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    3 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Being a model boater for 4 years running, I find this mini-world extremely exciting. As an avid scale modeller since the age of 10, going from trains to planes to ships was an amazing journey.
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    3 months ago by PaulT1 ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi, I just stumble onto this siteโ€ฆ. canโ€™t believe Iโ€™ve never noticed it before.
    Done mostly plastic or balsa models in my younger days.
    Building the Revell 1/72 corvette when I can find the time as my first move into radio control boating. Nice to be here.
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    3 months ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    Hello PaulT1.
    Welcome aboard.
    As an avid lover of the Flower Class corvette and a builder of many if you need any assistance from myself or all our members just ask away.
    We will help in any way.
    Regards Bill.
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    3 months ago by Wooders ( Leading Seaman)
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    Welcome aboard
    Lots of experience on here, donโ€™t be afraid to ask, donโ€™t forget, there are no silly questions
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    3 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Glad you found us we are represented by model builders from many nations both north and south hemisphere.
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    3 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Midshipman)
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    Welcome Aboard!
    You will find this Site to be both informative and Friendly๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
    Trev
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    4 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have just "rediscovered" the hobby I let slip almost 50 years ago. I was into fast, pointy noisy things back then, now my interest is electrified classics.

    I have recently taken possession of a Sea Queen that needs attention. Then while looking for a Lesro Rapier I slipped up (didn't ask the size of the model in the adverts photo) and landed it's smaller Stiletto version.
    Still on the hunt for a Rapier. I'm also hoping to find a Nor Star Wave Rider, so if anyone has any of those gathering dust, give me a shout ? Also on the wish list would be a Sea Commander and a Lesro Sportsman. Wow, that would be some fleet !

    Anyway, glad I found this site, looks interesting. ๐Ÿ‘

    I'm also searching for old Model Boats issues to help fill in the long gap ???
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    4 months ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Well Steveg. Now your here I hope you stay and post some photos of your boats soon.
    Happy modelling, cheers Colin.
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    5 months ago by Norway ( Able Seaman)
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    Found this website by chance. I'm new to all this model boat stuff so will be trawling around (no pun intended) to gather ad much knowledge as I can.๐Ÿ‘
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    5 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Norway
    It is actually the case on this homepage, I am also a newbie and I was really helped with tips and tricks. I also took my old models from 1985-90 out of the screed and ventured back to the old boats. .
    You'll see . . Really awesome here! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Best landlubbers greetings from Switzerland, Michel-Claude
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    5 months ago by GaryLC ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello there, and whether you are trawling, drifting through, or whatever, you are certainly very welcome on this site, which just happens to be one of the best on the model boating front at this moment of time. You will find that all the members on here, are sociable friendly and very helpful, especially on the problem-solving front. Regards, enjoy, Gary.
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    5 months ago by Norway ( Able Seaman)
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    Thank you .
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    5 months ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Well Norway, you've come to the best site in the world to learn about all things model boat related.
    Ask a question and someone will have the answer.
    Happy modelling, cheers Colin.
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    7 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hello,
    As a bonafide certified "Newby", I really appreciate this site and all it has to offer. I signed up a little over 2 months ago, and didn't really get involved until the last couple of weeks. I am humbled by the quality of some of your builds, especially the complex ones that some have taken on as their first build.
    This past summer, when I decided to give this hobby a try, I joined a local RC boat club (www.emyc.org) to get a feel for what model boating is all about. They are a great bunch of supportive people who encouraged me to jump in.
    Not feeling that I have the skillset to attempt a full-on build, I set out to find boats in need of some TLC. Since then, by searching online ads, I have acquired several boats all of which have been stored and abused over the years. I have gotten a couple back to a "water ready" state (but not finished project status). I have acquired the parts to repair two more, and am still trying to figure out what to do with the worst shape boats. I jokingly refer to my "Fleet" as "The Island of Misfit Toys".
    I am sure that I will be bugging all of you a lot in the future, seeking advice.
    I have posted pictures in my Harbour, feel free to take a peek.
    Dave B
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    7 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Dear model-making friends!
    I have never found such a cool, meaningful and valuable website. Since I've been allowed to be with you, I've seen so many good ideas and received good tips for you, I have to thank you all! You are awesome!
    Mike Stoney alias Michel-Claude from Central Switzerland

