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    Help identifying
    Hi justkiddin I live in Hobart, so not to far away from you mate. My mate and I both have
    sea hornet
    s, his has a funny cabin on it also. Mine is build by the original plans. Brushless 28mm 1900kv, 45Amp ESC on 3S with a 32mm prop. Was GPS at Lauderdale canal at 45KPH. WE sail on a Saturday morning from 9 to 12, so if you are down this way call in. Canabus
    4 months ago by canabus
    Forum
    Help identifying
    Thankyou all so much. Yes a
    sea hornet
    with a funny cabin. Wonder how it ended up with this cabin? Wonder how it ended up in a little country town called Ross in Tasmania Australia? I'm sure i'll have some questions in the future re motor and batteries.
    4 months ago by juskiddin
    Forum
    Help identifying
    Boaty I agree with Canabus. The shape of the hull does appear to be from the
    sea hornet
    and when looking to the aft the cockpit is also very similar. Looks like you have a good buy there. Boaty😎
    4 months ago by boaty
    Forum
    Help identifying
    Hi justkiddin The hull looks to be an Aerokits
    sea hornet
    with a difference top. The transom looks the right shape. The
    sea hornet
    was 25 and 1/2 inches long. Canabus
    4 months ago by canabus
    Response
    unnamed
    If she is the 34" model then she's the Sea Commander, 46" is the Sea Queen. I have got both, picked them up from boot fairs, at least 4+ years ago, and sadly still awaiting refurb. I also have a 46" Crash Tender still waiting the same. As well as a 34" crash Tender I bought back in 1994 as a 50 years anniversary kit and a 46" I got at wings and wheels about 3 years ago both in boxes waiting a full build from new. I have also still got my early 1970's
    sea hornet
    that also needs a refurb. Amongst other new and second hand models to get sorted out. I always say one day I will get round to it.
    6 months ago by BOATSHED
    Response
    aeronaut classic
    I am also upgrading the prop shaft, I have purchased a 4mm shaft to use that has a decent outer casing. All other boats I have built the side chine rails have all bee 1/4 x1/4 inch rails. I am just so disappointed with some of the substandard use of certain parts. I just feel for the price they are cutting costs to up their profits on the boat. I have built a few of the older AeroKits like the RAF crash tender, Sea commander, Sea Queen and
    sea hornet
    as well as the Precedent Fairey Huntsman, and these all have a substantial set of side rail to fit and even the bulk head pieces are a much better thickness of ply. I would just not recommend the Aeronuat kits to anyone myself now. I was just going to fit a standard Gruapner speed 400 motor in but still unsure. I was thinking maybe a brushless may just be a bit overpowering her. but as I say still unsure, I may put in a brushless yet who knows. Keep us informed on here as to you progress I am keen to see your finished model. I suspect yours will be finished well before mine as I have shelved the build for now. Happy modelling.
    7 months ago by BOATSHED
    Response
    aeronaut classic
    have you got ant pictures of the build of her or a picture of her finished> I bought one of these back in September from Hobbies in Raveningham. I have got 3/4's of the way through the build. I am very disappointed with the model. The side stringers are 1/16th thick and the bottom skin doesn't fit. That is 1/8th of an inch too short. I have had to buy more ply to make a new pair of bottom skins. I have decided to leave the finishing of the model now until after Christmas. I think it's a poorly made model, they cut corners on the thin wood they have supplied to build it with. I saw a picture of one that was built a few years back and the construction was far better. I feel it was a waste of money, I would have been better buying the
    sea hornet
    from the vintage model works for an extra Β£18. I personally wouldn't recommend the Aeronaut Classic to anyone to buy.
    7 months ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Sea Queen Frames
    Hi Don I think all of the Aerokits plans did not show the frames. I drawn up the
    sea hornet
    ones. Canabus
    7 months ago by canabus
    Response
    Cabin roof hatches
    Many thanks for your reply on my question. I wasn't sure what it was. I am still wondering does any one still use Cascamite. I have built several boats in years gone by with it. I am building an Aeronaut Classic at the moment and the glue that was recommended was Deluxe materials Speed Bond. in the instructions it doesn't state what glue to use, there is a small tube of glue with the kit but the instructions say about using dope to seal the wood it may melt the glue. Apart from that I'm far from happy with the way it is made. I would have been better off spending an extra Β£20 and getting a
    sea hornet
    . I have had to go and buy another piece of sixteenth thick marine ply as the bottom skins do not fit the skeleton. I have used the Depron build sheet as well. I have never built a model on one of these in the past. I built a
    sea hornet
    in the early 70's and it's still in my shed and needs restoring, But she's still well solid. I'm not so sure that this Aeronaut Classic will stand the use and time that the
    sea hornet
    has. Has anyone else on here built one of these and found the same problem with it?
