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    Wordle of the Day?
    Went deep to 4 fathoms, the hull noise clued me in to surface
    2 hours ago by Cashrc
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    Wordle of the Day?
    No need to reply to this one. Just creating a placeholder thread. I'll update everyone in time ๐Ÿ‘ Stephen
    12 months ago by fireboat
    Response
    Re: Island Supporter "Borkum" (with some modifiactions)
    Interesting - looks like a good project. Hope to enjoy photos of your progress. Is this your first steam project? Lew Florida ๐Ÿ˜Ž, USAโค๏ธ
    3 hours ago by LewZ
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    Wordle of the Day?
    Found the captain in 3 but no sign of the ship
    7 hours ago by Doogle
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    Steam tugboat tow hooks
    Possibly for a bridle rigged barge towing arrangement.
    11 hours ago by algon
    Forum
    Steam tugboat tow hooks
    My photos of the original SAR&H tug "CF Kayser" show two apparently identical tow hooks. Anyone know why? Is the one simply an emergency spare?
    16 hours ago by Robin Stobbs
    Blog
    PHASE CHANGE
    Two photos today from Maine. - PHASE CHANGE docked. - A friendโ€™s MISTER DARBY; PHASE CHANGE in background.
    1 day ago by Chum444
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    Re: Island Supporter "Borkum" (with some modifiactions)
    NICE!!!!!! Looks like a great project! Keep those pix coming Marty!
    17 hours ago by jumpugly
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    Wordle of the Day?
    The captain clued me in at 4 bells.๐Ÿ˜
    1 day ago by Cashrc
    Response
    Re: Island Supporter "Borkum" (with some modifiactions)
    Nice one. I love steam engines.๐Ÿ‘ Picture of one at a show years ago and a video of a live demo of one of the engines. Isaac
    1 day ago by Isaac
    Blog
    Island Supporter "Borkum" (with some modifiactions)
    Kit is by Krick and it will be steam powered. Scale is 1" to 1 foot. Only have a few hours into at this point.
    1 day ago by MartyV
    Blog
    Club racer v2 Economy version
    Hi Shipmates, While working on other boat projects I quicky spent some time, roughly painting this old racer, unfortunately this fun class of boat is no-longer run by the club I belong to. From my last post I have changed the cabin's shape from an angled front to a curved front. and panted the underside black and the top blue. the paint is very slapdash. Regards Roy
    1 day ago by CB90
    Blog
    Club racer v2 Economy version
    My old club racer (v1) had a few issues, It was based on a Stealth Military Craft (24in). 1 Would submerge if hit in the rear by another boat. 2 if flipped would not self right (not sure if new one will) 3 Not great in choppy water. Sacrifice v1 to provide running gear. New scratch build boat has a deeper 'v' profile, a few inches longer (27.5)
    2 years ago by CB90
    Blog
    Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    Hi Shipmates, Did some more work on the cockpit. The roof is next, I tried to seal it to stop dust getting in, as a lot of sanding and filling will still be required. Added a couple of led lights for the interior. Regards Roy
    1 day ago by CB90
    Blog
    Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    Decided to have a go at building a Watercat M12 as I have recently brought a couple of 28mm jet drives, yet to arrive! and wanted a craft to fit them in. The model will be semi- scale and I intend to modify the stern's deadrise to ensure both jet intakes keep in the water when turning a deep v stern may cause ventilation on turns. upscaled the plans available to make a craft around 35.5in (90cm).
    2 years ago by CB90
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    Question of the Day?
    C could also be correct. They prevent sonor detecting the submarine, so camoflaging it from the hunters...
    1 day ago by Nickthesteam
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    Question of the Day?
    Hi All, Given that it's always popular in December (and I've now figured out a way to get multiple-choice quiz questions very easily), how many of you would enjoy a non-competition based fun question of the day, each day? In a similar way to December's one, it'll be on the home screen each day, with four possible answers to choose from. Maybe a rolling leader board and linked forum thread to discuss questions (but not reveal answers until the following day). I know we're talking about at least 365 nautical/shipping/maritime/sailing/boating quiz questions here! But I now believe its possible to put together with little effort ๐Ÿ˜‰ perhaps useful to onboard a volunteer researcher mind, to double check questions and answers before they're made live. So if anyone would like to do that, let me know too. Thoughts on having a Question of the Day? Stephen
    1 year ago by fireboat
    Response
    Re: PHASE CHANGE
    How cool is that with all the real sounds. Well done. Ian๐Ÿ‘
    1 day ago by IanL1
    Blog
    Cape Islander lobster boat PHASE CHANGE
    I donโ€™t plan to do a build log; Iโ€™ll just post some building progress photos in a couple of postings. I bought this hull on the Stateside RC Forums site from a fellow whose name I have long since forgotten. This Greg Hiltz hull sat on my shelf for many years before I finally decided to build it. It came with most accessories the gent had purchased from top shelf vendors.
    26 days ago by Chum444
    Blog
    QUICKWATER
    Well, itโ€™s nearing completion. A few in-water photos today from a fun float in Scarborough, Me.
