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Offline Pegasus

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #60 on: 25 March 2021, 19:33:40 »
The finished Bilge keel on Solebay. When I get round to building the next ship probably HMS Grenville or HMS Veralum I will add bilge keels at the start of the build

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #61 on: 25 March 2021, 19:52:16 »
They certainly look the part Pegasus, I was thinking of using L shaped angle but your idea of using triangular plastic looks a much better solution. Can I ask were you got it from as I can’t seem to find it online?

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #62 on: 26 March 2021, 11:07:51 »
Hi
 Deans Marine stock the full range of Maquette profiles triangle shapes here
https://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/index.php/cPath/35_47_49/sort/2a/page/3

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #63 on: 26 March 2021, 11:58:38 »
I found four lengths in a mixed lot of Raboesch  I bought at one on the clubs bring and buy sales it contained a number of different shapes I think together there was around 30 lengths altogether and it cost me £2

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #64 on: 27 March 2021, 10:30:30 »
Thanks Pegasus and Ron, I’m going to try the bilge keel solution shortly.

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #65 on: 27 March 2021, 12:23:32 »
Railbob
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

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #66 on: 30 March 2021, 19:29:25 »
Railbob
          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


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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #67 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.

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #68 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).

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #69 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.

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #70 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.

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #71 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.

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #72 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






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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #73 on: 12 May 2021, 14:55:51 »
Finally managed to run my Solebay today at Richmond well pleased with the resuls

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Re: HMS SOLEBAY
« Reply #74 on: 12 May 2021, 14:56:54 »
The day was overcast with a little wind.