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I really like your work done on this boat. How did you go about building it from scratch? By scratch, does this mean making all the parts? I built the 1/72 Airfix kit painting it like you have here. I like that you have also included the side hatch where the wounded could be transported on stretchers. I will send some photos of my kit, but I ‘d enjoy seeing more of this boat you made. Best regards, Ron
[Score: 7/10] 28" Juliette II Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 20mm) Direct Drive to a MFA RE 385 (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks Viper Marine 20 ESC - Comments: Scratch Built on a modified Deans Marine GRP hull. Upper works built from wood. Juliette II is still available for hire on the Norfolk Broads
[Score: 8/10] 60" HMS Sussex Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 45mins Direct Drive to a MFA RE 385 x 4 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks Viper Marine 25 ESC - Comments: Scratch Built on a Fleetscale GRP hull. Drive to all 4 props and iluminates. Built her ove 20 years ago but still looks good
[Score: 8/10] 48" MV Balmoral Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 45mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 20mm) Direct Drive to a MFA RE 385 x 2 (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks Viper Marine 25 ESC - Comments: Scratch built on a GRP hull (Models By Design) can be fully iluminated and build as seen in 2013
[Score: 8/10] 55" PS Waverley Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 45mins Chain to a MFA Torpedo 500 Motor and Gearbox Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks Viper Marine 25 ESC - Comments: Scratch Built on a GRP hull using a geared motor and plastic chain to drive two paddles. Took 5 years to build and she is 10 years old. She was built as seen in 1973
[Score: 8/10] 48" TSS Manxman Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 60mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 20mm) Direct Drive to a MFA RE 385 (4.5-15v) Motor (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Mtroniks Viper Marine 20 ESC - Comments: Scratch built on a "Models By Design" GRP hull. Has rotating radar and can be fully iluminated.
[Score: 5/10] 40"/1300g SRN 4 Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 15mins Twin Propellors Direct Drive to a Brushed & brushless Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Scratch built 2nd hover scale. Lite ply and 1mm ply skin. Ball raced marine motor tube essential for max efficiency in propulsion. 9x4 prop. 6x4 4 blade prop used for skirt inflation. Very pleased with this project, Drift on cornering can be interesting!
e Hector Read was built in Hull in the 60s for the Gt Yarmout port and Haven as their new Harbour tug to be moored at the pilot station in Gorleston. Giving many years service, was finally sold on when most working ships were fitted with bow/stern thrusters. Much missed as part of the river scene. A scratch built model I made 18 years ago from photo’s and drawings from the Port Authority. Anyone know her ultimate fate?
Sailing well in the sun and sparkling waters. A NZ Scow scratch built from plans. Unusual trading schooner based on those from the Great Lakes, USA.Actual vessel now restored as an example of an early NZ coastal trader.