|||
Current Website Support
57
Contributors
19
Subscribers
You are Not Registered
Subscribe for your gold medal ๐Ÿ…
Ads
Ad Free
Until Cancelled
ยฃ1
ยฃ2
ยฃ3
ยฃ5
Donate for your silver medal ๐Ÿ…
Ads
Ad Free
12 Months
ยฃ10
ยฃ15
ยฃ25
ยฃ50
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Download The App!
    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Forum
    Search
    Jump To:
    All Categories
    Hobby Chit Chat
    Non-Hobby Chat
    RC & Electrics
    Building Related
    For Sale/Wanted
    Website Related
    General Resources
    Page 1 of 157
    >>>
    Sourcing timber
    I use an alloy water-cooled mount in my boats - but I do like your idea and I will try it. The power loss from driving the fan should be quite minimal and it would be nice to find a use for all those prop adapters that do not get used. Where do you buy a fan like that?
    2 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง zooma ( Warrant Officer)
    Building Related
    12 Posts
    28 Likes
    Started
    13 hours ago
    by flaxbybuck
    Latest
    2 hours ago
    by zooma
    Aziz
    Hi Jho, you need to reply on your original post or its doesn't make sense on its own.
    2 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
    Building Related
    2 Posts
    0 Likes
    Started
    5 hours ago
    by jho
    Latest
    2 hours ago
    by mturpin013
    STRINGERS
    I think I will just refer to the wood in my Venetian blind slats as "pear' in future as it is apparently not known by any other name . ๐Ÿ™ˆ ๐Ÿ™‰ ๐Ÿ™Š
    5 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง zooma ( Warrant Officer)
    Building Related
    18 Posts
    24 Likes
    Started
    10 days ago
    by Maverick
    Latest
    5 hours ago
    by zooma
    Aziz tug boat
    https://www.mfacomodrills.com/index.html There was a discussion on motors for Aziz on Mayhem some time ago. A lot of folks use 550 or 555s without the gearbox (direct drive). If you use a 5 pole version you get more torque for your volts and smoother starts and running than with the 3 polers ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    7 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    For Sale/Wanted
    4 Posts
    1 Like
    Started
    20 hours ago
    by jho
    Latest
    7 hours ago
    by RNinMunich
    Slec Fairey Huntress
    Hi Steve I was going to suggest as per the others i.e. use your batteries with a brushless motor but if you want to go brushed then something like the MFA 540 should fit the bill. Attached is from the Component Shop. I always reckon you need around 10k. RPM to get decent planing performance. That's the 34" kit isn't it and if so the extra weight of batteries other than LiPos shouldn't be too much of an issue. I don't know of any other builders of that kit on the forums and so it is unlikely that you will find anyone who has gone brushed so there is an element of suck it and see. Chris
    10 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ChrisF ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Building Related
    9 Posts
    10 Likes
    Started
    11 hours ago
    by DorsetSteve
    Latest
    10 hours ago
    by ChrisF
    Colour scheme
    ๐Ÿ‘Wow thanks for your input thats the answers i needed just waiting for fittings kit to arrive to complete.
    23 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ boatworx ( Able Seaman)
    Building Related
    9 Posts
    15 Likes
    Started
    4 days ago
    by boatworx
    Latest
    23 hours ago
    by boatworx
    building Katie
    Thanks Rick I will keep that in mind.
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Muskrat ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Website Related
    8 Posts
    3 Likes
    Started
    2 days ago
    by Muskrat
    Latest
    1 day ago
    by Muskrat
    Making a one piece Bulwark for a DSM
    Thanks, have been doing that but found it somewhat hit and miss ! Someone mentioned that there was a formula for translating deck curvature into that used for Bulwarks. But like a lot of useful comments they weren't able to tell me what that Formula was ! Whether I would have understood how to apply i is an entirely different question ! Looks like back to the cardboard templates....I'll have to eat much more cereal !
