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range safety launch - Posted: 7 years ago by chiffs
my now completed 23" range safety launch, speed 400 motor, viper micro 10 esc, first trials not as expected using 8 aa cells wired to give 6 volts, trim ok but not getting up on plane. have ordered 7.2volt split power pack, hope that should do the trick.
have also fitted bigger prop. when do next trial will try get some pihotos on the water.

Chiffs

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boat restoration - Posted: 7 years ago by bat44
heres some more pics of my boat

bat44

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fire boat restoration - Posted: 7 years ago by rshermanking
more pics of my boat showing motor and battory position and the fire monitors

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fire boat restoration - Posted: 7 years ago by rshermanking
hI guys just a phew pics of my 34in fire boat that I am restoring. I believe that the boat Is over 30 years old and has never seen water, I have spent most of my time gluing most of the wood back together as well as replacing with new wood as well with old and new fittings.


bat 21

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Response by neilmc on the 4th Dec 2015
HI Bat 21

This is some amazing work you've done and and has given me some ideas for the wheelhouse doors so thanks for that. I presume you finished this and if so did you post anymore pictures?
Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! Nice work, the fittings on her are special.

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Fire Boat Identification - Posted: 7 years ago by ads90
For my first foray Into boats I have acquired what Is like a Vosper Firefloat Mk.2 but It Is different. The wheel house section of my boat Is different, being longer, the mid-ship section having three windows In lieu of two and the stern Is completely different In profile.

I have spent many nights trawling the Internet to see If there Is anything like my very detailed model but to no avail and I have even asked a few of my old work colleagues who are ex-naval men If they can help out In Identification. I am wondering whether this could be an elusive Mk. 1 - the boat that was never put Into commission.

I attach a few photos of my model In the hope that someone out there can throw some light on It. It Is In very good condition and a few years old, Is fitted with a Graupner Eco 600 motor on a single prop with 7.2 NiMh batteries. It Is about 34" In length and 9" beam and goes really well, planes quickly and turns very tightly - In all a cracking boat. The numbers on the side of the boat are strange as they relate to what I believe Is a coastal command unit - the numbers are not new as they appear to be original under the paintwork. Any help In Identifying what actual boat It Is modelled on would be appreciated.

Regards
Alan

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Response by chiffs on the 12th Jan 2011
could It be modified sea hornet
Response by Stonemonkey on the 19th Apr 2012
From the look of that transom, Is It earlier, maybe between wars?
looks good whatever It Is Alan.
Dean
Response by shavings on the 4th Dec 2015
HI Alan, it reminds me of an air sea rescue launch I went for a ride in when I was an air cadet in the year dot! Had three packhard engines as I remember and went like the proverbial!
Roger

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34inch RAF Fireboat - Posted: 7 years ago by acrowot1
Hello Bob ,Finally got started on the fireboat. Have stripped all the paint and varnish from the deck up and also Inside the hull. Now have separated all the cabin roofing and upper bulkheads for access to the keel which has delaminated In places. The complete shaft just pulled out of the hull, the glue had no adhesion at all and a new oil fed shaft will be fitted. The next job will be to strip the paint on the hull, check It out and glass laminate It. More photos soon. Regards Graeme.....

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34" Fireboat Restoration project - Posted: 7 years ago by chrislang
First try In the water this morning at Crealy.
Found out that she's a bit bow heavy and that the old VW camper blower motor I was trying Isn't really up to the job! so off to trawl through to see what the rest of you have powered the 34" boat with ( Ideally to take 12v supply as I've got 2 x 6v jelly cells In situ. Although that might be part of the weight problem!)

Best Wishes
Chris

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Response by jelley_baby on the 22nd Nov 2010
HI I run mine on a Johnson 600 6V-9.6V with one 6 volt 4Ah gel cell and either a 35 or 40 mm 2 blade prop, and keep all running gear towards the stern and It will plane reasonably well. When I require some more performance I run either a 7.2 volt nicad/Nimh or a 8.4 volt nicad/Nimh. Any help with your problem?

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Dusseldorf fireboat - Posted: 7 years ago by Gregg
My own Dusseldorf,powered by origninal robbe navy direckts as these give more than sufficient power to propel the boat at a reasonable speed, all fire monitors operate to fire water and rotate, nav lights, radar, engine sound and fog horn.

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1935 thames fireboat gamma - Posted: 7 years ago by harleydream1
Thames fireboat gamma,stationed In london cherry tree dock about WW2 used In blitz raids.
Fibreglass hull,wooden deck,twin 550 motors,single working fire monitor,twin working spot lights,and nav lights.
Was a older display model now fully working but steam generator Is a bit temperamental.only used at shows has been at Twyford water works open day recently.

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Response by circle43nautical on the 6th Jan 2018
BRAVO ZULU! Great conversion, it's great when statics can be given life!

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My Fireboat on lake lllawarra N.S.W AUSTRALIA - Posted: 8 years ago by mabeaver
For photos of my fire boat on lake lllawarra n.s.w Austrlia about 15mins drive from home.
I am running a ( OS FP40 motor ) the boat Is about 18 years old. And still goes like a new one. (member ID 126 Lyie) and I go boating together on Saturday afternoons.
MARK BEAVER.

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Response by Newbers on the 22nd May 2011
That looks like a great place to sail a boat - and lovely model too! Nick


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