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    ST200 info
    A mold of the St200 raf rescue boat was made by Neil Howard Pritchard from
    fleetwood
    who subsequently gave away to Steve Tranter of Model Boat bits....Alas Steve sold it on to a chap who he beleives to be from the Midlands who was going to use the hulls for Kids ready to run boats at his club and lived around an hour from his home in Telford.Now this Mold must be somewhere if anyone knows of it's whereabouts or any info leading to finding it As I would like to produce a kit of this Model could you please contact me ALL INFO will be treated in confidence...Thanks
    6 months ago by Dave J
    Forum
    Help identifying
    Video appears to have been taken at
    fleetwood
    boating lake.
    4 months ago by Wingcoax
    Response
    RNLI Tyne Class
    are all your fittings 3D printed, and did you print them yourself or from another scource……...look really nice...…….fancied building our old Tyne at
    fleetwood
    for some years now.πŸ‘
    10 months ago by nhp651
    Forum
    EarlyVosper M.T.B by Simplas
    Hi Onetenor Fuji 15 was a good glow engine which I don't think it is manufactured any more. Aero version max B.H.P was just below .40 when tested. if it was in a model aircraft it would have been around .20 to .25 depending on prop size which was good then for a small capacity glowplug . Marine versions when on the water put out a little less and the water cooled jacket was never as efficient as the finned cylinder jacket of the aero version. My two Aerokits boats, the Sea Commander and the Crash Tender are powered by single Speed 600 motors running on either 8.4 or 9.6 volt Ni Mh batteries. Performance is equal to that of marine diesel power such as the 2.46 Ed Racer and D.C 2.46 Rapier, the latter I used to watch in the fast steering events in the early 1960s at
    fleetwood
    and Coronation Park in Crosby just outside Liverpool. Taycol powered versions would be obviously slower due to the additional weight were far more reliable and you did not have to put up with injuries from excessive use of a starting cord with kids watching and "extracting the urine" shouting "why wont it go mister". Boaty
    10 months ago by boaty
    Forum
    A return to the hobby!
    SLEC do have a good reputation and its great that the classic kits of old are back in production. The Sea Commander is one of my favourites as I restored one many years ago but foolishly sold it to fund my karting activities four years later. However in 2011 I found another one and restored that. This one I am keeping along with the 34 inch Crash Tender of 1962 vintage that I restored in 2014 being one that the former owner was about to place in a skip. I am interested in a Sea Rover as its a boat I never had. in the early 1960s when we lived in Liverpool, dad would take us up to
    fleetwood
    to see the Aerokits display and watch the steering event on the big lake. Nostalgia aint what it used to be. BoatyπŸ˜†
    11 months ago by boaty
    Forum
    Clearing out my fleet!
    Job lot, one buyer only! I need the garage space back! 3 x Radio 10 Raters - two have 1 rig & winches, 2 FG & 1 Wood 1 x Complete IOM - 1 Rig & whirlwind winch FG 2 x IOM hulls only - 1 Planked & 1 very light FG & carbon fin 1 x Marblehead - complete FG Red - 1 x rig winch rx 1 x Planked hull 58" (6M ?) Graham Bantock 1 Rig & winch 1 x 1950's A-Boat (FG & Huge!) Rigging very old & original 2 x Hulls & original mould for 50's A-Boat + 3 x steel keels 1 x Victoria Class - Rigging in peices as I was going to CF it. 1 x Another kit in a box 675 class or something? 1 x
    fleetwood
    Flyer - two suits no radio gear Various Futaba radios, servos & other oddments. May also throw in a couple of old air-planes. A rig for measuring the IOM hulls. An old Tony Abel winch... Serious clearout, may find more bits. It's not that modern & some will need a bit of fettling but grab yourself a substantial number of models! Difficult to get pictures as the garage is rammed full,but I have a few I am asking a reasonable Β£500 for the lot. Buyer to collect from Burnham, South Bucks nr Jcn 7 M4
    2 years ago by PhilCo
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Show
    Current list of clubs & individual exhibitors attending goes as follows (although there might still be late additions) Blackpool & Fylde Model Boat Club