    1 day ago by Chum444
    Blog
    QUICKWATER another small tug
    Some photos of another tug Iโ€™m working on. The inspiration is BEAUPRE, but not to be a duplication. Next couple of photos are the massing study I always perform to get a sense of size & location. F/G hull of the Brooklyn tug is the start point. The rest from scratch. This one is designed for actual towing; a first build type for me. As such it wonโ€™t be too detailed with components easily knocked off.
    13 days ago by Chum444
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    Question of the Day?
    D would be correct as well, if sonar detected them depth charges would follow and they would damage them. ๐Ÿคฃ
    1 day ago by EdW
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    Wordle of the Day?
    Another inspirational 4 and no clue, next stop a lottery ticket ๐Ÿ˜‚
    1 day ago by Doogle
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    Question of the Day?
    Inspired guess ๐Ÿ˜
    1 day ago by Doogle
    Response
    Re: 29" Double Horse 7007 Flying Fish
    I would use silicone grease on the shaft, but that is just my opinion. As that's what i use on my boats. Silicone grease is a water resistant one. But to each his own we all have different opinions. I stopped using other greases as I found they tended to gum up and then solidify.
    1 day ago by BOATSHED
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    Question of the Day?
    The Nazis first tried this out in 1944 in the English Channel (Dโ€™ACCORD, pour nos camarades franรงais ยซย La Mancheย ยป๐Ÿ˜‰). They remained undetected for several days, and sank several ships, until unfortunately (for them!) they hit a mine๐Ÿ’ฅ. Contact mines are deaf and dumb!๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰ The 'Lost Ships' docu series comes to my rescue yet again๐Ÿ˜ Highly recommendable. ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    1 day ago by RNinMunich
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    Re: 29" Double Horse 7007 Flying Fish
    I have an old bath at the bottom of the garden for boat testing, I put that there as when I used to test my boats with IC engines it didn't stink the house out being near the back door. Not like my dad when I was a kid starting and running a ED Hunter 3.46 cc in our bathroom. My mum didn't even say a word. ut after 15 minutes he stopped it as even with the small window that we had in there it was full of exhaust smoke and fumes. That was a one off, after that it was only ever run on the pond or with a gravity fed cooling water pipe in the garden
    1 day ago by BOATSHED
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    Question of the Day?
    Just answered todays question, know nothing about submarines other than they disappear under water for months at a time. lucky guess, I got it right today.
    1 day ago by BOATSHED
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    Blackpool Model Show
    Hopefully going this year as Iโ€™m in need of good look around
    1 day ago by Wez
    Forum
    Fairey huntsman
    Thanks for the help guys kayley just sent email from SLEC and pic of diagram where everything goes just got to print off now as canโ€™t share pic with you in case anyone needs it for reference will see if this works
    1 day ago by Wez
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    Fairey huntsman
    Guys guys so today didnโ€™t go well with the wood bending for the rubbing strip think the wood I got was not compatable with what I had to do so will nip to my local and only model shop ie 20 miles away for some balsa strips that will soak up water lol,so my question is regarding the fittings kit as I will be sending off from SLEC does anyone know if you actually get some sort of diagram of what everything is and where it goes I know most of the parts and where they are supposed to go but looking at said pic was wondering if the 6 small round bits of wood are for the 6 roof vents and everything else where itโ€™s supposed to go if anyone can help would be appreciated many thanks Wez
    2 days ago by Wez
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    Fairey huntsman
    There is a few out there that do them but getting most of the ideas just off pics just finished my decking in garden today so having a brain rest lol thanks chris
    2 days ago by Wez
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    Fairey huntsman
    Righty-O Wez, let the horses go again! Don't know why I thought yours was a 34", must be confusing yours with someone else's. Good that you can get the bits Ok as with mine being 1:12 I will have to get from difference sources. Chris
    2 days ago by ChrisF
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    Fairey huntsman
    Thanks Chris mines definitely the 47 checked before I looked the other day thereโ€™s 2 different sizes but did make sure the dearer one was for mine just emailed kayley at SLEC just to see if they did send a diagram of some sort I know with everyoneโ€™s help thereโ€™s few I didnโ€™t know where they went but the rest I know just going off most pics just want sure if the little round wooden bits were for the roof cowl vents as was going to put small bolts through them so easy to take off for painting but thank you Chris for double checking
    2 days ago by Wez
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    Fairey huntsman
    Hold your horses Wez! If I remember your Huntsman is 34" long and a scale of 1:11. Those that SLEC do are 1:16 and 1:8 so the fittings are nowhere near the sizes you want. As for the rubbing strips I use mahogany or bass both of which bend fine with steaming. Chris
    2 days ago by ChrisF
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    Fairey huntsman
    Just spoken to my friend at SLEC who makes the parts and he suggests that you email Chris at SLEC for the details. The wooden circles are spacers for the cabin air vents. Hope this helps? https://www.slecuk.com/boat-kits/fairey-huntsman-31
    2 days ago by Stuart Mackay
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    Fairey huntsman
    Hi, Wooden bits possibly under the mushroom vents or backing pads for 'T' cleats? Thing that looks like single spoke steering wheel is likely a windscreen centrifugal wiper? Good luck ๐Ÿ˜Š
    2 days ago by PirateJohn
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    Fairey huntsman
    Probably an email might be the best as they might have instructions they can send you? But I will still ask Colin at SLEC today.
