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    WEE NIP
    Hi Martin, just for interest this is from a previos post :- WEE NIP - The Strathclyde 70 class "The Strathclyde University sponsored a modellers competition to encourage school pupils to design an R/C model
    yacht
    . When Graham Bantock the noted designer - visited the event to give prizes, he decided to design a boat of his own and WEE NIP, this boat was born." I`m not a competition man myself, but I have always been inerested in radio, modeling and making things work and while to some degree competition does fuel development and focus one a specific brief - I am happy to develope with in looser guidlines appreciating cause and effect on a shoe string ! (if that makes sense). I stand to be corrected, but was it not the Marblehead that developed around - "It must fit in a box measuring X by Y by Z with a max weight W and max sail area V." I think it was the simplicity of these rules or guidelines that drew me to the Genie 40 years ago. Personaly, I apply this philosophy to the Wee Nip, - Just build it and sail it for fun or for competion if that floats your boat !.๐Ÿ˜Š
    5 days ago by philcaretaker
    Response
    Re: MORE SMOKER STUFF 2
    You are and Yes it is , settle down Martin๐Ÿ˜‚. Biggest problem is lack of room at home with my menagerie of 17 planes and 7 boats, - really must sell some planes. Also a 12ft
    yacht
    , a 15ft
    yacht
    (with trailer), a 12ft dinghy (with trailer), a general purpose trailer and 2 cars. Just bloody ridiculous and need to get rid of a lot of stuff, (mind you I could leave it till I Kark it then it would be my sons' problem๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜‚) Problem is it costs so much to advertise, absolute rip off these days! Used to have a good cheap site here (Trade Me) started by a young guy but he sold it to Fairfax Media in Aust for 700M + and as soon as they got it, they whacked all the prices up 300%! and they started charging 'success fees' on top if the item sold!!!? I just can't say no when people offer me good (or saveable) stuff for free,- ( boats, crashed R/C planes etc) 6 of my planes are rebuilt and electrified from other peoples wrecks ( and now fly better)! One guy even hinted he wanted a plane back once I'd repaired it and it was going well (yeah right, like that was going to happen!) JB
    6 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Warwick Model Boat Show.
    Hi Ian, I tend to regard the Midlands as home waters as I lived there for many years until I returned to Wales five years ago. 'Venta' was converted to a
    yacht
    at a boatyard where I was working in the late forties. Cheers, Nerys
    16 days ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: Southampton Tug Boat
    Never had the time or funds before to pursue more than one activity at a time - other than run my boats when learning to fly 1/1 scale. Agree that to a degree most of us have never grown up except where it counts - life would not be much fun otherwise - and there a lot of unhappy people out there..... My grandfather rowed his little seagoing canoe out to fish in False Bay most days until well in his 80's . In his spare time he made toys for grandchildren - developed his own photographic film and made "Magic Lantern" slides with stories to entertain kids. He encouraged me with my model boats as well as teaching me how to fish. I flew RC planes early on using OS pixie single channel radio - then graduated to a 4 channel Futaba - 27mhz of course - planes mostly diesel powered - electrics being unheard of then. Like to think grandfather would have done so too had RC been available in his day without having to be a complete radio boffin. Also design and make model car kits and simple planes for kids to sell in our shop - building a pair of vane steered
    yacht
    s with my Grandson - trying to finish an unmentionable amount of boat projects - fly my RC bird occasionally when its not too windy - still looking for a new battery for my IR controlled indoor helicopter....... and loved running a 4wd RC truck along the farm roads when we lived on one. As you say very diverse MS Gray - and every minute of it pleasurable - that is now I have given up instantly re-kitting aircraft ...........
