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Sea Commander Ocean yacht by Trillium Commander   Posted: 9 days ago
Garth, no doubt that Graupner make excellent products but CAD$35 + shipping is a stretch. Especially when you can make up a double universal for CAD$10 with two of these. I've been using these for several years now. Roy

Sea Commander Ocean yacht by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Garth, looking good👍 Graupner flex couplings ARE still available, cost €24 - https://www.graupner.com/Flex.-shaft-coupling/3345.L/ Cheers Doug 😎

Sea Commander Ocean yacht by GARTH Commander   Posted: 11 days ago
Thanks to a fellow in Tasmania I got plans for sea commander no names please took a week for my print shop to make plans size 24''in length I wanted to build the model in a scale that is manageable & easy to transport to the pond . Used 1/4 inch ply for ribs & cut them on my Drumel saw that's about 30 years old , so old I can't find blades any more in Canada

RAF rescue launch shape by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi Mick and Mark, (Sorry but that sounds like a comedy duo😉) Apparently before the intervention of Scott-Paine (of Supermarine / Schneider Trophy fame and founder of British Power Boat company), and T.E. Lawrence (of Lawrence of Arabia fame!) who designed and developed the first HSLs, these little 40 foot STs had a secondary role as emergency boats. Even though they were not very fast, ca 20 knots max. Lawrence witnessed a seaplane crash in the Solent while serving as an Aircraftman at the RAF Seaplane base. He saw how the ST took so long to reach the plane that it sank before they got there and several crew members drowned. He started lobbying his RAF Commanders to obtain faster launches as dedicated rescue boats. When Scott-Paine also proposed fast rescue launches the RAF suggested Lawrence as co developer and tester. Sadly Lawrence did not live to see the final version, having died in a motorbike crash in 1936. You live and learn! Cheers Doug 😎

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by boaty Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Garth, I have my second Sea Commander which I still use , but the first one I sold 13 years ago. I never actually built a Sea Commander but the one I have now and the previous model I picked up cheap and restored them. You do get things like this that come up on Ebay occasionally and though restoration appears sometimes to be challenging I find a lot of satisfaction when the work is completed. My first Sea Commander I found underneath a table on a stall in Ellesmere Port Market and it was about to be binned. The stall holder was glad to accept five pounds for it and it turned out that the hull was quite solid and all I had to do was to make the cabin roof, sand it all down, paint it then fit the motor and radio. I hope you get your Sea Commander, they are lovely boats from yesteryear and even a new build is very rewarding. Boaty😊

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Quote: "please read properly" Rooky. Garth lives in Canada!

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hello Garth, You have not done anything wrong, just someone being pedantic over a post. If you don't get fixed up with a kit, I have a spare old Sea Commander that needs a bit of TLC foc, if you are near Manchester. regards, Rooky

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Garth, I simply tried to point out to him that posting 'I have a source for ...' without posting where isn't much use. Frankly his response astonished me! 🤔 Never mind, hope you get what you want and shipping and duties aren't too high. Look forward to the build Blog! Cheers Doug 😎

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by GARTH Commander   Posted: 1 month 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

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Dear Doug, My patience ended on your first reply, but I try and help where I can. 'THE END' Regards, Rooky

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Dear Rooky, Belcrank is known to many of us. A less cryptic mail, with name and/or link, in the first place would have been much better. Many of us have him stored in favourites etc. What did you expect people to do other than search for themselves? That question is rhetoric, no patience with this anymore. Regards, Doug

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Dear Doug, I repeat once again. I never said to search on Ebay....I know the chap who sells the aerokits plans, as I have purchased many of them in the past. If Garth had contacted me I would have given him a direct link as I have 'Belcrank 1' in my saved sellers! Hope this clears the matter.

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
We got some good news today, apparently a neighbour had contacted housing association when it happened last week, so when I rang they said all repair and replacement costs will be covered as long as I send copies of invoices for work done. Also have managed to recover sea commander with minor damage to cabin roof, both Fairey's and one launch undamaged. But big disappointment as the old Queen was crushed, have to wait and see what else is left that can be salvaged. The boys are rigging up a temporary roof at present so should be weather proof by tonight. I forgot to take my pain killers this morning so now suffering and can't walk. Be glad when the quack decides what to do about my problem, I'd rather have no legs than all this pain. Will update tomorrow, cheers all Colin.

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Dear Rooky, I read and searched (in various search machines) exactly what was being suggested 'Sea Commander plans and templates' and that was the most common response! No other active entries on E-bay. Show us your link where these are still available! Regards Doug PS try searching for 'a guy on ebay' and see what offers you get!😉

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Please read properly....... I mentioned 'a guy on ebay' not search Now it's ended!