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Wavemaster 25" - Posted: 2 years ago by Denzel2010
" Me Betty" is coming on nicely,varnish her tonight see how she looks in the mornings and if all is well just the hardwear to put on and the window to fit 😊

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Numerous - Posted: 2 years ago by 15Weyb
Most of my fleet assembled. Looking forward to the new season at Chantry model Boat Lake, Bluewater Kent. Also looking forward to getting the AMBO race dates and locations.

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Sea Queen 48" Cabin Cruiser - Posted: 2 years ago by bluestreak505
I built this sea Queen ,aka Blue Streak, from a Jotika kit. But found the motor did not give the performance I expected. So the motor was replaced with an Overland T4250 Brushless motor with Fusion Hawk 60amp ESC fed by an Overland 14.8 4s 4000Ma Lipo battery. The performance is greatly enhanced, Boat is finished in white with blue cabin tops and a large blue streak down each side. And shows the Australian flag.

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Khetanna - Posted: 3 years ago by clogboy
Guess most of you have heard of the Khetanna, Jabba The Hut's sail barge from Star Wars. I looked around on the net and to my big surprise, the search engines did not spit out radio controlled versions of this model. Which made me think, and then decide to built my own.
It is scratch build, based on a "scudder" hull, a design by Glenn G. I printed a few pictures of Khetanna from the net and used those for guidance in the process.
The superstructure is a combination of balsa and ply wood. In the Star Wars tradition, the boat is propelled by a jet propelled engine. To finish it off, a Lego version of Jabba was added for extra detail.
It was a fun and fast project to built, maybe a dozen or so evenings.
(scratch) building is my passion and only sail the boats with my son about once a month. We've got a pond near Newcastle (AUS) harbour which is pretty good (providing there's no weed in it) but the disadvantage of this pond is salt water, meaning a proper rinse of the models is needed after each sailing session. Recently we have moved our sailing sessions as well to the liberty pond in town. The model captures the audience, the vast majority recognize the Khetanna immediately.
Happy sailing.


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BRUMA - Posted: 3 years ago by paulsmith

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Response by Brightwork on the 3rd Nov 2017
Very beautiful
Lika pilot boat - Posted: 3 years ago by paulsmith
Don't know much about this kit as when I got It from eBay It needed a lot of work to be done with no plans to work off .

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Lazy Dazs - Posted: 3 years ago by paulsmith
Made from card then put It all on ply wood then fiber glassed .

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Sea Queen - Posted: 3 years ago by Northumbrian
Sea Queen aka MALLARD
I built It from a kit a few years back sold It then bought It back to do a refit & new paint job
MFA 850 torpedo Motor 3 blade brass prop It runs on a 12v Battery It Is now with my nephews son In Northallerton

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Clare - Posted: 3 years ago by Lauriem
Built from a plan In 'Model Boats' In the 80's with a balsa hull and ply decking. Powered by a single cylinder 'Unit Steam Engine' from the same era, and a meths fired boiler. Only recently has radio control been added.

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Response by Lauriem on the 9th Jun 2016
Hi Roger,
I have put a couple of bits of flat lead sheet in it but not very much. With a flat bottom hull it really isn't very stable, with little of the hull in the water and no real 'self centering' influence. Having a high centre of gravity (almost all the weight is in a boiler full of water) doesn't help either. My boat does not like a windy day since the keel-less hull has no bite in the water and its easily blown windward. I have considered adding a lightly weighted keel like a yacht (removable?) which would solve all these problems but have as yet ignored it and gone on and built three other boats since that one.
Response by shavings on the 9th Jun 2016
Hi Laurie, since my last post I have filled a short length of 15mm copper pipe with lead and tied it under the keel. What a difference, now sits in water better and very stable Cant believe the difference moving the weight under the keel makes. Thonk I will bolt it through the keel so I can remove it for display, thanks for your help good sailing
Response by Lauriem on the 11th Jun 2016
HI Roger,
hadn't thought of a tube, and it's a lot simpler than my yacht keel idea!
Attic Treasure - Posted: 3 years ago by TonyL
I found the basic boat, a Keil Kraft Sea Rover, In an old second hand shop some years ago, and decided to put her back together. Couldn't resist adding some figures to the deck, even a pair of binoculars.
I added a RC motor and took her to a nearby boating lake. Used a couple of times before retiring to the loft for the last 10 years.
Recently took her out and after a bit of polish and oil for the pro shaft, she's running well.
My question Is, does anyone know what's she's worth?

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