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    Sailing Ship Peking
    Hi Nerys, Sometimes Wiki is better than GoogleπŸ˜‰ Hope this helps. Cheers, Doug 😎 https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Peking_(ship) "Refurbishment in Germany On August 2, 2017, she was transferred to Peters Werft located at Wewelsfleth for a 3 year refurbishment at estimated cost of €32 million: New rigging New double floor steel plates Dismounting of all masts, because these are too rotten Docking in dry-dock and renewal of the steel structure Removal of the cement that fills the lower three and a half metres of the Hull The ship spent about a year in
    dry dock
    . Peking was refloated on 07 September 2018 with Primer paint Hull. She stayed on Peters Werft Pier for about 2 months and goes to
    dry dock
    again. Teak will be reinstalled before she will be taken to Hamburg to the German Port Museum. There might also be an opportunity to make her sail again." Here the refloating (video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sriop2oV1w8
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
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    (Tug Boat) Brooklyn Steam Tug
    I built this from a Dumas Tug Kit, nice kit with lots of detail. Two SLA batteries provide ballast along with lead weight. Gearing is from an older type model aircraft type. ESC is a marine type, forward, backward drive, big 4" Dumas prop. This tug is back in
    dry dock
    for addition of led navigational lighting. The initial build was undertaken while I was battling stage 4 cancer, it keep my mind occupied during chemo and surgery recovery, stayed positive! Model building is very meditative to me, try it if you have't, Have fun. Photos to come once out of
    dry dock
    . (Motor: 550 dc) (ESC: Tamar T15) (8/10)
    5 months ago by Joe727
    Response
    Arctic Privateer H441 Deep Sea Freezer Stern Trawler
    Do you have any other photos? If you have plans giving the hull sections then you could build using ribs and plank but without them you have no idea where to start with the hull shape. If you have photos of her in
    dry dock
    or during build then you could model something from the photos using foam and plaster of paris. When you are happy with the result making a mould off of that is fairly simple and well documented on youtube etc. Does the build company (Built in at the Gdynia Shipyard, Poland for Boyd Line Ltd. 212 x 38,4 ft.) have a web site with info? Does she have a sister ship or were there a series of the same hull? Steve
    5 months ago by steve-d
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    Ship rudders
    Mornin' Toby, I'm back😁 Pardon the delay, just finished tidying up the wiring and final running tests on Colin's Taycol Supermarine motor and converter board - to make it run off a standard brushed ESC! The rivets look greatπŸ‘ and the last pic was much better as well😊 Soooo many rivets 😲 guess you have to do them in batches, and then go pull up a tree or something, or you'd go doolally 😑 And I thought I was patient doing all the portholes and stanchions on my 4' 6" 1936 destroyer - that was ONLY hundreds! Rivets? Didn't even contemplate that!! I think you should continue this in a proper Build Blog - there's lotsa good stuff you're doing hereπŸ‘ And at the end you can make a pdf file of the whole story with just a few clicksπŸ˜‰ Be a nice mementoπŸ‘ Look forward to the Launch Report. During my career I attended the launches of several naval ships I had worked on,designing the COMMS systems. The funniest one was a glass fibre minehunter at the intermarine yard in italy near La Spezia. The ship was still in
    dry dock
    , like a huge bath. They turned on the 'taps' and slowly up came the ship! Keep up the good work, cheers, Doug 😎 BTW; were you sitting on the saw to help keep awake? 😁😁
    6 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Air boat
    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 dock
    ed etc, did one last night ( 42 inch pilot boat ) a V.T. Nelson. Only another 14 to go.
    6 months ago by Purser1944
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    Bustler class tug
    Hi Marky, Your interest in the Bustler design is correct. I have a relatively basic model of this class of vessel, built my late father and it is a superb runner. Earlier on this year, my partner Maggie spent some time in Liverpool for the Tall Ships rage. We found this example in the Royal Albert dock
    dry dock
    . it has been painted in a WW1 dazzle camouflage and modified to serve as a pilot boat.
    9 months ago by wunwinglo
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    46Firefloat Mk2 paint
    Hi All. I found the drawing I mentioned, if you look at the numbered items you'll see that No 72 is the navigation light and No 14 is the mast crutch. There was never a stern light on either boat according to the drawing although one appears on the stern of No 93 in one of the 'photos but not in the other
    dry dock
    'photo....perhaps it was part of a re-fit during it's service life ? Also, the mast light is not numbered or described...but it is there.... I hope I've thrown some light on the subject........I'll get my coat..