    PS: My English may not be that perfect, but I think you already understand me, right? (tipical Swiss english) ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
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    7 months ago by Mike Stoney ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello Gary,
    Thanks for the compliments on my English . . . ๐Ÿ˜Œ
    Michel Claude
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    7 months ago by GaryLC ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Mike, and welcome to what must be as far as I am concerned the very best Model Boat Site that exists here on the internet. I am sure that you will find the members on here to be sociable, friendly, helpful, and full of excellent ideas when you get stuck with a problem or you require information on a specific problem. So my friend enjoy the ride as this site runs like a Swiss watch, and there is nothing wrong with your English, and you will fit in nicely. Regards, Gary.
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    7 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Mike,
    I am really glad you are enjoying this site.
    We have great members here that are willing to share there knowledge and to help in any way they can.

    Martin555.
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    11 months ago by Robertcooper ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just joined as a member. But I am sure it will help me a lot of ways with my boating and getting help of experienced boat builders.๐Ÿ‘
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    11 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Welcome to the site Robert,
    As Nerys has said we have really fantastic members here on the site.
    If you need any help just shout.

    Martin555.
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    11 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Welcome aboard, Robert, to this Forum and the Model Boat Navy. Yes you will get all the help you need from the members. You only have to ask and someone will come to the rescue. You will find that we are a very friendly lot and many of our members have an astonishing knowledge of the intricacies of model boat building.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    1 year ago by wingsounds13 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi. I'm new here, lead astray by CashRC. I can't say that this site has helped me just yet as I just got here, though I expect it will be helpful with my boating activities as other fora have been for flying and audio addictions. At least I am addicted to hobbies and not drugs. ๐Ÿ˜†

    I have been building and flying model planes for over 50 years, RC for almost 50. I added boats to my fleet several years ago, starting with sailboats and progressed to power.

    J.P.
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    1 year ago by wingsounds13 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Martin. You _may_ be crazy, I don't know you yet. I do know that Cash has more loose screws than a hardware store. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ He makes me look normal (I'm not).

    I look forward to getting to know the crew around here.

    J.P.
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    1 year ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi JP,
    Welcome to the site.
    As Cash has told you we are friendly bunch and maybe a little crazy (well i am probably the crazy one).

    I hope you enjoy the site and that you find it useful.

    Martin555.
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    1 year ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Hi JP!! Look around the site get to know some folks, itโ€™s a great resource and the members are friendly and knowledgeable.
    Cash
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    1 year ago by Rover ( Leading Seaman)
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    I finished my Billings Smit Nederland after 30 years and finished my Dadโ€™s Robbe Anjet fishing boat as a memory to him passing away, all in lockdown without accessing this site, wish Iโ€™d found it earlier Iโ€™m now building a SLEC RAF crash tender and members on this site have built some beautiful models providing inspiration, none of my boats have made it for their maiden voyage yet, fingers crossed 2021 will get them christened
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    1 year ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rover.
    You have done some excellent work and i am sure that if your dad is looking down now he would be really pleased and proud of what you have achieved.

    Good luck with your crash tender.

    Martin555.
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    2 years ago by catman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Big thanks for all the help and some informative posts โ›ต
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    2 years ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    We all need help at sometime, and good friends will always give it freely.
    Where else could we get such a wealth of information and help at no cost. From all around the world.
    What a party/regatta we could have if we all managed to meet up.
    Well done all of you for being there when we need you.
    Cheers Colin.
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    7 months ago by BOATSHED ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    I have just been sifting through the guestbook pages. Seen you remark about virtual meetings. There is a way now through ZOOM. I do not know how many people can join a meet but I know it could be more than 11. I had to go onto a M.S.A.C ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜  zoom meeting and there were 11 of us that was including the person that arranged the meeting.
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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    BRAVO ZULU that man๐Ÿ‘ (and his Missus๐Ÿ˜‰)
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    2 years ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    OK, they're on order! LOL!

