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    Pilot Boat
    Winter approaches again so what better than a new project,.......to go along with the other two yet to be completed. I have excuses. Honest!! This new one is a bit different again. No wood at all this time. It is the Aero-naut Pilot Boat. I thought it didn`t look too much of a task but I think I will have to re-assess as it is tricky in parts. I have assembled the hull frame, which although the parts are rather loose fitting until glued went ok. I have, however, stumbled slightly on the next stage, to fit the hull skins. The instructions suggest to cellotape them in place prior to glueing. Not as easy as it sounds as considerable bending of the parts is required to get them to fit, too much for the tape. Does anybody know of an easier approach please. The ABS is extremely difficult to hold in position when trying to tape it, which incidently, does not hold anyway. Should I warm up the skins or will this distort them and give a rippled finish. Any help here would be appreciated.πŸ€“ I will continue with the
    refurbish
    ment of the Patrol Torpedo Boat for now as I have been trying to manipulate the sides of the Pilot boat into place for hours, no, days!!.😑😀
    1 year ago by MouldBuilder
    Response
    Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31
    Hi Stuart, At 23" your Huntsman is only a tad smaller than my 24" Sea Scout which I
    refurbish
    ed last year, look for the build blog 'Jessica - A Sea Scout restoration' on this site. I fitted a 1000kV 28mm Propdrive motor and Quicrun 16BL30 30A ESC from Hobbywing. including the ESC programming card the whole kit an' caboodle was just under 40 dollars from Hobbyking.com. With a 2S LiPo (7.4V) performance was sedate to adequate. With a 3S LiPo performance is 'twinkling' and a lot of fun to drive. Check out attached video links. Pt1: https://youtu.be/zPgYicA0yGw First run with a 3S LiPo. Pt2: https://youtu.be/oMUlSOaAREM 'The competition'! Pt3: https://youtu.be/b0BWJ3duzDw 'Final run', the Bier was getting warm Prop is a brass 30mm 3 blade from Raboesch. Hope this helps, Happy Sailing. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Video is in HD 1080p, taken at the Ostpark Lake in Munich (adjacent to the BiergartenπŸ˜‰πŸ˜) May 2018.
    6 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Being Sociable.
    I have two steam boats, an Alexandra and a Tug which was destined for the bin, until my friend suggested that he may know someone who wanted it. I
    refurbish
    ed the boat and the steam plant went to Clevedon Steam who stripped it, reset the burner etc and added a few new bits, glass water gauge etc. The rudder is controlled by an electric motor, NOT a servo, so you have to return the motor to central after a manouevre, so you have to think well ahead of where you are, and where you want to be!!
    7 months ago by CaptainFlack
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    Emma C. Berry
    I need some help. I've successfully
    refurbish
    ed my static display Emma C. Berry model and added remote control. I have the sails on a winch loop, I have the rudder on a servo, I even managed to add a motor, and an extended keel with weight. The one issue that I have not been able to resolve is maneuvering under sail. Primarily, I cannot get it to move through the irons when coming about. She responds and the sails will luft, she might even catch some wind but she never makes enough of a turn to change direction. I've already changed out the rudder for the larger size on the plans. I've also tried extending the depth of the rudder. Bottom line, she is mainly being driven by the current. In this situation, by current I mean whichever way the wind is blowing the small lake. It is a local park lake and doesn't really have any inherent current. My one suspicion is the keel I added. It is doing its job to keep her upright and providing some resistance but in the end, the underwater current is overpowering her response to the rudder and/or trimming the sails. See Photo. I had originally wanted to incorporate a more rounded profile on the ends of the weight and the shafts but I remember reading somewhere that it isn't that critical Sails are per the plans and made from the material that came with the kit (25+ years ago). I even added a couple of sailor figures but we still can't establish control. 😭
    7 months ago by carpemoment
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    (Fire Boat) Fireboat
    Recently acquired Fireboat that needs
    refurbish
    ment. Existing loose single shaft removed and twin shafts and rudders fitted. To fitted with twin (possibly brushless) motors, each with its own battery and controller. Updates to follow. (5/10)
    8 months ago by Welshsailor
    Response
    Sea Trials and mods.
