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PostSubject: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyMon May 11, 2020 4:50 pm

after finishing s.s. cordene i wanted some thing with no stress full tiny parts. so after going through all my next build pile of magazines i thought this would be a nice little fun boat for sailing on my pond. it will be made of all recycled wood and parts from the past.  
It is from model boats magazine dec 1985 by dave metcalf .I like the look of it so her we go. as per plan i have copied it so as not to damage original..i have marked out on some ply that i have its 2mm but should be 1/16 its all i have and as i cant get any local it will do. all parts will be cut with a fine blade jig saw  Thumbup.

I have since read that these were simple Uniflote pontoons ie baily bridges but they just put a cabin and engine on one so that they could push into place. Very interesting story as they were built 4 miles away from were I lived most of my life.



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this is all the details

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first template cut out ready for cutting ply wood


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first piece cut out and not made any buring of ply. the ply is of an old door which i stripped  all the egg crate off leaving surface glue which i rubbed down and looks good. this boat will be made from all recycled wood cut up on my table saw so should not cost very much to build. i have a old bobs board esc which i might use, i have  27 mhz receivers  and 40 mhz receivers, acoms transmitter and lots of motors i can try so should be fun sorting out and recycling grand kids can then ram it at what ever they want  Evil or Very Mad


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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyMon May 18, 2020 1:51 pm

i have been cutting out all the parts with my battery jig saw, I dont no if any body else has had the same problem with battery failing and having to pay more than what the drill cost. so i decided to bin all the nicad batterys and use an 11.1 volt lipo which i  bought ages ago but not used. it is easy to do if any one wants me to show how i did it i will put it on here? 


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this is the plywood i have used its from my old side garage door. i will clean glue off after.


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this is the jig saw i used you can see the lipo battery connector wich pushes in side when in use . 


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here are the parts all cut out, there is some tearing but it will all fill when painted. i have also cleaned all glue and most paint of.


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first i have glued the coamings on to the deck piece. i will have to cut some 5mm x 5mm pine wood on my table saw to run along all edges.



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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptySun May 24, 2020 7:02 am

some more work done on the tug.

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this is the 5mm x 5mm i cut up on my table saw


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these are the first parts to be glued using p.v.a.


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start of the base of boat


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middle section glued in place



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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyTue Jun 02, 2020 7:58 pm

here is some more work done over past week.


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this is my table saw i had to use a rough cutter as i have not got a fine tooth one yet must order one


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this is the 5mm x 5mm square wood cut on my table saw


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start of the bottom frame work


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this is turned over from last photo


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slowly coming on. it would make a good model in plasticard as it is better for cutting square, but i still prefer wood.


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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyMon Jun 08, 2020 9:27 am

here is some more of my build. the construction is not as easy as it looks if you dont have clamps then you will find it hard . i would say it is not a first time build scratch .

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both bottom sides now fixed in place

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this is the 5mm x 5mm support frames

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stern end glued on and clamped

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both ends now fitted

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ready for sides to be fitted

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first side weighted down while glue sets

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the hull is now built ready for sealing

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the hull will now get 2 coats of varnish the first one will be thinned down, then second coat from tin. the reason for this is i have no resin and want to build it with out any cost as much as  possible so far its cost me what i have to hand 2thumbsup


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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyMon Jun 08, 2020 12:39 pm

David - its certainly quite a complex assembly. I would definitely fail if I tried that. I cannot cut would square lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyMon Jun 08, 2020 1:58 pm

hi barrie,  

this is supposed to be a boat that a novice can build  scratch if this was my first build, i think i would have never tried another. the plan is not correct, i cut the sides and they were to big when i put them together, solved the problem myself but not recommended. for first a build.

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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptySat Jun 13, 2020 7:02 pm

here is a bit more work done

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prop shaft has been fitted which has  a 4 mm thread

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hole at top is for rudder to go through

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dry run of coupling and motor  to see how it fitted. the prop shaft i had to cut down a 8 inch shaft which i had, the coupling was in stock and the motor was from an old 12 v drill that died on me.

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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyFri Jun 19, 2020 5:28 pm

this is a 2inch copper pipe which i had in my store.which i used to make the kortz nozzel. put masking tape round then cut with metal saw then cleand it all up and fitted.

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shaft for kortz soft soldered

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kortz fitted to boat with temperary propeller


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all ready for servo to be fitted.



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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyFri Jun 19, 2020 6:01 pm

David - is the shaft M4? I think I have some largish props which I will never use. If they are any good to you, let me know. I don't think they are proper 'square' ones however.

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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptySat Jun 27, 2020 6:18 pm

started on the cabin using the same 2 mm ply and stanley knife,


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i have been using p.v.a. glue  for all this build

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also  use clamps  and masking tape

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all window frames i used a stanley knife all round then drilled holes in corners then used my dremel router dremel sanding drum this leave a nice edge .

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slowly taking shape this hot weather slowing me down to much sun bathing. more to follow soon


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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyThu Jul 02, 2020 8:54 am

Hi davidjt,

I am following your build as I have just started to get more supplies to build this craft.

However I will be building it in plastic once the square rod arrives.

I live in Australia and parcels are notorious at taking a long delivery time.

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PostSubject: Re: recycled motorflote pusher tug    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyThu Jul 02, 2020 9:03 am

hi,
     it will be interesting to see what the differences in materials are, i have just used scrap 2mm ply. what thickness plastic are you using. good luck with it if you need any help let me no


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PostSubject: Plastic Motorflotte    recycled   motorflote   pusher tug EmptyThu Jul 02, 2020 6:00 pm

Hi,

I started using 2 mm thickness sheet but it warped so now I am ready with 2.5 mm thickness.

Once the square rods arrive I can start gluing parts together.

If this warps I will go back to good old wood.

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