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    (Yacht) Ardent
    This is a motor sailer built from a
    marine modelling
    plan. Similar in looks to a Broads sailer. has a wide beam so can withstand a lot of buffeting. (Motor: 380) (10/10)
    4 months ago by ModelHover
    Forum
    Various PLans for sale
    I have the following plans available for sale:- Tug Jan by SMB-Bauplan 1:25 two sheets ยฃ12.50 MV Benarty by Nexus Plans 1/96 six sheets ยฃ25.00 Clan Ross by Martins Models 1/96 two sheets ยฃ15.00 SS Jason by Model Maker Plans service 1/16" to 1 foot 2 sheets ยฃ15.00 International 6 metre Class model yacht by
    marine modelling
    1 sheet ยฃ10.00 Fairey Marine Huntsman by Vic Smeed 1 1/2" to 1 foot two sheets ยฃ15.00 ClochLight Clyde Puffer Model Maker plans 7 sheets ยฃ25.00 SS Chelford 3 island Steamer 1/8" to 1 foot 3 sheets ยฃ15.00 Associazione Navimodellisti Bolognesi Agip Livorno Scale 1:200 5 sheets ยฃ20.00 Any one interested or would like to make an offer please let me know. Many Thanks
    12 months ago by merchant67
    Blog
    Vintage Model Works 46'' RAF Crash Tender
    Here's the history bit so pay attention... Many years ago as a boy in the fifth year of my north London secondary school, circa 1971, our woodwork class was given the option to make something of our own choice. Having mastered the majority of joints, wood turning, finishing techniques and the making of table lamps, stools and bookshelves etc. this seemed a good idea, so myself and a fellow classmate and model making chum asked if we could construct a model boat. The teacher, on hearing that it was to be from a kit and not from scratch was a little surprised but agreed. So my friend and I jointly invested about 20 quid in an Aerokits 34.5 inch RAF Crash Tender from Blunts' model shop in Mill Hill (long since gone like many others) and we set about construction during lesson time and sometimes at break times. I recall we used "Cascamite" to glue it all together on the advice of the woodwork teacher because neither 'Scotch' glue nor PVA was suited to marine construction. Good progress was made over the course of our last year at school but it was never fully completed, only requiring painting, running gear and detailing. My friend decided that he needed to withdraw from the project as he was enrolling in a college away from home to study for a career in the merchant navy and I agreed to buy out his share and continue with the project. And so it was that I carried on with the painting and installing the running gear which consisted of a 1.5 cc marine diesel engine, water pickup, prop shaft and rudder and a MacGregor radio system with a stick for steering and a single button for speed control. The engine and radio came from Michael's Models in Finchley (also long gone) for ยฃ20 as my elder brother, who had started a Saturday job there, was able to get a staff discount for me. The diesel engine was noisy and smelly and a pig to start with a leather thong around the flywheel and I decided to abandon this means of propulsion (I foolishly ran it for slightly too long 'dry' and melted the soldering around the brass water jacket!). By now I had graduated from my part time job in Woolies to an engineering apprentice with Post Office Telephones and my new income of 20 quid per week could support my modelling and electronics hobbies after my contribution to the household for my keep. So off to the model shop to buy a Taycol Supermarine electric motor, two 12v volt lead acid batteries and a suitable charger. The diesel came out and was sold on Exchange & Mart and the mount and coupling re-made to accommodate the new Taycol motor. What an improvement that was! I can't remember now what speed controller or servo I used but whatever it was did the job, and it went like the clappers on Friary Park boating lake (also long since gone) even though the radio control system was a bit crude with the non-proportional steering and 'blip' throttle control. The boating took a back seat when I acquired my driving licence and my first car (a rusty old Cortina Mk 1) and I also got involved in sound recording for radio. I decided to sell the boat and bits for ยฃ60 through Exchange & Mart and bought an Akai 4000DS tape recorder and a 'Chilton' audio mixer, built a home studio and along with a good mate of mine started making radio commercials for the new commercial radio stations including London's Capital Radio. We even won a 'Campaign' advertising award for one of our efforts! And so after several years as a 'phone engineer I moved into professional recording for A/V and broadcast and then into TV production. Fast forward to today. Semi-retired with grand kids and with more free time on my hands I still had an interest in model making so in Jan 2016 went to the Model Engineer exhibition at nearby 'Ally Pally'. It was there that I saw an RAF crash tender just like the one I built all those years ago and got into conversation with the chap on the stand. This re-ignited my model making interests and I researched the hobby and that model in particular.
