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Old 08-23-2011, 11:55 AM
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Have you seen these winches? They seem to get great reviews. Not sure if they hold enough line for your needs.
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1/10 scale size
http://www.rpphobby.com/product_p/3racr01-27.htm

Same 1/10th scale winch as above but the same supplier as the 1/8th below it
http://www.ckrccrawlers.com/3racing-...er-p-2983.html
1/8th scale size.
http://www.ckrccrawlers.com/3racing-...ze-p-2984.html

The video gives you a good sense of the speed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcWmI53L0dY

This one shows you how to change the line.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLFkhG6gNKM
I've seen this, looks like it has plenty of power but I don't think the drum will be large enough.
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First side glassed with 2 layers of .75oz glass and Z-Poxy finishing resin, thinned.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:34 PM
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Second side glassed and trimmed. All that is left is the transom.
Here is a little trick I learned. Right after the glass is laid down and resin applied, take a roll of toilet paper and roll it over the glass. Roll it in the direction so that it does not unroll. What this does is soak up the excess resin and pushes the glass down or makes it smooth.
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That sounds like a neat tip. Don't you get T.P. on the fiberglass? You know, a little bit?

I'd hate to waste a roll of Northern or Charmin bath tissue doing that. Are you using a "cheap" brand?

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Hey Bob
Believe it or not, if you roll it over the glass as soon as you finish putting it on, no TP on the glass. When the TP gets to wet or after a pass or two, unroll it and throw that away.
As far as what kind if TP, whatever the wife buys. LOL.
There is also a product called Peel Ply. It's a polyester cloth type fabric that is put on after the glass and resin. It's rubbed on and allowed to sit until the resin cures. Then it is peeled off. I really don't think it would work well on a boat unless it was very flat. Reason to use it is almost no sanding after it's peeled off. All the excess resin is pulled off the surface and no high or low spots.
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Hey guys

All of you living in the northeast US. Batten down the hatches a hurricane is on it's way. I'm getting the outer bands right now with heavy heavy rains and winds.
At least it will fill the ponds and lakes in the area. Don't take this lightly, and be prepared. Good luck and god speed.
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Wayne, Lisa (wife) and I were supposed to leave (driving) for NYC on Friday to Baptize our Son on Sunday followed by a catered dinner.  Lisa is from Brooklyn and I am from Queens.  All of our friends are still in NYC and LI, most of her family is still in Brooklyn.  In fact the latest model from NOAA shows the center of the "cone of doom" two blocks from her brothers house.  He and his wife think it's all a joke and are upset with us for cancelling our trip.  Saying weathermen are always wrong and all the news hype is a conspiracy to get them to spend more and go shopping, etc. Scary how some people never listen or learn.  Years before I moved to Fl I remember driving around goofing off during a tropical storm and realized the Long Island Sound was covering the Cross Island Parkway and the only way past was to drive into the mess.  I learned my lessons right there.  I made it through and then helped others who didn't.  In 05 I was living in Vero Beach when Hurricane Wilma hit.  I had gone to a hotel a few miles away because I was concerned of flooding where I was.  Turns out the flooding was the least of my worries. Part of the roof ripped off the house causing the ceiling to collapse onto my bed.  luckily I wasn't sitting on or sleeping in it. So anyone reading this that takes these things lightly.  Please listen to Wayne because you NEVER know what damage or injury you will suffer from a storm.
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I do hope for everyones sake that the weather men are all wrong. I rode Hurricane Francis, Jean and Wilma out in my house and I can tell you, its nothing to just blow off, no pun intended. These kind of storms are destructive. I was able to go to Miami after Andrew to help a friend move some belonging or what was left from his house. My first thoughts were I was in a war zone.
All I can say is,
Prepare for the worst, expect the best.
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Hey, I have been meaning to ask you.  How do you cut the wood used for your planes and boats? Overlay tissue or type of paper, take measurements, etc?  Do you use a scroll saw for most of the cuts?
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Hey, I have been meaning to ask you. How do you cut the wood used for your planes and boats? Overlay tissue or type of paper, take measurements, etc? Do you use a scroll saw for most of the cuts?
For the lobster boats, I had a couple of extra sets of the plans printed, so I was able to cut one set of plans to use as templets. For the shrimp boat, I used construction paper and carbon paper and just traced the formers onto the construction paper.
For saws, I have a small bandsaw and a dremel scroll saw, and end up using both all the time. On the band saw I use a metel cutting blade for smoother cuts.
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Wayne & Quick,

You've each been talking about the destructiveness of the hurricanes, I worked for, or better put, subcontracted with FEMA after the terrible Four hurricanes that hit Florida back in 2004, what a mess and also Katrina in New Orleans for two months. I've seen things and talked to people, seen the damage inflicted . . . that's enough. People really don't realize the destructive force present in Hurricane's.

