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Patrol Craft Fast (PCF) Swift boat by rich96 Seaman   Posted: 5 days ago
[Score: 5/10] 48" Patrol Craft Fast (PCF) Swift boat Twin Propellors (3 Blade) Direct Drive - Comments: Scale model of the American Marines PCF Fast river and estuary gun boat as used in the Vietnam war. Little bite about history of boat: also known as Swift Boats, were all-aluminum, 50-foot (15 m) long, shallow-draft vessels operated by the United States Navy, initially to patrol the coastal areas and later for work in the interior waterways as part of the brown-water navy to interdict Vietcong movement of arms and munitions, transport Vietnamese forces and insert SEAL teams for counterinsurgency (COIN) operations during the Vietnam War.

Counter Rotating Props by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
An excellent discussion with very valid arguments. I have always had my twin shaft/prop vessels with outward turning propellers, but I will now reverse one of them to inwards turning to see how much difference it makes. Always learning...

Counter Rotating Props by RNinMunich Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
If they're turning inwards they (or better the water flow) 'meet' above the shafts, conversely: outwards = below the shafts where it disperses more easily, and probably also mostly below the rudder 🤔 Of course the hull form at the stern plays a major role. Which is why most modern fast naval vessels have a relatively flat hull at the stern if the only have one rudder. (Spent the last 31 years designing integrated COMMS systems for naval ships so have seen several such plans and GAs and many ships during the build.) With two rudders (1 per shaft) it's different. Classic example RN vs KM 1935/36 destroyers in WW2: RN 2 shafts 1 rudder; KM 2 shafts and 2 rudders. Giving them much better rudder response & manoeuvrability. Your comment re Contra is spot on 😉 Cheers from Munich.

WPB 110 by RHBaker Admiral   Posted: 10 days ago
Very nice vessel, well done. From the turning radius and stability, suspect the stabilizer fins operate. Would appreciate details; particularly dimensions and weight. Rather hoping my Damen Stan 4207 which is a similar craft will perform as well. That model is untried as yet.

Sweet Sue Steam Launch by sandkb Admiral   Posted: 15 days ago
I built this vessel from scratch using a pre made clinker fibreglass hull purchased from Mini Steam Australia. The engine is an oscillating twin cylinder and the boiler is a 3" Centre Flue Gas Fired Vertical Boiler from "Miniature Steam". The gas tank is a 1-1/2" vertical refillable GasTank also from Miniature Steam Pty. Australia.The vessel is radio controlled with the skipper appearing to control the rudder. It has a smoke generator and a rc controlled steam whistle.

"Sweet Sue" by sandkb Admiral   Posted: 15 days ago
Video of the first start-up and test of "Sweet Sue" in dry dock. All went well ! Had two sails on water since.I built this vessel from scratch using a pre made clinker fibreglass hull purchased from Mini Steam Australia. The engine is an oscillating twin cylinder and the boiler is a 3" Centre Flue Gas Fired Vertical Boiler from "Miniature Steam". The gas tank is a 1-1/2" vertical refillable GasTank also from Miniature Steam Pty. Australia. The vessel is radio controlled with the skipper appearing to control the rudder. It has a smoke generator and a rc controlled steam whistle.

Chriscraft Corvette by sandkb Admiral   Posted: 16 days ago
That is a very smart looking scratch-built vessel you have built. Well done. 👍

Shamrock Fast Police Boat by sonar Commander   Posted: 18 days ago
This is an image of the vessel I am hopefully building. I have a set of plans and a build manual for the kit. that is originally 27" inches in length and most of the kit is vacuformed items. But Mine will be 54 inches and I have no kit... I have had the plans redone and expanded by 200% so full size plans now for the hull I am using at 54 inches in length. There were no details on the Rhib apart from cut out plastic and stick together Images as is all of the user manual.. With ALL the fittings. So Sizes taken from the plans. And hopefully I should have a police boat in the end. Also I think I should mention I am trying to do this build with whatever I can find about. Like the search light For example 1 x plastic water end cap 1 x tin foil from a cake case. 1 x handle from a disposable razor blade 2 x rubber holders that go on back of earrings. 1 x small length of twisted wire A small length of Shrink tube. A few drops of Superglue. Just needs re-sanding and another coat of paint..

Recovery vessel by sandkb Admiral   Posted: 19 days ago
Thanks for that. Good idea.

Recovery vessel by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
This is similar to the one we have in the club but the two sections are side by side with opposite open ends so you can sail along side the stricken boat to capture. Can be difficult on windy days as there is a fair amount of drag, but usually works. This does pack up to a small area so easy to transport. Dave

Recovery vessel by canabus Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi All We tested one today using PVC conduct covered with pool noodles which is a high density foam. We used hair elastic bands to hold the recovery boat to the device which also handles different width boats. The other end is faired out to help capture the other boat also if only a push is required. The forward sections can be un pinned for transport. The test today worked well on the unrequired to be rescued tug. The PVC tubes are sealed in the T sections and the removal sections forward of the joint pins.

Recovery vessel by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Thought you were considering International Rescue!!! Thunderbirds are Go!

Recovery vessel by sandkb Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
The last post should have read air boat ie. swamp boat.

Recovery vessel by sandkb Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
Thanks for that.worth considering . I thought maybe an airport Boat would overcome the weed issue.

Recovery vessel by Commodore-H Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
A recovery vessel is a good idea but a little complex. If your boat is stuck in weeds the second boat may do the same. A simpler solution, if the boat is not too far from shore, is a fishing pole and line. You can cast a fishing pole pretty far without much trouble. You need a liitle weight , keep in to a minimum and equip your line with a non-damaging hook. A dull treble hook with no barbs works well. Cast near and beyond the stranded vessel and work it over till it catches, then reel it in.