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PostSubject: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyWed Nov 27, 2019 6:25 pm

Well I picked this Mersey up today very cheaply I may add.It was built around 10 year ago by a Member of the Gwynedd Model boat group and it used to sail on LLanberis Lake in Snowdonia.Now no way am I getting converted to the Lifeboat clan this is as close as I 'll get...The only Reason I have bough tit is simple really Grandfather used to be a cox at the Pwllheli Station and i have allways admired this model.

Well I definatly needs a full rebuild or in this case start again simply as it is far to tired for a sympathetic paint job 
When I got it home i started making soe investigation work...well I was shown it working but it had a very noisy motor...MMMM turned out to be a bent shaft ARGHHHHHHH...Never mind.

Upon inspection I soon realised it needed a new deck due to it being cracked....the coaming around the superstructure was also cracked HO HUM.

Whist inspecting it I used my nail just under the windows nad result they literally fell off....new ones me thinks.
Now me being ME I decided to prise the cracked deck and low and behold it was so so easy to remove the whole deck...another result which now means I can get at the stancheons very easily without damaging them another result .

There is a possibility I have a bent shaft i will remove them again and find out if it is or not...more on that if it is the case so to speak.

The props are far far to small and will be replaced in time and the jury is out motor wise.Now OMG the rudders are well how can i put it well NOT exactly central to the probs.....redrill and refix methinks !!!!!!

Now i'll let you guys make your own mind up when you look at the pics...please dont laugh to much...In MY MIND it is a good starting point and I simply will not be doing an interior simply as I am not a purist and rivett counter...this will be a model that will be used and not a show queen !!!!!!!!!!!

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133411376_2606565123_cIMG_4215 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133600352_fb93eb32eb_cIMG_4216 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133598287_8d9129097c_cIMG_4217 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49132913048_c0a0b15680_cIMG_4218 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133402846_d073e89829_cIMG_4219 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133591952_3e5ce7e2e4_cIMG_4220 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133589492_3effcb96b1_cIMG_4221 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133396296_7d48c3ee3e_cIMG_4222 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133584802_9bbdb11c8a_cIMG_4223 by David jones, on Flickr

The bent shaft is on the right hand side motor as you look 

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133582357_a2594853db_cIMG_4224 by David jones, on Flickr

Underneath the superstructure

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133579892_d1907baa50_cIMG_4226 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49132894223_9a3a85d494_cIMG_4227 by David jones, on Flickr

OOPSY not in line with the prop

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133574872_c37b78fea7_cIMG_4229 by David jones, on Flickr

Windows peeling of...Held methinks with eveostick

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133572942_c27a1ab108_cIMG_4230 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49133570662_49acdfe60c_cIMG_4231 by David jones, on Flickr

Oh Dear Me the deck sort of fell off  Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49132885488_a74c4dfa06_cIMG_4232 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49132882863_93efe30fc5_cIMG_4233 by David jones, on Flickr

So whats next yes crawl intro the corner of the shed and cry cry cry///Me thinks it is time t get the paint stripper out, strip the paint off the hull and remove all the gaash wood and get a bare hull and start again...OH the JOYS of model boats

Dave NOT the lifeboat nutter
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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyWed Nov 27, 2019 6:54 pm

matey, i'd have given what you paid for that...…..bit of hard work and some tlc………….and you are the man for a good paint job...…….a bit of brass silver soldering [ which I could do for you, and you'll have a spanking good Mersey...………..

I can see mike p's  mouth watering himself...……….it gives you an almost blank canvas to start anew....re arrange the scruffy interior, and make some new stanchions from tubular brass and she will look great. 

totally agree you need bigger props and some decent blades on them...…….those on it wouldn't push a poo down the bath, lol. 

enjoy the build, it reminds me of what I did with that Atlantic 21...……..a good rebuild to your own satisfaction and good level, and she'll be a cracker.
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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyWed Nov 27, 2019 7:01 pm

and whether you like it or not, you are now one of the lifeboat crowd, lol. 


and whether you like it or not...….you have been a while, lol. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PxrVm185l4&t=19s
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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyWed Nov 27, 2019 9:37 pm

Er excuse me all I was doing was taking a picture, of course I had Nothing to do at all with the controller that was beside me I DENY all KNOWLAGE of controlling a lifeboat  or was I  Laughing Rolling Eyes


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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyWed Nov 27, 2019 10:22 pm

I HAVE YOUR PRINTS ON MY HITEC CONTROLLER, LOL.
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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyMon Dec 02, 2019 4:57 pm

OMG what on earth have i bought oh yes a right hesp of cow dung believe you me god knows who moulded this hull it is 100% no a models by design hull far to thin,thin i hear you say more like paper i kid you not.

