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Old 30 November 2002, 16:03   #11
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For the all the hastle IMHO I would just find a hull that you could adapt as, what you are suggesting will take a lot of time and effort....

Making model anything, is slow and If you are doing anything away from the norn, its tough to get parts that are suitable.......

Boats are the least popoular models and the hardest to adapt,

I think that its a great idea that you have....
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Old 01 December 2002, 08:55   #12
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you can buy a model rib ...its an atlantic 21 plastic form and can be made into what you want.. its radio controled
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You should make the hull out glass. Carve a former out of wood and then use it to produce a glass mould for the boat. Then use a release agent to make the sections of the hull and join together. Sounds like a lot of work but takes up the winter evenings. I made a 1.5 foot sailing yacht using the same method. The advantage is that the hull is very strong when finished which is what you want if you are going to use it.

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Cheers for the advice. It's possibly going to be a while before I get round to it anyway, so plenty of time to work out the exact way I'll do it.

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Old 03 December 2002, 15:26   #15
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Sorry, missed this thread. If you want a set of plans for SOC give me a call and I will mail you them. Alan P
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Old 03 December 2002, 15:40   #16
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If you could send a set of plans I'd be extremely grateful, SoC appears like it would lend itself perfectly to this sort of thing. Looks cool, and has a cabin to fit all the electronics into.

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Old 05 December 2002, 07:41   #17
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Scale

Matt,

If you do intend to model SoC, surely you could scale your model appropriately so you could actually use it as a small rib with you onboard as opposed to RC.

Then you would solve your sib problems by building a mini RIB.

A guess 1/4 Scale would give a reasonable size model!

Does your Uni have a sailing club or anything with access to Ribs??

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Old 05 December 2002, 07:45   #18
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Good point Karl...

Matt, when i was at uni (not that long ago) us rag-and-stick boys were only too grateful of someone to volunteer to drive the safety boat and chase us round the race course. And you've guessed it... it was a RIB!

The down side, however, you can't really go jumping off the biggest wave in sight, stuffing the RIB into the surf or anything else stupid. No that i do anything like that now though.

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Not at uni and won't be going. Currently doing my A levels, then it's off to the navy to train up as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal diver. After a few years of that I intend to buy myself a nice shiny new RIB, but I'm quite happy with a SIB until then.

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Cheers Alan, the plans arrived in the post this morning.

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