    Wow Robbob, I have just seen the video of your Crash Tender. She is amazing. Looks great on the water. I just love the way these hulls sit on the water. Virtually no roll at all, it's as if they are glued to the waters surface. The Aerokits Crash Tender was my very first boat back int 1959, it was my 9th birthday present and my father and I started to a build. But he wasn't happy about building the original kit straight outright. As our first ever build, he brought home broken down tea chests and orange boxes and he got me to draw round all the parts and he went on to cut each piece out with a nice new fretsaw. So as the first one went together and it seemed to go well then the Aerokits one followed on. He then bought me a ED Hunter 3.46cc Diesel engine for my Christmas present that year. I say he I should say my parents both bought them for me. Sadly I never got to have radio control in it. I was weird as we went on to build another five in all. One was given to my younger brother, his had a Taycol Standard in it, and I had the job of taking the accumulator to the local model shop to have it charged up as we never had a charger for it. I think they used to charge something like a shilling each time it was done. The other five that we built he actually gave away to friends and one even went to the milkman. I still have a 34 and a 46 inch still new in boxes. The 34" is an original that Was Released in 1994 by Aerokits on the 50th Anniversary and the 46" is a VMW kit. I have a 46" to
    refurbish
    and have scaled one down and built a 28" in Balsa wood. As well as a 46" PT 109 with a 26cc in her that also sits on the water the same way. Sorry to waffle on it just brings back old memories. I'll leave it there. I just love your Build such detail.
    8 months ago by BOATSHED
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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) "
    refurbish
    ment in Germany On August 2, 2017, she was transferred to Peters Werft located at Wewelsfleth for a 3 year
    refurbish
    ment 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
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Media
    Victoria
    refurbish
    ed by me and the other half hope you enjoy. I am able to sail with the braine gear or as single R/C
    10 months ago by jacko
    Media
    ST 200
    This model of Seaplane Tender 200 is another "loft rescue" that I have been asked to
    refurbish
    by its owner. This is a static model and along with his other models and mine we exhibit them at museum events to remind and educate people that the RAF used to have a Marine Branch for 68 years until its demise in 1986. Seaplane Tender 200 was the lead craft of the 200 Class Seaplane Tenders designed by Hubert Scott-Paine in the early 1930's. The L.o.a was 37ft 6in, beam 8ft 6in and draught 2ft 6in. powered by 2 x Meadows 828 100hp petrol engines with a range of 100miles. Now before the purists come along and say that the 200 class ST had enclosed wheelhouse not not an open backed one, ST 200 was the only one that was built that way the rest of the class had enclosed wheelhouse and walk through cabin. this model is 1:24 scale and is probably about 25 years old
    10 months ago by colindavies
    Directory
    (Other) A577
    This model belongs to a friend of mine who had this in his attic where it got damaged and its condition deteriorated, he asked me if I would
    refurbish
    it. This is a static model and I have submitted this to help to show the variety of craft that the RAF Marine Branch operated in the 68 years of its existence. The Armoured Target Boat was the brainchild of the Air Ministry's "I've had a good idea" Department. The requirement was for a target boat that could be bombed from the air with practice bombs. The 40ft Armoured Target Boats were developed from the slightly smaller 37.5ft ATBs which had been designed by Scott-Paine and others at British Power Boat in 1932. A couple of years later, in 1934, whilst bringing the first of the 64ft HSLs into service, it was realised by the Air Ministry that the condition of the aircraft had been advancing and that it was necessary to provide additional protection to improve the first type of Armoured Target Boats (the 37.5ft type). T.E. Shaw suggested to Scott-Paine that he should increase the length of the 37.5ft type to 40ft and fit twin rudders. in addition the Air Ministry prepared a new armour plating arrangement which gave separate protection for the crew and engines and coxswain. There was a further alteration to the forward bulkhead which resulted in it being changed to vertical instead of raked fore and aft to overcome the new conditions for bombing. A long series of trials were carried out with the ballast with the 40ft type launch and eventually it was approved. The 40ft thus became the standard type Armoured Target Boat (ATB). The first batch of 15 craft of the 40ft type were ordered in 1935 with further batches being ordered in 1936, 1937 and 1938. A further addition was the introduction of a 3rd engine, this helped to maintain a good speed on the ranges, and helped to counterbalance the the boat as it had been found that in a tight turn the 37.5ft ATB had a tendency to roll over. (5/10)
    10 months ago by colindavies
    Forum
    A return to the hobby!
    Now now children let's not start another war by hijacking another thread. Taycol is a superb motor whether
    refurbish
    ed to modern standards or totally original, so please let's not waste any time arguing. Cheers Colin.
