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Solent RC Model Boat Club at South West Model Show by Gerry1 Apprentice   Posted: 13 hours ago
What oil or grease do I use for stern tubes, i have put oil tubes on but I am not sure what to do next?

It’s been a long day! by Bobatsea Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 22 hours ago
Are you planning fibreglassing your hull? I did mine, 1 strip down the keel and around the stern, then both sides. Currently on coat # 5 of resin with sanding in between.

It’s been a long day! by Skydive130 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Spooooky.....! I’ve just laid down the first 2 rows of planks with enough excess at the stern to do just that!

It’s been a long day! by Bobatsea Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 day ago
A tip... My instructions had the planking stop at the stern hull transom boards. I planked the hull over the boards to make a nicer finish.

Too Powerful Brushless ? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Graham You do have to support the prop shaft close to the bearings at each end. This is vital if you are to avoid a slight imbalance developing into an uncontrolled whipping and as you have experienced, damage to the shaft assembly. The support needs to be firmly attached to the hull and shaft close to the bearing to provide both vertical and horizontal support. The supports should ideally be within 1/8" of the bearings. If you are reinstalling the prop shaft then, as others have suggested, it may be an opportunity to move the motor towards the stern and use a shorter shaft, but still providing support near the bearings.

Pt boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
I guess it could be sealed up. The opening to the jet drives is small. You can't get your hands in! The opening which is under the 50 cal.on her stern. is meant more for working on the jet drives! To grease if you will! You could maybe spray some kind of sealer! But why have to fix a brand new boat! I was told I had gotten a leaky boat. As for her sitting low. It's just the design of the thing! As the jet drive pump water. the boat digs into the water! Don't get me wrong it's a great looking boat! I sent mine back, the wife wants me to get another one!

Help needed, running sheet to main by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Ron Specs for the HS-82MG are Motor Type: 3 Pole Bearing Type: None Speed (4.8V/6.0V): 0.12 / 0.10 sec @ 60 deg. Torque oz./in. (4.8V/6.0V): 39 / 47 Torque kg./cm. (4.8V/6.0V): 2.8 / 3.4 Size in Inches: 1.17 x 0.47 x 1.16 Size in Millimeters: 29.72 x 11.94 x 29.46 Weight ounces: 0.66 Weight grams: 18.7 It is metal geared but may struggle as a sail winch. A single arm servo usually has an elastic band attached to the other end of the line (kite string) from the servo arm. So you run the line thro the hole in the cockpit coaming and take it to a pulley attached to the deck in line with the hole and near the stern. The line then runs along the deck and near the front of the coaming an elastic band is attached and run to a fixing near the bow. You then use a line with a bowsie to connect the mainsail to the winch line via a fixing on the deck below the boom. There may be other ways to run the line but the important point is to keep the line tight at all time to prevent tangling.

1st Gunwhale stringers by mturpin013 Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
First job is to trim all the bulkhead corners so the stringers sit flat against each bulkhead. We can then start to trial fit each side to see what sort of curvature will be needed to steam the stringers prior to final fitting. I decide to make a jig for the stringers to “set” after steaming, I made this jig to accommodate all 4 stringers creating the same curvature, as the minor differences in curve will be flattened out during the clamping process. I used a domestic wallpaper steamer/striper and a piece of 4” plastic drain pipe blocked at both ends with a piece of cloth and steamed for about 20 minutes. The 4 stringers were then placed in the jig and locked into place with wedges and clamps. These were then left for a couple of days to thoroughly dry out After steaming and setting, the stringers were dry pinned to the breast hook on both sides with brass pins, then followed back to the stern drilling and pinning to each stringer to the bulkheads as I went back. Being satisfied with the fit I now removed all the pins and started again from the front and epoxied and pinned each bulkhead on both sides.