    21 days ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Night Watch
    To Fleet Admiral RNHQ Munchen Wind Force 3 to 5 Westerly Sea moderate, visibility good. High Water 0924. Bristol Channel patrol together with units of LFG will again patrol waters of North Somerset and Devon coast. Information gathered from
    yacht
    intercepted last night indicates that more refugees are planning the short voyage to the Irish Republic as a means of escape from impending doom. Contact in Irish FP informs me that last night's
    yacht
    was intercepted and escorted into port as requested. We will investigate any such movements and ascertain they are capable of safe passage. We do not feel that it is in our remit to prevent such voyages. Patrol left base at 2230 17/10/19. Return ETA 0630. Lt Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night Watch
    OC BC patrol to Fleet. Mid patrol report. Intercepted small
    yacht
    , 8 miles NW Croyde Bay. 5 elderly gentlemen informed me that they were members of organisation called 'Refugees from Brexit' and were escaping to Ireland. All appeared well, so wished them good luck and told them that I would speak to Irish Fisheries Protection Vessel to look out for them and escort them into port. Patrol continues, quiet night. Only other sighting has been a car transporter bound to Avonmouth. Returning to base shortly ETA 0600. Lt. Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: Mickey Finn
    I have a Mickey finn hull,any idea where I can obtain the mast and sail.otherwise was considering turning it into a big standard 36r
    yacht
    2shawsโ›ต
    1 month ago by 2shaws
    Response
    Re: ''Genie''
    Hi Phil, brings back a few memories. The guy who started producing glass Marbleheads in Auckland in the 70s (Fred Martin) lived just round the corner from me at Bucklands Beach. He was probably partly responsible for the large interest in the class in the early days. They weren't cheap even back then, but it's gone really stupid with the newer IOM boats being as much a $5000 these days. I know what I'd rather spend that sort of money on - a full sized
    yacht
    , Just ridiculous!! It's become a rich couch
    yacht
    ies game. I see them where I run my boats, all turning up in their Land Cruisers, Mercs and BMWs, and most live in exclusive areas. Definitely not a kids hobby any more! JB
    1 month ago by jbkiwi
    Media
    ''Genie''
    "Genie" was a classic Marblehead 50" long. Designed by Vic Smeed, she had a hard chine hull construction. This was my first "home brew" model
    yacht
    and I ended up building 4 of these in total - so pleased I took some picies. Long gone now, but not forgotten !.
    1 month ago by philcaretaker
    Forum
    Night Watch
    I last visited the SS Great Britain in Bristol Docks quite soon after she came back from the Falklands, but now, what a wonderful and well patronised exhibit she has become. I thought one of the most interesting features was the way a large section of the bow has been left so that the actual state of the hull, rust holes and all can be seen. But, I do have a query. The white ensign was fluttering from her stern ensign post. Why? I always thought that the only vessels entitled to wear the white ensign were units of the Royal Navy and
    yacht
    s owned by members of the Royal
    yacht
    Squadron. Nerys
    1 month ago by Nerys
    Media
    Mickey Finn
    Purchased original Rojair Mickey Finn from Ashton Models 35 years ago - hull suffered damaged so made a F/G mould before repairing and sailing. Made spare hull from mould and there she sat for 35-40 years. Original Mickey was sold many years ago but as retirement approached the burning desire to fulfill old challenges re-emerged. So , after putting out calls for help, diagrams, photos or information on the model boat forums, thanks to "John Dowd" and a couple of other guys, I finally got round to resurrecting this fantastic little
    yacht
    .
    1 month ago by philcaretaker
    Response
    Re: Kort Nozzles, from a far!
    With 200 nozzles Ed, can see you trying to fit them on every kind of boat! never imagined a
    yacht
    with a nozzle on it.๐Ÿง Cheers, Peter
    1 month ago by Rookysailor
    Response
    Re: 40'' Seaplane Tender, first test run
    RE- Excellent video jb, what program do you use Hi Rooky, thanks for that, I am using the Cyberlink Video Suite progrm (basic) which came as an free option with my computer. Can upgrade but will cost and will probably loose this one in the process. I have the camera on my bike helmet which seems to work ok (as long as you set it on the right angle!) and no chance of dropping it. About as close to eye view as possible. Vids a bit jerky as I am looking round to see where the $1500
    yacht
    is (and the buoys) camera is a 'Sportscam' Chinese thing, which I bought here for $100 and was almost as good as a Go pro till I scratched the lens and tried to fix it (hence the fuzzy spot)Has touch screen and remote as well. Tried to find another one but no luck. JB
    1 month ago by jbkiwi
    Response
    Re: Carla (Neptune)
    That's nice, a real traditional motor
    yacht
    . When did you build her?