    fleetwood
    Model Yacht & Power Boat Club Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society Rawdon Model Boat Club Mutual Model Boat Society Heywood North West Model Shipwrights North West Scale Model Boat Club The Ribble Model Boat Club Sevenoaks Scale Model Club Ribble Valley Radio Controlled Truck Club Southport Model Boat Club Teeside Model Boat Club The Hull Model Boat Group Kirklees Model Boat Club Manchester Armoured Division Durham RC Truck & RC Construction Club Lifeboats Enthusiasts Society The Surface Warship Association The Vintage Model Yacht Group National Association of Road Transport Modellers John Dowd Michael Rudd John (Amos) Hamer John Eva Dave Scott
    2 years ago by ilewis
    Response
    Bluebird K7
    Hi Wayne It's not that clubs have anything against fast models and IC, more that the local council and residents object to the noise and pollution. The result is sailing waters are lost for all and new waters are difficult to find. I am speaking from personal experience of just such a situation where a non club member raced an IC boat when the club were not present and the council withdrew permission following complaints from local residents. There are clubs where IC's are permitted and the off shore power boats use IC. I believe
    fleetwood
    may allow ICs but I am not sure and apologise if this is not the case. Darren our club fast expert has achieved speeds nearing your 75mph using brushless/Lipo and self piercing props. He makes it across our lake in about 2 secs. I will mention you when I next see him and ask if he wants to contact you to discuss your project as he also designs his own boats. Keep us posted with your progress. Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Place
    fleetwood
    Not sure, but I hope a long time with the amount of scraping by the diggers to clear all the mud and sunken boats.πŸ‘
    3 years ago by Gabby
    Place
    fleetwood
    Model Yacht & Power Boat Club
    Cannot float ya boat at
    fleetwood
    at the moment whilst the council clears the dreaded weed 😭
    7 years ago by trevor savage
    Place
    fleetwood
    How long does the weed take to come back?
    3 years ago by jarvo
    Media
    PT 301 (Snuffy Smith)
    Lovely afternoon at
    fleetwood
    with no other boats in sight. Went for a first sail with Deans HMS Cossack, but a little unstable , so let snuffy loose. She needs an engine change from a 650 and a new paint job. So maybe next year. 😎 😎 😎
    4 years ago by Gabby
    Forum
    nowhere to sail
    Thanks mark . Ivan travel but I don't drive,there's nothing on the club site within 30 miles.I'm looking at joining
    fleetwood
    mbyc I've kinfolk live in the fyld and I'll be moving there soon I hope.
    4 years ago by hutchinson
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat Show
    I went to Blackpool show and I agree with them all, I was glad to see
    fleetwood
    club had a stand. I liked haydock more
    5 years ago by dennisw
    Media
    RAF RESCUE
    MY RAF RESCUE BUILT FROM KIT SHACK I HAVE FITTED A 26 PETROL ENGINE IT HAS A CLUTCH WORKING RADAR AND NAV LIGHTS SAILED AT
    fleetwood
    LANCS
    5 years ago by RICLILLICO
    Media
    APACHE
    MY WAVERIDER APACHE 58IN ZENOAH 30CC PETROL POWERED I ALLSO RACE AT
    fleetwood
    LANCS
    5 years ago by RICLILLICO
    Media
    OUTERLIMITS XXX
    OUTERLIMITS 70IN INLINE TWIN 58CC ENGINE PETROL I SAIL AT
    fleetwood
    LANCASHIRE
    5 years ago by RICLILLICO
    Place
    Classic & Vintage 2013
    I shall make an application to joint the
    fleetwood
    Club after the 1st of August. At present sailing a Surmount 800 Yacht. Thanks, Don.
    5 years ago by donbeeby
    Forum
    Classic & Vintage 2014 at
    fleetwood
    mypbc
    Hope to see you over the weekend Trevor
    5 years ago by trevor savage
    Forum
    Vintage and classic boat weekend
    HI Paul, just catching up on the website, regards your comment about with urgent funds, an old friend of mine once said to me when we were multI racing, "Model Boating is a hole on the water into which money is poured" !, never a truer word was spoken I think. Got to have a word with my mate, you never know if we have not got anything planned we may try and get to
    fleetwood
    ???????????
