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Re: Not a build, a partial rebuild...

Posted: Tue Nov 12, 2013 6:08 pm
by 44c
Back working on School's Out.

Engine install near complete:

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As you can see, the powerhead is above the bridgedeck:

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From the front, pretty much completely tucked in:

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Making the repairs "disappear":

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Re: Not a build, a partial rebuild...

Posted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:07 am
by 44c
Bit of an update.

Interior in primer

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Exterior in highbuild...

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Re: Not a build, a partial rebuild...

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:37 pm
by Smooth Cruiser
Coming along nicely!

Re: Not a build, a partial rebuild...

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:32 am
by 44c
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Had a big week painting last week.

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The repaired bits look as good as new.
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Should be finished painting this week. I'll be glad when that's over!

Re: Not a build, a partial rebuild...

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:25 am
by Finally
Powering along and a fantastic finish on those hulls.

How many people have you had working on this rebuild as it doesn't seem to have taken that long (ignoring the break last year)?

David

Re: Not a build, a partial rebuild...

Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:51 am
by 44c
Most of the time there's been two of us.

Re: Not a build, a partial rebuild...

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:06 pm
by 44c
It's been a long haul, but finally:

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She's back in the water!

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A very satisfying moment.

Another was when the surveyor asked "Which was the damaged hull?"

Not that you can blame him, It's completely impossible to tell.

Re: Not a build, a partial rebuild...

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 9:43 am
by groper
Great work 44, looks fantastic.

Could you explain how the kick up rudders work and how they're built?

Re: Not a build, a partial rebuild...

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:34 pm
by Finally
Looks as good as new - great effort.

Now to get out there and enjoy it again.

Re: Not a build, a partial rebuild...

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:17 am
by 44c
groper wrote:Great work 44, looks fantastic.

Could you explain how the kick up rudders work and how they're built?
You can get a fair idea of how mine work by looking through my build thread.

The hydraulic cylinder and tillerhead are inside the cassette, which can pivot up. There's simply some flexible hydraulic hose connecting them.

I made the cassettes tapered so they have a positive 'fit' in the locked down position.

They're simply held down by dowels. Hit something solid and the dowel breaks, releasing the rudder to lift.

On School's Out they have mechanical steering, so it's a bit different from mine. Essentially there's a push/pull rod attached to a pivoting tillerhead on the ruddershaft.

The pivots for the rudder cassette and the tillerhead must be on the same plane.

Theoretically this setup shouldn't steer unless the rudders are fully down. (You really need universal joints) But with just a little freeplay in the system it will steer up to about 10' either way with the rudder raised slightly or free floating.

I recently installed kick-up rudders on to a Schionning 1160 which didn't have them. I also enlarged the rudders, they were very small, (although correct according to the plans) and the owner complained that they weren't effective, losing control in gusts when broad reaching.

We actually had some little stainless universal joints made. I'll take some pics later and post them.