    2 months ago by Nerys
    Directory
    Carla (Neptune)
    Krick kit of the motor
    yacht
    Neptune, re-named Carla.
    2 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
    Some nice looking models, Britannia looks particularly good. Not many
    yacht
    s, but the couple photographed look good,is there a problem with wind on the canal?
    2 months ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: Graupner Optimist 1978
    With childhood memories of my STAR
    yacht
    purchased in Bridlington circa 1958 - the Graupner Optimist was my first RC
    yacht
    , purchased second hand (also with Futaba 4ch 27mhz FP4FN TX when livinging in Wellington NZ 1978. Happy Days ! Phil
    2 months ago by philcaretaker
    Forum
    exploding hammer festival
    Hmmm I wonder if I could rig that on the bow of a
    yacht
    .
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Report: North West region pensioner migrate: Pensioners apprehended 23:30hrs. offered suggestions as to boat club organize. Not an acceptable arrangement. A suggestion was made, that they club together, and buy a
    yacht
    , (NOTE - suggestion not by me) will further report when information is next available. report concluded, for your appraisal Fleet. WO Rooky
    2 months ago by Rookysailor
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Wales 1 Belorus 0 Report on Bristol Channel Patrol 10/09/19 After circling Flat Holm and Steep Holm, proceeded down channel. Sighted Car Transporter outward bound from Avonmouth. Radar sighting of vessel on a course from western end of Gower peninsula towards Porlock Weir, will investigate later as vessel will have to wait for tide into Porlock. Only other sighting, a ketch rigged
    yacht
    , heading north from Ilfracombe. Headed across Bideford bay to Clovelly. Sent duty seaboat in to investigate lights on harbour wall which returned with an invitation to party in hotel. Headed back up channel to Porlock, two fishing boats anchored off, one, the vessel we boarded on previous patrol. Ignored as not to arouse suspicion. will watch. Set course for Saundersfoot, getting daylight when we arrived there. Landrover with trailer loading boxes on quay, believed to be same one as we sighted on Rossili beach. Unusual activity for so early in morning, reported to Welsh HQ for investigation. Proceeded back up channel and returned to base. My conclusion is that there is something going on and it is based on Porlock, the Gower and Saundersfoot. Will coordinate future patrol with times that vessels can be leaving Porlock in hopes of obtaining better information. MDSM Nerys
    2 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Night Watch
    Don't panic Middy Nerys "You'll never walk alone"!๐Ÿ˜‰ WO Rooky and Chief Cash have reported for duty. Lt. jg (Feline) is busy retraining his Red River Patrol crews for the Catnip raids!๐Ÿ™„ Oh well! I guess SEALs eat fish as well ๐Ÿ˜‰ Lt. Commander C.H. is drifting about somewhere! If you come across him haul him aboard please. He might be muttering incoherently about motor mounts and weevils in his keel or some such ๐Ÿ™„ wrap him in a blanket and give him a hot toddy in the Gun Room๐Ÿ‘ He might be accompanied by CPO Jacko? Sub Lt. Dodgy has come aboard unannounced, commensurate with his Black Ops. slithy tove duties! โ€˜Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe." (The Admiral is musing over his Grauer Burgunder ๐Ÿ˜‹ whilst watching an excellent series of documentaries about the WW2 submarine wars in the Atlantic and Pacific - Hell Underwater!) Midshipman Fireboat was also sighted but he's still tied up debugging and protecting the MoD computer net from hackers and Russian (and USโ˜น๏ธ) intrusions! Thus not available for deck duty. PO 1st Class Steve, from Down-under - ANZAC Division, has put in an appearance but is still absorbed in the trials of his new-fangled Hi Tech rowing boat. Beyond me but he seems to be enjoying it ๐Ÿ˜‰ Commodore Figtree has retreated to his Man Cave to recuperate from the unfortunate Ocean Going Tug debacle. You win some - you lose some! I fear Congress, SWMBO Commitee, will delete the program from his Western Command budget though!๐Ÿค” So it looks like you have the deck Middy, with the able support of WO Rooky and Chief Cash.๐Ÿ‘ Have this week seen with pleasure the construction reports of various candidates for the Admiral's new
    yacht
