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Bluebird by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi Biscuit, I have just watched your video's, nice to see more on the water. I see you have also posted pictures of the Graupner Rhode Island F1 tunnel hull. I also have one of these and as yet have not got around to giving it a run. I do not live near any ponds locally where I can be sure I'm allowed to run my models. 16 miles for an electric isn't far I also have IC powered and the nearest for those is almost 40 miles. I get very disheartened with the hobby but still cannot get it out of my vein's. I curious to know where you have fitted wedges under you Rhode island. What's the chance of posting a few pictures of the under side of her to give me some idea as to how you have done this. It would be nice to see so that I could also give it a go so as to make her a little better on her maiden run. Many thanks in advance and kind regards.

Search light by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
A small tip and word to the wise Michael, When I take shots for posting I first load 'em to the PC and view in full size before going any further. If there's anything wrong I can reshoot before carrying on, either with the assembly or the post. Doesn't always work out that way, depends on how carried away I am with the job in hand 😁 'The word' 😉If you can try to get the photos in proper relation to the horizontal and vertical. You're making some of us seasick! 🤐😱😲 Nevertheless, very nice work, Hat Off Sir 👍 The comment from Robbob (King of the Crash Tenders) is praise indeed. I once spent an entire afternoon reading his astounding build blog and picking up tips. I just got 'hooked' 😊 Cheers, Doug 😎

34" RAF Crash Tender Windows by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Forgot to rotate before posting, it's a picture of the one that was fully restored, now available to hire somewhere on the South Coast. Cheers Colin.

BRAVE BORDERER by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Very nice, shame they are not on the internet for sale. Well done for such fine work. I'm shocked by some of the work I see on this site and wish I also had the expertise and tools do such fine work. I'm watching your build with eagle eyes. Please keep posting. Will you be adding video of her running at some point ?

BRAVE BORDERER by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Will be posting a blog update shortly describing my trials and tribulations with brushless motors. By using the "softest" start programmable ESC settings have found the squeal is largely eradicated. If you have not tried them, it is worth the trouble. The slipping coupling will not help, but am sure that will be corrected. I am using solid universal joints, which although noisy, give a positive drive. Your boat looks to go well, but hard to judge from onboard pictures.

Still Stripping......With Care! by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I am not posting this as a build update because scraping and sanding is boring…………although I now believe I will eventually finish it. However, I have already found 4 areas with cracks. Whilst I was working on one of the sides a prop shaft fell off…….Just as well it was on its stand and not in the water! Now some of these cracks I suspect will be with filler falling out but there is a lot of filler in some parts anyway. It is coming along, but do I really have to remove every paint layer after the old primer? Surely if it is well sanded some little bits can be left, not large patches just bits in very awkward places…………….please? Other questions Where the Hull sides join the stern should those corners be square or rounded? When I scrapped the paint off most the filler fell out so it is difficult to tell how it was! Should the cracks in the bow planking be filled before sealing and is ordinary filler correct or does it need a ‘resinous mix’……………..? Cheers folks NPJ

Billings Waveney Class LifeBoat by Bruno Apprentice   Posted: 3 months ago
Appreciate your postings very much. Just getting started on mine and this will help me in getting more confidence as I am new to the hobby. Bruno

Emoticons, Keyboards & accented letters by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Yep we did Doug This Circumflex is all I can find ^ and no dead keys.Yes I can type a word then ask for it's translation but I speak French and some Italian,Spanish and German so don't need to for the most part. It might work if I type in the word minus accents and see if it corrects itself but I doubt it Yes those accents would be useful. Changing languages is a faff and by the time I get it on I've lost the posting.Hardly worth the hassle. Hrrmph!😭 Never mind Eh! as Bootsie used to say.👍

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Evening Pete, Are you going to document what you do? By posting picture and a thread? Ed

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hello, Figtree7nts: What about “happy”? You wrote “we're all one big family”. Over here we’d usually say “we're all one big, happy family”. Are we not happy? Would anyone not grin from ear to ear when they see their boat on the water for the first time? Wouldn’t any of us be over the moon when our new boat kit arrives? If this or any other hobby doesn’t make us happy then why do it at all? The above is all in good fun but far off topic. Over to you, Doug: For my project can I use the spreadsheets & drawing you’ve already sent or do you plan on posting revised versions based on your operating observations & adjustments? I’m going make a PDF of this entire post eventually so I’ll have a good reference to use as my project progresses. There a many very useful tips & parts sources throughout as well. BTW have seen the scale boats made by Aquacraft? They’ve got four very nice boats (actually three boats & one ship) that are large, very well detailed & realistic. There’s a tug, a fire/rescue boat, a trawler & a fantastic 1/72 scale US Navy Fletcher-class destroyer that could easily be used as a movie prop. It’s over 5 feet long & priced at about $700 US. My wife said if I spend that much on a boat she’d better be able to ride in it or she’ll leave. I’ll really miss the old girl.🤪Here’s a link to Aquacraft’s page for the model. There’s a nice photo gallery as well as a video: I have my eye on the Bristol Trawler. I’ve always like trawlers & the Bristol is a beauty. It comes with a full range of LED navigation lights (including mast lights). There’s no working horn but that’s about the only thing lacking. This reminds of a joke: Why do cows have bells?🐮Because their horns don’t work! Thanks, Pete.

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
That's what I was afraid of 🤔 I'd have done the same 😉😁 BTW: I think Pete's 'nodded off' while posting!?

Robbe Smaragd by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi East, Welcome aboard 👍 How about posting your Smaragd (= Emerald BTW) in your Harbour? Sure folks would like to see some pics of your pride and joy 😉 Cheers, Doug 😎

The other lot... by kmbcsecretary Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I've had a look on mayhem Martin and the reply button is definitely there on the postings. But if I remember correctly I think they placed more restrictions on new members Ron

Wheels by jtdavid Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
hi hammer, you have made a nice job building those wheels, 👍 your method works great. keep posting david

Forum Topic Search? by pittsfieldpete Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hello, everyone: If this is something that’s so obvious that I could trip over it please be kind & don’t roll your eyes so far up into their sockets that they get stuck. OK? Anyway, is there a way to search in the forum? If I could search & potentially find something I’m interested in I’d be able to avoid posting questions that have already been answered. Please let me know. Thanks, Pete