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  1. Thread: Aquarama

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    I put a stainless plate at the bow to support a...

    I put a stainless plate at the bow to support a big fair-lead, just sitting ther at the moment. Seeing how that point should be strong enough to have a heavy rope on real boat - I used a larger...
  2. Thread: Aquarama

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    Mounting the motors, Used some Huon Pine...

    Mounting the motors,

    Used some Huon Pine trimmed to the angle of the prop tubes to the hull floor. Used two thread inserts to accommodate socket head screws used later to fasten the motors. ...
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    I put them in at Vertical to the center of the...

    I put them in at Vertical to the center of the boat.

    The through holes were square through the logs but as the logs were following the bottom V shape that made the rudder post at an angle to the...
  4. Thread: Aquarama

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    Thanks Bones and others, I had seen the Aus...

    Thanks Bones and others,

    I had seen the Aus Hobby Mechanics web site with the 3.2mm half round but shied away as it listed 300mm lengths only. I did not think I had the skill to join the lengths...
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    Yes I thought that was the case too. I have had...

    Yes I thought that was the case too. I have had the box with two 500ml bottles for over 10 years, I thought it was gone.

    But a few months ago I took a few mil of the stuff and done a test on a...
  6. Thread: Aquarama

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    Yes I can get 1/2 inch half round in Aus too. I...

    Yes I can get 1/2 inch half round in Aus too. I think it is too wide at 12.5mm that would scale up at 120mm for a brass rubbing rail !..

    I think about 3.5mm maybe 4mm? would be about 35mm on a...
  7. Thread: Aquarama

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    Went to order the brass rubbing strakes from...

    Went to order the brass rubbing strakes from England. 7.50 for a piece of 1m brass whoo hoo I will have five please.

    But wait .. that will be 175.00 for freight UK to AUS. EACH! No thanks...
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    I have long wanted to do epoxy coating on a table...

    I have long wanted to do epoxy coating on a table but have been too shy because of the bubble thing. I did a coffee table once with 2 pak floor sealer epoxy but not real nice. Probably bad...
  9. Thread: Aquarama

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    Thanks for the tips guys. I am pretty new to...

    Thanks for the tips guys.

    I am pretty new to this RC LiPo battery stuff so I will heed the safety tips. Had a test charge and monitored them, they seemed to go ok at 2Amps. Did not get much heat...
  10. Thread: Aquarama

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    If if drill the rubbing strips prior to chroming...

    If if drill the rubbing strips prior to chroming I may have a problem?

    I want to set the strips into their final curvature shape against the hull and one around the spray rail below. I agree I...
  11. Thread: Aquarama

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    I have decided to purchase 3.5mm X 1meter half...

    I have decided to purchase 3.5mm X 1meter half rounds in brass from England for the rubbing rails. The freight will probably kill me. I will get them chromed and then drill the mounting holes 1mm. ...
  12. Thread: Aquarama

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    Thanks for the ideas me shipmates, some good...

    Thanks for the ideas me shipmates, some good suggestions there. That gives me some direction.

    The links to suppliers are good but the sizes 3mm and 9.5mm I think are just shy of 5-6 I want. I am...
  13. Thread: Aquarama

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    I did consider that thanks Lappa, but I don't...

    I did consider that thanks Lappa, but I don't think I have the skill to run a neat routed groove for such a distance over a complicated curve like the side of the boat. A jig would have to be made...
  14. Thread: Aquarama

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    A problem maybe someone can help me with? As I...

    A problem maybe someone can help me with?

    As I progress with this project I have been running around in circles with an upcoming problem.

    The original boat had Stainless Steel rubbing strips...
  15. Thread: Aquarama

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    The bow fair-lead was delivered in three separate...

    The bow fair-lead was delivered in three separate castings. After making the joining edges true with a stone I then glued the fiddly bits together with CA and micro spheres. A jig was made to...
  16. Thread: Aquarama

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    Wow! Full size. Model or the real boat? ...

    Wow! Full size.

    Model or the real boat?