    (er .. I mean barge๐Ÿ˜œ) Good works chaps๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Steady as she goes Midship(wo)man. (Allow the Admiral to digress for a moment๐Ÿ˜‰) Origin of Woman! Adam was lonely in the Garden of Eden so the Lord agreed to create a companion for him. Using one of Adam's ribs (Ouch!) as 'raw material' the Lord set about creating his companion. When He was finished he took three steps back to contemplate the result and - spontaneously exclaimed -- "WO MAN!!") CU on the Forenoon Watch, will be expecting a full report of the nights excursions!! Just try to keep the fuel bills down please ๐Ÿค” Sec of the Navy tells me Congress has been on his case again about fuel budgets! G'night All๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค๐Ÿ’ค Weather report Munich area attached. "Paddy's Hurricane" ๐Ÿ˜‰
    2 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: Veronica
    Sorry I didn't know the correct term Ken๐Ÿ˜Œ Wouldn't have occurred to me in a million years! Ship's I worked on didn't have sails! Although I did spend an interesting day on a large
    yacht
    in the Canary Isles. I was hanging off the foremast filming porpoises to port while Gisela was hanging over the starboard stern rail feeding her breakfast to the fish and gulls๐Ÿ˜ฎ Was too busy filming to notice what was going on on the mast! (Or on the stern๐Ÿค” Got a bit of flak for that ๐Ÿค•) It was the pic of the planing spanes(?) wrapped round the mast like 'thing' in the vice that triggered my thoughts. Saw something similar in a Blog here about a superb working model of USS Constitution some time ago. Think they were brass though, may be wrong, no one's perfect! Nice puzzle Ken ๐Ÿ‘ Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž PS "Wife not at home , Hence doing it in her sink, hehe " Aha! 'er indoors ---> 'er outdoors ----> mice will play! ๐Ÿ˜ Beware the wrath of a woman tricked! Hope she doesn't know your site password Ken!! Still like the idea of Retsina chewing gum though๐Ÿ˜†
    3 months ago by RNinMunich
    Response
    Re: HELP needed on a hull.
    Thank you for posting that video Doug. Gaff rig at it's best. Reminded me what wonderful craft the oyster smacks are. When I was involved with the Swale Match in the 1970's we always had a good contingent sail across the estuary to compete. Also, it is believed that the oldest sailing craft in the world still sailing is an oyster smack, Boadicea built at Maldon in 1808, yes 1808. She worked until 1938 but has been treated as a
    yacht
    since then. She is a bit different to most oyster smacks though, in having a transom stern. Maybe this will encourage you to rig your hull like an oyster smack Boatshed,you couldn't go wrong if you did. Nerys
    3 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Veron Huntsman 28 riding the white horses!
    Hi Admiral, Very good! I do recall some time ago there was something like a chrome paint. I have seen some scratch built luxury
    yacht
    models and I am sure that they would not take such delicate parts to a chrome plater. Martin555.
    3 months ago by Martin555
    Response
    Re: MK1 Micro Magic converted to race spec
    Great little
    yacht
    s, our club have a few made by members. Our club boats are Thunder Tiger Victorias! I'm about to build a Micro Magic 2014.
    3 months ago by Biggles
    Forum
    Glasgow transport museum
    Just spent a brilliant day at the Glasgow transport museum and kelvin grove art gallery,the ship models are incredible,difficult to take pictures through glass will try to make them better with photo shop .one of the magnificent models was of the Imperial Russian
    yacht
    Lavadia built by John Elder &Co at Fairfield shipyard.these models need to be seen to be believed if you need insperation and your near Glasgow pop in you won't be disappointed.
    3 months ago by marky
    Directory
    HydroPro Affinity
    yacht
    This is a 650mm long
    yacht
    and was brought out as a cheaper alternative to the DragonForce 65. It has a wider beam than the DF but the sails etc. are very similar. It is a great
    yacht
    to sail and is ideal for learning to sail as it was for me.
    3 months ago by ChrisF
    Forum
    Movies.
    The 'Medusa' in the 'Riddle of the Sands, is a
    yacht
    owned by a retired German Naval Officer. Dollman, he is trying to keep 'Dulcibella' away from the area where the German invasion barges are moored.
