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Re Boat Harbour entries by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
I suspect the order is dictated by the file name on each photo, so the earliest are listed first. Not tried it but you could try renaming your posted pics to 1.jpg,2.jpg... The pics on the site are square and a yacht pic is often much taller than wide so will have to be modified by the on-line server to fit the square. This takes time and whilst a PC usually has ample storage space to provide a buffer to hold the up-loads, smartphones possibly don't. Harbour posts really only need one photo of the completed model together with all the detail info about the setup and a short resume of the model and any special details. The Photo Gallery provides a place for additional photos and you can post in the Forum under relevant sections. Doug, I and others have tried to encourage people to post entries in this format and we are gradually seeing an improvement. Members seeking info about a setup for their latest model can benefit greatly from seeing what others have used in similar or the same model and the Boat Harbour is a veritable mine of relevant succinct info in this respect. Happy Christmas one and all.

Skimmer from Mobile Marine by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Steve Sorry, no I did not take photos of the build. If you have the Mobile Marine hull then I built a vertical wooden plate up through the top and strengthened with wood plates beneath the top moulding. If your rudder snake runs over the top make sure you allow for this when deciding how high to mount the motor/prop!! This works but flexes when power is applied so if I did another I would mount the upright to the base and make a slot in the top to allow it to pass through. I would also provide support, below the top, to the upright behind and right up to the hull sides. The force from the motor is truly awesome and plastic mouldings tend to (and do) flex. I use two rudders as other members have found they work better than one. I used 1/8" welding rods for the cage and did have some hard black netting at one time but have had no problems with just the frame. If I sailed in an area where the public had access then I would provide a cover. Just get the mount and prop sorted before you finalise as mine was too small!

Another model shop to close. by KenThompson Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Dave, yes it a shame , the way I tend to tell new members is, if you buy it from a shop as a kit or from a plan,, if you need to mend it, you have an idea of how to go about it, you put it together yourself. If you buy ready made models you may not know how to mend it if it goes wrong. But there is usually some one to help out if needed, which is always nice to know.

Posts by Brightwork Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Sounds better Dave M But would prefer if one could just stay where they are when they like a post. I think the members would get more exposure if we could do that. I often just don't go back because it is like I have been interrupted...lol

46" Firefloat What Motor/Battery by canabus Admiral   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi What type of props are you using(size and number of blades). I see your basic problem is under powered motors and a very heavy battery. I made the big switch over three years ago from brush to brushless motors and to Lipo batteries. With the help on the forum and club members it was a learning curve, but, I would not go back. A 5800mah Lipo battery is in the weight of 450 to 570 grams and would give you a good 1/2 hour run time. A good balance charger and safety bag are the main requirements, also maximum charging for the 5800mah battery is 5.8 Amps(same as the old Nicads). Also a low voltage battery alarm. Your 600 motors can draw up to12Amps !!! Replacement same size motors for your mounts would be 35mm brushless motors, but, you will require two ESCs with a Y connector to run on the same throttle channel. Replacement brushless motors are far more powerful e.g. a Hobbyking 3639-1100kv with a 60Amp ESC on a 4S 5800mah Lipo Battery is 800watts and with two in your boat is 1600 watts!!! Your old motor would in the 100 watt each mark !! I have the same size crash tender, but, with a single brushless motor. I have all the order numbers for the motors etc. and a setup the ESCs if your require. Canabus

Voltage step down by misterbee Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
I know this will sound very basic to experienced members, but my question is; If I want to use an "MTroniks" Viper Marine ESC, which is rated at 12 volts, and a similarly rated brushed motor, how can I easily get 12 volts out of two 7.2 NiMh battery packs? As you can surmise, my electronics expertise is zero. Brian Hill.

Tsekoa 2 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Fred I am attaching some pics of a Tsekoa that used to belong to one of my club members. They were taken for the sale so show some detail. Makes a nice model

Mobile Marine Xmas Market by HoweGY177 Lieutenant   Posted: 27 days ago
Mobile Marine Christmas Market invites modelers to bring and buy model boat sales as well as stall holders. Opens at 10am closes at 4pm. I will have several boats for sale, River Dance shown in my harbour and several others and a lifeboat kit of plastic. Other members of our group will be bringing another 12 models and further kits. Full address:- The Boat Shed, Highcliffe Park, Ingham Cliff, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 2YQ ...Free parking.🤓 Their advert:- CHRISTMAS CRACKER......... staged at the factory of Mobile Marine Models, this now very popular British Manufacturers Show is the one day CHRISTMAS market, giving you, the boat modeller, the opportunity to 'get' those last minute items for the festive seaons building!!!! .......from... the many various manufacturers that we are able to 'cram-into' the factory........including Dean's Marine; SHG ; Little Model ; Tony Green Steam ; ModelBoat Mayhem .... and quite a few more ........

Lighted Model Boat Parade by Brightwork Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Harrison Model Yacht Pond Come join us on Saturday December 9th at 4pm as members of the Victoria Model Boat Club will be running their boats decorated for the Christmas season.

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
There isn't Paul. The E Port club used to sail in the basins at the Boat Museum but this facility has, I believe, been withdrawn as well as the March Boat Show facility. The club was sailing at (I believe) the Vauxhall site in a temporary pond and there is talk of a March show at the former Hooton airfield site. Perhaps one of the club members could post details in the Model Boat Club Section, Please?

Membership by Sparkman Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Few photos of our docking,steering and sailing area taken at dusk with a floodlight on

USCG 44 foot Rescue Craft by bilzin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Billings kits built 2016 2 brushed motor, 2.4 ghz radio and crew members from Realmodelpilots.com

Motor problem by RichardSReade Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
the first time I sailed the boat with the old motor she was fast and literally stood up in the water on half throttle with just the lead acid battery and no ballast, it was sitting with the back end about half an inch above the underside skins and the bow was well out of the water, I was advised by one of the club members that I needed to trim the boat so it was down at the front but keeping the stern approximately where it was, therfore the lead in the compartment forward of the motor and the battery in the compartment behind. However the 5000mAh and the 3300mAh batteries are not connect and are only held in place with a bit of velcro, also the lead in the front is just shaped to the hull and cannot move, but I can lift it out, so I will see how it runs next week

Pool try outs by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Nov.13 2017 Spencers pool is being drained for winter skate rink so rushed Sea Commander for a pool try out & shake down . still needs windows & some deck accessories . One of the members suggested to get some tint from a shop that tints car windows & got some tint film for free thanks for that idea . Hope the winter flies by so summer sailing can start again .

Motor problem by RichardSReade Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Motor fitted to platform and luckily there was enough depth to screw the motor platform to the stringers, I have moved the reciever forward to where it was and resecured the powerbox in a better position, just the leads with the bullet connectors from the motor to fit, although I have fitted the sealed lead acid 12 volt battery instead of the lead ballast (same weight) I have left the7.2v in situ as I trimmed the boat with them in and will see how it goes, it may have too much power on 12 volt and at least if my finger on the stick lacks control on the speed, I can slow things down by swapping over to the 7.2v batteries. If and when the sailing side is sorted, after seeing the pictures of members boats and ships, I think I will give it a good rub down and respray and smarten the inside up as well. Eventually I will get on with the Lloydsman