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Fire Boat 38 - Posted: 5 years ago by jd
Finally finished the project. This boat was built from scratch. I took pictures and measurements from a real fireboat that I operate. I built It on a 1/12 scale using wood that I had left over from scrap. This was my first project boat. I was able to get a lot of technical Information from this forum. So thanks guys. I have really fallen In love with boat model building. I have wired the boat and am waiting on two model electric outboards to mount on the transom. It took almost 6 months to complete.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! Great work on your maiden project. I also love using scrap & leftover template wood.

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Fire Boat 38 - Posted: 5 years ago by jd
This boat was built from scratch. I took pictures and measurements from a real fireboat that I operate. I built It on a 1/12 scale using wood that I had left over from scrap. This was my first project boat. I was able to get a lot of technical Information from this forum. So thanks guys. I have really fallen In love with boat model building. I have wired the boat and am waiting on two model electric outboards to mount on the transom.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! NICE BOAT! 1:12 scale is great for detail. Now you have the RC fever, right?

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aerokits 34" - Posted: 5 years ago by chiffs
built sometime In the sixties originally powered by 3.5 cc diesel, then glow motor as In pics OS 20 Max. now converting to Electric. Speed 600BB, Mtroniks Viper 10 ESP, 7.2V 3300ma NIMH. as yet only tank tested seems to have enough power, hope It gets up on the plane.

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Whaleback 1/16 Scale. - Posted: 5 years ago by grahams
Hi,
A photo of my Whaleback hull from Model Booat Shack remainder will be scratch built.

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Response by frankburgess on the 22nd Nov 2012
Sea trials passed OK! The Graupner 600 drives a 38mm 2 bladed prop. Performance Is good not super fast. Interestingly this set up powered by a 3000mh nicad ran for nearly an hour.
While at the Warwick show I asked for advice from one of the clubs exhibiting. My problem was that my electric models hesitated while running. The advice was that my 40mz and 27mz radio set ups were probably the cause and I should use 2.4MZ. This change has completely cured the problem. May be second nature to you chaps...but I did'nt know. Apparently the radio signals given off by the motor do not enter the 2.4 range.
Response by grahams on the 23rd Nov 2012
Thats good frank glad everything has worked out okay.
Duration of battery Is very good.My boat runs on 29mz.
This Is the first time I have used a brushless motor.

Regards,
Graham
Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! NICE WHALEBACK!

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ASL British Pwer Boat Co - Posted: 5 years ago by frankburgess
This Is the ASL mid build, showing the whaleback and the turrets with a small wheel house at the front.

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Response by frankburgess on the 30th Oct 2012
Thanks Lyle

Great to hear from a colleague In OZ.
It struck me, reading about the original boats with 3 Napier engines, God knows how much petrol at 35 knots, It was a bloody dangerous war for those blokes.

Best Regards
Frank
Response by taffy on the 2nd Nov 2012
Thanks Frank,

And Thank you Lyle?? You have told me all that at the Lake 😛

John 😊 😓 Catch up with you when weather permits...
Response by taffy on the 3rd Nov 2012
Sorry Lyle;
It should have Read
"You Could have told me down at the Lake"
😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊 😊

Kindest Regards John

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fire boat - Posted: 5 years ago by scobe
hI Im james I have a fire tender which I got about a year ago as you can see It needs some work doing on It In the boat as you can see In the photos Is a diesel engine I need to know how to start It I do have the cord and the engine has got compressios I was told when I got It It did run I would be gratefull If some one can advise me on how It statrs and what I need to do It It came with a can of diesel fuel my email address Is ( e-mail removed by admin. PM Only) cheers james await a reply thanks

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Response by taffy on the 4th Nov 2012
Yes Pete D I can completely agree with you In regards to "Lyle"
he has helped me many times by verbal & lending me his notes on these vessel's. He Is a gentleman that Is a fact and always willing to pass on his knowledge. Yes we have a lot of great times, also very funny times at the lake.

Regards John
Response by scobe on the 4th Nov 2012
hI this Ios james thanks to all who have been a help In answering my email I have decided to remove the engine and replace It with a electric one so any offers for the engine cheers Its got compression cheers james
Response by hammer on the 12th Nov 2012
I have been given one of these. Mine has a FROG I think It Is about 2cc.

