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    🎬 Sea Queen at the Harbor
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    Just another little video of a few model boats down at the Hamilton Harbor
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    🎬 Hartley Flareline jet unit mods
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Managed to fit the steering servo for the jet unit, works quite well.
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    🎬 Another quick vid of the modified jet unit
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Same unit, different angle
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Another quick vid of the modified jet unit
    2 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    There is a lit of movement on the pushrods.
    I wonder if it is worth fitting flex cables instead of solid pushrods.

    Martin555.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Another quick vid of the modified jet unit
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Thought about that Martin, as I have plenty of aircraft ones here. Rods are a bit rough as they are not attached to anything on the other side, (just trying the movement)would need to be set to run smoothly,- rods could also be curved to run better. One good advantage of flexible cables is no rust/or need for oilπŸ˜€. Only thing is, they would be very short and by the time you fit clevises they might only be an inch long! Worth investigating though, once I figure out how to mount the servos. Thought about running long cables from mid hull, but I need to have an engine box at the back as short as poss and they might not curve enough.
    JB
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    🎬 Modification of a standard 26" jet boat unit
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Quick vid showing operation of steering and reversing bucket. Steering nozzle reduced in diam and made from a brass reducer, and reversing bucket moulded from f/glass with brass pivot and lever inserts.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Modification of a standard 26" jet boat unit
    2 months ago by mturpin013 ( Captain)
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    Just an observation when the jet is pointing rear then left a right appear to be sending water L & R but when the rear cup is dropped in place does L & R get reversed due to the curvature of the cup ?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Modification of a standard 26" jet boat unit
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Mike, the bucket has a divider in the center, so when the bucket is down and the nozzle is pointing either side, the water is diverted out that side (at least in real lifeπŸ˜€) ie. nozzle points right, water comes out right,- (pushing stern left) nozzle straight ahead,- braking, - nozzle partially up, neutral (in a full size boat, jet runs all the time with motor,-no real need for this with electric. Bucket will be on a TX rotary sw to allow easy positioning (or perhaps on a 2 pos sw).

    Will no doubt need to make some mods once in the water as this is experimental (don't think I'll fluke it first time) ie, may need the bucket to go down further (cup more) nozzle bottoms closed in etc. Fun playing though😁
    JB
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    🎬 Canadian 44 Coast Guard Cutter with a lit AC/DC
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    I just wanted to add a little video of my 44 coast guard cutter & I'm sailing at Hamilton Bay which is a bit scuzzy right now but beggar's can' be choosers .
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    2 months ago by Ron ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looking good on the water.
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    🎬 Pipe & Drum band on R/C model
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Midshipman)
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    Was at the Spencer's pool yesterday & a Club member was running his pipe & drum model so recorded a wee bit
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    🎬 Lumba Lumba
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just like the real boat she is tippy. Round bottom and long slender craft. Fixing that...lol

    Shot at Harrison Pond Victoria BC
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks great!, I think it looks more scale like with a bit of roll, just like a full size displacement hull. As long as it's ballasted so it won't roll over it will be fine.
    JB
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    🎬 Chris Craft Corvette
    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    Kit by Sterling 48" long.

    Shot at Harrison Pond Victoria BC
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Very nice!
    JB
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    🎬 HMAFV SEAL
    2 months ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant)
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    Video shot last week in our latest sailing venue, Hamilton Harbour, Ontario
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice RowenπŸ‘
    A smoker would top her off nicely. Any chance?
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    2 months ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant)
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    Well Doug,
    That is a thought. Must think about the practicality of such an installation on a finished superstructure. Fortunately there is plenty of room.
    In fairness though, every photo I can recall seeing of the class shows a clear exhaust.
    Also, never thought Davey Paxman diesels were heavy smokers!
    Rowen
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    2 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rowen,
    Try one of the little Seuthe jobs.
    They fit almost anywhereπŸ‘
    https://www.ebay.com/p/1502807850?iid=114121507626
    or
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Lionel-10-2722-50-Seuthe-Smoke-Generator-fits-Roadside-Diner-12722-12771-NEW/163665921824?hash=item261b3fc720:g:~4MAAOSwjsZcwoPT
    Re diesels: you're right mostly maybe a 'belch' on start up.
    Then when warmed up almost invisible very hot exhaust gas.
    Often wondered though why we often had to clean the soot/oily black film off the HF antennas in our naval ship installationsπŸ€”
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    https://www.ebay.com/p/1502807850?iid=114121507626
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Very nice Rowen, perfect looking day as well!
    JB
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    2 months ago by MouldBuilder ( Captain)
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    Really nice model. You must be very happy.πŸ‘
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    2 months ago by Mbudd4 ( Recruit)
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    Hi

