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Jul 10, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Clinker-built!

We don't see that often. And this one is looking good. Thanks!
Jul 10, 2011, 12:17 PM
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Tell them where the wood is from Mick

Regards Ian.
Last edited by Circlip; Jul 26, 2011 at 08:16 AM. Reason: Sorry MICK
Jul 10, 2011, 12:27 PM
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The timber is from discarded mahogany window frames, I have contacts in double glazing
companies they save the mahogany for me when they replace with UPVC, otherwise it would end up in a skip.

Mick
Jul 11, 2011, 02:06 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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Nice build.
Jul 11, 2011, 02:26 AM
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SUPER.....Thanks....
Jul 11, 2011, 03:03 AM
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Thanks for all your comments, I will be posting pictures of each stage of the build, at
the moment I have fitted half the 46 ash ribs they have to be steamed with 11 rivets in each very time consuming.

Mick
Jul 11, 2011, 05:02 AM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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This thread added to WOODIES: Wooden Pleasure Craft Build Logs listing.

Path: RCGroups -> Boats -> Scale Boats ->"WOODIES..."

Lookin' forward to following along
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Jul 11, 2011, 05:30 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by patternmaker
The timber is from discarded mahogany window frames, I have contacts in double glazing
companies they save the mahogany for me when they replace with UPVC, otherwise it would end up in a skip.


I wanna cry!!!!

Looks like a couple of pieces of real Old Growth Mahog too!!

Well, at least now it is going to a good and noble purpose!! The thought of it just going to an incinerator or dump...
Last edited by craig_c; Jul 11, 2011 at 05:50 AM.
Jul 11, 2011, 07:18 AM
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Quote:
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I wanna cry!!!!

Looks like a couple of pieces of real Old Growth Mahog too!!

Well, at least now it is going to a good and noble purpose!! The thought of it just going to an incinerator or dump...
Hi Craig, it is sapele, well seasoned, I check the moisture content and just run through my planner thicknesser.

A lot of the timber I get is Utile much softer and not such a nice grain when
varnished but it all gets used for different parts, like you say its criminal to
dump.
Jul 11, 2011, 08:34 AM
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Lapstrake planking


Such great planking, I wish someday to have enough skill to tackle lapstrake ...
Jul 11, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Excellent planking! Keep up the good work!

/Jonatan
Jul 12, 2011, 12:59 AM
made of fire and pop rocks
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simply beautiful, subscribed!
Jul 12, 2011, 03:09 AM
WooHoo!
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Looks great. Very, very nice.
Jul 18, 2011, 08:31 AM
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Build Log Wide A Wake


Ash ribs completed, 600 copper rivets used.
Jul 18, 2011, 08:42 AM
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That is impressive work. True craftsmanship.
Jul 18, 2011, 10:14 AM
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Cant be eny better,,...super,,,,,,,,,,,..every time i look at it ,,,i wish it whas mine,,,,

Regards Bernhard
Jul 18, 2011, 10:45 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bernhard BB
Cant be any better,...super,,,,,,,,,,,..every time i look at it ,,,i wish it was mine,,,,
wow! High praise indeed; seconded!
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Jul 18, 2011, 10:54 AM
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The alignment of the ribs and rivets, the spacing, etc is so perfect it is amazing. I'm looking for pencil lines or something and there are none.
Jul 18, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Thankyou for all your replies, much appreciated, it would be nice to have comments and enthusiasm as yours here in the UK.
Bernhard suggested that I posted my build on your forum, As Craig said praise indeed from Bernhard, considering the masterpieces he produces.
Jul 18, 2011, 11:58 AM
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patternmaker, what is the wood type for the ribs ?
Jul 18, 2011, 01:05 PM
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Hi Tim,
The ribs are sawn from Ash, 5/16" X 1/8" they have to be steamed to bend.

