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>> Home > Tags > huntsman

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It's a sad day!. by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 8 days ago
True Bloke. (thanks!!) The huntsman is my passion the boat above is a larger scale Sordsman 15cc. I sailed this last night as a ode to my father on what would have been his birthday we started this 30 years ago only finished in the last few months ready for the 14-May. wish it could have been IC but a large 850MFA gets it plaining (just), for an hour on lipo's instead. My father use to run FIA Rossi engines on gear boxes and do NAVIGA speed I think it was called. But there is a draw of ED Hunters, ED racers, diesel engines, Basil Miles Engines etc.

It's a sad day!. by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 days ago
Thank you from the bottom of my heart you guys, I consider myself well and truly bolloked!!, love you're engines. I feel better now with your support, your correct, why should we just accept it, I'm keeping 95% of my IC boats and engines now, in fact I've just ordered a 6volt battery to fire up the 15cc coil ignition gannet in the huntsman and intend giving it an outing. This is just my opinion I do not wish to offend, however I believe as we with IC boats in clubs became the minority then most members who just like pootling around looked upon the fast loud smelly ICs as a nuisance so let's ban them. Thanks again guys "power to the people"✌️.

It's a sad day!. by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Boatshed, that's crazy, £80 fine for running your boat, i'd like to have met that ranger (jobsworth) you could rob your local sweet shop and got fine less. I to have several SCs 40,45,60 and a 90 ABC wonderful bargain little engines, the 60 must have had, no exaggeration, at least 20 gallons of fuel run through it and it's still as good as new, the 90,O.M.G., has that much compression it needs 24volts to start it. My pride and joy is my veron huntsman which I built in 1966 with a 15cc gannet four stroke petrol engine.

31" Precedent Huntsman by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Always good to see a Precedent Huntsman, excellent boats and even better skipper. Enjoy sailing mine at the lake every Sunday or Wednesday... never fails to please. Happy boating.. from Dennis the Menace

Huntsman "John" by Novagsi0 Captain   Posted: 15 days ago
More running in trials, burning fuses out, and complete radio outage and bumping the bank. However some progress made on levelling it out, full speed cannot be reached whilst trying to video by my self. 😎 The Captain "Dennis The Menace" is not a good omen, twice he's got in trouble, yesterday the cabin was flooded up to his waist.

1960,s huntsman by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Stuart, how long is the boat please? Paul

Huntsman 31 by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
All I have to say is 2 × 61's. Something of a shovel.

1960,s huntsman by stuart Seaman   Posted: 22 days ago
SOLD....i have inherited a handbuilt model of a father built this boat in the 1960, will only sit gathering dust in the attic with me,the boat as not been used for many years. No gaurentees any of the mechanics in the boat still work and there is no r/c gear,that went years ago.would like the boat to go to somebody who again will have fun with it, offers over £50 and depends where the buyer would be,i am in dawlish south devon,any further info or pics needed please let me know.

Huntsman 31 by chwk7 Petty Officer   Posted: 23 days ago
1/8 scale or 46 inches.

Huntsman 31 by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
So how big is this model, I know that the Irving 61 are nice engines and would propel say a Sea Queen at some speed.

47" Fireboat power question by ronrees Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
Hi Shaun, This design of hull forces the craft higher and higher the faster it goes. When it is high on the plane and almost hanging on the last few inches of propshaft it can fall off the plane either way, usually to the right (Starboard) side because of engine torque. The full size boats were fitted with 2 or 3 engines to help counteract this. The British Powerboat Company, who originally designed the hull that Vospers copied back in the 1930s/40s also noticed this which led to double skinning the hull with 1 inch thick mahogany for extra strength against pounding and falling on the waves. Lowering the drive angle of the propellor shafts and adding more weight from the C of G back to near the stern. We build this 3 screwed designed hull with one mainshaft usually so do not have the benefit of shaft rotation to stabilise the boat at speed. It was in the 1960's that Fairey engineers had the same problems (Swordsman,Huntsman etc) They came up with large transom mounted powered Trim Tabs. Their boats had similar problems and only one shaft in the main. I suggest you try fitting 2 x 2 inch wide by 1 inch deep trim tabs at the very bottom of your transom midway between the keel and the chine as well as move your battery packs forward a bit initially. Try some fast tests with this, you only need 2 to 4 degrees of down on the tabs initially. Add removeable weights near the CG as needed, a bit at a time but don't stop the bow lifting up onto the plane. Have fun, best of luck. Ron Rees

Huntsman 31 by groovydad Seaman   Posted: 27 days ago
I have one in the loft but not as nice as yours and mine is 1" per foot scale so not as chunky. Lovely boat!😆😉😊

Huntsman 31 by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
I'm impressed by the neat installation.It shows you really put a lot of thought into it.Well done,great looking boat.

Huntsman 31 by chwk7 Petty Officer   Posted: 27 days ago
Thought I should post proof of been a model boat builder after posting up photo's of the real thing. Scratch built running twin Irvins 61's with an engine sync system, 7 year build time as a house restoration got in the way! Chris

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Let me bring you all up to date. I called a meeting with me and the now famous wheel and noticed there was a lot of flash that had not been cleaned off the castings, so I started filing it off. It was not easy. The metal was hard to file and the revealed surface looked as shiny as the chrome outer. I clamped the rim in a small vice and did the flux and solder thing and it worked! So I mounted the whole assembly in the cockpit of my Huntsman, braced it and superglued it. After a suitable time had elapsed I removed the support and the wheel promptly fell off! It is so heavy! Undaunted I got out the Gorilla Glue and that seems to have fixed it. Yay!