    πŸ‘Seal class boats were LRRSC long rang rescue recovery support craft. three of them in the class ... Seal, Seagul & Sea Otter. the RTTL mk3s Spitfire, Sunderland, Stirling, Halifax, Hampden, Hurricane, and Wellington.
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    πŸ“· CC Corvette
    3 months ago by Brightwork ( Warrant Officer)
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    By Sterling.... she is 48" long. I have videos but the file type is not supported... (MP4)
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    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "I have videos but the file type is not supported... (MP4)"
    MP4 is supported if it's not to large BW,
    It may appear as an 'Invalid File' but will still work.
    It will be renamed an .mpg4 file but still work on a WIN 10 PC and Media Player.
    What happens when you try to upload it?
    Very nice looking boat BTWπŸ‘ I see she has had a babyπŸ˜‰
    Trailer looks interesting too. Can we have a closer look please.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Lovely model, and big with it!
    JB
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    🎬 Steam Yacht Minnow
    3 months ago by ianed57 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I finally managed to get out and do a video of SY Minnow. This was taken at Cheddar Steam Club and Jane and I were the only people there so had the water to ourselves. I have increased the displacement a little which has made her more stable in the wind. Although it doesn't look it, there was quite a breeze that day and you can see the boat heeling to the wind on occasions. I was very pleased with the mist unit as this was the first time I have seen it operate properly. I will do something about the masts being out of alignment!
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    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent IanπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Looks really good underway. Fair old clip for a steam yacht too.
    Glad you added the music credit. Thought at first it might be John Renbourn.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si2UfEkBC5A
    Cheers, Doug 😎
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=si2UfEkBC5A
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    3 months ago by ianed57 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Doug,

    I ran her at full speed for a bit just to show what she can do but normally like to be a bit more sedate.
    Adding my own music to videos is a good way for me to combine my hobbies and Jane encourages the end credit. It's very flattering to be confused with John Renbourn but he was definitely in a different league- wonderful guitarist.

    Ian
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    3 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "... he was definitely in a different league ..."
    You ain't no slouch yourself Ian πŸ‘
    Doug 😎
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    3 months ago by ianed57 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    'preciate it!πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

    Ian
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Steam Yacht Minnow
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Great looking model, sails very nicely!
    JB
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    2 months ago by ianed57 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks very much, it was a bit of an experiment but I'm pleased with it.

    Ian
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    2 months ago by Nerys ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice to see a steam yacht, a relic of yachting days of old, she does look good on the water and just the right amount of smoke coming out of the funnel, not enough for anyone to complain about pollution.
    Well done, she's a credit to you.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    2 months ago by ianed57 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Nerys,

    I wrote a response earlier but I don't know where it went!

    I was very pleased with Minnow and to put your mind at rest, no danger of pollution. The mist unit uses plain tap water and what comes out of the funnel is water vapour. I'm so pleased with it that I have ordered one for another boat in my collection.

    All the best,

    Ian
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    2 months ago by ianed57 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks for the 'like' Tony. Hope you and yours are OK. I will respond to your latest message in a while.

    All the best,

    Ian
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    2 months ago by tony29h ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Ian, it was also good to see the impressive tug in the other video.
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    2 months ago by ianed57 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Thanks Tony,

    It was good to get up to Cheddar and have a peaceful sail and capture the day on video. I've had this old Bugsier for a few years now and finally got it the way I want it. I dug out an old copy of MB from 1976 and noticed Bugsier was being advertised then, I don't know when Graupner introduced it, it would be interesting to know.
    Anyway, thanks for the interest and all the best,

    Ian
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    🎬 Motor Tug Seahorse
    3 months ago by ianed57 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    While I'm at it I have put up this video of my tug. I had been having problems with this and I completely replaced everything inside. Turns out the rudder servo was dodgy and the motor, a geared 500 was far too poky. It now performs beautifully and very quietly. Obviously it's an old Graupner Bugsier but refurbished by me to look a bit more like a British tug. The motor is a low noise 500 with direct drive mounted on a rubber sheet - the only noise is a whine from the esc.
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    🎬 A swarm of seaplane tenders
    3 months ago by jbkiwi ( Vice Admiral)
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    Found a short vid for those who like seaplane tenders.
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    3 months ago by redpmg ( Captain)
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    Nice one JB - recently found a plan for an Adamcraft version - not sure when it dates from - possibly the 50's - so anywhere up to 20years later than the video.
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    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    What a sight, so many tenders together, feel sorry for the poor soul at the rear,he's getting buffeted from all the other boats wash😊

    Cheers, Pete
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    🎬 HMAFV SEAL
    3 months ago by RHBaker ( Lieutenant)
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    Video taken of the model under way
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    🎬 SMBC - Aquacraft TS3 tunnel hull
    3 months ago by Harvey Kitten ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    On the lake Aug 02, Aquacraft TS3 is powered by an OS21X nitro outboard... eventually flips on a turn 😝
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