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Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by Rallyst Apprentice   Posted: 6 hours ago
Just reading through all of the above, I have a Richardson tug and thought, you know, it does all of the above straight out of the box,and everyone in my club,(bournville) loves it, so why change it?! It's fun, has lots of features and always gets the most comments from bystanders! I love it and wouldn't change a thing, only thing I have done is buy 4 x 2600mah battery packs for longer running time (gives me at least an hour a pack) It's even survived being landed on by a rather large Canada goose and spending 10 minutes inverted and taking on water! All features survived and lived in to sail another day! 👍

GOUROCK SAILING CLUB by Brucef102 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 hours ago
Thank you for the picture and a special thanks for the thoughts and confirmation

Hobby Engine Richardson Upgrade by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 hours ago
Hi there NP. Where do you want to start, I have converted several Richardson / Southampton, tugs. The first thing is do you want independant motor control, not found that i made a deal of difference, I now fit 1 ESC for both motors. Sound, when sailing you can't hear it, you can't hear most sound systems more than a few yards out, can be fixed but heavy so be careful, Smoke, in reality, smoke shows that the engines or injectors need servicing, on the model, try a computer cooling fan, the small ones to blow the smoke up the funnels. Better radio system, YES, which one your choice, but by a 6 or more channel system. Battery, a 7.2v buggy type NmHi pack will fit under the stern hatch, (just) or in place of the smaller battery under the front hatch, weight is not a problem, just get the balance right. I have altered the control cabin on 2 of my models, moved forward to the edge of the lower cabin, removing the steps down to the deck, also repositioning the funnels into different locations, ! model further back and the other the funnels were cut down and fitted to the top of the air intake casings, with a firefighting gantry across the top of them. In short, TX / RX upgrade, ESC, single or twin, 3300mah Battery last for hours, anything else, up to you. Hope this gives you some ideas. PS when cutting the wiring keep the motor wires as long as possible, i cheated and fitted the battery leads with a Mini Tamiya / Standard Tamiya converter Regards Mark

GOUROCK SAILING CLUB by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 18 hours ago
When you can't get the real thing, your model sailing boat is the next best thing.

various by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi Nutrunner, first pic, young lad sailing his boat, wonderful to see, in that pic of 5 boats, 2 were RTR, again its great to see people sailing boats, who cares that they bought it!!! I by boats of Ebay, so what i didn't build it. Encourage by display, not discourage with attitude.

various by nutrunner Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
a few pics of our ellesmere port rc model boat club sailing day on the temporary pond at the hooton park trust site

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE by Fulvia Apprentice   Posted: 3 days ago
Great boat😁. There are now nearly 20 in our club. Eastbourne & District Model Yacht Club. Takes less than 30 seconds to dis-mast but mast does not collapse. There are plenty different sail bags available for easy damage free transportation however.👍 If you are looking for an easy to transport yacht then the Dragon Force is ideal as it fits on the back seat of the smallest of cars fully rigged. It sails almost as well as the Dragon Flite. The club hosting the Dragon Force National Championship this weekend.

HELP ME DECIDE PLEASE by terrymiff Apprentice   Posted: 3 days ago
The DF95 is too short at 950mm for IOM. I think that the Ragazza can squeeze into the IOM rules with a bit of tweaking. The supplied mast and sails fall between an A rig and a B rig in size. The mast is removable. If you decide to change the paintwork on a Ragazza you have two options. 1. Paint over the existing surface and add a bit more weight. 2. Strip the existing surface off and repaint on the bare fibreglass. Beware, this is not an easy job. The existing surface is VERY hard and takes a lot of sanding with very heavy sand paper to remove. Been there, done that. The Ragazza is a pretty boat and fun to sail but it will not stand up against the red hot competition IOMs.

Phantom IOM by KenThompson Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Your welcome, happy sailing..

HELP ME DECIDE PLEASE by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Les, don't know the direct answer 😲 but do know where you can find all the IOM (International One Metre) rules 😉 This should tell you if they are or not, just compare the specs. If they all are compliant then you have what the Germans call Qual der Wahl. = Torment of choice! 🤔 Happy sailing, Doug 😎

A SPLASH IN THE WATER by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
I'm not a member of any model boat club yet, but I am about to join two that I have visited recently, where the member's have been very welcoming. They even said that if was sailing my boat and got into difficulty, they would wade out and rescue if the boat got stuck in any obstruction under the water. That got me thinking. If I was to sail my boat at any pond or small lake etc and I did get into difficulty and did not have a 'Rescue Boat' I would need to have some sort of protective clothes. These waders and wellingtons both come to less than twenty pounds. Is that a good buy.

Margam Park Marine Modeling Club by KenThompson Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
We sail at Margam country Park , just out Swansea, South Wales. We sail on Thursday and Sunday morning. We have the use of two lakes to sail on, and the park has good parking and cafe facilities Good banter and fun is had each week amongst the members.we sail all sorts of boats, and yachts. If you are planing a trip down this way, bring your boat and join us for the day. Cheers for now. Ken.

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by GARTH Commander   Posted: 6 days ago
Gee I sure stirred up a hornets nest with my question I'm sorry .I have all the info I need now & don't need any more info so happy sail Garth

PROBOAT WESTWARD 18 by Les-Forbes Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
This very popular small sailing yacht from Proboat has a plastic cabin held tight by three strong magnets. Tricky to get off in a hurry, particularly if your fingers are cold, or you are an old 'Coffin Dodger' like myself with cold hands and very little grip. Here's a wee tip I hope any owner may find helpful.

JOINING BATTERY & RECEIVER CABLE by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Les, then I assume that you need something like this harness with JR/Hitec male & female plug/socket. This one also has a third plug for connecting the battery to a charger when the switch is in the off position. DON'T use this feature if you are using a LiPo battery!! There are several other versions without this third plug available here I guess the RX battery is a fairly small NiMH and also has the JR type plug. BTW: something to check before switching on- Does your speed controller have a BEC circuit? If so it supplies the RX as well so you don't need an RX battery at all. Or doesn't your yacht have any auxiliary motor and ESC? Happy sailing, Cheers Doug 😎 Looking forward to the video of the insulting tape 😁😉 or is that what I keep seeing on the news with Mr T??