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Posted by: Pegasus
« on: 19 May 2021, 17:19:33 »

Fitting the bilge keels after the model is completed is no fun, when preparing the hull that's the time to fit them. I built 1 72 Flower class Corvette a few years ago the kit came with bilge keels that had to be fitted to the hull I used these as my guide although a larger scale I used the same dimensions on the Solebay. Had the ship at Richmond today the conditions were fair with a good wind and even when the ship was caught side on to the wind the roll was minor and what I would expect.
Posted by: colin
« on: 18 May 2021, 18:37:25 »

Hi Bob,  I do my bilge keels slightly different...

Have a look at my Enchantress build
Posted by: Railbob
« on: 18 May 2021, 18:26:53 »

Hi Pegasus, your fix certainly looks to work a treat, now off to look for the triangular plastic on the Deans website and get it ordered for Javelin. ^^^
Posted by: Pegasus
« on: 12 May 2021, 15:00:48 »

The ship and its performance drew Praise from the club members present which in itself is no mean feat
Posted by: Pegasus
« on: 12 May 2021, 14:58:40 »

The ship acted well even under full helm and the roll was what I would expect from a destroyer
Posted by: Pegasus
« on: 12 May 2021, 14:56:54 »

The day was overcast with a little wind.
Posted by: Pegasus
« on: 12 May 2021, 14:55:51 »

Finally managed to run my Solebay today at Richmond well pleased with the resuls
Posted by: Pegasus
« on: 31 March 2021, 19:10:20 »

I used 5mm 60 degree triangle and fitted so that the bilge keel is 5mm at the bottom of the hull see picture. You could use a larger triangle like a 6 or 7mm

Posted by: Tjorven
« on: 31 March 2021, 18:14:26 »

yeah, but what are the dimensions of your bilge keel, aka how much does it stick out etc.
Posted by: Pegasus
« on: 31 March 2021, 13:40:21 »

The Solebay is 1221 mm long I set the bilge Keel 390 mm from the bow and used 490 mm bilge keels. The Cossack is similar in size so I hope that helps.
Posted by: Railbob
« on: 31 March 2021, 06:14:08 »

Thanks for all the information Pegasus, I’m going to take Javelin to Rouken Glen on Friday morning as the weather looks great, I’ll work out the times for the rolling under sailing conditions and apply your fix.
Posted by: Tjorven
« on: 30 March 2021, 19:52:39 »

Nice modification Pegasus.

can you tell me the dimensions of the strip you used?
I might add them to my Cossack as well now that I see your results.
Can you give your test sail results as well (with the wind etc? I have most troubles with the wind).
Posted by: Pegasus
« on: 30 March 2021, 19:37:54 »

The addition of bilge keels certainly make a difference I also checked my Flower class corvette that had bilge keels from the start the figures were almost identical to the Solebay. The final test will come probably next week as we have child minding duties the rest of the week. The ship sits well in the water sitting right on the waterline.
Posted by: Pegasus
« on: 30 March 2021, 19:29:25 »

          Finally finished the modifications to the Solebay I have been testing in the bath the roll at each stage the results are :-
1 Original State as Built  Sailing Weight 3.40Kilos time of roll from 45 decrees to right   14 Seconds

2 Lowered battery, speed controller and receiver and more ballast Weight 4.2 Kilos time of roll from 45 decrees to right   9 to10 Seconds

3 All No 2 with bilge keels added Weight 4.232 Kilos time of roll from 45 decrees to right   4 to 5 Seconds

Posted by: Pegasus
« on: 27 March 2021, 12:23:32 »

Having re ballasted the ship and added bilge keels I have now repainted the hull and will refit the super structure and repair any damage while the ship was upside down hope to get down to Richmond sometime next week but will test in the bath before then. will keep you informed of results