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Our Ben Fishing Boat by GrahamP74 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
I have purchased a fishing boat as part of a boat bundle on ebay, It looks like a Cygnus DS25 hull. I intend to remove the deck that has been fitted very high, change the wheelhouse and make it into a small netting boat on a 16th scale. The name is for my Nephew who has enjoyed watching me make my other models and loves coming to the lake with me. This way he can have a boat of his own!

just need cable (wire)... by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Understood Martin👍 Didn't realise you'd specified silicon wire. "Horses for courses"! For me it's t'other way round😉 All the wood finishing techniques are very satisfying when it works out! But that's the 'drudge' for me.🤔 I get more in the groove figuring out how to make electrical / electronic / mechanical gubbins's do what I want 😁 Know what you mean about storage space, and I ain't got no garden shed so everything has to be squashed inside my little maisonette. Other collections from my travels are slowly getting squeezed out! For sailing I'm lucky to have the Ostpark lake within strolling distance but I'm too lazy to do that 😁 and the ships seem to be mysteriously getting heavier 🤔 Look forward to seeing some of your set-pieces (dioramas?) Cheers, Doug 😎

model boat show by nutrunner Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
thanks ye we cant wait it will be our first show at our new home the hooton park trust site it will be great to have hanger 17 full of traders and boats on our lake for the public to come and view

Painting by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Ah, there are motor boats, Doug and then there are woodies! Woodies have varnish...everywhere, motor boats are a little more utilitarian I think. Perhaps the Fairey tendency to be on the sea rather than freshwater lakes meant they had scrubbed teak decks. If you made the deck planks from, say 2mm stuff, they would curve no problems, but veneers would have to be cut to shape. Nice sharp knife and gently does it is the trick. Martin

Old outboard motor... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi all, just won an outboard motor which is exactly like the one on a plastic day boat I had as a kid. Alas, it ran away on Lake Vyrnwy on our first Welsh holiday and that was the end of that. This one has only one wire and it feels like the motor is loose, so I will have to get a slitting saw in the minidrill and carefully slice the thing in half to get to them, but it'll give me the chance to lubricate the gears, etc. If it needs new ones, I have brass bevels from a stash of MRRC slot racing parts. Ain't nought can't be fixed. Beauty of this motor is it says it's made in England. Looks like a Mercury 75 "Tower of Power". Nice! Martin Edited to say nearly 60 years old! The motor. I'm older.

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hello, Doug! I’m happy to report that my eyes are finally healed & I’m ready to get cracking on my tug’s LED lighting improvement project. Needless to say it’s so fantastic to be able to see again. The infection was so bad that I had to move around the house for weeks with at least one hand on the wall or I was in danger of falling or walking into the china cabinet. I lost what’s called “stereo vision” & had no depth perception. It was a nightmare to say the least, especially considering that the source of the infection remains unknown. But I just had a checkup at the ophthalmologist‘s office & I was given the happy news that all traces of the infection are completely gone. Hallelujah!🙏🏼👁👁 BTW, did you complete your tug’s mast LED lighting project? I recall that you had finished up the mast itself & had its LEDs working. Were you able to reinstall the mast in the pilot house roof & get everything back together without any problems? At one point you had mentioned possibly making a plug & socket arrangement for the mast so that it could be removed for safer transport to the lake. Were you able to follow through with that plan or was it just is easy to simply re-install the mast? finished for your dog? If so, how did it come out? I hope all is well with you & that your many projects are all turning out successfully.

Kingsmere Model Boat Club by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I do know there is a large pond in Norwich in Eaton Park and you can run any type of boat on that pond. If I ever win the lottery big time then I will buy somewhere in Norfolk with a couple of acres of land and have an enormous lake built so I can play boats when ever I want. Also have a small boat moored so when it runs out of fuel or for any other reason cuts out then I could recover it easily.

Regression therapy... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi all, I was wondering, do we all regress after a certain age or a particular amount of life experience and go back to our childhood posessions and experiences? Or do some of us never let go? I have just managed to secure a plastic outboard motor that I once had on the back of a Japanese red and white plastic day boat, lost on Lake Vyrnwy when I was about 10. And I've just got hold of a Star yacht exactly like the one that was stolen from a lock-up years ago which I treasured as a kid, it always sailed so well. Add that to my nearly 60 year old Sea Urchin and 55 year old Crash Tender and it looks like I'd rather play with the older stuff than the new! I even bought a real British Seagull outboard tother day locally! Martin

Kingsmere Model Boat Club by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
It would be nice to see a list of both ponds and lakes across the country where all IC model boats are allowed to be run. I live just outside of Dartford and have about a 35 t0 40 mile run either side of where I live to be able to use my IC boats. I'm now retired and cannot afford to change all my boats to brushless motors. Sadly I'm not into slow running tugs and the like. I'm into MTB's and RAF Crash Tenders mainly or fast running speed boats.