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Fireboat - Posted: 5 years ago by ads90
Sometime back I posted pictures of my Fireboat questioning It's heritage. It Is not a Vosper Mk II but could be the elusive Mk I.
I gave her a makeover earlier this year and thought I would post some pics.
Alan

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Response by Raydindayal on the 17th Nov 2012
it looks beautiful. thanks Ray

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old motor - Posted: 6 years ago by frankburgess
this Is another photo of the motor taken showing the drive side fitted with a metal fan

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Response by Dave M on the 8th Oct 2012
HI Frank
Yes those old motors, although good In their day, have nowhere near the performance of modern kit.
The 888 sounds way too big for your 34" Fireboat, the 600 wil be much better and the speed 600 version Is possibly the one to get If buying from new. With a 40" prop you will almost certainly need to water cool the motor as It will be heavily loaded. You should be able to source the moor and water cooling plus ESC from one source. Your local model shop or an on line store.
The gearbox will certainly reduce the current as the motor will have less load, but there Is not a great deal of space In the 34" Fireboat so fitting may be a problem.
😀
Response by frankburgess on the 9th Oct 2012
Thanks Dave
Response by frankburgess on the 26th Oct 2012
The Fireboat had It first run yesterday with the donated Johnson 888 motor and the original prop. Speed was satisfactory, just nicely on the plane and the battery lasted well, a 7.2V Nimh 3000, so I am happy with that. Controller was a donated Robbe minI 200. Unfortunately although this gave speed/stop control there was no reverse. It has pot adj for 'speed' and 'stop', which I adjusted, but Perhaps It was never designed to give reverse?

Another project Is a very old 1950 damaged 'ASL'hull. I have the original drawing titled 'British Power Boat' who were the builders In wartime. It has a 'whaleback' cabin surmounted by 2 machine guns In turrets. These I have cut from radio valves.
Its a most unusual looking boat.

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34inch Fireboat not an aerokit. - Posted: 6 years ago by jelley_baby
HI I am not sure what kit this Is or was but I know that Its not the Aerokits version. It was bought on Ebay about 2 years ago and It has been restored to what you see attached. It Is running on a Johnson 600 and a 35x prop, power Is from a 11.1 volt Lipo.

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Response by jelley_baby on the 17th Nov 2012
HI Ray, I have just changed the 600 Johnson for a 700 size Johnson with lower revs and more torque I will Initially be running the same setup as before but will try a slightly larger prop either 40mm or a 45mm and see what happens. It's first run will be tomorrow morning at Cwmbran.
Regards Graham
Response by Raydindayal on the 18th Nov 2012
Hi! Fellow modelers, The Vosper kit was matketed by KeilKraft a British agent some time during the 60's, I actually was their agent In South America, but I believe that now they are no longer In business. It Is a beautiful model. I did have a good run at my previous home In Guyana, In a cane field then flooded, It worked beautifully with the diesel engine/ screw prop assembly by Graupner. Now I have to look at electric of which I know very little., but I am hoping that the model shop will help when I am ready. Thanks Ray
Response by jelley_baby on the 18th Nov 2012
HI Ray, The sail at Cwmbran today was a success the boat out performed the previous setup. Several members run Vosper fireboats all running electric power, one with a gearbox 2:1 reduction and two models like mine with 700 size electric my run time on 7.2 volt 3600Mah battery Is about 30 to 35 minutes with some fast runs, shorter with all fast running. On 9.6 volt 3700Mah (4.8 x 2 In series) runtime Is about the same but model Is very quick. On 11.1 volt Lipo 2200Mah battery run time Is about 15 to 20 minutes but very very quick. I buy most of the Johnson motors that I use on Ebay the prices vary but all are cheap and I have had no problems with any of them. Our Club Is all Electric, but that does not mean slow boats. Electric power has evolved In leaps and bounds over the last few years.
Regards Graham

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no 94 - Posted: 6 years ago by frankburgess
HI everybody

Another ebay purchase, a Fire Tender which I think Is from the 50's. It Is fitted with a very unusual old motor with sprung loaded brushes, capacitors, and a fan.... seems to run happily on 12v, which I plan to reinstall. Does anybody recognise It? It was fitted with a 'spring' universal joint. I am fitting a conventional UJ. There Is also a circular switch attached to the motor. This appears to be wired to switch In up to 3 battery supplies! but I think I will fit a modern controller with modern nicads.

I sail at the Maldon and Blackwater Model Boat Club at Heybridge.
Regards Frank Burgess

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Response by chiffs on the 19th Nov 2012
is that a model of jolie brize In the background
Response by frankburgess on the 20th Nov 2012
HI

Yes It Is...I scratch built It using a GRP 'workboat' hull as a base. I used a simple drawing from the 'Jolie Brise' book blown up to size. I altered the bow, stern and the keel to match the drawing. The rig Is slightly undersize and simple the keel Is deeper, the deck layout Is very approximate taken from photos but simplified to make It more robust for sailing. It has a winch for sail control and the rudder Is controlled from the tiller via lines and blocks to a servo under the cabin top.

As you probably know the boat was bought as a Le Havre Pilot boat by EG Martin who then Instigated the Fasnet Race, which Jolie Brise won 3 times.

Thanks for recognising It.....best regards Frank
Response by chiffs on the 22nd Nov 2012
HI Frank I have built model of jolie brise from plans I got from France made few years ago as static model, I have made uo a false keel that I can fit as and when I get round to making sails, have provision for steering via chords running thro the deck In tubes to the steering servo, as yet no thought as to how to Install sail winch as have only small openings where hatches fit. you are right about her being pilot cutter and winning fastnet 3 times, she was however built by Monsieur Paumelle In 1913, I hope at some time to get her on the water.
Regards Chiffs


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