FS14- Bayou City Boat

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by Capt UB » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:31 pm

Tell us more, what voltage, type of wire...


FS14 (SandPiper) launched 10/20/2018

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:41 pm

Capt UB wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:31 pm
Tell us more, what voltage, type of wire...
The nickel-Chromium wire is a 48" piece I get at the local art supply store.Because it is very thin wire it doesn't take much current at all, to much it turns bright red very quickly and then burns up. I use a varible voltage/current voltage supply that can go up to 30 volts but only 1.5 amps. Because of the low current of my regulator I have to turn the voltage up almost to max. But the voltage and current depends on the thickness of the wire and the lenght. I start turning the voltage up till the wire starts to get warm and then I just hold a piece of foam to it till the wire starts to go through. I have only used it to cut through 36" of block foam. But I used a turntable to spin the foam and the results have varied. Have to spin slow and hard to keep the foam straight up and down. I also have tried larger radiuses and they really suck. 4" seems to be where I get the best results.
Also the wire has to be very tight but to tight or to much speed and it breaks. It's a little bigger than a human hair.

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by OrangeQuest » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:36 pm

Hopefully tomorrow I will start copying this mock up and measuring and fitting hoses for the tank wells. Glue the control valve and pump mounts in and this part of the build will be done!!
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This is just the drain side. When I want to drain everything the pump is turned off and the V3 valve is turned to drain but the only way it works is all drain lines slope downward. Once everything is fitted then it all comes out, labeled and stored away till after painting.

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by glossieblack » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:59 am

There is some impressive planning and detailed design right there! :D

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by Capt UB » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:05 am

glossieblack wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:59 am
There is some impressive planning and detailed design right there! :D

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I don't see coffee or beer..... Something is wrong!! ;}
FS14 (SandPiper) launched 10/20/2018

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by glossieblack » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:14 am

:lol: :lol:
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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by Jeff » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:22 am

Good stuff GB!! :D

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by OrangeQuest » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:36 am

Capt UB wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:05 am
[I don't see coffee or beer..... Something is wrong!! ;}
That picture is just the mock up and all that goes in the back. Here is the real reason I need two bilge pumps. :wink:
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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by Eric1 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:52 am

DAYUM! :D :D :D

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Re: FS14- Bayou City Boat

Post by Jeff » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:52 am

Nice!!!! Jeff

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