    Cheers, Ed

    PS. Please give my regards to Gisela!
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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Ed,
    At a conservative estimate I'd say around fifty ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
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    2 years ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Sounds good!
    I'll bring the Cheese Cake!
    How many Please?

    Cheers, Admiral Ed
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    2 years ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Not sure I would get across the pond to the UK for a meet.I wonder if there's not a virtual way to meet and say hello.
    Rick
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    2 years ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Great idea Nerys, pity I missed you last year, but it got pretty full.
    Cheers Colin.
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    2 years ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That would be a great party if only it could be arranged, but on a more serious note, I don't see why a meet up could not be arranged at one of the model boat exhibitions, Warwick or Blackpool for instance. I'm sure quite a few members go there, so why not a prearranged meeting time and place. This year is most likely to be out, but there's always next.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    2 years ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    It is an acquired taste Doug, a little like Blutwurst, and a Chorley cake is about 150mm round and filled with currants and raisins and baked, very tasty๐Ÿ˜‹

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, the best eccles cake I ever tasted was in Wrexham N.Wales.
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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sounds good Rooky (apart from the BP for my taste!) but I love Eccles cakes, taste great and always remind me of the Goon Show๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
    Don't know Chorley cakes though!?
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    2 years ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I could nip over to Bury, not far from me, and pick up some genuine 'Black Puddings', then on the way home pickup Eccles cakes and Chorley cakes, yum,yum.๐Ÿ˜‹

    Cheers, Pete
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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    "What a party/regatta we could have if we all managed to meet up. "
    Yaaaay!๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ’ฅ
    I'll bring the 'Bier'๐Ÿ˜‹
    Who's doing the sandwiches? Crab would be nice๐Ÿ˜‹
    Nerys & Alice, you're down for sausage rolls๐Ÿ˜‹ and Event Command and Control Vehicle๐Ÿ‘
    Fireboat; you up for your Bread & Butter pudding?๐Ÿ˜‹
    Ed; got you down for the mega-burgers and New York Cheesecake๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹
    Cash; T-bone steaks of course๐Ÿ˜
    Mouldbuilder and Rooky; take command of the barbecue ๐Ÿ”ฅ setup organisation if you will๐Ÿ‘
    Marky; guess it's fairly obvious what you're down for!๐Ÿ˜‹ Slร inte Mhath!
    Oh! And round up the Scottish crews to help with the Auld Reekie๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ˜‹
    Ron, Rowen & Donnieboy; a few cases of Canadian Moose Droppings would be good๐Ÿ˜‹
    Perhaps our antipodean crews could bring some Tiddy Oggies? Maybe some frozen Barra?
    Now then, what else might we need ....!
    ๐Ÿ’กAh yes!
    Colin; we'll need your trailer for the provisions so get cracking on the refrigeration unit if you would Captain๐Ÿ˜
    Brightwork & Joe; you're responsible for the Californian sunshine on the day/weekend๐Ÿ‘โ˜€๏ธโ˜€๏ธ
    Anything else?
    FLEET// ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 years ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    Not sure if this is a sign in with a post but this site has so much information and so many members helping in boat building and modeling .
    Rick
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    2 years ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    An easy access to a encyclopedia of marine knowledge for such a small outlay, a perfect website.

    Enjoy the blogs.... Pete
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    2 years ago by Newby7 ( Admiral)
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    I to would like to meet you.I find that no mater what I'm looking for or the question I ask you all want to help and do.To me it's like a friend you ask for help and they give it willingly.Good friend are hard to come by lets remain good friends
    Rick
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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    " I hope I will meet some of you one day."
    So do I Nerys, so do I๐Ÿ˜€
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 years ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I suppose I should sign the guestbook at long last. What a lovely friendly place is this forum. Second to none for the wealth of information one can receive. I feel that I have more friends on here than I do in real life. I hope I will meet some of you one day.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    2 years ago by Skydive130 ( Rear Admiral)
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    This is the place to come to share ideas, show your skills and learn new techniques!
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    2 years ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Guess I should also sign in, as I have found so much useful information and advice here.