    10 months ago by Colin H
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    Painting
    I have a Huntsman 31 model I am
    refurbish
    ing. The paint is peeling off from age, the muppet who painted it only applied one coat (Me), the Humbrol enamel was probably too thick for the fine grain of the birch ply and spruce. I am planning to start with cellulose sanding sealer as it is nice and thin so should get a good key into the grain. So.. What paint should I use over the sealer? Some parts of the ply I want to look like teak deck planking so first I think I need a stain. Then line in the planks with fibre tip pen followed by what type of varnish? Some of the spruce needs to look like mahogany so do I stain it or use some sort of paint? Thanks Steve
    11 months ago by steve-d
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    (Other) RTTL 2769
    As a direct result of
    refurbish
    ing a scratch built 1960s 2754 ,and having the plans to hand,I decided to build two superstructures. 2754 was so impressive I have now built the hull and fitted Motors Drives and rudders. i decided on twin prop set up sit was truer to scale. (Motor: 2 x 540) (ESC: Chinese twin feed) (5/10)
    12 months ago by Rex3644
    Directory
    (Tug Boat) Miss Canton
    Old wooden kit
    refurbish
    ed with fiberglass coated hull. (Motor: Midwest) (5/10)
    1 year ago by Cozwhy
    Directory
    (Racing Boat) Gotham City
    Northwind 36/600
    refurbish
    (5/10)
    1 year ago by Cozwhy
    Directory
    (Yacht) Miss Maryland
    Huson 24 Sailboat wooden hull. in progress
    refurbish
    (5/10)
    1 year ago by Cozwhy
    Blog
    Fitting
    Well, best laid plans and all that. Things have not gone too well. I managed to transport the boat in pieces to Hungary as planned. That is where the plans changed slightly. The plan was to have a trial on the river by the end of my holiday. I was rudely interupted by beautiful weather so I spent a lot of time in the river myself instead. I have started to assemble the superstructure and completed the radar, which turns rather realistically when under power. I have added coloured LED`s to the navigation lights. I have mostly completed the painting and laquering. I assembled the hand rails but still have to paint them. I started to look into the electrics but had to stop when I found that the pump I purchased was not suitable for purpose. I put the pump under test and it only appears to work if fully submerged. Not really useful for a boat. I will search for a replacement.πŸ€” Just a small note, I have now found that the superstructure has warped slightly during painting. I fitted it really closely before painting but now it has twisted slightly. Very disappointed but never mind.😀 As I am now home until Christmas, there will be no further progress until then. I may not be able to trial until April as our river is often frozen at Christmas. Well I could not help myself and bought another kit. This next one is different and should be easier. it will be a Pilots boat. At the same time, I will now continue with the PTB
    refurbish
    ment.πŸ€“
    1 year ago by MouldBuilder
    Blog
    Aerokit Sea Scout 'Jessica' Renovation
    Some of you may already know part of the story but, spurred on by Martin 'Westquay' and commanded πŸ˜‰ by Admiral 'Dave' here goes 😎 Dad built her originally when I was about 12, so ca 53-54 years ago. She was 'No name' and free running with a Taycol Target, ahead only, and a 6V (very) wet cell lead acid. (Down to the garage again for a 'top up!) Anyway, to cut a long story slightly sideways πŸ˜‰ MY daughter Jessica found the boat in the cellar when she was about 12! And immediately wanted to run it on the local lake in Munich, as I was doing with my HMS Hotspur (but that's another shaggy model story!). Sooooooo, she was cleaned up, resprayed pink (😑!) and white, Taycol Target field motor (no reverse) removed and replaced with a Decaperm 6V 7A with 2.75:1 gearbox. 6V 4000mAH SLA (weight half ton or so) Performance was rather sedate. Well it seemed like a good idea at the time! RX, battery and rudder servo were shoehorned into the aft compartment, Jessica nameplates stuck on and off we went. Jessie was happy with the boat and I was happy with the Biergarten. Can't remember where 'the management' was πŸ˜‰ Jessie soon lost interest so I used the boat as a test bed for a while. So now, 25-26 years on; prompted by Martin, I took the old lady down off the shelf /I TOLD her not climb up there!πŸ˜‰) and started inspecting the damage. Photos attached. (Yes I know 35Megs is not for boats but I didn have nowt else then🀐) The ancient DIN Audio socket was for charging the RX bat, double throw switch on starboard quarter. The big 'ole was for the telescopic antenna borrowed from an old radio. Needs must when ... The funny looking 'thing' hanging out the transom is a dummy exhaust hiding the bolt holding the antenna bracket inside! Have also started dismantling and renovating the Taycol, which I want to put back in with a reversing circuit and a 2S or maybe 4S LiPo. That was day before yesterday. Yesterday I took out the junk (siren, water pump, servos & micro switches to operate them and the running lights) and wiped the dust off - last two photos, incl. THE JUNK. Stripped of all the junk & Decaperm she weighs 1214gm (about 2lb 11oz). Also tested (cautiously!) the Taycol with a regulated / current limiting PSU. She rattled and protested but ran 😊 Now being dismantled, cleaned up and brush gear
    refurbish
    ed. Might also fit proper bearings! Next step: clean up the old gal, check for leaks and load capacity. I will probably use the 4S LiPo ca 310gm, the SLA was 660gm, so lots of spare capacity, or maybe I can get her nose out of the water for once More soon Cheers from Munich 😎 PS to DAve and Martin: NO! I don't propose to go full authentic nostalgia with a wet cell accu πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    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
    refurbish
    ment. 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.
