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Jimmy Carter - 1/144

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  • #16
    I realized that I ****ed something up a while back without even being aware of it. This entire time, I was under the impression that bow and stern planes could be mechanically linked. Now I see that's the exact opposite thinking. I've stared at that damn picture in the Seawolf cabal report a hundred times, and somehow I missed that the bow and stern planes were controlled by different servos. In an attempt to make the design work to fit the needs of my boat,I removed the spare servo and filled the hole in the rear of my WTC. Why? I needed more room inside the WTC, and removing the servo seemed like the best way to do that.

    It's painful to write that now, but I'll fess up. It's been done. Without replacing the entire end cap, is there any way to come back from that and make a new penetration with a seal? I've got an angle-keeper, but does this model need functioning bow planes?

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    • #17
      Originally posted by DMTNT View Post
      I realized that I ****ed something up a while back without even being aware of it. This entire time, I was under the impression that bow and stern planes could be mechanically linked. Now I see that's the exact opposite thinking. I've stared at that damn picture in the Seawolf cabal report a hundred times, and somehow I missed that the bow and stern planes were controlled by different servos. In an attempt to make the design work to fit the needs of my boat,I removed the spare servo and filled the hole in the rear of my WTC. Why? I needed more room inside the WTC, and removing the servo seemed like the best way to do that.

      It's painful to write that now, but I'll fess up. It's been done. Without replacing the entire end cap, is there any way to come back from that and make a new penetration with a seal? I've got an angle-keeper, but does this model need functioning bow planes?
      No, it will work fine with just the stern planes. I just like the precision of practical bow planes. The CARTER is a long boat -- might find bow planes more of an asset than the standard SEAWOLF.

      You can drill out that Bondo, install a new seal, and get that servo back in there. Or I can send you a replacement motor-bulkhead and you can shift everything to that. Your call.

      David
      "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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      • #18
        Originally posted by He Who Shall Not Be Named View Post

        No, it will work fine with just the stern planes. I just like the precision of practical bow planes. The CARTER is a long boat -- might find bow planes more of an asset than the standard SEAWOLF.

        You can drill out that Bondo, install a new seal, and get that servo back in there. Or I can send you a replacement motor-bulkhead and you can shift everything to that. Your call.

        David
        After I posted, I kept digging through the forum history and caught a post where you mentioned that the SD comes with a couple of extra seals. Keeping in the theme of things I pounded the desk with my fist and exclaimed, You son of a b*tch! with a wide smile - ala Jack Ryan.

        On a slightly more serious note, thank you for your kind offer of a replacement end cap. I may still take you up on one some day, but I decided to be bold. Never underestimate the power (or blind luck) of a determined man and his 12v Milwaukee drill. I bored out the offending seal, tapped a new one into its place, and sealed up the end with a touch of RTV. I think the gods decided to be merciful, and I now once again have a functioning 4th servo in the WTC. Ill leak check it tomorrow, but Im encouraged.

        Thank you for the help.


        -Brady

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        • #19
          Good man! Keep us informed.

          David
          "... well, that takes care of Jorgenson's theory!"

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