I will have no option but to lay a 2oz layer all over the inside of the hull and an extra layer around where the deck beams will be to try and rescue it,where the tunnels are you can simply put your fingers though,numerous holes have also been found.TBH i wish i had accepted an offer i had when i first bought it.I dread to think what i will find when i do the superstructure.

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158754311_3ab3ef0791_cIMG_4234 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158265658_28798afc31_cIMG_4235 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158974172_7cefc9b6ee_cIMG_4236 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158748606_40bede8c4e_cIMG_4237 (1) by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158746931_b0670c7277_cIMG_4238 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158968807_107df9d8d3_cIMG_4240 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158968807_107df9d8d3_cIMG_4240 by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158967162_f6443dba53_cIMG_4241 (1) by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158965642_673678d9c7_cIMG_4242 (1) by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158740541_55ccd61fa4_cIMG_4244 (1) by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158250763_3af1691474_cIMG_4247 (1) by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158248668_bff98d72c4_cIMG_4249 (1) by David jones, on Flickr

Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild 49158247033_58bd60a0a0_cIMG_4250 by David jones, on Flickr

I suppose the only 2 good things that has come to light is that the shaft that i thought was bent is not the noise was down to a poorly aligned shaft and both motors and speed controllers are ok.

Now where is that can of Stella think i need one or three

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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyMon Dec 02, 2019 5:36 pm

Good job you didn't try to sand the paint off Stavros lol! lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyMon Dec 02, 2019 5:37 pm

Corect m8 it is THE WORST HULL I HAVE EVER  come accross it is so so  thin it is unbelevable


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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyMon Dec 02, 2019 7:26 pm

that is the worst hull I have ever seen also

the preverbial bears backside comes into thought, lol...……...happy grp'ing mate......at least you'll get joyfully high whilst doing it...….get the heaters on, lol.

as I said any help you need mate...……..you know where I am with stippling brush in hand. ………..on this site mate, we offer our help free, not 20 quid an hour,  lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyMon Dec 02, 2019 7:33 pm

It's not all that bad Dave. I've had to deal with worse hulls than that!! lol! lol! lol! 

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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyMon Dec 02, 2019 8:03 pm

Aw shucks Guys and if anyone thinks I would ever Pay to get my model done THINK again and that Ego systical big headed IDIOT who posts on a forum moderated by even bigger headed School teacher who can ONLY build Shelving Couldnt repair this one and that's FACT...He cant even solder properly PMSL


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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyMon Dec 02, 2019 8:24 pm

lol! lol! lol! 2thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptySun Dec 08, 2019 7:27 pm

Well it seems i've had my orders from the Captain and my Mersey is going on holiday up to fleetwood to be repaired THANKS NEIL to say it is paper thinis an understatement Neil cna tell yo all about it.

I have been assured that Neil will post on here not only his findings but HOW he is approaching the repair Warts and all as he says.So it is over to you Neil Package will be sent out on tuesday


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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptySun Dec 08, 2019 8:14 pm

JEEEEZE...…...that's been a long 5 days without my computer...it crashed last Tuesday n went in for repair. ….began to have withdrawal symptoms after 36 hours...….but back on line now In trying to get my favourites up to a reasonable list again, even though currys were supposed to do a data transfer of all photos, and stuff, none seems to be where I can find it....so if anyone has a link to the US site that I have recommended to others could they please send me links to them via pm please and any others you think I might like. cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild   Pwllheli Mersey Rebuild EmptyYesterday at 6:59 pm

stavros wrote:
Well it seems i've had my orders from the Captain and my Mersey is going on holiday up to fleetwood to be repaired THANKS NEIL to say it is paper thinis an understatement Neil cna tell yo all about it.

I have been assured that Neil will post on here not only his findings but HOW he is approaching the repair Warts and all as he says.So it is over to you Neil Package will be sent out on tuesday


Dave


looking forward to the challenge matey...….should be fun, and I can get high on it too. lol
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