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    Posted: 07 June 2005 at 9:36pm

I am I right in thinking that in addition to the centre line rudder there were two under the stern and three props? Can any one tell me the pitch and dia of the props as I am building a r/c model and would like get things as accurate as possible.

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Daryl, Three rudders sounds right, the props were 31" x 30" on most of the boats.

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Thanks for the info, I take it there were three props?.

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Hi Daryl

Yep I can confirm that there were three props

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Can any one confirm there were two rudders at the back in line with the outer props and a centreline one or three at the back and the centre line one.

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Hello Daryl

The WW2 73ft 'Short' Vosper boats had three props and rudders in line (if looking across the boat ie Port to Stbd. The later 'Gay' class (1950's) boat's prop's all turned one way ie clockwise, and just to confuse you a little , some later build wartime type boats had a forth small center rudder forward (almost amidships), that turned in the opposite direction to assist in getting a shorter turning circle.

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Hi,

Thanks for the info it is very much appreciated, I now realise I now have to build four rudders. I am still undecided if I should have all the props turning the same way or get handed ones.

One last thought, I have read in the Allied Coastal Forces Vol2 book and the Squadron Signal book that the centre engine was geared differently to the other two. Does  anyone know why?

Many thanks for your help

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Thank you very much for all the help you all have given me it is very much appreciated.

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