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by Jamie
Mon Aug 29, 2016 1:01 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Stitch and Tape - Question about Ply Preparation
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Re: Stitch and Tape - Question about Ply Preparation

Andy,

Thank you for your reply and the explanation. I had realised that the tape and epoxy on the seams was fundamental to the whole construction method, but was not clear why there were so many variations upon the outer finish. Now it makes more sense.

Regards,

James.
by Jamie
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:47 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Stitch and Tape - Question about Ply Preparation
Replies: 2
Views: 921

Stitch and Tape - Question about Ply Preparation

Whilst I am a long way off from being ready to start work, I hope to start to build a stitch and tape boat in the next year. I have been looking at the construction technique and am confused as each article that I read seems to differ. Some show the plywood for the hull being coated with epoxy prior...
by Jamie
Sat Aug 27, 2016 1:20 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Choice of Electric Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 4014

Re: Choice of Electric Motor

Captain Jack: I shall post details on here, once I get going, but realistically, this will not be until next year. I have another project to finish first (not boat related) and then I need to move my current workshop so that I have space to build the boat.

James.
by Jamie
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:22 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Choice of Electric Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 4014

Re: Choice of Electric Motor

I have contacted the designers of the boat who felt that 500 watts would be adequate: they used a 1,000 watt engine which was more than enough. However, I have looked further afield for a motor and located some manufacturers in China who can supply single 24 volt, 1,200 watt motors, shipped and supp...
by Jamie
Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Choice of Electric Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 4014

Re: Choice of Electric Motor

CaptJack,

Thank you for the information. I agree that 500w is probably a little small for comfort and shall look for something a little larger.

It will be a while before I am ready to start building, but shall follow you build in the meantime. Good luck with the project.

Kind regards,

James.
by Jamie
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Electric Power
Topic: Choice of Electric Motor
Replies: 7
Views: 4014

Choice of Electric Motor

Good morning. I am thinking of building an Amp Eater and am looking into suitable motors. I plan to use it on calm, non-tidal rivers and wonder whether motors from electric scooters will be suitable. An example that is fairly available here is below. HMParts E-Scooter electric Motor 24V 500 W Model:...
by Jamie
Sat Aug 20, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: New Members, Please Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from England
Replies: 0
Views: 6928

Hello from England

Hello. My name is James. I am in England and considering building an Amp Eater for river use.

James.