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Taycol Supemarine Resurrection by groovydad Seaman   Posted: 3 days ago
I sold a Taycol Standard on Ebay about 10 years ago and got £34 for it. I will tell you the wierdest of stories. When I was 8 years old, my father (still going strong now) made me a 36" Daytona Cabin Cruiser which was B and B constructed from an old pair of wardrobes so it was massively heavy and completely underpowered by a Taycol Star which ran on a large Eveready block battery. We used to sail it in the paddling pool in Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich. That was in the late 1960's. In 1991 I moved to Bournemouth and bought my property in Southbourne in Cranleigh Road, near to the junction with Beaufort Road and my rear garden backs onto the gardens in Lingdale Road. Check out the Google Map and Taycol booklet I have uploaded.😊😊😊

MV Rhapsody by davidhgreatbatch Captain   Posted: 4 days ago
Sea trials of my 1/15 scale model of a Freeman 32 Mk1 river cruiser

Speranza 03 by muddy Admiral   Posted: 15 days ago
Hello Gerhard, and thank you for the interest. Unfortunately Speranza is on hold and no building has taken place since the last photo update. The reason being i foolishly did not follow protocol with the Spruce chine stringers, and fitted or attempted to fit them as a solid, instead of laminating. A short while after they were pinned and glued they sprang and cracked on the bow formers. This will be repairable with a laminate behind or inside the stringer then shape as drawing. At the moment i have near completion a Gentleman's Cruiser named Elizabeth.. There is a blog on her.. Speranza is a nice build and should be a good all weather sailor. If you are building her, good luck and please send in photographs.. Regards Muddy

Pilot Boat by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Here's a picture of the building board I am using on on a small cabin cruiser, I hope this explains the principle. The excess lugs on each bulkhead are cut off after skinning.

A return to the hobby! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Abend Dampfgerd, Schau mal hier- Several Blogs and sources of plans. Grüß aus München, Doug 😎

Fairey Hunsman renovation part 3 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Thanks to ChrisF I am able to rebuild the boat with a different superstructure, but using the Huntsman 31 hull, he informed me of a Sport version of the 31 that had similar cabin as the 28. With some investigation. The New boat will now be '2017 Huntsman 31 Cockpit', this is a modern remake of the original design by a new setup. Fairey 2017 Huntsman 31 cockpit, 2 berth classic sports cruiser Length: 31’3” Beam: 9’6” Draft: 2’10” Displacement: 4.5 Tons

Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Fairey Huntsman 31 aft cockpit 2 berth classic sports cruiser it will be then, sorry about the spelling will correct if possible. Length: 31’3” Beam: 9’6” Draft: 2’10” Displacement: 4.5 Tons

Mahogany in Scale by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Last I saw t, he showed it working. Alas he has been stricken with Alzheimers in the last few months. I was asked not to go round as his wife had had a fall and it was all rather awkward round there. So suddenly a good old friend (he's 84) has been taken from me. What will happen to all his stuff, I dread to think. There are over 50 flyable aircraft in sheds, caravans and his large loft, even some boats. He gave me a GRP hull of the Bloodhound and a freelance, very early GRP cruiser hull. I shall attempt to finish them in his memory, because it's like he's died. That E.D. RC set should be in a museum, but there ain't no model museums. Martin

Graupner Jumbo 540 motors by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
hi Will, I agree with replacing the SLA. If you don't want to go LiPo cos of chargers etc etc how about a 5 cell 6V NiMh? much lighter than the SLA For the ESC switch to the Mtroniks Viper Marine Micro 10. That handles motors up to 550 can size, 10A motor limit, and runs off 4.8 to 12V 👍👍 I use these very happily on ships running 2 or 4 540s. A destroyer and a cruiser. Both about 54". You can get 'em about 5 quid cheaper here There are also 15 and 20A versions if you want to run both motors off one ESC 😉 Cheers, Doug 😎

Park lakes by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Correct Marky, that's why the cruisers were Exeter, Ajax and Achilles. Wonder what happened to their Graf Spee? The 'enemy' they have now is more like the Bismarck from the main guns! Cheers, Doug 😎

Range Safety Launch? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I agree Donnie, I did just that (turning inwards seen from behind for moving ahead) on my twin screw single rudder destroyer. It made it much more responsive to the helm😉 Same with my long thin U26 Type 1A U-Boat. I am making the same changes to my Belfast cruiser, 4 screws, and the Graf Spee, twin screw. Both with single rudder. On my twin screw / twin rudder PTB they turn outwards. Cheers, Doug 😎

Deans Robert E. Perry Libertyship by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Agree Donnie, I might be inclined to name her SS John Barry But then I'm biased, I spent some time working in Muscat, Oman and in the Marriot Hotel there is a 'John Barry Bar' commemorating the loss of the ship off the coast of Oman with several mementoes of the ship. Happy building, my next 'new build' is also a Deans kit, HMS Manxman a fast minelayer / cruiser which played a large part in running supplies to Malta. I'm impressed with the hull quality as I'm sure you are too.👍 I intend to add some cross braces to the hull, sized to ensure that the decks fit before I start stiffening or any other work on the hull. Cheers, Doug 😎

gannet 30cc 2 cylinder 4 stroke by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
It is, but people come on these things sometimes to just get an idea what a thing is worth. He wouldn't get that from me! I just wanted a 30cc Gannett ever since I first saw one in a cruiser like that at Victoria Park, along with a Westbury Seal sidevalve four (made by Olive Cockman)and a Channel Island Special. It was always a great club. Alas, my lathe isn't big enough to make an engine. Martin

Wavemaster by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Has any one out there got plans for the 1950's cabin cruiser design - "Wavemaster" and let me have a copy ?

gannet 30cc 2 cylinder 4 stroke by alshepherd Apprentice   Posted: 2 months ago
Gannet 30cc two cylinder,four stroke powered model river cruiser for sale.built in the 1950s/60s looks complete,very well built,very solid. PM