Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info
Guest
Login Below
Join Us On Social Media!
   
Get The Model Boats App!
Apple App Store
Android app on Google Play


Help Support This Website
£
or enter custom amount

(Non Contributor)

Help support this free
website and donate.



£285 a year is needed to keep the website and apps online. Please consider donating £5 or more to help towards these fees.
All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

Many thanks for your kind support.

Model Boats Website Team


Donation History
November 2017: 12 people
October 2017: 9 people
September 2017: 15 people
August 2017: 10 people
July 2017: 16 people
June 2017: 8 people
May 2017: 8 people
April 2017: 22 people


Unique Visitors This Month

Website Members

Terms and Conditions
Privacy Policy
Advertising
Contact


Model Boats Website
Active Users (9)
Login or Register
To Remove This Ad

Login or Register
To Remove This Ad
>> Home > Guestbook
Guestbook


By Brightwork on the 5th of November 2017:
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.

By Les-Forbes on the 18th of September 2017:
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.

By Tooley on the 9th of August 2017:
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

By chugalone100 on the 4th of July 2017:
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.
😎
Julian from Miami

p.s. don't forget to contribute.👍

By NickW on the 9th of June 2017:
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 :-)

By IanD on the 16th of April 2017:
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, I’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 “river-cruising” speed. I would like it to be capable of a bit more (without reaching “racing” 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.

By none on the 19th of March 2017:
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.

By ron1956 on the 5th of December 2016:
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 😊 , 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 😀 😀 😀

By justintime2001 on the 1st of November 2016:
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.

By stevethomas on the 30th of October 2016:
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.

By silverbullit on the 9th of October 2016:
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

By ronrees on the 12th of September 2016:
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

By IanD on the 21st of August 2016:
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.

By robtroi on the 13th of August 2016:
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 😀

By muddy on the 31st of July 2016:
.Fellow enthusiasts exchanging their ideas especially when accompanied with photographs. Bit of a new boy to this "website thing".. Regards

By onetenor on the 5th of July 2016:
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

By figtree7nts on the 18th of April 2016:
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... 👍

By johnfastboat on the 5th of April 2016:
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.

By Deswelham on the 10th of March 2016:
Not a craftsman by any means but all levels are welcome here. Loads of useful tips

By saintsalvio on the 5th of March 2016:
It is more than useful! It makes feel part of a great and glorious family: it is "home", "harbor"!

By modbot on the 16th of January 2016:
Just kind of stumbled across this site as I was trying to find out what had happened to eezibilt web site.
I am in the process or should that be building a Tortola sloop, well it will be my version as it seems there are variations on the theme..( as in music) , I'm also making a X2 version of Eezibulit Curlew, I've done the original and a 75% version. 1.5 X version, so now I'm going for the big one, TWICE the size, comes out at 20 and a 1/2 inches. might be a bit more once the skins are on?
I made a larger version of Mermaid but thought it didnt look too great...the original I have sailed on Loch Ken in Scotland, a long way to go to sail a boat but I was on holiday up there. I think along with Curlew they are nice little boats.
Just one other question Does anyone know the whereabouts of HArry Duncan I was emailing him up to a while ago but now he seems to have gone awol?
Dont forget to ring 5 and go sideways... 💭

By martinsperring070558 on the 20th of September 2015:
Hi, I am just completing my second build, 1/96 scale HMS Blake. The first HMS Montrose (Type 23) was completed some two years ago.

By carl10r on the 25th of July 2015:
Looked at a few sites for help and information with my first boat and this was the ONLY one that seems as it should be 'Helpful and Friendly'. Read a few posts and saw--- No clicks, no my boats better than your boat and no superiority complexes which is rare in a lot of groups or forums. Signed up straightaway.

By kwjg51 on the 30th of May 2015:
Just came back to rc modelling after many years and the site has been a mine of useful up to date Information and good advice. Many thanks.

By McCluskey on the 30th of April 2015:
What a great Idea this site Is. Old and young sharing Ideas. Roy McCluskey

By CraigRobotham on the 30th of April 2015:
A must to join for anyone Into model boating , the knowledge base available and friendly crew / members Is something you just can't do without . No matter young or old there Is a place for you here 😀

By Pav403 on the 24th of April 2015:
I've been a member now for just over 6 months, this site Is a great place to get Ideas and advise for your model.

By ColinT on the 22nd of April 2015:
The Supermarket for model boating Information and help, Every little helps. 😀 👍

By Deswelham on the 20th of April 2015:
Encouraged me to make a start on my scratch build Solent lifeboat

By Deswelham on the 23rd of March 2015:
Returning after being away for a while. Looking forward to catchingup

By ColinT on the 18th of March 2015:
Just what Is needed a wealth of knowledge and help at a press of a button. and where those Bring and Buy sales are to get lots of bargains, FANTASTIC. 😊 👍

By McCluskey on the 11th of March 2015:
I Love this site and I have just posted my first build ...
RAF Range Safety Launch. Nice to be here.

