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Clinker Potting and Crab Boat by Ballast Lieutenant   Posted: 18 hours ago
Thanks for your mail Robert and I look forward to the hull arriving. Your Clinker Crabber is a typical south east coast beach boat like the ones in the picture from Hastings invariably had a foremast and mizzen mast. The foremast was for carry hauling gear and lights and the mizzen had a sail to assist the boat to lie into wind and tide when hauling pots. Notice the simple wheelhouses. They were lovely old boats with loads of character as your is. My profile picture is the boat I am building.

First post... by Midlife306 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Dave, That looks like a really nice piece of water! I have a massive appreciation for the work, skills & dedication involved in building & running accurate scale models. My fascination is with fast boats, K7 in particular & although the design is over 60 years old now, it's still a bit of a hooligan. It just didn't occur to me that someone with a boat like mine would be welcome amongst the scale community, at first scan through list of clubs there isn't anything on my doorstep, I'll have to increase my radius. My skill levels are limited but as they say every day is a school day & I'm picking up new knowledge & skills as I go along. The concern for me between IC & Brushless is on one hand add fuel & run for hours vs add batteries & run for minutes. 240+ amp esc's can cost the same as a half decent 30cc IC engine but to be honest for me the sound of electric motors is far more preferable to IC. I guess I need to take on as much advice as possible before I start splashing the cash. I'm certainly not pigheaded enough to ignore advice given, that's for sure. I've seen a video on YouTube of a guy building an aeroplane fuselage without a mold, by creating a blue foam plug & fibreglassing over it, once the fibreglass has been smoothed & filled it is split to remove the foam core, he ended up with a large lightweight fuselage that only needed minor bracing to make it strong enough to fly. This idea really appealed to me so I went out today and bought a load of blue foam, I'll have a go at building the sponsons first & see how I get on... Cheers Wayne

from the Philippines by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Hi Analyst, What are your plans I'm sure you'll find very helpful group of people here on the website. in the mean while, What kind of vessel are you planning on building. Is it a police boat, a navy boat a fireboat? Are you going to have it built from plans? You should order all your electronics from the internet! I order from Cornwall Model Boats in the UK. http://www.cornwallmodelboats. co.uk/index.html They have very good prices, I live in the US and I get my parts in a week and half. Good luck with your project, can't wait to see what you'll be building! 👍 Ed.

from the Philippines by analyst Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 29 days ago
Thanks FIGTREE7NTS! Thank You for the kind words. Honestly I've been searching the net for quite some time because I want to build a boat and hearing those welcoming words from one of the member is really heart-warming. actually, I'm planning of building a USV type sea craft. soon i will venture on model boats as a hobby but for the meantime a USV is my priority since it will greatly help in my work. I'm in the field of Law Enforcement here in the country and stationed along the coastal areas. we have locals here who are skilled boat makers as their way of living so i think workmanship will be the least of my concern as long as i can provide appropriate design and dimension. one of my big task is to properly identify the components inside which on that part i have very little knowledge. all of the components will be purchased over the internet(1 month delivery time) so for me it is imperative to have a guide/list on the suitable components. if you can lend me some advice regarding what model to be used and links for a plan will be very much appreciated. though I'm working with LE agency, this project will be personally funded since the "bosses" are not yet ready to spend those $$$ for a ready made one 😤. despite of this, I'm willing to spend from my own pocket just to improve the capability of our agency. Hope you will not kick me out from this forum guys because my initial plan is not yet a model boat but soon I'll be making one also from the designs and finished project here in the site. pardon me for my long post. i just really need your help. thanks again for the welcome! 😁

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by andyhynes Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Excellent boats. i have scratch built a vosper 510 1/24 scale known as the long boat. Im also building a 73" vosper 379 which has become a bit of a project? Its a bit big and i am not looking for trying to sail it in my local pond. last time i tried it i nearly chucked myself in the pond to the delight of some onlookers.

Rediscovering my old hobby. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Rewind…. When I first started my build blog I described my visit to the London Model Engineer exhibition in January 2016 and that my enthusiasm for model making was re-kindled. It was as a result of seeing a crash tender model on the Blackheath MPBC stand and getting into conversation with the owner of the boat. He went on to inform me that kits were still being made for them and he gave me the names of a couple of companies to look at. His valuable information led to some further research on the subject and finding various sites including this one which I immediately registered with, and I subsequently bought a Vintage Model Works 46" RAF crash tender kit and embarked on my rediscovered hobby. Fast forward…. I attended the same exhibition this January and was delighted to see the same chap on his club stand and I took the opportunity to remind him of our previous meeting and discussion and to thank him for his advice and recommendations. He looked at some of the photographs of my boat that I had on my camera and he was very complimentary on my building efforts. That chap is Phil Abbott, otherwise known to his friends as Steamboat Phil, and I would like to give him the credit for re-igniting my model making interest. Thanks Phil, I hope you are following and enjoying my build blog. Robbob

New Lake at Colwyn? by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
glad to see that big lake will be back in use, I'm not that old, and remember the paddle boats there, then it all fell into disrepair. I take it the dinosaurs have moved out of the new club house! I take it general parking is either infront of the old bike rental building (from the prom) or up at the swimming pool at the top of the hill? Will this years mayors regatta be there? maybe I can bring my avatar picture some time!😊

King-Fisher changes made by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Robert, I saw that post when researching this boat, it helped me decide how to continue building the kit. If I do not want to use a water-jacket style motor, is there a motor you would recommend. I have several battery packs; One pack is a 4200 - 7.2 v NIMH The other are two packs both being 2400 - 7.2 NIMH these are with connectors to allow longer run time. Thanks, Ron P.S. I am relatively a new builder.

Down east Lobster Yacht by Grandpa Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Found these plans and set about enlarging them on my AutocadLt software. Now I have a set of bulkhead plans to begin making the boat. Anyone have experience with building one of these?

Soldering suppressors to motor by mikelin2 Seaman   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Very new to boat building and have started with the Krick Lisa M so far so good' but am now confused as to how to solder the suppressors to the 400 motor. Any guidence would be much appreciated. the motor comes with three suppressors and im unsure how/where to fit. the motor has one "teminal" Red all others are grey.

Sea Rover Help by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Simon. Just like Canabus I have a few of this type of boat, all with brushless motors. So just to confuse you, 😀 here is the Sea Rover I am building at the moment, the motor is a Speed 600 I have a few photos of the build if you need them. Why did I choose a Speed 600, it was in my box of bits 😀 Alan

Sea Rover Help by simonricho Seaman   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi, I am new to powered rc boats having previously only had sail boats, I am building an aerokits sea rover and really have no idea on the motor , esc , batteries , prop size etc . Is there somewhere I can find out what will work with what . Is water cooled worth thinking about ? Any advice would be gratefully received. Thanks Simon

San Pedro Push Boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks, I hope to put up a Video of my Push Boat and Barges this summer. If I were close to a pond I would be there every day, Oh to dream. I think I'll be building some sort of wagon! I miss going to the ponds...

What Colour? by cormorant Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
I have recently finished an Aeronaut Pilot Boat using a Halfords aerosol spray - VW Brilliant Orange, the colour recommended by a fellow modeller. It gave excellent results for a very modest price. I am now building a 49" Perkasa and am looking to use the same type of paint. Can anyone help with the corresponding shade of sea grey used on this type of boat please? Steve

Sea Queen by ron1956 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
Thats a very nice boat, enjoyed the video, thank you for posting it,Im just getting started with boats and enjoy seeing vids of them in action. Would like to have a go at building one when I have more time, thanks again 😀 😀