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Name: Lady Ayla and Elena. Posted 15th Feb 2019 by GaryLC Score: 9
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 36 inches
Weight: 1200 grams
Speed: 15 MPH
Runtime: 25 Minutes

servo controlled

Motor: The Caton piston valve
Type: Steam Engine
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Clinker built open launches built to show off the boiler, steam engine and complex plumbing.

Name: Lady Marian Posted 15th Feb 2019 by GaryLC Score: 10
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 42 inches
Weight: 1200 grams
Speed: 15 MPH
Runtime: 60 Minutes

servo controlled

Motor: OS. 6.5cc Marine 4 stroke.
Type: IC Engine
Drive: Geared
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 55mm
This Drifter was a Marvon Models Kit and was incredible value for the money, a double planked plank on frame hull, and detailed instructions and good quality timber and fittings. As the engine was a four-stroke and silenced, plus the fact it was ticking over at very few revs, it made less noise than your average electric motor. Plus we were not trying too hard to save the planet in those good old days.

Name: Anteo Harbour Tug Posted 15th Feb 2019 by GaryLC Score: 10
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 34 inches
Weight: 1500 grams
Speed: 15 MPH
Runtime: 20 Minutes

Servo controlled

Motor: Piston Valve Twin Cylinder
Type: Steam Engine
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 45mm
My first ever Tug about fifty years ago, and my very first steam engine hence the super-structure looks a little hacked about, especially the engine housing with globe valves stuck out here and there. this was and still is an amazing kit from Panart, a plank on frame double skinned hull, and all the fittings were brass to a very high quality, (note the anchor winch all brass and it works. The engine and boiler was from Maxwell Hemmings one of the very few manufacturers at the time.

Name: HMS PENELOPE Posted 15th Feb 2019 by JOHN Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
NiCad (7.2v)
3 Amp/h


Motor: MFA
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
This model was made by me from Glyn Guest plans - I made this a good few year ago. Of all the scale models I have built I like this one. When you take a scale model to the lake you have to be so careful not to damage anything - with this one you just put the model in the back of the car and throw it in the water - well not literally (you have to drive down to the lake first)🤓🤓 - many hours of enjoyment.

Name: Sea-Lite Posted 12th Feb 2019 by Mids-Phil Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust



Acquired this Sea-Lite sailing yacht as a project. Everything works after a fashion but based on mixed reviews the intention is to replace the radio gear, winch and rudder servos and increase the keel weight

Name: Fairey Swordsman Posted 12th Feb 2019 by Mids-Phil Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 36 inches
Weight: 5000 grams
Lead Acid (6v)
8 Amp/h


Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 45mm
Bought this some years ago with a holed hull and no cabin. Made only those repairs needed to make it useable, fitted new 2.4Ghz radio gear and batteries, and have been using it ever since. I keep threatening to restore it properly but it's fun as it is and a rebuild is probably more realistic anyway.

Name: MV DUBURG Posted 11th Feb 2019 by JOHN Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Speed: 2 MPH
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Lead Acid (6v)
10 Amp/h


Motor: MFA 550
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 55mm
scratch built model from Jim Pottinger plans - I made this several years ago - plank on frame and the hull is double planked. 1:96 scale/

Name: RTTL 2751 Posted 11th Feb 2019 by JOHN Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Speed: 12 MPH
Runtime: 30 Minutes
NiCad (9.6v)
4 Amp/h
ACTion
40A Constant
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 35mm
model was originally built by myself using a mixture of Vic Smeed plans and photographs/plans from a gent called Christian - my model is double-planked. Outer planking is scale sized; props both drive the same way as in the original boats.

Name: Flytec HQ2011-1 Posted 11th Feb 2019 by Mids-Phil Score: 4
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 18 inches
Speed: 10 MPH
Runtime: 15 Minutes
NiMH (9.6v)
1 Amp/h