    2 days ago by Stuart Mackay
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    Fairey huntsman
    Thanks Stuart did think about just emailing SLEC as I got a few bits last year but thank you that would help me no end
    2 days ago by Wez
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    Back at it again
    Lew I am glad that we each are finding ways to enjoy our RC boats. For me the biggest issues are the waves in all of our ponds here when the winds are over 10 mph. but, I usually avoid "rough seas", so I get to have fun running the boats around ( especially my home pond). As for the large pond / man made lake here in Wellen park, That is a great place to boat, but it is open waters and you have to mind the waves. One of these days, I will drive up and bring some of my boats to your club there. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Isaac
    2 days ago by Isaac
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    Back at it again
    I have replaced my old Spektrum air transmitter I previously used on my boats with a new land version from Flysky. I switched 4 of my boats to that radio with new receivers with no problems. Ran my big torpedo boat and the airboat I converted from gas to electric at the big pond in Wellen park Florida. Fun day Isaac ๐Ÿ‘
    3 days ago by Isaac
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    Back at it again
    Isaac, I am north of you a bit. I guess one would call a pond a small lake. The area is covered with these small and larger bodies of fresh water which stands out when flying over the area. Our big problems usually are finding a pond with a decent edge an little to no grow in the water. Industrial parks (commercial) are often well cared for but have no trespassing signs up, most likely for liability reasons. That leaves us with ponds in city/county parks (many with too much growth) or salt water tributaries. So the one we use (SSMBC, Florida) is in a county park. It has been used for RC boating for at least 50 years that I know of. It is round and the county keeps it trimmed most of the time. The personnel/management are aware and friendly towards us. They added that floating dock in for us at my request about seven years ago. A fairly good amount of trees that mitigates the breeze and thus stabilizes the boats as well as providing shade. The parking, restrooms, and dock are pretty close together. Most of our concern about using this pond is weather related. We seem to be in a good condition now that we have been getting rain. Lew Florida ๐Ÿ˜Ž, USA
    2 days ago by LewZ
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    Fairey huntsman
    I l l my friend tomorrow who makes all these pieces at SLEC!
    2 days ago by Stuart Mackay
    Blog
    Rudder servo
    Managed to place rudder servo in position this evening, now waiting for glue to dry before finishing off. It's going to be a long build ๐Ÿ˜Š
    2 days ago by Doogle
    Blog
    Billing Calypso
    Picked this up at our first scale meet of the season early April, too much going on at the moment, but eventually managed to start this evening. The kit is over 20yrs old, was started and then put on "hold" by the previous owner. Hull is already assembled as was the observation chamber which was situated at the bow. As this "lends " itself to being lit internally, I have removed the brass observation windows plus the one on the bow and then attached some clear acetate on the back of them to make this forward area watertight. The observation chamber now glued in place, spraying to be carried out once this is dry and the "windows " can then be reinstated. Going to be a long job but looking forward to the build.
    1 month ago by Doogle
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    Wordle of the Day?
    Launched the launch in 4 with clue. Next; "she sellss sea shells on the sea shore '๐Ÿ˜‚
    2 days ago by Doogle
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    Back at it again
    Len I really can't answer how to categorize any body of water. Pond, lake, sea, ocean.......it is all relative term. As far as the ponds I use, here is my narrow definition: In Florida the USA, since it is mostly at sea level in the southern parts where I reside, all inland bodies of water are man made ( they are called retention ponds ). The dirt that is dug up is used to raise any new construction approx 14 ft above sea level. There are also natural springs, rivers and swamps. Thus all bodies of water I use are ponds. I have a good size pond in the back of my house and use it mostly ( first photo here ), but the picture enclosed in the original post is of a really big, big pond that is part of a park with lots of people ( second pic ) . I only run it there on Sunday mornings because there is a big farmers market and lots of spectators that look at the boats and come over to talk. Isaac
    2 days ago by Isaac
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    Back at it again
    Nice boats. That is some big body of water. Just curious, what is the difference between a pond and a lake? I dumped all my Spectrum stuff and use Flysky products now. Great value for the money .Len
    3 days ago by Len1
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    Back at it again
    I have also just bought a FlySky (FS-16X) as all my Spectrum radio kit is getting on a bit now and running the FS-16 is an inexpensive upgrade with much easier to find spare receivers .....and at a lower price too! Your boats and sailing facilities look superb! ๐Ÿ‘
    3 days ago by zooma
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    Father's Day
    Cheers Ed, I wondered what the point of restoring a loco to 3' 6" gauge as there is nowhere in the UK that I know of where it could run. And that is apart from its' enormous size and weight! Roy
    3 days ago by roycv


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