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    Finally the Rapier
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    1 month ago
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    Needs a makeover, but it's here now.


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    1 month ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Those mounts are so "clever", there's no way I could justify the expense of a motor in each model. Two bolt's and a coupling screw, and it's next model please, so simple. At least 3 of my fleet can use 1 motor. The Sea Queen has it's own monster, so that's half of them seen to already.
    What would you say to the motor and ESC in the enclosed pics, would that be "man" enough for the Rapier/Javelin/Sportsman ?

    Steve.
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    1 month ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Steve,
    I have been away over the Easter weekend, but now I have had time to take a look at your Rapier, it looks like it is almost a perfect example - especially when compared to the state that mine was in when I first started to restore it.
    Yours should not take too much time to get on the water, and choosing the alloy water-cooled mount is a wise choice as it allows quick and easy motor swaps between various hulls - a major bonus with no negative's that I have found after using them regularly over the last 3 + years. ๐Ÿ‘
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    1 month ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Graham,

    Any pictures ? How have you fitted it out ?

    Steve
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    1 month ago by GrahamC ( Recruit)
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    Its a cracking design. I built mine about 5 years ago and still enjoy running it.
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    1 month ago by ChrisF ( Warrant Officer)
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    "I feel different now, no longer an outsider ! They are a unique design for sure."

    Great that you've now found what you were looking for Steve, and not just one but both variants!

    Funnily enough I mentioned on Mahem that I was feeling left out of the Stiletto/Rapier/Arrow/Javelin club! Though Bob did kindly offer to trace the parts for me. Who knows!

    Chris
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    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Steve, I must admit, it appears a tidy boat and I like the colour scheme, except there's a lot of white with all of that superstructure, so maybe a change with some of that would break it up a bit. The hull and deck I like though.
    Hope your good lady is well on the mend and you start to get some more model time soon.

    My boats. Well, I've put some paint on the Arrow, to tidy it up a bit. Looks better now than it did, but not finished with that yet.
    I'd like one of the Huntsman 28 on the water 1st and then it'll be one of the Lesro boats, Sportsman maybe, or Javelin.

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    1 month ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Will,
    It's in need of a spruce up generally, maybe a change of colour. Spray/chine rails as well. I'm going to fit a new motor mount The water cooled one, and will eventually do so in all the Lesro boats, one decent motor to swap in and out as needed. Too expensive to kit them all individually. Same with the radio gear.
    Just cleaned out the local DIY store of all their pipe fittings to make similar stands for the fleet, even that adds up to a few quid, as we know, nothing is cheap nowadays.
    Still working on the Sea Queen, been sidetracked a bit due to wife's knee replacements, but she has almost got to the stage where I can vanish back downstairs to my cave for reasonable lengths of time again, so can get things back on track. I want her on the water this summer, the SQ that is, not the wife !
    Hope you are keeping well ? What are you working on at the moment ? Have you decided which of your fleet are moving on yet ?

    Steve
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    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Midshipman)
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    Very nice Steve, that looks in great condition.
    What are your plans for it?

    Will
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    1 month ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I feel different now, no longer an outsider ! They are a unique design for sure.
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    1 month ago by zooma ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well found Steve - and welcome to the Rapier owners group.
    Strangely enough I have recently discovered two original un-started Rapier kits - so maybe there is a secret stash of Rapiers that is now being released for us all to enjoy!
    Bob.
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