    1 year ago by East-RN
    Response
    Gina 2: A Messy Business - Hull Restoration
    Evenin' Ed, It was my objective from the outset to convert her to RC. That's why so much effort to stabilise and strengthen the hullπŸ˜‰ Having done that the next stage is to figure out how much load she can carry and how to fit motor and shaft. To keep her 'true to type', i.e. horizontal shaft parallel with the keel, I may have to go to pulley or gear drive 😲 The shaft runs very close to the keel! Proposed motor is the Taycol Target field coil motor that I took out of the Sea Scout 26 years ago
    refurbish
    ed and converted to run forwards and backwards. See pics. Cheers, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Re: Donnieboy's Gina 2
    I may get it ready for the water again but I'm
    refurbish
    ing a ship for a friend of mine and powering up a model for my daughter and her husband.My Gina 2 I can take the full deck off to gain access to the innards.This is a great help.
    1 year ago by Donnieboy
    Forum
    New Member
    Hi Doug, that old Billing Boat kit that your going to
    refurbish
    is the larger kit of the Norden. Before I purchased the St Canute that was my second choice, but I think its a difficult boat to fit radio control etc., so I went with the St Canute. Over the last few days I have been making space for the M500 motor, I have attached some pictures of the final result, the motor top shaft alignment is pretty good. in hindsight I should have gone with the M400, but hey-ho its done now, what do you think? Cheers Richard
    1 year ago by Richard7
    Guestbook
    Guestbook Post
    I have been a member of the forum for just over a week. I have to say that the help given by members is without limits. I am so pleased that I found these people. They enjoy the hobby and have no problem in sharing their knowledge and experiences even when they are busy with their own projects. I built a Patrol Torpedo Boat many years ago and wanted to
    refurbish
    it. The changes in the hobby which have taken place in the twenty years since I built my boat have surprised me. My project has grown from just tidying up the deck to a complete replacement of the motor and control. I now know that I can continue with the improvements knowing that there is a freindly helping hand just a few clicks away. My thanks to you all, and in a few years time I hope to be able to help others.😊 Peter. Paignton, England.
    2 years ago by MouldBuilder
    Directory
    (Tug Boat) egret
    refurbish
    ed x members pride and joy scratch built all ply (8/10)
    2 years ago by Bezzo1951
    Directory
    (Pleasure Craft) Huntsman 31
    refurbish
    ed and updated Huntsman 31 with brushless motor , new paint job and reconditioned seats from a old tin car (8/10)
    2 years ago by Thebuffs1
    Forum
    Richards 48'' Swordsman
    Hello I bought an old swordsman from a friend recently and have started to
    refurbish
    it This will be my first foray into
    refurbish
    ing wood models so I think I will learn a lot! It was a gas-powered boat but this will change to electric. So far, I have sanded the paint back to the wood and have filled the bow section damage. I have found an area around the hole for the prop shaft that has delaminated and come away from the keel. My plan is I am going to use Zap ultra-thin penetrating CA to re laminate the ply sheet. then use cascamite glue to reseal all the joints around the hull. Would this be a good way to repair this damage or is there a better way? I will keep this thread up dated with new photos and progress reports over the coming weeks. Richard i am going to use Zap penit
    3 years ago by rmwall107
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    M Sonic microprocessor ESC.
    My father built me one too. it had 2 x flat batteries and a β€œMighty Midget” motor. it was well loved and suffered accordingly. Brought it to Canada and did a
    refurbish
    ment. Retained original shaft and prop but with a small motor. Fitted MTRONIKS 10 with a mini rudder servo. Now sails well and passed to my Grandson for him to enjoy.
