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    46" RAF Crash Tender
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    robbob
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    Looks very good, and it's 'authentically positioned' too.
    I'm sure that the 'why is it offset' question will crop up from time to time from admirers so be prepared to tell them the reasons πŸ˜€.
    Keep up the great work.
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    Graham93
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    Stern light made and fitted today. Fitted off centre like the original which helped to avoid the flagstaff mount.
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    Elsrickle
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    Sure you are correct. I had to battle with mine on the model as I incorrectly fitted it in the centre.so they possibly had same problem on the real one.
    Now making me think of changing mine to make it correct. I like things as near as possible to the real boats
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    mturpin013
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    Just getting back to my 46" crash tender after a long holiday.
    Looking at the various plans and pictures could the offset be because of the rather large Stern Post which is probably about 6" square in the centre of the real boats stern.
    So retro fitting the light would be easier to fit off centre in the planked area. Just a thought
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    MaggieM
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    Hi , thanks for information / ideas 😊they have been very useful ~ Ray
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    Martin555
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    Hi,
    Nice job.
    In the past I have installed cabin lights using white LED's (as that is all I had left) and coloured them with yellow felt tip pen.

    Martin.
    If it looks right it probably is.
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    with regard to lights,

    white at top of mast just use an led that fits in the mast and run the wires inside. I ditched the white metal mast, its weak, and a bit of a mess imo. Its not too difficult to make one from some cheap brass.

    green and red nav lights (I used the tips from pens to replicate the shapes of the mountings)

    blue front of wheelhouse under the mast stand (see number 72 on attachment)

    white search light

    much talk of the white stern light! but no mention in any of the Vosper paperwork, (but it is on one of the pictures)

    Then if you want to illuminate inside the cabins etc, I used pygmy bulbs to give the yellow look

    It now all depends on the level of detail you want. I made my mast to fold as per the original, I read that the unusual shape of the mast legs was due to the fact they used plane propeller blades (RAF boat don't forget) they do resemble this, but its a nice story!
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    Martin555
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    Very nice job John,
    Well planned.

    Martin.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    jbkiwi
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    Hi Martin, it's pretty tight but I've made provision for accessing everything but the steering 'quadrants' but they should be ok for life (hopefully!) otherwise I would have to make another hatch at the stern. The front hatches are hinged, behind them is the large access hatch with the lazarette (which also comes off, as do the other 2). The second lazarette has the REC sw under it, the wheelhouse lifts out, (the top of the wheelhouse also is removable, held by magnets and has spring contacts for the riding light). Wheelhouse unplugs (JST plug) from the light circuit
    Behind that is the large engine hatch and then the 3rd lazarette which has the aux light sw under it. Both the life lines and the aerial are clipped on with springs and are removable. Large hatches are held down with toggles at each corner. Mast can be unbolted if needs be. Took a bit of work but seems to have done the job.
    John B
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    Martin555
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    Hi JB,
    That's a lot of equipment packed in that boat.
    My question is if anything went wrong can you get at every thing to replace or repair it ?
    Is the hole deck removable ?

    Martin.
    If it looks right it probably is.
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