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Baby Bootlegger

Looking at boats on the internet, I came across the 1925 speedboat Baby Bootlegger. I liked it so I decided to make a radio controlled model. The first photo is the frame made out of balsa wood. It will be planked in one eighth balsa planks, and then one sixteenth mahogany. This could take me a while as my hands dont work so well now. February, bit of a delay, the model shop sent all the wrong parts, sent them back, two weeks later and they said I should have them in another week. First change in my plans. I do not have enough fine control in my hands to put mahogany planking on the boat. So it will now be covered in a layer of fibreglass and painted.
Running down the pond
Running down the pond
1087 The Ship that Died of Shame
:: 1087 The Ship that Died of Shame ::
Number Two ( named Tritao in May 2012)
:: Number Two ( named Tritao in May 2012) ::
L11. Upside down and and awaiting rescue.
L11. Upside down and and awaiting rescue.
L10. Upside Down ???
L10. Upside Down ???
L9. Seems to be running well now.
L9. Seems to be running well now.
L8. Reversing.
L8. Reversing.
L7. Turning left.
L7. Turning left.
L6. Starting a full length run down the pond.
L6. Starting a full length run down the pond.
L5. Running into the sun.
L5. Running into the sun.
L4. Slow turn at the end of the pond.
L4. Slow turn at the end of the pond.
L3. Another pass.
L3. Another pass.
L2. First high speed pass.
L2. First high speed pass.
L1. First launch of the Boot legger.
L1. First launch of the Boot legger.
25. All internals completed.
25. All internals completed.
24. Batteries fitted
24. Batteries fitted
23. Rudder servo connected to rudder
23. Rudder servo connected to rudder
22. Skeg fitted.
22. Skeg fitted.
21. ESC put in position.
21. ESC put in position.
20. Electric motor fitted.
20. Electric motor fitted.
19. Fitting the steering servo.
19. Fitting the steering servo.
18. Propshaft inside the boat.
18. Propshaft inside the boat.
17. Prop shaft with propeller, glued into position.
17. Prop shaft with propeller, glued into position.
16. Rudder from the side.
16. Rudder from the side.
15. Tiller bar
15. Tiller bar
14. All work at a standstill.
14. All work at a standstill.
13. Fitting the prop shaft.
13. Fitting the prop shaft.
As good as new.
As good as new.
12. Rudder roughly shaped.
12. Rudder roughly shaped.
11. Rudder soldered to shaft.
11. Rudder soldered to shaft.
10. Rudder
10. Rudder
9. Deck cut out ready to fit internals.
9. Deck cut out ready to fit internals.
8. Coat of primer/filler applied.
8. Coat of primer/filler applied.
7. Fibreglassing the deck.
7. Fibreglassing the deck.
6. Cockpit frame installed.
6. Cockpit frame installed.
5. Deck planked over.
5. Deck planked over.
4. Both sides planked.
4. Both sides planked.
3. I hate using CA glue
3. I hate using CA glue
2. Most of the floor planking finished.
2. Most of the floor planking finished.
1.5 First planks glued on
1.5 First planks glued on
1. Frame of Baby Bootlegger.
1. Frame of Baby Bootlegger.