    10 months ago by robbob
    Blog
    Emerald - ''Round the Word'' ocean racing yacht.
    Purchased new in kit form, from Robbe. 1998. Specifications:- Overall length: 1380mm. Overall beam: 360 mm. Draught: 300 mm. Mast height: 1800 mm. Overall height: 2200 mm. Standard sail area: 80 square dm. Sail area with Genoa: 94 square dm. Total displacement: 12 kg. Ballast: 8 kg. Scale: 1:10 Control Robbe Futaba F14 Marine transmitter / receiver. Channel 1 - Rudder servo. Channel 2 - Spare. Channel 3 - Genoa sail servo. Genoa switch module - fitted between the stick potentiometer and the transmitter channel 3 Socket. (Reverses the Genoa sail servo for Port or Starboard tack.) Channel 4 - Main sail servo. Channel 5 - Auxiliary 3 position switch - up position. Channel 6 - Auxiliary 3 position switch - down position. Receiver channel 5 - Mono Memory relay module. To drive the Blister motor out, to raise the Genoa Sail Clew. Receiver channel 6 - Mono Memory relay module. To drive the Blister motor in, to tighten the Genoa Sail Clew. Recently recovered from the back of the shed, where it has been in hibernation. Now I am retired and have some free time, it is under a review and refurbishment. New paint on the deck and upper hull (above the waterline). Solid state relay modules added, to replace the micro switches, operated from a cam on a servo (replacing analogue channel 2 with on/off channels 5 and 6). Pictures show the sea trials after the 10 year hibination. The Genoa Module had failed in the carbon potentiometers. No replacement available, so found a local electronics repairers, who changed the potentiometers for Β£10.00. The carrying cradle was designed to hold the sails, and secure the yacht while rigging at the waters edge. Also acts as a
    dry dock
    , while working inside the hull. When the repaired module is fitted, and the Genoa sail is operational, I will post detailed video of the Genoa sail winch and Blister motor and their operation while sailing. Genoa Sail Pictures added.
    10 months ago by East-RN
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    Winches
    Hi Norm, as far as I can make out Dreadnought had the same steel chain 'runways'. All manufacturers versions of the model show them as well. Re: 14pdr AA guns. Some pics attached, including fwd turret. 1. Fwd turret 2. 'X' turret 3. Mid & Aft turret. 4. Stern view, Portsmouth
    dry dock
    1916. Hope these help, cheers Doug 😎 PS: you might find this useful! From the 'Know Your Ship' series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHYXyOzPYlo The model pic is from Trumpeter I think.
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    WTF
    Nope, more of a RIRI 😁 On the lake here in Munich I once saw a Powerboat at speed collide with a beautifully built tug. About 3m offshore, right under my nose! Was very glad my destroyer was in dry-dock on the table at the timeπŸ˜‰ The speedboat survived but the tug just exploded in a shower of bits & pieces 😭 A 'heated discussion' ensued!😑 I gave my name and address as witness but never heard anything so I assume they 'settled Out of Court'! How did this 'er incident happen? Cheers Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    M Sonic microprocessor ESC.
    Thanks Doug. Looks simple, will hopefully try tonight , hope its a good one, looking to rc my small 60 year old tug, its been a free sail up to now, but been in
    dry dock
    since I left school in 1965, (found girls more interesting). Was in my mums loft till last year, so now its time to sail again. Cheers Colin.
    1 year ago by Colin H
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    Motor problem
    I looked at the Cornwall model site and saw that, what i have decided to do is to leave the two Ni cad batteries in situ and I have weighed the rear/mid section lead weight and it is just 56 grams heavier than the 12 volt 7 amp/h lead acid alarm battery so I will use the 12 volt battery and ditch the lead, the weight of the boat will be the same, I also trimmed the lead at the front end so the bow will come up a fraction more. I have taken the prop of and measured it to be a 55mm, so I am going to fit the water intake, hopefully with some advice from the forum "techys"as to the position, in the photos this is where I can fit it so it is out of the way of the rudder and prop.what do you reckon, I can then get a suitable motor with a water jacket which will be happy to run on 12 volt with enough power not to get hot turning a 45 to 50 mm two blade "x" prop, as suggested by pmdevlin, I may get the Lloydsman up and running as all that needs is dusting of and batteries charging up, (two 12 volt 7amp/h in parallel) and the receiver from the commander fitted although I have not floated it I bought it as a complete working model in 2015, so it is about time it came out of
    dry dock
    , also I can look to repairing the rigging and finishing the Odessy Yacht I bought at the same time as the Llyodsman also in
    dry dock
    .
