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    Solent Lifeboat
    by Mataroa ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Solent Lifeboat
    1 year ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi heres some pic of the solent lifeboat 1 pic is when i got the boat the 2 pic there was lot of work been done .Its not finish yet

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    ๐Ÿ“ More work on solent lifeboat
    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi heres more pic of the detail work and i made the aerials to make them look like the real thing as well with the rest like hand rails the hatch's . cliff

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ More work on solent lifeboat
    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Coming on well ๐Ÿ‘ Wish my woodwork was that neat ๐Ÿค”
    It'll look splendiferous when painted. Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Doug for ur complement on the work.cliff ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ More work on solent lifeboat
    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Credit where credit is due ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ More work on solent lifeboat
    2 years ago by Dave M ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Maaroa
    Now that you are getting to the detail work, have you decided which Solent Lifeboat your model will based on? There were only four that had the opening type door that Aerokits based their model on. The others had a sliding door entry to the cockpit.
    Looking nice and ship shape and beautiful wood work.
    I'm attaching a pic of my Solent.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ More work on solent lifeboat
    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Dave M i did some research on the solent lifeboat i found out theres a MK1 and MK2 .the MK1 has the sliding doors and in side the cockpit is different to the MK2 .on the MK2 the doors open and the back cockpit is longer then the MK1 back cockpit .the numbers of the MK1 48004 to 48011 .the MK2 48014 to 48016 . I dont know about 48012 and 48013 I think there MK1 i think ? im not quite sure which one to go on ? cliff

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    2 years ago by Dave M ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi cliff
    Yes the the first 8 004 to 011 had sliding doors and a vertical steering wheel, 012 & 013 are not listed and the series ended with 014 to 016 with the hinged oval doors and seated steering positions.
    They were all based on the MKII Oakley so this may be the basis for your designation.
    48014 was Lady MacRobert based at Montrose 1972 to 1989
    48015 was Hugh William Viscount Gough based at Stornoway 1973 to 1984 then Barra island 84 to 88 and finally Dunbar 88 to 93
    48016 was Douglas Currie based at Kirkwell 74 to 75, Macduff 75 to 84, Fraserburgh 85, Portpatrick 86 to 89, Workington 90 to 92.
    To be correct any one of the last three would be OK
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    ๐Ÿ“ Good news
    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Dave i did a bath test with the new props on the sonlent lifeboat .I did full ford and full astern and no problem yet .on saturday i will be doing full test but solent lifeboat through its paces and see what works or not .cliff

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    2 years ago by Dave M ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Cliff
    I hope the single grub screw will hold. The prop will create quite a strong flywheel effect.
    Good luck
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    ๐Ÿ“ propellers specilly made
    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi im very happy with my new specilly made propellers 50mm for Solent Lifeboat .The propeller you get are 3/16 tread but what i need it is propeller with 3/16 hole .The propeller shaft is 3/16".I needit straight through 3/16" hole on the propeller that fittied on the 3/16 shaft and there was no tread on the shaft and there was no one else that can do the job what i was looking for so i called Raboesch to see can they help me and they said yes they can help me with the specilly order. it takes 3 weeks to make them ๐Ÿ‘ cliff

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ propellers specilly made
    2 years ago by Dave M ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi cliff
    How are you going to attach the props to the shaft?
    Normally if the prop shaft has a plain and threaded end, the threaded end goes to the prop with a locknut and thrust washer, The other end inside the boat has a thrust washer and a collett with grub screw(s).
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    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Dave theres a grub screw on the prop so i filed a small flat area on the shaft to take the grub screw and little bit of thread lock on the grub screw and yes theres is thrust washer . cliff

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    2 years ago by Dave M ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi cliff
    Now I understand. it's always interesting to see how other modellers connect their drive shafts and I hope this solution works for you.
    The model is looking good and the detail will certainly add to the character. As you are making most of the fittings I do hope you will keep posting your progress.
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    1 year ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Cliff, just read your post, with the specially ordered props i would be inclined to be belt and bracers by dimpling the shaft for the grub screw to fit into, not just a flat (from an engineering point of view) ... looking good

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely agree Dennis ๐Ÿ‘ That's exactly what I did for my Sea Scout upgrade. Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    1 year ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Dennis The propeller shaft is 3/16".I needit straight through 3/16" hole on the propeller with 3mm grub screw .I dill and tap the shaft to 3mm so the grub screw is locking the shaft and the propeller together all so i use loctite 648 has well .The job i done on the shaft and the propeller they will not comeing off again

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    ๐Ÿ“ More work on the Solent Lifeboat
    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi i finsh the work of reconstruction the superstructure .nexts is to do the detailed work on the superstructure .

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    ๐Ÿ“ More work on the Solent Lifeboat
    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HI heres some pics the work I was doing on the superstructure i replace the roof on the superstructure and all so i replace the windows on the wheelhouse .Theres a lot of work still to be done on the superstructure.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ More work on the Solent Lifeboat
    10 months ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Brianaro thanks for ur complementon on lifeboat .im still working on it its slow on the details .

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    ๐Ÿ“ more work on the solent
    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi i did sum modification to the front of the superstructure it was out of line and all so i work on fitting the propeller shaft in.The 2 motor needit to be fitted in and the 2 15A speed controllers . I made up the battery tray and fitted it in the hull .

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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very very neat ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Solent lifeboat gelcoat
    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I finally got the gelcoat on the hull and antifouling .you will see new outdrive that you not normally see on this type of model boat .They be use on RC boat .

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Solent lifeboat gelcoat
    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent. looking good ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ work on solent lifeboat
    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Heres more pic of solent after i strip the paint the hull it needit some work on the hull and then i fiberglass the hull to strengthen

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    2 years ago by Dave M ( Rear Admiral)
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    If those are nails/pins I can see on the hull I suggest you remove them all before you cover all over. if you don't they will rust when they get wet and spoil all your work.
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    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Dave nails/pins or brass i think? I dont think they will rust be cuz i fiberglass over them I but 2 layers of fiberglass on the solent Hull .
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    2 years ago by Dave M ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi cliff
    If you have already covered there is not much you can do, except perhaps make sure you seal the inside in the same way you sealed the hull. I have left them in in previous restorations but water always gets to them in the end.

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    2 years ago by georgeo5664 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Could I ask what you used to strip the paint off.

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    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi there i use a heat gun and a scraper to strip the paint off in this case it was easy to do but in other cases it might not be easy to do. cliff

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    2 years ago by georgeo5664 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    cheers cliff i have the same boat but just found out the paint is cracking and flaking off so just working out the best way to strip it back to wood and start again. George

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    2 years ago by Mataroa ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Heres more pic of work im stripping paint off the hull bring it back to the wood

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    1 year ago by larryshaw48 ( Able Seaman)
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    Nicely shaped and proportioned Bilge Keels :)

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    1 year ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I inherited a Danish Fish Cutter (ancient Billings kit) in similar sorry state ๐Ÿค”
    A 'long term' restoration project! I have already renovated and modified Dad's old Taycol Target to go in it! Cheers Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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