    2 years ago by RHBaker
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    Artesania Latina Amsterdam
    HI Allen, You have the early Amsterdam, like mine, plank on frame and the windows etc are stuck on the superstructure, mine once
    refurbish
    ed is a superb model just a word of warning, depending how it was stored, my hull had numerous cracks in the planking, leaked like a sieve. Send me a PM and i will email all the photos and instructions to you. There were 2 versions the instructions cover the moulded hull but the rest is virtually the same. Also 3 tugs were built 2 for the French navy, will include these as well. Mark
    2 years ago by jarvo
    Forum
    How many is to Many
    Approx. 16 working and 3-4 under construction, how many on stock to be build /
    refurbish
    ed who knows but more than 8 and then there are all the drawings for new projects 😎
    2 years ago by Tica
    Forum
    Happy Hunter
    OK so that suggests I should not think beyond the yacht being
    refurbish
    ed after the Tug! NPJ
    2 years ago by NPJ
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) Marchioness of Lorne
    Model of a Scottish Lochs paddle boat with twin side-paddles. Bought as a renovate project and rewired and
    refurbish
    ed back to working order. (ESC: twin 30A unbranded) (8/10)
    2 years ago by liamduck
    Forum
    Ellesmere Port model boat lake
    To answer NJP's question we can get a car within 30 feet of the temporary pond, less if you drive on the grass, the pool is about 12" deep. The pool has now been taken down for the winter but we have been asked to put a larger one up next year. There are toilets there although not 5 star, but these will be
    refurbish
    ed when there is cash available. The site is the Hooton Park Trust next to the old airfield. At the moment they are
    refurbish
    ing the last hanger with a new Belfast truss roof. They do have a website and they are on facebook. You can also read about it if you type in RAF Hooton Park Airfield, which was opened in 1917 and closed in the 1950's I think. At one stage it was Liverpool Airport before Speke was opened.
    2 years ago by epmbcmember
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    Richards 48'' Swordsman
    I bought and built my Huntsman back in the late 70's. Decided last year to
    refurbish
    her. She is powered by a T600 brushless motor, 2 11.1 v lipos these are positioned midships, x50mm prop, tends to start bow down but when on the plane she looks a beautiful sight. I must say of all the boats I have this is the favorite one.πŸ‘
    2 years ago by olly49
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    Sea Queen
    refurbish
    ment
    Need to keep up with these things as some of my stuff is on old drives that were on win3.1/XP/millennium/vista/NT./7/8.1/And now 10 sometimes a bit awkward moving between system's. But have a nephew who is a programming analyst and sorts it for me. Wish I could do it but Microsoft changes aren't always easy to keep up with unless your loaded and cost doesn't matter. Cheers Colin
    2 years ago by Colin H
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    Sea Queen
    refurbish
    ment
    Just started cleaning up my dads old Sea Queen. Spent four hours rubbing down hull (one half), as there is a bad layer of old fibre glass tape round the chine line. After cleaning back I found that the oil from inside had got into the joints. A lot of the nails had fallen out, so I have given a coat of epoxy , it now seems quite stable. Will do the same with the other side. The keel is delaminating so I will inject with epoxy and clamp. Hopefully she will hold together while I do the work so that I can coat the whole hull with extra fine glass cloth and resin. Will have to get more rapid set epoxy from pound shop tomorrow. That's all for now, goodnight all.
    2 years ago by Colin H
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    Sea Queen
    refurbish
    ment
    Should have knownπŸ˜‰ Well done that man πŸ‘
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Sea Queen
    refurbish
    ment
    Already sorted thanks. I have a external disc reader unit, it takes old IDE, SSD, and a few others as well.
    2 years ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Sea Queen
    refurbish
    ment
    Sorry Dave. Can't drive at moment on these pain killers.