Mick
Jul 19, 2011, 02:28 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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Wow!!!
Jul 21, 2011, 12:55 PM
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Wide A Wake 51" Steam Launch


Stern tube, shaft, oiler & propeller.
Phosphor bronze bushes, 1/4”dia stainless steel shaft, PTFE gland & thrust washer. Propeller was a 4” dia bronze casting cut down to 3”dia balanced, sharpened and polished, to get closer to the suggested pitch of 8”
Jul 21, 2011, 02:50 PM
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Cant be eny better,,,,,,,,,,i have to sell my car.and watch.....to bay this launch

Regards Bernhard
Jul 22, 2011, 03:07 PM
I SEE NO SHIPS
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Cripes !
What they all said !
That is some nice engineering.
Looking forward to the engine setup and especially the boiler setup.
Dunc2504
Jul 22, 2011, 03:20 PM
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Thanks, next pictures will be engine bed, I will be starting the boiler soon it will be a Scotch boiler 5.5"dia x 6.5" long. How is your Stuart Twin going and what are you putting it in.

Regards Mick
Jul 22, 2011, 04:51 PM
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Hi.
I am doing some more work on the D10 now that I have finished the launch , I now have the reversing casting set (lucky cheap ebay buy ) , which is one reason your boiler is of great interest to me .
I am going to have to go for quite a big hull to take the engine and (I would guess ) large boiler .
I have seen plans for Wide A Wake on the net , but it looks quite complex for a wood hull novice like myself.
Dunc2504
Jul 22, 2011, 05:47 PM
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Hi, When I built a 10V I changed quite a lot on the design of reverse gear,
which is the same as the D10, it ran very well on air, could reverse while running even though its not self starting, Video on youtube.
Jul 23, 2011, 11:44 PM
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I have all the castings for a D 10 (and have had for 30+ years) but it may be a bit of a struggle for my Unimat SL. Also have the articles and drawings from Model Boats (April 1972 Model Boats) for Wide a Wake so some day when I get my new workshop!
Jul 24, 2011, 12:23 PM
WooHoo!
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Wow...
Jul 24, 2011, 02:13 PM
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no more words,,

Regards Bernhard
Jul 25, 2011, 02:30 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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I agree...
Jul 25, 2011, 11:56 AM
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Propshaft UJ
Jul 25, 2011, 12:37 PM
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You milled your own u-joint?
Jul 25, 2011, 12:46 PM
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Kmot, why not?
Jul 25, 2011, 01:00 PM
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Quote:
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You milled your own u-joint?
Yes, because I dont like the plastic ones with brass inserts.

Mick
Jul 26, 2011, 03:00 AM
Taking care of the pond.
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Double Wow.
Jul 26, 2011, 06:50 AM
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This UJ can easily be dismantled, 4 Stainless steel grub screws.
Jul 26, 2011, 07:26 AM
Spreckels Lake, GGP, SF, CA
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Sigh!!!
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Jul 27, 2011, 05:48 AM
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Probably an optical conclusion Mick (Mark/Mike ) but are the holes in the U/J central block in line with each other? i.e in side elevation is the cross hole on the same axis as the vertical hole?

Reason I ask is that the loading (However small) is increased in the operation of the joint if not. In the equivalent "Hardy-Spicer" U/J on a car, in the cruciform forging, the "pins" are in the same plane.

Regards Ian.
Jul 27, 2011, 07:11 AM
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Within 2 thou in all planes Ian.

Regards Mick
Jul 28, 2011, 02:41 PM
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Stringers, in whales, quarter knees & breast hook.
Jul 28, 2011, 10:36 PM
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beautiful work....cant wait to see the ride vids!
Jul 29, 2011, 02:40 AM
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super-Duber
what will you use out and inside on it,,,to do it water tight?

Regards Bernhard
Last edited by Bernhard BB; Jul 29, 2011 at 02:45 AM.
Jul 29, 2011, 03:31 AM
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Bernhard, The plank lands have been glued, but as belt and braces the inside of the hull has been coated with fibre glass resin and will be sprayed with
5 coats of 2 pack clear lacquer inside and out, the same procedure I used
on Thames steam launch Miranda.

Regards Mick
Jul 29, 2011, 04:37 AM
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Is there no end to this mans talents.
George.
Jul 29, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Patternmaker Wide A Wake


Your boats are a work of art and was trying to send a link on to a friend but am unable to find the pictures of Wide A Wake when it was finished.
Jul 29, 2011, 02:32 PM
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Thanks Big Cubs, I managed to find this picture of one built 10 years ago
fitted with a Cheddar Proteus engine.


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