    2 years ago by RichardSReade
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    (Tug Boat) Lloydsman
    I bought this along with another in 2015 and so far have not run it so can not give much information on it, this is still in
    dry dock
    (5/10)
    2 years ago by RichardSReade
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    (Pleasure Craft) Sea Commander
    1960's build finished in 2015 first floated 29/10/2017 first motor run outing 5?11/2017 motor burnt out problem solving pending so now in
    dry dock
    (8/10)
    2 years ago by RichardSReade
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    Graf Spee 1:20 !! All aboard ;-)
    Hi Dave, that's why I signed the mail 'tongue in cheek Doug' ! and why I suggested a launch date around 2050! Laughter is allowed and wanted 😁 An international effort could be fun, but you need someone with more 3D printing experience (also on large scale) to lead it than me πŸ€” But like most international naval projects I suspect there would be no agreement on design and outfitting! Like with F90 etc! I also plan to use my printer only for small parts and moulds, and to satisfy my personal curiosity. My Graf Spee is currently in
    dry dock
    for re-shafting. At the moment Sea Scout has priority. Raining again, so much rain and thunderstorms here this summer sailing time has been seriously restricted 😭 Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Am i useing the right esc
    Having had my boats in
    dry dock
    for a number of years I decided to dust them of, update them and put them back on the water, one thing I have done is to change the mechanical speed controllers on two boats for ESC units (both different volts, different control esc's and motors), my question is.. are they suppose to make a noise when running from stop to nearly full, at stop they are quiet, at full they are also quiet, the noise I can only describe as high pitch whistle? any advice or even a yes they do that would be helpful..
    2 years ago by Steve-Teresa
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    Billings Sea King in need of TLC
    Walked into the boot sale this morning and saw this from 50yds. It's a Sea King needing some love and attention. She is 27.5" long with a 9" beam. Twin como motors, futaba 2ch. receiver and Etroniks Probe ESC. Along with battery and Ripmax Transmitter. I have nearly finished my Dolphin 16 and the Sea King will be the next project. I will add it to my Harbour but she may be in
    dry dock
    for a good time as i sort out the cosmetics. I've included the Dolphin in the photos. What a lucky boy! If anyone has photos or plans as to how she should look I would be grateful to see them.
    2 years ago by AllenA
    Blog
    Changes in latitudes
    After the sail I tried to figure out how to make the chain plates. The links below the channel are easy enough, but the doubled rod strap that wraps the deadeye was (and is) giving me headaches. I was originally going to bolt the chainplates to the hull, but instead I intend to use round-headed brass wood screws, and I've installed oak strips inside the hull to give them something to bite into. You may recall I'm modeling the ship as she was new, when her portrait was painted in 1856. There's nearly nothing showing what her stern looked like but one etching done of her in dry-dock in Boston in 1859 when she returned from her first cruise. Several painting of her contemporaries show very similar stern ornamentation. I already had the moldings applied based on the drydock drawing, now I made the three rosettes she still carries today - her "constellation of stars." My first attempt was too think and bulky, so I started fresh with a bit of boxwood, and used styrene to apply details. Once done, it got a coat of primer and then I pressed it into clay to make molds for the casting resin. if I had a "Constellation Restaurant" my butter pads would all be molded like this :) Checking into the fashion of the day for depicting stars and things astronomical, I painted the stars gold on a royal blue background. They were then epoxied to the hull and quarter galleries. Soon after, I lost my job of 18 years, and about a year later had to move out of the house and in with my girlfriend. The models literally went on the shelf. She sat on top of a cabinet for nearly a year when I got an invite from the director of Historic Ships Baltimore to bring the model to the Baltimore Port Expo celebrating National Maritime Day.
