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    Kiel craft 43 inch Raf tender
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    ๐Ÿ“ infestation round 2
    1 day ago by westward ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well they sure like plywood it was worse than I feared, this boat is going be like grandfathers hammer more new than original I have cut out the cabin roof members and a whole of the lower right hull bottom it was a s.d to get off and have on my bench the replacement thanks to the plans I got was able to get that right size and the fact that boat was made from a kit originally and not fettled
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    ๐Ÿ“ all Stripped ready for hull preparation
    3 days ago by westward ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Having removed most of the fittings and the forward cabin roof as there was a infestation in the roof and roof its self, along with middle roof that i know realise is meant to lift off some one had fixed down the reason being the infestation in the middle supports of the roof these came apart well crumbled but i managed to save one as a template, also the same problem withe rudder cover not sure of the term for it the inside has had two coats of treatment so hoepfully thats that
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    ๐Ÿ“ white metal castings
    6 days ago by westward ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well the start on this build, Or should say major refit still acquiring the parts from the castings and replacement windows from vintage model works to its new power unit and speed controller and the whole subject of putting in a pump to assist the cooling of the Esc, one question what does one fix the ruddel and water intake in with do you put silicone round or something else
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: white metal castings
    4 days ago by westward ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have ordered a set from vintage model works though would be nice to have one work I believe colin has done it some how I need to ask how
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: white metal castings
    4 days ago by dave976 ( Lieutenant)
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    Some years ago a former site member posted a blog on how he made a Fire Hydrant. You can view this under Build Blogs and search for Fire Hydrant.
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    ๐Ÿ“ the start of the restoration
    12 days ago by westward ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    well its been a great fact finding helped by the website we have made a start, my boat is well made I've started on the two replacement deck hatches one for the aft section and one for the midship section the cabin roof had wood worm int so need to replace that I've dashed the rest of the boat in Rentokill product the photos show the inside of the boat as is
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    ๐Ÿ“ raf boat rebuild
    14 days ago by westward ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I will get some more photos in of the rest of the boats build iI am going to install a brush motor water cooled and water cooled Esc as power source and lippo 4s2800 battery for its power source receiver 2.4 ghz my total budget for this rebuild is 280 so i hope that covers it and other help greatly appreciated the worry is the lippos i have a good charger for them
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    ๐Ÿ“ Kiel craft 43 inch Raf tender
    14 days ago by westward ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This boat was made from the first batch of models in the 1960 it's well built and along the way has lost a few white metal parts and middle floor section and the odd dinged from storage.the boat was never finished as its maker went on to other projects
    I got as far as testing it in bath doesn't leak so now we will start on its rebuild Neil very kindly me sent me the plans for the boat and i have acquired set of scaled down 43 inch plans to 34 so that helps a bit
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