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SOUTH SHIELDS MODEL YACHT CLUB by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago

SOUTH SHIELDS MODEL YACHT CLUB by JOHN Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
mainly yachts and very enthusiastic straight running group - small selection of scale sailors and the club was founded in 1886 - reputedly being one of oldest model sailing clubs in the UK.

vice suitable for Dremel Workstation by octman Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Good morning folks, I have a Dremel Workstation, or drill stand as I call it, and would like to get a small machine vice (is that the correct name?) to go with it. I have seen a few smallish ones but they are usually too big to bolt to the base. Can anyone out there offer any workable suggestions please? Also, is the material the vice is made from of make any relevance at this small size, i.e. is cast aluminium any good? ( I had a screw-on table top vice made of cast aluminium which snapped in half the first time I used it.) I feel the need for this vice as I am about to drill a 1mm hole in a model yacht's mast to locate the boom vang and with my shaky hands it could end up being big enough to pass the boom through without some sort of support!! Chris

Older Billings Models by Tica Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Happy new year to you to I would believe that the Samson is DMI Samson The yacht could be BB Neptun (I have a complete kit and a copy of the drawing on stock), Sea Star or Sea King both is with ABS hull. It could also be DMI admiral. But I don't recall any DMI / BB yachts that was to be painted yellow. Regards Carsten

Youngs Park, Goodrington. by VFR800 Recruit   Posted: 1 month ago
The Torbay club no longer exists, the club had trouble with a rogue swan who had made its home on the small pond and was rather aggressive towards members of the public and damaged models being sailed on the water. Council were not interested in removing the problem and members started to disappear, some joined the Exeter club who sail up in the Teign valley at Canonteign Falls. Sailing on the larger pond at Youngs park is possible out of season or after 6pm during the season because of the pedal boats not operating. I don't think the council can ban the use of models on the ponds as it is a public park and signage would have to be in place. It was purpose built for the use of sailing model yachts in the 1930's.

Older Billings Models by GARTH Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
First off Happy New Year 2019 . I was just reminiscing about the first few Billings model boats that I built but can't find any thing on them .One was a Tug Boat that my have been named Samson .The other one was a luxury yacht & I'm pretty sure It was to be Painted Yellow but I can't remember the Name of that model .P/S all these model kits where 1970 -1980 era .

define a model boat by keithtindley Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
What defines a model boat suitable for inclusion in your model boat website personal fleet. my boats are kit built models but could i include a speed boat or a yacht that is purchased as a completed boat,factory made and ready to go ? members views / comments welcome.

Scratch built yacht. by ChrisG Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hello Joe Many thanks for the reply and the offer of help. I have built several model boats of different styles and also a 'Bella' yacht kit from Aeronaut. I prefer building plank on frame and find it quite therapeutic especially as I love wood. My next step is to build a beautiful sailing boat hull and the 1mtr style would suit I think. I am not planning to race the boat and might even not rig it but just have the pleasure of the build. If you can help I would be obliged best regards Chris G

Gelyce class "Islay" by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi, many years ago I was approached by the man who ran the Chateau Margot delicious wine factory to make a model of Water Pipit, one of the smaller Gelyce class yacht tenders built by Camper and Nicholson. They di some at 50 foot and a few at 38 foot. Currently out there and nicely restored is Islay, which I think may be Water Pipet in a later itteration, since it was once restored and subsequently neglected by Ugo Baravalle, at the time Italy's 5th richest man and a gent who actually offered to show me round his vast collection on Elba very graciously. I never heard from the wine mazn again and so couldn't tap him for a deposit to finance the trip to Italy. Project cancelled, Baravalle apologised to, life went on. Now, I find I would rather like to do the model for myself, with all the lovely golden interior work. To do this, the construction would have to be more like the original steamed timbers and double diagonal planking, rather than my usual 3mm ply bulkheads. So, my question is...has anyone ever built a hull in this way, as a shell, more than a glorified Aerokits/Veron kit? I haven't, so I'm looking for any hints, tricks, warnings you may have. Here's the boat. You can see the appeal. Cheers, Martin

can anybody reconise this hull by twofloats12 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
i picked it up as a project lol 45 1/4" or 1150mm beam 38" or 965mm lwl gussing around 14 3/4 or 375mm a friend has susjested a German Sprinta model which is a 1:6 scale model of the Dehler Sprinta Sport yacht i looked at this model but the back is not cut away and mine seems to have places for the winches any information would be a great help

Cheap motor for a quick fit, but what prop gents?... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi Doug, yes, very similar sizes. (Nice finish on your Sea Hornet, btw. Mine cost me 99p off ebay!). My drill motor is from a 14.4Volt one, if I can find it! OR, I'll buy a 20,000 rev one from ebay. Roughly the same I should think. I'm going brushed because I have ESCs to use up, apart from the one or two for the Taycols, thanks to your kind provision of electro-boards. I was thinking 30-35mm prop. so that's good to have confirmed. This is actually the first full installation I've ever done in a model boat. My Sea Urchin is free running, the Crash Tender was installed by my Dad with REP single channel stuff and I once put a rudder servo in my brother's borrowed 575 yacht. Everything else (and that's a lot) has been static. Just got the steering servo mounted and made a sweet wee box for the Rx to help prevent it getting wet. Motor next. Cheers, Martin

SuzyQ by Dampfgerd Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
I find in web not one photo of a model. She is nearly 1 meter long and become 2x brushless from me Speranza is a scale model of a fast motor yacht from Renato "Sonny " Levi

Spektrum, new, useless... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
You're painting a worst case picture. I'm not against insurance as such, just the expensive nonsense after years of a very reasonable 5 pounds a year with MAP. Why couldn't whoever bought out MAP keep with the insurers. Things go up, sure, but 5 quid to 34? Where did that come from? I don't want to join a club, any club. Why can't I get insurance on my own account? It's stinks of a con to me. And as for insuring a model yacht or effectively a glorified toy boat, that's going too far. I don't do fast boats, not interested. And frankly, if Johnny has his hands in the water of a dedicated model boat pond, that's his parents look-out. If he puts his foot on the road in front of a cyclist he gets no protection. How did we ever manage to become enthusiasts in the good old days when we could sail anywhere and not worry about it? Martin

help required by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Good on you, Jacko, for retaining Braine gear. It always looks so elegant on an old model yacht. It appears to be bread and butter construction too. But at 60" long it's no tiddler. It'll look superb on the water. I have an ex Braine steered pre-War Marblehead which I have sanded and repainted. Saving up for sails now! The Marblehead is, of course, like all of them, 50" long. Did you find out what class she is? Martin

Gwen M Model Yacht by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Have found a copy of the magazine if it helps Ron