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    Billings Sea King refit
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    πŸ“ Billings Sea King refit
    3 years ago by Wingcoax ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This Sea King was bought me as an anniversary prezzy over 40 years ago and was run up to about 11 years ago when it was stored away in the cellar. Unfortunately we had a flood and as the boat was wrapped in a binbag it could not float out and all systems were wrecked. I now intend to re-fit. As you can see she needs new rails and external fittings.

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    πŸ’¬ Billings Sea King refit
    3 years ago by Dave M ( Vice Admiral)
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    Should make for an interesting project.

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    3 years ago by AllenA ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Winqcoax, Did mine recently. it was mainly cosmetic. Good luck with the restoration. Here are some before and after photos.

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    πŸ’¬ Billings Sea King refit
    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nicely done Allen, All Ship Shape and Bristol Fashion again. πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Billings Sea King refit
    3 years ago by Wingcoax ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I should have said that the two speed 600 motors are new.

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    πŸ’¬ Billings Sea King refit
    3 years ago by AllenA ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The speed 600s should be great. I have the original Como 480s and it went well. Was much improved when I made sure the props were contra-rotating. I know, Rookie mistake but then I am still a Rookie.

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    πŸ’¬ Billings Sea King refit
    3 years ago by Wingcoax ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have replaced the original nylon props with two brass of slightly larger dia and pitch. Using both sticks on throttle it should be very manouverable

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    πŸ’¬ Billings Sea King refit
    3 years ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have this model original in the box

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    3 years ago by Wingcoax ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You must either not like building or you have a looong list😎

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    πŸ’¬ Billings Sea King refit
    3 years ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Actually I just beat cancer I have been fighting for the last year and a half. So I have not built then at all. I am looking forward to getting back to the yard though. I do miss it.

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    3 years ago by Wingcoax ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    SORRY! Welcome back.

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    3 years ago by Dave M ( Vice Admiral)
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    Will make into a nice restored model. Seems to have the same motors as my 34" Perkassa.

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    3 years ago by Wingcoax ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Don't have many model shops in my neck of the woods, where would be the best for mail order in uk? Saw reports on Westbourne.

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    3 years ago by AllenA ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Wingcoax, I found my stanchions and rails at http://www.modelboatbits.com/ . They were good to deal with and delivered in a couple of days. I spent half an hour on my knees at the boot sale where I bought my Sea King searching through 3 boxes and found most of my external fittings. I will have a look on line to see if I can find a supplier for you. You will be surprised how well the existing stanchions look when gently redressed with a multi tool wire spindle.
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    3 years ago by AllenA ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here's one supplier http://javis.co.uk/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop...
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    πŸ’¬ Billings Sea King refit
    3 years ago by Wingcoax ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks guys.😊

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    3 years ago by Wingcoax ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Unfortunately the stanchions suffered when the boat was "drowned" in Waste water in the flood and several have broken so will have to replace.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billings Sea King refit
    7 months ago by Dibdawg ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    great starting point! πŸ‘
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    7 months ago by jbkiwi ( Rear Admiral)
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    Any updates on progress? Well worth re- doing.
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