Saturday, 9 June 2012

Punt Gun boat.


Another first for the club?
Terry Burnett sent me this post of a boat he has just finished, 
it's a punt gun boat!.
To be honest I didn't know what one of these was, even after looking at the pictures Terry sent, so I looked it up on Wikipedia and there it was.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punt_gun
At the bottom of the page on this link there is a video you can click on to see a guy firing one of these guns, but notice it is well tied down!

I even found a video of these boats on the net, see here


Even though we have a million wildfowl (well it seems that many) at Etherow I don't think Terry will be able to test a working gun on his model, though the boat it is motorised, Wayne the head warden would be a bit miffed.
Here is Terry's details of the build.
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I have just finished a Gun Punt for your consideration.
Designed from contemporary photographs
Scratch built
Plywood construction (with frames) fibreglass lining
Stainless rudder
Pear rubbing strip
I decided to exaggerate the features by extending the nose and gun and fitting an outrunner brushless motor, the originals were rowed through the fens.
No idea how this will perform so I have fitted a programable speed controller



Terry Burnett
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Nice pictures as well!
That's it for to-day, hope to see you all at various times at the lake, though to-day looks a non runner with the weather wet and windy again.
Hope the ankle is a bit easier now Chris!.
Peter.
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1 comment:

  1. Very interesting

    In the 1950's, my Dad was always bringing home, library books on Punt Guns
    Thankfully, Punt Guns are banned these days
    Nice model, Terry, but your model needs a shootist, to make it look right
    The colour is lovely for a speedboat but a rather sombre colour may be the order of the day?
    My brother once made a large battleship that fired a broadside of pond pellets...It was great fun to watch the effect across the water

    Bob

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