By restin on the 17th of February 2015:
I have made a comeback to the world of modeling and things have changed beyond recognition. I felt lost untill I penned my problems and recieved help and encouragement beyond what I thought of as normal for a forum. This forum Is special and I feel at home here.

By ropeburn123 on the 8th of February 2015:
I'm new to boat modelling, acquired from a Friend a pt boat kit unbuilt many years ago .my late dad had built the hull,many pieces of superstructure damaged by damp Including plans so should be challenge to build .excellent site an hopefully aid to help me build this boat . 👍

By Spitfire99 on the 28th of January 2015:
Just moved over from paper vision to digital
What a great sight. Everything under one place and name...... Love It 😊

By subofficer on the 18th of January 2015:
I am looking for plans and photographs of the James Braidwood Fire boat that operated up until 1961 on the River Thames by the London Fire Brigade.
All avenues of Information seem to draw a blank.

By tugboatguy on the 3rd of January 2015:
Lots of great Info here. I could use some help to figure out my radio system. my boat Is twin engine twin rudder with action mixer and a bow thruster and my radio Is a spectrum dx6I with dsmx mode2. Any thoughts on how to wire It so I have forward and reverse throttle and left right bowthruster control and rudder control?.

By ben20028 on the 28th of December 2014:
Epic just what the hobby needed 😎 😎 😎 😎

By Albundi on the 8th of November 2014:
Hi,
Great site, ton's of Information.

By newby on the 23rd of October 2014:
Good Morning
I am a newby to model boats I do belong to the Swindon Model Boat & Engineering Club (just over a year) but have now bought a caravan at Littlesea Holiday Park and next year will be spending a lot of time down at Weymouth. I would very much like to meet up with some of you If that would be possible.

By Squirtgun on the 22nd of September 2014:
Excellent site!! The blogs and responses have been very helpful, especially the neat tricks for Installing running gear and accessing the components.

By watsy106 on the 16th of September 2014:
Great site only been a member for a few weeks but found It really helpfull

By iaincwil on the 28th of July 2014:
great website plenty goodies here

By tduggan on the 25th of July 2014:
Just joined as a recruit to this web site which Is the best one I ve come across for everything to do with boats,tips, help and Is just brilliant Tduggan 😑

By joergn on the 20th of July 2014:
Great website, wealth of knowledge

By bednall on the 7th of June 2014:
Fantastic website great for tips and advice. Bests I come across

D Bednall

By Roger.com on the 12th of February 2014:
I must apologise for these multiple posts. when I pressed submit It came up with a Internal server error so I didnt think It had gone through. sorry 😯 😟

By Roger.com on the 12th of February 2014:
😁 Only a member for a few months but starting to really enjoy It. Didn't post much to start with but now gaining confidence and getting some really useful stuff of site now. 😁

By Deswelham on the 18th of January 2014:
Probably ask some real stupid questions In the forum but am amazed by the prompt and useful replies I have got. 😁

By hammer on the 17th of December 2013:
I am really enjoying this site now. Although me It did take time to get In to It. Now there are a greater verity of boats. Bob

By AlanP on the 22nd of November 2013:
Been a member for awhile, but only recently been able to post, thanks to the webmaster, gained a lot of useful Information from the site and am having a good crack (as us northerners say) with a couple of members.

Alan

By rrs01 on the 2nd of October 2013:
I'm constantly amazed by the Inventiveness of model builders when creating websites! 😑

Needless to say, I'll be back often!! 😁 (What can I say, I need ALL the help I can get!!) 😛

By John2059 on the 16th of September 2013:
Love this website. Very easy to use and now Is a main page on my browser. Cant wait til the app Is fixed. Keep up the good work admins. Manythanks 😀

By Kevin6161 on the 11th of August 2013:
Hi
Just joined looking forward to becoming an active member. Cheers Kevin

By Marmite on the 29th of June 2013:
HI There

Bit of a newby to the world of Boating, but Beached here through finding building plans for a Vospers 46 Fire Tender.

Being a bit of a practical person I was considering building one for my partner as her father used to have one some years ago.

Hopefully this may be the place to assist In this over time.

