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Nice to see one of these again. When I started boating In the early 70's there weren't many people running fibre glass hulls , but lots of people In my part of the world were running these, usually with bigger than recoomeded engines. Always seemed to run very fast and at a nice flat angle. Congratulations on producing a nice boat
HI Rob. Thanks for your Interest The motor Is a KEDA Thumrun 2387/18 and the reversable ESC Is an EZ-Run 18A + the appropriate programing card. I am using 8.4 v (3300mah)and an X45 prop. Motor and ESC purchased from www.giantcod.co.uk ............ John
John. I have a nor star Wave Rider hull only,in good condition, but minus any cabin or rear deck. Can you post any pictures showing the cabin and deck off the hull I could use as a guide to complete my boat.Sorry this Is a bit late, Dave...
Yes the 4 cylinder Is the Seal. Surprised to find that the castings and build Instructions are still currently available for these! The middle one Is a Channel Islands Special. Don't know much about these as I 've never heard of anyone actually using one. They were available (like the Gannet) as an aero engine. Hate to think about the size of plane this would need. Third photo , as you say, needs no Introduction
Gannet engine as per forum - Posted: 9 years ago by Graham
Finally took 2 pics of the engine which I will be fitting to a large crash tender
now that Is realy nice, It looks better than I rember mine when It was new, has yours got the plastic/ bakelite or alloy cap for the oil. did yours come In a felt lined box?
shearwater motor crusier - Posted: 9 years ago by russell
shear water motor cruiser I made from scratch plank on frame looks well In the water with the added motor and prop give It an edge turning and coming back up the lake no ballast Inside the boat Its all built In the keel navagation lights work and a small table with a map for someone steering thanks russell
This boat was a hull I was given I made a pilot boat and It looks ok. about 42 Ins long goes well and has nav lights that work not to heavy It might of made a mtb but there you are I am a shipwright x bibby line on troop ships and did not much to do with navy ships thanks Russell
nice looking model the hull does look like an mtb hull but you
made a good job of the superstructure
AERO KITS LOOKALIKE - Posted: 9 years ago by tonyhwright
MY VERSIONS OF AEROKIT BOATS .SEA SCOUT &SEA HORNET. BULT USING DI MENTIONS FROM AN OLD KK CATALOG AND THE MATCHING PICTURES.THE SEA SCOUT
HAS A DC MERLIN FOR POWER .THE HORNET HAS A DC SABRE.BOTH OF THE BOATS HAVE A SINGLE SERVO FOR
RUDDER ONLY CONTROL.THE OTHER BOAT IS MY OWN
DESIGNER PATROL LAUNCH POWERED BY A PAW 1.5 CONVERTED TO WATER COOLING.I TURNED A FLY WHEEL AND MADE A WATER JACKET.
ANY QUESTIONS LET ME KNOW .TONY
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MY FIRST BUILD "ROBBE PT 15" - Posted: 9 years ago by fryer1966
THIS IS N=MY ROBBE PT 15 BOAT ITS MY FIRST BOAT BUILD AND I THINK IVE DONE OK SO NOW I AM TRYING MY HAND AT A DUSSEL DORF FIRE BOAT NEXT "HA HA "SO ANY TIPS OR HELP WOULD BE MOST WELCOME
Your'e boat looks good. regards to your Duseldorf, check out the boat build blogs as my own dusseldorf Is featured there and may help you somewhat. If you do need any assistance, get back to me at any stage of the build as I may have pictures/data, Info that may make It easier or add more detail to the basic Item.
HI Fryer,I am also about to start a dusseldorf fire boat perhaps we can swap problems which I feel will be many!! Graham
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Aerokits boat? with Merco 61 resto project - Posted: 9 years ago by Merco61
Can anyone tell me what boat this Is?
I think Its a modified Aerokits fire boat or Sea queen,
The deck Is different because It steps down, the cabin looks to be modified, the hull Is all fibre glass with wooden bulkheads.
Nice 10cc Merco engine.
Will upload more recent pics as the pics are from about 18 months ago, I've since started re building the boat to sail then In future sell.
About the fibre glass hull It looks to be ply with a thin coating of fibre glass.
It's roughly 34" long.
The guy who the boat used to belong to had a couple of aerokits boats as well as this one, he had a sea queen and another boat but I cant remember the model name.
from looking at other boats the only boat I can really compare It with Is the sea queen.
I will be uploading the boat with or without the engine on ebay In the next couple of months, I have two merco 61 marine engines that will be on ebay soon.
HI It Is ST LAURIE made by LAWRENCE MANUFACTURING 106 Lawrence Road liverpool sold for A£4. 10 shillings or A£4.50p to days money In the 1950 fiberglass hull and cabin roof ply cabin sides length 42in beam 12in
Dunlin Underhill designed Police Launch - Posted: 9 years ago by ianed57
This Is the model seen In the video of Dunlin but now electric powered. Gave her a repaint which Involved stripping right back to bare wood as the original finish was crazed due to a reaction. Finall got fed up with It and bit the bullet.