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Denatured Alcohol by nivapilot Petty Officer   Posted: 16 minutes ago
I used "purple meths", for making my epoxy runnier, and I can tell you, that it works perfectly and , no, it doesn't make any difference in colour to the finished layers.

Jane and Puffer by lesliebreame Commander   Posted: 35 minutes ago
We had a good day out at Ilfracombe pond on Monday with light wind so we could get steam up quite readily. Picture shows my coal fired puffer project and Duncans steam paddle boat fired by tablets.

eezebuild RAF tender by marky Captain   Posted: 1 hour ago
Hi Mick, tried to pm you, but it went a bit weird (computer weird) Ricky has all your parts so will try and get it posted to you over the weekend. Mark (Jarvo) haven't forgotten your one. the one cut for Mick is 50% bigger approx.30" do you want yours this size or the 20" version? . Cheers marky

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE by Fulvia Apprentice   Posted: 3 hours ago
Great boat😁. There are now nearly 20 in our club. Eastbourne & District Model Yacht Club. https://edmyc.org.uk/ Takes less than 30 seconds to dis-mast but mast does not collapse. There are plenty different sail bags available for easy damage free transportation however.👍 If you are looking for an easy to transport yacht then the Dragon Force is ideal as it fits on the back seat of the smallest of cars fully rigged. It sails almost as well as the Dragon Flite. The club hosting the Dragon Force National Championship this weekend.

HELP ME DECIDE PLEASE by terrymiff Apprentice   Posted: 8 hours ago
The DF95 is too short at 950mm for IOM. I think that the Ragazza can squeeze into the IOM rules with a bit of tweaking. The supplied mast and sails fall between an A rig and a B rig in size. The mast is removable. If you decide to change the paintwork on a Ragazza you have two options. 1. Paint over the existing surface and add a bit more weight. 2. Strip the existing surface off and repaint on the bare fibreglass. Beware, this is not an easy job. The existing surface is VERY hard and takes a lot of sanding with very heavy sand paper to remove. Been there, done that. The Ragazza is a pretty boat and fun to sail but it will not stand up against the red hot competition IOMs.

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 8 hours ago
Joysway Dragonflite 95 Does anyone know if this model's mast collapses easily to transport in a small car.

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 hours ago
Wow!! So big they needed double decker buses to get around the deck 😉 Seriously though folks! Nice looking vessel. 👍 Happy building (but the research is already half the fun😉) Cheers Doug 😎

M.V. TEAKWOOD by marky Captain   Posted: 14 hours ago
stunning lines of the Teakwood in the first picture

M.V. TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 hours ago
Looking around for next winter's project, found M.V. VELARDE. A nice looking small reefer used mainly on the U.K. - Mediterranean trade. Decided to build the vessel using a Deans Marine glass-fibre hull and ordered one, planning to bring it back to Canada after a September visit to the U.K. The Deans documentation is designed for a kit rather than a a scratch build, I prefer to build as much as possible myself as enjoy the challenge, so started to accumulate the necessary drawings and photos. Looking though reams of pictures and other information began to think this vessel was not quite as attractive as first thought. Too late though, the hull had been ordered and paid for. Encouraged by other modelers who have adapted proprietary glass-fibre hulls to build different models, began to explore the possibility of using the Velarde hull for another vessel. Reviewing a book on cargo liners noticed M.V. TEAKWOOD, built in Sunderland in 1962. She had an attractive and unusual flowing look to her superstructure and rear deck. A comparison of scales and dimensions showed that a 1:96 scale Velarde hull would closely resemble a 1:133 scale Teakwood. Intrigued by the similarities, started to examine the two vessels in more detail. The length/beam ratio is almost identical and, as the Velarde hull is slightly taller, it could be trimmed down into the Teakwood. The Teakwood bow is steeper, the LBP longer and the counter stern fuller. Not sure about the hull sections, but freighters tend to be similar to other type vessels of the same era. Thus felt encouraged enough to further investigate modifying a Velarde hull into the Teakwood. Continued to search for an elusive General Arrangement of the Teakwood to confirm my initial thoughts.

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 hours ago
Need to keep up with these things as some of my stuff is on old drives that were on win3.1/XP/millennium/vista/NT./7/8.1/And now 10 sometimes a bit awkward moving between system's. But have a nephew who is a programming analyst and sorts it for me. Wish I could do it but Microsoft changes aren't always easy to keep up with unless your loaded and cost doesn't matter. Cheers Colin

A SPLASH IN THE WATER by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 hours ago
Brilliant, I raise my hat! 👍👍👍 You deserved more than just a letter! Like I said, I got just a round of applause, and a few 'interesting suggestions' from some of the 'ladies(?)' present 😲😉

Sea Queen refurbishment by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 hours ago
Should have known😉 Well done that man 👍

A SPLASH IN THE WATER by onetenor Captain   Posted: 16 hours ago
Doug I know what you mean about knowing which way the wind is blowing. One cold April day when I was 17 I had to strip to my undies to get to a 9 yr old who fell into Newsham Park model boating pond. Everyone else was standing shouting instructions to the poor lad. I ran round half the pool to get to him just as he had gone down for the third and last time.I had to pick him off the bottom. His heavy overcoat which bouyed him up at first had got logged and dragged him down.When I got him to the bank he was breathing ok but as I got out the wind hit me. Luckily it was just up to my Nuts so only a bit of my undies got wet . Y fronts.I got a letter of commendation from Shipwreck and Humane Society . And his mum put a thank you letter in the Echo as I hadn't wanted the publicity so didn't know who I was. But as you said you do know where the wind goes.😋👍😜

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 hours ago
Already sorted thanks. I have a external disc reader unit, it takes old IDE, SSD, and a few others as well.

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 hours ago
Sorry Dave. Can't drive at moment on these pain killers.

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