    Either way that is impressive. I would love to see it.
  17. Thread: Aquarama

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    Glad someone is following my misadventures, what...

    Glad someone is following my misadventures, what scale did you build Riverbuilder. Any pics?

    Onto doing the upper forward fender rails.
    Huon pine again, I love that stuff.

    I had to make a few...
  18. Thread: Aquarama

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    Cut pilot holes in the floor to get some bearings...

    Cut pilot holes in the floor to get some bearings on the prop tube instal.
    Opened up the angled through holes with the small router bit on the Dremel. That left some pretty rough holes.
    Used the...
  19. Thread: Aquarama

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    Rear cockpit floor done. This will have a cushion...

    Rear cockpit floor done. This will have a cushion all over it and a cushion around all sides up to the coaming. This has to be removable so I can get at the motors etc. The real boat has hinged...
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    Aquarama Model Build - Rudder query

    I have a post thread going over at the General Woodworking forum I hope that is correct as it started life as a woodwork project.
    It is a scratch built model of a early Riva Aquarama wooden...
  21. Thread: Aquarama

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    Aha thanks for that. I will do as you suggested...

    Aha thanks for that.
    I will do as you suggested rough it up and epoxy. I will steer clear of silicone as I don't want that stuff anywhere near this job as I get towards painting etc.. I have 3...
  22. Thread: Aquarama

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    Yes I was wondering how to install the prop...

    Yes I was wondering how to install the prop tubes.
    They are 9.5mm stainless outer tubes 300mm long.

    I have the holes bored through the logs on the floor and confirmed the angle is 18deg and...
  23. Thread: Aquarama

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    All coaming capping finished. Rear hatch...

    All coaming capping finished.
    Rear hatch finished and trimmed.

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    Dash board work, done sunshade over dash. Template for gauges wheel etc to see where it all goes.
    Temp dashboard, that's...
  24. Thread: Aquarama

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    Work on rear cockpit Roughed in with balsa...

    Work on rear cockpit

    Roughed in with balsa blocks and shaped vertically. Will be then covered with red cedar.

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    Cedar trim in, this will be covered with padding all around the inside...
  25. Thread: Aquarama

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    Work on rear hatch cover. I wanted a removable...

    Work on rear hatch cover. I wanted a removable cover so to access the steering gear and servo for maintenance. This was not in the original plan so I had to make a neat fitting hatch by guesswork...
  26. Thread: Aquarama

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    Prop tube sketches where I found ordered shafts...

    Prop tube sketches where I found ordered shafts too long. I couldn't do this drawing until I had some real world measurements to go by. Easy in hind sight, don't know how I could live without this...
  27. Thread: Aquarama

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    Riva Aquarama

    Swimmers entry way complete. This is also a removable hatch to provide access to the rudders, servo and exhausts.
    The hatch pivots on the upper edge of the transom and is wedged in tight when down...
  28. Thread: Aquarama

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    Bending and fitting transom planks 462126 ...

    Bending and fitting transom planks
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    Smoothem down
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    Work on swimmer's entry to rear deck
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  29. Thread: Aquarama

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    Mucked that up here is the pix 462000 462001...

    Mucked that up here is the pix

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    Filling void with balsa to make base for transom planks

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  30. Thread: Aquarama

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    Been a bit quiet, the cedar is playing hell with...

    Been a bit quiet, the cedar is playing hell with my sinus. Makes them pain a lot. Trying to control such light dust is very hard, price we pay for lovely wood I suppose.

    Fabrication of transom. ...
  31. Thread: Aquarama

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    461316 Second layer of cedar 461317 ...

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    Second layer of cedar

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    Final plank

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  32. Thread: Aquarama

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    Ha ha two of those babies would probably destroy...

    Ha ha two of those babies would probably destroy it very quickly.

    Thanks for that, yes I have seen the Info site already, good information. It seems I need about 2 X 2000 kv. One R hand and one L...
  33. Thread: Aquarama

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    Well the power seems a long way off. The...

