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    Rogal118
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    Thanks for the insight it is interesting and greatly appreciated. Many a time during the construction of 2755 I thought, I wish I could speak to someone who has been aboard and advise me how this particular part looks.so had to rely on photos and good judgement, it makes me feel content to hear your praise for my construction of the certain parts. Thankyou for your comments and thoughts they really make the icing on the cake to a finished boat.
    The reason I fitted the sun canopies was to be different, every model I had seen was the typical red grey and blue raf Rttl boat so on seeing photos of an all white boat with canopies my mind was set, these boats were stationed I believe in warmer climes, typically Malta, Aden, and Singapore, maybe someone on here can add to this list?. Hereโ€™s some photos I found on the web that I used for inspiration.
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    Hi Rogal

    Wonderful model with great detail in particular the mast detail and radio aerials. A long time ago I was a National Service man in the RAF and after my initial trade training as an air wireless fitter was posted to RAF Mountbatten at Plymouth, this was in 1961. By then the marine craft service in the RAF was being greatly reduced due to its primary role in air sea rescue being taken over by helicopters the main roles then were target towing and general range duties. Mountbatten had become the maintenance unit of marine service and when I was there we had some RTTLs, and a number of smaller boats. It was an unusual RAF station in that we were both the Maintenance Unit for the service and an operational camp. I was only there for a year and was initially only involved with the normal daily activities of testing and repairing the radio gear fitted to the boats. But as in civilian life I had completed a engineering apprenticeship I was capable of producing engineering drawings, so I took up residence in the small room nominated as the drawing office with just me as its resident. The job I was given was to produce the drawings of the installation of the UHF radio in the RTTL this was to be used as the locator system in the recovery of Sonobouys. The aerial arrangement for it is the twin multi dipole system you so skillfully produced in your model. The thing that looks like a cage is the di pole for the VHF radio system which was the main comms provision for the boats.

    I had a few trips on RTTL's but generally not too far. There was an original build of the RTTL that still had 3 Napier Lions as the prime movers and I set off one very fine day for a joy ride on this, but not long after getting outside of the Plymouth break water one of the engines packed up and we sadly had to come back.

    I have never seen before a canopy fitted to an RAF boat and as a RTTL was capable of going quite fast I wonder if it was something a bit unofficial, done locally near the end of its service.
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    Hi pete.the model was buIlt from scatch using plans from sarik models and photos from the web site "RAFBOATS".most of the fittings are scratch made with a few purchased from stores.
    Thanks for your interest.
    Roger
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    Super video Rogal lovely boating pond you have. Can you tell me was the boat a kit or scratch from plans. If kit I would love for this to be my next project. Happy sailing Pete
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    Superb boat Rogal. Looks even better on the water.
    I'm quite envious ! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Your boat looks great on the water. Well done! ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    Rogal
    That is one beautiful boat!
    It was making quite a bow wave with it slightly front heavy but still
    looks good cruising the water.
    I think you will enjoy the LiPo batteries much better than the lead acid.
    Of course, it will require more ballast but it can be put in the correct places.
    When you get it set up with the new batteries post another
    video of it cruising the pond!
    Barry
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    Rogal.
    Let me be the first to congratulate you on a great sail.
    Shame about the battery problem but thatโ€™s our hobby for you.
    Lovely video.
    Regards
    Bill
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    Rogal118
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    Well after a dodgy first attempt, I had a problem with the 2small 6volt batteries I took they did not hold their charge. I used them because they fitted aft of the motors and balanced the boat just right. They want disposing of, no good!.
    Luckily I had taken a larger battery to run in my Trent life boat so I used this, only trouble was it had to sit slightly forward of the centre so made the boat bow heavy. But I was determined to make a video so persevered. I actually purchased a 2s Lipo battery last week and didnโ€™t expect it to arrive before my trip to the pond, but Sodโ€™s Law it did, by this time I had already wired the older batteries up so left them alone. Anyway the video is posted hereโ€™s the link,
    https://youtu.be/Tbv2z6Ds28c?si=MbKzbyx_0bTbbsWM
    Roger



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