By bassman on the 10th of June 2013:
HI all
Just a quick Intro, I have come back to the hobby after 12 years. I have a collection of fast race boats and am about to start building a "J" Class destroyer

By DaveJay on the 4th of June 2013:
HI peeps,
Found this site via an ad In the july Issue of model boats mag, glad I looked It up, Its a good and fresh site with a wide spectrum of Interests and abilities on show. I'm at present learning to sail my 'Phantom' yacht and between sailing sessions and when time allows I am working on a coaster In 1/48th scale based upon the models by design (ex metcalf) Pateke, I say based upon as I am converting her to Incorporate aspects of coaster designs of the 50's and 60's, so therefore she Is a freelance model, I'm trying to Incorporate as much detail as possible, building the superstructure at present with full wheelhouse detail all scratchbuilt. I'm quite new at model shipbuilding but not new to model building, been plastic kit-bashing for 20 years ...........have Interest In building fleetscales HMS Starling but as the Opossum as this was my dad's ship In 1954-56......if anyone has more details on this ship I would love to see more close up pics If poss!!!......all the best fellow shipmates!

By CaptLarry on the 22nd of May 2013:
Howdy!
Model boating Is alive and well here In Texas. Most here like the hydroplane type, except me. My next project Is the Billings Colin Archer. Anyone with experience with this boat? I'll have to post photo's of my steam powered launch.
CaptLarry

By twinkle on the 13th of May 2013:
HI Folks
Recently found this site, I have a modified Ready to run boat and I am currently building a RAF Crash Tender this will be a "long project" as It Is being fitted In along side a Recumbent tadpole trike or two 😁
Main R/C passion Is model aircraft 😎 and cycling 😋 , just added a 3ft6in trailer to the bike to get totally green transport and I have a solar panel at home charging a 12v car battery ( for charging models and rc equipment ) to make the hobby almost 100% green
regards emma

By gooner68 on the 24th of March 2013:
Hello to all members, stumbled on this site while looking for raf fire boat Info, Im scaling a model from a photo to give me something to do In retirement, I have made It roughly three ft which seems to be the average size on here. I dont expect It will be to the excellent standard that some of you have built but I will enjoy myself In the process. Will put some pics on from time to time as the build progresses.
Happy modeling to you all
Martin.

By PeterRushen on the 16th of March 2013:
Hello
I have recently found the Site, Its very good, I am about to
Restore what I think Is a Sea Queen that I built,( but did not Finnish ) In the mid 60s.
I will post a few photos as It Is now, may be some one will recognize It, that would be very help full.

Very best regards
Peter

By zpr25 on the 23rd of February 2013:
😎 HI ALL ZPR25 HERE Im In sarasota florida Im checking out your website Its great thanks for having me 🔨

By CapnJim on the 21st of February 2013:
Hi,

Have only been on a week. Don't know how I missed such a fantastic site previously. Have been alone In model boating for some years and now I'm retired I very much look forward to particiapting In this site and earning a Captains rank! As I've got photos of quite a few builds I'm now sorting through (and reliving 😊 ) them to upload. Already contacted a couple of people and chasing a higher rank - all In all a great site.
Regards,
Jim.

By SimonL on the 21st of November 2012:
Hello All
I have logged In to tell you all about our new club In Johannesburg South Africa, so If you are ever out there send us a mail and come and visit, please use our website www.GMBC.wozaonline.co.za thanks , really cool site you have here.
Regards Simon 😊

By wullie on the 7th of August 2012:
HI all,my names Wullie,some of you might know me from another forum that I was once on,: 😀 ..but that was then,and this Is now,This forum was recommended to me,and from what I,ve seen and read so far, I think I,am going to enjoy It here,my modelling skills are limited,but I try to do the best I can,
wullie

By Stonemonkey on the 7th of June 2012:
This really Is a site with the most Informative comments and members that I have come across. The Members on here really can't do enough for you whether beginner or expert.
Great Site! 😡

By hydroman on the 6th of June 2012:
can't find a model boat site that matches this,very easy,superb,I have tried a few and only visit a couple of times, but not this one.

By Chris B on the 28th of May 2012:
This Is the most useful, helpful model boating site on the web.
like others It's been a few years since I was active In the model boating world, been building and flying aircraft.
Long may It run.
Chris

By tompallister on the 25th of April 2012:
This has been the best site for almost everything to do with model boats. I re-entered the hobby about 2 years ago and new nothing of the major developments over a 40 year absence. Being a Fireboat nut, joining this site was a natural and gave me more Info than I needed at first and encouragement to branch out Into scratch building, tugs other Aerokits models and more

By peep31 on the 24th of April 2012:
I think this Is the best website on the web It has told me so much from all the great members It has, I have now got the bug of boat building and I can't leave It alone my my says I should move Into my shed now I spend so much time In It.once again great site and keep up the good work from all who organised It many thanks Arthur 👍

By Dave M on the 13th of April 2012:
I originally joined the site after I acquired a 34" model Fireboat. 😊 I was not new to modelling but required the detailed Information to restore my model. I learnt so much about Fireboats and even the best motors, props, ESC and battery to use. The help freely given by Fireboat members encouraged me to share some of my own knowledge via the Forums and Blogs. 😉 The recent name change has opened the site to all modellers and I look forward to sharing model boat knowledge with an even wider audience.
Stephen (Fireboat) Is to be congratulated In hosting such a brilliant site 😀

By Gregg on the 31st of March 2012:
Iv'e been registered on this website for over 12 months now and Its jam packed with Information and detail. All you need Is enough time to find It all. go ahead, surprise yourself and scroll through some of the pages, you will find things out, you have very often wondered about !
Best wishes.
Gregg.

