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    📝 Azure Spirit - Second trial run
    3 months ago by 🇿🇦 Rudy-M ( Midshipman)
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    After an upgrade from brushed to brushless, this is the result.

    💬 Re: Azure Spirit - Second trial run
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    That's a nice bit of video. she runs well.
    I have a Krick Outboard but still haven't decided as to what I am going to put it on yet. I have also got a Graupner Rhode Island F1 Tunnel Hull that has a brushless outboard on it but not had a chance to run it yet.
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    💬 Re: Azure Spirit - Second trial run
    3 months ago by 🇿🇦 Rudy-M ( Midshipman)
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    @Boatshed I uploaded the video link but cant show you how to find it. Posting again:

    💬 Re: Azure Spirit - Second trial run
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 BOATSHED ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Have you got any video of her on the run??
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    📝 Plank on Frame Schooner
    3 months ago by 🇿🇦 Rudy-M ( Midshipman)
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    Built from Hampton fishing boat plans in 2018
    Converted to hybrid in 2021 - Sails replaced with dericks and 5 blade prop gets fitted.
    Becomes a Lobster boat.

    💬 Re: Plank on Frame Schooner
    3 months ago by 🇨🇦 GregHiltz ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I(and others) , would love tonsee photos of that transformation !
    📝 Club You Tube Channel
    3 months ago by 🇿🇦 Rudy-M ( Midshipman)
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    Filming and sailing at the same time is a bit of a challenge so we mount cameras on the models.
    You can follow our channel here:


    https://www.youtube.com/@capetownmodelboatclub8570
    📝 Aucklands' classic wooden boat festival ,1,2,3 March
    3 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    This is a slideshow of day 3 in the pavilion when all the boats were in (first vid was set-up day and only about 70% had arrived) By this stage, over 10.000 people had been through. I came down on the bus to take these pics (round trip 72km) went back home, picked up the car and trailer, came back down at 6pm Sunday and picked up the boat. All round a 216km trip (city and back 3 times, well worth the effort though.
    JB
    wouldn't load before, seems to be loading now.


    💬 Re: Aucklands' classic wooden boat festival ,1,2,3 March
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 ChrisF ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Some wonderful workmanship in those boats and canoes etc. Good to see.

    Chris
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    💬 Re: Aucklands' classic wooden boat festival ,1,2,3 March
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 peter3l ( Able Seaman)
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    Thank you for a great picture show lots of nice ideas for modelers would love to see but 12000 miles plus a little far to travel thanks again 👍 peter3l
    💬 Re: Aucklands' classic wooden boat festival ,1,2,3 March
    3 months ago by 🇮🇹 AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi jbkiwi.

    You could try uploading it to Youtube and then copying and pasting the link (URL) here.

    The advantage is that the YouTube platform itself will resize your video for use on the web.
    Uploading the video is very simple, there are very few guided steps, you just have to remember to make it public and not suitable for children, otherwise we won't see it.
    If you don't have your own YouTube channel, you can create one in five minutes.
    If I did it, anyone can do it.
    💬 Re: Aucklands' classic wooden boat festival ,1,2,3 March
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 Nickthesteam ( Commander)
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    My daughter is in NZ she is getting married there tomorrow. She is about an hour outside Aukland, at her fiancee's sisters place in Whangaparāoa, bit of a moulthful is that!
    📝 Saturday March 2-fun float of the NTWS
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    We had decent to good weather at Joey Ranch in Carrolton Texas...sail, scale, lates eighties FE, and a sub. It ws a great day at the pond!!



    💬 Re: Saturday March 2-fun float of the NTWS
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    Doug, i remember my old Felix, or it might have been the Neptun, that I had mounted my flag the exact same way...but I didn't have an excuse as I spent almost 5 years at Ramstein🤣

    Must be something in the water here, Donald doesn't come out much but next time I talk to him I'll tell him.
    💬 Re: Saturday March 2-fun float of the NTWS
    3 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks like fun Cash👍
    Great selection of boats.
    Just one reservation!
    The German tugboat is flying it's national flag UPSIDE DOWN!🤔
    Was it in distress?
    Cheers, Doug😎
    📝 Aucklands' classic wooden boat festival ,1,2,3 March
    4 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Was invited to take my restored 1970s 12ft racing yacht (red and white one-93 at 1:3) down to put in the display this afternoon, at the Viaduct Event Center In Auckland, and decided to get some pics of the boats on and off water before the crowds come over the next 3 days. Lots of beautiful restored yachts and launches, as well as smaller racing and sailing dinghies. A couple of NZ designed and built Chris Craft copies inside as well. Also steam launches and a few models.

