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True Balou by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Great job on the restoration.It will be enjoyed by your daughter for years to come.

Leaking Boat! by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Looks like delamination, if water is getting in between the ply layers it will follow any gaps and porosity and could come out anywhere. I've had similar problems on my vintage restorations. The only thing to do is clean and repair any external damage then I would cover ultra fine glass cloth and Eze-Kote with at least 3 coats and rubbed down between coats. This should cure your problem and also strengthen the Hull.

Range Safety Launch? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Canabus, #382 may well have been what you say! But this model has obviously been built as a THORNYCROFT 43ft RANGE SAFETY LAUNCH. The cabin structure and fittings are totally different. For me the 'give-aways' were the three side windows and the foreward bulge on the cabin. I had wondered about the number on the model from the outset. Pics show one example FoC #1640. On the above url you can see several more. Pic 7 is a MK1 40 foot Firefloat #55. Last 3 pics are 40foot MK1 Seaplane Tenders, #377 in a sad n sorry state😲 but apparently about to undergo restoration? Cheers, Doug 😎 PS: Attached also a pic of Firefloat #90, a MK1A. She was converted to a Seaplane Tender #467 in November 1949. FF91 was converted to ST382 in Feb 1950.

RAF Seaplane Tender 206 by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 13 days ago
Very nice, you may have noticed my restoration of a 1950s-60s kit Do you still have yours?

puffer hull by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
may go well with the crinkle effect you have on the restoration Doug ,thought maybe a light sand for the flock wall paper look .gives a whole new meaning to fly on boat (flying boat)

For PTB Fans ;-) by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
PT Boat 658 - A Functional, Restored Higgins PT Boat style='background-color:yellow;'>restoration-of-pt658-the-last-functional-pt-boat-of-wwii/

Lesro Javelin restoration by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
My answer would always be if the engine starts easily, use it and the hell with jobswuffs who would tell you no. Just don't ask. Go when nobody else is around. If its a natural lake it maybe doesn't belong to anyone, so go ahead. If the owner can prove it can't be used, by proving he IS the owner, then desist and find another body of water. There are quite a few in Wales after all. Alas, if you join a local club they will be bound to say no IC engines. They nearly all tend to now, whether they have the right to or not. I'd say leave them alone and enjoy yourself on a river or natural lake. Only if you just cannot find anywhere to run IC should you give in to electric. Good luck. Martin The Anarchists Boat Club.

Lesro Javelin restoration by sparkywales Apprentice   Posted: 22 days ago
I am currently restoring a old Javelin I had as a teenager. The boat currently has a Irvine 45 ABC I/C engine. My question is can these engines still be used on local lakes, I live in South Wales UK? Is it worth removing the engine and fitting the hull with electric? Thanks for you help Mark

Hellen Fishing Boat by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
Excellent work Canabus👍 And some great tips for my Danish fish cutter restoration / conversion. My first fishing boat!😲 Thanks😊 Cheers, Doug 😎

Inspiration for beautiful boat builders ;-) by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Doug, I was only talking about woodies as they were what the OP showed. So not really a generalisation. 2 swallows do not a Summer make, as they say. I don't really understand the boat harbour thing. Yes, I have pictures. I too love restorations. I just finished 7 total restorations of early (50 year old) Monogram slot car bodyshells. And I have 2 ancient Marinecraft hulls for which various repairs were necessary. One, I have made a very Ditchburnish gent's racer superstructure for, as I had no details of what it was originally like. Canabus, could you explain S,K&G? I keep seeing it, but have no idea what it is. Martin

Gina 2 Billing Boats Fish Cutter - Restoration & Conversion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
You're dead right Hammer👍 This is my second renovation / upgrade and the third, a 28" PTB is also already started. I must be nuts! But then, that's a prerequisite for model boaters ain' it!? Following your 'mechanical engineering' with great interest and awe! Cheers, Doug 😎

Over Spray! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
Hi Ed, a drop of appropriate solvent should get it off. Or polish it off with paint cutting polish from the auto branch, like I used on my Sea Scout restoration. 👍 Cheers, Doug 😎

vintage yacht (Victoria) by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
With the care you are taking it shows you enjoy this restoration you have taken on.I enjoy following all the restorations that are going on.It saves a lot of boats from just going into the bin.Carry on,it will be a beautiful job.

Gina 2 Billing Boats Fish Cutter - Restoration & Conversion by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Great job your doing Doug. I think its more of a challenge renovating an old model than building from scratch.

Gina 2: A Messy Business - Hull Restoration by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks Mike, any other questions I'll be glad to try to answer. Maybe I'll start a micro-Business making the conversion boards 😁 30 years ago I used to make my own etched printed circuit boards, maybe I should refresh that skill!? 😉 Hope the info is useful, as a 'dumb' electronic eng. I'm learning a lot from all you 'mechanical wizards' as well. Makes for a great forum site😊 All the best, Doug 😎