By pickler on the 13th of January 2012:
Hey, Just a quick note from a piece of the past... could I stop getting emails about boats please? I find It annoying, I've tried ending my account - but cannot for the life of me figure It out...if you could do the deed I would be grateful lol.

Thanks

By midnite on the 28th of November 2011:
I found this website when trying to help my father In law with his models. Now unfortunately he has passed away. But the boats live on with me, and thanks to advice from the members of this fantastic site. I thank you all, and look forward to building and restoring many more boats.

By bomberflyer on the 28th of May 2011:
Made me wish I hadnt sold a boat years ago In the states.perhaps stupidity runs In my family,will ask my son,sonday when we go boating a the Bridlington model boat club,

By welkin on the 28th of January 2011:
Hi, I have a 34inch Fire Tender, bought second hand In 1979.Originally I/c (signs of original fit),electric Is the only way to go! I have new brass prop,shaft - In fact all the running gear and am ready to plan Installation. Discovering this site Is a real boon! Am In Loughborough so Watermead Park Is Ideal!

By Pete D on the 3rd of October 2010:
Terrific site, how many members have gained valuable Info and been able to pass on Info, the site has no doubt boosted the Fireboat Funday, and even gained scorn from a Colonial who I refuse to name that due to the success of F.F.D and this site the s/h price of Fireboats has rocketed and guess who has been blamed ? but Lyle (oops!) still remains a good mate and Its good he Is 10,500 miles away.
Cheers to all, Pete D.

By Michael R on the 1st of August 2010:
one of the best model boat sites at the moment very Informative and
and helpful members thanks mick

By Wilsthorpewomble on the 2nd of March 2010:
Custodian of a Aerokits RAF 94 photos and members Info helped In repainting and fitting out to reflect the 'real thing'. Only a matter of time until R.C. kit fitted helped by the Website, Thanks

By jimlake on the 15th of February 2010:
Very much
The photos are particularly useful and the reccommendations of motors batteries ect by others on the web site are priceless

By gordon on the 4th of February 2010:
A very good site picked up quite a lot of Information since joining I like It no hassle trying to make photos smaller like some sites.

By tidtug on the 24th of January 2010:
A brilliant site you can learn a lot, Well done

By fryer1966 on the 14th of January 2010:
hI to all must say a great site and having done various other r/c models Including helis/cars/trucks and tanks I am now moving onto boats and have brought two robbe kits one a PT 15 which Is nearly complete and a DUSSELDORRF FIRE BOAT which will be my next project with all the trimmings so any advice or helpful tips would not go amiss so keep up the good work and thanks for a very useful site

By tidtug on the 27th of January 2008:
I just found your website by accident wow I have seven fireboats five aerokits. I fell In love with them before I knew what they were. Looks like I have hit on a brilliant site. Thanks

By Seaspray on the 13th of January 2008:
This Is a darn good site. The Information alone Is terrific and easy to understand. AAA+++

By Mike B on the 24th of December 2007:
Have 4 RAF launches and your site has been an asset, Cheers.

By Stewart Ian on the 11th of July 2007:
I think that this site will be of great help when I eventually start to renovate a recently purchased exemple.

By Dave M on the 6th of May 2007:
Hi. Great site. I am restoring an aerokits 34" back to electric. I will post a picture when completed.

By johnuk37 on the 24th of April 2007:
Hello, I stumbled accross this site as I have found an old 34inch crash tender In my loft half made. I would like to finish the project and would be grateful If anyone knows where I can get some plans. Keep up the good work this Is a great site.

By John D on the 5th of December 2006:
Great site very helpful keep up the good work. Your members are more than welcome to bring their Fire Boats along and sail them on our water hear In ALFOLD Surrey.

By Alan S on the 13th of September 2006:
Great website, excellent Information, Thank You Alan.

By Steve M on the 29th of August 2006:
First time on site today, very good. I am new to modeling and would be Interested In buying a second hand boat If the price Is right (oap),got to try something.

By roderick arnold on the 15th of August 2006:
I have a fire boat, 34", full restoration with twin 600 motors, only paint and detail to finish (bridlington model boat club) East Yorks, Interesting site, THANKS, Rod.

By Michael Gough on the 5th of July 2006:
Very useful and helpful site, one of the best.