    The boat at 1:54 and 3:12 does not have the usual V8 as you would expect, but has a 4 cyl Mercruiser motor, not as the drive motor, but as a generator running 3 high output alternators powering an electrical system for twin electric motors, (round black objects seen in pic, in front of petrol motor). Shafts run each side of petrol motor, Has large control boards on each side for each motor. Boat and laminated wooden trailer designed and built by the owner, Took 2000hrs to build,- absolutely immaculate workmanship.
    Also a short vid on an Auckland ferry trip I took while waiting for the liner Queen Victoria to
    depart
    JB



    💬 Re: Aucklands' classic wooden boat festival ,1,2,3 March
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    What a fantastic event at one of the best harbours in the world !.
    Looking forward to seeing the SailGP down in CHCH (Lyttleton) 23-24March😊😀😁
    Stay safe JP 😎
    💬 Re: Aucklands' classic wooden boat festival ,1,2,3 March
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 DRN001 ( Able Seaman)
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    Looks great with some fantastic boats, hope the weather holds out as I arrive on the 27th, to late for the show but my mates will be there for sure
    📝 Sailing at Madrid (Spain)
    4 months ago by 🇪🇸 ARL58 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As far as I know, there is not a model boat club at Madrid. However, modellers gather Sundays at 10:30 to sail at a pond -actually a set of four connected ponds-, located in a municipal park, in the south of the city. Access is free.
    The boat in the video is a sidewheeler, scratch built by my good friend Eduardo Yraola, who is a far more accomplished modeller than I am. She has steam propulsion, and sails at a majestuous pace.

    💬 Re: Sailing at Madrid (Spain)
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    I wonder about this boat turning radius. Is there a speed differential to the paddle wheels, or is the turning all done by the rudder?


    Isaac
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    💬 Re: Sailing at Madrid (Spain)
    4 months ago by 🇮🇹 AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Excellent choice Len, I really like it, too bad you're too far away.
    💬 Re: Sailing at Madrid (Spain)
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 Len1 ( Lieutenant)
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    Their are are group of about 15 boaters that get together each week to sail our models at the village pond. We are not a club and do not intend on becoming one. No rules , no dues, no politics just a group enjoying what we do and each others company. Len
    💬 Re: Sailing at Madrid (Spain)
    4 months ago by 🇪🇸 ARL58 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have to rectify. There is still an active modellers' club at Madrid: Club RC Naval de Madrid. Their webpage is.... not the best I've ever seen, so I will not link it. I will try to find out more next Sunday. The pond is supposed to be managed by the Club. I plan to go there with my friend Eduardo, to see his new submarine.
    💬 Re: Sailing at Madrid (Spain)
    4 months ago by 🇮🇹 AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Fantastic steam model (real steam not like mine which is electric).

    We too in Rome have many public lakes but no private clubs, the closest that I know of is in Nettuno, in the province of Rome.
    The advantage is that everything is free but there is always a crowd. You can't leave things unattended, you can't feel calm and relaxed.
    📝 Sinking !!!
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Buxton Model Boat Club member Paul Brassington is an avid model submarine enthusiast. Here Paul displays his "Sinking Ship" at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton, causing shock and surprise to many spectators.
    With a - `weigh, hey and up she rises !



    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/dK3nJXcLljM
    💬 Re: Sinking !!!
    3 months ago by 🇬🇧 Graham93 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi Cash,

    The transmitter is home built 27MHz FM based on the design published in RCM&E in the 1970s. All of Paul's subs have a dedicated home made Tx.

    On one occasion when Paul was sailing/sinking this boat in the park we had a passer by, in running kit, offer to jump in to rescue the boat! He was a bit embarrassed when it resurfaced 😂🤣
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    💬 Re: Sinking !!!
    3 months ago by 🇺🇸 Cashrc ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice job on the sink and recover boat!! I have an idea how you do it, and its very well done, but my question is what transmitter are you using? Never seen the like of it here in the US. Very cool though.
    Cash
    💬 Re: Sinking !!!
    4 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Commander)
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    Yow!!!!! Having shed many a tear during my r/c flying days, this was far more relaxing! And Brilliantly Done!!!!!!!
    💬 Re: Sinking !!!
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Brilliant, a job well done 👏
    💬 Re: Sinking !!!
    4 months ago by 🇮🇹 AlessandroSPQR ( Rear Admiral)
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    Mr Paul Brassington is smart.
    He could attract the interest of kids, students and children by explaining how he does it.
    Very good.
    💬 Re: Sinking !!!
    4 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    PHILCARETAKER
    this sort of videos should be forbidden to show on this website. This will cause heartattacks as most of us are over 21 !!!!!
    i almost called the 911!!!!!!!!!!!!!😊😊
    💬 Re: Sinking !!!
    4 months ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Wow!
    Some people on the shore will have a heart attack! Apply for a patent!
    A job well done, Phil!
    Greetings
    Michel-C.
    💬 Re: Sinking !!!
    4 months ago by 🇪🇸 ARL58 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    😂Impressive! I was wondering if he sculted her, or if something went wrong! But I see that her bilge pumps are very efficient!😂😂😂
    📝 All alone
    5 months ago by 🇬🇧 luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Zwarte Zee had a very qiet time on Sunday at Chichester - cold but bright, and nobody else there. Tried putting in youtube link, but failed, so this is the link -

    💬 Re: All alone
    4 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scamp ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like a nice day for boating.
    Scamp
    😍
    💬 Re: All alone
    4 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Commander)
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    Hello Lucky
    Very nice driving picture. Nice to see a Black Zee again, I have one myself. Here is the link.


    https://youtu.be/V1-uul06XV0?si=YuGil9bKO3AK4iao
    https://youtu.be/vuubqJ0qy3s?si=G6Vyu1tiMpLsCeeK
    📝 Remember Kate ?
    5 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Nice to see updates from Graham about Kate !!

    blogs/111166
    https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ihLL-M-jAl4
    📝 Happy Holidays
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Merry Christmas all!!