    8 months ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Bending thin plywood
    Gardener, I go out in the garden, where I have some large ex paint tins. I soak the ply in the water butt, then wedge it against the inside of the tin with a stick of bamboo, until the sun has dried it. By then it's nicely curved and can be glued to your frame members, you made while it was drying, out of 3mm ply. Make sure the top really IS dry and then weight down the structure while the glue is setting thoroughly. I've just made a long section of deck/hatch for my Chris Craft version of a
    sea hornet
    that way. Cheers, Martin
    10 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Old Futaba servo wiring...
    Hi all, just finding gear to put in my
    sea hornet
    , aka Chris Craft Special Racer Runabout and I find a Futaba FD16 M servo which appears to be OK, but I have a nagging voice telling me that Futaba servos are wired differently? It has white, red, black in that order. Is that OK for plugging into a modern receiver? Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Mahogany in Scale
    Gents, just put the
    sea hornet
    in the build blog section, but whether it gets seen or not, I don't know. If the IC engine is an easy runner, Colin, run it on a water where the turds can't stop you. A navigable river or canal or just run the bugger till someone can prove (PROVE, mind) that you can't. Then just run it till the fuel runs out, reluctantly apologise and leave. BTW, I won't be showing video of this as I have no mobile phone beyond an emergency one that don't do pictures of any kind. I have a video camera somewhere that has dead batteries and a power pack, but where I sail there ain't no power! Doug, would the ED aerial be more like 27 meg if it was 6 foot long? I think it gets damned close to his ceiling if you try to put it up at home. So, chaps,
    sea hornet
    /Chris-Craft Special Runabout over on the Build blog section ifn you'm interested. Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Blog
    Chris-Craft Special Runabout
    OK, you know and I know that this is an Aerokits
    sea hornet
    , BUT, with a little reworking, it becomes a very passable Chris Craft Special (sometimes Custom) Runabout. One cockpit, long engine deck. I think it suits the
    sea hornet
    shape and proportions very well. Generally, I think too much is expected to be going on with a basic Hornet and the deck furniture is too simplistic. Also, don't be tempted to call this one a barrel back They had one continuous curve right over the transom from chine to chine, whereas this hull and the Special Runabout had a break, albeit a small one at the deck level. Anyway, I redecked the Hornet with 1/16th" ply, leaving the engine hatch long. I also had to make a small hatch at the stern to service the tiller and its connection. Then I realised I would never be able to get to the two starboard screws that hold the steering servo in, so a wee hatch went in over them too. That will be held in with a small magnet and just popped up from inside the engine 'ole hatch. Because the hull needed filling and various repairs, I decided to paint it, but veneer plank the deck. many Chris-Crafts were painted and I think this one in a nice off-white with a varnished Mahogany and pear deck will look just the job with nickel plated deck furniture, made in brass and nickel silver and plated in nickel to look like chrome in scale. Chrome is a) difficult to get these days and b) too bright and garish on a model. The hull has been epoxied and rubbed down then brush panted heavily with cellulose primer surfacer. This rubs down a treat ready for a sprayed enamel top coat or three. Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Mahogany in Scale
    Maybe I should write one, eh, Colin? For the scratchbuilders among us. A treatise on brass bashing and woodwork. Nobody would be interested. I've just epoxied my
    sea hornet
    , which I'm modifying as a Chris Craft Custom Runabout. One cockpit, big hatch. Cost me 99p off ebay a few years ago. I just had to scrape all the old red paint off it as it wanted to fall off anyway! Then a huge rub down, a wipe with cellulose thinner and a coat of epoxy applied with a square of styrene sheet because I couldn't find an old credit card on the quick, just as good though. Next, rub down and 2 coats of cellulose primer surfacer, then the top coats. This one is to be one of the painted CCs. There were quite a few. But the deck will be veneered in the correct style and varnished. Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?...
