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Old 20 September 2008, 16:39   #21
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My son was so excited when he saw your fantastic RNLI model and he has started making one this evening.He loves ribbing and model boats and wants to try and make a model rib.I'm not allowed to help so It'll be interesting to see how it turns out.
good luck with that! sounds like great fun

i had a great idea before wilst fixing my bike, why not use a inner tube from my sisters old bike and use it to create the tubes?
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Old 22 September 2008, 08:05   #22
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They are made to order - 80.00 plus shipping for a bare hull - email me if you want one!
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Old 22 September 2008, 15:42   #23
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My son was so excited when he saw your fantastic RNLI model and he has started making one this evening.He loves ribbing and model boats and wants to try and make a model rib.I'm not allowed to help so It'll be interesting to see how it turns out.
He's doing a fantastic job,almost ready for a bit of fibreglass.Here's another couple of photos so you can see how he's getting on.
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Old 22 September 2008, 16:21   #24
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He is good ! I wonder if my wanting to it the easy way will have to re-considered !
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Old 22 September 2008, 17:26   #25
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This has got me thinking now. I've got an old watercooled Enya 29 complete with flywheel sat on a shelf here...
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Old 22 September 2008, 18:37   #26
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its looking great ,i did have plans on making the atlantic 75 from 6inch pvc drain pipe for static display but when i started measuring things out it would have been nearley the same size as a small proper rib ,and i dont think that the angles on the bow would have gone as good as they do with the foam pipe lagging,all the fittings on my boat were what i could find around the home except for the danforth anchor and chain ,the nav lights are old xmas tree bulbs cut down to size ,
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Old 22 September 2008, 18:59   #27
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This has got me thinking now. I've got an old watercooled Enya 29 complete with flywheel sat on a shelf here...
pity that they dont make watercooled strimmer engines i have heard a lot of model aircraft and model helicopters use them ,they work out cheaper even if you buy the strimmer and just use the engine and they come with tank and pull start ,and much cheaper than some of the proper model engines ,though you could always wrap the cooling fins with copper tubing and run water through ,
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Old 23 September 2008, 05:26   #28
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Air cooled strimmer engines work well, just make sure the carb is protected from in comming water, and you have bouyancy and put drains in the transom to let the water that will get in through the air vents out.
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So are we going racing ???


Not a rib but it goes ok
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Not a rib but it goes ok
YES.. I like it ,any pics or a clip of it going on the water?
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