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fuse holder by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 hours ago
Hi Dodgy, The board for Colin's Supermarine yes. After I modified my original version when I discovered excessive heating effects during initial trials. The 'little ones' I made for my Taycol Target no, not quite! Will publish details, with wiring diagrams and test results, in the relevant blogs shortly. Cheers, Doug 😎

Mast fittings by jbkiwi Lieutenant   Posted: 5 hours ago
I've sailed and re-rigged small full scale yachts and catamarans all my life and never seen a fitting like that. Perhaps it was put there as a halyard or stay 'tidy' for storage purposes? looks more like an upside down boat cover tie down clip or part of a latch. Perhaps try the door and lock section at your local hardware super store. Found this on google. As the other guys have said though, probably hand made. Usually, no rigging fittings on yachts have square edges unless they are part of a fitting.

Tarpon hardware help by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Gordon, "the boat is to be a present for my son. He works abroad for long periods and I reckon a lead acid would go flat beyond recovery." In that case an SLA (especially the types produced to power alarm and emergency lighting systems) would be your best bet. They can be left on trickle charge indefinitely. Two 6V in series might be better than one 12V to help with trimming out the boat. I use a pair of 6V 3Ah (about 600gm each) in my 135cm destroyer and 107cm submarine. They run for hours if I don't keep the pedal to the metal all the time. 😉 Back home I stick 'em on the trickle charger and leave 'em until the next outing. They've lasted my several years so far. Much longer than my NiMhs. An NiMh looses approx 1% of it's charge per day. So, assuming it starts fully charged, in 3 months or less it would be in Deep Discharge and have joined the Dodos😭 Cheers, Doug 😎

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
I think Hydrogen Peroxide is the active ingredient in Vanish and the like. It is regarded as "The Safe Bleach" in the cleaning products industry. It remains active on cleaned surfaces for up to 72 hrs.Hypochlorite types only for as long as you can smell them. It is safe to use on just about any surface or fabric and mixed with a small amount of say washing up liquid it will clean body fats from baths and showers and other fats from cookers and work surfaces. Also removes mould etc. It produces no toxic fumes and is safe on the skin. I worked for a company called Environmental Chemicals who were devoted to safer cleansing alternatives. You would be amazed at it's effect on a previously washed bread board. I won't list all they made but the one with the HP in it was very popular with industry and the public. I could identify most of their chemicals used by smell and Hydrogen Peroxide was one. Well not so much a smell but it's action on my nasal passages. Likewise with gas fire and boiler fumes. A very handy thing to have when I was plumbing/gas fitting. Anyway back to the point. You can bleach your sails safely with it as often as you like to make them as white (or_ grey) as you like. It also shifts grime from painted/varnished wood and metals. A mention was made by someone (Westie ?)of metal masts etc on a star Yacht. I thought all Star yachts had all wooden masts and spars. I knew the Denyes.Jean-Jacques in particular and was allowed into the hallowed halls once or twice but didn't see everything. I was told that after the war wood was in short supply and old mangle rollers that were made with apple wood were sought and used . I am waiting to get back on my feet to restore the two yachts I was given for my two boys at that time.Around '67/68. Only the smaller unnamed ones. I don't know what no they are. I've already made a mast for one but all metal fittings will need cutting out afresh and new suits of sails acquired. Regarding sails. Handkerchiefs are too fine a material to allow recovery in a blow down. They don't allow the water out so keep the yacht flat. Anyone know of an alternative solution? Sorry to go on but I hope this diatribe has been helpful to someone.👍

First Dip !! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Lovely woodwork Canabus, especially around the stern 👍👍👍 Hope you're not going to cover it up with paint!! 😲 Hat off! 😉

Transmitter-Rain Cover by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
If the battery was along side the motor you could wrap some fleece fabric over both and use the heat from the motor(s) to keep the battery warm.👍😊

Transmitter-Rain Cover by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Actually I am more concerned about how to keep the Transmitter dry in misty wet weather than warming my hands. Sometimes here in Canada we can be sailing our boats when a sudden squall will pop up. How to keep my transmitter dry under those conditions is my main concern. In Canada we have hand warmers to put in our gloves that work very well. Shrug off the coldest days with these "pocket furnaces." Slip warmers into gloves, pockets, hard hats or between layers of clothing. Shake to use, air-activated. Heats up to 55°C (130°F). Safe, odorless and disposable. Heats up to 10 hours.

Transmitter-Rain Cover by CaptainFlack Apprentice   Posted: 17 days ago
If it's really cold you can add the "tyre warmers" available from Hobbyking

Transmitter-Rain Cover by DodgyGeezer Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Same here. I made a nice warm cosy out of a yard of leatherette - see below: Beats everything the wind and rain can throw at it...

Transmitter-Rain Cover by ukengineman Petty Officer   Posted: 17 days ago
Many years ago I used to do a lot of glider slope soaring. Standing on top of a hill on a windy day in the winter soon numbs the hands. I solved the problem by using an old tea cosy with a hole in the top. If the was rain around then a plastic bag was used over the top of the cosy. Alan

Transmitter-Rain Cover by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
HI Ron, I have a similar one, very useful in the colder months, stops the wind on your hands. As a by product it keeps the transmitter batteries warmer, so they last longer, got to workout how to keep my motor battery warm to get longer sailing times!!!

Transmitter-Rain Cover by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago style='background-color:yellow;'>cover.html Has anyone tried either of these products?

Equipment wire by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Peter, I use gpo telephone wire, the black outer cover has either 3 or 4 pairs of colour coded wire, it strips and solders very easily. I usually ask a bt engineer for offcuts when I see them working in my area. The od of the outer cover is about 8mm. The individual wires are about 1.5 od over the cover. Hope that this will help you. Cheers Colin.

Tarpon hardware help by Gordon-B Petty Officer   Posted: 19 days ago
Thanks Steve, my choice would have been lead acid, but the boat is to be a present for my son. He works abroad for long periods and I recon a lead acid would go flat beyond recovery. So my choice now is a NiMh Pack SubC of 9.8 or12V, minimum 5000mah in case he blows hiself up using LiPo's. I want the boat to have a speed around a brisk walking pace. Thank you again for your reply.

Brushless motors (again) by steve-d Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
Will need to put this on hold for a bit as I have just discovered a guy working in the next industrial unit to mine is into boating and has offered to give me a motor and ESC that he has 'outgrown'. In the mean time I need to replace the propshaft as it is not man enough plus a metal U/J. Bit of hacking required.