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Old May 15, 2007, 09:42 AM
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Steam Launch Build


GREETINGS TO EVERYONE, i AM STARTING A STEAM LAUNCH BUILD AND I WANT TO POLL THE BOARD TO SEE IF THERE IS ANY INTEREST IN SUCH A BUILD?
THE HULL IS A KINGSTON MOULDINGS "LADY MARGARET" 45.5" LENGTH. THE POWER PLANT IS A CHEDDAR MODELS "PROTEOUS". SHAFT IS A ROBECH AND THE PROP IS A 4 BLADE PROP SHOP PROP.
ALL THE WOOD WORK AND DESIGN WILL BE FROM SCRATCH.
OK EVERYONE LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT ME TO CONTINUE
STEVE
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Old May 15, 2007, 10:09 AM
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Sure! With pictures?
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Old May 15, 2007, 10:14 AM
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Old May 15, 2007, 12:10 PM
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Oh sure, tease us!

OF COURSE WE WANT TO SEE YOUR BUILD AND WITH LOTS AND LOTS OF PICTURES!
Old May 15, 2007, 12:16 PM
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Old May 15, 2007, 08:08 PM
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Please do especially a steam boat.

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Old May 17, 2007, 05:02 PM
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Steam Launch Build


OK< Here we go, first I select a reasonable flat board to do layout on, The hull is 45" x 12.5" and I will be working to aproxamatlly 1/8 scale so this will work out to be 30 foot boat. The basic shape is that of a "double ender" or a "life boat" with out side rudder mounted off the stern post.
Next I made a simple fixture to hold the hull with the sternpost vertical for layout.
The outline plan sheet calls for 1.00" rise in the keel at the bow.
then I draw the mean water line on the outside of the hull.
I made a "over arm" layout tool to draw a line inside the hull to give me a " level" floor. It is very important that the boiler be installed parralle to the water line with the boat at rest. Last I mock up the stuffing tube and power plant to check overall layout.
Look over the photos, I hope they explain what im doing
Steve
Old May 17, 2007, 08:09 PM
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Lovely pictures! Very nice!

That boat is massive.
Old May 17, 2007, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by zorrow
THE HULL IS A KINGSTON MOULDINGS "LADY MARGARET" 45.5" LENGTH. THE POWER PLANT IS A CHEDDAR MODELS "PROTEOUS"
I am in awe sir...

The sight of that power plant makes me go weak at the knees...

Please keep us informed of progress on this build!..


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