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Old Mar 14, 2007, 08:22 AM
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Mark, FWIW, if the prop has a 1/8" hole you can shim it with a piece of brass tube soldered to the shaft, then epoxy or JB weld the prop to the shim. Otherwise, if the fit is just "a bit" loose, simply glue it on. I did mine that way and its been holding up fine for 7 or 8 years now, and probably well over 75 hours running.

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Old Mar 14, 2007, 01:35 PM
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Yep, that is a left hand prop! in your picture, "Prop2" posted on the left you have it sitting on the workbench, aft side up- Looking down on it, the left edge of the prop, which is the leading edge is the edge that is touching the table... this identifies it as a left hand, left turning prop... from the same perspective, aft side up, if the right side of the blade (leading edge) was touching the table, it would be a right hand, right turning prop.

In single screw boats, the use of LH or RH turning props comes down to preference or which way your motor is set up to run- there is no performance difference other than which way the boat will "prop walk" when going slowly in reverse-

In a twin, ideally, you want to set the motors up to counter rotate so you would want one RH and one LH prop for that.

Hope that helps!
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Old Mar 14, 2007, 02:16 PM
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Thanks, Aero. Very, very helpful.

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 09:09 AM
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A little more progress to report.

The first pic is of a very ugly, but pretty smooth hull. (Boy am I glad this one is getting painted.)The third (and very thin coat of resin) has been applied, as have the chine rails and splash rails.

The second pic is the float test. Good news, after sitting in the bathtub with more weight than I would expect the electronics and battery to weigh, it floated just fine. No leakage in the hull after about five minutes.

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 01:04 PM
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Great news Mark! Looking great! Have you picked out a paint scheme yet?
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 02:11 PM
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Aero, yes I have! If I were rich enough to have a Sport Fisherman custom designed and built, I'd have it done by Hinckley. I've always admired their line of yachts. So, this one is getting the classic Hinckley scheme -- red bottom, blue hull, white deck and bootstripe. Making this one the only Hinckley I'm likely ever to own. Of course, I suppose that's why I have a P-51, a Cessna 182, a Tiger Moth, etc.....

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 02:40 PM
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Hinckley builds nice boats for sure! I'm a fan of their older yawls in particular!

your color scheme sounds like it will be very nice!

Be sure to add a little bit of mahogany trim, like toe rails around the edge of the deck, a mahogany cabin door, etc! A touch of chrome trim would also be good!

I'm totally with you on 'living the dream' through RC models!
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 06:55 PM
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Aero, hmmm. Mahogany toe rails. I think I have some 1/16"sq not doing anything at the moment...

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Old Mar 16, 2007, 06:58 PM
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1/16" would be perfect!
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Old Mar 16, 2007, 08:08 PM
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The float test completed with no leaks, must mean it's time to put some holes through the hull for rudder and prop shafts.
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Old Mar 17, 2007, 06:09 AM
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The float test completed with no leaks, must mean it's time to put some holes through the hull for rudder and prop shafts.
Umi, the rudder and prop shaft tubes are already in place. Which is why I am REALLY happy there were no leaks (yet). We'll have to wait and see what happens when the boat is run......

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Old Mar 18, 2007, 02:40 PM
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A little more progress!

My sincerest thanks to Aerominded for the "mahogany" trim suggestion. Worked a bit on that last night. I'm attaching a pic, but to be honest, it looks much better in person. The contrast between the trim and the white deck is striking. So, Thanks, Aerominded. The suggestion was a great one!

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Old Mar 18, 2007, 07:05 PM
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That really looks great, Mark! I like the mahogany hand railing you added to the cabin top as well!
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Old Mar 18, 2007, 08:18 PM
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Thanks, Aero. But you get all the credit for the idea!

It's rapidly going from a sport fisherman to a custom Hinckley yacht. The placement of the trim and the handrails came as a result of spending some time on Hinckley's website over the last couple of days. They have some really beautiful boats, many of which would make really great models. The toerail and handrail trim came from the T40.

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Old Mar 18, 2007, 08:30 PM
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shes looking super good..buzz what kind of paint did you use on the top sides? i am getting ready to paint my Daphne and not sure what to use. thanks
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