    5 years ago by Pete D
    Event
    Vintage and classic boat weekend
    HI All From the success of previous events,
    fleetwood
    Yacht & Model Power Boat Club will be hosting this event on Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th June 2014. All Model Boaters who own Vintage & Classic model boats are most welcome for this Informal and fun event. Clubhouse & free car parking available. Come and sail your vintage and classic boats with likeminded enthusiasts. IC, electric, sail and steam powered models are welcome (own Insurance required). Two small pools at each end of the large are available to sail small models. Plenty of good local B&B's available. Refreshments available both days with hotpot available on Sunday only. Further Information can be obtained from Brian Carruthers email at (Email Removed - PM Only). Graham
    5 years ago by froggyt996
    Forum
    The Blackpool Model Boat Show
    It is a good show, maybe not quite as good as Haydock, plenty of suppliers and clubs there, just seems a bit of a problem sometimes getting near the suppliers stands for the crowds. I have a list, the wife fills my wallet, I empty wallet in show, wife sits in car, then I treat her to fish and chips at
    fleetwood
    . I know how to show a women a good time 😁 Alan
    6 years ago by AlanP
    Event
    fleetwood
    scale regatta at
    fleetwood
    boating lake on sunday starts at 1000hrs open event
    6 years ago by dennisw
    Event
    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
    7 years ago by froggyt996
    Place
    Classic & Vintage 2013
    Classic & Vintage 2013 at
    fleetwood
    mypbc Saturday 8th June very good turn out
    6 years ago by trevor savage
    Directory
    (Life Boat) RNLB Ann Letitia Russell
    fleetwood
    Lifeboat
    Bought from ebay,new motors esc s and fit lights and a sound card (8/10)
    7 years ago by owhogo
    Forum
    Fireboat/Vintage Model Boat Day 2012
    Attending the Vintage day with PT301 Snuffy Smith. Though just found severe delamination to the superstructure. Caused by 50 year old plywood and possible damage from rough waters at
    fleetwood
    two weeks ago. I have decided to take the knife to the superstructure and hope it will be alright for the day. Glad of quick drying glue.mdlbt.com/sys_files/graphics/smileys/S04.gif
    7 years ago by Gabby
    Response
    46 Inch Aerokits
    HI Tom, Hope you are well. Finally got my boat on the water at the weekend (
    fleetwood
    Scale & Power weekend) and I was quite pleased with things, however it does keep blowing fuses so I will re-wire and see if that helps other wise I am flumoxed. I am considering converting it to 2 props though to be more true to the original boats and wondered if you had any tips and internal/external pictures of your 46 for me to look at. Many thanks again Tom. Dean
    7 years ago by Stonemonkey
    Response
    Aerokits
    HI Tom, Hope you are well. Finally got my boat on the water at the weekend (
    fleetwood
    Scale & Power weekend) and I was quite pleased with things, however it does keep blowing fuses so I will re-wire and see if that helps other wise I am flumoxed. I am considering converting it to 2 props though to be more true to the original boats and wondered if you had any tips and internal/external pictures of your 46 for me to look at. Many thanks again Tom. Dean
    7 years ago by Stonemonkey
    Blog
    46'' Vintage RAF Crash Tender Re-do.
    Just had It's first run today at
    fleetwood
    . Initially went well then changed 7.2v 2000mAh to a 9.6 4600mAh battery then went very well but ended up blowing a fuse and had to wait 25 mins until It blew onto a lee shore. Now have a small hole In the side of the hull where It hit the Island for my troubles. Smaller prop went on 45x and things seem fine again. 3rd run tomorrow at
    fleetwood
    with a 40 prop and speed controller adjusted. Video's to follow and I have to thank the members of
    fleetwood
    model boat club In despatches for fantastic help and expertise, they were brilliant! πŸ˜›
    7 years ago by Stonemonkey
    Event
    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 😁
    7 years ago by froggyt996
    Blog
    PT 301 Snuffy Smith update
    The build is now well on its way with a new paint job. She has spent a whole day floating in a tank with no leaks. The motor and R/C gear has been installed and tank tested and it works. The real 301 served in the Pacific and had a green camouflage paint job. The model has a grey paint job as recommended by Aerokits. My cameraman could not find her on
    fleetwood
    lake on a grey day. Had her first sea trial, we had issues with the battery, nearly a disaster. More with the next update.