    3 years ago by robbob
    Event
    INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW
    The International Model Boat Show 2018 returns to the Warwickshire Event Centre from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018. Regarded as one of the UKโ€™s leading
    marine modelling
    exhibitions, make sure you put the dates in your diary now! http://www.modelboatshow.co.uk/
    6 months ago by robbob
    Forum
    Gwen M Model Yacht
    Has anyone built a schooner (or skipjack) named Gwen M from the
    marine modelling
    plan No.MAR 2556 and featured in their magazine in the July 1996 issue ? I am trying to ascertain the weight of the lead keel and how it is fixed. Also I am looking for photos of the interior of the cabin to show the arrangement of servos for rudder and sails. Any help would be appreciated.
    10 months ago by ModelHover
    Forum
    Sea Queen
    sidley70, you can use anything you like really. Subtle, rather than flash for a boat like a Sea Queen. We didn't have much flash in those days! Except for front wing ornaments for Mk 2 Consuls if you look at any period advertising it will probably have the original fittings shown on any pictures. Whilst Mersey Marine (THE period fittings company) are sadly no more, there are basic fittings available from Cornwall Models, etc. I also saw quite a few on ebay, but do yourself a favour and have a look on the Modelling Timbers website....http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/1.html The guy who runs it is an absolute gentleman and you will not find better quality or lower prices anywhere. Despite coming from the isle of man his return postage is excellent. He is very friendly on the phone too. If he doesn't have it, you can also get excellent quality, service and prices from RBModels in Poland. I have bought very good model railway stuff from them, but I noticed that they also do model boat stuff. Being a tight wad I tend to make all mine that I can't get from Modelling timbers. Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Controls problem
    I went along to Bury Metro
    marine modelling
    Society and got some good advice from a chap called Peter (may not be the same one...) Thank you. The upshot is I'll be swapping the dodgy App-driven Tx/Rx for a proper one. And why did I buy an unbuilt trawler model? Well the 2ch radio control will come in handy as a test setup anyway!
    12 months ago by malcolmstroud
    Forum
    Controls problem
    Hi Malcolm, Noticed your in Todmorden, we have a couple of people from there in our boat club, we would welcome you and your problems at our club, you can visit either Wednesday morning of better still Sunday morning 9:00am till 13:00pm. BMMMS - BURY METRO
    marine modelling
    SOCIETY Clarence park lido, Bury. http://bmmmsuk.yolasite.com/ Hope that helps to solve your problem. Good Luck, ๐Ÿ‘ Peter
    12 months ago by Rookysailor
    Response
    Bargain Tomkat
    Great aquisition.There was an article either in Model Boats or
    marine modelling
    international.They did a few modifications to it.
    1 year ago by Donnieboy
    Response
    Thames sailing barge Capricorn
    Hi , thames sailing barge model pages> http://barge.homeunix.org/index.php/home some discussion about Thames sailing barges you can find here >http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=95328 http://barge.homeunix.org/index.php/barge-building/15-build-reports/34-building-a-model-1970-onwards-a-relatively-new-members-reminiscences-and-ideas < by R.Chesney Magazines. Model boats 2007 nr 7 tsb Celia Jane model tuning Model Boats 2013-11 tsb finless little models
    marine modelling
    international 2014 nr 7-9 tsb Veronica
    marine modelling
    international 2016 nr07 tsb Westmoreland
    1 year ago by tomarack
    Media
    Fast Patrol Launch
    This Fast Patrol Launch was originally built by me and my father in'62/3 it was my entry into
    marine modelling
    . initially free-running with a tiny old school blue-cased Mabuchi, it was never 'fast' -as a result it was recomisioned several times over the years but remained dull. in 2013, it was refitted yet again but this time she got a nice potent brushless and a full array of lights. Now she goes very well here at the Oxford lake.
