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PostSubject: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:23 pm

Message for Neil and Mick................

The "new" lifeboat has had its final flotation test this afternoon.  Good news is there are no leaks into the hull so it's on with the rest of the build.

Keep watching this space. 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:07 pm

Shannon class hull eh?

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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:16 pm

Roadrunner wrote:
Shannon class hull eh?


No.
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:42 pm

how BIG   is BIG......   LOL
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:55 pm

nhp651 wrote:
how BIG   is BIG......   LOL


Bigger than a Mersey, smaller than a Clyde. lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:08 pm

is she a double ender, as you say a big one.............as you or I have built most classes between 40' and 71' and probably not wanting to replicate a build....................that leaves the 42' beach launch Watson, the SIR WILLIAM HILLARY, one off boat commandeered by the RAF as an air sea rescue boat, or the 61' Barnett class, which I am about to start making a plug and mould of.............if not one of those. i'm stumped.
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:21 am

Cool Cool Cool Cool Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:36 pm

is she 1;12 or even 1;6 scale, and have you built one of her class before. Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:38 pm

1/12th scale and no I have not built one before.
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:33 pm

well I reckon that its the wartime William Hillary or the 61' barnett class.......possibly a 51 Barnett but you've built a 52' boat anyway
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:15 pm

I give in!! Trouble is Neil that we have both built so many different types of boat that any new build is easily tracked down.

It is the 64ft Fast Lifeboat that was built for Dover in 1929 when cross Channel flights were starting to carry many more passengers. The lines for the hull do not exist and there are only a handful of photos easily available. This led to my son and I creating the lines from the known main dimensions of the boat using a great piece of software, DelftShip ( also known as Freeship). The lines produced were printed out and card templates made to check the shapes as we went along just as the old builders did on the lofting floor. When reasonably satisfied the templates were transferred to timber and this first prototype hull was built ( a new set of templates with more refinement are ready to make hull Mk2 soon). Most of the bits and fittings have been found/made from spare bits in the " might be useful one day" boxes under the bench.

View of the bow.


Midships engine casing.


Stern deck area.


View from the bow.


View of the port side.


Now have to finish the painting and fitting out ready to take to Knightcote in a couple of weeks time.
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:00 am

2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup Mighty fine build as usual.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:48 pm

You should take a mould of the second hull mate..........I'll swap you a hull for the 61' Barnett hull and cabin I am going to build in a short while..

thought it would be that one though as more unusual that the 4 61' Barnetts that were made............and you like the unusual. sunny sunny
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:14 pm

Damien wrote:
2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup Mighty fine build as usual.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup

It's not too bad considering it has been made from odds and ends.The next one will be much better. Thumbup


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You should take a mould of the second hull mate..........I'll swap you a hull for the 61' Barnett hull and cabin I am going to build in a short while..

thought it would be that one though as more unusual that the 4 61' Barnetts that were made............and you like the unusual. sunny sunny

Yes I do like building odd lifeboats . 

 may well have a mould done of the next hull.
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