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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 27 Apr 2015 16:57 #45677

Thanks JB !!!! I'll have to find a supplier.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 27 Apr 2015 02:53 #45668

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A typical cable eye:

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and a stainless split ring:

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mount the eye horizontally, just like you're holding the pulley, and the split ring vertically, should help keep the pulley horizontal and in-line w/ the drum's outfeed/infeed while turning......

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 27 Apr 2015 02:34 #45665

Ray,,running the cables behind the throttle quadrant was way too complex for safety and reliability. I'm going to run it inboard on the dash. Hey the cables will run inboard of the quadrant,,but who cares..It's my cockpit. I'm used to cockpits with cables swishing past me. For the life of me I don't know how they rigged this boat. I knew it has a 40's big twin in it..as the extension cord ran all the way to the back. I had no idea that standard house plugs were used to ground the coils. I couldn't figure out why there was a two prong extension plug that ended at the transom. Here is where I'm going to mount the pulley....But I don't know how ? I need something to transition from the pulley to the deck ???

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 26 Apr 2015 23:15 #45656

Hey Mark, any progress on the steering? I have ended up with my steering for the Flyer pretty much the same as what you laid out but I didn't use a return ( a pulley on the steering bar, I am hooked direct) to increase the leverage. I was thinking doubling the pulley was going to make for too many turns of the wheel, lock to lock but I may be wrong and have to add them later if the pull is too hard. I now have just one full rotation of the wheel lock to lock, that may be too quick a steering feel and or too much force needed to turn under power. What do you think?

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Ray

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
Arthur Schopenhauer

1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

Day 1 1947 Vagabond 12 Apr 2015 11:55 #45099

Have you worked out the steering bar for the back of the motor?
Going through or over the seat back?

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Ray

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
Arthur Schopenhauer

1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

Day 1 1947 Vagabond 10 Apr 2015 21:33 #45068

Man that was a damn long winter...The rigging is coming together. Since I created a steering wheel from two...the open drum has moved the steering back about 3 inches,,,thus throwing off the departure angle from the drum to the pulleys. I'll leave the original pulleys there and mount two more behind the original position. Then the cable goes behind the throttle bracket . A standoff pulley has to be mounted behind the throttle bracket to prevent the cable from rubbing in it. Then from there hard in and up to prevent the cables from hitting the seat back and gunwales. Back to the steering bar thru the pulleys and back to a gunwale mounted spring anchor. Lots of experimenting here.

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 06 Feb 2015 03:34 #43018

Mark, All I can say is WOW! The film is very very cool, but the rocket you made is AWSOME
The candle stick restoration is just remarkable, I wish I could do that type artistry, I'm pretty good when I need to produce something functional, I can get a little creative just by keeping to the form follows function process but I hit a dead end pretty quick when I just try for a creative form.
I'm going to send you a PM, I can use some help on a project.

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Ray

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
Arthur Schopenhauer

1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

Day 1 1947 Vagabond 06 Feb 2015 01:46 #43016

Ray a good friend of mine in York has a major Buck Rogers collection. He even has the uniforms. all vintage stuff. I built a couple of big ships for him. Another Friend in Colorado started out about seven yrs ago at the Colorado Art institute. Made this short film about seven yrs ago. That's Patrick playing Buck. May he went big time in Hollywood. Writing ,directing and building the props for a new made for TV Sci-Fi series.... toysrevil.blogspot.com/2009/01/buck-roge...m-by-patrick-de.html

Phil is always dropping something off,,,and saying,,,,,,maybe you could you know,,,,,,I know Phil,,,Buck Rogers....

danefield.com/alpha/forums/topic/13575-m...-buck-rogers-rocket/

This one I built from an old comic book page he brought. It's huge,,,2 ft ...Phil does the paint,,,after all He's an artist...Not me...

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Day 1 1947 Vagabond 06 Feb 2015 00:30 #43013

Mark, You spotted it, that's the look I've had in my mind all the time, guess that's from growing up in the 50's :P

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Ray

"Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world."
Arthur Schopenhauer

1956 Vagabond I - 50 HP Johnson
1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special

Day 1 1947 Vagabond 05 Feb 2015 16:40 #42997

Ray,,nothing is attached to the other side. They rely on the mass of the the arm.. I don't care for the way it looks. I prefer the steering bar. Looks period. I'm going to go with the cable guides inside the boat or 4 coaming pulleys on the outside of the hull. Two 90 degree up front and two 15 degree coaming pulleys behind the rear seat.. Still experimenting . www.btmco.com/Steering_Systems.html By the way the new throttle bracket you made is so Buck Rogers !!!

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