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    Response
    Re: Rear deck test
    Hi Robbob, now you've asked...๐Ÿ™„ I have been 'distracted' with other projects - wasn't feeling confident about the skins for the 46" boat, didn't want to mess up, so I bought a Sarik semi-kit for MTB379 to practice with, and that seems to have gone OKish. Back to the
    Fireboat
    in the new year after a few other boat repairs, so hopefully the build log will pick up. The 34" boat, I burnt out the motor some how๐Ÿค” so fitted a brushless + 2S Lipo. Goes very fast!
    3 days ago by Harvey Kitten
    Forum
    Re: Password reset
    Hi WaS, Sorry to hear you're having problems โ˜น๏ธ Personally I store all my Logins in a secured location in my browser so it appears automatically when I call up the Login page. Saves racking the grey cells every time for all the damn passwords / user names we need these days. However, in your case send a PM (Personal Message) to
    Fireboat
    (Stephen) who looks after the site coding and he should be able to sort it for you. I.e. he can (I think๐Ÿ˜‰) delete any old passwords and give you a new one which you should then be able to alter to suit yourself. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž PS Congrats, you're the very first to have such a problem๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    9 days ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    split threads
    Or - simply send
    Fireboat
    a PM ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    10 days ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Propshaft replacement?
    Iโ€™m refurbishing a 34โ€ Vosper
    Fireboat
    , and as Iโ€™m stripping it, have found the propshaft outlet brass โ€œbushโ€ to be slightly worn. Itโ€™s a 9โ€ brass tube, with a 3/16โ€ (4.6mm) x 10โ€ inner shaft. The outlet bush is worn to 5mm, and the input to 4.8mm. Iโ€™m looking for some advice please. Should I just grease it up, and carry on; ream each bush out to 5 mm, and replace the inner shaft; replace with a completely new 5mm propshaft? If replace the entire shaft, how do you remove one without damaging a wooden hull? Thanks in anticipation! Bill
    1 month ago by Back in the Groove
    Blog
    34'' Vosper RAF Crash Rescue Tender - Aerokits model
    It must have been in the early '70's when my father and brothers built this model. It had a car blower motor, a home made server to steer (see picture), and my eldest brother built the RC system. We had fun on many boating lakes on holidays in North Wales, and I've decided to refurbish her, and get her on the water again. She was named "Endeavour", as my mother said it took a lot of endeavour to build her! I think I'm going to fit the missing chine and gunwale stringers and repaint her as a
    Fireboat
    - of some sorts! I'd like to go modern with the RC, motor (brushless?) and metal geared servo. Any advice - particularly on motor sizing would be appreciated. I saw a similar
    Fireboat
    on the water at Southport Model Boat Club open day recently, with an 850 motor, which seemed to sail very nicely
    2 months ago by Back in the Groove
    Response
    Re: 34'' Vosper RAF Crash Rescue Tender - Aerokits model
    Looks like it could be an old Aerokits
    Fireboat
    , depends on the size of the boat, what size motor to put in, the one you saw at Southport, with a 850 brushed motor, would probably be a 1/12 scale, but you can also ket the smaller 1/16 scale.๐Ÿ˜ Cheers, Peter
    2 months ago by Rookysailor
    Response
    Re: Fire Monitors Part 1
    Hi Graham. Your fire monitors are excellent work as they are the first 'working' ones I've seen that actually look like they should. I think that the 'plinth' that it will sit on will present it's own problems with articulation and plumbing but you've cracked the hardest bit ๐Ÿ‘ It was a pleasure meeting you at our club exhibition in St.Albans at the weekend and discussing our
    Fireboat
    s, I know that you travelled a long way to see the show. I have put a report about the show on the club website with a video that I produced that has some shots of my
    Fireboat
    on the water and the Thames Police Launch on display. Keep up the great work. Rob.
    2 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Admiral's
    Well Fleet, It looks like you will have to have a chat with (
    Fireboat
    ) about adding a new rank for you. Lord High Admiral. Martin555.