    Bill
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    2 years ago by robbob ( Admiral)
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    I suppose it's about time I 'signed the guest book' as I never got around to it way back in Jan 2016 when I first found this site.
    Better late than never ๐Ÿ˜

    At that time I was re-discovering the model making interests of my youth, over four years on from there now and I'm really pleased I chose to become a member of this vibrant community.

    Thank you all for making me feel so welcome and encouraging me to get building again.
    Robbob.
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    2 years ago by George83 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi there I am new to this website today and only had 1 item to research but I have that much help it amazing what a wealth of information the members have here.. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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    2 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    And there's lots more where that came from George๐Ÿ˜Š
    Welcome aboard๐Ÿ‘
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    2 years ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    George 83,
    I am glad that your first experience on this site was a good one.
    I hope we get the chance to see your projects and that you enjoy the site.
    The members here are a friendly and extremely helpful bunch.

    Martin555.
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    2 years ago by Escrich ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This is a big web with a lot of resources and lots of information, i hope to be able to help the others, at least a bit
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    3 years ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello everyone....I was away fighting the big C for awhile. I like the new website, well done. I posted a some updates and am looking forward to getting back in the shop to get back at it. Still have to get a couple more fights on the hill, but will prevail. I left as a Fleet Admiral and hope to work my way up again. Good to see so many nice vessels here.
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    3 years ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Brightwork,
    Welcome back.
    Keep on fighting and we will soon see you back up to Fleet Admiral in no time.

    Martin555.
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    3 years ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello everyone in model boat land. Finally joined today and posted some pictures. I m into steam launches and posted some pictures. Kitchen rudder is my specialty. Glad to be aboard and I m from North New Jersey, USA.
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    3 years ago by RonH ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you.
    That must of been fun. I m sure you used a acme type thread with a wheel to open and close the rudder. Did you ever close it completely going forward and what affect did it have? I will try to take some photos of it this week end and post them on Monday. There are two servos used, one to open and close the rudder and another to steer. It looks like the reverse is about 30% the speed as going forward and the steering in reverse is unbelievable with a single screw.
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    3 years ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Welcome aboard RonH. I used to run a 36ft launch with a kitchener rudder in my youth. Not often seen these days.

    Nerys
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    3 years ago by janruss1 ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi! everybody I would like to thank you all for the comments on my HMS Daring D05 and Bismark etc was afraid to wet her bottom in deep water at first but she sailed well a few weeks later at Exmouth in the Country Life park while out with Tone Vale Club Surprised that a lot of photos by people taken.
    I'm sorry that I have not answered questions that have been asked about running gear but you know this retired pastime you do not seem to have time as building the HMS Hood and several things in the pipe line and on holiday with caravan but will get around to it sometime.
    Thanks for hints and tips on the site etc.
    janruss1๐Ÿค—

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    3 years ago by Graham93 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Yesterday was a special day. Having been inspired by this website, I got my 34โ€ Crash Tender back on the water for the first time in 45 years! I built it in the early 1970s. In those days it had a Diesel engine, and a home built 27MHz radio. Even the servos we home built from kits. Then I got married, bought a house, raised a family and the boat was confined to a shelf in the garage. How things have changed in 45 years.๐Ÿ˜ I have equipped it with a brushless motor, Li-Po battery and 2.4GHz radio. Great to see it on the lake yesterday. Now I donโ€™t have to worry about making it move with an unreliable motor and radio I can have a go at adding some scale fittings and fixtures. Never got round to that the first time. The build blogs on this site are awesome and a real inspiration. Watch this space, working monitors and searchlight next.....
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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Welcome aboard Graham ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
    Look forward to your 'Special functions' Blog(s).
    I too remember building servos from kits.
    Nowadays I cannibalise them to use in special functions.
    Tried and failed to make my own 27Meg TX back thenโ˜น๏ธ
    Could probably figure out what was wrong now, having spent my working life on radio systems.
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS put your Crash Tender in your Harbour please!!
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    3 years ago by tgilchristjr ( Able Seaman)
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    Hello from South New Jersey USA๐Ÿ˜
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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Tgil,
    Greetings from Munich.
    Welcome aboard ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    3 years ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,
    Well what can I say.
    This site was recommended to me by a good friend.
    Although I have only been a member on this site a short time I have been made to feel extremely welcome. I have found that the members are a very friendly bunch, and there skills and knowledge is outstanding.
    As I am not a member of any model boat club and the wife is not that interested in my model making it becomes a bit of a lonely hobby, so I would like to thank you Guys for the help and advice and encouragement.
    Every one on this site is genuinely interested in all aspects of the hobby and sharing information and there help.
    I would definitely recommend this site to the beginner or the more experienced model makers.
    Thanks again Guys.