    3 months ago by Nerys
    Directory
    (
    yacht
    ) Koh-i-Noor
    I bought this
    yacht
    via a well known auction website. it was owned by an old gent who had passed away and was covered in dust and the ABS white hull had yellowed with age. I cleaned the
    yacht
    up, rubbed the timber decks down and varnished them, re-painted the superstructure, rubbed down the hull and spayed the hull a grey/brown colour. it came complete with auxiliary motor, batteries, sail winch servo, ESC and navigation light switching unit. The
    yacht
    sails perfectly and looks great on the water. A real bargain buy. (Motor: Robbe) (ESC: Hitec Gold) (9/10) I have now made and fitted a fin to the keel to imprve the handling of the
    yacht
    in higher winds. Robbe used to supply one as an accessory but not avialable now of course so I made my own using layers of lead sheet wrapped in plasticard then filled, sanded to shape, fitted and painted to match the hull/keel. Certainly improves the sailing and the
    yacht
    doesn't heel over in high winds or gusts as it did previously.
    3 years ago by ads90
    Forum
    Help identifying this model boat
    Hi Norm, being as how you're in the US and I'm in Oz I reckon it is not much use me recommending a local Oz sail-maker. From what I can gather from other fora (like that? My high school Latin does get some use) in the US a pretty good maker seems to be Carr Sails http://www.carrsails.com/ I am guessing that the cost of a set of sails for your
    yacht
    would be similar to those quoted for the Bearospace 'ANNIE'. $225 may sound like a lot but, from what I can gather, his sails are pretty well at the top of the pile. Check with a local sailing club, there are heaps of people around that make their own sails as well as lesser known sail-makers. The club may be able to point you in the right direction. Unashamed plug for the Bearospace range of boats - I have no financial interest. There is a lot of info in these blogs to assist in building and making parts for semi-scale sailers : https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2990671-Bearospace-Sloop-EMMA https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2550991-Bearospace-schooner-Irene https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3294855-Bearospace-Schooner-Annie I hope this can help you. Cheers from Down Under, Terry
    4 months ago by terrymiff
    Response
    Re: Graupner Optimist 1978
    It's very relaxing Martin, if you are not in a powerboat mood, just sit in your chair and know that the only battery you have to worry about just has to power a couple of servos,(winch and rudder) no motors or drive shafts or ESCs to worry about, and you can pretty much stay out there all day if you have good TX batteries, and your rec is powered by a UBEC from your main battery. I've sailed full sized small boats (biggest was an 18ft 'A' class cat ) since I was 12yrs old (54yrs) so it's just a miniature extension of that. I still have 2 small
    yacht
    s (12ft and 15ft) and a 12ft dinghy with a 15hp motor for fishing, all rebuilt (the dinghy and 12 footer I got for free) but I'm finding that every time I go out now I come back covered in bruises, (clumsy old man syndrome) Here's a short video of a bit of my last 22km run in the dinghy to an island just up the coast from where I live. I took advantage of a brilliant day! (we don't get them that calm too often) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKSBjMllKQg John B
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Sailing, model or the real thing.