    Hia ll, I want to fit a drill motor to the Chris-Craft (basically a modified Aerokits
    sea hornet
    ). I want a quick fit, to use with my existing ESCs. I can get a motor for a fiver. I have a shaft, can make couplings, but what size prop would you suggest for such a motor and boat? I want to stay within around 20 Amps for the ESC's sake. I ask only that the boat lifts a bit. Most woodies were not actually that quick, they just looked it. Thanks for any advice. I can make almost anything, but have little or no experience of working models. Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?...
    Problem with Raboesch props, Doug (apart from cost) is that they're very scale boatish. I will need something a bit sporty and 2 bladed. I could make one, of course, but have no idea where to start shapewise apart from copy a real fast runabout prop. Silver soldering a prop ain't a problem for me. it's a damned faff though! Here's the boat I'm kinda modelling the
    sea hornet
    mods on. Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?...
    But you can't make him spend his spondooliks, yeah I know. Found the prop shaft for the
    sea hornet
    . it appears to be M3. Knowing my luck it'll be 1/8th" Haha. Cheeres, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?...
    Thanks, Doug, the blue brushless is held by something that grabs the smaller cylinder and the rest spins round, ergo, outrunner. if I ever make a lightweight I might try one in there. The brushed 400 I will try in the
    sea hornet
    . Gotta be worth a try. And that Simprop should be OK for it, n'est ce pas? What concerns me is the lack of sizes available in props. They all seem to start at 35mm which might be a little too hefty for the 400, but I can't find a 30mm anywhere. I also found the Hornet II I carved a while back with a view to getting it scanned for frame sections, so that's another wee job to finish off. I am looking forward to doing that one. Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?...
    Bon appetites, mon Braves. I have stopped doing Vincent heads (my neck feels like it'll break) and started looking for stuff. The Supermarine is, I hope to hopes, in the loft. But, whilst looking for the drill motor, I found the speed 400 from the electric Ugly Stik aeroplane. I'm wondering if that will power the
    sea hornet
    . Not sure what voltage they run at, so I'm orff to check that out. Also found the Hornet II model I carved in the hope I could get it scanned and sections (i.e. frames) made. 2 down, 2 to go! Fingers crossed. Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?...
    Doug, just seen the prices of 12V NiMh packs! I'd be better off using a 3s LiPo! I can get one of those from the local model shop for 15 quid. I could use the inrunner I have just got for the outboard in the
    sea hornet
    and just get one of those brushless ESCs. Jeez, this is all so expensive! Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Old Futaba servo wiring...
    Doug, I'll stick with your build blog. I still don't understand how you used the servo tester to replace TX and Rx, but don't worry, I'm happy to use the RC gear. As I did tonight in fact. Hooked the FlySky up to a Futaba servo I'd put on the rudder for the
    sea hornet
    and it all worked a treat. First RC installation I've ever done! Made loads of statics, but no RCs before. And you will NEVER find lights on one of my models. Mike Karslake, life long professional modelmaker, to a customer..."Sir I make models, not bloody table lamps". Cheers, Martin
    11 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?...
    Hi Martin, I assume your
    sea hornet
    is the 24 x 8 inch version. Which means your hull is the same as my Sea Scout. You just have a different topside! As you have seen my Sea Scout with that hull does pretty well on a 35mm prop. https://youtu.be/zPgYicA0yGw https://youtu.be/b0BWJ3duzDw Which drill motor is it? What was the drill voltage? Cheers, Doug 😎
    11 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    The Lone Ranger Rides Again or Hull Finishing ;-))
    I think a lot of my problems are that when painting I have used brushes, and I find that these new ones that are now not pure soft bristle do not give such a good finish and I should be using spray paint. I do not seem to get the finish on them that I should. it is your secret ingredient ( patience) that I must be lacking. The more I look at your Sea Scout I the more I think that the hull is almost the same as the
    sea hornet
    that I have got but with an upper structure. Any was thanks for the information I will have to get my head into gear and search my brains to see if I can find some of you secret ingredient. Have you decided yet on your pin striping. But I will look forward too seeing yours in action.
