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Jim Newberry 102/04/2020 20:26:51
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I have been building a ST D10 while in isolation, here are some pictures for anyone who is interested. I'm going to set it up to turn a spit roast on my barbecue but eventually I'd like to put it in a boat so if anyone has any suggestions for a suitable model do let me know!




Don't ask about the goat. Long story...

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Jim Newberry 102/04/2020 20:27:36
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Jim Newberry 102/04/2020 20:28:50
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Brian H02/04/2020 20:35:29
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That's an excellent job Jim; not sure about type of boat, it depends on what you like. Presumably you would like the engine to be on display so an open launch of some type would be good.Might be worth having a look at the Model Boat drawing collection.

Would you be going for traditional wooden construction or something in fibreglass?

The other choice could be one of the boats that would normally be built from ply.....but made in metal; more fireproof that way!

Let us know what you decide.


JasonB02/04/2020 20:37:50
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Ramon's "wide a wake" may give you something to think about.

Engine looks good so far.

Jim Newberry 102/04/2020 21:13:17
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Oh thanks, I like the look of the Wide a Wake - a wooden open launch could work well. I had been thinking of something along the lines of Branksome but a sleek design like that would need to be really quite substantial to take an engine of this size.

Thanks for the input chaps, appreciated.

John Olsen02/04/2020 23:01:11
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It depends a bit on the hull shape, something like Branksome would need to be about 6 feet long, while if you went for a tug shape, much beamier, you could get away with something a bit shorter.


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Jon Lawes24/04/2020 22:11:39
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Any chilled castings in that lot? I don't know what Stuart have been doing but every single person (literally, everyone in my club!) who has built a recent Stuart engine has struggled with hard parts of the castings.

Jim Newberry 124/04/2020 22:23:36
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Funny you should mention it but yes! Only one small area on the soleplate so it was easy to work around but as it was one of the first things I machined I did find myself rolling my eyes and thinking "Oh here we go!" However, everything else was fine and it was only a tiny bit in a non-critical area so it really didn't matter.


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