    2 years ago by Colin H
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    Sea Queen
    refurbish
    ment
    I'll add Colin, that if you bring your broken PC to the lake, I can remove the hard drives, and copy all the files to either a DVD or a blu-ray data disc, which you can then keep, or transfer onto your new pc. All you need to do is ask mate. Cheers, Dave W 😊
    2 years ago by rolfman2000
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    Sea Queen
    refurbish
    ment
    By the way Colin, don't forget to take the hard disc drives out of the old PC. There are gadgets on the market theses days which connect them to another PC via a simple USB cable. Then you should be able to rescue all your old files and copy them to the new PC. Worked with my last PC update no problem. πŸ‘πŸ˜Š Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Sea Queen
    refurbish
    ment
    All fingers (and toes😲) crossed for you Colin. πŸ‘ German equivalent is 'Ich druck dir die Daumen' = I press for you the thumbs!! Makes it very difficult to do anything else πŸ˜‰ All the best (Alles Gute), Doug
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Sea Queen
    refurbish
    ment
    Well, let's see what the surgeons say Colin. it must be nice to have a pain free life on the horizon. Good news on the PC & new lifting beam and hoist. So you should have a weatherproof workshop in the very near future. Are you going up to the Cobb on Sunday ? I'm hoping to get there (weather permitting) for the first time in about weeks. Fingers crossed for decent weather. Best wishes to you Colin, cheers, Dave W 😊
    2 years ago by rolfman2000
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    Sea Queen
    refurbish
    ment
    Just got news from hospital, have been referred for surgery, so now waiting for appointment. Also ordered a PC today ready to start again, workshop roof support beams all in place, as well as a new lifting beam and hoist, boarding and felting starting tomorrow. Hopefully will be able to work again soon as the specialist says if opps work I should be pain free. I'll believe it when it happens. Cheers Colin.
    2 years ago by Colin H
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    Sea Queen
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    You could say it's an ill wind that doesn't blow anybody any good. Pity it can't help your illness. I have a pre-op appointment on Friday then hopefully I can get hips done. Good luck for your treatment too as I know what you mean about your pain. My drugs don't even work and they won't increase the dose. JohnπŸ‘
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    Hi Colin, great news about the workshop, hope your medical news will be as good. Mark
    2 years ago by jarvo
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    Hi Colin, that's absolutely terrific. I'm very happy for you 😊😊😊 New PC too, greatπŸ‘ Shame about the Queen and Bounty. Your mention of Bounty had intrigued me, had hoped to see some pics - lots of intricate woodwork and rigging!!! 😑 Not my forte I'm afraid! All the very best, Doug 😎 PS: you're right about 'others', Granny always used to say "Never mind, worse things happen at sea" Good luck with the quacks. πŸ‘
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
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    Super news, just been in the workshop, only lost the Bounty and the Queen, rest only suffered minor damage, losses include my cordless drill, lifting beam and hoist, they were what did the damage inside. My old PC was squashed as well, but it was already dead, but the assessor has agreed to a replacement, also a new drill hoist and beam and the building works, I'll also need a new side door as it used to open inwards but had to be cut out to gain access. New roof beams arrive tomorrow, the boys think roof will be done for weekend. Housing people are being very good about it all. Off to PC World, tomorrow to look at a replacement, seems every cloud really does have a silver lining. I'm feeling much happier now I've been in my workshop and been able to help clear it up. Just waiting for the doctors decision on my knee and hip and back problems, as I'm fed up being on pain killers that make me feel so useless. My brain only seems to function properly when I'm in pain, but then my body doesn't like to work. Oh well stop feeling sorry for myself there's others far worse off. Cheers all Colin.
    2 years ago by Colin H
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    Hi Dave, thanks for your very generous offer, it's not the boat so much as the fact it was my dad's boat, so it wouldn't be the same, I've still got 3 of his old boats. And I think the wife is right in thinking we should downsize our fleet. Between us we have about 25? Boats. Plus a few hulls awaiting finishing. And a few kits in the process of being built. And with my R.A. and pain killers its getting harder to concentrate on the modelling. Anyway thanks again for the kind offer but I'll reluctantly say no. All the best Colin.
    2 years ago by Colin H
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    I have been on holiday for the last couple of weeks and only just seen this. I am so sorry to hear about you situation. Hope you get it all sorted out soon. I have so much model stuff in my shed, Brick built. I have the insurance company cover it for Β£5k. Even then I don't know it that would cover it as it also contains a mega amount of fishing tackle. That alone must be over half of the amount and with about 20 model boats and heaps of radio gear I wouldn't think it would cover half of the shed contents. Good luck I hope you get sorted soon. Insurance companies can be a bit crappy at times.
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
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    Don't worry, they have already paid my son and his mates for the work so far, and have offered them a repair contract at very good rates. They are willing to pay the going rate to replace all losses with new stuff, they came with an assessor today and took photos of what's been done so far, as they took photos last week for reference. All I've got to do now is make a list of all losses, assessor told me to list all damaged items as total loss, as they don't pay for hobby work time. So should cover everything, only loss really is the memories of Dad and his boat. Well not the actual memory, but his boat. Thanks to you all for the kind thoughts, much appreciated, it eases the pain of my losses no end. Thanks Colin.
    2 years ago by Colin H


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