    2 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Don't panic Middy Nerys "You'll never walk alone"!๐Ÿ˜‰ WO Rooky and Chief Cash have reported for duty. Lt. jg (Feline) is busy retraining his Red River Patrol crews for the Catnip raids!๐Ÿ™„ Oh well! I guess SEALs eat fish as well ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lt. Commander C.H. is drifting about somewhere! If you come across him haul him aboard please. He might be muttering incoherently about motor mounts and weevils in his keel or some such ๐Ÿ™„ wrap him in a blanket and give him a hot toddy in the Gun Room๐Ÿ‘ He might be accompanied by CPO Jacko? Sub Lt. Dodgy has come aboard unannounced, commensurate with his Black Ops. slithy tove duties! โ€˜Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe." (The Admiral is musing over his Grauer Burgunder ๐Ÿ˜‹ whilst watching an excellent series of documentaries about the WW2 submarine wars in the Atlantic and Pacific - Hell Underwater!) Midshipman
    Fireboat
    was also sighted but he's still tied up debugging and protecting the MoD computer net from hackers and Russian (and USโ˜น๏ธ) intrusions! Thus not available for deck duty. PO 1st Class Steve, from Down-under - ANZAC Division, has put in an appearance but is still absorbed in the trials of his new-fangled Hi Tech rowing boat. Beyond me but he seems to be enjoying it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Commodore Figtree has retreated to his Man Cave to recuperate from the unfortunate Ocean Going Tug debacle. You win some - you lose some! I fear Congress, SWMBO Commitee, will delete the program from his Western Command budget though!๐Ÿค” So it looks like you have the deck Middy, with the able support of WO Rooky and Chief Cash.๐Ÿ‘ Have this week seen with pleasure the construction reports of various candidates for the Admiral's new yacht (er .. I mean barge๐Ÿ˜œ) Good works chaps๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Steady as she goes Midship(wo)man. (Allow the Admiral to digress for a moment๐Ÿ˜‰) Origin of Woman! Adam was lonely in the Garden of Eden so the Lord agreed to create a companion for him. Using one of Adam's ribs (Ouch!) as 'raw material' the Lord set about creating his companion. When He was finished he took three steps back to contemplate the result and - spontaneously exclaimed -- "WO MAN!!") CU on the Forenoon Watch, will be expecting a full report of the nights excursions!! Just try to keep the fuel bills down please ๐Ÿค” Sec of the Navy tells me Congress has been on his case again about fuel budgets! G'night All๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค Weather report Munich area attached. "Paddy's Hurricane" ๐Ÿ˜‰
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    The posting of short videos
    Hi Guys, As you may of seen the Admiral posted some short videos for me. He also added the instructions on how to view the videos although it says invalid file. I am not sure quite how he managed to do this. I was wondering if this could be something that Stephen (
    Fireboat
    ) could look into for us when he has the time, as being able to post short video will help when trying to explain things. As they say a picture paint a thousand words. Maybe a short video will explain many more. Martin555.
    3 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    Workshop
    Martin you wont believe what I bought most of the stuff for mostly at a Lymington boot sale on various occasions - very near Setley Pond - my clubs home waters - 2 cased Mini Drills (one with small variable speed transformer) cost all of two quid, self powered Jigsaw as new for a fiver with large VS transformer also fiver. Many sheets of veneer at two quid. 100 odd tins of various enamels a fiver and so on - Victory
    Fireboat
    a fiver - too many to list...........
