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1950s sea commander refurb. by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 18 days ago
Thanks for all your comments and input. What i really need now is a copy of the templates sheet so that i can cut some new parts to replace some of the missing ones . I have ordered a new rudder, and new plexi glass for the windows. Already in hand is an Mtronics Viper marine 25 amp ESC. 12 volt 7ah battery, Futaba 27 or 40 Mhz RX. Futaba servo. Just awaiting the motor from Doug (RN in Munich). We are going to repaint the Hull in White, Cabin sides in Dark Blue, Cabin roofs in White. The decks will be left as my dad made them, just cleaned and a fresh coat of varnish. the inside of the hull is well sealed already with bitumen (original) which is still allright. Next stage start rubbing down the hull ready for the glass cloth and Ezekote resin. at least i can do this indoors in the warm, workshop too d*** cold. Thats all for today shipmates, more to come, Cheers Colin.

A Birthday Wish! by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I wish you a very happy birthday, but as for the singing, leave it to the kids, they mean it. Have a good one shipmate. Cheers Colin.

PS Waverley by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Marky, Radio Therapy huh! Eight hours a day of old Terry Wogan shows eh!?😡 Guess that'd drive out anything! 😁 Hang in there shipmate 👍 All the best, Doug 😎

Margaret's health by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hope you get through it shipmate, best wishes for both of you. Cheers Colin.

Where's Figtree gone!? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
In case anyone's missed our US shipmate Figtree, he just told me he's having some trouble with his WiFi Internet connection. Actually I reckon he's gone chicken cos he still hasn't Sea Trialled his Brooklyn tug yet 😉😁 'spect he'll be back in full swing soon. Cheers All, Doug 😎

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
You betcha Ed😲 Watch this space! Pete has triggered my curiosity - always dangerous 😁 Cheers Shipmate, Doug 😎

Unknown by Ballast Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
Looks like it could be a Thames Steam Tug, I'm not sure ! I have just acquired this lovely hull and I am not sure of it's build or origin. It is fibreglass and is 57" (1450mm) LOA X 14.5" (370mm) Beam. It has a very basically built superstructure which I don't think is appropriate. I would be very grateful if anyone has any idea what she is and any other information as to weather it was a kit that has been modified. I would love more information as to scale etc. Regards your shipmate. Ballast AKA Alan.

Racing Sloop (no name yet) by Krampus Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Thank you, Bruce! I normally build boats using Styrene sheets since I don't like to get into the epoxy business. I know others work a different procedure by using clear lacquer and are able to waterproof and give that crystal-like looking appearance. Any ideas you or any other shipmates may offer to this humble swabbie?

Back in the boatshed at last, by onetenor Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Many happy returns shipmate. I hope you are 100% again now. Sea Queen Eh! I wonder what became of mine? Great fun with a diesel in it. One of the E.D. s I think

Hydrofoil by Stour-boy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi shipmates, has anyone ever made a hydrofoil for a model boat, I have got a wooden fire /sea rescue boat single screw which to me seems about right for a hydrofoil system. So where do I start ????? any ideas ? Steve.

HMS Illustrious by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Ahoy Shipmate, Try this I've used several of John's plans, especially for WW2 naval weapons. Let me know how you get on, if you don't find anything I'll check my sources here in Germany. Good luck. Doug 😎

Web Site Funding by allenrod Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
ATENTION. ATENTION...... All hands on deck.... all ranks including officers.... Now hear this, January web site funding met and slightly exceeded target.. not time to be complacent though, lets see if we can meet a target of 28 donations for Feb. Note membership rising fast nearly 30 new members joined in January, please support the site by donating, I appreciate not everyone has available funds but "those who can should" Thanks shipmates.... At ease Allen R

Web Site Funding by allenrod Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Good morning shipmates, I detect a little breeze in the air this morning, another donation, thanks No 24, lets see if over the weekend we can turn this little breeze into a wind we maybe lucky and double the January target, remember every little helps as the fat lady said, as she peed in the ocean!

Web Site Funding by allenrod Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Must say I'm disapointed with the response to my appeal for web site funding to improve, feel like I might do a Robert Maxwell and go overboard, that wont happen though as I am going to keep embarssing you all with my comments, come on shipmates get your fingers from up your bums and do a donation via Paypal......

Web Site Funding by allenrod Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Absolutely shipmate and fellow club member...