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    Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52''
    The Veron F.P.B does appear to be a very rare model and I feel ยฃ300 would be a reasonable price especially when you take into consideration how much a modern day manufacturer would want. Just look at prices for Deans Marine models, mainly their Vosper M.T.B. which is a lot smaller. Also Veron kits seem to have been overlooked and the only model that is easy to obtain is the Slec version of their 26inch River Police Launch. Phil Smith was a great designer of boats and aircraft . I sold my Veron RTTL in the mid 1990s and my fleet today consists of one original Sea Commander, one 34 inch Crash Tender , both of which I restored, an italeri PT109 and two RTR fast electrics. TOP TIP for anyone who buys your F.T.B- trace around the parts and use them to build the model while keeping the kit intact. I do this with my Keil Kraft control line aeroplanes. B๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Žoaty
    4 years ago by boaty
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    (Naval Ship) loyal volunteer
    loyal
    fleet tender
    restored x members boat kit built refitted complete with lights sound and extra detail working radar ect (10/10)
    4 years ago by Bezzo1951
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    How many is to Many
    Well. Having listed my fleet earlier, I bought a couple of "to do" Veron Police launches on eBay earlier in the week. When collecting them, Ross said "I have a few more to get rid of for a friend of mine", and that, as they, is history. I left there with, and added to my fleet... 2 x Veron Thames Police Launch. 1 x 34" PT 109 (scratchbuilt). 1 x Vosper RTTL (kit unknown). 1 x 46" Aerokits RAF Fire/Crash Tender. Those of you who are paying attention, will not I have just doubled my fleet. And with another 46" fire tender on the horizon, my total will be up to 11 now (only actually 3 in sailing condition), but lots of projects and "to do's" in store. Best wishes, Dave W. ๐Ÿ˜Š
    5 years ago by rolfman2000
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    Boaty
    ๐Ÿ˜Ž HI Fleet Admiral I have had a Crash Tender and Sea Queen myself years ago. Currently got a Sea Commander I restored two years ago. Les Rowell was a genius when it came to boats of that period. They had the classic look and sailed right when on the water. I think of Les as the Enzo FerrarI of the model boat world. The fact that a lot of his designs are now sold as reproductions justifies this statement. If I find an Aerokits P.T Boat I think I will sell the italerI one. Thanks for your feedback. Boaty
    8 years ago by boaty
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    4th Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days
    HI all Just heard from my friends from Fleetwood who are holding their 4th Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th June 2013. Please contact Brian on 01253 823878. Email Brian at (Email Removed - PM Only). Starts at 10:00am at Fleetwood Lake, smaller lake also available. Join the fun day sailing 1950 to 1980 Sea Queen, Swordsmans, Crash Tenders and more. IC, Steam & Electric welcome. Froggyt996 Graham
    9 years ago by froggyt996
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    New Vosper Kit
    HI all Just looking through my photos of fleet wood week end and a photo of the new 34" Aerokit Vosper crash tender kit that the Vintage Model Boat Company are now making they are all so doing Brushless motor and speed controller packages for all their kits now also photo of their Wavemaster. Take a look here http://www.vintagemodelboats.com Graham
    9 years ago by froggyt996
    Blog
    buiding a tug from a
    fleet tender
    kit spring madness ?
    this is a short blog about building a tug from a
    fleet tender
    kit that was given to my brother, it was not a complete kit and there were no drawings with it, so he took a look into the box and gave it to me saying go on then make a tug out of that lot then, so here it is, the first thing that I did was to widen the stern by 50mm to enable me to fit two 70mm kort nozzles and props, I did this by cutting the bulwarks off of the hull and then building two boxes from the last of the midship rubbing strake towards the stern and then filling them with filler and fairing them to the hull. the deck was replaced with a wooden one as the superstructure also built from wood was moved forwards,the after bulwarks were the rebuilt again in wood. after that it was a simple job to make a new funnel and wheelhous ,but I did use the kit wheelhouse.
    9 years ago by modeltugman
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    (Tug Boat) game cock
    she is made from an old
    fleet tender
    kit that was not complete, by widening the stern by 50mm I was able to fit two 70mm kort nozzles, she also has a working towing winch (Motor: caldercraft 900 X 2) (ESC: micro gyro) (10/10)
    9 years ago by modeltugman
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    Vintage Model Boat Days
    HI all Just heard from my friends from Fleetwood who are holding their second Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days on Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2012. Please contact Brian on 01253 823878 or Mike on 01257 269387. Email Brian at (Email Removed - PM Only). Starts at 10:00am at Fleetwood Lake, smaller lake also available. Join the fun day sailing 1950 to 1970 Sea Queen, Swordsmans, Crash Tenders and more. IC, Steam & Electric welcome, own Insurance please. Froggyt996 ๐Ÿ˜
    10 years ago by froggyt996
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    back on the fireboat
    yep back on the restoration of my fire tender after a break of several months. its wobbly decks and gaping gaps in the hull are all now filled and sorted, the deck is as smooth as a smooth thing! BUT I really really should have replaced the wavey cabin sides and fitted new decks...aint hindsight a demon! so! I have decided to turn this one into a reasonable looking everyday throw in the car type fireboat.. its heavy too, all the filler I am now adding isn't helping either. my other 34" fireboat is a much better prospect for a full on rebuild as it requires new cabin sides and decks but is light and oil free, last photo is my "other" 34" fireboat in the foreround will sort this one, then the other one, then convert this one to I.c. but... my Aerokits fleet has grown 2 x 34" crash tenders 1 x mental restored Sea scout 1 x Sea Commander ready for painting 1 x Fairey Swordsman needs cabin roof and paint 1 x Sea Rover needs the rear deck cover replacing David
    12 years ago by dbninja


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