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    Bournville Open Day
    Bournville MBC Open Day. Bournville Radio Sailing and Model Boat Club invite all RC
    skipper
    both wind and Power to join in their annual Open day. On the day racing for both sail and Power.along with informal sailing and general chit chat with like minded modellers. Free to enter Light Refreshments Free Parking Disabled Access Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445
    6 months ago by Aquaflite
    Event
    Military Boat Day
    Bournville MBC Military Boat Day. Bournville MBC invite all RC Military Boat
    skipper
    s to join in their annual Military Boat day. Informal sailing and general chit chat about everything RC Military Boat, from Submarines , Battleships to fleet Tankers. If it has a Military connection we want to see it. Free to enter Light Refreshments Free Parking Disabled Access Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445
    6 months ago by Aquaflite
    Response
    Cabin detail part 3 (instrument panels)
    Hello, I think I read in one of your posts that you said you were a better builder than
    skipper
    , I always say that about myself. I enjoy sailing at the pond but then look forward getting back home to continue building. Your work is exceptional and I enjoy seeing you make everything. Wish I had a lathe like yours but have done without for years as they are beyond my budget. Keep the good work! Joe
    6 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Book on Sailing Barges
    Chris, Thank for the information, I will look into that book. I started in RC Boating but building and racing several classes of sailboats, including several US1Meter class. Being a much better builder than
    skipper
    , I was drawn to schooners that many club members had. Got interested in working sailcraft due to the history and the slower, power of these craft. The Gaff Rigged Handbook by Jihn Leather is one of my favorite build guides. Yes, I really like Gaff Rigging. This book was great for lots of rigging details and sails... See photo example. Joe
    6 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Book on Sailing Barges
    There are many excellent books on Thames Sailing Barges, but for the modeller, I think 'Handbook of Sailing Barges' by F.S.Cooper and John Chancellor is one of the best. Fred Cooper was a well known Barge
    skipper
    , John Chancellor, a former Merchant Navy Officer, lived with his family on the sailing barge Viper for many years. An accomplished artist, he illustrated this book with excellent line drawings of every aspect of the rig, deck fittings and construction details. There are usually copies for sale on Amazon and Abe Books. Nerys
    7 months ago by Nerys
    Response
    Miss Doris
    Hi
    skipper
    , I believe she's the Dumas "San Pedro"! Nice Model BTW....
    7 months ago by figtree7nts
    Media
    ESSO CADILLAC
    I’ve always wanted to build a WW11 oil tanker of the type my father
    skipper
    ed during the war. it’s named after a tanker he left to go on leave. The crew didn't want him to leave as he would take their luck. it lies off the west coast of Scotland, the captain, a friend of the family, going down with her. it's not the actual Cadillac as it was an older ship, artistic license!
    8 months ago by oldcodger
    Response
    The
    skipper
    and Crew!
    "Anyone of them will doπŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰!" OK Ed, What's your pleasure? Truncheon or handcuffs πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜‰πŸ˜²
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    The
    skipper
    and Crew!
    Can't let the Missus see the Browser!😱😲
    9 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    The
    skipper
    and Crew!
    Sorry Donnie, didn't mean to instigate a mutiny. 😲 Capn's missus probably isn't amused either! 😀
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    The
    skipper
    and Crew!
    The guys can't get any work done, Their loving the sights!πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰
    9 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    The
    skipper
    and Crew!
    That's where the
    skipper
    of my Jersey City got to.He must have known one of the Police "Ladies" was going to be part of the crew.
    9 months ago by Donnieboy
    Response
    The
    skipper
    and Crew!
    Anyone of them will doπŸ˜πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰! Cheers, Ed
    9 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    The
    skipper
    and Crew!
    They should be Ed, they've got a great ship to work on.πŸ‘πŸ‘ Maybe I'll send you one of my Police 'Ladies' to make up the numbers 😁 Any preference? πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    The
    skipper
    and Crew!
    Captain's Log: Well the
    skipper
    and Crew have finally shown up! But, There's always the one deckhand that's running late! Aft bollard deckhand missing. Reporting to work in one week! I think he's getting a write up. 😑
    skipper
    in the white hardhat. Already giving orders! 😜 But they are a happy crew! 😁😁😁
    9 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Old outboard motor...
    I remember convetting the Elmic Sprite in the model shop window, but it was five bob more than the Mabbuchi! For those wondering why I put an outboard on an aeroplane, I mean't Vic Smeed's
    skipper
    . His Flipper was a plane!