    💬 Re: Happy Holidays
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Captain)
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    Thank you everyone. I am simply a builder and steward. Not sure what will happen to them in the future. I hope they end up in loving homes. I certainly enjoy them
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    💬 Re: Happy Holidays
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Commander)
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    Merry Christmas Gang and let's make 2024 a year of health, productivity, happiness, and model building!!!!!!!
    💬 Re: Happy Holidays
    6 months ago by 🇩🇪 Wolle ( Commander)
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    I wish you all a Merry Christmas.
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    📝 Night Lights...
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Captain)
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    My Harbour wall... Saw one posted and decided to share. These are some of my models. The two Tugs here were built by Norm Milne and I acquired them from him.

    💬 Re: Night Lights...
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    Brightwork,
    You inspired me to do something to display some of my boats. It's just a start, but I cleared off some less interesting stuff from a couple of bookshelves and went to my shed and literally "dusted off" some of my Harbor.
    Certainly not as beautiful as yours, but now I at least have a few of my boats to look at over the winter Dry Dock season.
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Dave B
    PS Please ignore the mess around the bookshelves, it was a quick and dirty project, LOL
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    💬 Re: Night Lights...
    6 months ago by 🇨🇦 Brightwork ( Captain)
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    DW Brinkman. IKEA shelves with led tape lighting. Thank you for your kind words. These shelves are in the bedroom. I just can’t seem to get shelf space in the living room lol. Some are in my man cave as well. Cheers.
    💬 Re: Night Lights...
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 MikeD ( Recruit)
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    Awesome collection, what is the maker of the cruiser in the center of your collection with the French flag, and black hull?
    💬 Re: Night Lights...
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 DWBrinkman ( Commander)
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    What a beautiful collection of boats.
    Someday, I hope to move my Harbor (or at least some of it) from my shed to a nice display like yours.
    Someday .... I seem to say that word a lot, sigh
    Dave B
    💬 Re: Night Lights...
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 Commodore-H ( Lieutenant)
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    Wow! Beautiful!
    💬 Re: Night Lights...
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 RogerA1 ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That’s a great collection of boats beautifully displayed. Merry Christmas
    💬 Re: Night Lights...
    6 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Commander)
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    Now that’s what I call a Florilla! 😉
    💬 Re: Night Lights...
    6 months ago by 🇧🇪 hermank ( Captain)
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    Brightwork
    What à piece of beauty you got there. Very nice Harbour. In the cause of the years i have given away and Sold a number of my harbour.
    Congratulations well made
    💬 Re: Night Lights...
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Very nice and neat. Great collection
    📝 ASR At speed
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Cargoman ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Rogers ASR at speed at Balne Moor in the drizzle.

    💬 Re: ASR At speed
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looks great with what looks to be a 'good turn of speed'. Well done!
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    💬 Re: ASR At speed
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Looks good. 😉
    💬 Re: ASR At speed
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Perfect planing hull, and perfect power proportions. Nice job
    💬 Re: ASR At speed
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scamp ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks really good in the water, great photo's.
    Scamp😀
    📝 Rc kayak
    7 months ago by 🇬🇧 houseman8556 ( Able Seaman)
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    💬 Re: Rc kayak
    6 months ago by 🇬🇧 houseman8556 ( Able Seaman)
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    It's under a revamp at the moment. 😊
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    💬 Re: Rc kayak
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice project! That is quite a complex mechanical arrangement of the motors. Will they stay
    in phase over time?
    I can't wait to see it in the pond doing it's thing!
    Barry
    💬 Re: Rc kayak
    7 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scamp ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Kayak and Ken are looking good..
    Scamp 👍
    💬 Re: Rc kayak
    7 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A partner for Graham93's Katie Kajak😀👍
    Make be they could race sometime?
    That'd be real cool!
    Well done houseman👍
    Cheers, Doug😎
    💬 Re: Rc kayak
    7 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Oh Wow ! Quite brilliant. To say 'well done' is such an understatement, but you should win a prize for this. 😉
    💬 Re: Rc kayak
    7 months ago by 🇺🇸 jumpugly ( Commander)
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    So cool!!!!!!!
    📝 Waveney class lifeboat
    7 months ago by 🇬🇧 JohnS7 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Re painted my decks, ive used a fine textured paint I use at work on vehicle bumpers and trims , although mainly black.... they also do a mid grey 👍

    💬 Re: Waveney class lifeboat
    6 months ago by 🇨🇭 Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Looks good, we call it hammer blow here.
    First the special colour you want, then the shrink varnish over it.
    Thanks for your idea . . .
    Michel-C.
    💬 Re: Waveney class lifeboat
    7 months ago by 🇬🇧 DuncanP ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Looks like a true non slip finish. Well done.
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