    Well the power seems a long way off. The original 60s project called for a Graupner 700 single in the middle with a split gearbos driving 2 prop tubes to 40mm props. I scouted around and that seems...
  34. Thread: Aquarama

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    Milling Australian Red Cedar. Lovely stuff, no...

    Milling Australian Red Cedar. Lovely stuff, no wonder my Grandfather raved about it to me as a boy.
    I had four 100 / 100 / 2000 logs left over from a previous life. Had them in the roof for 30...
  35. Thread: Aquarama

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    Installing the spray deflector above the rear...

    Installing the spray deflector above the rear chines. One side dry fitted

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    Getting hard to find a way to mount the hull now the floor is fully planked. It will get more harder when I...
  36. Thread: Aquarama

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    Work on second layer of bottom. All planks on...

    Work on second layer of bottom. All planks on this layer are 90 deg to the first. Using pine so I can fair it more easily. Will be painted over with white resin later.

    This layer is going much...
  37. Thread: Aquarama

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    Started planking below the chines. Tassy 2.4mm...

    Started planking below the chines.

    Tassy 2.4mm for strength, I had to use boiling water to soak the planks in before forming around the bulkheads. I tried dry bending but snapped a few, I see why...
  38. Thread: Aquarama

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    I'm retired and it keeps me out of the pub :-) ...

    I'm retired and it keeps me out of the pub :-)

    RC speedboat (in theory) I am working it out as I go.

    Bulkheads w'proof ply first planks will be Tassy 2mm then Pine 2mm, steam bending the planks...
  39. Thread: Aquarama

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    Aquarama

    Winter project

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    Adjustable rear fence with adjustable hold down...

    Adjustable rear fence with adjustable hold down support and sliding stops
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    Dust port on rear fence
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    Limit stop to halt sled it swings down when ripping.
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    I added doors and a...
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    454335 454336 Adjustable fence. I set using 5...

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    Adjustable fence. I set using 5 cut method, got it to .050 pretty happy with that. Can re adjust as necessary

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    Made a riving knife - 2 actually for different...
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    Sled work Rough cut Poly for Slides 453924...

    Sled work

    Rough cut Poly for Slides

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    Pass over planer to required thickness

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    Determine best layout for T-channel for me. ...

    Determine best layout for T-channel for me.

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    Note I have added the original Triton pins through drilled into new top to lock it's position. They can be easily removed so I can remove the...
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    Some bracing to keep deck flat. 453050 Some...

    Some bracing to keep deck flat.
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    Some 1" square steel tube welded screwed.

    Gonna keep it flat!.
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    It now occurs to me it's going to be very hard to add mount points for a...
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    Sick of waiting for toggle clamp to lock fence so...

    Sick of waiting for toggle clamp to lock fence so I made a screw clamp for now.
    Used some 6mm Al bar, M8 long thread bolt - cut, drill, tap etc. Could get wheel perimeter knurled by No2 son if...
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    Making fence. 50*50 Al square tube 20 * 20 Al...

    Making fence. 50*50 Al square tube

    20 * 20 Al square tube for cross T piece. Nylon bungs for ends.
    SS Bolts for cross piece left some room in the holes for fine tuning.

    I have ordered a push...
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    A bit of fun with my old Triton work horse. I...

    A bit of fun with my old Triton work horse. I built a 2 story house including staircase and much furniture with this table and I can't bring myself to chuck it out for a new fangled one. Bit like...
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    Squared up all sides wirh builers square and...

    Squared up all sides wirh builers square and router. Router out edges for Al.
    Bracing added to bottom to ensure T-track reliefs don't weaken the deck when their channels are cut into the ply, I will...
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    Triton Workbench Mk3 restoration.

    Moved from wrong forum duuuh


    The deck of the old girl is not flat and pretty useless. Needs an upgrade!

    Compatibility with old Triton frame
    Need a flat table.
    Maximum depth from donor...
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    Triton Workbench Mk3 restoration.

    Not sure if this is the right forum?

    The deck of the old girl is not flat and pretty useless. Needs an upgrade!

    Compatibility with old Triton frame
    Need a flat table.
    Maximum depth from...
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