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Crispyduck65 ( Recruit)
    Website Related
    3 Posts
    3 Likes
    Started
    1 day ago
    by Crispyduck65
    Latest
    1 day ago
    by Crispyduck65
    New members
    Thanks for the welcome. I joined in August, but really didn't do much until October. I too am very new to the hobby. I don't feel I have the skillset to tackle a full on build, so I have started out by picking up boats that are old builds and have been abused/neglected and need some TLC to bring them back. I have a couple that are "water ready", if not finished. A couple that I have acquired the necessary pieces to get them ready, and a couple that I'm still researching and scratching my head over. OH, and I did buy a Dumas Skiff kit, a simple build but a way to get my feet wet. My boats and workshop are pictured in my Harbour.
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ DWBrinkman ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    General Resources
    9 Posts
    28 Likes
    Started
    3 days ago
    by Nerys
    Latest
    2 days ago
    by DWBrinkman
    Norstar waverider
    Hi Steve, Indeed I do. In fact I have a half built model which I last worked on with my father in about 1968. I didn't have enough pocket money to by the engine or radio control system so we stopped when the bottom skins were on! The problem is I've got the whole box and semi-built model stored away somewhere in the loft which is packed with junk. I hope to be able to dig it out in the next month or so because I'd like to complete it! I'll certainly be happy to copy it and send it to you. Regards, Paul
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง pauladams ( Recruit)
    For Sale/Wanted
    2 Posts
    3 Likes
    Started
    3 days ago
    by sigfortunata
    Latest
    2 days ago
    by pauladams
    Precedent k d perkasa
    Here's a link to a YouTube video of my Perkasa. https://youtu.be/Ksg5L_uqZ-c
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง lesfac ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    General Resources
    10 Posts
    6 Likes
    Started
    6 days ago
    by Merlin2
    Latest
    2 days ago
    by lesfac
    T class sub
    Hi Tim I do remember sending out details of the "T" class some time back, so it could well be me. Glad that you have made a start on the boat and from the photos she looks good, looking forward to seeing the finished thing. Keep safe Fred
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fred ( Midshipman)
    Building Related
    5 Posts
    5 Likes
    Started
    3 days ago
    by tim morland
    Latest
    3 days ago
    by Fred
    1/12 Tid Tug (Scratch build)
    Thanks Mike ๐Ÿ˜Š
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Tizdaz ( Leading Seaman)
    Building Related
    20 Posts
    72 Likes
    Started
    14 days ago
    by Tizdaz
    Latest
    3 days ago
    by Tizdaz
    Anyone hear from Ed lately?
    Ed and Jen are well he said in an email I just received. He said none of his tugboats have been launched in the local pond. He is starting a new build Happy Hunter Tug by Krick. Good to know they are fine.
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ron ( Commodore)
    Non-Hobby Chat
    4 Posts
    1 Like
    Started
    4 days ago
    by Ron
    Latest
    3 days ago
    by Ron
    Woodbridge Model Boat Club.
    Thanks Treve, Hope you are keeping well. Geoff.
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง mistyoptic ( Midshipman)
    General Resources
    3 Posts
    3 Likes
    Started
    4 days ago
    by mistyoptic
    Latest
    3 days ago
    by mistyoptic
    RE Painting my MTB
    I am new to this forum and am building two replica ships Erebus and Terror each 1 metre long to be launched in Antarctica later this year. I have sealed the hulls with Stockholm tar since all materials have to be biodegradable.The bottom of the hulls will be copper plated to prevent any marine growth does anyone know of a none toxic paint for painting the copper.