    1 year ago by BOATSHED
    Response
    Cabin roof mechanism
    I still have a 34" Raf crash tender still unbuilt that I bought back in 1994 when they released a run of 50 on the 50th anniversary of the model in the Model Boats magazine. I also have a Vosper 46” RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works sitting in my shed. One day I will get around to building them Along with restoring my
    sea hornet
    , Sea Commander, Sea Queen and my Huntsman along with several other boats, including an MFA Spearfish and a Stratos interceptor, Hydrofibre Pipedream both of which were the same company just that they had a change of name. Along with at least 3 others. I will do them sometime.
    1 year ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat
    Hi Guys Looking at the motor 5,100 rpm @12 volts is 60 Watts of power. We use Hobbyking gear in our club mainly. As they have a special on a present with free delivery over $50 US. 3639-1100kv(800 Watts)(170 grams) is cheaper than the sister motor 3639-750kv(600Watts). ESC car 100 Amp is near half price. A programming card is required but these are cheap. We used a MFA Spearfish as a test boat with the 1100 and on Zippy Compact 3S 5800mah 60C(449grams) clock 27KPH. Changing to a Zippy Compact 4S 5800mah(567grams) 40C clock 37KPH. Run time a good half hour or more depending how fast you push it. We do not watercooling on this motor which will work out OK in your setup. The Hobbyking car ESC(part No.HK100A)(106 grams) has a fan for cooling and with the large interior of you boat heating will not be a problem. I am using this setup in both my Sea Commander and 1920 Gentleman's Runabout. My little
    sea hornet
    is using a 1900kv 28mm motor on a smaller 3S 2650mah. If you have no plans for your boat, I have a PDF copy(free of course). If you wish to go faster, a straight change over to the 3648 1450kv(1600 Watt) beast!!!! Canabus
    1 year ago by canabus
    Forum
    What is this boat ?????
    Hi Dave M Pics as required, one
    sea hornet
    28mm brushless motor 1700kv, 3S Lipo 2650mah and a 2 blade 32mm prop. Canabus
    2 years ago by canabus
    Forum
    What is this boat ?????
    Hi All The boat is not a
    sea hornet
    which is 642 mm long and the stern is totally different, also, the rear cockpit is to far forward. It is still a nice boat and would look well restored. I have the original plan and boat. Canabus
    2 years ago by canabus
    Forum
    What is this boat ?????
    Looks like an early Aerokits
    sea hornet
    . http://lesromodels.co.uk/product/aerokits-sea-hornet/. The construction suggests a model from the 1960/70s, are you sure it's fibreglass, the hull shows wood? Would look stunning when restored with say a 35xx or 42xx brushless coupled with a 35/40mm prop 100amp ESC and 11.1/14.8 LiPo. Make sure you find a few model figures to add realism. A build blog would be welcome, please. Good luck
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Sea Queen
    Hi Guys I have a PDF copy of the original Aerokits plans, but, it has no frames. With a few measurements I think the frames can be got for these plans. I did this on the
    sea hornet
    plans. So if you guys require the original plans PM me. Canabus
    2 years ago by canabus
    Response
    Aerokits
    sea hornet
    BRAVO ZULU! Nice boat, it reminds me of my brother's 13' 1956 Penyan that he completely restored back in the 90s. Love the mahogany btw. HAVE A SAFE RC BOATING DAY FAIR WINDS & FOLLOWING SEAS GOD BLESS AMERICA
    2 years ago by circle43nautical
    Forum
    850 Brushless
    Hi canabus, could you please tell me what brushless motor's you have in your,
    sea hornet
    ,Sea Commander and Sea Queen pelese. I have all three of these as well. Somewhere down the line I will be converting those to brushless. I don't understand all the electrical data myself. I do have a Proboat Miss Geico and she is awesome on the water at full speed. I have purchased the same motor and speed controller as what is in her to put in a new MFA Spearfish that I still have on the shelf in my work shed. I look forward to your set up's.
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    850 Brushless
    Hi Andy Slightly more power with a brushless motor is a no go!!! Brushless motors the same size are far more powerful !!! But, the about same RPM a Turnigy L5055-700kv(500 rpm more on a 4S(14.8 volts) Lipo battery would be a good replacement. Mind you at 1600 watts( about 2 and 1/4 HP) these will used in a large boat like a 46" Vosper Crash Tender or a 46" Sea Queen!!! My move into brushless motors I have found that they are 7 to 10 times more powerful and equal to, if not better than the old IC motors!!! My
    sea hornet
    , Sea Commander and Huntsman run brushless motors . My Crash Tender is getting the 5055 motor, so it will be interesting to see what it will go like!!
