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    Cashrc
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    Hi Roy. Funny you should bring the point up about American engines. My buddy Mike and I are Studebaker owners, and Mike is also into Hudson’s. He has a buddy who has a couple of Hudson Invader marine engines, iirc the original manufacturer was Hall-Scott. I need to get with him someday and talk him into taking me over to see them. If that happens, I’ll darn sure get pics!!
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    roycv
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    Hi cashrc, well the boat in question almost had American made engines! I wonder how many of the ASR boats had engines from the USA?
    I know in the UK they settled on using variants among the various types of Merlin engines. For instance some tanks had Merlins with only 6 carburettors.

    Some may remember a Rolls Royce with a Merlin engine it overtook me once in west London and it sounded like someone was shaking a very big tin of nuts and bolts.

    Met the guy by chance who owned it at a metalwork evening class. This was about 50 years ago and he said he was under constant pressure from RR to remove the signature radiator griil!
    Lost touch after that.
    Roy
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    Cashrc
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    I’m telling y’all, if I ever need info on an obscure boat, especially if it’s British built, I’ll ask here. My friends think I’m quite the researcher but y’all are on another level…Salute!!
    Cash
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    Skippydrew
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    Thank you very Much for the information Roy, happy to know a little more about my model, I would be interested in the book also 😊

    Jordan
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    Hi agree it was the only one built. During the WW2 the 2 Packard engines destined for this boat went down with the transport ship in the Atlantic. When tested she was not fast enough and was then transferred to Scotland and used for training purposes.
    The original plans for this boat had her with a typical rubber band drive as used in model aircraft and was drawn up for Drysdale Boat drawings, based in Leighton Buzzard.
    Later incorporated into The Model Boat book published in 1950. IMHO it is still one of the best books of this type I have read.
    The number 1228 is from the original plans for this boat. I started building this model many years ago and then found it should have had 2 engines and I set the basic uncovered hull aside, still in the garage.

    The Model Maker magazine when it started took over these plans, which were excellent ones, my favourite is the River cruiser Dubarry. But there were 3 other high speed launch type boats as well as examples of many other models Jetex to sail. This model being MM102.
    The plan in 1950 was for sale at 15/- (fifteen shillings later 75p) Todays equivalent value 72 years on is Β£30.00. So perhaps Sarik's plans are not a bad deal!
    I have a second copy of the book if anyone is interested, just PM me It was 7/6d at the time I would like the 2022 equivalent!
    regards
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    RNinMunich
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    Yep I know Colin. I went down the same trail but that 'old' www link wouldn't woik!πŸ€”
    So I experimented by using a secure https URL and just looking for their ***.com site πŸ˜‰Still couldn't find anything about 1228???
    Cheers, Doug
    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.😊 Cheers Doug
    Rowen
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    It is a Walton Thames ASR launch.
    Built one in the early 70s from Model Boats service plans (predecessor to Sarik). Built it as the model had a huge cabin area and wanted to use it to experiment with different drives. Last sailed on pool near Barry with a 6V Volkswagen wiper motor for power. Worked well, but somewhat leisurely.
    Cannot recall when disposed of, but it was prior to escaping the "white hot heat" of the technological revolution promised by Harold Wilson in 1975.
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    Colin H
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    Hi Doug, it was on the page I got the info about boat 1228.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
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    Hi Colin,
    I tried that link as well with this result-
    "Oops! That page can’t be found."πŸ€”
    This link at least takes you to their Homepage
    https://asrmcs-club.com/

    Cheers, 😎
    https://asrmcs-club.com/
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    Young at heart πŸ˜‰ Slightly older in other places.😊 Cheers Doug
    Colin H
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    Hi Jordan, look here to get all the information you need about your model.
    www.asrmcs-club.com/boatswebsite/pin60asrmk1spec.html
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    Fair winds and calm waters, COLIN.
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