    Martin.
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    3 years ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi there, sorry no information other than the labels on each piece, (all the same).
    My research has turned up one possible boat called HAZELGARTH, from the REA TOWING COMPANY, based in Liverpool 1950s and 60's. This is only based on photos I have been able to find. BTW. The funnel has a letter R in a diamond emblem molded on it. Help much appreciated.
    Cheers Colin. ๐Ÿค”
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    3 years ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,
    Is there any pictures on the box or any other information?

    Martin.
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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Tush tush Colin,
    That's a Bratwurst not a Frankfurter, which BTW the Germans call Wiener!
    'Orrible tasteless things ๐Ÿค” But you're right it is sometimes referred to as 'Scrambled Egg' as well ๐Ÿ‘
    Dun my best to find something on your tug but searching J&P McDonnell only turns up things like American judges. Sorry๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    PS The cap in my avatar is just one of many I collected during 30 odd years of globe-trotting to navies all over the world. That one is from the Leander class frigate 'Lynch' of the Chilean Navy. Later sold to the Ecuador Navy, from whom I have a Commandante's cap with more brass (egg?) on it, and one from their submarine 'Shiri'.
    The one I cherish most though is from NAeL Minas Gerais of the Brazilian Navy, a former RN Colossus class carrier HMS Vengeance. I have found two kits of the Colossus class which I will try to build (and motorise) one as the original Vengeance and one as Minas Gerais with angled flight deck conversion etc. Wish me luck๐Ÿ˜‰

    Colin
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    3 years ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    More like egg to go with the frankfurter.
    Hi Doug, couldn't resist. As an ex brassy.
    Now my wife has her new craft room I can get back to the modelling. I have to try and get some info on the new tug, still haven't been able to find details of the boat or maker. Label reads J&P McConnell, Mersey Tugs, Catalogue number 00603. At 1003mm long not too bad. Will be building it with my grandson for him to use. So anyone out there who knows the maker or model I'd appreciate a pointer or two.
    Cheers Colin.
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    3 years ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    We are a friendly bunch!

    Cheers, Ed๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™‰๐Ÿ™Š
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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    What the lower ranks sometimes call the officers, especially the higher ranking ones.
    Due to the gold leaf on the peaks of their caps.
    The higher you go the more 'brass'. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    3 years ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,
    Sometimes I wish my wife had her own pad!!
    What is this Brass Hat bit?.
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    3 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,
    I live alone (GF has her own pad) so I see this site exactly the same way!๐Ÿ‘
    The more the merrier๐Ÿ˜Š 'ALL ABOARD'!

    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž (AKA Brass-hat!)
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    3 years ago by KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Helped me to get more information about Veronica, which is a London sailing barge, always looking for help, and have found it on these pages from several members, so, to those, many thanks, and keep up the good work,,, cheers for now, Ken.
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    3 years ago by boatiebennett ( Leading Seaman)
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    further to my previous guestbook entry, my wife now fully understands a love a man has for his precious objects like lathe and a tower Drill and custom made workbench, and while I can't bring them back into the bedroom she will arrange for my bed to go to the workshop!!! hope summer come soon....๐Ÿ™„
    Steve

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    3 years ago by Rogal118 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Have been a member a couple of weeks now and have found a wealth of tips and knowledge on the pages and within the photos.i am progressing in leaps and bounds with my building/ restoring from my new found confidence, thanks everyone. Roger