    2 years ago by wunwinglo
    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
    Forum
    Best Tx systems for boats
    Hi All, don't think that that is quite what Nick meant! Most TX/RX sets nowadays are full of tricks and mixers for the fly boys; first setup question: 'Fixed wing or rotary?' for example! So - Nick: essentially it doesn't matter what you use (except the 35MHz rule of course!) but modifying all the aircraft mixer routines to suit boats is not for the faint hearted or novice. Therefore for your purposes I would recommend a relatively simple 2 to 4 channel set intended for trucks and cars. That gives you the basic control functions, including motor reverse, plus possibility to control a few specials, lighting or sound (horns) for instance. 2.4GHz is the future, but not without it's own pitfalls, as you've already discovered ๐Ÿค” I still use my old MC-10 40MHz set; - a) Cos it still works ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜‰ b) it's quick to set up for trials of a new boat or function, ๐Ÿ‘ c) the more people move to 2.4GHz the less chance I have of getting any interference! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š (I have several TX/RX crystal sets anyway ๐Ÿ˜Š Bought up anything I could find locally the last few years) d) One of my models is a submarine! e) it can also store the setup configuration for 20 models. ๐Ÿ‘ f) has no binding rigmarole. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Cheers and very happy modelling / sailing, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    SG&K 1920 Gentlemans Runabout Mk2
    The plan is availible for SG&K 22' Gentleman's Runabout from trapletshop.com/marine-plans (the people who publish
    marine modelling
    Magazine)and is priced ยฃ14.98.
    2 years ago by lhpen
    Forum
    Book
    Hi Marky The books suggested are a good starting point but like most things electronic the modern equipment is far different from that seen in most books on the subject. The basic principles may be the same but the Tx/Rx will be from the period when the book was originally published. As well as the books suggested it might help if you were to buy a copy of Model Boats or
    marine modelling
    international to see what is currently available and how current kit is used and installed. It can be daunting when you first start out but you can always post a topic on the Forum to seek help. Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Where do yachties go?
    Lots of old and younger yachties sail at Bury Metro
    marine modelling
    Society.
    2 years ago by John2
    Forum
    Doncaster Model Boat Show
    Dear all, Please forgive the ramblings of a pensioner if l have overstepped the mark and the following should have been completed by someone such as Jarvo or Akelatheleader! However, here goes. Upon my arrival l was directed to the parking area by members of the local Air Training Corps. The entry fee was a very reasonable ยฃ5.00. The venue, a spacious exhibition hall was well laid out, thought having been given to wheelchair users such as myself. Access was made easy and uninhibited. First stall to greet you as you entered was Deans Marine. Well adorned with kits, including their very latest offerings not as yet in full production. Opposite was the display of club vessels owned by members of the hosts, CADMA. Excellent examples of the model builders art festooned the display, two l noted in particular were an open steam launch, complete with live steam propulsion and a Herring Drifter WY17 which paid respectful homage, to our beleaguered fishermen. Then on the rear wall a stand which sold all manner of modelling paraphernalia from mini compressors through modelling knives and table top vices to glues for every purpose. On the next aisle the Goole model boat club had set out their models for general perusal. As with CADMA the quality of exhibits was astonishing! A Police launch was the first to catch my eye not least by the splendid, illuminated array of spot lamps which were very bright and flashing blue beacons to the rear of the cabin. Bedecked in the national Police livery of lime and blue Battenberg the vessel looked very handsome. Then l met "Keith". He had 2 models with him, a "Castle" class Corvette and a 1939 S-Boat. Both models looked to be in the region of 30" in length but the detailing was breathtaking! He said his true passion in boats were the convoy escorts known as Corvettes. He had plagued the staff of "The Corvette Association" and their archives to such a degree they made him an honorary member of the association. A table toward the rear of the room displayed a cluster of large scale submarines. Awesome by their scale and sinister by association. Then came a stall with all manner of live steam associated parts and fittings. Boat fittings in resin, white metal and plastic formed a broad array of scale parts. The last stall sported all manner of scale mouldings and some incredibly detailed hydraulic lifting arms and cranes, everything for the docks and cargo masters stores. One table held a small group of true sailing vessels, propelled only by the world's fourth element. Where skippers of equal skill may win or lose, dependent upon the suit his/her charge is wearing on the day! The bring and buy sale upstairs went briskly and the open bar allowed for sorrows to be drowned when more had been spent than had been intended at the bring and buy. On the same floor the kitchens provided warm meals and hot drinks all at very sensible prices. All in all an excellent, well laid out venue where all levels of mobility were catered for. The models on display were all of the very highest quality, testimony to the diligence and expertise of the modellers themselves. Future shows are definitely worth a visit.
