Showing posts from November, 2011

Saturday Sailing 26/11/11.

Todays sailing was actually taking pl;ace at 2 venues. Mark was leading some of our crew, over at the South Staff's Sailing Club whilst I personally was over at our Chasewater pool.
Unfortunately, due to the high winds we bagan to suffer this afternoon, the South Staff's creww made their way up to our more sheltered pool to join us there.

Mersey Lifeboat1st motor trial

Ok so I have managed to wire up the electrical panel. ALL the components were supplied from Action Electronics. These include a dual motor controller, power board, motor fuse panel and a dual battery controller, which prevents a faulty battery from draining the power from the other one. The board also contains the sound system, which I will add to this update a little later, but for not, this it the Mersey's very first water test, to check the motors out, see the rudders function correctly and of course NO LEAKS !

My Lifeboat update 24/11/11.

My own Model lifeboat build continues on at a steady pace. Just purchasing a hull and cabin mould is becomming more of a challenge than I originally thought it would, but nevertheless it will be completed. I have managed to finish painting the hull and moved on to the upper cabin, as well as doing some work now inside the hull.

The "anti slip" surface was achieved by simply cutting a suitably "graded" sanding sheet to size and bonding to the deck before overspraying with primer and paint. Please remember to allow for paint coating, so dont shoose too fine a paper, or the paint will simply fill it all in and you end up with a smooth finish all over. This paper was a 120 grit, so quite rough, but once painted, it leave a nice textured finish.

The engine exhausts have been fitted, along with a water flow system to simulate water cooling water, exiting the pipes when the boat is in motion.

Site follower photo's

I'd like to thank Brad, from NSW in Austrailia for kindly sending over some pictures of his superb replica of a JPS boat.
I think you will all agree with me once you have seen the photo's too.
Hopefully, the boat will be making an appearance in the UK in the not too distant future for a photoshoot, so fingers crossed we may be able to post some of those too for you all.