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12-09-2007, 12:26 PM
Let the good and bad comments fly! Remember, These are balsa wood boats. If someone really makes you mad with their comments, you can always smash your boat over their head and they would think it was a mosquito bite.
12-10-2007, 10:51 AM
HEY RYAN.. IT'S ALL GOOD..GOOD OR BADD ...COMMENTS CAN HELP US BUILD BETTER, I'VE HEARD OF THE OLD IRON TRICK,BUT HAVE NEVER TRIED IT, I REVERSE MY PLANS AS YOU KNOW ONE SIDE IS RIGHT AND THE OTHER IS BACKWARDS..I DO THIS AT MY TATTOO SHOP USING THE COPIER..I'M GOING TO TRY THE IRON NEXT TIME. I'M GOING TO TRY AND POST MY PIC'S THIS WEEK AS I'M WORKING ON THE SPONSON SIDES RIGHT NOW :yeah: THE HULL HAS COME OUT GOOD SO FAR..DOING THE KARELSON HULL,BUT HAVE NOT DECIDED ON A SPECIFIC BOAT..GOOD LUCK ON YOUR BUILD!!
12-10-2007, 02:26 PM
Thanks dude. Here's a link to some of the old boats/teams from the 50's and 60's if folks are still looking for ideas on exact boats to build. http://www.lesliefield.com/default_frame.htm
12-10-2007, 10:08 PM
I'm replying to my build thead here so folks can read through later on just about the building.
Thanks for the comments guys. I made my step just a little under what was scale. 3 inches is .300 in thenth scale .300" is about 7.75mm Mine is just under that at 7.4
I'm really looking forward to other people's builds. It's always fun to see what's going on.
12-10-2007, 10:58 PM
Look VERY nice. Wish I had done those bulkhead and stringer profiles for a drop-sponson design. Maybe next time.
This is a great looking build.
12-10-2007, 11:22 PM
Garry, these plans for this boat are the best I've ever seen!!! All these parts fit perfect. By design also, this boat should be built like a tank but light as a feather. I have been very close with all my parts when I sand to fit and it's been going together perfect. IF YOU ARE THINKING OF BUYING A KIT, DON'T DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You will miss the chance to work with these plans that is just a shame.
12-11-2007, 10:30 AM
Even a spindle cut version of this???
The ironing trick works with Laser toner or photocopy toner - NOT inkjet
12-11-2007, 02:37 PM
:hammer: That is looking good keep us posted!!
Ryan what are you going to use for a sealant for your operational sponsons so that the water will not be soaked in.
01-02-2008, 09:57 PM
I am going to use the "ol' trusty" thinned epoxy and then paint to match the grey outside of her. I am being VERY careful to make the joints fitting tight so I don't need to muck with a bunch of epoxy to fill, just to seal.
01-03-2008, 12:21 AM
Ryan -- how do you plan to drain the flooded sponsons once the boat gets up on step? If I recall correctly, I believe I saw rectangular holes in the bottom on the full scale hydro's sponsons to let the water out. You can see them outboard of the water pickup of the aft sponson bulkhead, as shown in the attached photo of the restored original U-60 Miss Thriftway.
I have considered free flooding sponsons but never worked out the details, so I will be interested in your progress. Am I correct in assuming you will be mounting the turn fin somewhere other than the back of the starboard sponson?
Your work looks really good, so far.
01-03-2008, 04:30 AM
look for a product called G4 - it is a one part resin for waterproofing - started with wood/boats but latterly with pools. You want the clear version. Grain fills, does not run like epoxy, recoatable in 1 hour - sets hard and soaks in like epoxy.
It runs around USD12 here for a 500ml tin which goes a long way on a model.
Thats a good idea with the paint. My father and I use to build raceboats as a profession and all we used was West Systems Epoxy thinned with rubbing alcohol. Never had one boat come back..
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