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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?


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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

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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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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Tue May 01, 2018 10:25 pm

Started making and adding the deck fittings.

The fore deck with the anchors in place.


The electric anchor winch made and positioned behind the breakwater.



The unusual twin wheel steering system fitted. This splits just in front of the A frame support to allow the cabin to be removed.


The hull has been painted, the grab lines fixed around the hull and then onto the water for final engine trials this morning. It is powerful, but will need a large lake to really open up!!



Deck stanchions and rest of the small fittings next.
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Wed May 02, 2018 1:27 am

Blurry marvelous matey.  2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Thu May 03, 2018 3:50 pm

I agree Damien, a lovely boat 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Fri May 04, 2018 5:45 pm

it was an astonishing boat for its era and no wonder the powers that be commandeered it for the duration of the war as an Air Sea Rescue launch......

and you are making a cracking job of it mike.......sent you a pm on mayhem, but save you going on there..........have you got any GA plans for the 52' mk2 Barnett lifeboat with closed cockpit...........if so could you take a copy please and send me the bill. cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Fri May 04, 2018 6:57 pm

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it was an astonishing boat for its era and no wonder the powers that be commandeered it for the duration of the war as an Air Sea Rescue launch......

and you are making a cracking job of it mike.......sent you a pm on mayhem, but save you going on there..........have you got any GA plans for the 52' mk2 Barnett lifeboat with closed cockpit...........if so could you take a copy please and send me the bill. cheers,


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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Fri May 04, 2018 7:53 pm

cheers for the call mike.........that will be champion. ta.
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Sat May 05, 2018 7:30 am



Hi

please don't think I am high jacking your poet.

One of the members of the Swiss Cottage MBC has this Lifeboat, could you help me with the name of the type?

Thanking you for any help you can give.

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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Sat May 05, 2018 9:11 am

hi,

it looks like a 35" or a 41" hull, but in the modelling fraternity this is what is called a "nonesuch"......it is loosely based upon a 45' 6" or a 46' Watson cabin lifeboat but the superstructure is basically freelance upon a hull that the member had got hold of, and instead of using plans to construct, has instead, used photographs used and viewed from a distance.

and although it is a representation in his own mind of a lifeboat of that ilk it isn't an accurate representation..........sorry to have been so harsh, as it looks a very nice model and has given much pleasure to build and from a distance gives the image of a lovely lifeboat, it is only a representation and not a true one of an actual RNLI lifeboat.

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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Sun May 06, 2018 8:39 pm

Getting back on subject.

Just about finished adding the details for this first attempt/proof of concept build.

Mast added along with its supports. Also fitted the stanchions and guard wires.


Navigation lights, non working, of the early pattern fitted to the boat.


The jack staff at the stern added and the radio wires added.


Overall view of the boat ready to go to the LBES meeting at Knightcote next weekend.


Back to the other builds on the slips!!
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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Mon May 07, 2018 1:00 am

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PostSubject: Re: Mystery "new" lifeboat.   Sat May 12, 2018 10:12 pm

Spent a pleasant day today at the LBES meeting at Knightcote Model Boat Club in Warwickshire.

The RNLB Sir William Hillary had her final 'sea trials' and started lots of comment and discussion.


Picture in the middle of a 'crash stop'.


Video clip of her running at full speed around the pond.



Next outing will be at Blackpool !!
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