    4 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    "But I think that the idea of video reports has something going for it." Agreed Dodgy๐Ÿ‘ A 'virtual Roving Reporter' would be nice. "Does the site have a Youtube Channel?" Not that I'm aware of, don't think so either. That would be a question for
    Fireboat
    (Stephen), but I'm sure if there was one I would have stumbled across it by now. As mentioned before; I think if we want to continue this theme we should start a new thread under 'Site related stuff'. Martin's original question was answered way below so we should terminate this thread now. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    Hi John, Don't know quite what you mean by SMS 'Plan' but I can assure you (as a former programmer of the first automatic cellular radio test systems) that there is no way that SMS (= Short Message Service) could have the capacity for video streaming, or even audio for that matter. As the name suggests! "Trouble is, here (don't know how it works there) is that all internet is on some sort of usage plan" True, if you insist on using 'Dumbphones'. I use almost exclusively a PC/DSL connection and the only restriction I have is how much I can leave / archive in my Mail account which is stored on the provider server, 1GB max currently. Could buy some more, but what for? What I do on the Web is irrelevant. So all I need to do is occasionally clean out my Mailbox; deleted, sent, received etc. What I want to preserve I transfer to a hard drive, either as eml or pdf.. BTW: I wouldn't touch What's App with a 20 foot barge pole, or Facebook, Twitter and all the others for that matter. Given their misuse of personal data as well as all the hacker attacks they have suffered it simply confirms the impression I got while involved in the early days of the net and especially the various cellular systems. I also did some programming on UK Type Approval test systems and could recognise the expansion possibilities of the cellular radio systems; all the large data blocks labelled 'Reserved for future functions' and filled with zeroes! I had to first analyse the data exchange between mobile and cell site to then devise a suitable test protocol. With the increase in usable bandwidth this 'availability' has since expanded considerably, not always for the benefit of the user - ever more for the provider! This site is the only 'social site' I'm on, I trust Stephen (
    Fireboat
    ) far more than Mr Sugarmountain and Co. Regarding some sort of 'Group chat', great idea by the way; perhaps a VPN? Maybe Ed (Figtree) could help us with setting up something like that? Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Where did this photo come from?
    Hmmmmmmmmmmmm! Maybe Steve '
    Fireboat
    ' is playing games with us!? ๐Ÿ˜ New computer game 'Who is the Fishman, whence came he, what is he trying to tell us?' Join the chase chaps. Game tokens available here .... Bitcoins or PayPal only accepted! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    46'' RAF Crash Tender
    Not the same boat - but does anyone have any idea on getting the warps out of an old Victory
    Fireboat
    . The hull and rear removable roof are badly distorted . Seems a shame to bin it if it can be salvaged . Unfortunately the motor has been killed too. Easy enough to make a modern one to look the same though.
    5 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    40'' seaplane tender, new build
    Thank you for your vote of confidence Martin ๐Ÿ˜Š John: I had this problem once and discovered that whereas you can easily Copy & Paste the text into the blog you can't do that with any photos๐Ÿค” They have to be uploaded anew โ˜น๏ธ To save you having to make several new posts in the blog I suggest you make one 'Rรฉsumรฉ' or 'Last week on Seaplane tender new build...'. Then transfer the texts in chronological order and reload any pics in the same sequence. When all done you can delete the original Forum posts. Sorry, haven't found any more efficient way yet ๐Ÿ˜” Maybe Stephen (
    Fireboat
    ) can do it better by altering the Call commands and IDs or similar. But that'd be a lot of work and he's pretty busy already Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    6 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Have I been Demoted
    Hi Tony, Where / to whom did you send the email? Actually this topic was discussed in detail a few months ago just after the site modernisation. At that time
    Fireboat
    (the guy that does all the hard work behind the scenes๐Ÿ‘) posted an explanation to all of us. Perhaps the fact that you only have 9 Posts, the last of which was 2 years ago plays a role here! Nevertheless, hope you find our contributions interesting and useful. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    6 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Recent Down Time
    Hi Stephen, If it's any help I've noticed this Spam reference, see attached screen snip. Is the Auto detection mentioned ours or theirs?? '
    Fireboat
    2' ??? Cheers, Doug
    7 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Hints & Tips
    Hi
    Fireboat
    , Maybe a section similar to your (build Blog or Media Gallery)sections, so that anyone can post any hints or tips when ever they wish. Under one heading HINTS AND TIPS.
    7 months ago by Martin555
    Forum
    POSTING PROBLEM!
    Hi All, There is a problem going on with posting!โ˜น๏ธ It has been reported to Stephen "
    Fireboat
    " Soon as he gets a chance. He'll look into it! Please be Patient! Cheers, Ed
    8 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Aero-naut pilot
    Hi, Didn't Robbob do the same on his magnificent
    Fireboat
    ? Not sure about the up and down though. Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    9 months ago by RNinMunich


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