    2 years ago by canabus
    Forum
    Sea Queen refurbishment
    Hi RNinMunich I agree with you past, respect the past but move forward. With a lot of areas of limit to IC motors we have to move to brushless motors and Lipo batteries. I have changed over with the times and running brushless motors in my Aerokits
    sea hornet
    , Sea Commander and a restoring a Precedent Huntsman. These old boats can go as fast if not faster with the change over. Canabus
    2 years ago by canabus
    Forum
    Sea Queen refurbishment
    Sorry rolfman2000 I wasn't being funny about it, you just had me wondering about it. As you say we all seem to have the same boats. I have both 34" & 46" Crash Tenders both still unmade in the boxes. A 46" to refurbish, Sea Queen and Sea Commander both again for refurbishing, 34" Huntsman and A Huntsman Hull with no top and a Perkasa hull with no top also to refurb.
    sea hornet
    as well as several other model boats which are fibreglass ones. And a couple of cars and planes but I still cannot fly them, I cannot get the hang of them. You can get the Sea Queen from Vintage Model boats as they are remaking it now.
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Aerokits P.T Boat
    Hi boaty I maybe able to get the original plans, but, you would have to workout the frames as with Aerokits they did not include these. I do have the
    sea hornet
    and Swordsman plans with frames!! Canabus
    2 years ago by canabus
    Forum
    Sea Queen refurbishment
    Hi Guys Looks like we have the same boats!!! I have a
    sea hornet
    (built from the original plans), Crash Tender 48", Sea Commander and I bought a Precedent Huntsman 31(fibreglass hull)with building instructions. The instructions were sold as plans, but, with a lot of time with a photocopier they could be turn into plans. Or scan into AutoCAD and resized!!! My mate has a Swordsman which he finally finished after over 40 years(with plans). All the boats are running brushless motors. Canabus
    2 years ago by canabus
    Forum
    Sea Queen refurbishment
    We need some pictures ?? Where did you get The Queen Dipped. I take it that's what you have had done. I have a Sea Queen and got her from a boot sale about 6 years ago.Still haven't started work on her. I have a few Aerokits,
    sea hornet
    , I made back in the 70's. Crash Tender, 48" Sea Commander, also from a boot fair Crash Tender 34" still in box unmade, 1994 when 50 were made on the 50th anniversary of the Aerokit model. When I saw it advertised in Model Boats grabbed one very quickly. Also have a Precedent Huntsman 31. Purchased that about 25 years ago. Had a 850 electric motor in her. Got a bit of a leak in the hull that's now sorted but she also needs a refurb now. As well as a Precedent Huntsman hull with no cabin top, going to make a top of some kind but different to the original. Hopefully will get round to them all one day. Plus quite a few other model boats.
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
    Response
    The electrics, drive & radio
    HI Robbob Depends on the motor power, kv and size batteries. My club mate runs a Spearfish on a 3639-1100kv 800watts with a 2 blade X50 and we GPS it at high 30s(KPH). A bit smaller boat, but, it's quick. As it is winter in Tasmania 4-5 hours in the shed in the middle of the day is cool and we have not been hit with bad weather so far!!! With the repaint of my
    sea hornet
    and painting of my new runabout, the tender is still going to be in the water next summer(finished or not). Also I have a Huntsman arriving tomorrow that requires a lot of TLC !!!!
    2 years ago by canabus
    Forum
    sea hornet
    Thanks for the link it will give me a few ideas for mine, very nice build by the way. Jim.
    2 years ago by Jim
    Forum
    sea hornet
    Started building a
    sea hornet
    from scratch it is 25% larger than the original kit.
