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3D Printed Utility Boat

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  • Das Boot
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    Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

    Et tu, Brute?....
    No betrayal. I like targets too.

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

    How much you want for it?
    Sorry! I glued it up and gave it to our Grandson!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • He Who Shall Not Be Named
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    Originally posted by Das Boot View Post

    How much you want for it?
    Et tu, Brute?....

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  • Das Boot
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    Originally posted by rwtdiver View Post
    "SPECIAL NOTE"

    I am closing out this Utility Boat build! Just can't get into it! I want to thank all those that did contribute to my build!!! It's Submarines for me!! Another lesson learned! At pushing 80, it sure seems I am still learning a lot about what not to do!! :-))

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"
    How much you want for it?

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  • rwtdiver
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    "SPECIAL NOTE"

    I am closing out this Utility Boat build! Just can't get into it! I want to thank all those that did contribute to my build!!! It's Submarines for me!! Another lesson learned! At pushing 80, it sure seems I am still learning a lot about what not to do!! :-))

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • rwtdiver
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    The main parts of the wheelhouse are complete.

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    I will be adding some detailed items on the top of the house, as well as a helm interior unit (working on a design)

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • rwtdiver
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    I have been working on a new super-structure and wheelhouse for the Utility Boat.

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    I have been using TinkerCad, and re-designing other Thingiverse Tug Boat wheelhouses for my boat. The last photo is a simulated wood deck material I will use on top of the actual decking that you see in the 1st bottom photo.

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"
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  • redboat219
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    Nice looking gunboat.

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
    You only need full access to the hull when installing the running gear and electronics. After that you only need to access it to charge or swap out batteries. Having the entire deck removable lends to water getting into the hull through the gap. You could semi-permanently bond the deck to the hull using RTV silicone. A small access port with raised edges under the superstructure for accessing the battery.
    Not my first boat, and I totally understand what you are saying.

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    As I get further into the build, I will certainly take everything into consideration. None of my submarines or surface boats go any further than my swimming pool (no waves nor white caps) and most of the time it is only one time just to make sure they work, and then its's onto the shelf. As I have stated before, health issues keep me home bound! Thank you for your input!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • redboat219
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    You only need full access to the hull when installing the running gear and electronics. After that you only need to access it to charge or swap out batteries. Having the entire deck removable lends to water getting into the hull through the gap. You could semi-permanently bond the deck to the hull using RTV silicone. A small access port with raised edges under the superstructure for accessing the battery.

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  • rwtdiver
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    The 3D files for the Utility Boat I am building did not come out all! And what you see below is my cardboard deck pattern.

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    The design of the deck itself did not fit the hull structure, and also the superstructure was way off as to size and design. So needless to say, I will go to scratch building the deck and the superstructure on this boat.
    Currently my printer is fabricating the 3 deck plate sections required to build a solid piece deck. The superstructure will be mounted permanently to the deck, and the deck and superstructure will be removeable as a one piece unit to gain access to the hull interior. This will be a much better design for sure!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • rwtdiver
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    Originally posted by redboat219 View Post
    What powerplant are you putting in?
    Not sure on the powerplant as of yet, but most likely in the 550 series brushed motor!

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • redboat219
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    What powerplant are you putting in?

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  • rwtdiver
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    Now that the main hull is completed, I am starting on the deck parts.

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    The bow deck section will need some sanding and fitting work. May need to do some re-design work on the decking sections.

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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  • rwtdiver
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    A little tough holding it together at this point. Not glued up as of yet! The boat is 21.50" long with a 5.25" beam at the widest point.

    Rob
    "Firemen can stand the heat"

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