    Sounds like your
    yacht
    might not be set up properly . Sailed a friend of mines with ease - then bought a cheapish RTR boat. Had enormous problems going about etc. Spoke to my friend and was informed that both his despite being very expensive ARTR's needed a lot of modification to run successfully. Mods included moving the mast back about 10mm . increasing rudder movement /size and increasing keel weight. My RTR needed extra keel weight , mast moving back nearly an inch and the rudder throw increased. Now its a pleasure and no longer gets locked in stays whilst gybing which was its favourite trick prior to the mods. Perhaps a local MY sailing club might provide some help
    5 months ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    Know what you mean Martin, it's a bit like the
    yacht
    sailers here, they all sail the same boats and they all turn up, take over an area for most of the day and if you dare to try and launch a boat while they are racing watch out. It's quite comical really, watching them all marching up and down the pond like bunch of ducks with their TXs held out the same way. They can get real serious with the racing as well. I was in a large boat club years ago and there were always arguments between the
    yacht
    and powerboat guys and it was always the old (I can say that 'cause I am now) serious
    yacht
    ing codgers whingeing about their allotted day having not been suitable (weather wise) and wanting to take the powerboat day as well because the weather was nicer. Needless to say, in the end, the power boats went their own way, along with the sail and scale guys and the club ceased to exist. It just became too snobby and separated and no fun any more. Even now, the scale modeling in NZ is pretty dead and if you look at the Auckland club website you'll see why. https://marinemodellers.org.nz/. No info, no updates, no new pics etc. Some of the guys who were in this club were the same as were in the afore mentioned club 30+ yrs ago and they were old then. I tried to contact them and got very little back other than the might be there on Sat mornings for a couple of hours. Why even bother maintaining a web site? You are pretty much on your own now with model boats here and hardly anyone sells boat parts any more, (Ebay and Aliexpress are the modelers friends now)
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    Don't know if you have ever heard of D N Goodchild (David) from Bala Cynwyd in Penn USA, (also under the name 'The Press At Toad Hall'). He used to do beautiful reproductions of old boat plans (small
    yacht
    s, racing boats, hydros, cabin boats etc) from the 20s to 60s. Unfortunately he suddenly ceased the business (supposedly due to ill health) and his huge heritage home (the entire basement was a print shop) was up for sale. I managed to get a few plans (including my 15ft US 1952 designed day sailer) before he closed. The plans were full plans on A4 including lofting photos, drawings and building instructions and came in a nice folder all for around $18 US. You could easily have made a model from any of the plans as they showed all the profiles etc. A lot of people were very disappointed when he closed as he was very popular. You can probably still find his boat building tutorials on Youtube. I've included a small sample of his work (if I win Lotto I'll have this boat built). John B.
    5 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    46'' RAF Crash Tender
    "...I am assuming that she is made using wood...." Er, no. The boat referred to is the well-known ready-to-run toy marketed by Victory Industries in 1954. It was very successful, would be seen on many boating ponds in the 50s and 60s, and is still quite common on Ebay. See Phil Smith's excellent site tracking plastic models from this company - I have linked to the page with the Crash Tender. These toys were probably where the black-white-grey colour scheme first originated... VIP (Victory Industries Products) also did a matching model of the 'Mercury' - a Vosper high speed
    yacht
    built for Stavros Niarchos in about 1960, and based on the Brave patrol boat class. Three gas turbines - 60kt plus. Still in existence, though now renamed 'Brave Challenger'... see https://www.philsmith.co.uk/VIP/1960.htm These early plastic toys all suffered to a varying extent from warping over time. https://www.philsmith.co.uk/VIP/1954.htm
    5 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Back for Summer
    That would be up to the client, Doug. I think he is suing for costs and so he should. Incompetent bastards! I think I'd sooner play The Doors. Didn't he sing about getting his mojo working? Just finished a stretched Ferrari 312 (Parkes) body pattern, a Jebro Mk1 H Mod and an HO (small slot cars are actually 1/64th, but they annoyingly call it HO) McLaren M1B. Matra MS 80 next! Car brake light keeps flickering on the dashboard, so more expense. That's what these things pay for! We had to get something Chris could more easily get in and out of so we chopped in the Peugeot 206CC for a Suzuki Swift VVT. 4 doors, 4 seats and space for my models, be they
    yacht
    s or aircraft. I really must try to get some stuff done on the Chris Craft (Sea Hornet), Darby One Design and Spitfire Outboard racer. I treated myself to an inrunner brushless for the lovely HobbyKing CNC machined o/b, which I've turned into a Godiva 40, instead of a Mercury. Well, I am an old tub thumper and a complete Coventry Climax obsessive and the Godiva 40 had a CC engine on its end. The one which became the Hillman Imp engine, the FWMA, Feather Weight Marine Automobile. NOT a damned fire pump, whatever drivvle you may read about them. So, as odds and sods progress, I will post pics and chat about them. BTW, the aforementioned Mike Parkes was the engineer responsible for helping Hillman make the FWMA into the Hillman Imp engine as well as being a very decent racing driver! Cheers, Martin
    5 months ago by Westquay
    Forum
    46'' RAF Crash Tender
    Hi Ray, Not withstanding the preceding chat about 'scale or not scale' and to answer your original question. As Dodgy and some others say planked and varnished looks very nice, on a sports boat,
    yacht
    or fantasy designs, but totally inappropriate for a naval, RAF Marine Branch or working boat. It would be far too labour and cost intensive to maintain. Not to mention downright dangerous on a wet deck. Attached therefore is a copy (100th generation?๐Ÿค”) of the original Vosper painting plan for the #93 and 94 Fireboats / Crash Tenders as built. In this it is clear (but not so easy to read so I made a negative of the original) that the decks and superstructure (coamings and cabin tops) were all the same colour grey. Deck non-slip, superstructure smooth. IMHO this is the colour- https://www.e-paint.co.uk/Lab_values.asp?cRange=BS%20381C&cRef=BS381C%20631&cDescription=Light%20grey As shown in this chart of the BS381 colours of the time. https://www.e-paint.co.uk/BS381%20Colourchart.asp Or you could use https://www.e-paint.co.uk/Colour_alternatives.asp It might also be a BS651 colour, in which case- https://www.e-paint.co.uk/Colour_alternatives.asp?cRange=Pantone%20C&cRef=651%20C&metallic2=False&cDescription= At the end of the proverbial day it's your choice. Just wanted to try to answer your actual question. Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž PS If scale accuracy, at least for the paint scheme is no longer important I'll quit my research and archive digging except for my own projects.
