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"Steelwork" fabricated ! by Ballast Commander   Posted: 21 hours ago

"Steelwork" fabricated ! by Ballast Commander   Posted: 1 day ago
'A' Frame fabricated and offered up for fixing to gunwales and for'ard rails and then a coat of paint !!! Shame to have to paint all that lovely brass !!!

Seabreacher by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Steve Plenty of suggestions being made. I use waterjets and you should be aware of the max revs quoted by the manufacturer. You exceed this figure at your own risk. I agree with the previous comments regarding brushless delivering far more power if powered by Lipo. Ballast is a crucial part of the equation and the Sea Breacher has a large volume of air in its hull which makes it very buoyant. Like a sub perhaps some form of ballast tank that can be vented may be worth considering. You really need to speak with someone who is into submersibles as they have the experience and knowledge of how best to proceed. The Model Boat Convention is on next weekend and they sometimes have submariner modellers in attendance. Good luck Dave

Dont throw your tins out. by mactin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
No probs, its only a basic single ballast tank and motor setup some of my other stuff ends up looking like the engine room of a type 21. theres lots more detail on my site but heres a few internals of different boats ive done. cheers Neil

Deck Clutter by Ballast Commander   Posted: 13 days ago
Bait Table, Crab Box, Knives and Sharpening steel, pot frame, baskets and bait tray.

The build so far !!! by Ballast Commander   Posted: 13 days ago
Starboard side railings and shooting bar in place along with hydroslave pot hauler and for'ard Morse controls plus crew all kitted out , even with a mug of tea !!! Onward !!!

Trumpeter Seawolf Conversion by haleskevin Petty Officer   Posted: 17 days ago
I have seen this done a few times online and figured it would be a quick turn around; I was wrong. Every time I think I have it licked, another problem arises. I am at two pumps, one motor, two micro switches and three servos. I do not have batteries or cooling for the motor figured out. But when I get tired of my scratch builds I go back to this. I did my math and six vessels await my attention plus these two fine examples. Then, I start looking at plans for another one. I may have a problem. Latest picture is the ballast tank sealed with fittings.

HMS Illustrious Aircraft carrier by Gdaynorm Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi Doug, No wonder you're a fleet admiral! Sounds as if you have had quite a time, and I'd guess just about retiring, which I've been for some sixteen years now after most of my adult life running tour coaches, twenty years overland to India and Nepal. Resurrected model ship building when I came to Canada. There is a guy in Hamilton with an American carrier which is about seven feet long. He has a special box and trailer for it. Installs the ballast after launching. It sails well, though does not like wind, and is not much to look at. He had it on our lake about three years ago for our annual Canada day regatta. My longest ship is HMS Ceres, five feet. Sails well and is remarkably stable for such a narrow really oversize destroyer. Back to sorting out pom pom control systems about half an inch high, and fguring out how to fit the windscreen to Fairey Fulmars. Best Norm

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Step one coated inside of hull with polyester resin, poured in and rotated till all surfaces were coated. Poured excess into baking tray lined with greaseproof paper and mixed it with sand and left to set (later to be cut into small sections to use as ballast weights) Now leave for two days to fully cure before painting with White Hamerite.

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by GrahamP74 Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
I agree Ballast, tough job, low pay, harsh conditions... but such a rush when you start hauling and see a full cod end or pot...

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Ballast Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
When I worked on the real boat of which my model is a replica! None of our crew were built like Canabus' !!! If they had have been we wouldn't have had to earn a living fishing !!!😤😤😤

Experimemtal by tysonyoung Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 5/10] 72" Experimemtal Capable of 11mph and a runtime of 120mins Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Ebay Purchase. Originally a test tank model. Pumped water ballast no rudder or keel. Now fitted with lead fin ballast plus 2 7ah gel cells. and auxiliary motor. Sailing rig "A" class . 72in long 32 in beam .Hull strip wood deck fibre board. Sail winch and heavy duty rudder servo fitted. Design guess work !! Note picture of setting up rudder. 3 years work.

Crew ready! by Ballast Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Graham. Who are the crew (what characters)? Looking good the oilskins !!! I see you've used the textured ones ! I used smooth. Well done with the ageing etc !!!

Crew ready! by GrahamP74 Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks to ballast for the great idea to use rubber gloves for oilskins. Really happy with how they look and have added some brown fence paint to them to dirty them up a little..

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Ballast Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Aye aye Cap'n !!!