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PostSubject: Project Notbad 1 update 17 of building a boat in the lounge   Sun Apr 06, 2014 8:30 am

With the next section of gunwale on I was starting to wonder how top heavy the model of my real boat might get and how the trim would be given that most of the weight to add will be upfront.

No doubt a marine architect would do some complicated maths,
- no chance of that, this is a make it up as I go project, off to the bathroom then,








The outboard is closer to a short shaft in proportion whereas the real boat is longshaft engined, adding the kitchen cutlery a piece at a time, followed by a jug and anything else in reach showed me the boat will need more ballast than I'd thought and this will need to be towards the stern to get the prop in the water.
I've yet to fit the side keels but I was impressed with the stability all the same even when a good swell was simulated.

Plenty to do yet and I've got the urge to get the real boat back in the water- I'm going to need a bigger bath!
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PostSubject: Re: Project Notbad 1 update 17 of building a boat in the lounge   Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:10 am

Good work Paul, I didn't realise it was that big !
In days of yore they used pebbles for ballast  study 
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PostSubject: Re: Project Notbad 1 update 17 of building a boat in the lounge   Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:13 am

Logger wrote:
Good work Paul, I didn't realise it was that big !
In days of yore they used pebbles for ballast  study 
it's a lot bigger than i thought as well dave. keep up the good work on both paul  cheers fishing
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PostSubject: Re: Project Notbad 1 update 17 of building a boat in the lounge   Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:37 am

My Mrs says it always looks bigger in the bath  confused scratch 
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PostSubject: Re: Project Notbad 1 update 17 of building a boat in the lounge   Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:49 am

Logger wrote:
Good work Paul, I didn't realise it was that big !
In days of yore they used pebbles for ballast  study 

Indeed, leading to man made islands and plants from afar on our shores, see here about Porthmadog

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/domesday/dblock/GB-256000-336000/page/19

I'll be using lead though so I can get enough weight low down in the bilge keel; it's proving to be an interesting Dad and Lad engineering project.
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PostSubject: Re: Project Notbad 1 update 17 of building a boat in the lounge   Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:00 am

hot shot alan wrote:

it's a lot bigger than i thought as well

Fudging the scale slightly because it's all dictated  by finding a fibre glass hull that is a close match to my real boat but it's about 1/6th scale, happily so too are many action figures so I've been finding a few bits on EBay that will complete the look, unfortunately they don't do an Action Man Hot Shot Alan outfit but I'm sure Barbie would like to join the crew

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PostSubject: Re: Project Notbad 1 update 17 of building a boat in the lounge   Sun Apr 06, 2014 3:20 pm

Well done it's looking good. cheers 
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