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Vosper Crash Tender by canabus Lieutenant   Posted: 11 hours ago
[Score: 8/10] 46" Vosper Crash Tender Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 50mm) Direct Drive to a L5055C-700kv (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) Batteries Controlled Through Hobbyking car ESC 100A ESC - Comments: I bought it cheap and in good condition, but with no running, driveline brushes required replacing, a repaint of the deck and uppers and rewire the lights.

Precedent Huntsman 34" by canabus Lieutenant   Posted: 15 hours ago
Hi All I bought this boat as a unfinished project with an used radio and Merco 40 motor. Sold the motor with the new electric starter and started pulling the boat apart. Removed all the old driveline etc. Repaired the forward deck and removed the paint. Stripping down the cabin to repaint, also removing cockpit floor and seats.

Stern Deck and bottom painting by AllenA Commander   Posted: 3 days ago
Looking good Canabus. Love the stern.👍

Stern Deck and bottom painting by canabus Lieutenant   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi All Dry fitted the stern deck and as it was a warm winters day spray undercoated the bottom and sides. Canabus

Denatured Alcohol by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Chris Probably easier to apply to the hull with the deck off. You should leave the deck join area clear to allow for the glue. The bottom of the deck will also benefit and I usually use a pencil to mark where the formers join and keep the coating off this area. If you are using epoxy for the coating and the joining glue this may not be a problem. Once the deck is on apply another coat over the joints to seal. If you could a build blog would be welcome and helpful to other members, please. Dave

Denatured Alcohol by octman Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
When I have got the DNA and epoxy/polyester resin sorted out and I want to coat the inside of the boat, do I just do the hull, or should I wait until the deck is on? Chris

Dolphin 16 (19) by AllenA Commander   Posted: 4 days ago
[Score: 7/10] 19"/1100g Dolphin 16 (19) Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner Speed 600 8.4v (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese 320amp (10Amps) ESC - Comments: This is the Meccano Magazine January 1967 issue plan, built in balsa. I didn't do a build blog as the construction is well covered on the net. Started with an A4 plan and used Excel to enlarge it onto 9 A4 sheets. I chose something simple as I haven't built a boat for thirty years. Really enjoyed the build and re-learning how to overcome the problems that always arise. She is oversized being 19" long and having a 7.5" beam. She sits nicely on the water and begins to plane. Will upgrade the the battery sometime. The decking is worktop edge strip pre-glued but in future will use the unglued strips. The cabin was adapted to extend over the whole boat as there was little space for modern electrics. I will add in and out air vents as the motor will need to breathe. Also, the true model should have an upper deck and windscreen and this will be easy to add sometime in the future. Really surprised and pleased with results from aliphatic wood glue. The finish, which I am not completely happy with, due mostly to my own impatience, was achieved with Ronseal multi purpose wood filler, lightweight fibreglass laminate with Eze-Kote. Paint is Acrylics and Marine varnish. The electrics are: Acoms AR 201 Reciever, Servo Acoms AS 12, Cheap Chinese ,supposedly, 320 amp ESC and 7.2v Nimh battery pack. The Graupner Speed 600 8.4v, bought it cheaply some months ago, was already in one of my boxes and you can see the adaptation required to fit it into the boat. All the Acoms controls I picked up at a boot sale including an Acoms Techniplus Alpha Transmitter on 27mhz. Inside I used Hammerite Smooth Gold as I couldn't buy silver. Modern Hammerite is thin and squeamish and took 3 coats to provide reasonable coverage. One final rant I do like the new silicon wires but they are a nightmare to solder to a motor. I think I will use soldered connectors in future. So there we are, first model in 30 years and now so many models to build and so little time. Lessons learned...... don't be impatient.

eezebuild RAF tender by marky Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
did another wee bit today ,decided to glaze the windows before assembling a bit tricky but a 7 year olds fingers come in handy, the windscreen went together quite well the roofs fitted reasonably well ,may put a 1mm white plastic roof over the mdf ones .had some nice oak strip so decided to plank the aft deck ,the forth picture shows the amended bow(not fitted) im not an expert but I prefer the original that I had fitted prior to knowing there was a mk2

SG&K 1920 Gentlemans Runabout Mk2 by canabus Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi All Sealed the forward inside with fibreglass and installed the forward deck. Canabus

Success by ferryman Seaman   Posted: 9 days ago
Looks great, worked in Devonport and worked on deck on the Faithful when I was a relief deckhand. Towed her to her final resting place off North Africa when I was on Robust , shame because she was spotless. Took a lot of fire power to sink her as she was built to last. Have photos of her under tow and recon after exocet hit if you are interested , can email to you.

What Gun? by cormorant Admiral   Posted: 9 days ago
Further research suggests that the weapon is a 76/50 Bofors TAK76 Per Jane's, the gun was a private venture by Bofors begun in 1962, and was adapted from a 76mm/50 coast artillery gun, but modified to 3-inch (a very minor change in dimension) "because that ammunition was more commonly used by navies." The ammunition is described as a fixed cartridge weighing 11.3kg, which could mean it's not the US 3-inch/50 round, which apparently weighed 10.9 kg complete (however, I see some variation between sources). Muzzle velocity is 825m/s, nearly identical to the US round (2 m/sec difference). The turret is fully automated, fed from a motor-driven hoist to a below-deck magazine with 100 rounds. Two loaders move ammo from the magazine to the 5-round feed drum, which in turn feeds the vertical hoist. From there, a transfer arm in the turret moves the rounds to the loading tray and the rounds are then rammed home. RoF is 30 RPM. Traverse was 350º with elevation limits of -10 to +30º. Range was credited as 6.8 nautical miles (12.6 km). The turret is roughly 1.5 m high, with a penetration below decks of 2.9 m. Total mount weight was 6.5 tons. " Still can't find a 1/24 scale one!

Skimmer from Mobile Marine by octman Commander   Posted: 12 days ago
I have just purchased the hull and deck from Mobile Marine Models of their Skimmer air-boat. Any out there got any info regarding the build of this? Mainly, is there any internal construction to do, to accommodate the receiver and servo etc, and to give it a bit more rigidity? I have a motor on order following Dave M's advise, and I have some ideas regarding the mounting of this and the steering arrangement but just not sure about the insides. Chris

Upper deck by sandkb Admiral   Posted: 13 days ago
Thanks for that Greybeard !! I've not made anymore progress on my Smit Rotterdam for the past few months as I currently have a WW2 P47d ThunderBolt Airplane on my building table at the moment. Once I've built that I will be back on the Smit. 😁😎

Upper deck by greybeards Seaman   Posted: 13 days ago
I have been away from this site for quite some time, I have just seen the SMIT OCEAN TUG. What an absolute work of superior craftsmanship, your attention to detail is amazing, sorry I gone on too long. Outstanding effort👍

Experimemtal by tysonyoung Petty Officer   Posted: 13 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 72" Experimemtal Capable of 11mph and a runtime of 120mins Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Ebay Purchase. Originally a test tank model. Pumped water ballast no rudder or keel. Now fitted with lead fin ballast plus 2 7ah gel cells. and auxiliary motor. Sailing rig "A" class . 72in long 32 in beam .Hull strip wood deck fibre board. Sail winch and heavy duty rudder servo fitted. Design guess work !! Note picture of setting up rudder. 3 years work.