk the things you're moving.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 12:25 PM
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I liked the look of yours when I saw a photo of it sitting on a shelf. It looks a even more impressive on the water.

Bill.
Yours is coming along just great. I've been watching yours & scrolling back through the hundreds of pages for inspiration & knowledge over the past weeks.

It seems obvious that a springer is a compulsory addition to everyones fleet, so I've fashioned the hull from the original drawings.
The superstructure is inspired by Dr Seuss & will be captained by the Cat in the Hat & crewed by Thing 1 & Thing 2.
A couple of pics.
All the best.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 01:03 PM
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Yup, I could tell "Cat in the Hat" as the thumbnail image was loading up.

The superstructure will be done "later". A conventional "scale" wheelhouse can be easily done on a Saturday afternoon, but the real fun will be doing something "novel" or "cartoonish". There is a whole pantheon of ideas, ranging from Dr Seuss to Zap Comix...

--Bill
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 01:59 PM
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EDIT: mulling it over, is there much need to do a lot of reinforcement for the bitts & knees? The thrust of the boat is probably only 2-3 pounds and I doubt that you'll want to ram or jerk the things you're moving.
Knees.. probably not.. as long as you dont ram things too often..

Bitts.. Its not so much thrust of your boat.. Its trying to reign in a 250lb barge, the momentum is considerable... and the sound of tearing wood is horrible..
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 02:06 PM
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That was my thinking too Bill.
I Have been gathering plans & sketches for a "proper" superstructure, but I just can't decide on a final layout. So a fun one to start with. Some of the ones through this thread are just brilliant.
This might take a while as any spare time I have is going into my K7 Bluebird.
But I will keep at it.
Cheers.
Paul.
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 02:21 PM
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CornelP.
The superstructure is inspired by Dr Seuss & will be captained by the Cat in the Hat & crewed by Thing 1 & Thing 2.
Nicely done 785
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Old Oct 28, 2009, 02:46 PM
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Thanks Toes.
You can rest assured that you are one of the major influences that got me started on one of these little babies. So thanks for that too.
Just wish I'd seen the light a bit sooner.
Cheers.
Paul.
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Old Oct 29, 2009, 03:48 PM
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Great imagination, Paul. Thats one sturdy bugger!
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Old Oct 30, 2009, 09:22 PM
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Amazing! Amazing! I love your springer. 785boats.

All the best.

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Old Oct 31, 2009, 12:38 AM
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Finally got the time to finish the small one and do the maiden... Just a couple of pics, more next weekend...
It handles beautifully, but need to learn HOW to drive...
The TomSpringer is out of extensive surgery and will hopefully be ready for the weekend.
I see that you are going to do a little fishing with that case of TNT on the back of the springer.
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 02:02 AM
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Well, just in case I run into some pirates...
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Old Oct 31, 2009, 04:36 AM
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...or bleeping roadrunners. Or waskilly wabbits...

It's a jungle out there.
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