In the summer of 2008 my wife and I stayed in Stuart, Florida (there to take care of out newest, at the time, year old grandchild) when a Hurricane "brushed" the area (I forget her name), horizontal rain, 12-14 inches in 2 - 3 hours; I was real happy it was 'only' wind and rain. Further north there was more damage than in Stuart. Memories of my earlier visit with FEMA quickly came to mind and I didn't want to re-live them or be part of them, at least not then. (When I choose to live there permanently I'll accept those risks.)

Just wanted to say I know where you're coming from, even if I haven't lived through one.

Bob
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The motor and prop has been ordered. When I built the two lobster boats I also bought two couplers that I didn't use. So I plan to drill out the coupler and use it.
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I finished with the glass on the hull, sanded, and primed. Installing the rub rail at this time. Once that is done I'll paint the hull.
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She's really looking nice Wayne.  The tough part is behind you, filling and sanding, filling and sanding, etc.  Now for the color!

I've been painting my small one too, but the paint I choose required a very long cure time before I put on the next color.  Never again.
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She's really looking nice Wayne. The tough part is behind you, filling and sanding, filling and sanding, etc. Now for the color!

I've been painting my small one too, but the paint I choose required a very long cure time before I put on the next color. Never again.
I know what you mean about the painting. I'm going to use a epxoy paint and the dry time to full cure is about a week.
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All Right guys, I got some color on the hull.
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That looks sleek! An ominus shadow to let the shrimp know their end is near.

Now, are the cabin structures to remain white? I wasn't sure if that was a prime coat or the finish coat.

Have you made any decision about winches yet? I don't know if it will be of any use or not but have you considered a drum sail winch, something like this one http://www.rmgsailwinch.com.au/rmg/p...Guide0510.pdf? I figure if they haul a sail back and forth they should be able to haul your nets. Just another possibility.
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How much rain and wind did you receive from Irene?  Any damage in your area?
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How much rain and wind did you receive from Irene? Any damage in your area?
No damage, no wind and a couple of normal rain showers.
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That looks sleek! An ominus shadow to let the shrimp know their end is near[img][/img].

Now, are the cabin structures to remain white? I wasn't sure if that was a prime coat or the finish coat.

Have you made any decision about winches yet? I don't know if it will be of any use or not but have you considered a drum sail winch, something like this one http://www.rmgsailwinch.com.au/rmg/p...ide0510.pdf? I figure if they haul a sail back and forth they should be able to haul your nets. Just another possibility.

Yep, The hull will be jet black with a white cabin. The deck floors are yet to be decided.
That sail winch is a good idea but just a little to much $$$$$$.
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Here is my thoughts let me know what you guys think.

I plan to use and old 7 channel radio I have.
Now if I use a continuious rotation servo, The servo will only move when a control stick is moved, Correct?
If I move the control stick one direction the servo should move in that direction and if I move it the control stick the other way the servo should reverse direction. If the way I understand this is correct, the servo will not move until a input is given, in this case by the control stick.
My plan was to use the throttle for the motor, rudder for rudder, elevator stick for the nets, and one of the dials or switches for the lights.
Will this work?
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Oops! I didn't look at the price, just the function. I'm a little interested in sailboats, on the smaller side that use 1/4 scale servo's, so I've never looked to much at the drum sail winches, just knew about them for larger sailboats.

I don't know how much that "Intelligent" sail winch goes for but how about this one http://www.hobby-lobby.com/sailbaccy.htm? You might find it on ebay, RCUniverse Buy ans Sell or RCGroups Advertisments for less. There's probably other choices too, that is just one I came across quickly.

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According to "Parallax (Futaba) Continuous Rotation Servo ad" you're correct.  It says "

The Parallax Continuous Rotation Servo is ideal for robotics and basic movement projects.  It is designed for continuous rotation and is easily interfaced with any Parallax microcontroller.



Features:

    [*]Bidirectional continuous rotation[*]0 to 50 RPM, with linear response to PWM for easy ramping"[/list]Now the question is "will it work with your "old 7 channel radio""?  If it, or any other continuous rotation servo, will work with your system, you're set.
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Oops! I didn't look at the price, just the function. I'm a little interested in sailboats, on the smaller side that use 1/4 scale servo's, so I've never looked to much at the drum sail winches, just knew about them for larger sailboats.

I don't know how much that ''Intelligent'' sail winch goes for but how about this one http://www.hobby-lobby.com/sailbaccy.htm? You might find it on ebay, RCUniverse Buy ans Sell or RCGroups Advertisments for less. There's probably other choices too, that is just one I came across quickly.

This one from Hobby Lobby looks good. I'll take a look at Servo City, thats where I normally buy my servos.
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