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    3. Old Commodore / Graupner
    5 Photos ยท 12 Likes ยท 13 Comments
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney
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    Hello everybody,
    And restored another corpse from my closet. It will still be some time before the ship is christened.
    The first pictures before the restoration follow. Rest follows later.
    Greetings Michel Claude

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 3. Old Commodore / Graupner
    18 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Isaac,
    When I'm back home, I'll take some photos of it. .
    But until then, please be patient, because my shipyard is on holiday
    and my employee (my wife) is with me.
    ๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿ‘Ž Calling is useless! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    From holidays, your
    Michel-C.
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    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Isaac ( Midshipman)
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    I am surprised they used plastic in the prop shaft coupling. Definitely a good idea to replace them.

    I think that the expected life span of a model boat back then was probably 1-5 years, so no need to beef it up. but, there are exceptions. One of my boats is close to 50 years old, but Graupner used metal parts for my setup


    Isaac
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    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Mike thanks for the reply. That seams to be the problem with plastic parts, they just do not hold up and fall apart.
    Len
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    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
    โœง 32 Views ยท 3 Likes
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    Good evening Len, (European time ๐Ÿคฃ)
    Unfortunately these are all old Graupner parts, but you can still buy leftover grease nipples on EBay.
    I took the photos of the Commodore before the renovation.
    However, the plastic parts of the couplings were so brittle that I replaced them.
    Take a look at the photos . .
    I'll be happy to give you more information, but I'm "on the road" at the moment.
    (Better said on the way . . My shipyard is closed)
    Greetings
    Michel-C.
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    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Mike I was asking about the unique shafts with universal couplings connecting the motors to the prop shafts. Also the bearing blocks that support the prop shafts and motor shafts.
    Tnks, Len
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    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi Len,
    What do you mean by your sentence:
    "Who makes the drive shafts and pillow blocks, been looking for a source"?
    How can I help you with this?
    Greetings Michel-C.
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    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Len1 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Very nice. Who makes the drive shafts and pillow blocks, been looking for a source.
    Len
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    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น AlessandroSPQR ( Commodore)
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    Let's wait for April 28th.
    Nice things to put the names of family members.
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    30 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hi all,
    The same applies to this boat.
    On 28 April this year we have our baptisms at the club.
    "Michelle" will also be christened on this Sunday.
    The godmother for this boat is my youngest daughter Michelle. I have named it after her. She asked me to do this, because her siblings already have a boat named after her.
    Greetings Michel-C.

    PS: And here is my youngest daughter as godmother

    Additional note from 3.May 24
    The man in the background with the beautiful white beard is wearing a kilt for a simple reason. He has had a leg operation and finds it easier than forcing himself into tight trousers in pain.
    Now I realise why Scots wear the cool kilts or am I seeing things wrong?
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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Michel Claude, good to see you have started it at last. Wish I still had mine now, with all the modern gear available. It was a bit slow with the original Graupner set-up.

    JB
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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง dave976 ( Captain)
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    4 wire rc connectors must have been from the DEAC days. Nice set of Robbee motors and connectors.
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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ Fodigo ( Leading Seaman)
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    Good luck- fun time awaits. (So does choppy waters)
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    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Commander)
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    Hello everybody,
    Now let's move forward, step by step. You never know what kind of hidden damage awaits you, but that's the challenge with things like this. . .
    Greetings Michel Claude



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