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It's a sad day!. by Westquay Admiral   Posted: 1 hour ago
Yep, built mine with my Dad, a 34" Crash Tender. We used the then new PVA glue and to be honest, 54 years later it still holds well and is waterproof. I really must finish it some day! I confess I never had an IC engine in a boat, but I've always had an ED Racer with water jacket and big brass flywheel. Still have it on my shelf with others, but I could never get the buggers to start! So Dad made sure the Crash Tender had a good electric motor when he spoiled me with it all for my 11th Christmas. I had REP single channel R/C and a Taycol Supermarine motor and Taycol coupling. That's what's in it and will stay in it. Alas the R/C gear was stolen. I could replicate the case, but there just ain't the time for all these things, so an old Mini Hex 1970s Propo set will go in it as a classic curio. I used it for years with the REP on the oyster ponds at Paglesham. Left, centre, right, centre, wiggle right, wiggle right and so on. The Taycol ate batteries! Martin

Motor size advice by Morkullen Seaman   Posted: 13 hours ago
Hello Canabus. Just looked at the motor and battery info you supplied and neither of the specs are available or have been superceded. The problem for me is that I do not understand what all the figures mean. As an old electrical engineer, 1100kv means to me that it is 1100 kilo volts!! I dont think so! Other than being a part number, does 3639 mean anything? Similarly 3S? Lipo 5800mah OK, but 25C? Is there a site anywhere which will explain these number to me? Best regards, Maorkullen

Motor size advice by Morkullen Seaman   Posted: 1 day ago
I am building the Thornicroft MTB MM337 (again) I last built one many years ago and put a small diesel engine in it at that time. However, I plan to go all electric R/C on this one and would appreciate advice as to what size, (Make /Model) type of motor could be used. Also which battery pack for the motor. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

It's a sad day!. by Paultheotherone Apprentice   Posted: 2 days ago
This post makes me realise how lucky we are as a club to actually own our lake and surrounding land. We run petrol, Nitro, fast electric and sail etc and have no residential property within earshot. I too used to go to a local park with a large lake but they stopped the use of fuel powered boats and fast electric.

getting a bit slow?... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Martin, maybe you should read back what you wrote before you hit the 'Post' button? " over-pensioned old fools who spend a fortune on some very average kit and another on wheels and gearbox, motor, building, painting, lining, weathering, blah, blah and finally bragging about on forums. Kit snobbery is not only annoying, but to a scratchbuilder like me it is utterly stupid and pointless." Nobody here to my knowledge has bragged about the cost of their kits. Wilfully misunderstood?? It's not necessarily what you say but the way that you say it. I agree with much of 'where you are coming from' but not how you express it sometimes. Comes over as a bit of a tirade. Apropos Airfix: I recently succumbed to a 1/24th scale Mosquito, my Dad's second favourite plane to work on and fly in, after the Spitfire. Man is that kit huge! Which Lightning do you have? the P38 or English Electric? I built both years ago, but only 1/72, they didn't come bigger in those days. Cheers Doug 😎

It's a sad day!. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
This is my pimped up Zenoah 26cc cost me with all its bits and electric start just short of £680 the outdrive was another £150. The hull is a Hydrofibre Pipedream. This was the second one of them I had. I bought her back about 1986/7. With all this bureaucratic crap regarding IC engines, she is now sat on one of the shed shelves along with a few others. Anyone interested in a run in electric start Zenoah for £450.00+ P&P . Including tuned pipe ONO. Irvine 120 never been run in box for £120.00 including custom made manifold+ P&P, no offers. Message me on no silly offers.

It's a sad day!. by stephen Apprentice   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi All, sad day indeed, if i am not mistaken a lot of the boating ponds built where for tethered and free running power with predominantly ic power before rc and usable electrics [ stand to be corrected ] does that not infer some sort of grandfather rights or same, would like to look into deeper but unfortunately still have business to run with larger craft, by the way,😲 about pollution ever watched a B52 bomber taking off fully loaded ?

It's a sad day!. by IanD Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Someone mentioned ED motors! My Dad's old Sea Commander had one before I converted it to electric, but I still have it (in a box on the wardrobe!) Can anybody tell me anything about it? It is marked as an ED MK4 with what looks like a serial number of 4G147. It is water cooled and has a variable throttle. I cant see how the ignition worked but it has a large tug-start fly/pully wheel on the drive shaft. Any info gratefully received. Ian

It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 5 days ago
Building stuff, me too. The engine I did attach this was a home designed 15cc glow rear induction rotary disc engine. We ran this at the model engineer exhibition at Bingley hall in the 1980's in Birmingham, before It burnt down (not our fault I add). The engine - notice twin glow spark because its a huge engine and overrun 1mtr of flames out of a scooter exhaust when it throttled down from 12,400rpm. ABC engine. Never made it into a boat too dangerous !!. 3 months to lap the piston in, compression high, power electric start only watch your wrists on starting. (sits on a shelf). Stephen.

It's a sad day!. by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Yes, it is a sad day when, all of a sudden you can't sail your ic boats. Most clubs are electric/sail around us. A few even have "Nothing over 5mph limits". Luckily, I belong to a nice friendly electric/sail club where we can have fun with what we sail. And a few experiment with narrowboats/airboats/ rowing boats etc, so it's a fun mix. Hope you can find somewhere for your fuelled machines. Smooth sailing, Dave W.😊

It's a sad day!. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
I still have 2 SC 90's, 1 Sc 61, and an Irvine 120, all marine engines new in the boxes. I don't know what to do with them at the moment. Also a Zenoah 26cc all blinged up in purple with an electric start on it only been run in ready to go into an old 54" Hydrofibre Pipedream that has an outdrive mounted ready to take the Zenoah. Scratching my head as to what to do now.

It's a sad day!. by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Thanks you guys for your replies, my old club used to have a wonderful system which was:- on the hour electrics could use the water and on the half hour I.C. Had the water, it worked great👌everybody was happy😁. However several years ago it was decided to ban all I.C.s. It's a shame because I've never seen the crowds of public spectators a Sunday of "flatie" racing used to draw, small highly tunes boats racing around three boys😭. Never mind onwards and upwards with brushless and lipos.

It's a sad day!. by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Yes I've decided to sell most of my I.C. Boats and engine, because of this "nanny state" that we live in now. Probably 95% of clubs and sailing waters in my area(Liverpool) stipulate No I.C.s, l'm not traveling 50 miles to sail when in reality I've got several clubs and lakes within 5 to 10 miles from my home. I started model boat building in the 50s with balsa models and on to "aerokits" sea urchin, scout, rover, commander, and the holy grail the sea queen all of which had diesel or petrol engines. Granted we have come a long long way since then with electric and brushless motors, I do use them in both planes and boats, but there is still something to be said for the sound smell and reality of an I.C.engine in a boat, aircraft aren't to bad at the present, until they ban them to. Sorry for the rant but that's the way I feel.😭

Deck by GrahamP74 Admiral   Posted: 7 days ago
I’ve fitted the deck and painted. I have also painted the internal shelves for the electrics and added my name and build details to one of the deck beams! The deck is not glued down yet. I have used plastic board and painted with a tile paint to seal.

Ponds in Garmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) area by boaty Commander   Posted: 9 days ago
You're very lucky to have access to lakes such as those. I wish we had some like that here in Cheshire. I could run my fast electric flat out. I have tried a couple of sailing clubs who use the Cheshire Meres but they don't cater for models. Boaty😁