    2 years ago by Jim
    Forum
    sea hornet
    Jim I like the idea of 25% larger. http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=108007 This is a link to my custom built standard size one which may give you a few ideas. Canabus
    2 years ago by canabus
    Response
    SG&K 1920 Gentlemans Runabout Mk2
    Hi Guys Cut out for the engine hatch and started on the making the hatch, also started cutting into frame 3 for where I am installing the motor and ESC. All the wires will go under the flooring. I have made the flooring in two pieces before skinning the sides. I did this on the
    sea hornet
    and made life a bit easier!!! Can-a-bus
    2 years ago by canabus
    Response
    sea hornet
    Hi Jim I will be watching this built very close, as I have built one from original plans and also did the 25% as a future project. Because of the very limited engine and radio hatch, I design them larger, but, you are on the right path. I installed a 28mm brushless motor, 3S 2650mah Lipo battery with a 2 blade 32mm brass prop. I don't think the 25% bigger a one would require any more power as it a rocket. My hatches run down the deck planking lines, the original hatches are only for show. The engine starts from the front seat and finishes at the rear windscreen. I made up the cockpit floors etc. before I skinned the sides, a lot easier, also the floor is split over the keel with the seats one piece. Can-a-bus Canabus
    2 years ago by canabus
    Response
    sea hornet
    Thanks for the info and the K-K film.. Wonderful stuff.. Muddy....
    2 years ago by muddy
    Response
    sea hornet
    80 quid! πŸ€” Tell the other half it was dirt cheap on E-Bay πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰ http://www.vintagemodelboats.com/page18.html My little Sea Scout is the same price http://www.vintagemodelboats.com/page3.html Both were 35/- way back then, pic is from KeiKraft catalogue. Here is a tour round the KeilKraft factory https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIhs0ltNwK8 "This is cine film transferred to VHS in 2003 of the Keil Kraft model factory shot in the 1960s. Keil produced balsa wood model aircraft kits some of which were gliders, some were powered by model diesel engines and other powered by rubber bands. They were also agents for the Superquick cardboard model buildings for use with model railways." Health & Safety? Wassat?? πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    sea hornet
    That's exactly how my HMS Hotspur destroyer started! πŸ‘ Free running with two rattly Mabuchis and a flat 4.5V dry cell battery! Granny and Grandad took pity and bought me a 6V 'Lantern' battery! Progress 😊 The Sea Scout my Dad built (which I'm now renovating) was very modern .. Taycol Target and 6V wet accumulator! And yes, that kit cost 35 bob, substantial chunk of a week's wages! Oh happy days .. Or ... !? Both had to wait another 20 years until I could afford RC, an Irvine / Sanwa Conquest FM6, sitting on my desk now (wonder where the antenna went?), it still works! 35Mhz!! Well what did I know?? πŸ€” Anyway, my excuse is I originally bought it for the little Wren biplane I had built for my daughter, a German kit called ZaunkΓΆnig in German - literally 'Fence King'. Still have the plane, thinking of converting it from glow-plug to brushless. Micro servos and LiPos already purchased πŸ˜‰ DHL just promised me that tomorrow the rest of the bits for the Sea Scout refit will arrive, including Royal Blue paint. 😊 So much to do - so little time πŸ€” Happy building and happier sailing. Cheers Doug 😎
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    sea hornet
    Ah! my very first boat way back in the 50/60, always remember thinking it was much bigger than it was, used to free sail it at Stamford park boating / paddling pool, now filled in. Powered with a 4.5volt bike battery all I could afford on my 5/- (25np), pocket money. I think it cost 35/- (Β£1.75) a princely sum, may one day build another,but think they are more like Β£75 per kit these day, struggle to get that past her indoorsπŸ€”
    2 years ago by Peter47
    Media
    sea hornet
    While waiting for a second coat of epoxy to dry on my other model i enlarged some plans of an old
    sea hornet
    kit that I purchased a few days ago. I copied them 25% larger which gives length of 32 inches i then cut out the keel and bulkheads, i have only fitted them loosely for the picture. Done a bit more to the hull and fitted the stringers and the bottom skins
    2 years ago by Jim
    Forum
    Brushless for 'Sea Scout'??
    Hi RN You would not have the plans for the Sea Scout. I have the
    sea hornet
    if you require, plus a few others.
    2 years ago by canabus
    Response
    Pics of running gear and skins
    I found two pics of my
    sea hornet
    engine mount. The second pic shows the cutout of the keel and the simple home made L bracket for the engine mount. The one in the Hobbyking drive line kit I did not like, but, the engine bolting to the motor is great. No top bearing, but, I have not had a problem with it. Added tap silicon grease on installation.
    2 years ago by canabus


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