5A Constant
Type: Brushed
Drive: Geared
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 2 Blade S Type
I was feeling bored and saw this cheap Chinese toy boat advertised on t'internet. As I say it was cheap but it did have something of a passing resemblance to an Aquarama.... so I ordered one and when it arrived it really didn't look too bad. The down side was the radio gear was 27MHz and comprised just two forward and reverse switches to give forward, back and turn functions, but with no variable speed control. But then I wasn't expecting much anyway. So opening it up the innards were a doddle to remove and were replaced with a 2.4GHz receiver, esc, servo and rudder assembly. Thought about trying to fit water cooling but there really was no signifficant heat generated so it didn't seem worth it Photos seen elsewhere show the boat to plough pretty inelegantly through the water so spray rails and a couple of strakes were fitted to the hull to hopefully improve things in that regard. Anyway it's all back together now with everything working just fine, but I haven't had a chance to put it in the water yet (well it's been in the bath to make sure it floats but that's all) Looking forward to taking it out when the opportunity arises. In the meantime it's looking good on the shelf in the summerhouse and I am looking for the next project. I have to say that I have no illusions about my own abilities and I am totally in awe of the builds seen here. Nobody told me this would be addictive!

Name: Lady Ayla Posted 10th Feb 2019 by GaryLC Score: 9
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 34 inches
Weight: 1200 grams
Speed: 15 MPH
Runtime: 30 Minutes

servo controlled

Motor: Maxwell Hemmings Caton
Type: Steam Engine
Drive: Belt
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 45mm
I decided to build an open steam-boat to have the boiler and piston valve engine on show, all that polished copper and brass should be on show and not hidden away, this hull is clinker-built to my own design.

Name: Danny Boy Posted 10th Feb 2019 by GaryLC Score: 10
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 44 inches
Weight: 2300 grams
Speed: 15 MPH
Runtime: 25 Minutes

Servo controlled

Type: Steam Engine
Drive: Direct Drive
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 55mm
An almost scale version of the real thing, with a gas fired boiler driving a Tvr1 bb, 1/2" bore, twin cylinder, slide valve engine. this utilises an attenuator valve using boiler pressure to conserve both gas and steam pressure.

Name: Topaz Posted 10th Feb 2019 by GaryLC Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 45 inches
Weight: 1900 grams
Speed: 15 MPH
Runtime: 30 Minutes

servo controlled

Motor: Cheddar slide valve
Type: Steam Engine
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 25mm
A Victorian/Edwardian steam launch from the 1800s as sailed on Lake Windermere, this is very similar to a launch called Branksome, which it was copied from.

Name: PS Iona Posted 10th Feb 2019 by Harvey Kitten Score: 7
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 42 inches
Weight: 8000 grams
Speed: 4 MPH
Runtime: 60 Minutes
NiMH (7.2v)
3 Amp/h
Viper 15

Motor: Heng Long
Type: Brushed
Drive: Chain
It has paddles not propellors! Scratch-built from plan. 2 paddle motors provide independent operation, hence can turn 360 degrees on the spot. Built from wood, brass, 3D printed parts.

Name: Ultimate Enticement Posted 31st Jan 2019 by Puddle-pirate Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 30 inches
Weight: 1700 grams
Speed: 12 MPH
Runtime: 100 Minutes
LiPoly (11.1v)
12 Amp/h
MACK
10A Constant
Motor: MACK RC 5000
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 25mm
Lindberg Chris Craft kit 1984 vintage. A special thank you to MACK RC, Harbor Models and my local hobby shop Empire Trains for all their help

Name: CR914 Posted 31st Jan 2019 by slinger Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 36 inches
NiMH (6v)


CR914 is a larger ersion of the Victoria, which is based on a Americas Cup yacht

Name: Victoria Posted 31st Jan 2019 by slinger Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
NiMH (6v)


We race this class of yacht at our club

Name: Masquerade Posted 30th Jan 2019 by Puddle-pirate Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 30 inches
Weight: 1400 grams
Speed: 8 MPH
Runtime: 45 Minutes
LiPoly (7.4v)
7 Amp/h
Alleot 320A
5A Constant
Motor: MFA 500
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 30mm
Masquerade is a Dean's Marine Oùlton Lady somewhat 'Americanized" (sorry) - Many of the deck fittings are plated with a Caswell brass plating kit. The lighting is all LED with the exception of the searchlight. The second deck was fabricated from doll house flooring as is the helm seat. More photos will follow.

Name: Graupner Carina Posted 24th Jan 2019 by Smaragd Score: 9
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 20 inches
Weight: 1200 grams
NiCad (6v)


Type: Brushed
Props: Single Propellor
my 2nd graupner Carina, with a modern appearance

Name: "juliette" Posted 24th Jan 2019 by Smaragd Score: 9
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 20 inches
NiCad (7.2v)


Props: Single Propellor
Size: 30mm
original Graupner carina named "juliette" the 1st one I built. wanted to be a classic model.

