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A battery operated cabin cruiser boat, wooden kit, removable top, label inside hull "ITO Model Trade Mark Japan". Import charges previously quoted are subject to change if you increase you maximum bid amount. If you reside in an EU member state besides UK, import VAT on this purchase is not recoverable.
It may even be a subject for a future web page.You made a comment about that there are no planking templates on the plans.
All I came across are the a€?classica€? boats, the racing boats, 50s or early 60s sports fishermen, sailboats, military or commercial vessels or just plastic toy boats.


So fortunate enough, I came across Pettera€™s Small Cruiser plan for dummies (I mean, starters) like me. I immediately noticed a potential to make it somewhat resemble one of my favorite boats, an early 70s 25-footer Chris Craft Catalina.
If your hull structure is slightly off (which is all too easy to do), the planking won't fit.
My solution was to use the method illustrated in my build, where smaller panels are added piece-meal, and edges are trimmed once each panel is covered. I kept the same speed controller suggested by Petter and a different motor since I smoked the Cermag unit during initial trials due to the higher voltage. I also got a commercially available brass drive shaft, a rudder and a propeller (3 blade 25mm M2 propeller; an 8a€? mini drive shaft).
As running time, you may run non-stop full speed ahead for about 10 min and the battery will still have power to go on. So Ia€™m assuming you will have around 15-20 minutes, perhaps 25 minutes of fun if you treat your motor in a civilized manner. Other significant materials I used included marine lacquer, normal off-the-shelf spray car paint and Elmera€™s-like waterproof wood glue.
Knowing I would waste lots of wood due to my newbie status, I ordered double of what Petter recommended. Mine was far from perfect, but as the work kept going and I saw it turning into something beyond my expectations I became a little bit more demanding.


It was too square-shaped for my taste, so I altered it as a with a very slight semi-v shape and rounded the edges a little bit for a more realistic appearance. In fact, I did varnished the bow planks before installing since later it would have beenimpossible to reach them from the inside. Since I did not knew how to attach the cabin to the hull in a decent way, I ended up improvising by adding 3 tiny screws and small pieces of plastic to keep it firmly in place and be able to open it at will while keeping it fairly covered from the elements.A After all that work, the boat came up the way you see it.
I ruined the paint job a couple of times, but after putting a couple of coats of car paint lacquer, it ended up looking somehow like fiberglass, which concealed most of the gaps I left during paneling.
I only wish I could find little accessories like chairs, steering wheel, etc, to make it look nicer. I would make it a little bigger to accommodate a bigger engine (yeah yeah!), perhaps 3 more inches or so. One I think would look great is the one in the old 1970s Bertrams, especially the 46.6 Convertible (aka sports fisherman) or the 1970s Chris Craft Commanders.



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Comments

  1. XOSE111

    You should utilize to your wooden try are: a toy field, a music box, a jewellery field.

    17.07.2015

  2. ALQAYIT_YEK

    20-25 books of various sizes - and it's really.

    17.07.2015

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