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Avocett - Posted: 3 months ago by colinogden
Sea Queen, rebuild with New electrics and solar panel.

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more money than sense - Posted: 3 months ago by jimdogge
last pictures l posted l painted the wave princess l changed my mind and decided to go for some planking on the decks and cabin roofs l have also done a little bit of tarting up using some brass welding rod and brass tube l am quite pleased with the out come so far. these piccys are about a month old now so she has had a god rub down and given six coats of clear varnish. l will post more piccys when l have installed the windows and frames.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 16th Nov 2018
Sooo glad you went for wood and not paint👍
BTW How did you manage to enlist God's help?
Didn't know HE was a model boat enthusiast!
But then again HE did command the building of the Ark 😁
Yours tongue firmly in cheek, Doug 😎
Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 17th Nov 2018
Princess must look devine now.
Air boat - Posted: 3 months ago by Purser1944
Scratch built, made up as I went along started off with single prop but much better wth 3 bladed, size is 24 x about 10. Model driver is KEN. And has been decapatated once and rebuilt using another head. Speed is good but steering not brilliant on one rudder.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 13th Nov 2018
Looks like fun 👍
Hope the pilot doesn't lean back too far 😲
Re steering: maybe the prop is too far from the rudder?
Try turning the motor round and reversing it perhaps.
Ducting between prop and rudder might also help.
Cheers Doug 😎
Response by Purser1944 on the 14th Nov 2018
Thanks am going to make another one which will incorporate a pusher prop . At least that’s my winter project when all my fleet have been dry docked etc, did one last night ( 42 inch pilot boat ) a V.T. Nelson. Only another 14 to go.
Response by Colin H. on the 14th Nov 2018
Looking good, but shouldn't there be a safety mesh between crew and prop. Good thing he's got short hair.
Joking aside, it's good to see different forms of waterborne transport.
Cheers Colin.
Veron Tarpon - Posted: 3 months ago by Biscuit
Well I had one of these back in the early 1970,s been looking for years for another one must of been a rare boat. So I was surprised when this turned up on eBay last week. So I had to buy it, the seller did not mention that the engine a Merco 35 was locked solid and all the head bolts were missing and the whole inside of the boat was soaked in sticky castor oil exhaust residue, but this is how I like them loft fresh and not messed with. I don’t think it’s hardly been used, I managed to get the engine apart after heating it up with a blow lamp looks like it’s hardly been run but the liner got a fair bit of rust on it so not sure I can use it. The only thing to remove the sticky castor oil was 25% nitro fuel, the one I bought in the 70,s cost me £27 this wreck I bought in 2018 £70 but I will enjoy restoring it, this is the boat as how I got it and now with the engine out that was another nightmare 😁

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Response by Biscuit on the 23rd Jan 2019
Well this Tarpon is coming along, still more work like lights and other bits and bobs but all going ok
Response by Biscuit on the 26th Jan 2019
First run today
Response by Biscuit on the 26th Jan 2019
First run today
more money than sense. - Posted: 5 months ago by jimdogge
Hi chaps here are a few photos of the of my Wave Princess. Never built a boat before but, she looked so lonely and abandoned l just had to do something with her. picked up the partly built hull and box of bits from Avicraft in bromley it was among a collection of old model aeroplanes l think the original builder now sails with St peter. The aft cabin was completely crushed down and somebody had given it a coat of brown stain. Not very appealing. still always been a silly sod for a pretty girl.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 23rd Sep 2018
Dat's lookin a heap better (or a better heap😊) already 👍
i might have sanded, varnished and re-stained the deck though.
Can appreciate what's ahead of you having just done pretty much the same with my Dad's old Sea Scout. Good luck, cheers, Doug 😎
Tamure - Posted: 5 months ago by jbkiwi
This is a restoration of a launch I was given that was found in a rubbish bin on a farm here in Auckland It is an old RCM ? plan built 'Fairacre' and was pretty rotten when I received it as it is made in balsa and had been wet for quite a while. I stripped it down, re 'planked' large portions of the hull and fiber glassed it, re- built the cabin, re- marked the deck planks, fitted lights, curtains (ex Graupner Commodore bits from the 70s I had kept), stern ladder, cleats etc. It is fitted with a 540 brushed motor (originally had an old Graupner monoperm) and 70s Graupner ESC and Using 2.4 Radio gear. I still have a few things I'd like to do such as a re-wire, fitting chine spray rails, better motor and maybe some safety rails, but for now it does the job.

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Response by Puddle-pirate on the 16th Jan 2019
Very, very nice job.
Weekend Paradise - Posted: 6 months ago by captaindoug1
scratch built, with out board motor,2 blade prop, 30 inche long, still need to install nav lights, chairs are from doll house, runs on Lipo battery, runs and turn excellant, and no that is not a beer in his hand it's a bottle of coke

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Response by figtree7nts on the 24th Aug 2018
Great looking freelance model!

Cheers, Ed
"Victoria" - Posted: 6 months ago by sharkey
Assembled in 1986. Came out of loft storage, fired up and R/C after 15 years, in August 2018. Shown here at Millbrook Lake, Cornwall. A Krick model - well documented for its origins on their webpages, but steam power arrangements have been updated from this, the so-called "Puffin" arrangement, which was the available and recommended one at the time 1.5 bar pressure and about 20 minutes running time, but often wind-dependent on keeping the gas flame intact!! With a condenser fitted, a very realistic model and great manoeuvrability... and fun!!

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Response by jbkiwi on the 17th Jan 2019
Very nicely built.
Dumas Chris-Craft Cobra - Posted: 7 months ago by Mikep
Model is 28” long weighs 7lbs. Hull covered with 2 oz. fiberglass cloth deck covered with 3/4 oz. fiberglass cloth and resin finished with spar varnish. Power is MACK 5045 motor and 2 6 volt x 3000 nimh packs.

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Response by RNinMunich on the 2nd Aug 2018
Very nice job, luvly woodwork 👍👍
At first I thought that was a swan sitting on the hatch in the first pic😲😁
Cheers, Doug 😎
Sterling Runabout - Posted: 7 months ago by Mikep
All the feed back on my American Scout seamen on deck I think this will really get some colorful comments. Sterling runabout 30”
weighs 5 1/2 lbs. power MACK 5045 motor 12 volt 2 x 3000 nimh batteries. Pilots head turns with rudder movement passenger waves flag on elevator input while towing skier. Built to impress my granddaughters.

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