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>> Home > Forum > Hobby Chit Chat! > what have I got?
what have I got?
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Bryan-the-pirate
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Forum Posts: 63
16th Jun 2018 09:52  
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This is a boat given to me a while ago and deserves resurrecting.
Before I do anything to her what kit was it? Does anyone recognize it? i'm not sure If I can get those battery's anymore!

Parts of it are numbered with ST then a number


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Shiver my Timbers and Splice the mainbrace
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 787
16th Jun 2018 10:26  
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Bryan, that appears to be a Fast Patrol Boat. I don't know that it was a kit one, although Aerokits did one, but it looks to be a very nicely done model.
You certainly can't get those batteries any more, Ever ready being long dead as a company, but please keep them. They are more museum pieces than the boat! And that motor is something interesting. If you want to replace it with some modern rubbish, I'd be interested in buying it from you for my "Maverick's collection of Unfeasable Motors".
I would be tempted to leave the finish as it is as that is so typical of the period (late 50s), but rarely seen any more. It's a very nice boat and deserves to be kept in period. These boats for real, were not that fast, despite being called High Speed Launches, so you don't need some screaming brushless in it. A 400 brushed would be sufficient.
Some suitable decals on the hull sides would finish it off nicely.
You could paint those side windows dark gloss grey to represent glass from a distance.
Cheers,
Martin

Bryan-the-pirate
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 63
16th Jun 2018 10:41  
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I am going to test the motor but as it ran on 13.5volts 3X4.5V I think I would need to attach it to the car to get period electricity.

If I change it then you are welcome to the old one. I am a bit concerned with the rudder as it has no stem to attach a servo on to. A friend is ging to help me so will get his expert advise.


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Bryan-the-pirate
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 63
16th Jun 2018 10:55  
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The windows are clear you can see internal wood through them.


Shiver my Timbers and Splice the mainbrace
robbob
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 82
16th Jun 2018 11:52  
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Hi Bryan.
I think what you have is an RAF Seaplane Tender, it could be an Aerokits or Veron kit.
A very nice restoration project !
Rob.


"Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana"
Bryan-the-pirate
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 63
16th Jun 2018 12:13  
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That makes sense as the ST code on the parts could stand for seaplane tender


Shiver my Timbers and Splice the mainbrace
Bryan-the-pirate
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 63
16th Jun 2018 12:39  
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http://www.coastalmotorboat.org.uk/ST206.htm

Thank you Rob, I looked for a seaplane tender and found this one on the net. it looks identical so I now know what i have.


Shiver my Timbers and Splice the mainbrace
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2392
16th Jun 2018 12:47  
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Most definitely a Seaplane Tender Bryan 👍
Either a 40' Mk1 like #308 or a 41.5' Mk1 like #1600.
Check here for more views of more STs. 😉
http://www.rafboats.co.uk/galleryst.html
The one you found, #206, is a 37.5' Mk1, with 3 side windows.
Yours has 4 like the 40 and 41.5 footers.
Happy restoring, Cheers Doug 😎
BTW you can buy #206 if you fancy it😁 see last pic!


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
Bryan-the-pirate
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 63
16th Jun 2018 13:24  
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Thanks Doug that info is very helpful.

looking at her configuration the 41.5 360 is the best match and that ones history is good too.

The motor in it is made by Bassett-lowke


Shiver my Timbers and Splice the mainbrace
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2392
16th Jun 2018 14:01  
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Motor looks suspiciously like this one, see pic, a 12V DC 'Permag'.
Drool drool😜😊
You can get a replica with neodymium magnets (more Ooomph😉) from Oz!
http://www.fitzroylocoworks.com/12v-dc-mech/


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Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
Bryan-the-pirate
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 63
16th Jun 2018 14:17  
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Here is the motor


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Shiver my Timbers and Splice the mainbrace
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2392
16th Jun 2018 14:34  
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Yep, that's what the Aussies have replicated with better magnets 👍
Should run fine on a 10 cell 12V NiMh or a 3S 11.1V LiPo. AFTER you've checked and cleaned up the brushes and commutator!!
Have fun restoring, I know what's ahead of you cos I just did the Sea Scout my Dad built in the early 60s and have started on an ancient Billing Boats fish cutter. Cheers, Doug 😎
BTW To go in the cutter I renovated a 50s Taycol Target Dad had put in the Sea Scout, and modified it to run forward and reverse via an ESC and RC. Details are on the site somewhere 😉 The Sea Scout is now brushless!


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change, - the Courage to change things that I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference!
Westquay
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 787
16th Jun 2018 17:54  
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Bryan, yep, that is a Bassett-Lowke. I was going to say, but wifey has had me out doing stuff on and off all day. I can't moan as she's bought me a new RC set for my birthday next month.
I think your Bassett-Lowke motor will be fine and the new mags from Oz sound great. My Basset-Lowke goes well with its own mags so far and is going in my Darby One Design stepped racer (a la Oulton Broad). I would keep it all as is, just do some repairs. That cabin roof looks like it could be repaired or replaced without spoiling things. Cellulose sanding sealer is your best friend on plywood models as it puts that slight amber tinge to the wood, existing or new.
Doug's yer man to advise on batteries and lecktricks generally.

Looking forward to seeing this progress.

Cheers,
Martin

Bryan-the-pirate
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 63
8th Jul 2018 16:19  
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I was amazed today to meet Mark (cujo78) on here who brought his seaplane tender for me to view. His has already had rc fitted and we had a drive in the Chichester canal today. Two survivors from the early 1960's kit. Mine is having a new prop shaft fitted but we hope to get them both together in the near future.


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