    3 years ago by Oldtimer
    Forum
    Donations
    Good idea Derek, but that costs money. Model Boats Mag £/month Full page: £390 Half page: £225 Quarter page: £165 1/8 page: £100 Web directory: £50 Online ad box on the right hand side: £100 Banner at the top: £120
    marine modelling
    international £/month 1/4 page advert standard rate £215 plus vat 40% discount = £129 plus vat on a series of 3 50% discount = £107.50 plus vat on a series of 6 1/2 page advert standard rate £375 plus vat 40% discount = £225 plus vat on a series of 3 50% discount = £187.50 plus vat on a series of 6 Plus free banner advert in web directory to run with series booked As you can see................ this website cannot afford that ๐Ÿ˜‘ the cheapest is a web directory ad at £50 an issue. £600 / year. Stephen
    4 years ago by Fireboat
    Event
    Bury Marine Gala Day
    Bury Metro
    marine modelling
    Society will be holding a Gala Day on Sunday 28th June starting at 10.00am. This Is a fun day and all are welcome to come and sail the models. There will also be a Bring & Buy along with refreshments available In the clubhouse. Bury Metro
    marine modelling
    Society Is a friendly and active club with over 140 members. The club water has ample free car parking, excellent disabled access to the water and clubhouse where refreshment facilities are available. Although members can sail 7 days a week, the club house Is open on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am till 1.30pm. Tuesdays and Fridays are mainly for the yachting section. For more Information on any events or the club, please contact the secretary, Graham Sleight on 0789 7340007, email (Email Removed - PM Only) or visit our website at http://bmmmsuk.yolasite.com/
    4 years ago by slinger
    Forum
    billings sea star
    For those who have or built the sea star can anybody help find the large scale plans. I have tried cornwall models and advertised in both model boats and
    marine modelling
    and no replies. please please can anyone help. Hobnob.
    4 years ago by tduggan
    Forum
    Shop4glue
    Sorry to hear you are still having problems. They have advertised in
    marine modelling
    Jan2015 and the contact details are the same as on their web site. I did notice that they have extended holidays and may not be open from mid Dec to 12 Jan. Also noted they are open 10am to 3pm so may not answer calls outside this timeframe. The e-mails should be answered however. They do not indicate which model shows they are attending but will be at Alexander Palace on the 17th. They usually attend the E Port spring show in March at the Boat Museum. I chose to pay on receipt and made payment once the goods arrived. Delivery was not quick and I believe it was two weeks after I ordered. Perhaps their order and delivery system is better structured towards this method as they are a manufacturer rather than a retail outlet. I hope you manage to get a satisfactory solution.
    4 years ago by Dave M
    Event
    INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW
    INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW Friday 7th November to Sunday 9th November 2014 ONE OF THE UK's LEADING
    marine modelling
    EXHIBITIONS The Venue Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Fosse Way, Nr Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN Opening Times 10.00am - 4.00pm Daily. Last admissions one hour before at 3pm.
