Well ive been delinquent on this boat for a bit because of the regatta and patrol so its time to do some work and an update.
I have since constructed the ribbing to hold the wtc out of black 1/4" ABS plastic that i scribed with a compass and cut with a rotor saw. I also drilled holes in them to ensure the water can flow between them decently. I did not however make a hole at the very center line of them. My reasoning was that with so many vents it would not be a problem. What do you guys think?
As for how to hold the WTC in place I have set it up to use a simple rubber band to hold it in but I am contemplateing brass strapping instead.
I have also cut the tail off in preparation to install the dive planes and rudders but first I will install the shaft components. What is the best way to do thise? Should i use a bearing? If so what kind ets.. I was planning on just using a brass tube and then two collets to transfer the axial thrust to the hull of the craft.
A picture of me fitting up the rear end
The 3.5" WTC sitting in its new home
A shot of my ribbing these were my 3rd attemp. It would seem the boat is not a perfect circle like i cut ribbing.
ALL ADVICE IS WELCOME