    5 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Abergavenny steam and vintage show.
    Hi Colin . would be quite reluctant to admit how many half finished boats I possess - shall we say quite a few, at present there are about 15 completed that are still with me . Gave my grandson a large Ripmax speed boat - loves it but restricted to their swimming pool which is a bit small. (lots of home pools in SA). Making up a kit from a Graham Goodchild design to build with him when he visits in August. - easy and a more appropriate size. Tried to get my son interested but he was among the first of the IT generation - so computers got him to the extent its now his life's work. Did not help when aged about seven he fell into the harbour at our clubs dam whilst running my Rhodesian Patrol Boat - very proud of not getting the transmitter wet - but embarrassed and seemingly lost interest after that. Now he is a lot older and moving with work to Seattle it might be easier to get him interested as its got a lot of sailing places around............. Saddest loss was a boat given by an old friend of the family - an aluminum hulled motor
    yacht
    driven by a Taycol "Star" via the then usual 4 1/2 volt cycle lamp battery. Saw the same hull on Ebay also with a Star fitted some years ago but was unable to come up with the 50 odd quid they wanted. Think it possibly could have been a Basset Lowke
    yacht
    hull available in those long ago days , to fit out with your own deck & superstructure as our old friend did.
    6 months ago by redpmg
    Response
    Re: Fairacre broads cabin cruiser
    The farm is a fair way from the sea,- someone was not on watch obviously. Not my car, some guys doing building maint. We can park on that cobbled area you've pictured on the opposite side, (room for about 8-10 cars,-usually chokka when the
    yacht
    s are racing) There is a nice little jetty built by the Gulf Harbour Model
    yacht
    Club next to it which is great for setting up and launching. It's all part of the big Gulf Harbour Marina development and pond is actually a drainage control pond. Was full of Koi carp to keep the weed down (carp were rented from a company by the council, but there was some dispute and the company came and removed their carp) probably missed a lot and they breed like flies, so it should come right. Pond's pretty weed free all the same. Pics of the jetty (from the HSL) with some old codger sitting on it, and the real HSL in the Bayswater Marina (Waitemata harbour Auckland), which I have been on board (once recently,-Modded- and once 50yrs ago-original form) Its' story is on the Waitemata Woodys website under W1. The other pond is at the Onepoto reserve near the city on the waterfront. Bit of a drive (20mins down the motorway all the way)
    yacht
    s there as well. The pics with the Marine modellers club - Panmure Basin - East Auckland (the only scale model boat club in Auckland and virtually dead (pics are old), - only about 3 or 4 scale clubs in the country!) we tend to go more for the full scale here. Evening, JB
    7 months ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    hull trouble on vintage
    yacht
    hi all as you know I did a refurb on a vintage
    yacht
    and have been sailing a few times but this week after a few hours sailing i looked inside (HORROR) ingress of water the hull was striped and sanded and under coated then 4 coats of Humbrol Enamel what can i use over this to seal the hull
    8 months ago by jacko
    Forum
    hull trouble on vintage
    yacht
    Thanks for all you advice and help looks like its a re strip and a coat of EzeKote and then more painting as i am trying to do a vintage i like to do things that they did when the
    yacht
    was first built back in the 40's
    8 months ago by jacko
    Forum
    Jollie
    yacht
    Has anyone plans/info regarding Robbe Jollie
    yacht
    ,in particular the crew member mechanism.
