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MTB385 & MTB623 by reilly4 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 hours ago
Vosper 73ft Type 1 MTB - Scratchbuilt. Now running two brushless motors and NiMH batteries. Photos previously posted. 1/24 Scale Fairmile D MTB623 belongs to a good friend. This boat was also featured in a previous video with my Fairmile D. The lake was a bit choppy with realistic sea conditions.

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 7 hours ago
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Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 7 hours ago
Riva Chris Craft finally finished after numerous coats of varnish and sanding.Beauty to work on especially as it was plans from Canada for 18 pounds and scrap two and three ply wood. Dumas supplied chrome accessories which gives that special look and were very helpful

Fireboat and Sunderland together again by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 hours ago
which catalina is that Doug? I have one, but its a foamie Dynam, not scratch built Paul

Airboat - one rudder? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 hours ago
Hi Steve The two models of your skimmer we have in our club both have two rudders. Others have built from scratch but all have moved to two rudders as this gives the best control. Our lake is large and perhaps on a smaller lake one rudder may be OK.

The Vosper 46” RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works by Lyle Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Dear Modellers and builders of the Vintage Model Works kit series. You will find my earlier pictures and various writings on the original earlier postings by me in OZ of my still some 30/plus years Crash Boat in which I wore out several I/C motors and my girl still runs in Salt Water at the local LAKE ILLAWARRA in New South Wales and you are somewhat fortunate with ready made fittings. I did not ever know of the "page" ( wish I had a copy ) on your wall of the rear well of fire hose details and fittings , wow what a bonus, as a colonial had several years till Peter Dimberline and I had contact and he helped me to authenticate my vessel. The ESSENTIAL secret of the Crash Boat is the spray rails. So many look toy in the videos and TOOOOOOO fast . The spray rails are doubled at width protruding from the hull and lesser at the point of "rise of the wood " towards the upper bow point. The depth is not too critical at a bit of about an eighth of an inch thickness or a bit thinner for the whole length as you do not want to see a "thick log ", rather again it is the width rather than depth. I know I have written on this before on this webb site in the past. The turns thus on the go become when starting on and STAY more on the go are more flatter rather like a full sized hull which has a planing/ flatter hull turn to the flatness of the water than a typical poorly behaving model boat hull which invariably heels TOOOO much and somewhat digging in , (in turns). The HARD CHINE hull design was meant to not only rise to a comfortable plane attitude but ALSO to turn without that annoying behaviour of "digging in" when it should still perform and exhibit that hard chine design attitude when in a turn . "Digging in" equals water resistance AGAINST the hull and loss of performance and loss of plane attitude and against wave resistance when the hull designers team is trying to maintain hard chine performance in the forward turning direction. I harp on this point that this hull design is one to respect . The older I get the more I expect of all my model machines that I am lucky to see on computers, as we certainly have more need to respect the masters, the likes of Peter Du Cane and T E Lawrence and Hubert Scott Payne of Vospers and Thornycroft and The British Power Boat Company and ELCO and Higgins, all of whom I have researched so much over my life and I have been to the memorial of Lawrence in the desert in Wadi Rum. I try to do it right. Regards to all builders Lyle. My mates and I have to run in 2 to 3 inch chop at times, such is the Lake Channel ! My wife has reminded me that some of my fleet do seem to have BLACK hulls and I only would build one model boat, when I bought the Aerobats Crash Boat home, the pictures are of some of my scratch built fleet.

Fireboat and Sunderland together again by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Paul, not bored - curious! Stumbled over it while looking for something else. Brilliant video, thanks for the link. 👍 Was it you who built the superb Catalina I've seen here??? Cheers Doug 😎

Fireboat and Sunderland together again by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
wow you must have been bored Doug resurrecting that! It was taken in the north west of England, Carr Mill lake. David built the Sundy from scratch, he doesn't use it much now, it was always tempremental getting the 4 motors to have equal thrust. That was the last time he used the fireboat, he is juts into planes now. I was surprised how iconic that picture was, and considering this forum is the birthplace of the fireboat website there wasn't many comments. Here is the sundy

Riva Chris Craft by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Finally the Riva completed. Numerous varnishing and rubbing down Dumas sent from America chrome fittings which gives really good finishing touch Built from plans and scrap plywood and veneer. So much more pleasure making than from kit. Will launch at Torrevieja boat club second Sunday of the month .

Flying draggon by Gascoigne Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 40" Flying draggon - Comments: Scratch built after some research into the type. A pirate Junk circa 1780.. Something unusual. Sails well. A hit with the kids.

Lady Dapne by Gascoigne Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36" Lady Dapne - Comments: Scratch built model of one of the famous Thames barges here sailing quitely at Eaton park Norwich looking fairly realistic. Hull plank on frame.

Albion by Gascoigne Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/2700g Albion - Comments: Scratch built with ply and balsa with a detachable keel. One of 4 wherries built. Delighted with sailing them.

Hathor by Gascoigne Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/2500g Hathor - Comments: Scratch built scale model of one of the restored wherries managed by the Wherry Trust. Model clinker planked with balsa.

Chinese junk by Gascoigne Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Scratch built from photographs taken in 1970 HonKong Meet the crew from the Junk! A tough looking bunch.

ANITA by rayedgecombe Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 20"/1800g ANITA Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 35mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: French fishing Boat built from billings kit hull