Cygnus DS25 by Bucaneer16 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 8/10] 20"/1000g Cygnus DS25 Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive to a Graupner speed 500 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 6Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks 20 (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Models by design DS25. Open fishing boat used mainly as a rescue boat and when I want a nice quiet motor around the lake!

Darby One Design hydro... by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
As I have never seen one up close I don't know. They only fly inside the camp, but some of the pilots fish in my local lake which is behind the camp, and we chat about models in general and they will sometimes offer help in getting my boat down to the water. They offer advice on my radio systems as the old vintage stuff I have can cause interference. So they advised me to use 2.4ghz here. Next time I meet with one of them I will ask about the engine details. Cheers Colin.

Darby One Design hydro... by boaty Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Very true, there isint a lot of interest in speedboats today. I remember some great ones when I was a child in the late 1950s and early 60s. I once saw an Albatross on a lake in Scarborough that was towing a water skier in 1959. I believe that is was made of aluminium instead of wood but it did have an inboard engine. . Another one I remember was the Dowty Turbocraft powered by a water jet driven by an inboard petrol engine . This was on the Southport Marine lake in 1961 and attracted a lot of spectators. It is up to us as model makers to keep the memories alive by what we build and sail. Boaty😎

Rudders and propeller by boaty Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Building a scale plastic model like the Schnellboot does involve a lot of creativity and imagination mainly around how to convert it to a working model. Initial stage is how do you get the motors, radio e.s.c and batteries to fit in and to add to this which component of the superstructure is going to be removable for access to inside the hull. Further matters include access to the motor and other working parts should there ever be a failure and need to replace the faulty part. Desired outcome is that you manage it without causing any damage. Greatest reward is at the lakeside when onlookers admire your work of art and are even more surprised how well it sails. Boaty😎😁

Nomenclature... by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Ha Ha i got no credit for some things I came up with either Trouble is I can only remember the word FANTABULOUS which I invented by accident Fantastic and fabulous ame to mind together as I was talking and the hybrid word came out.🤓🤓 Re the BECS I know that but I couldn't explain it like you and was also asking what I thought Martin wanted to know. Floating arrays? Didn't TESLA do something similar during the RC boat . trials? Or was that actually the vessel itself? In one of my bigger boats I used FOUR ex GPO L/A cells which was enough with it's Ex forces motors to put a bone in the boat's teeth as the say. The boat ? RMV Mauritania 5 feet long but very light for it's size hence the need for the accumulator cells Balsa frames and sides with ceiling tile superstructure with balsa bracing. Free running so it was always heeling and with the bone creaming at the forefoot was very impressive. Destroyed by a guy collapsing on it. He'd only fainted but me pore owl gerl was just chips and snowflakes from one end to the other. Nothing to repair as there was nowt left to repair🤐 I kept one cell for starting glow motors and sold the rest at a good profit. Incidentally the motors were that good that when everyone found out where to get them They were sold out in 2 days with no more available anywhere Don't know what they were out of but from the overspray on them ( cockpit green but the Yank version -- we thought) we believed they were from planes. Very solid with 9 segment rotor . Totally enclosed. Airtight? presumably to prevent arcing igniting fumes. The rotorsegments? We found out when one didn't run so we stripped it and found them shining at us. Lovely tight windings. Thick with shellac/varnish. The problem? A stuck brush caused by a tight pivot Drop of 3 in one oil and a very light smear of grease cured it. The carbons were replaceable if you could make or find some. I found a firm in Formby that made and sold brushes for anything. I fixed son's Fiat automatic thenks to them. It had a magnetic clutch and the brushes were so worn we didn't know what the shape should be. Turned out to be about 2 inches long rectangles plain and simple. LOL. Wish I could find some of those lovely engineered motors now.😤👍

Taycol supermarine, to which prop. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
We all have different thoughts, but mine would be when you go to the lake to try it take them all with you and play around until you find the one that suits you the best. That is how I have found the way to find what suits my boat the best. You can also wait to see what others think and go from there.