    5 years ago by CraigRobotham
    Forum
    INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW
    I have been attending for about six years, I did not go this year, as above, same old , same old. Perhaps a change around of traders, move them around a bit, try to give it a new look. This is the Mecca for
    marine modelling
    , it is a great venue, all that is needed for a show, is there.
    5 years ago by KenThompson
    Forum
    Blackpool Model Boat Show
    Bury metro
    marine modelling
    society will also be in attendance.
    5 years ago by PEDRO54
    Event
    Bury Metro Marine Gala Day
    The Bury club will be holding It's end of season gala day along with the finals of the Club 500 season starting at 10.00am on Sunday 12th October. The Incorrect date of 26th October was given In error to and published In the October edition of
    marine modelling
    International and we would like to apologise for any confusion this may have caused Bury Metro
    marine modelling
    Society Is a friendly and active club with over 140 members. The club water has ample free car parking, excellent disabled access to the water and club house where refreshment facilities are available. Although members can sail 7 days a week, the club house Is open on Sundays and Wednesdays from 9am till 1.30pm. For more Information on any events or the club, please contact the secretary, Graham Sleight on 0789 7340007, email (Email Removed - PM Only) or visit our website at http://bmmmsuk.yolasite.com/
    5 years ago by slinger
    Event
    Tug Day
    Bury Metro
    marine modelling
    Society's Tug day and Bring & Buy, from 10am onwards for members and visitors who would like to sail/exhibit their tugs and sale anything connected with
    marine modelling
    . This date has been changed from 15th June, which was given In error. Bury Metro
    marine modelling
    Society Is a friendly and active club with over 140 members. The club water has ample free car parking, excellent disabled access to the water and clubhouse where refreshment facilities are available. Although members can sail 7 days a week, the club house Is open on Sundays and Wednesdays from 9am till 1.30pm. For more Information on these events or the club, please contact the secretary, Graham Sleight on 0789 7340007, email (Email Removed - PM Only) or visit our website at http://bmmmsuk.yolasite.com/
    5 years ago by slinger
    Forum
    WW-2 destroyer
    HI Jack Welcome to the site. I see that you reside in the USA so hopefully some of our American friends will provide some help with sourcing your plans. Scale can mean different things to different people so it may help if you could elaborate on the level of detail you wish your model to achieve. Museum quality are usually exact scale but stand off scale is often more suitable for powered sailing models. A true scale set of plans will have all the relevant detail whereas a sailing model will be more of an outline plan. In the UK the two Mags are Model Boats (My Hobby Store) and
    marine modelling
    international (Traplet Publications) and both offer plans for sale. True scale plans may be available and I have a contact who may be able to help. I will post more details when available. Good hunting ๐Ÿ˜€
    6 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Victory Industries Vosper RAF Firefloats
    marine modelling
    International October 2013 has a two page article that will be of Interest to any modeller of No 93 & 94. ๐Ÿ‘ Chris Koenig the author calls It the MK2 and I am sure this will result In some lively discussion from forum members who may have much more Info on the subject. Says he converted his model to RC In about an hour using an ESC and micro servo. Be Interesting to know how he connected the rudders to the servo or from any member who has managed this successfully. ๐Ÿ˜€
    6 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    The Blackpool Model Boat Show
    hI flack, personally I think it is worth going ๐Ÿ‘ , you will find clubs from all over, traders,
    marine modelling
    international have there stand so you will see it is big. they have big indoor boat pool. used boat sales is good. cant go this year because of cost of fuel from n wales. david
    6 years ago by jtdavid
    Forum
    Hello Model Boat World