    8 months ago by 2shaws
    Blog
    Flying Scotsman. Iron paddle tug
    This is a scratch build using plans from Brown,Son &Ferguson Ltd. plans come on three A1 sheets which include hull profiles, plan and elevation views, and details of two types of paddles. A straight forward one and paddles fitted which an excentric mechanism. The latter is supposed to be the most efficient with the paddles turned to maintain max area to the water. While researching found this web site with more detail. However the text is in German but it has loads of detailed drawings in PDF format. http://www.john-tom.com/RcShip/Strongbow%20Paddle%20Steamer/StrongbowPlansComplete.pdf Research showed that lots of these tugs were built in the late 1800, using the same design. My build was named because it was one of the last built for a Glasgow shipping company. Taken from tynetugs web site Name: FLYING SCOTSMAN Launched: 12/09/1898 Completed: 1898 Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields Yard Number: 188 Dimensions: 177grt, 29nrt, 118.0 x 20.1 x 10.1ft Engines: SL1cyl (38.25 x 56ins), 90nhp, 400ihp Engines By: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields Propulsion: Paddle Construction: Iron Reg Number: 108767 History: 1898 Clyde Shipping Co Ltd; registered at Glasgow 13/05/1948 Christopher & Richard Jennings, London; renamed CAMBRIAN 16/01/1951 Broken up Comments: Last paddle tug built for the Clyde Shipping Co 1898: Cost ยฃ4650 25/08/1939 to 16/10/1939: On War Department service 13/05/1948: Sold for conversion to a
    yacht
    . Subsequently abandoned at Oban 16/01/1951: Arrived at Troon for breaking up
    8 months ago by Hillro
    Response
    Re: Virgin Atlantic Challenger
    This is a nice looking
    yacht
    . Where did you get the plans from? I would like to have a go at this one for my next build. Have you tried changing the rudder for a more conventional one?
    8 months ago by StuartE
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) Paula III
    A great little boat from Graupner, plenty of detail and sails/handles very well. it has been sunk on our lake by one of the other larger
    yacht
    s but I managed to retrieve it and dry it out - the only issue is that I don't have too much low speed control in forward from the ESC but nevertheless works still. I have just given my Paula 3 a makeover - just used some spare bits and pieces that were left over from othere builds, plus a good rubbing down and re-spray. (Motor: 540) (ESC: Fleet Control Systems) (8/10)
    6 years ago by ads90
    Directory
    (
    yacht
    ) French Pond
    yacht
    Based on traditional pond
    yacht
    s, I've seen online, I've come up with this simple design, to be built from ordinary ply, card or balsa. there's no shear, that's because I wanted to keep the design simple. Feel free to download would really appreciate any photos of models & comments, thank-you. (5/10) 16/03/2019 I've revised Drawing -1
    8 months ago by Nifty_Paul
    Place
    help needed to rig a model
    yacht
    ok next tuesday BM cafe or upstairs7pm see u then
    9 months ago by nutrunner
    Place
    help needed to rig a model
    yacht
    Thanks so much. I hope to come to your next meeting at the Boat Museum.
    9 months ago by vintagediamond
    Place
    help needed to rig a model
    yacht
    im sure we can help u we hold our meeting every second tuesday of the month at the boat museum cafe from 7pm or we could make arrangments for u to bring it to our site at the hooton park trust just off jn 6 m53 ch65 1bq where we have members who can help u hope this helps
    9 months ago by nutrunner
    Place
    help needed to rig a model
    yacht
    Is there anyone in the E'Port model club willing to help with re attaching the sail rig of a model made by my brother? Have blue prints and photos to help. I live in Neston and can bring the boat to a meeting if you have them? My sailor brother missing at sea, we are holding a memorial service and want to display the
    yacht
    . Thanks.
    9 months ago by vintagediamond


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