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How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!

There are many ways for building of a hull, such as using frame of square lumbers or using F.R.P. Here, we build the hull using piled up boards of balsa. This can be built easily, and can stop the water leakage easily.

boat01 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!
1. Preparation of the Engine
Now, An alpha-type Stirling engine is prepared. It has bore of 15 mm and stroke of 6 mm. As the heat source, an alcohol lamp is built by myself.

boat02 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!2. Drawing Plans
Plans of top view, side view and sectional view are drawing. In this step, we must consider about the location of the engine and the balance of weight exactly.

boat03 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!3. Making Paper Patterns
This boat is made of nine balsa boards. Paper patterns of the real size are making here.

boat04 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!4. Pasting Paper Patterns
Paste the paper patterns to the balsa boards with double-sided tape.

boat05 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!5. Cutting Boards
Cut the balsa boards with a sawing machine. If the board is fitted the paper pattern well, the shaping becomes easy in the next steps.

boat06 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!6. Fastening Boards with Glue
Fasten the boards with a wood glue strongly. The glue must be filled to used.

boat08 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!8. Finish of the Fastening
The fastening is finished. The block of balsa has steps yet.

boat09 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!9. Shaving the Steps
Shave the steps with a wood file.

boat10 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!10. Shaping
Shape a surface with a sandpaper.

boat11 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!11. Shaping with a filler
Shape smoothly a rough surface with a wood filler. Take enough time to ensure the smooth finish of the hull.

boat12 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!12. Drill Processing
In this step, work to drill for the pipe of a propeller shaft or a rudder.

boat13 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!13. Paint a Clear Lacquer
To get a waterproofed hull, paint a clear lacquer both inside and outside. Repeat 3 or 4 times, and finish the perfect waterproofed hull.

boat14 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!14. Painting
Paint the hull beautifully. Here, we painted it white and blue. It is no probrem to use a cutting sheet.

boat15 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!15. Completion
Put on additional parts, such as a rudder and balancers (weights). Put on the engine, and put on a propeller made of thin metal plate. Finally, the boat is completed! template rarrow How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home! Structure of the boat for building (Autodesk DWF format)
template rarrow How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home! Paper pattern of the hull (Autodesk DWF format)
template rarrow How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home! Additional parts of the boat, No.B1-B6(Autodesk DWF format)
template rarrow How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home! Download of the whole CAD data including the hull and the engine (Autodesk AutoCAD 2000 DWG format)
template rarrow How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home! Download of the whole CAD data including the hull and the engine (Autodesk AutoCAD 2000 DXF format)

* WHIP! allows you to distribute CAD (DWF format) files over a network without AutoCAD software. It is available for download free of charge at the web site of Autodesk, Inc.
* Above plans are drawn for my manufacturing only.
* Please note that the CAD data includes Japanese fonts and characters, they may not show correctly on your PC.

template barrow How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home!Conclusion

boat run5 How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home! After the Stirling engine boat is completed, run the engine, and float it on water. Also let us adjust the size or pitch of the screw propeller, then try to get high-speed running. Our boat could run at about 0.6 m/s lightly. Tips of the development of a high-speed Stirling engine boat are that the development of a low drag hull and high-power engine. Also the engine and the hull are reqired light weight. A running boat on water is very beautiful. Please try to develop a high-speed Stirling engine boat.

Please note that the balsa burns well. The engine must be heated near water.

template rarrow How To Build Your Own Stirling Engine Boat At Home! MPEG Movie of the Model Boat (2 MB)

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Ovidiu has always been a fan of technology and Captain Planet. Unable to ignore the technical possibilities that exist nowadays, he started collecting and blogging about the most interesting news out there and saw that there were a lot of people interested in the same that stuff he was.

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4 comments
Boat Directory
Boat Directory

Well quite interesting, i remember last time when i tried to build a boat at home i t was a total mess, but now i am confident that this time ill be able to build it.

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boat building plans

I love your hobby. Have you ever thought of building life sized boats?

Random Ray
Random Ray

Waste of time it doesn't show you how to build a stirling engine and frankly any piece a of balsa wood could be made into a better boat .

philippe mocquard
philippe mocquard

Excellent!I really pretty stirling engine... best regards philippe mocquard Club moteur à air chaud Lycée Monge 2 rue de la Fantaisie 443232 Nantes France

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