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ boomerangbender ( Recruit)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    8 Posts
    8 Likes
    Started
    5 days ago
    by Muskrat
    Latest
    3 days ago
    by boomerangbender
    Servo's
    D these are a few of mine Hi you will find them very good and have loads of power for the rudder and there not expensive I use them on all my boats even it is driving two rudders ๐Ÿ‘
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง John P ( Recruit)
    RC & Electrics
    8 Posts
    13 Likes
    Started
    8 days ago
    by Maverick
    Latest
    4 days ago
    by John P
    My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    Hi Steve, thought you guys were still locked down, haven't seen the news for a while and sick of chinflu jab hassling on radio an TV, it's like Chinese water torture and brain washing all at once ! 10,000 positive traces and 40 deaths since it started (mostly people in rest homes about to drop off anyhow) Not too worried about it, but they are still talking about wiping it out, which is impossible. We are getting vaccine passports for travel, bars, events etc, but not for shops. Shopping is limited and food places sell at the door still. At least there is still on-line shopping for model stuff if necessary. I,m tendingto buy things locally now, sick of waiting months for China stuff . Just received a part for a future project - 72 days and 70 postal processes from China to here,- ridiculous ! Bought my chuck and drive pulley locally which took a few days, the tailstock chuck from China took 2 weeks, which was unusually good, (must have used a decent carrier. Belts from EBay have been about 3 weeks so far,- still in China ! JB
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
    Building Related
    35 Posts
    116 Likes
    Started
    8 days ago
    by GaryLC
    Latest
    4 days ago
    by jbkiwi
    Steam/Smoke
    Thanks Maverick๐Ÿ‘
    4 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Griss ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Building Related
    2 Posts
    0 Likes
    Started
    5 days ago
    by Maverick
    Latest
    4 days ago
    by Griss
    Dental paste
    Will it harden when baked in the oven? Hint, hint.
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Building Related
    3 Posts
    5 Likes
    Started
    5 days ago
    by NigelTailyour
    Latest
    5 days ago
    by ToraDog
    Damage
    I thought that Maine was doing well, and it was until the start of the summer. Since then the rates have peaked above those pre-vaccine. We have both received our shots as well as our boosters and we wear masks in public, unless out walking the Kids(dogs). We may not be the fittest, but we plan to try to survive as such........
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ToraDog ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Non-Hobby Chat
    10 Posts
    8 Likes
    Started
    6 days ago
    by Newby7
    Latest
    5 days ago
    by ToraDog
    Tempted and bought it
    I managed to get hold of a second receiver for my Futaba so i can use the Radio for both boats. So i fitted the radio to my MTB today and everything is ready to give it a blast at the weekend hopefully weather permitting. i will post some pictures. Cheers Jon
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Muskrat ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    4 Posts
    15 Likes
    Started
    8 days ago
    by Muskrat
    Latest
    6 days ago
    by Muskrat
    LEDs
    Hi Mick. PM sent.
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
    General Resources
    8 Posts
    19 Likes
    Started
    9 days ago
    by tim morland
    Latest
    6 days ago
    by Martin555
    Simulated Cooling Water discharge
    Intermittent flow is usually caused when a boat has a wet exhaust/silencer. The water comes from the manifold after the heat exchanger, then down to a wet exhaust / waterlock muffler (has chambers and weirs inside) builds up in there, then when full is pushed out by exhaust pressure, with a spurting motion over and over. There are different types of wet exhausts, but these are probably the most common. I had one in my 20ft NZ Hartley cabin boat, on a marinised MK 3 Zephyr Zodiac 6 motor and it worked well. Things you might want to know about exhausts https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6wcLi9uc9s and 2 working https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWDZESQg66g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8osu_09K7jc If a boat has a tell-tail, the water volume will usually vary slightly with motor speed (like an outboard) but is self limiting , as the rubber vanes on the pump impeller will fold back at high revs keeping the flow steady (if they didn't, the pressure would probably blow all the hoses off, or blow a head gasket. High performance tunnel hulls etc with straight exhaust headers, have wet exhausts with a sleeve on the exhaust running to the outlet, (which keeps the outside cool) and the water falls out round the exhaust stream. Some marine engines like MerCruisers have a riser as part of the manifold, with water fed into the exhaust after it . Lots of different types of wet exhausts, but most work the same way, by water cooling the exhaust externally or internally (which reduces sound) and removes gasses.