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    3 years ago by retirement-hobby ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I'm a static model boat builder, I build from scratch, and have built from plans. Looking for a model building forum to share and ask questions. I've been building models for about 5 years. I'll post some pictues later.
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    3 years ago by SpiderBruce ( Recruit)
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    Hello, Joined this site as returned to model boats after some years absence and think this site will be useful for info, hints etc. There are no boating hobbyist in my town, nearest boating lake is the superb one at Basingstoke, of which I am a member. Main work is finishing off a Thames Barge (kit)and a Vic Smeed designed Thornycroft MTB. Wishing you a fair wind in your sails. SpidedBruce
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    3 years ago by Joe727 ( Commander)
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    Hello, Just been a member for a short time now and I really enjoy this site. Couple of reasons, I enjoy getting information from different parts of the world, different views. One of my main interests is English Working Sailboats, I find the feedback from the UK guys great! My ancestry is English, having sailed on the ship Abigail in 1628. My enthusiasm has been encouraged by all of the very helpful posts. Fast way to get information and collaboration.
    Regards, Joe

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    4 years ago by Hellmut1956 ( Master Seaman)
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    Always keep researching and finding plenty of useful information. Additionally, I try to share information so not all disappears because of forums closing. Besides, trying to explain and to present was I am doing is a good way to massage my knowledge and my projects to get new perspectives.

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    4 years ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi All. Many may already recognise the 'nutter from Munich' ๐Ÿ˜
    but I just wanted to say-
    I first stumbled across this site and enrolled here in 2014 but was still in harness and trundling around the world working with various navies and shipyards on all sorts of naval ships from small Fast Patrol Boats through subs, Corvettes and Frigates up to LPDs, Heli and Escort Carriers. So I didn't have much time for model building (sounds better than 'Modelling' somehow ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ฒ) or contributions to the site, but I did try to keep up to date with advances, as I always did in my profession - Naval COMMS systems - and dipped in and out of this site without getting involved.
    Since I retired last year I have become an active member and have also dipped into, and registered with some, other Model Boat forums in various countries.
    But in all of them I have never found such an international, friendly and knowledgable bunch as on this site. Or such a well organised site where it is 'relatively' easy to find the info you need, or to just ask and get informed answers pronto. Sure there is room for improvement in some areas but "Tempus fugit" and things move on - so is it also on this site.
    I understand that a facelift and changes are afoot๐Ÿ˜‰ whatever the outcome I'm sure you won't find a better web site for informed (bin there done that!) info on model boat / ship building as well as research on the original vessels this side of the asteroid belt!
    Welcome aboard and Happy Building and Sailing,
    All the best, cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    4 years ago by sharkey ( Recruit)
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    Hello!
    Joined a few days ago after retiring from abroad (18 years) and bringing my Krick "Victoria" down, from its well-cosseted storage in my loft. I put her together over 30 years ago... placed new batteries in the R/C... water, gas, squirt of oil on the engine, a long (lit) spill... and yippeeee!
    Just smartening her up now.
    A great site! Thank you
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    4 years ago by East-RN ( Leading Seaman)
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    A place to seek advise and help. Also, a place to join a chat and help and advise others about the problems you overcame.
    A good friendly place to find out what is going on around you and where you can join in.
    Remember, there is no such thing as a "Stupid Question". We have all had that moment.
    No one person has All the answers, but with all these members, someone will know the answer.
    ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘ May the Sun be Forever on your Face, and the Wind Forever on your Back.
    Love this Site.
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    4 years ago by jacko ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    hi all joined a few days ago and would like to say thanks for your support in my attempt to restore a vintage yacht

    also like what other members are building

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    4 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi to all, been a member for a long while, not posted much but have got a lot of good tips from reading others posts. ๐Ÿ‘
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    4 years ago by BigAlio ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello been a member since January had plenty of help and advice
    great sense of camaraderie keep up the good work
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    4 years ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    I have been a member of the forum for just over a week.
    I have to say that the help given by members is without limits. I am so pleased that I found these people. They enjoy the hobby and have no problem in sharing their knowledge and experiences even when they are busy with their own projects.
    I built a Patrol Torpedo Boat many years ago and wanted to refurbish it. The changes in the hobby which have taken place in the twenty years since I built my boat have surprised me. My project has grown from just tidying up the deck to a complete replacement of the motor and control.
    I now know that I can continue with the improvements knowing that there is a freindly helping hand just a few clicks away.
    My thanks to you all, and in a few years time I hope to be able to help others.๐Ÿ˜Š
    Peter. Paignton, England.