    HI Stephen Welcome to the site. I see you are in the Bidston area of the Wirral so are near to three local clubs at West Kirby, Hoylake and New Brighton. It can be helpful if you belong to a club when starting out as you can see the types of model available and talk to the owners and find out all the details you need to know. This is also helpful in choosing a model as you will need a venue to sail and some waters are not suitable for all model boats. Without knowing the type of model your are interested in building it is difficult make any suggestion. There is a major show, The Model Boat Convention taking place over the 24th and 25th of August at Haydock Racecourse so as this is in your area you may find something of interest from the Traders attending. You will certainly see a large selection of model boats from the model clubs who are attending There is a bring and buy so you may find a built / part built model that takes your fancy Your Planet set is a good starting point as you do not need to worry about frequency clashes or changing crystals. As a general rule fast planing type boats lend themselves to Brushless motors and a forward/reverse ESC is useful to get you out of trouble. Tugs and working/passenger vessels suit brushed motors but brushless motors are available that are suitable, again at an increased cost. Most marine brushed ESC's are forward / reverse. Batteries come in three main varieties: SLA - good if you have a large model that need lots of ballast; 6v or 12v with amp hour rates from 1.2 to 18 or more amps. Need to be charged over a period of time at constant voltage. Car battery chargers are npot suitable for this reason. NiMh - as favoured by the model car brigade - each cell is 1.2v and packs are typicaly 7.2 / 8.4 /9.6 etc. Amp hour rates are usually in MaHr 2300 being fairly typical. Lighter than lead acid and smaller so good for restricted space or where the ballast needs to be near the rear. Can be fast charged at constant current so favoured by the racing fraternity. LiPo - latest technology now favoured by car and aeromodellers due to the light weight and high power (Watts) available. Each cell is 3.7v and usually sold in packs of 1 to 6 cells. 7.4v and 11.1v are 2 and 3 cell versions. The capacity is again in mA and a 2300mA at 20C means you can draw 46Amps max. The higher the capacity the dearer the cost. LiPos can not be over charged or discharged even slightly so a balanced charger and a voltage cut out on the ESC are essential. Any servo will be suitable, and are available in most sizes. You won't need a very powerful servo so the cost should be about the ยฃ6 mark. Having shared this info I do urge that you seek help from a local club or modeller as your modelling skills will benefit from their knowledge and guidance, and you will avoid some of the pitfalls we have all suffered. Good luckl. if you go to Haydock I will be on the Crewe MBC stand ๐Ÿ˜€
    6 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    choosing appropriatly rated wiring
    HI Robin I am not familiar with the particular motor you mentioned and Googled to get the details. As you had not mentioned the model boat by name and were asking about wiring I assumed (wrongly) that you were building a fast electric model. If I had known the model and the other equipment you were installing my comments would have reflected your set up. Looking on the Mtroniks website identified a totally different motor and whilst no specs are given I am sure the viper marine 15 ESC's are more than adequate. The whole package is ideal for your purpose and Mark at A Model World would never have supplied you with any parts not suitable for your model. Sorry to have caused you any concerns. I have been modelling model boats for over 50 years and in the early days had to build my own transmitters receivers as well as power controllers. You can look in my harbour or the build blogs if you wish to see some of my models. To answer your original question you will need a multistranded wire capable of carrying the stall current on the motor and I don't have that info. I suggest you obtain some 14 strand by 0.3mm wire in red and black and put a 10amp ( or the motor stall current, if less) fuse in one lead to each ESC wire. I would expect each of your motors to run on about 1amp unloaded and
    6 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    SET-UP ADVICE PLEASE.
    HI Pete The latest edition (Nov) of
    marine modelling
    international has a built model of HMS Repulse in the private ads in case you are interested. ๐Ÿ˜€
    7 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    SET-UP ADVICE PLEASE.
