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Enjoying seeing Real Sailboats by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
We were enjoying watching the sailing on Commencement Bay, Tacoma, Washington, last night.

Sea Commander restoration tips by Westquay Admiral   Posted: 3 days ago
Get yourself a small pack of epoxy resin from ebay and seek out all slight delaminations of the plywood frames. Get the epoxy in those split bits and clamp them up. A clothes peg is sufficient if you're short of space. You can put a piece of cling film twixt peg and wood so the peg doesn't stick. Then use the rest of the epoxy to waterproof the insides. Be thorough and methodical. If you sand the model back to wood, use epoxy on that, either through fine model aircraft fibreglass cloth or just squeegee epoxy on all over with an old credit card. It goes much further and gets forced into the grain. It's not necessary to use GRP cloth on everything if it's well built. I have several over-50 year old model boats that are perfectly water tight with decent paint jobs (enamel, of course). Cheers, Martin

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 5 days ago
Ill take some photos so people can see them, the old man would always show people them if they were interested. I did have a list of all the engines i came across it not so long ago as i didnt know what they were all called. He also told me a story years ago about having so much trouble with a 15cc taplin twin as he threw it over a fench in the 60's and started making his own engines, because he said it was rubbish and now on ebay they have a cult following. 😁 (Im not sure how true this was because he was a horder and didnt throw much away found the list includes the weight of each engine as i guess this was important when designing the boats!!) Stephen

Installing Motors by bikerjohn57 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
There is a guy selling motor fitting kits on eBay, very good value they are too, and they are stainless. Just type; Model Boat Motor Fitting Kit into the search box. 👍

LiPo batteries by MouldBuilder Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
I have now left the batteries at a storage charge of 3.85 volts per cell. I will let you know where they stand when I return in August. The ammo boxes are a great idea. I bought two from ebay at £12 each. They are of super quality. I have transported one with the boat to my boating river in Hungary. The other is here. Thank for all the advice. It made things a lot easier than they could have been during my first uses of LiPo batteries. They are much easier to use now that I have some experience.😊

Getting ready by Jerry Todd Commander   Posted: 22 days ago
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum moved their Model Boat Expo back to May and I'm getting Constellation ready to sail. It's a tradition now that I have some progress to show each time she sails, so this time I want to set the courses. Since her last sail the aft bulwark was added and new winch drums made, and a wedge added to the cart to keep her from sliding back. Putting her on and off her ballast was a pain by myself, so I ground off the threads on the rods for about a centimeter so they act like pins and hold the boat in place while I thread in the other rod. That little hack was much simpler than figuring out some sort of cradle to fit on the cart. I looked at all sorts of ways to control the courses, and the simplest method was sort of a yard at the bottom, but one that wasn't obvious. I used a length of vinyl coated clothes hanger and sew pocket onto the clews on the backside of the sails. In the center of the foot, I sewed a sleeve. The rod goes through the sleeve and onto the pockets. If I need to reduce sail, I can easily pull out the rods and bunt up the sail. I also figured I'll set the two gaff-headed Spencer sails. So far I sewed hoops on the forward one. Their a line on it to brail it up if I need to lose it. The t'gallants and royals will get hooks on the halyards, and some sort of easy release on their sheets, so I can take them off, yard and all, if it's too windy. If need be, I should be able to brail up the spencers, bunt up the courses, and remove the t'gallants and royals all in just a few minutes, and have her down to just tops'ls, spanker, and jibs. If THAT's too much sail, well, then it's just too windy to sail. Hopefully I'll get to sail her with all 17 sails set! The other bit of "progress" for this sail will be to use both winches. Previously I used one winch to control the main corse yard, and the fore and mizzen were slaved to it. Last time I controlled the fore tops'l yard and slaved the main and mizzen to the fore. This time the main and mizzen tops'l yard will be controlled together on their own winch, and the fore tops'l yard will be controlled separately on it's own winch. This way, when I come-about or tack, I can back the fore against the wind to push the bow across. So, I was looking at images of the real ship to refresh my memory of how the main and mizzen brace were led when I noticed the main tops'l brace was anchored in the rig in one place when sail was set, and another place without sails. Looking around I found there was some sort of ring or band that slide up and down the mizzen topmast pushed by the tops'l yard parrel when it was raised and lowered to set or take in sail. I'd never noticed that sort of thing before, but looking at images of ship contemporary to Constellation, I found it was actually pretty common place, and I even saw it done on a few British ships of the 1850's and later. Always learning something new.