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    4 years ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    I signed on in January this year and was amazed at how many projects are on the go.The advice that is being offered so freely
    makes me feel good about this site.The quality of workmanship
    that people are showing is amazing.As soon as my obligations are
    completed I will get back to my building of the Model Slipway kit
    of the Shamrock.
    Don from Toronto.

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    4 years ago by SelwynWilliams ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I do a lot of wreck research and one of the reasons I joined was to find a sea plane tender that had picked up the pilot from a 1941 plane I had found underwater. I needed a photo of a similar boat but couldn't find the tender on the web. I mentioned it on here and back came a photo of the self same sea plane tender from RNMunich? That meant so much to me but I have been intrigued by the details and research modellers do on here. I felt so grateful that I donated to such a great site.

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    4 years ago by Spitfire99 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Love this site
    It's helped me out and saved me a packet when it comes to electrics (ESC) and brushless motors ๐Ÿ‘

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    5 years ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have just joined and am looking to pick the brains of the best as I progress in the hobby.๐Ÿ‘

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    5 years ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I really love this site. I have been to many model boat sites, but this is the best I have found. The layout and ease of use is great. I thoroughly enjoy looking at the other modeller's harbours and builds. if you are boat blind like I am, this is model boat porn to me.

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    5 years ago by Les-Forbes ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It has and in many ways. I'm sailing for my little grandson who is only two. I have never sailed a model boat before, be it motor or yacht. But I'm determined to learn to pass on the him when is older. The articles you present are very informative and your club listings are excellent. I'm confident Ill continue to associate myself with your website and continue to learn.

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    5 years ago by Tooley ( Recruit)
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    Hi - I'm new to building - I have purchased MMM "Canning". I hope I can get some tips and know how from the many members on this site. - I have cut many parts from cardboard as templates. Looks like I have to build rudder and place motor in position before too long. Any advice gratefully received - thanks. Paul - Australia
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    5 years ago by chugalone100 ( Leading Seaman)
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    What else can I add besides all of the great complements and appreciations others have left about this website.
    Knowledge and experience is what this website is all about.
    We as rookies need them both to build our models, so anything we need is right here.
    At first I was a bit intimidated about my build, now I can sleep with no worries knowing that some great guy will jump eagerly to answer our questions .
    This website is our best tool.
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Julian from Miami

    p.s. don't forget to contribute.๐Ÿ‘

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    5 years ago by NickW ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is an excellent site for information, help, advice and tips...i'm new to radio controlled boats....in a short time since I joined I now have 8!! Yeah....no space left so thinking of moving into a 40ft container!!! Anyway just like to say thanks to the members who have answered my calls for help and advice...without you guys who've been there, done it, and now wear the shirt i'd still be drawing stick animals in my cave so a big thank you from my neck of the woods here in Dingle land :-)

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    5 years ago by IanD ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, I have kept safely and replaced the old IC set up in my 1960's Aerokit Sea Commander with a modern electric system. Unfortunately, Iโ€™m not sure that I was given the right advice and although the boat runs ok, it is slow, only reaching what I would call a scale โ€œriver-cruisingโ€ speed. I would like it to be capable of a bit more (without reaching โ€œracingโ€ speed) and wondered if anybody can advise me on a more suitable engine/battery/controller configuration?

    I am currently using an MFA Torpedo 500 motor powered by a VP 3700 7.2v 3700mAh battery pack through a Fusion Aquapower 128 (128A max continuous current) controller.

