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>> Home > Tags > swordsman

Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31 by CB90 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
They are a great looking craft, I am restoring one myself, please be aware that red paint may contain lead, so wear a mask while sanding. My restoration is of a old Fibre glass hull I intend to install twin rudders and motor shafts and go brushless, I am building the superstructure from scratch with some help from old plans. I want to have a swordsman type cabin.

H.M.S BRAVE BORDERER by nick Seaman   Posted: 2 months ago
A little anecdote to add to this build is that I was used to seeing both Swordsman and Boarderer in both Portsmouth and Portland whilst I was in the RN. (1960 "s} In fact we gave one of them a "lee" ie. got to windward of her in foul weather and helped her into Portland. She had some sort of mechanical problems. The stories one of them was moored on the smaller, walled wharf that they used away from the big one we on HMS Aurora used. As I said it was another rough night, most were in Portland . A yachtsman had crept during the night and tied up behind HMS Boarderer.( restricted area) Capt. told number one to go get the yachtsman to move his boat. Time was about 0400. Very tired yachty told no.1 to F off. No. 1 came back onboard and relaid to the skipper who went down reraised the yachty and got the same message! Skipper came back onboard and contacted the engine room and as it happened got a 'wet" start on the turbines. The loosely stowed sails on the yacht melted rather well!! Moral to the tale, Never tell a sailor to F off!! Bye the way both these boats had a top speed in good conditions , of in excess of 80 knots and in theory could circumnavigate uk in 12 hours. I remember that the always ran very flat on the water at planing speed. Regards, Nick.

Wanted Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Huntsman kits by modelboatdevil Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks, Canabus, I do already have plans for them.

Wanted Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Huntsman kits by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi modelboatdevil I only have the plans for the swordsman and build instructions. Canabus

Wanted Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Huntsman kits by modelboatdevil Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
As title says, looking for the vintage Aerokits Fairey Swordsman and Vernon Fairey Huntsman kits. Gil

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Martin, the one on the far left in the pic is made to the same recipe as formerly issued on RN ships! 😜 Pussers (Purser's) is the nickname the Jack Tars gave it. 😉 Having worked often in S. America Cuba Libre is my favourite way of 'lengthening' rum. Saúde! 👍 Cheers All, 'Down the hatch' 😁

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Bugger, thassa rum 'un, Doug! I thought Pusser's is what was issued to the Navy! That's always been the implication. So which rum WAS issued to the men in blue and white? Whilst I do like Pusser's and have a miniature ship's decanter with some in, I also very much like a Wood's with a splash of peppermint cordial, which lengthens the drink (I'm a tight sod), but doesn't change it's essential flavour, or texture. Martin

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I'm a Bacardi Gold man myself. 😊 Stroh is virtually sold in brown paper bags here (South Bavaria)!!😲 There are miniatures of it at almost every supermarket checkout! Very good for getting watermarks out of furniture though😁

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by Rookysailor Commander   Posted: 5 months ago
Talking of Rum, have you tried the austrian rum Stroh, I got some 70% proof....tastes like rum & butter toffees😋 Argh, break out the rum lads👍

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Which one?😲 "Pusser's Rum is a brand name of rum produced by Pusser's Rum Ltd. Nine years after the Royal Navy discontinued the daily rum ration in 1970, the company was founded to produce the rum from the original Royal Navy recipe, using a blend of five West Indian rums." Yum yum!😜 Name derived from the 'Purser' who would dish it out. Now the 'Logistics Officer' 😉 Splice the mainbrace chaps! 😉

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by oldterry Seaman   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Canabus, Thanks for the modelboats site, interesting, may well subscribe. I would have replied sooner, just got back from the Lake District. I like `Ye` old terry, sounds like an old oak cask conditioned Rum, I can recommend PUSSARS, just off. Cheers

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by canabus Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Ye Old Terry Try forum site. They have a guru on Fairy boats. Canabus

aerokits swordsman scale fittings by oldterry Seaman   Posted: 5 months ago
I'm about to re-furbish a aerokits 42inch fairy swordfish boat . I started this project 30+ years ago, with a FOX 2 stroke engine and a water jet propulsion system. The engine was rejected due to the inference it caused with the 27Mhz radio system.[ I still have the engine and home made clutch, any interest I'll send photos ]. Back to original request, any suggestions as to suppliers for fittings. Tanks to Stephen for his e-mail. oldterry

47" Fireboat power question by ronrees Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi Shaun, This design of hull forces the craft higher and higher the faster it goes. When it is high on the plane and almost hanging on the last few inches of propshaft it can fall off the plane either way, usually to the right (Starboard) side because of engine torque. The full size boats were fitted with 2 or 3 engines to help counteract this. The British Powerboat Company, who originally designed the hull that Vospers copied back in the 1930s/40s also noticed this which led to double skinning the hull with 1 inch thick mahogany for extra strength against pounding and falling on the waves. Lowering the drive angle of the propellor shafts and adding more weight from the C of G back to near the stern. We build this 3 screwed designed hull with one mainshaft usually so do not have the benefit of shaft rotation to stabilise the boat at speed. It was in the 1960's that Fairey engineers had the same problems (Swordsman,Huntsman etc) They came up with large transom mounted powered Trim Tabs. Their boats had similar problems and only one shaft in the main. I suggest you try fitting 2 x 2 inch wide by 1 inch deep trim tabs at the very bottom of your transom midway between the keel and the chine as well as move your battery packs forward a bit initially. Try some fast tests with this, you only need 2 to 4 degrees of down on the tabs initially. Add removeable weights near the CG as needed, a bit at a time but don't stop the bow lifting up onto the plane. Have fun, best of luck. Ron Rees

Too Powerful Brushless ? by ChrisF Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Graham - don't tell me you ran the boat at anything like full throttle. If so, it wouldn't just be the prop shaft that you'd have to worry about! If you did it must have been virtually uncontrollable! I take it you bought the boat with the motor already in it? Whatever, it couldn't really have been a worse choice! With such a high kv and being an inrunner (if I've got the right motor) it's really meant for a lighter, race type boat running on 2S to keep the revs down to a reasonable level. As you now know, for your type of boat you need a kv around 1000 or even a bit less as torque is what you need and also go for an outrunner. 3S or 4S is fine and if it is too fast limit the amount of throttle. Without seeing photos it's impossible to say if your existing prop shaft is up to the job but as you've removed it anyway and if you don't mind the expense I'd change it for one of the Raboesch maintenance free ones. I'm using these for my builds and my Fairey Swordsman at 33 inches is a similar size and weight. These are rated for 10k. and 15k. rpm, I've gone for the latter and in 5mm shaft size to be on the safe side. I doubt that a shorter prop shaft will be feasible as usually the motor is already pretty low in the boat and a shorter shaft will increase the angle and you don't want it too steep. Also you would have to redrill the hole for the different angle. What dia. is the existing prop shaft? The other thing you need to consider is the prop. What are you running at the moment? A photo of the boat would be good. Chris