Name: DMI 'Pirat" Posted 24th Jan 2019 by Smaragd Score: 7
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 22 inches
Weight: 1000 grams



Classic modell, in the 70's sold under the name DMI pirat. a full wooden sailboat without RC controls. the keel was extended to improve stability. In the 90's the wooden strips from the hull were so dried out, that I had to fill it complete with epoxy and sprayed the uniform 'baby blue'color. After a long period in the attic , it saw daylight again and the sails needed to be replaced. Now it is a static model with sailing capacities.

Name: robbe smaragd Posted 24th Jan 2019 by Smaragd Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 55 inches
Weight: 13000 grams
NiCad (6v)


A top sailboat from the Robbe collection, the big lady also referred to. adjusted sails to look more original and keel weight added to improve stablilty

Name: Hero Posted 23rd Jan 2019 by Oldfart Score: 3
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 22 inches
Speed: 3 MPH
Runtime: 20 Minutes
NiMH (6v)
5 Amp/h
Vic Smythe plan
5A Constant
Motor: Mono Perm
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 2 Blade S Type
Size: 30mm
Built maybe 12 - 15 years ago from a Model Boat free plan from odd scraps left from other stuff. Solid little boat, lot of fun. Good for youngsters to start on.

Name: Sprit of Padstow Posted 21st Jan 2019 by Jerry1 Score: 10
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
LiPoly (11.1v)


Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 5 Blade
Size: 40mm
Very fast model lifeboat. Model Slipway kit 1/16 scale

Name: Fairmount Alpine Posted 20th Jan 2019 by DannyZ Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 42 inches
Runtime: 60 Minutes
LiPoly (11.1v)
3 Amp/h

5A Constant
Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 40mm
Tug. Twin contra rotating props. Bow Thruster.

Name: Perkasa Posted 20th Jan 2019 by DannyZ Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 46 inches
Weight: 3000 grams
Runtime: 20 Minutes
LiPoly (14.8v)
5 Amp/h
Turnigy
50A Constant
Motor: AQUASTAR 3660-1700KV
Type: Brushless
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 50mm
Its fast ! Great fun fun boat. Water cooling pump switch for fast runs.

Name: DF95 Posted 19th Jan 2019 by Ianh Score: 8
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 37 inches
Weight: 1000 grams



This is the Joysway DF 95 which is almost the same as the DF65

Name: Elke Posted 18th Jan 2019 by Oldfart Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 27 inches
Weight: 3400 grams
Speed: 3 MPH
Runtime: 15 Minutes
NiCad (7.2v)
5 Amp/h
Graupner
5A Constant
Motor: ?
Type: Brushed
Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 40mm
Kit was bought in 1981 £115- have receipt. Kept in neighbors loft, unopened, until September 2018 and then given to me. I finished it December.

Name: Vosper RTTL Posted 18th Jan 2019 by Welshsailor Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 34 inches



Drive: Direct Drive
Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 35mm
Recently acquired fibreglass hull and plan. Build to take place in parallel with others on the bench over the next six months.

Name: Fireboat Posted 18th Jan 2019 by Welshsailor Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 46 inches



Props: Twin Propellors
Type: 4 Blade
Size: 40mm
Recently acquired Fireboat that needs refurbishment. Existing loose single shaft removed and twin shafts and rudders fitted. To fitted with twin (possibly brushless) motors, each with its own battery and controller. Updates to follow.

Name: Hocus Pocus Posted 16th Jan 2019 by Puddle-pirate Score: 5
Specs Power Source Control Drive Thrust
Length: 15 inches
Weight: 800 grams
Speed: 3 MPH
LiPoly (7.4v)
13 Amp/h
(2) Alloet 320 A
5A Constant
Motor: (2) K&O 1957 Evinrude motors
Type: Brushed
Drive: Geared
Props: Single Propellor
Type: 3 Blade
Size: 25mm
A 1950's Fleetline Vagabond boat updated by the previous owner recently converted to RC with 2 "future" 50hp Evinrude Big Twin 50 motors. Vessel is steered buy individual motor speed rather than turning the motors.


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