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Mar 04, 2013, 03:29 PM
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Colin Archer ( Billing Boats )


Bought this kit second hands a few years ago.

The builder was a beginner and ruined the kit.

Everything broken out.







Old wood out, new wood in.







a few little things maked.























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Mar 04, 2013, 04:15 PM
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Lucc. Do you have a set of plans. You might want to set your motor a little higher, where you have it is below the water line. I'm building the same boat. Looks like your fixing it very well.
Gary
Mar 04, 2013, 05:00 PM
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You might want to set your motor a little higher, where you have it is below the water line.
It's ok, actually desireable, in this case, to have the motor mounted below the waterline. Benefits are lower C.G. and a better prop shaft angle- If you are concerned about water leaking through the stuffing tube, the bearings and a little bit of lithium grease keeps the water on the correct side.
Mar 04, 2013, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Aerominded View Post
It's ok, actually desireable, in this case, to have the motor mounted below the waterline. Benefits are lower C.G. and a better prop shaft angle- If you are concerned about water leaking through the stuffing tube, the bearings and a little bit of lithium grease keeps the water on the correct side.
Roger that.
Gary
Mar 11, 2013, 03:28 PM
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2 winches (one for the mainsail the other for the 2 jibs)







the loopsystem










the rudderservo mounted on a deckbeam




Apr 03, 2013, 11:09 AM
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Apr 03, 2013, 02:19 PM
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rudder with a boldencable (plains)




Midden








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Apr 03, 2013, 02:21 PM
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running system

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Apr 09, 2013, 09:22 AM
Towing for a living
Awesome, I grew up on one of the Christiania's, so I love these old storm rescue ketches
Apr 09, 2013, 09:39 AM
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wow...so intricate!!
Apr 12, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Vic, i hope not too intricate. Then it isn't failsafe enymore.
Apr 23, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Hi lucc. That`s a beautifull kit. I`ve been thinking about buying the plank on frame kit once it is released. What`s the intensity level of it/ 1 to 10? Is the running hardware complex? Does the kit come with instruction on how to do the mechanics r is it trial and error? How many channel will you be using? Can you tell me what the channels will control? Thanks
Apr 25, 2013, 03:42 PM
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Google on Billing boats colin archer "414"

level : expert (why ? because they don't have a instruction included.)
when you never build a boat ,don't start with this to difficult.
I bought this boat from a newbie ,and not a single thing was right what he did.
Broken down everything.

look by downloads "pdf" for the CA 414 and you find the instruction, you see it's nothing.

the running hardware: didn't bought the box from BB because it's to expensive .

with help here is not a problem.

channel using

1: rudder
2 motor
3 servo for the big sail
4 servo for the 2 jibs (control together not apart)
Apr 29, 2013, 11:46 PM
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Thanks lucc. I will be refering to your work once I start my build.The running mechanns look challenging. This will be fun. keep up the great work.


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