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Author Topic: Myrtl Cory Kit build.  (Read 4428 times)

wadsworthj

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Myrtl Cory Kit build.
« on: April 16, 2014, 04:25:09 AM »
Hello There.
                 Having tried three times to upload 6 photographs of the build of this kit.
and failed I am giving up, I am not computer literate, and cannot get the attachments to upload,
sorry but,  unless it is, a, ber, ker. I am lost.
cheers  John W. aged 76 and a wrinkly old fart !!
« Last Edit: May 05, 2014, 04:19:40 AM by Eddy Matthews »

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Re: Myrtl Cory Kit build.
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2014, 02:55:04 AM »
Send the photos to me via email and I'll add them to your post John...

eddy.matthews@paddleducks.co.uk

Regards
Eddy
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wadsworthj

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Re: Myrtl Cory Kit build.
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 02:11:28 AM »
Hi Eddy.
 I have sent the photos you requested,
Very sorry I did not reply before but have not been too well, and have been off line.
Cheers  John W.

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Re: Myrtl Cory Kit build.
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 04:21:44 AM »
Hi Eddy.
 I have sent the photos you requested,
Very sorry I did not reply before but have not been too well, and have been off line.
Cheers  John W.

Sorry to hear you've been unwell John, hope all is okay now?

I've added your photos to the original posting, you can click on "Modify" to re-do the text if you want, then click on "Save" to complete the task... Any problems, just yell!

Regards
Eddy
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Offline the bombus

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Re: Myrtl Cory Kit build.
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 06:25:33 PM »
Hello John,
I see you also used the pit crew from tamiya
I hired the same guys for my Wodan ( Dutch paddler early 1900's)
but i also altered them with milliput epoxi
It's not that difficult and the results are verry satisfactory( i hope i spelled that right ?)
good luck with the M.C.
Greetings from The Bombus (Belgium)
if i haven't done it i'll try it
and maybe it will work

wadsworthj

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Re: Myrtl Cory Kit build.
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2014, 06:37:06 AM »
Hi Bombus.
                I believe I got the idea re crew/tamyia from you in the first place, they have worked fine for me. although they are not proper 1860
confederates. they will pass for americans.
I nearly lost her on her first voyage  a gust of wind tilted her over and water entered, altering the centre of gravity,by the time I got out the rescue boat out to her,
the hull was full of water, but she never sank, and later all the electronics were found to be ok.
Solution was to fit a metal keel, which I have just epoxied in tonight.
that should sort out the top heaviness.
Cheers for now,
Keep well. 

john Wadsworth, u.k.

wadsworthj

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Re: Myrtl Cory Kit build.
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2014, 05:49:56 PM »
Hi Bombus.
                 I have found that after nearly loosing the cory on her first trip,
that this boat is notoriously unstable,
as has been reported in the u.s.a.
So I have added a metal keel, and because of the poor quality of the drop arms on the paddle itself.
I have added a propeller and done away with the motive power, and turned it into a freewheeling paddle.

I know the purists will want me hung, drawn and quartered, then asked to leave the country !!!

I have also had to strip all of the rear deck of cargo and crew, in order to get a stable, well performing boat
out of the thing, but it is the end result that matters,

I wonder how many kits have been thrown in the bin, because oof problems such as this.
Cheers John W.

Offline derekwarner_decoy

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Re: Myrtl Cory Kit build.
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2014, 06:59:46 PM »
Evening PD's.........well JWW  :whistle...glad the vessel is now stable in the water.... :towel ....so how about a few images please........Derek :beer
Derek Warner

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Australia
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wadsworthj

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Re: Myrtl Cory Kit build.
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2014, 04:54:07 AM »
Hi Derek.
             Thanks for your message,
since my last post, I have done a lot of rebuilding, the drive  rods on the paddle wheel both lost grip due to the threads giving way.
poor quality casting/metal.
Typical yank I am afraid.
So I ripped the whole thing out and cheated, by putting in a propeller drive, and made the paddle free wheeling.
and am waiting on a suitable day to try it all out.
I have the final finish done but will need to try it all out.
I will get some very kind gentleman to put them on here asap.
Wrap up warm for your winter.
Cheers  John W.
p.s. I have a sister who lives in the "big muddy" just outside of that little town called Sydney !!
At least it was little when I was last there, in 1953.
           

 

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