    9 months ago by Nonsuch
    Response
    H.M.S BRAVE BORDERER
    A little anecdote to add to this build is that I was used to seeing both Swordsman and Boarderer in both Portsmouth and Portland whilst I was in the RN. (1960 "s} In fact we gave one of them a "lee" ie. got to windward of her in foul weather and helped her into Portland. She had some sort of mechanical problems. The stories one of them was moored on the smaller, walled wharf that they used away from the big one we on HMS Aurora used. As I said it was another rough night, most were in Portland . A yachtsman had crept during the night and tied up behind HMS Boarderer.( restricted area) Capt. told number one to go get the yachtsman to move his boat. Time was about 0400. Very tired yachty told no.1 to F off. No. 1 came back onboard and relaid to the
    skipper
    who went down reraised the yachty and got the same message!
    skipper
    came back onboard and contacted the engine room and as it happened got a 'wet" start on the turbines. The loosely stowed sails on the yacht melted rather well!! Moral to the tale, Never tell a sailor to F off!! Bye the way both these boats had a top speed in good conditions , of in excess of 80 knots and in theory could circumnavigate uk in 12 hours. I remember that the always ran very flat on the water at planing speed. Regards, Nick.
    10 months ago by nick
    Response
    Forward Ladder!
    Thanks, I think he's trying to make
    skipper
    !😁
    11 months ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Aerokits MTB, what is it?...
    The Aerokits P.T boat is a semi scale model based upon the Elco 80ft PT boat of WW2. The most famous of these being PT109 whose
    skipper
    was John F Kennedy who later became President of the U.S.A. Though the Aerokits version is semi scale there is scope for minor modifications to bring it up to scale. There is a lot of information around on the internet and articles in related magazines etc which will provide modelers with good guidelines for achieving this. Due to the size of the Aerokits version there is plenty of room in the hull both for a single motor version or a triple one, the latter bringing it up to true scale. Though there are manufacturers who produce replicas of Aerokits I have not seen one for the P.T Boat but with a bit of searching,😁😁 plans can be found. Boaty
    12 months ago by boaty
    Forum
    RS 545 Motors
    Greetings
    skipper
    , Welcome about! Why not try these motors! I have them in my Dumas San Pedro. They work great! https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/MFA-919D251.html#SID=2420 Regards' Ed
    12 months ago by figtree7nts
    Blog
    Emily P II
    EmilyPII left my Harbour yesterday and has headed north to Manchester.. she will be on a lake with her new
    skipper
    Andy.. I loved making her and am glad she will be used regularly! EmilyP III is still in the Harbour and search now starts for a new fishing boat project...
    1 year ago by GrahamP74
    Forum
    Cigarette
    Don't blame you
    skipper
    πŸ€”
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    31'' Precedent Huntsman
    Always good to see a Precedent Huntsman, excellent boats and even better
    skipper
    . Enjoy sailing mine at the lake every Sunday or Wednesday... never fails to please. Happy boating.. from Dennis the Menace
    1 year ago by DennisRobotham
    Forum
    Our boating water
    Hi Boatshed, you could also simply chat with the sub
    skipper
    (or vice versa of course) and coordinate your actions!? I've also once witnessed here in Munich a maniac power boat driver ramming and completely destroying a clearly visible and magnificent tug model only about 15 feet offshore! The tug had only just been launched on it's first sea trial πŸ€” I must also add that I do intend to add an orange sphere to the antenna or scope of my Akula 2 so I can track it at periscope depth, below that I don't normally expect to meet anyone! if other subs turn up I will talk to them. Happy sailing all, cheers Doug 😎 PS generally sub drivers have an alert eye open for other boats, especially power boats! PPS I've also seen several 'proud' owners of RTR plastic so called 'power boats' who've looked pretty sheepish when my 30 year old 1.35m scratch built H class destroyer or 1.07m U Boat have out run them 😁
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Help Needed new Builder Billings St Canute
    Thanks
    skipper
    , the charger that I have does have Tamiya connections, but can I use the existing charger that I have or should I buy another one for the compact battery? I don't want to damage the new battery when it arrives.... Cheers
    1 year ago by Richard7
    Forum
    norton cross
    one of our club members built this and i remember him saying although it is a good looking tug when finished it was a pain to build with a number of mistakes on the plans and this was confirmed from the original
    skipper
    of the norton cross. if wish to see some pics visit our website and click on the gallery links Ron www.kingsmillmodelboatclub.com
    1 year ago by kmbcsecretary
    Directory
    (Naval Ship) PT 109
    PT 109 The famous ww2 PT boat
    skipper
    ed by JF Kennedy (later to be President of the USA) This has be one of my have to have model boats and it was by luck that I found one for sale on a model boat club's web site in 2013, Β£100.00 later and a journey from Cumbria to Yorkshire and back, I had myself a ProBoat PT 109 This was a ready made RTR model when new and is 40in (1m) long, the boat needed some small repairs but after a test run I found that the running gear was noisy and on investigation discovered that both propshaft were bent and had no bearings from new, the couplings were just direct connections. So with great care I replaced both prop-shafts, propellers, coupling for two double Huco's (universal) and the single ESC by two new Aqua speed controllers and both motors with Graupner speed 600's Note I also foamed the front compartments to make it unsinkable in theroy. (Motor: Graupner 600s) (ESC: 2x Aquapower) (7/10)
    1 year ago by CB90
    Forum
    Education
    Did something similar to your pupils when I was at school in 1961 along with our English teacher who was an ex R.N.
