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Secure the hatches and raise the flags ! by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi lezz57. Good choice 👍 I hope you have as much fun as I have building your crash tender. Please do consider doing your own build blog, they are very helpful and generate a lot of interest and encouragement from the readers. All the best. Robbob😁

The radio aerial & handrails. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Boaty. Thanks for your encouragement, all the detail work does seem to take a long time to do and I'm learning new skills all the time. It will never be a masterpiece but I will certainly be something that I'll be very proud to show off... not sure where though. My day off today so I may pay a visit to Verulamium Park in St. Albans and check out the small boating lake there. Anyone got any good advice or tips on parking and access to the lake and what the boating is like there?. Here's a recent pic so you can see the progress so far. Robbob.

from the Philippines by analyst Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
figtree7nts, thanks for the encouragement, sir! will update you as soon as i got my call sign hopefully 😊 with regards to the trailer, yes. i consider using a medium size trailer for the boat but i will just sourced it out from the machine shop and let them do it for me. I don't think i have the skill for that 😆 I will update the forum once the hull is finished. my next step is to look for the suitable motor. thanks!

In the doldrums... by ThatSinkingFeeling Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
Thanks for the encouragement figtree7nts. Not planning to give up yet.

Fitting the bottom skins. by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Vosper. Thanks for your encouragement, and no, I'm not working a night shift on this, it's just that my literary abilities are better in the evenings. Rob.

H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Thanks for the positive comments. Nice to get encouragement from one's peers, I only see the flaws! The comment on the deck bending in heat is one have not considered. It is a real possibility as I live in Canada. Currently the deck is held down by several screws that will eventually be hidden by deck detail. Could increase the number fairly readily and also introduce reinforcements under the styrene. Thanks for the warning. It was my plan to keep adding to this blog and will be including pictures to show further progress.

Dumas Chris Craft by frankburgess Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Thanks for your encouragement................took the model into the Maldon Little Ship Club....where it created much discussion, and advice, as well as beer consumption!

Windows Sorted by neilmc Commander   Posted: 2 years ago
HI Roger Must say I'm learning a lot this time round with you experts providing advice and encouragement - hopefully I'll stick at this time as every time I leave it alone for any period it's only worse when I come back to it!

PS Waverley by Peter501 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
HI Haverlock Thanks again for your support and encouragement, I don't have any model shops around here for materials but have found a few on line that are promising. Have been looking at a "Dremel Moto-saw"electric fret saw at about £80 That looks ok for the project don't know if you have any idea if it would be OK? Once again thanks for your help Peter

Guestbook Post by restin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
I have made a comeback to the world of modeling and things have changed beyond recognition. I felt lost untill I penned my problems and recieved help and encouragement beyond what I thought of as normal for a forum. This forum Is special and I feel at home here.

fireboat update by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 years ago
No problem with the humour Roger, just couldn't think of a witty reply 😁 abuse Is reserved for Shaun (flack) to dish out 😁 Thanks for the encouragement Paul, I bought this boat at the Haydock show last year as a Winter project and here we are a year later and It still Isn't finished, surprising how long It takes me to make all the little bits.

Hello by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 years ago
HI Roger, welcome to the world of boats, I also went through cars and planes, but find that my reactions are too slow now, so I now restore and sail vintage model boats, both R/C and free-sail, fleet now has 11 boats, the oldest from about 1920, and the newest from about 1970. The guys on this site have given me loads of help and encouragement with my rescued projects, so browse the site and enjoy your modeling. Good luck and happy sailing. Colin.

Victory Industries Vosper RAF Firefloats by smiggy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
A few years ago I posted a question about these conversions and got a few replies and encouragement but no actual help. A lot like this article. It reminded me of the Monty Python 'how to play the flute' sketch. You blow down the hole and wiggle your fingers over the holes, next week we'll show you how to convert the Victory Industries etc. I have just started to actually go for It and when I know It works I'll spill the beans here, promise. I bought a wreck off Ebay and took the deck off so I could see exactly what the Issues are rather than attack my beloved boat (owned from new) blind. I've got the motors fitted and a pair of nice Prop Shop brass props as I was advised to do as the originals are quite large and take a bit of power to turn. Anyway, watch this space........ After over 50 years I will achieve another dream.

rivarama by sharpy1071 Commander   Posted: 5 years ago
The dirty deed has been done!! I maiden the Riva this afternoon (17/3/12) with great success. Very pleased with the first few voyages(?) quite quick and very quiet, the water Is pouring out at the stern outlets even at low speed, batteries and ESC's run very cool, a problem I worried about because of the low decks and lack of fresh air, the turning circle at speed Is not as good as the Fast patrol boat, but low down It Is passable, as a early contributor said are the rudders big enough? I will try throws first and then a mix on the Tranny. I am using 45 props and they seem to work so I will give It a watt test then will buy opposite rotating props. Might get 3 blade although the sailing this afternoon It stayed straight at all speeds and acceleration with same way rotating blades so there might not be any advantage In opposite rating props. The Inside of the boat came out as dry as It went In after about 3/4 hour running but the outside got a good drenching!! Had a loads of Interest from a lot off passerbyes one woman came over and told me what boat was as she had always admired them from a holiday she had In the S.France! And my boats name Is the same as hers!! Gloria. That's Is always the best bit, when the crowd are pleased. That's It for the time being but I am trying to upload a video my wife took on my phone, she unfortunately has only the use of one eye at the moment so please forgive her (there Is a Op coming off v. soon) Good sailing everyone and thank you for your responses and encouragement, Brian ps there are a couple of videos now!

re: a yacht yet to get a name by nasraf Commander   Posted: 5 years ago
HI Hawkgripen Thanks for pics of your system to keep the water out, as my hull was a long way on In the build when I decided to make It a J class I did not think too much about the cabin designs so will end up with silicone sealant, the original Idea was to make a simple model but Ideas change as you go along. Your hull looks a much better job than mine, as I have said mine was supposed to be simple and made from a bit of a wreck. Is yours going to be a specfic J class and Is It scratch built, have you a plan? I shall follow yours with Interest as you go along, there Is no need to hurry and with the spring and a bit more light at nights lt gives a bit of encouragement to get It sailing before the end of the summer. You should start a building blog of your own, there are not many yacht sagas on the site.