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helensdad
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PostSubject: Wee Nip    Wee Nip EmptyThu Nov 12, 2020 5:32 pm

Hi all, hope everyone is safe and well. I have just ordered a Wee Nip kit plan and dvd from Sarik. It looks to be a straight forward build. I am going to get a sail rig from Housemartin Sails but am stumped when it comes to a keel bulb. Is there anywhere that can supply one? Alternately I am thinking along the lines of a 3D printed shell filled with shot. How have other folks done it?
Cheers all...
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stevevw
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PostSubject: Re: Wee Nip    Wee Nip EmptyYesterday at 1:22 pm

I would not bother with a 3D printed bulb you just cant get the weight required using shot. Better to laminate layers of flashing epoxied together and files to profile.
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PostSubject: Re: Wee Nip    Wee Nip EmptyYesterday at 1:24 pm

PS. Plenty of info here http://www.weenip.org.uk/
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PostSubject: Re: Wee Nip    Wee Nip EmptyYesterday at 4:48 pm

Here’s my build lot on my wee nip!

https://www.thercmodelboatforum.com/t887-wee-nip-build

Sail was built from scrap ( its really easy) so save some penny’s, the masts and boom are carbon fibre rods...

But the kicker the keel bulb is actually home cast by my old man he simply made a plug cast it into some plaster to give him the negative, heated lead with a blow torch poured and cooled, popped the half out, repeat...

Sand the backs almost flat and file the keel slot.

The two half’s were then bolted together through the keels, p38  and painted...

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