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Triton by Krampus Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
With my boats getting routinely stranded in the middle of nowhere, I felt compelled to commission a rescue vessel and "Triton" was born. "Triton" is a Springer-type tug push boat. With a hull and superstructure consisting of an “Indiana” style command cabin, it was built using a pretty basic birch plywood American kit designed for swimming pool water polo. Kit altered to resemble a fictitious Salvamento Marítimo (Spanish Coast Guard) unit following Salvamento Marítimo’s actual boat markings. Equipment and deck layout inspired on actual Springer tug push boats supporting larger vessels and barges found in US and European ports and rivers. Model built during September – October 2015. Approx. 1/18 scale. Real life boat could be a 30-footer (9.14m) vessel. Equipped with 9v LED navigation lights and sound system. Powered by an HPI Racing 1145 Gt 550 Motor, NiMH 7.4v battery, a 3-bladed 44mm propeller, and a 6-12V 320A RC Ship & Boat R/C Hobby Brushed Motor Speed Controller.

PT Boat 673 by wcolombo Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 days ago
PT Boat scale 1/20 length 1.22 m, Motorization one brushless motor and two 550 14 v motors , fiberglass hull, superstructure in acrylic laser cut, details in resin and 3D print.

Koh-i-Noor by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Purchased on well known auction site. Boat very dusty/dirty but sound. It is from a Robbe kit that was around about 10 years ago and has timber decking, built-in auxiliary motor, navigation lights, etc. A deep clean followed by a re-paint of the superstructure, rub the decking down and varnish, followed by a complete rub down and re-paint of the hull brought her back to a fine yacht. She is about 40 inches in length and sails beautifully and has great presence on the water.

Koh-i-Noor by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 9/10] 40"/4000g Koh-i-Noor Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hitec Gold (10Amps) ESC - Comments: I bought this yacht via a well known auction website. It was owned by an old gent who had passed away and was covered in dust and the ABS white hull had yellowed with age. I cleaned the yacht up, rubbed the timber decks down and varnished them, re-painted the superstructure, rubbed down the hull and spayed the hull a grey/brown colour. It came complete with auxiliary motor, batteries, sail winch servo, ESC and navigation light switching unit. The yacht sails perfectly and looks great on the water. A real bargain buy.

More work on the Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi i finsh the work of reconstruction the superstructure .nexts is to do the detailed work on the superstructure .

Slowly does it. by fid2b Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
After a long pause I am as far as propshaft, motor and rudder installation. I need a servo next but spent all my pocket money climbing a mountain in Wales this month. It was good but wet. The motor lives on the usual alloy bracket, screwed to two wooden plinths made from strip laminated with araldite. It's all standard stuff but making it this way allowed me to shim the height correctly, the strip being about 1.5mm thick. I'll post some pics if I can work out the Google drive thing but you will also see that the lower skins are on and after the servo installation I can think about the upper hull skins and then the superstructure. All good stuff😀.

DAMEN STAN 4207 by RHBaker Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
First open water test went well, but with two caveats: 1) Would like to increase performance somewhat, closer to her looks. The initial tests of the unfinished hull showed adequate performance. As the detail and superstructure have been added, it has deteriorated. The increased weight of over 2 lbs has increased draft and wetted area, thus drag. 2) The bow is slightly low. Decided the best way to improve performance would be to increase the NiMh battery output from 7.2 to 9.6 volts. Thus added two more cells to the forward “C” cell holder. Also increased the LED resistor capacity and added a voltage reducer to avoid burning out the lights and bow thruster at this new voltage. By examining the drawings and the model layout decided to tackle the second by moving the forward battery carrier from just in front of, to just behind, the centre of gravity. Fortunately the Damen drawings show the C of G location. This increased the stern draught by about 1/4”, with the bow similarly decreased. Also reduced the stern ballast to about 3 oz. A further open water test showed an nice improvement in speed with the model now sitting on the waterline. Running time exceeds an hour, she also looks trim and purposeful. Think this is about as fast as an 9.6 NiMh installation will operate. Adding more cells will increase weight, adding to the draught. Am toying with trying a LI-PO installation in the future. This will provide increased voltage with a weight reduction, but rather costly though. Have decided to enjoy the model as she currently is; there is plenty to look at with the working fire hydrant, the bow thruster, the work and navigation lights. Will concentrate on launching and making the RIB operate, have some ideas on how to do this and will report in due course.

Some sort of tugboat /cargo thingy by sonar Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Well I have yet another old hull in the shed I have decided I will have to do something with. So Thinking maybe some sort of cargo ship. Or what ever it finally turns out to be... This time with all the superstructure at the stern.. The hull is an English type So could get away with the hull of a cargo ship anyway. So started the superstructure again using free plastic . and this is as Far as I have got to date.

More work on the Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
HI heres some pics the work I was doing on the superstructure i replace the roof on the superstructure and all so i replace the windows on the wheelhouse .Theres a lot of work still to be done on the superstructure.

ATF Zuni by wcolombo Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
ATF Zuni fleet tug. The model in the 1/48 scale is 120 cm long and has light, smoke and sounds functions. Made from American Navy blue prints. The hull is in fiberglass and the superstructure is in acrylic laser cut.

glass cloth or tissue? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Martin; Sounds a bit like 'Try boots.' Answer: 'I did but it came out the lace-holes!' Oldy but goldy 😉 J-cloth noted! There's similar product here, or same with German name? Although I must admit these days I'm more interested in the superstructure, functions and electronics. Hull building is too time consuming! @ Jarvo, thanks for the tip, only, 'wife' is an institution I resigned from over 20 years ago! Must check what the GFs wearing😉😎 Cheers all

glass cloth or tissue? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
That was quite something working on the mine-hunter, all the superstructure was made of 1.5 or 2 cm glass-fibre preformed sections. Look like a ginormous Airfix kit stacked up on the dockside. Working inside before it was painted was eery - all translucent green like you were underwater 😉 The shipyard was in Sarsana Italy near Carrera so that was fun as well, used to drive down there from Munich, sometimes with the GF 😉

Higman Leader Push Boat by metalikhajoe Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Hello everyone. Thanks for your suggestions. Ok will keep the superstructure light and just make the hull heavier to keep it stable. Thanks so much. Best regards to all. joel

Higman Leader Push Boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
You've done a great job cutting the superstructure out of cardboard. how about making her superstructure out of 1/16" marine ply. It would be light and strong!👍

Higman Leader Push Boat by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Looking good indeed. As has been said, keep the hull heavy and the superstructure light, and you should be ok. Wish you all the best on your build. Cheers, Dave W.