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Titan by wunwinglo Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 32" Titan Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 120mins Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 10Amp/h Batteries - Comments: Titan was published as a semi=scale deep sea admiralty salvage tug, based on the Bustler class. My late father built her in 1953/4 and with an endless variety of radios from early valve sets to the current 2.4ghz, she has remained active ever since. Her claim to fame is that she was once operated by HM the Queen. Now fully lit, she is a favourite for night runs.

Sea Commander restoration tips by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
I think the three windows looks much better than the one big one. Wonder why it changed ? Cost - unlikely the difference can only be minimal. Though the bigger window at the front is likely cheaper than the three porthole in the Sea Queen. Does anyone know why the Commander has the 'spray deflector' (don't know proper name) on the front cabin, and the Queen does not ?

Sea Queen prop shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Thanks for the advice M Turpin (don't know any more than that), I am with you on that, I worked out that I actually needed about 500 mm length. So will thread the one end (actually less thread than the one supplied) then fit - measure - measure then cut. Sidley70 - I think I would have been tempted to remove the old shaft (the outer tube) and fit a new one. I suppose it depends on how well the original is fitted. Having removed one many years ago from a boat. My method was to have a reasonable size piece of steel drill and tap to the size of the old prop shaft, fit to shaft - this holds the piece at the end of the shaft - the basically give it a bash with a hammer - now in my case it came loose and then by swapping round and bashing from the inside, I got the shaft free enough to clamp a mole wrench on and 'wiggle' it out. Not very scientific, but it worked for me - no guarantees though. Good Luck

It's a sad day!. by BOATSHED Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
This is my pimped up Zenoah 26cc cost me with all its bits and electric start just short of £680 the outdrive was another £150. The hull is a Hydrofibre Pipedream. This was the second one of them I had. I bought her back about 1986/7. With all this bureaucratic crap regarding IC engines, she is now sat on one of the shed shelves along with a few others. Anyone interested in a run in electric start Zenoah for £450.00+ P&P . Including tuned pipe ONO. Irvine 120 never been run in box for £120.00 including custom made manifold+ P&P, no offers. Message me on no silly offers.

Sea Queen prop shaft by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 4 days ago
Hi Andy I have been working on a barn find old Sea Queen kit in very poor condition. The restoration required fitting a 5mm prop shaft as the old shaft supplied was a little short, I ordered a new 5mm shaft 19inches long from Model Boat Bits uk and when I tried to fit it it would not fit. Not realising the old shaft was 3/16inch. I had to ream the bushes to take the new shaft of 5mm. this proved a little difficult as the shaft was already fitted. I finally did it and everything works as expected. Fitting the motor which is a 700 ?. The shaft was 1/4 inch diameter. Boring out the brass insert did not leave much meat and I am hoping it does does not let go under power. So far so good. I hope there is some info there that you can use. Regards Sid

Sea Queen prop shaft by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
I suggest you thread the end of the 600mm bar and don't cut it to length first, so hopefully not, but if it does go wrong you can just cut the end off and start again. I always do the most complicated job on a piece of work so if it does go wrong you haven't wasted any time on other processes.

Sea Queen prop shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
Obtained a length of Stainless Steel 600 mm long 5 mm diameter (it is slightly greater diameter than the Raboesch bearings), used 400 wet and dry - couple (or three) rubs - check - repeat, actually it took some time but now fits, only one end, as the prop end fits the bearing. Still have to put a thread on it, will take mturpin's advice. I only actually needed a shaft about 60 mm longer than the Raboesch. One thing I forgot to mention is the fact that when I decided to up size to a 5 mm shaft, and the Raboesch maintenance free, is that the outer tube did fit the pre-made hole in the keel but there was no movement for adjustment. Making that hole larger was one of the most difficult bits up to now. Had to make - what I would call a prop shaft hole enlarger - bit of a bodge but it worked.

It's a sad day!. by stormin Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
Yes I've decided to sell most of my I.C. Boats and engine, because of this "nanny state" that we live in now. Probably 95% of clubs and sailing waters in my area(Liverpool) stipulate No I.C.s, l'm not traveling 50 miles to sail when in reality I've got several clubs and lakes within 5 to 10 miles from my home. I started model boat building in the 50s with balsa models and on to "aerokits" sea urchin, scout, rover, commander, and the holy grail the sea queen all of which had diesel or petrol engines. Granted we have come a long long way since then with electric and brushless motors, I do use them in both planes and boats, but there is still something to be said for the sound smell and reality of an I.C.engine in a boat, aircraft aren't to bad at the present, until they ban them to. Sorry for the rant but that's the way I feel.😭

Sea Queen prop shaft by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Go for it, but be very careful when sizing the shaft and bearing fit, use very fine 1000 wet and dry until a slight interference/push fit is achieved. and for the M5 thread make sure you open the die to its max on first cut using lots of quality cutting oil and then finally finish to size gradually closing the die to it neutral size, It also helps if the die is new as Silver Steel is quite hard in its natural state. (sorry if this was teaching Granny to suck eggs)

Sea Queen prop shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Based on what has been said, what I have done is order a length of 5 mm SS longer than required. Only problem that I have is that there appears to be (based on a 300 mm length) is that the SS and the Raboesch bearings are supposed to be 5 mm diameter, but either the bearing is less than 5 mm or the steel is greater than 5 mm. So the SS will likely need reducing slightly (very slightly) in diameter, and once cut to length a M5 tread on the prop end. This will mean that there would not be two couplings. Will let people know how it goes once SS arrives and it gets 'modified'.......

Sea Queen prop shaft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
I'll second that MT 👍 I'm gradually replacing all old and 'suspect' shafts with silver steel. Bought a small stock of 1m lengths of 1,2,3,4mm diameters from Conrad here. Checking with a micrometer the tolerances seem better;

Sea Queen prop shaft by mturpin013 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Andy, your best going for 5mm silver steel as it will be more likely to be a better size and will run true. Not sure what the total length is of the shaft but your not limited to the normal 13" lengths as its available in 1 mtr lengths from a good steel stockist.

Sea Queen prop shaft by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Heartily agree Rex 👍 Two such couplings in series is a guarantee for misalignment and high vibration potential 🤔 which wouldn't do the 'posh' bearings much good! 😡 I would move the motor. Bon chance, Doug 😎

Sea Queen prop shaft by Rex3644 Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
What is the KV of your motor and how many volts do you intend to use? The theory is that this is how it should be done and in practice I Have done this setup with Huco type couplings which turned over very smoothly but they could not handle the high revs ie14.000 The Radio Active couplings are first class but again I have experienced some balance issues and vibration with them. I worry slightly that the length of 2 couplings together is somewhat long but I may be totally wrong. All you can do is to try it I shall follow with interest

Sea Queen prop shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
When I get piece of 5mm SS, will take some pics.