    2 years ago by Jerry Todd
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    RSS Sovereignty P 72
    Hi Steve, many thanks πŸ‘ No panic, it'll be a while until I get around to refitting the destroyer. She was stripped out a few years ago for hull painting. At the moment I'm busy with the Taycol motor and Sea Scout. HMS Hotspur will be next in the dry-dockπŸ˜‰ Attached a few pics of her (and U26) about 10 years ago, pretty basic but fun to drive. Both 1:72. Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Scale Sailing Association
    Don't you believe it! Those are all functions I had in Hotspur. She's in
    dry dock
    now with all electronics stripped out for hull painting and modernisation - but after the Sea Scout ..... πŸ˜‰ Some littluns do a lot more, there are whole clubs that re-enact famous sea battles, complete with pyrotechnics and sinking ships, the whole ball of wax πŸ˜‰ The yanks have special clubs for ships with compressed air guns firing 1/4 inch ball bearings!!! 'Nothing's impossible' that's why I drive Toyota 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    HMS Erebus
    The speed control is a Duratrax Sprint, which has a heat sink built on. The props are three blade, one inch diameter, made to scale as is the rudder. I originally fitted a blue speed control, forgotten the make but very common. it had a problem, after maybe ten hours sailing, so fitted the Duratrax, new. The control gets very slightly warm to touch when run in
    dry dock
    so to speak.
    2 years ago by Gdaynorm
    Media
    ''Sweet Sue''
    Video of the first start-up and test of "Sweet Sue" in
    dry dock
    . All went well ! Had two sails on water since.I built this vessel from scratch using a pre made clinker fibreglass hull purchased from Mini Steam Australia. The engine is an oscillating twin cylinder and the boiler is a 3" Centre Flue Gas Fired Vertical Boiler from "Miniature Steam". The gas tank is a 1-1/2" vertical refillable GasTank also from Miniature Steam Pty. Australia. The vessel is radio controlled with the skipper appearing to control the rudder. it has a smoke generator and a rc controlled steam whistle.
    2 years ago by sandkb
    Media
    ''Sweet Sue''
    Perfect conditions to sail "Sweet Sue" at Kowhai Park, Feilding. New Zealand.
    2 years ago by sandkb
    Directory
    (Submarine) Type Vll 995
    This is the second sub I am building the first was the Robby U-47 but this is the biggest one yet quite challenging long way to go before leaving
    dry dock
    for sea trials. (Motor: Electric/Twin) (ESC: Viper Sub 10) (8/10)
    2 years ago by tonyp
    Directory
    (Pleasure Craft) summer breeze
    At this time she is in the
    dry dock
    . i will fill in more detail as i go (5/10)
    2 years ago by rmwall107
    Response
    San Pedro Push Boat
    I hope your better half feels better soon! and it's good to keep busy. I've never had ice breaking duties but, when I was a member at a club in new York city, I did a lot of boat recue work with my tug back then 35yrs ago. For now I just build my boats and display them, see the closest model boat club to me is about 38 miles from me. I have a pond about 1 mile from me but no way to transport my boats. so their
    dry dock
    ed on a permanent bassist...
    2 years ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    About the Waterline on Serenity
    HI figtree, first float the hull in the bath, mark waterline at bow and stern, dry off then mount the hull so that the 2 arks are level, tape a soft pencil to a block of wood adjusted to the correct hight, draw round the hull to get the right line, mask the upper side of the line then paint the hull bottom, let dry overnight then mask the lower hull and paint the upper section. To get a water line I use car lining tape (2mm) white. again following the painted line all round the hull, best if you lay the hull on its side, attach at the bow then unroll a length clear of the hull, lay the tape tight but not stretched direct onto the rear of the hull side, you wont be able to go from bow to stern in one go because of the undercut at the stern. If not happy lift the tape and re-lay, once happy smooth the length of the tape with a soft cloth, once you have the waterline tape in place, overspray with clear acrillic either matt or semI matt, this stops the tape being scuffed on the dockside and when handling. Hope this is clear Mark
    3 years ago by jarvo
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    HMS Pandora
    I'm just getting started in the wooden model ship hobby and really like the Tall Ships of history. it seems that they are going out of favor and the RC boats are gaining popularity. You have merged both worlds quite successfully. (except for the open gun ports 😊 Get her out of
    dry dock
    and back to sailing ! Good luck.............