    7 years ago by Gabby
    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
    Fireboat/Vintage Model Boat Day 2012
    calm down Pete!! nobody appreciates your efforts more than me, I originally rebulit my boat without all the info and forums available now, with aload of help from you, so I love you loads! ❀️ "there is at least 150 yards of launching space to the left of where we normally sail from," do you mean the other side of the bushes? I thought that was restricted with the wildlife? now, you are right, other boats have crept in, I sailed one of them whilst waiting for my batteries to recharge!, but it is quite a difficult area to lauch from, as the water is shallow, and "gravelly" The sailing area is wider further out, behind the steering course which you have to be behind, if you know what I mean. I have attended every time work allows, mainly to support your efforts which really got the whole fireboat thing going. I would suggest there is some sort of definition to the "vintage" theme, like they do at
    fleetwood
    , otherwise the risk is not many aerokits etc turn up, and everything and anything turns up, and it becomes a general sail rather than something special and unique. if its a general sail, people may not travel with their fireboats and old aerokits models, just my thoughts 😊
    8 years ago by pmdevlin
    Forum
    Boston Blenhiem fd137 stern trawler
    HI Wilson Try Googling Boston Blenheim. Plenty of info available including pictures. it was also an article and free plan in Model Boats Magazine in 1978 - to March 1979 (Part3). 😊 A short synopsis: Built: R Dunston Ltd, Hessle Owner: Boston Deep Sea Fisheries Ltd,
    fleetwood
    History 1971: To
    fleetwood
    as a new vessel. Fished both home waters and Iceland and later worked the pelagic fisheries off the SW and NW coasts of UK. 1979: Sold, along with BOSTON BEVERLEY to Ben Mar Fishing Co, Chile. Later acquired by the Chilean Navy. 2008: Registered at Valparaiso. Current owners are Pesca Chile SA, Santiago. I may even have a copy of the plan somewhere. 😊 Hope this helps. Good building, why not start a blog and share your experiences. πŸ˜€ Dave
    8 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Classic & 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 11th & Sunday 12th June 2011. Please contact Brian on 01253 823878 or Mike on 01257 269387.
    8 years ago by froggyt996
    Media
    aerokits
    Aerokits Sea Queen & Swordsman at
    fleetwood
    Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days Thanks to John Lockett for the footage
    8 years ago by froggyt996
    Forum
    Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days
    one of the models from this years show http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oq336xoNbg Thanks to John Lockett for the footage at
    fleetwood
    8 years ago by froggyt996
    Forum
    Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days
    Hi Just to remind you this weekend is the Classic & Vintage Model Boat Days at
    fleetwood
    8 years ago by froggyt996
    Forum
    fleetwood
    event
    does any know If the
    fleetwood
    vintage model boat event Is on this coming weekend 11 sat to sun 12 june. thank you.
    8 years ago by dennisw
    Media
    Sea Queens at play
    Several IC old Aerokits Sea Queen's at pla on
    fleetwood
    lake
    8 years ago by froggyt996
    Forum
    fleetwood
    Vintage boat event 2011
    just picked this up over on Mayhem...
    fleetwood
    model Boat club holding their vintage day again on June 11th/12th I.C. allowed at this one!
    8 years ago by dbninja
    Forum
    froggyt996 what Is In your Sea queen
    HI Paul The run time is about 20 to 25 minutes. The Leicester run was the first run ever and
    fleetwood
    was the second outing. The prop was 65mm Roboesch 4 blade. Not tried lipo pack as yet. The 65mm was only a soldered up prop and it threw a blade, so I will be getting a cast prop. Regards, Froggyt996
    9 years ago by froggyt996
    Forum
    froggyt996 what Is In your Sea queen
    HI Froggy, been looking at your sea queen videos with interest, very good! is the first video at
    fleetwood
    the same set up as the later one in leicester? As HS93 asked, what is the run time running flat out with the 24v nims? have you tried lipo out of interest? That 65mm 4 blade prop is massive!!, is it a special prop? Thanks
    9 years ago by pmdevlin
    Media
    Aerokits Sea Hornet
    Here is Mrs Froggyt996's Sea Hornet. Running on 2 Graupner 600 speed 8.4 motors. On 2 x 8.4v Nihd batteries at
    fleetwood
    in July 2010.
    9 years ago by froggyt996
    Media
    Aerokits Sea Urchin
    Here is my Aerokits Sea Urchin on its first outing in July 2010 at
    fleetwood
    . Running on a 7.2v Lipo on a small outrunner motor costing less the Β£5.00 from Giantcod.co.uk.
    9 years ago by froggyt996
    Media
    Sea Queen
    My restored Aerokits Sea Queen with Brushless motor at
    fleetwood
    on a very windy day
    9 years ago by froggyt996


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