    HI yes seen the model - made by NPS Plastics in Blackpool. Looking at the model I don't think it is the right shape for HMS Repulse. This hull will work very well with a single prop and motor and for your first model this will make construction much more straight forward. The warships that would fit this hull are some of the modern RN warships that have raked bows and flat transoms at the stern. You could build a Police/Patrol boat or an open cabin fishing or day boat which will not require much superstructure. Recent copies of Model Boats or
    marine modelling
    international carry articles and pictures of such vessels and they both sell plans if you want to make a more detailed model. To mount the motor and prop shaft and propeller you need to have a shaft long enough to allow the prop to clear the hull and allow your motor to clear the inside of the hull. You cut a hole in the fibreglass where the prop shaft enters the hull. The longer the shaft the lower the motor can be mounted in the hull. You can obtain these up to about 20" long. ideally you need to decide on the type of vessel before you fit the prop as you need to allow space for your Motor,Radio, ESC and battery. if possible keep all the heavy bits low down and towards the middle so that the boat is not bow or stern heavy. Deck openings in the rifgt place will make subsequent work so much easier. You can approximate the prop shaft length by drawing the keel outline on a piece of paper. Mark the prop position allowing for clearance of your chosen size and leaving space for a rudder between the stern and the prop. Draw a straight line to where you want your motor. I suggest you use a universal coupling between the motor and shaft so you will need to leave space for this. Measure the distance from the prop to the coupling. Moving the motor higher or lower will shorten or lengthen the prop shaft. The motor can be mounted on a wooden block attached to the hull. I use car body filler to fair in the prop shaft to the hull. if the shaft sticks out more than a couple of inches you may need to provide a bracket for support both inside and outside the hull. Make sure that you get the shaft in straight (bow to stern) and that the rudder is vertical and directly in line with the centre of the prop. There are some cheap 50 amp ESC's that should suit a Johnson on 12v with an SLA. Hope this helps but please keep asking if you are not sure orneed more help ๐Ÿ˜€
    7 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    ESC's
    Hi Can't find the free plan you mention in Model Boats or
    marine modelling
    international, which mag and year was the plan issued? Not knowing the type of model you are building makes giving advice somewhat difficult. Checked on the web for johnsons660 motor and found: Johnson 660 19 mm long 3mm diam shaft 8-20 Volt Dc No load speed 6600rpm Torque output at 12VDC and 2.5 amperes 6oz per inch 5pole armature 3mm mounting holes However there are different suppliers for this motor: Powerspeed 660 Voltage range: 3.6-8.4V RMP unloaded: 19,000 Current @ max. efficiency: 12A Weight: 213g Shaft diameter: 3.2mm Motor diameter: 37.8mm, does your motor actually say johnson660? if you Google johnson660 you will see various suppliers, and pics of the motors, which should help you identify which you have. The first motor would need a 10 to 15amp ESC whilst the second would need at least a 25amp. ๐Ÿ˜€
    7 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    How to set up boat motor equipment
    HI Bill Welcome to the site. When you say new do you mean new to modelling in any form? Not wishing to teach you to suck eggs it is difficult to give general guidance. A good place to start is in the sites " All Things RC " as this gives some good general advice on basic details and set-ups. There are two model mags that carry information on general model boat building - Model Boats and
    marine modelling
    international and both should whet your appetite to get started. If you have a particular motor and controller set up please give a few more details. ๐Ÿ˜€
    7 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    EVENTS IN MY AREA
    HI Colin Try looking in Model Boats or
    marine modelling
    international. Both give advance notice of upcoming model boat shows. I know there is a new National model Boat show in Leicester on 21 April, perhaps this may be near enough? Model Boat Mayhem also usually give details of shows but I think they have some problems with their server at present so some info may not be available.
    7 years ago by Dave M
    Media
    Vigilant Star owned by Gerry
    Here is a video of our boat (Vigilant star) sailing at New Brighton boat lake on the wirral every Wednesday. The boat is a semiscale (Coast Guard Cutter), designed by Hal-Harrison in
    marine modelling
    . I have doubled its size and put two 540/1 Mfa motors in, driving quanta 45mm props. She is 36" length 8" Bow, runs of one 12 volt 7Ah SLA battery. It is made from Balsa/Fibreglass resin. Runs well no leaks to date. Gerry.
    11 years ago by gerry


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