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Re: Donnieboy's Gina 2 by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I may get it ready for the water again but I'm refurbishing a ship for a friend of mine and powering up a model for my daughter and her husband.My Gina 2 I can take the full deck off to gain access to the innards.This is a great help.

New Member by Richard7 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug, that old Billing Boat kit that your going to refurbish is the larger kit of the Norden. Before I purchased the St Canute that was my second choice, but I think its a difficult boat to fit radio control etc., so I went with the St Canute. Over the last few days I have been making space for the M500 motor, I have attached some pictures of the final result, the motor top shaft alignment is pretty good. In hindsight I should have gone with the M400, but hey-ho its done now, what do you think? Cheers Richard

firefly by KEN0191 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
this model was built1959 by my brother its based on a thames cruiser similer to the dunkirk little ships built from plans and is planked over frame consruction ive just completely refurbished after it fell into disrepair due to damp storagefound some pics of boat prior to recent refit you csn model is down inthe bows due to an intake of water hence the the refit ken0191

Guestbook Post by MouldBuilder Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
I have been a member of the forum for just over a week. I have to say that the help given by members is without limits. I am so pleased that I found these people. They enjoy the hobby and have no problem in sharing their knowledge and experiences even when they are busy with their own projects. I built a Patrol Torpedo Boat many years ago and wanted to refurbish it. The changes in the hobby which have taken place in the twenty years since I built my boat have surprised me. My project has grown from just tidying up the deck to a complete replacement of the motor and control. I now know that I can continue with the improvements knowing that there is a freindly helping hand just a few clicks away. My thanks to you all, and in a few years time I hope to be able to help others.😊 Peter. Paignton, England.

Patrol Torpedo Boat by MouldBuilder Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 6/10] 40"/3800g Patrol Torpedo Boat Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 45mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a MFA Marlin (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Futaba (5Amps) ESC - Comments: I built the boat many years ago. I am about to embark on a full refurbishment. I intend to re-paint and add all new guns and deck items.

Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat by MouldBuilder Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi. I have just joined the forum to try to learn, and possibly help, although I consider my knowledge to be `limited`. Many years ago I bought the Aerokits Patrol Torpedo Boat. More than 30 years I think. Ten years later I decided to build it. I think the construction is ok, except for the Captains view being blocked by a turret. The boat runs well, although a little slow. It has a 12 volt MFA Marlin motor running from two 6 volt batteries in series. I have several items that I would like some advice on but they can wait for a while whilst I prepare the boat for a refurbishment. I intend to replace all of the fittings with new and possibly try to improve the performance. The boat is driven by a 35mm diameter propellor with quite a heavy pitch. My question for today is whether a change in motor to a MFA Torpedo 850 would be wise. There is only one motor. Thanks.😊

egret by Bezzo1951 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 8/10] Twin Propellors (3 Blade) - Comments: refurbished x members pride and joy scratch built all ply

Huntsman 31 by Thebuffs1 Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 30" Huntsman 31 Single Propellor Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (12v) Batteries - Comments: Refurbished and updated Huntsman 31 with brushless motor , new paint job and reconditioned seats from a old tin car

M Sonic microprocessor ESC. by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
My father built me one too. It had 2 x flat batteries and a “Mighty Midget” motor. It was well loved and suffered accordingly. Brought it to Canada and did a refurbishment. Retained original shaft and prop but with a small motor. Fitted MTRONIKS 10 with a mini rudder servo. Now sails well and passed to my Grandson for him to enjoy.

Artesania Latina Amsterdam by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
HI Allen, You have the early Amsterdam, like mine, plank on frame and the windows etc are stuck on the superstructure, mine once refurbished is a superb model just a word of warning, depending how it was stored, my hull had numerous cracks in the planking, leaked like a sieve. Send me a PM and i will email all the photos and instructions to you. There were 2 versions the instructions cover the moulded hull but the rest is virtually the same. Also 3 tugs were built 2 for the French navy, will include these as well. Mark

How many is to Many by Tica Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Approx. 16 working and 3-4 under construction, how many on stock to be build / refurbished who knows but more than 8 and then there are all the drawings for new projects 😎

Happy Hunter by NPJ Captain   Posted: 7 months ago
OK so that suggests I should not think beyond the yacht being refurbished after the Tug! NPJ

Marchioness of Lorne by liamduck Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 44"/2000g Marchioness of Lorne Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 15mins Belt Powered by NiMH (9.6v) Batteries Controlled Through twin 30A unbranded (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Model of a Scottish Lochs paddle boat with twin side-paddles. Bought as a renovate project and rewired and refurbished back to working order.

Ellesmere Port model boat lake by epmbcmember Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
To answer NJP's question we can get a car within 30 feet of the temporary pond, less if you drive on the grass, the pool is about 12" deep. The pool has now been taken down for the winter but we have been asked to put a larger one up next year. There are toilets there although not 5 star, but these will be refurbished when there is cash available. The site is the Hooton Park Trust next to the old airfield. At the moment they are refurbishing the last hanger with a new Belfast truss roof. They do have a website and they are on facebook. You can also read about it if you type in RAF Hooton Park Airfield, which was opened in 1917 and closed in the 1950's I think. At one stage it was Liverpool Airport before Speke was opened.

Richards 48" Swordsman by olly49 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 7 months ago
I bought and built my Huntsman back in the late 70's. Decided last year to refurbish her. She is powered by a T600 brushless motor, 2 11.1 v lipos these are positioned midships, x50mm prop, tends to start bow down but when on the plane she looks a beautiful sight. I must say of all the boats I have this is the favorite one.👍