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
    Building Related
    28 Posts
    41 Likes
    Started
    7 days ago
    by Madwelshman
    Latest
    6 days ago
    by jbkiwi
    "VENETIAN NIGHT SAILING"
    DONT FORGET - "VENETIAN NIGHT SAILING" Sunday Evening - December 5th - From 4 PM till ? 5PM or later ! Short Video here from 2019 :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UCSjAdrBmA
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
    Dec
    5
    2021
    1 Day Only!
    0 Posts
    0 Likes
    Started
    6 days ago
    by philcaretaker

    No Replies Yet
    Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    The questions are at the ready for December! One question per day, if you answer correctly, youโ€™re in the draw! So that just leaves prizesโ€ฆ it would be great to have a few winners, but obviously it all depends on prizes. Iโ€™m sure people would rather things other than website merchandise! So throwing it out there, if anyone has gift ideas, or something theyโ€™re never going to use but might make a fun gift, please pop a PM to me. Hope yโ€™all looking forward to it! Stephen
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Fireboat ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Website Related
    9 Posts
    34 Likes
    Started
    12 days ago
    by Fireboat
    Latest
    9 days ago
    by Fireboat
    Pond Yacht Sails help
    I always use polycotton which I buy on ebay. I pay about ยฃ3 per metre, 45" width. Umpteen colours available, been using it for years. Nice fabric to handle and I find, ideal weight. The sails on the model barge in my avatar are polycotton. Cheers, Nerys
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
    Building Related
    5 Posts
    3 Likes
    Started
    10 days ago
    by sparkywales
    Latest
    9 days ago
    by Nerys
    Newbbie needing advice
    Hi Tomo I agree with the advice given. I and my fellow club members build lots of wooden scratchbuilt models and use White Gorilla wood Glue as we can buy in 1 litre bottles. It's water resistant so needs to be sealed but we coat all our models with G20 pond sealer both inside and out so barring the odd accident the glue joints are protected. Sanding sealer or some of the other suggestions would work just as well. Superglue is good for small fittings etc and sticks almost anything if degreased. Going back to my aeromodelling days we used to use a drop of superglue when joining stringers with white glue every so often. It set quickly and avoided the need for pins to hold the pieces in place. Contact adhesive is brilliant if you are fitting thin laminated sheets over a large area ie a veneer on a cabin side etc. As others have said you don't have much wriggle room so everything needs to be correctly aligned. I do miss the passing of the local model shop but there are still many very good shops around and it is up to us to support them or lose them. Possibly the best advice is available at a local model club. The techniques are used by all modellers and most are willing to share their experience if asked. Looking forward to seeing your build blog๐Ÿ‘ Dave
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง dave976 ( Midshipman)
    Building Related
    27 Posts
    81 Likes
    Started
    18 days ago
    by Tomo
    Latest
    9 days ago
    by dave976
    a dream project
    Hi Jock, "Compressed air sounds complicated for a model unless you find a 12V compressor ..." You'd need a pretty big sub/ship to fit a compressor in! As far as I know folks who use compressed air only use the compressor to charge an on-board pressure vessel. Meaning of course a limited number of 'Surface, blow all tanks'. Er was that the 5th or 6th dive?๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ญ Having investigated various methods for diving/surfacing I opted for the piston tank, which'll work until the batteries are flat! So that's what I've bought for my Akula II sub, ca 1m, which I hope to finally get operational this winter. Guess I'll have to build a vertical version of Martin's 'Big Blue' tank to test it ๐Ÿ˜‰ A slower version using pumps should be adequate for a 'Heavy Lifter ship'. Seen various docus about them and they don't seem to react too fast. Especially when coming up with several thousand tons of load aboard. My post was only 'tongue in cheek' anyway - unnecessarily complex just for removing ballast. Would be fun though watching the ship rise. Don't let the Coastguard see you though - they might think you are illegally flushing tanks at sea๐Ÿ˜ Good luck with your dream๐Ÿ‘ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    Building Related
    29 Posts
    71 Likes
    Started
    2 months ago
    by JockScott
    Latest
    10 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    Imex schnellboat
    Won't hurt to ask Tel. Bon chance mon ami ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿคž ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    10 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
    General Resources
    6 Posts
    5 Likes
    Started
    11 days ago
    by telusboats
    Latest
    10 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    Page 1 of 157
    >>>


    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy
    Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info