    4 years ago by mrbear
    Response
    Continued Fire-Boat Cotter
    Hi. Ray This is my story for the Fire boat Edward M.Cotter The model boat club I'm in go to Canal Days at Port Colburne Aug 1 & 2 for many years & I'v seen That Fire boat down at the docks during Canal days festival . My first R/C boat was the Midwest Sequin model and I noticed that the Cotter resembles the Sequin a lot so I'v looked on the internet and have found numerous photos so I'm using those photos to try and reproduce a R/C model as best as I can I had the hull plans from when I built the Sequin it will be a scratch Built model Sure would like to get more photos for a more detailed look I should have the basic model built for Canal Days and I hope The Cotter comes there again this year 2015 so I can take more detail Photos . I'm guessing about scale but it may be 1/32 Sequin was 109 ft. Cotter is 118 Ft. P/S after I built the hull found a photo of the Cotter in
    dry dock
    it has two props too late mine only has a single prop Detail!!!
    4 years ago by GARTH
    Directory
    (Tug Boat) Springer
    Caldercraft Joffre - Tyne Tug 1:48 Scale The Joffre was built in 1916 by the Androssan
    dry dock
    & Shipping Co. She was owned throughout her career by Lawson-Batey Tugs Ltd. of Newcastle on Tyne. Specifically built for the coastal towing business her gross tonnage was 260, with an engine power of 1,140 I.h.p. this was quite a high power for ships of her day. Fitted with two sets of towing hooks, an unusual feature for tugs of her size, the after one was used for towing lighters on the river Tyne. Scale: 1:48 Length: 775mm Beam 190mm (Motor: Speedo 500) (ESC: Metro is 15 amp) (10/10)
    4 years ago by Spitfire99
    Response
    The Shuswap Lake Navy
    Wonderful hobby! I live 1800 miles from my Dad! Will be seeing him this week in Seattle, we're going to Tacoma for reference photos of the AlkI Fireboat, it's in
    dry dock
    on display, can finally capture the below water line details! Pop is "onboard" with the outing!
    5 years ago by Squirtgun
    Forum
    fireboat update
    Abuse, me, never, I am now upset 😭 😁 Mine is the 34" Lesro Crash Tender, just the kit for making the boat, no fittings at all, all the parts are laser cut, good quality wood and fit together well, the instructions are very poor, minimal might be the right word. If you follow the instructions at the start and fit the bulkheads according to the drawing, the cabin side pieces wont fit, fortunately I dry fitted the parts and found this out. Apart from that I am happy with it, I think I paid £120 for it at last years Haydock show Alan
    5 years ago by AlanP
    Forum
    RAF Crash Tender In need of TLC
    I am a 3foot RAF crash tender, I am over 50 years old but my hull Is sound. I have my original diesel engine, propeller, rudder and some fittings. My cabins etc are In need of restoration. My owner Is willing to donate me to an enthusiast or club (no trade) who will restore me to my former glory. I am currently In
    dry dock
    In Holbeach In South Lincolnshire where my saviour will need to collect me from. eaqbb
    7 years ago by eaqbb
    Forum
    I need some TLC
    I am a 3foot RAF crash tender, I am over 50 years old but my hull Is sound. I have my original diesel engine, propeller, rudder and some fittings. My cabins etc are In need of restoration. My owner Is willing to donate me to an enthusiast or club (no trade) who will restore me to my former glory. I am currently In
    dry dock
    In Holbeach In South Lincolnshire where my saviour will need to collect me from. eaqbb
    7 years ago by eaqbb
    Response
    PT301 (Snuffy Smith)
    Mean and lean looking machine. Great to see the original box as well. I bet you are glad you didn't fit the I/C engine, it's saved you having to get rid of all the gooey associated gunge. in my experience you need to check the hull joints very carefully as the glue and wood will probably have suffered from being in your
    dry dock
    ! An application of overall tissue and sanding sealer or resin will seal any fine cracks. As you are already sanding down this shouldn't add too much work but may save you heartache later. Good luck at Fleetwood - please post pictures of your model on the water πŸ˜€
    7 years ago by Dave M
    Blog
    PT301 (Snuffy Smith)
    I started this build back in the 60's.When I was a teen. But other passion's, work and marriage got in the way. Parents often took me to Fleetwood to watch the power bouts. Now retired, found the boat still in
    dry dock
    (loft) at christmas and the passion was re-ignited. The boat is 70% built. Just needs a little refurbishment and all new internals.The original plan was for a 7.5cc I/C engine but will now consider a Speed 600 brushed electric with 2.4 ghz R/C. The clear coat to the hull has shrunk and cracked so a new rub down and re-paint needed. Hopefully all finished for Fleetwood Vintage day in June.
    7 years ago by Gabby
    Forum
    International model boat show.
