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    Billing Andrea Gail
    by GARTH πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ ( Warrant Officer)
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    πŸ“ Sink Test
    4 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well all the thing's needed to R/C Andrea Gail are in temporary so a sink test is needed to check water line & balance . I'm using magnets from a couple of no functional P/C 's to hold down main deck . PS the guy with the fish isn't me I don't like fishing it's a very boring hobby .
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sink Test
    3 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    So far so good GarthπŸ‘
    Agree with you re fishing, on shore or rivers at least!
    On the pier at Folkestone with Grandad was interesting though, always something going on with the Cross Channel Ferries and trains.
    Re guy with the fish.
    We went through this a few weeks ago. Photo appeared through some freak error on the server.
    Just go to your Profile/Account and delete it / change it for something else!
    Cheers, Doug

    Cross Channel Ferries
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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    5 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Got a handle on battery placement & all the electronic things . I will use 1.2 v rechargeable to make 6V's . Put a coat of primer on model lots of imperfections that need fixing
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billing Andrea Gail
    5 days ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Good progress Garth,πŸ‘
    I'm following this with great interest as I embarked on a similar project last year; restoration and conversion of an ancient Billing Boats fish cutter 'Gina 2'.
    Inherited from an Aunt a couple of years ago.
    Project on hold at the moment due to other things getting in the way πŸ€”
    Details of at least the hull restoration and motorisation are in my Blog here-
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/43305
    Pics attached of the Before and Now!
    KUTGWπŸ‘ Cheers, Doug 😎
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/43305
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    Gina 2
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billing Andrea Gail
    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi GARTH,
    NICE .
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin.
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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    11 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Had to make a motor stand for the Graupner 400 brushed motor . Took quit a while to line up & glue in place .Used Brass 2 brass plates silver soldered to make a 90 & drilled holes for 2.5 mm motor screws . I have a Deans Marine speed control that's older than me but works well on 6 volts . P/S the guy with the fish isn't me & I can't edit to put a me photo in

    brass plates
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    πŸ“ Billings Andrea Gail
    16 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Made a stand up as the kit one would not work as it was for a static model .Stern parts made of 6 parts I used some solid wood in this area kit had balsa blocks & I use a lot of bondo glazing & spot putty to fix all the imperfections .

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billings Andrea Gail
    16 days ago by Martin555 ( Lieutenant)
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    Coming along nicely,
    Keep up the good work.

    Martin.
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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    18 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    Took a few days & it's a little messy but hull cleared out . Also built a stuffing box , motor shaft & prop . Next thing will be a motor from the friendly Skycraft hobby store . Probably a speed 280 Graupner brushed motor .
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    πŸ“ Billing Andrea Gail
    19 days ago by GARTH ( Warrant Officer)
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    I kind of got tired of my last bill blog the fishing boat . But my son got me a model of the Billings Andrea Gail for my 70th birthday so I'm re-energized about building her the model is only 36 cm by 10 cm & was a static model that I plan on converting to R/C The model was a 2 part hull so a lot of re engineering will be needed to make room for R/C stuff . P/S I thought I'd like to build a small boat as it gets to be a hand full take them to the pond . 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Billing Andrea Gail
    18 days ago by figtree7nts ( Commodore)
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    Hulls coming along nicely!πŸ‘
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