    skipper
    . Whenever we had a boring lesson someone would ask about the war which meant we had tales about his life with the Atlantic convoys and what it was like being sunk a few times. But most of all we all respected him, he kept us enthralled as well as imparting the knowledge we needed to pass our exams up to A level.
    1 year ago by Colin H
    Forum
    Fairmile D 1/24 Scale Build
    Hi Andy I am interested to read about your plans for a dog boat as I am thinking of doing the same (when my Thames steam launch is eventually finished....!). One reason that I am considering this is that my headmaster, when I was at Maidenhead Grammar School in the 1960's, was a former
    skipper
    of MGB 658 and I am lucky enough have autographed copies of two of his books. "Motor Gunboat 658" is a fascinating read if you haven't already come across it, as is "Dog Boats at War" with plenty of useful information and photographs - just two of the books by Len Reynolds DSC. (He rose from Navigating Officer to Captain during the war in the Mediterranean theatre and served on MGB 658 from its commissioning in 1943 to the war's end.) Apologies by the way if you already know all this! Two questions if you don't mind - are you going to do a complete scratchbuild from plans or complete a fibreglass hull, and which/whose plans are you using? This may help my own decisions later on. I have seen that there are plenty of the appropriate weapons in 1/24th scale on the Deans website which should make life easier with the fiddly bits! Very best wishes with the build. Smiffy
    1 year ago by Smiffy
    Media
    Agenora
    A scratch built model of a working wherry the
    skipper
    /owner was the great grandfather of a near neighbour. Used to work the rivers Wensum and Yare here in Norfolk. Model hull clinker built. in balsa with resin inside and out. Sails really well with a detachable keel. One of four model wherries built.
    1 year ago by Gascoigne
    Forum
    London Model Engineering Exhibition
    Hi
    skipper
    44. I'm a member of the St.Albans & District Model Engineering Society. We sail at the boating lake in Verulamium Park St. Albans http://www.stalbansmes.com/lake.htm Rob.
    2 years ago by robbob
    Forum
    Fleet thinning time
    Hello
    skipper
    Photos as requested Bill
    2 years ago by bilzin
    Response
    31'' Precedent Huntsman
    Are you going to let DENIS the Menace
    skipper
    your boat ? Don't let him damage.πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by BOATSHED
    Response
    Fish boxes
    Your thoughts are much appreciated mate. Although it was 34 years ago it still hurts and you have helped keep the boat and the
    skipper
    s memory alive. Thanks mate.πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by Ballast
    Media
    Exuberent DH142 GM32
    32 foot Crabber "Exuberent" was built in 1981 and operated out of Dartmouth in Devon, she also spent the winter seasons working out of Weymouth in Dorset. She was returning to Devon from the Dorset coast when she was lost with her
    skipper
    . Her name, "Exuberent" is not a spelling mistake, it was spelt this way as there was already a boat of that name registered and it had to be differenced to be included in the Lloyds Register. This model is a tribute to her and her
    skipper
    s untimely loss.
    2 years ago by Ballast
    Response
    First real sea trial
    I know a
    skipper
    of a full size trawler in Weymouth of very similar lines and paintwork who would love that.
    2 years ago by SelwynWilliams
    Forum
    Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard
    Unfortunately I don't know any of the
    skipper
    s but the feelers are out through some my museum contacts. The 1502 boat is the one I think you can hire out for half an hour but 300 quid is a little on my own and it can take ten so looking for some takers at work. Should be a laugh. You were lucky to get before it all shutdown then.
    2 years ago by neilmc
    Forum
    Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard
    Yes a few years ago they and other boats were at Marchwood there used to be a small show of different air sea boats.I also jumped on a German Eboat just to say I had been on one.They also had a Harbour Defence boat called MEDUSA I went all over that .its Southampton water but I am afraid it’s all been pulled down now.If you do get on with the
    skipper
    s of either boat ask them about marchwood.