Cabin sides and deck supports by mturpin013 Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
Before we continue I must mention some fine detail that should have been mentioned in the previous build update and that is the preparation of the cabin sides. Because the bow end of the cabin sides narrow there is a need to score/cut through partially in the places indicated in the build instructions, this is around the cabin side window and enables the side to bend without cracking the external faces, and this also applies to the rear of the cabin sides where it joins B5. The cabin side extensions can also be glued into position as well To continue, having secured all the bulkheads to the keel I can now epoxy the cabin sides to the bulkheads ensuring that the height is maintained side to side and bends smoothly round to the bow and stern. Allowing this to set for a couple of hours I can fit the deck stringers from ¼ x ⅛. These are cut to length to suite the gaps between the bulkheads and glued in place using aliphatic resin glue. I also added some extra support where the cabin side extensions are since its only a butt joint.

Hector Read by Gascoigne Commander   Posted: 23 days ago
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?

Skiff by johnmont Petty Officer   Posted: 24 days ago
Try Hobbies,they sell various small battery powered outboards although you may have to modify the stern sheets to accomodate.

RE ads90's Vosper Firefloat by ads90 Commander   Posted: 25 days ago
Dave There were only 2 Mk 2 Firefloats built, No.'s 93 and 94 and they had a very different hull at the stern to what my model has. The superstructure could have been modified quite easily but certainly not the hull, so I am certain that it is not one of them. The stern is very reminiscent of the 'Fairmile' design but I have looked at these but nowt turned up. The number on the side of mine '1104' is I believe related to the Marine Craft Unit 1104 at Bridlington which possibly also may have been an ASR.

Any clues? by aanside Seaman   Posted: 26 days ago
I am inclined to thinking it might be a barge. It is broad in girth (like me) and fairly short bow to stern but has a hole for a bowsprit. The guy it came from has gone the way of all good sailors (off to Thailand to find a wife 😁) but his other boats are a Joffre Tug and a Smit Nederland tug (plus Pourquoi Pas from Billings) - all to appear, apparently, on Fleabay. The hull I have is a fibreglass moulding so presumably comes from a commercial source but I doubt it is a "kit" like the others. Workmanship on the capping rail and deck is a bit ropey so it will need a lot of tlc. If I can find a suitable plan to give me some thoughts it will become the next on the stocks once my Battle Class destroyer is finished.

Vosper Firefloat by ads90 Commander   Posted: 27 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 33"/1000g Vosper Firefloat Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 15mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 40mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner 600 Turbo (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Torpedo 30 Amp (10Amps) ESC - Comments: This is one of my oldest and favourite boats - as you can see it is a Fireboat but it is not a Vosper Mk 2. It was kit built at one time but I haven't been able to track down what it is. Is like a Vosper Firefloat Mk.2 but It Is different. The bridge section of my boat is different being longer, the mid-ship section having three windows in lieu of two and the stern is completely different in profile. I first wrote about my boat on the Model Fireboat Website back in 2010 and asked for any help in identification but despite lots of good comment but I was none the wiser. I contacted Terry Holtham who is an acknowledged expert in RAF Marine craft having written many books and he provided me with a lot of information and said "It bears an uncanny resemblance to the drawing I received which was an official Vosper drawing but not with a number or date I have presumed it to be what I believe is the Mk 1 version of the 46ft Firefloat". However this is not definitive and I still have no real answer. Great fast little boat that 'turns on a sixpence' though.

CG-52301 "TRIUMPH" by circle43nautical Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Wow, sir I must say I'm humbled. I was under the impression that all Surfmen were lost. I will reference that link right now, thank you. After ref site: That was a wonderful article and his recollection of that night shed new light on my research. As a Guardsman that spent all his career in the Midwest and Eastern Seaboard, and 13 civilian years in Santa Barbara, I hadn't learned about the 52' Type F's until I was laid up on disability. A search for USCG RC boats led me to Barracuda RC Boats in NC. Alex Sheen offered a USCG boat kit of an MLB that I wasn't aware of-the 52' Type F. Until then, the 44 was my fave, it still is, but now I'm obsessed with the history surrounding those two boats. Thanks again 40533, btw, it's so cool that you sailed to Cape D on 44331. Can you post a pic of her?