FS-GT3B 3 channel r/c by BigAlio Commander   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi ive placed an order it says its dispatched I have my ebay set up so I dont pay until i receive item so ill wait and see what I get ill post and let you know.

FS-GT3B 3 channel r/c by BigAlio Commander   Posted: 27 days ago
Hi guys on ebay there is New FS-GT3B 2.4G 3CH Transmitter Receiver With Fail-Safe For RC car boat FA for sale at an unbelievable price of £5.09 carriage free from china doesnt seam right to me what do you think. https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>

RAF Fireboat (vintage) Aero by CB90 Commander   Posted: 30 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 34"/2500g RAF Fireboat (vintage) Aero Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 40mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 45mm) Direct Drive to a Bullet 30 (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through 24v 15A Electronize (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Ebay job £50 Old Vintage Aero kit 34in Fire boat needing a lot of attention, with delaminating plywood, old glue, old glow-plug engine mounts with electric conversion, and after removing a metal shield I discover an vintage (1970,s Ripmax Bullet 30 Motor the dogs bollocks of electric racing of its time capable of running 24v at 15A. 300W for a brushed motor. Started by revamp rear pit by lowering servo and rudder and building sub deck, storage lockers, tow hook and ladders. Remount the motor with an aluminium mount with custom screw positions. Block windows with 1mm ply. Foam front half of hull to make unsinkable. Make centre decking area. Repair and build up on cabin roofs and walls to centre deck. Rewire add ESC and servo. Remove broken and unusable fittings such as large vents, some missing unable to match again. Problems with old gloss paint crazing the modern spay paints. Build some fittings eg Water cannons, life belts, Build new battery trays, Painting the boat now in progress as of 20/04/2018 Boat has be roughly painted but is not finished, as fittings are now required, added a RC system an gave it a test run. the performance was adequate on 14.4v and great on 17.2v see latter pictures on the pond. the motor did get hot after about half hour of use. the motor is rated at 24v but I think a smaller prop will be required for that voltage. Excellent performance from a brushed motor. Added some stickers and I have now added a 12v fan and ventilation between cabins as the motor required some cooling and was in a sealed compartment.

wood glue by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi John, only between red n green! Apparently he saw them as tinted shades of grey 🤔 Anyway somehow it worked. He was awarded an MBE for straightening out the avionics on the Victor Tankers while Electronics Bay Boss at RAF Marham, and for his work as Avionics Liaison Officer on the MRCA / Tornado project. Now you see where my interest in electronics came from. Funny, what he did for aircraft I ended up doing for naval ships😉 Pardon my ignorance but what are BB and NABC? I had a sneakin' feelin' I'd spelt Wrekin wrong 😲 Cheers Doug 😎

Fairmile B ML2840 Watchful by Rednecknb Seaman   Posted: 1 month ago
Built by a man who severed on the Watchful, Twin props ready to go just add battery etc, approx 56 inches long, can send more pictures if needed, currently on ebay at £925

Calling Devon boaters. Help! by Keystone Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Charlie, Further to my last message I have been banging my head against the brick wall called Torbay Council. It seems that the pool in Youngs Park Goodrington is not "approved" for any kind of model boat. This seems strange as the Torbay Model Club sailed there for many years. All is not lost as the Kings Pool is approved by our Burghers for both sail and electric powered boats. This is simple to get to and parking is on the seafront or at the rugby club. If you put "Kings Drive" into your satnav you park at the seaward end. The lake will give you a striaght run of at least 80 yards and if there is any problem it is simple to recover a stuck boat. Contact me on by e-mail or 01803 267943 and we can get together on this. Regards, Peter PS The park is open 24 hrs and not even fenced.

wood glue by dennisw Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
you can still get cascamite look on e.bay I don't no if you know that it was used to build the spitfire & the mosquito in 1944.

Mantua Mississippi Paddle Steamer by BigAlio Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
this very impressive model Mantua Mississippi Paddle Steamer River Model Boat 1:50 Large Scale for sale on ebay. https://www. style='background-color:yellow;'>

Hacker-trinity by BigAlio Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi guys new ebay purchase listed as bare hull only when it arrived it came with full fitting set and speed 600 brushed motor. bought it because of paint job and for some fast electric fun all for just £24.00 should go well with brushless set up.