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Solent Lifeboat Print Booklet
Author: Mataroa   Posts: 10   Photos: 55   Subscribers: 3   Views: 1049   Responses: 20   |   Most recent posts shown first   (Show oldest first)

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More work on solent lifeboat - Posted: 4th Jun 2017
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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Response by Dave M on the 15th Jun 2017
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.
Dave
Response by Mataroa on the 15th Jun 2017
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
Response by Dave M on the 15th Jun 2017
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
Cheers
Dave

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Good news - Posted: 31st May 2017
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
Response by Dave M on the 31st May 2017
Hi Cliff
I hope the single grub screw will hold. The prop will create quite a strong flywheel effect.
Good luck
Dave

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propellers specilly made - Posted: 30th May 2017
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 👍 cliff

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Response by Dave M on the 30th May 2017
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).
Dave
Response by Mataroa on the 30th May 2017
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
Response by Dave M on the 31st May 2017
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.
Dave

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More work on the Solent Lifeboat - Posted: 23rd May 2017
Hi i finsh the work of reconstruction the superstructure .nexts is to do the detailed work on the superstructure .

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More work on the Solent Lifeboat - Posted: 16th May 2017
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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more work on the solent - Posted: 24th Apr 2017
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 .

cliff

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Response by RNinMunich on the 3rd Jun 2017
Very very neat 👍👍
😎

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Solent lifeboat gelcoat - Posted: 10th Apr 2017
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 .

cliff

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Response by RNinMunich on the 3rd Jun 2017
Excellent. looking good 👍👍

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work on solent lifeboat - Posted: 7th Apr 2017
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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Response by georgeo5664 on the 24th Apr 2017
Could I ask what you used to strip the paint off.
Response by Mataroa on the 24th Apr 2017
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
Response by georgeo5664 on the 24th Apr 2017
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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stripping paint - Posted: 25th Mar 2017
Heres more pic of work im stripping paint off the hull bring it back to the wood

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Solent Lifeboat - Posted: 19th Mar 2017
HI I got this Solent Lifboat a couple years ago im going to do a full refurbish on lifeboat its needs a lot of work on it to do. As you can see from the pic .Ill be putting new gear that you dont normally see on on this model boat .As i up date this blog you see changes

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Response by jarvo on the 19th Mar 2017
I keep looking at one of these, maybe!!!! At least you have all the bits to make copies of should be fairly simple if time consuming
Good luck with the re-ferb
Response by Mataroa on the 19th Mar 2017
Hi jarvo thanks its funny i dont have all the bits for the lifeboat im going to make a lot of the parts for it .😊