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VERY interesting photo, Bob! Those missiles look menacing, don't they?

I noticed right away that the location of those two huge supports is approximately the same spacing and distance that the two rows of posts are in front of the missile tubes. For several minutes I was thinking that the posts are locating "pins" for those two huge sets of brackets. I was imagining those posts sticking up out of the deck, and this apparatus being set on top of them. Not the greatest engineering in the world , but who knows?

But after loading this photo into my computer and expanding it, I don't think the surface of the brackets is large enough to accept a "pin" of the size of the posts. It looks to me like the brackets have flanges on their bottoms and they are bolted to the deck.

So the mystery continues. Thanks for the photo though. I'm sure others will appreciate it as well.

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Time flies I guess. New questions regarding Admiral Chabanenko:

This is regarding the two boats positioned up near the large crane (not the launches on the port and starboard davits.)

The only photos I have seen of them show tarps across the top, with ropes holding the tarps in place.

Were the boats powered? Via screws?
Hand operated rudders?
Long oars?

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How about those large cable or rope reels on that same deck....
Did they use "natural" rope, nylon rope, cable?
Any thoughts are welcome?

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Chuck Bauer wrote:
Time flies I guess. New questions regarding Admiral Chabanenko:

This is regarding the two boats positioned up near the large crane (not the launches on the port and starboard davits.)

The only photos I have seen of them show tarps across the top, with ropes holding the tarps in place.

Were the boats powered? Via screws?
Hand operated rudders?
Long oars?


The port one is powered for sure, even if the prop is being covered by a tarp: http://navsource.narod.ru/photos/02/224/02224034.jpg

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Thanks Tim and Bob.

Tim's photo is very interesting. The boat in question does not match at all what comes in the kit for that location. The small tarp down below looks like an inboard/outboard drive. Such a drive would pivot and thus there would be no need for a rudder. This boat also obviously has a cabin and an open rear deck with step railings protruding up from the tarp. The shape is very similar to other boats I have seen mounted on the gunwale davits.

The kit comes with two powered boats--launches--that are supposed to be attached to the davits. My impression is that they were stored there. I'm sure I could scratch build another one to match this photo, and then mount in this location. It would be pretty easy since the tarp eliminates the need for any detailing. And I could also make railings that protrude through the tarp. Hmmmm.

Bob's photos both show boats which do look like the ones in the kit.
I did intend to make one open and one with a tarp on it. So even the tarp photo is helpful, especially for color purposes.

I've made tarps and ropes before (on my Mogami for example) so this should be fun.

Many thanks, gentlemen.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:54 am 
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Bob's photo of the boat with the tarp also shows a ladder on the big crane and some electrical boxes around the base. More bonus features to add to the model. :thumbs_up_1:

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Cool. Thanks, Bob.

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