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Amsterdam Tug renovation/converstion by PMBDTCentral Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 16 days ago
Picked up a rather battered wooden hulled Amsterdam tug last Thursday. The intention is to give it some much needed TLC and convert it to one of the French Tenace Class tugs. It will be used as my clubs camera / rescue boat so accuracy and detail will come second to the functionality of its role. Currently I have stripped out everything except the motor so I can fit some strengthening and improve the watertightness of the hull

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95 by Bryan-the-pirate Commander   Posted: 21 days ago
It's been 4 months is there no owner who can use a camera?

Just getting started by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Chris, entirely understand re downloading pics from camera. 😁Those blue jobs look neat, haven't seen any like that over here - yet! I have 'oodles' of the little X clamps you've also used and a few mini alu G clamps. They are virtually thrown at you at the check outs in the DIY stores here - bag of 12 for a quid or so. Wish I could get to the IMBS 🤔 Re quoting posts; "PS Is there any way of quoting posts on this site as I haven't sussed how to do it if you can?" I haven't found any more elegant way of doing than that! Copy and paste (Control+C and Control+V) and putting it in quotes in the new post. Happy clamping 😉 Looking very good so far, cheers Doug 😎

Just getting started by ChrisF Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
You are absolutely right Doug but it was quite late with work (getting there, down to 3 days!) the next day and couldn't be ars@d to get the photo off my camera! But photos attached with other clamps pressed into action as well as only straight pieces of timber and not as much force required. I picked up those one-handed clamps from the International Model Boat Show and they are good as well but I only have two. Chris PS Is there any way of quoting posts on this site as I haven't sussed how to do it if you can?

Park lakes by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hope you get the result you deserve, I do all my testing on a 28acre weed free lake that is designated a wildlife sanctuary. It is also used by model flying boat club. And have not had any incidents in the twenty years we've been using it. Some bird watchers have even asked if we can carry a camera on the boats to film birds on the water and islands. The birds don't seem to mind. Cheers Colin.

MV TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks all for the words of encouragement and the leg pulling. I have no idea what happened. The pictures on my I Phone camera are all the right way up, I was not drinking or smoking anything and cannot be in the Antipodes as temperatures are still below freezing. Pity the thumbnail picture when uploaded was not bigger, might has spotted the error then. Anyway, Me Culpa!

Too Powerful Brushless ? by reilly4 Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Dave, Eventually we will have put together a body of knowledge that model boat builders can use with some certainty. At present the information is sketchy, hard to find and sometimes ambiguous. The motor designers and manufacturers have not been very helpful. For my La Combattante iii missile boat I used two Hobbyking Keda 720kV motors rated at 215 Watts and 19.3amps max. They were the first brushless motors I tried. I was not sure how many amps they would draw, so I connected an ammeter and fitted my video camera so it read the amps whilst operating. At full speed they used only 8 amps each. Each of the batteries is from 12V made from 9 x NiMH 9Ah D Cells. I easily get over an hour run time at good speed. The boat is 1605mm long so not small. This information may help someone.

The Fun Starts by deepdiver Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Now the fun starts I started by rubbing down the inside of the bulwarks, in doing so I found that they had not been taken down to their correct level. so I started by removing the excess until they were all at the correct level. I the started to fitting all new deck beams and tided up the gunge that had been used to fix the shafts and rudder posts, You my ask whey have I not use filler to smooth out the bulwarks, well I am going to try plastic card, I am hoping that it will work so when I come to fit all the rib's to the bulwarks I can use liquid glue and not super glue. Sorry but I will have to post the photos later as the battery in my camera need's charging. Fred

Excelsior by Gascoigne Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Excelsior has a very active life giving youngsters a taste of the sea with the Trust and does get about around Britain even taking part in the odd Tall Ships events. Been aboard with my camera at her home base in Lowestoft but but not sailed on her yet.

Lucy Barge by rcmodelboats Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 19" Lucy Barge - Comments: A quick barge that we built to mount cameras and sonar for fun/exploration

1960's original Aerokit Sea Commander - Cephas by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago

Recovery Boat by pjarrett Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 30"/2400g Recovery Boat Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 15mins Twin Propellors (2 Blade S Type 30mm) Direct Drive to a 500 type (Twin engines) (2 Blade S Type) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Credit for the design of this craft must go to Mote Park Club member 18 (Dave). I have not had the pleasure of meeting Dave yet but hope to in the near future. I looked at his Youtube entry and decided to build something very similar. Being a lone sailor most of the time, I thought it sensible to have some form of recovery craft. The craft was built in June 2017 and so far I have used it twice to recover other sailors craft! Worthwhile project and gives peace of mind when out on the lakes. Many thanks Dave! I added the camera so I could take some photos of my SeaSpray from a different perspective, I will upload photos as they become available.

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Sport - camera test. I have tested what will be seen from the camera position at the aft cabin of the model. I cannot find proper video ..

Tsb Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Sport - camera test. I cannot find proper video ..

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
I tried attaching to the roof of the cabin MD80 camera with a clip. In practice, the camera was unreliable. That's why I bought a small and reliable sports camera that I placed in front of mizzenmast.The camera has a scanning angle of 120 °.Looks OK. (Tested) The camera can be easily attached by sliding it to the mount (wooden cube)on the roof of the aft cabin.