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    Seaplane tender
    It looks like the Adamcraft kit - minus the roof. Here is slightly closer picture of that kit...
    7 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    General Resources
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    1 day ago
    by SelwynWilliams
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    7 hours ago
    by DodgyGeezer
    Look for a simple balsa build
    Try this https://www.building-model-boats.com/model-boat-plans.html
    9 hours ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ retirement-hobby ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    12 hours ago
    by gman3000
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    9 hours ago
    by retirement-hobby
    CNC boat kits...?
    Ah well, grandmothers and eggs... 😌 Still, I did say that the collet was cheaper than 1 grubscrew - not 100... I found that mine worked first time, so you probably won't need the platform. You seem better equipped than I am for the rest of it πŸ˜‰ I can, however, report that holding balsa sheet in this way is very effective. It is a sheet of ply bolted to the base, with another sheet of ply 4" wide on top. The sides have hard balsa edges rising about 1/4 inch above the ply, which are held in with a spruce strip. A 4" sheet of yellow correx is there to provide a soft base for under cutting. If I cut outside the workpiece the cutter just goes through the balsa sides, so no damage done. 4" or 100mm sheets of balsa drop into the 1/8th recess on top, and are held by the side balsa, which is slightly sprung inwards. If necessary they can be packed around the edges, but the recess is sized to hold them tightly. They are firmly held against the cutter, do not move at all, and the workpiece can be removed and replaced precisely in the same position if necessary. If you want you can put a weight on top of the sheet during cutting to hold it perfectly flat, and move it when the cutter is going to go over it.
    12 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    40 Posts
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    3 months ago
    by DodgyGeezer
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    12 hours ago
    by DodgyGeezer
    Noodle Jet Boat
    "....There were plans for a noodle boat in a fairly recent model boats mag..." Several years ago I drafted up an EeZeBilt RIB. This used foam pipe insulation (ready-split!) for the inflatable section, had a standard brushless prop and used a servo hidden in a dummy outboard to swing the outboard for use as a rudder. I never completed the boat, and did not publish the plans, but if there is some interest I will look at revisiting the idea. Here are a few pics of what the boat was to look like:
    18 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Building Related
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    10 days ago
    by Shopper
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    18 hours ago
    by DodgyGeezer
    Plan Sources
    You must have done a lot of research to find that matching boat? Dedication!!
    2 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    6 Posts
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    4 days ago
    by redpmg
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    2 days ago
    by DodgyGeezer
    Editing photos
    Do ypu mean Model Boats magazine? https://www.modelboats.co.uk
    2 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    by Ron
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    by DodgyGeezer
    Big Blue (test facility)
    Thats slick!πŸ‘
    3 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Cashrc ( Leading Seaman)
    Non-Hobby Chat
    6 Posts
    13 Likes
    Started
    4 days ago
    by Martin555
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    3 days ago
    by Cashrc
    Propellors
    I always use a grub screw to lock my propellors where possible. I have lost a few myself mostly when using reverse.
    4 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ John2 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    by Alan999
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    4 days ago
    by John2
    Swordsman or Huntsman?
    As DodgyGeezer says the model in question is an Aerokits Swordsman with an aft cabin under the deck - others versions had an aft cabin with a higher roof just under the side coamings (I'm building one) or a full length open cockpit, which is the one that many models are based on. The Huntsman 31 was available in two versions, the more common version with the aft cabin and the rarer open cockpit version the Sport. The Huntsman 28 and as stated the Huntress are open cockpit only.
    5 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ChrisF ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
    General Resources
    5 Posts
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    6 days ago
    by billhook301
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    5 days ago
    by ChrisF
    posting problems
    Me too😭
    5 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    by DodgyGeezer
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    5 days ago
    by RNinMunich
    POSTING PROBLEM!
    Hello, congratulations on the new website. When a picture is enlarged with the up arrow (on a iPhone), I haven’t found a way to reduce it again in order to keep browsing other than to close the app and start again, am I missing something?
    5 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    by figtree7nts
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    5 days ago
    by Brianaro
    Ballcap!
    I've got my Ballcap! Do you have yours? It's well constructed and adjustable! Support your local Website! πŸ‘
    6 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ figtree7nts ( Commodore)
    Hobby Chit Chat
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    Thames Barge Plan Kitty
    Hi MAGAZINE AVAILABLE FROM E BAY CHEERS
    7 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ TOWN3810 ( Leading Seaman)
    General Resources
    17 Posts
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    1 month ago
    by wmbc40
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    7 days ago
    by TOWN3810
    Veronica
    Can’t recommend Mastman enough, had loads of bits from him, if he’s not got it listed just ask, he’ll make it!
    8 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Shopper ( Master Seaman)
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    8 days ago
    by KenThompson
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    8 days ago
    by Shopper
    Model boat w gas motor/nitro
    If you use a fuel that has castor oil rather than synthetic you can say its organic!