    2 years ago by tidtug
    Forum
    daft question
    Mark &
    skipper
    your both spot on, i/c is short for internal Combustion, again it's the noise factor and speed, but with the improvement of electric motors, i.e brushless the latter isn't so much a factor. Recently my club at Ethrow Park, already i/c are banned, have had to put a speed restriction on boats sailing there, due to complaints from members and public, of some modelers using excessive speed and harassing local aquatic bird life.
    2 years ago by Peter47
    Response
    Aeronaut Pilot
    Great build video
    skipper
    44. Great music too but you are far too young to play the Floyd. Looking forward to next episode.
    2 years ago by AllenA
    Forum
    Flickering LED
    Hi
    skipper
    I have just found exactly the same problem with a LED on my Trent which I am doing some rework on. it's not a constant flicker more a random dimming followed by a couple of flickers. The electrical connection is OK and the problem was with the LED. it's in a tight space and I had damaged the leads into the LED resulting in the fault. I agree with Sonar and believe your best solution is to replace the faulty LED with another if you are sure the electrical connection is OK. Dave
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Forum
    Flickering LED
    Hi
    skipper
    , I assume a white LED. What voltage are you using and what value series resistor? Doug 😎 PS if we can't fix it - put it in a Signal Lamp πŸ˜‰
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    TANWEN
    Nice little paddle steamer. I'd like to see a
    skipper
    in it .. would finish it off nicely.
    2 years ago by sandkb
    Forum
    Aeronaut Pilot Boat
    Hi
    skipper
    44, I am looking forward to your build blog, it sounds as if it's going to be greatly detailed blog. I look forward to seeing how your Electro Magnet gets in incorporated in to the Pilot Boat Model! I'll be waiting Patiently for your first post! Ed
    2 years ago by figtree7nts
    Forum
    Rare Comet model ''Sloop Gypsy''
    Hi Granpa! I think he means the auxiliary motor, which most full size yachts have in case they get becalmed, or the
    skipper
    isn't skilled enough to sail into harbour πŸ˜‰ Cheers 😎Doug
    2 years ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Arrakis
    The boat does not win races without a good
    skipper
    ! You must be a good team πŸ‘
    2 years ago by Ron
    Response
    Sweet Sue Steam Launch
    I built this vessel from scratch using a pre made clinker fibreglass hull purchased from Mini Steam Australia. The engine is an oscillating twin cylinder and the boiler is a 3" Centre Flue Gas Fired Vertical Boiler from "Miniature Steam". The gas tank is a 1-1/2" vertical refillable GasTank also from Miniature Steam Pty. Australia.The vessel is radio controlled with the
    skipper
    appearing to control the rudder. it has a smoke generator and a rc controlled steam whistle.
    2 years ago by sandkb
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) Exuberent DH 142
    She is a model of the original boat which was lost with
    skipper
    March 23rd 1983 off Portland. I had been building the static model since she was launched in March 1981 then ceased build when the tragedy took place and took my friend, the
    skipper
    . I recently moved to Burnham on Sea and joined Sedgemoor Model Boat Club and I was inspired to proceed with the build as an RC Model. Wish me luck !!!πŸ‘πŸ˜Š The original boat was a Cygnus GM32. The hull and wheelhouse mouldings were supplied by Cygnus Marine Newlyn, Cornwall, as was the hull for the model. The boat was self built in Dartmouth by the owner/
    skipper
    as a Crab Potter. On completion she fished the waters off Dartmouth Devon during the summer months and then off Weymouth during the winter where she was subsequently lost en route for Dartmouth loaded with pots to transfer fishing activities back to home waters. She was a marvellous little sea boat and performed well in rough conditions. it is still a mystery until this day why she floundered. I hope her memory and the
    skipper
    s will live on through my model. (Motor: Graupner 700) (5/10)
    2 years ago by Ballast
    Media
    Steam Launch. ''Sweet Sue ''
    I built this vessel from scratch using a pre made clinker fibreglass hull purchased from Mini Steam Australia. The engine is an oscillating twin cylinder and the boiler is a 3" Centre Flue Gas Fired Vertical Boiler from "Miniature Steam". The gas tank is a 1-1/2" vertical refillable GasTank also from Miniature Steam Pty. Australia. The vessel is radio controlled with the
    skipper
    appearing to control the rudder. it has a smoke generator and a rc controlled steam whistle.
    2 years ago by sandkb
    Response
    Fairey Huntsman
    skipper
    came after testing and has yet to sail with her. See build blog.
    3 years ago by manyboats


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