Moderator: Moderators

Dr. Rog
Steam Supreme Being
Joined: December 30th, 2008, 5:53 pm

April 13th, 2018, 4:46 pm #11

Sounds good.
I have a similar problem with my boat-under-construction, which has a thin glass-fibre hull and I need to screw a Mamod plant into it, so I am watching closely.¬† ūüôā
Cheers Rog https://www.youtube.com/user/DrRogB/videos New positive, and successful motto for 2017: carpe diem
Quote
Like
Share

Robo
Junior Member
Joined: February 17th, 2013, 2:56 am

April 14th, 2018, 7:58 am #12

Thanks  again for your comments, it's inspiring me to get on with the build.

So today I glued the engine mount in place using liquid nails, need to let it dry now for 24 hours. I am going to watch some how to do fibreglassing videos on YouTube as I have never done fibreglassing before, how hard could it be.

In this photo you can see the boiler and engine mount in place. For the boiler  mount I pressed some brass nuts into the timber cross  members. I bolted the timber cross mounts to the boiler  legs and glued the boiler in place. You can see it now with the boiler removed.
boat4.jpg

This photo shows the engine mount with the brass top plate removed

boat8.jpg thats it for now, off to do some research.
Rob 
Quote
Like
Share

txlabman
Steam Legend!!
Joined: May 24th, 2017, 2:25 pm

April 14th, 2018, 11:51 am #13

Great progress Rob. 

Looking forward to continuing to follow the restoration. 
Quote
Like
Share

Robo
Junior Member
Joined: February 17th, 2013, 2:56 am

April 21st, 2018, 8:21 am #14

After watching a few YouTube videos and buying a fibreglass kit from Bunings, I was ready to hava a go fibreglassing  the inside of the boat.

Chopped strand sheet cut and in position.
boat9.jpg

Results of first go at fibreglassing 
Boat5.jpg

Before  I go too far I need to work out how and where I am going to fit the servos, this photo shows the engine reverser servo sitting in place.
Boat7.jpg

I bought  a 1/8 bsp brass ball valve that I plan to use as the regulator, I need to work out the best place to locate and mount the servo to operate it. I Also need to find the best place for the battery  powered  pump. Lastly in need to work out were to put a condencer.
Boat6.jpg Rob
Quote
Like
Share

txlabman
Steam Legend!!
Joined: May 24th, 2017, 2:25 pm

April 21st, 2018, 11:02 am #15

You have been very busy Rob. 

Great progress on the boat. 
Quote
Like
Share

Robo
Junior Member
Joined: February 17th, 2013, 2:56 am

April 26th, 2018, 9:07 am #16

Since my last post I have been working on the placement  of the regulator  servo, made a timber mount for it and made a new  handle for the ball valve.

Photo shows ball valve regulator and pipework in place with the servo temporarily in place.
boat10.jpg
This photo shows the reverser servo in place and connected to the engine.
boat11.jpg
Photo shows butane propane gas canister in place.
boat12.jpg
Boat now ready for a test run, I will post a short video shortly.
boat13.jpg
Quote
Like
Share

txlabman
Steam Legend!!
Joined: May 24th, 2017, 2:25 pm

April 26th, 2018, 9:10 am #17

Great progress Rob!

Looking forward to the video. 
Quote
Like
Share

Robo
Junior Member
Joined: February 17th, 2013, 2:56 am

April 26th, 2018, 3:14 pm #18

Short video of the mildura engine running in the boat.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lPFKkfHrNCA" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Rob
Quote
Like
Share

txlabman
Steam Legend!!
Joined: May 24th, 2017, 2:25 pm

April 26th, 2018, 3:19 pm #19

Robo wrote: Short video of the mildura engine running in the boat.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lPFKkfHrNCA" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Rob
Thanks Rob. 

That’s a lot of power!

The boat is going to really scoot. ūü§†
Quote
Like
Share

Roly Williams
Honorary Life Member
Joined: August 2nd, 2006, 5:11 pm

April 26th, 2018, 4:17 pm #20

Robo wrote: Short video of the mildura engine running in the boat.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/lPFKkfHrNCA" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Rob
The "embed" code doesn't work nowadays. Use the "share" code instead: 

Have Fun
Roly

"The human capacity to manage land is great, and the capacity for destruction even greater." (Mike Pay)
rolywilliams.com
youtube.com/user/RolyWilliams
Quote
Like
Share