    8 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Haverlock ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    General Resources
    4 Posts
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    11 days ago
    by Aekaraaek
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    8 days ago
    by Haverlock
    I know NOTHING about hobby plywood!!!
    Thanks
    9 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ retirement-hobby ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Building Related
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    13 days ago
    by retirement-hobby
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    9 days ago
    by retirement-hobby
    Model Boat crew....
    I think I understood that - it looks as if using computers is getting very close to being a general option for people instead of being an approach that only specialists would consider. I have successfully made up a CNC cutter and am starting to use it to cut model boat parts. I had no prior skill in that field and it cost me about the same as a Billing Boats Absalon kit. If people will put their work up on the web for free download then we can create a very useful resource for the modelling community. All someone who wanted a 1:8 scale winch would need to do would be to download the file and take it to the local library or MakerSpace for a cheap replica. I think that this is the way things are going, although the model parts companies are going to be very unhappy about it...
    11 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    16 days ago
    by DodgyGeezer
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    11 days ago
    by DodgyGeezer
    My Harbour
    Hi All, The harbour photos bug has been fixed, but some of you may have lost the photos that you originally posted. Sorry. Hopefully you can edit and upload them again 😊 Thanks, Stephen
    11 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Fireboat ( Warrant Officer)
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    13 days ago
    by boatiebennett
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    11 days ago
    by Fireboat
    Possible Tid Tug.
    Found out that it is a German Aeronaut Kalle Harbour Tug.
    11 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    26 days ago
    by jelley_baby
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    11 days ago
    by jelley_baby
    No sailing in Port Perry Ontario Canada πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ for awhile And it is still coming down!
    Hi Ron, We sailed at Lake Lisgar near Tillsonburg today. Ice has gone, bit windy though. Now 17 in Ancaster. Be patient, one day the ice and snow will go - Inshallah!
    11 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ RHBaker ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    5 Posts
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    Started
    20 days ago
    by Ron
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    11 days ago
    by RHBaker
    Difficulty posting replies
    Hi Stephen, It was in model boat crew,I had other pictures of 3D printed crewmen
    11 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    11 days ago
    by marky
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    11 days ago
    by marky
    HMS Bangor M109
    Fantastic Model congrats on acquiring her!🎁 Now that's a true friend!πŸ‘
    12 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ figtree7nts ( Commodore)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    3 Posts
    4 Likes
    Started
    12 days ago
    by Mataroa
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    12 days ago
    by figtree7nts
    R.A.F.SEAL CLASS
    Checkered history on this boat. https://www.yachtharbour.com/yacht/seaman-guard-virginia-5435 Apparently after the Navy was done with this class of ship, they were sold several times and now are owned by a private group for hire. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=chStEjEeqxA
    12 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Ron ( Midshipman)
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    13 days ago
    by RHBaker
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    12 days ago
    by Ron
    Mystery boat
    it is a Range Safety Launch I was the coxswain of 1662 based at Londonderry in 1958
    13 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ trekil ( Recruit)
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    15 days ago
    by Chewi
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    13 days ago
    by trekil
    Turnigy Standard 9x transmitter
    Solved the problem but the solution will not help others. I bought a Turnigy 9xr Pro. This uses the er9x firmware. What a difference. All of the switches now work. They were really easy to programme as well. I have now purchased the Smartieparts programmer add on and fitted it to the 9x. The goal is to upgrade it to the er9x firmware also. So far I cannot get my laptop to recognise the programmer but I am sure it is only a driver issue.
    13 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ MouldBuilder ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
    RC & Electrics
    11 Posts
    11 Likes
    Started
    2 months ago
    by MouldBuilder
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    13 days ago
    by MouldBuilder
    Static Model Boat Builders
    Welcome to the pleasure dome, there's no end to the help and information you can glean from the contributors
    14 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ marky ( Sub-Lieutenant)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    8 Posts
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    1 month ago
    by retirement-hobby
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    14 days ago
    by marky
    New build
    Maybe called something else. It's used in furniture manufacturing and architectural features. Has a really nice surface finish.
    14 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ Hillro ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    14 days ago
    by retirement-hobby
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    14 days ago
    by Hillro
    Static Model Boat Builders
    Thanks I sent them a message.
    15 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ retirement-hobby ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    7 Posts
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    16 days ago
    by retirement-hobby
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    15 days ago
    by retirement-hobby
    Static Model Boat Builders Club
    I think you misunderstood what I intended. There are several RD "clubs" here, people with a common interest. Not everyone does RC, therefore I was attempting to group with people who just build boats.
    16 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ retirement-hobby ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
    Hobby Chit Chat
    3 Posts
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    17 days ago
    by retirement-hobby
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    16 days ago
    by retirement-hobby
    Radar with rotational drive
    They are made from cheap Chinese railway figures. I'll start another thread with more info, since this one is meant to be about radar.....
    16 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ DodgyGeezer ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Started
    18 days ago
    by Hillro
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    16 days ago
    by DodgyGeezer
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