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    Joffre
    by bombero πŸ‡ͺπŸ‡Έ ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    1 month ago
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    My first ever completed model boat


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    23 days ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    First boat truly a fine build .Looks good on the water.
    Rick
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Good morning and thanks for the information, it sounds like you are getting cavitation caused by to high a speed at prop.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Colin,
    yes it is a brushless combonation bought as a package from cornwall
    Propellor is a 40mm 3 bladed alloy, I regreased the shaft and put prop on wrong way( now corrected) and boat reversed well but would not go forward have tried altering pitch which improved reverse but was a test and will look for a better Prop
    Ballast is wheel balances also well cleaned and put into sealed plastic bags so can be moved as necessary, dont forget this is my first completed boat.
    When I was a child I started a wooden boat but did not complete it? did a 5 year apprentiship as a fitter and turner before joining Fire service so can concentrate on finer limits on fittings!
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Excuse my ignorance, but is that a brushless setup.
    And which type of prop are you using, mine currently has a 35mm 4 blade brass prop. Motor not fitted yet but will hopefully be using vintage decaperm and 6 volt sla.
    My preferred ballast is children's play sand fully dried and put into resealable freezer bags usually100 grams each.
    That allows me to shift the ballast to wherever its needed.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by bombero ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Colin,
    used a motronic d2386 motor with a hydra32 g2 ESC.
    Found I had to put in at least 5 KG balast (courtesy of local tyre fitters), need to change propellor as one supplied drive well forward but useless in reverse.
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    1 month ago by Yoda ( Master Seaman)
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    Nice build, Enjoy sailing it. πŸ‘
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    1 month ago by Brucep ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Enjoy sailing her, it’s a lovely model to sail
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    1 month ago by Nerys ( Admiral)
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    That's quite an ambitious model for your first build. Very well done. Have lots of fun sailing her.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    1 month ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Nice build, looks very stable on the water. Enjoy sailing it.
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    1 month ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bombero,
    For a first ever completed model boat it is fantastic.
    Nice detail.

    Martin555.
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    1 month ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    That's a great model, not the easiest first model, well done.
    What is your motor setup.
    Cheers Colin.
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    1 month ago by Fred ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Bombero

    That is a very nice build you have done there.

    Fred
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