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Fittings & Detail Parts by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Wow! Harbor Models is amazing! Their selection of kits & detail parts is outstanding. Thanks for letting me know about it. There are only a few hobby shops in my area. They all have at least a few R/C boats in stock but they’re mostly the racing type. There was an excellent store called Bliss Marine over a hundred miles away in Dedham, MA (near Boston) that stocked kits & parts in addition to parts & accessories for full-size fishing boats & yachts. They stocked the whole line of Billing Boats kits & fittings as well as several other brands. I used to buy from Bliss via mail order or by phone back in the pre-Internet era but their service was super fast. Every time we’d go down to the family cottage near Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA I always stopped at Bliss. I’d tell my wife I’d only be in the store for “a few minutes” but she knew my “few minutes” would almost always be at least an hour. Sadly, not only is Bliss Marine long gone but so is the Hull cottage. It was damaged beyond repair during hurricane Bob in 1991. The decision was made not to rebuild it & the lot it stood on was sold to a neighbor. Sigh. But I digress. Fortunately I found this fantastic website! Although I signed up just a short time ago I’ve read dozens of interesting posts & have received quick answers to my questions from other friendly Model Boats members. This site is a goldmine! Thanks for your fast, helpful reply! Pete

Wherry hull in GRP by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
nothing has been ruined boatshed, as you know when we take on a new build that we like to be sure things are correct to the real boats and if we are to part with our hard earned money things need to be right in the first place and not need loads of work to put it right before you can start building. CB90 i'm guessing that your farther was the original build that was in the model boats magazines back in 1985, it was coming across this article that got me intrigued in these boats and have been researching ever since if you have any more info on your fathers builds that would be great. cheers Ron

Wherry hull in GRP by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I didn't have any look finding one Martin was going to build one myself at 1/12 . I managed to find some interesting reading on these boats and I'm waiting for a book to arrive from the Norfolk wherry museum. I purchased copy's of model boats mags January 1985 which has the build article of the wherry and October 1985 which has a article on upgrades and advice on the original build. I found the book "wherries and waterways" by Robert malster a interesting read. Ron

Beachbaby by ronrees Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 28"/500g Beachbaby Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 30mm) Direct Drive to a Black Turnigy 2830 b/l (2 Blade X Type) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Sea Commander 30 Amp (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This was another own build with idea based on a 1960's Straight Runner called Beachcomber. My rebuild and plans were upgraded to modern materials like Depron Foam for the hull, Lite ply for the cabin, Brushless power and a traditional planked deck. It turned out beautiful and quite a few plan copies have been sold. Full build article was published in July issue of Model Boats mag.

Unknown by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
If I'm not mistaken it looks like the flying kestral steam tug that if I remember correctly it was a free plan in model boats magazine

Norfolk wherry plans wanted by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I have since found out that there was an article in a back issue of model boats magazine does anyone know what issue it was please Thanks in advance

Cabin roof mechanism by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I still have a 34" Raf crash tender still unbuilt that I bought back in 1994 when they released a run of 50 on the 50th anniversary of the model in the Model Boats magazine. I also have a Vosper 46” RAF Crash Tender Kit By Vintage Model Works sitting in my shed. One day I will get around to building them Along with restoring my Sea Hornet, Sea Commander, Sea Queen and my Huntsman along with several other boats, including an MFA Spearfish and a Stratos Interceptor, Hydrofibre Pipedream both of which were the same company just that they had a change of name. Along with at least 3 others. I will do them sometime.

Norfolk wherry plans wanted by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Does anyone have the plans from model boats magazine that they no longer need cash waiting Checking before I order the plans online

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi MB, Sorry for late response, I've been occupied with varnishing and painting of my Sea Scout renovation. The Turnigy i6 and Flysky FS-6 are hardware identical but have slightly different software, not critical I understand. I have the German branded version of the Turnigy i6, called here HT-6. Attached is the excellent German / English User / Programming manual without the Chenglish gobbledygook! Flysky Chenglish manual also attached for comparison. Only mistake I found in the manual is re Binding (see pic); they mention Binding button on the RX when it is on the TX at bottom left Item 13 in the attached pic of my German branded Reely version. BTW; iA6 is the RX type number. The TX is TGY-I6 or FS-6 for Flysky. Pics 4 & 5 show my Reely HT-6 and Turnigy TGY-I6 versions. Identical except for labelling, same goes for the Flysky - see manual. Re: Servos: I have tested my TX and an iA-6 RX with all sorts of servos; Sanwa, Futaba, Hitec amongst others some going back 30 years and they all work fine. I currently have an iA-6 RX and ancient Hitec standard rudder servo in my Sea Scout and it works just fine. Re: controlling the ESC; it just plugs into the RX like a servo. Usually channel 1 or 3 depending on whether you want throttle on the right or left stick respectively. Re: 3D printed stuff 'brittle or not'; depends on what type of filament they use for the print so can't really say. Up to now have not had problems. What I have noticed with some 3D plastic and resin items is surface defects, pits etc, which need some treatment before fitting. Resin also tends to be more brittle than 3D plastic prints. Resin don't bend well and don't like knocks! As I discovered with the resin gun barrels on my Graf Spee 😡 Will be replaced shortly with turned brass or Alu! Re: LiPos; attached is a file from Model Boats mag of Hints and Tips for using LiPos. It also explains the tech jargon surrounding brushless motors, i.e. interpreting model numbers and parameters😉 All for now, cheers Doug 😎

Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi , thames sailing barge model pages> http://barge.homeunix.org/index.php/home some discussion about Thames sailing barges you can find here >http://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=95328 http://barge.homeunix.org/index.php/barge-building/15-build-... < by R.Chesney Magazines. Model boats 2007 nr 7 tsb Celia Jane model tuning Model Boats 2013-11 tsb finless little models Marine Modelling international 2014 nr 7-9 tsb Veronica Marine Modelling international 2016 nr07 tsb Westmoreland

Aero kits 34” Sea Commander and Model Boats Mag June 2012 by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Boatshed, it would be great if you do have it. Scanned eBay again after Allen’s post and no joy. Email is Chris.harding4@hotmail.co.uk if you do have it. Thanks.

Aero kits 34” Sea Commander and Model Boats Mag June 2012 by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, I don't know if I have a copy of that one. I have loads of old Model Boats mags. I will check out tomorrow and if I have I will get it scanned for you. But not too sure if I do have that one.

Aero kits 34” Sea Commander and Model Boats Mag June 2012 by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Damn, turns out it’s the August 2012 mag, poorly described by seller. The search continues then.....

Clyde puffer by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Alan ,have decided after i finish the paddle tug would try a puffer i have enlarged the plans by 50% to give a hull around 3ft (900mm)if you pm me with your address i will post the plans from model boats mag to you .Cheers Marky

Aero kits 34” Sea Commander and Model Boats Mag June 2012 by Penfold63 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Thanks Allen, I’ll check that out now.