    Any pointers will be gratefully welcomed.
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    5 years ago by none ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The website has been of great interest and useful to me as a starting point for modeling.
    Been modeling for just a short while and have received some good advice .

    Not the sort of website that is so over busy as you can follow posts and blogs at a slow and informative pace.
    All the members are friendly and helpful.
    A great all round forum for modeling.

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    6 years ago by ron1956 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi , I am very new to the whole RC Boat community, but already find it very friendly and enjoyable, don't know why I waited so long ๐Ÿ˜Š , My first boat is a Club500, and hope to have more next year.
    thanks to all concerned in doing the website, lots of info and pics to see, hope to meet some of you over time at shows and events.
    Thank you for allowing me to post here ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

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    6 years ago by justintime2001 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi all, I joined the forum a day or so ago and have found it to be very useful. I have recently ordered myself a Vintage Model Works 46" RAF Crash Tender. it's my first boat but I have built a few aircraft over the years so hope that will help me. I have already gained some useful tips from the build blogs etc. and I'm sure I will be asking for lots of help and advice, thanks everyone, Ian.

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    6 years ago by stevethomas ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi all, joined the forum just over a week ago.
    I have a billings White Star Rc boat which I am re furbishing. The boat is about 15 yrs old and been sat on a shelf in the garage for most of that time.

    I have been asking lots of questions and been getting lots of advice. Thanks guys.

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    6 years ago by silverbullit ( Recruit)
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    Hi I am from Boston, and have two Remote control lobster boats, but I use your site for building scale boats, and now currently building the bluenose, Around Boston there is only 1 club that is far away, plus in the USA everything is going away from built to manufactured ready to go. I enjoy seeing and building a model from scratch they way it was years ago, we have a long snow season.Enjoy reading everything, from across pond I can see you people do a great job. Thanks silverbullit

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    6 years ago by ronrees ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi All, stumbled on this site, probably pressed the wrong key in Google!. Been a boat modeller forever but always learning something new. it's a great read and an interesting site so hope I'll get round to chatting to loads of you in time, for the moment just seeing how it all works

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    6 years ago by IanD ( Master Seaman)
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    I have recently inherited my Dad's 1960's Aerokits Sea Commander still in its original state with 3.5cc diesel IC and his own self-designed and scratch-built electrics. This is the boat that won the "M.P.B.A. R/C Speed Championship 3.5cc" in 1963. I would love to convert it to electric motor and modern r/c, preferably without destroying any vintage interest it may have, and see it running again but I think I'm going to need a lot of advice as I am a complete modelling novice. Hoping to show it on the South Manchester Model Boat Club stand at Haydock next weekend.

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    6 years ago by robtroi ( Master Seaman)
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    Joined this site as I'm just about to restore model boat for the very first. And I am going to need a loads of advice ๐Ÿ˜€

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    6 years ago by muddy ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    .Fellow enthusiasts exchanging their ideas especially when accompanied with photographs. Bit of a new boy to this "website thing".. Regards

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    6 years ago by onetenor ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Been away a long time but am bow coming back. Not able to even get out as hips are shot ,Long story Hoping this year will be the year I can walk again I have two boats ready to go. Both plastic One is a Pilot boat but don't know what type but seems to be a Vosper or Thorneycroft. The other is speed boat with twin screws I also intend to build and convert a flower class corvette HMAS Snowberry from a Revell plastic kit. And build another Vic Smeed Skimmer. A 3 pontoon air driven hydroplane This time with radio. Maybe electric. Heres hoping Regards John

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    6 years ago by figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    I've been away from model boating for some 25-30 yrs now! But having completed my model tugboat I decided to look for a website regarding model boats. I guess I've found a new home! you guys are awesome and thanks for the help in the forum... ๐Ÿ‘

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    6 years ago by johnfastboat ( Leading Seaman)
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    As I moved to Devon just over two years ago I am currently not a member of a club or have my workshop up and running. I have a substantial fleet of all types of boat and will hopefully get back into restoration and new models as well as getting my substantial fleet back to operational status.
    The SITE allows me to keep in touch with current modellers and offer an association help where I can.

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