Monday, April 11, 2011

First Boat Sets Sail at White Lake

Greetings from the Ring followers. Its been another fun year of racing and building at White Lake F1 Ring. Spring is upon us so it's time for the latest updates on my track before my focus turns to the fine weather outside.

I did a rather haphazzard search for 1/32 scale boats to populate the lake in the middle of my circuit, and turned up with next to nothing. With some background in transportation design I figured I would create my own scratch built wave runner.

A relatively small craft with two occupants crusing through the viaduct at the East end of the track. I am including some build photos for those interested. I used sintra sheet to make the sides of the hull, then a balsa wood main deck. Seating was made from carved blue foam and the gantry, windshield and other small parts were made from various Sintra strips. It flies two flags proudly, the good ole starts and stripes and a vintage pirate. Its cool seeing it in its modeled environment with reflections coming off the water. I'll think I'll christen her the SS Eleven... go figure. Bon Voyage!


Jacqueline Rose said...

Hi,nice post.There is no better way of life for me than living on a sailboat. Living on a sailboat makes one feel like you are on a nonstop vacation.Regardless of the fact that you are needing to go to work every day,once you return home you in a split second feel cool and loose.The straightforwardness of living on board simply makes every day charming.Your companions are in wonderment of the "easy" life you lead.They want to come visit and have a "mini" vacation themselves.Best wishes.
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