    "Fireboat" I dont think you read my suggestion fully. What I was trying to say was, a fireboat, displayed either on water or on a stand /
    dry dock
    should still look as good in either position. Ok, so seeing it tazz across a lake with all fire monitors blazing is great, but we have to not forget that people do like a close up look at these boats too, so a table/ stand close by to the "action" is always a good thing too. afterall, you cant get all the boats in the water at the same time, as theres bound to be a radio frequency clash at some stage, not unless you're using 2.4ghz that is.
    10 years ago by Gregg
    Forum
    Main power supply.
    incidentally, for those interested, Ive put the boat pics on the "boat build" blog section, so you can all see the originalk "as purchased" condition and also as it undergoes refit in
    dry dock
    . Posted under "dusseldorf fire boat"
    10 years ago by Gregg
    Blog
    First sight of boat
    Well, finally got my hands on the boat. Ive uploaded some pictures of it and its condition. Lest just say its in
    dry dock
    for some refitting for now. The internal electrics are all there, albeit that some water has got inside the electrical connection block [choc blocks to you and me], so either I need to replace or come up with a better dryer solution [any clues]? I will update as and when I start to repair/refit the vessel, so you can all see my own ideas on how to bring it back to original fully kitted version, plus add a few personal touches along the way.
    10 years ago by Gregg
    Media
    Aerokits Sea Hornet (Riva version)
    This is my Sea Hornet which was rescued from Ebay see photo 1. Gray (Froggyt996) recognised it as a Sea Hornet even with the hideous cabin attched which the prvious owner had made. Also see the propshaft angle in photo 1 - would this have ever worked? Gray again restored this for me, I wanted a mahogany boat which looked like an italian speedboat and this is what he did for me see photo 2. Photo 3 sees the Sea Hornet on the sea at Southsea just after the start of the Round Britain Race in 2008. The receiver battery failed and a very nice Lifeboat Man from Southsea happened to be watching me run the boat and rescued it when it stopped running. it was put in
    dry dock
    over this winter to be tidied up again after a couple of years constant use and photo 4 sees it with its 2 new screens, re-varnished and 2 new rubbing strake. it is powered by 2 Graupner Speed 600 motors, a Ripmax sea sprint watercooled speed controller and 2 x 3 blade prop shop props on 2 x light weight shafts. it is also filled with bouyancy foam it case the inevitable happens which makes it quite heavy. it is ran on 2 x 8.4 volts nicad sticks and gives me a running time of approx. 20 minutes with quite a good turn of speed. Marie (alias Mrs Froggyt996)
    10 years ago by froggyt996
    Media
    Aerokits Sea Queen owned by Graham Taylor
    The Sea Queen is an original Aerokits kit from the early 1960's. it was built by my Dad in the early 1960's. it was originally fitted with an ED Seaotter, next it had a Channel island Special, then a 15cc Gannett and finally fitted with the OS 80 which it still has fitted today. I sail at King Lear Lake at Watermead County Park in Wanlip Leicestershire. it sat in my attic for 22 years and 2 years ago I dragged it out and gave it a bit of TLC and started to use it again and it has been ran most weekends for the last 2 years. I ran this boat virtually all day of the Burton Model Boat Club's Fireboat day in September 2006. it is currently in
    dry dock
    having a full de-barnacle and repaint.
    11 years ago by froggyt996
    Blog
    April 6th
    I continued with the Z-Poxy finishing resin and now have "fillets" along the bottom skin seams and the side skin to chine seams. That should help keep the water out! I then filed some flats onto the prop shaft to accept the set screws of the UJ & collar. Then with the drive nipped up I rigged up the receiver and speed control and ran the motor at slow speed to confirm the alignment of the prop shaft assembly. Everything still looked and sounded good so I put some thin CA around the top of the prop tube where it emerges through the keel. Hopefully the thin CA will penetrate the joint and lock the tube in alignment. Once dry I will go back and liberally dress the joint with epoxy. This weekend, I attended the Weak Signals R/C show in Toledo Oh and amongst the bargains I picked up were Rivabo 40mm dia 3 blade prop from Rich & Don of Loyalhanna Dockyard & some 3600mA sub C NimHs from Batteries of America. Unfortunately I was only able to get 9 batteries with tabs and 1 without. I have never soldered up a battery pack like this before and it will be a learning experience. On the plus side it will give me plenty of options regarding how I make up the pack/s to get the best weight distribution.
    11 years ago by Robert


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