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KD Perkasa by cormorant Commander   Posted: 21 hours ago
I acquired this boat part built some months ago through Dave M. I have not put too much scale in detail but I am quite pleased with the overall finish. It is powered by two brushless 1250KV out runners and in the first sea trials I used 12v lead acid batteries. (That video was posted a few weeks ago - This video shows its second sea trial after I was persuaded to use lipos. The difference in performance is very pleasing. Thank you Dave M for your help and advice during the build.

Fiberglassing by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi chugalone 100 Welcome to the site. You can fibreglass with different types of resin and cloth. If you are making and casting a fibreglass hull use fibreglass matting but to cover a hull lightweight fibreglass cloth is best. This is the type shown in the suggested video. Resin can be epoxy or polyester based but the latter is generally cheaper and in my opinion is easier to use and doesn't require thinning with alcohol. It is sold as layup resin and is supplied with hardener. Do follow the instructions re quantity of each part and mix thoroughly. If you are using epoxy Iso Propyl Alcohol is the type to use and is clear. The video shows using a brush to apply the resin and whilst this is OK it will give a very thick and heavy coating. I use the brush to apply and then a credit card sized piece of plasticard to spread the resin over and into the surface of the cloth resulting in an almost opaque finish with the weave showing through. You do need to have a good surface to work with as any imperfections will show when the resin hardens. Once dry give a light sanding all over to remove any imperfections and fill any holes with car body filler and sand smooth. I then apply a very thin top coat of the resin using a brush. When dry use wet and dry to sand and if necessary apply further thin coats until you have the finish you require. I have a local supplier and if you visit the site k/product.htm all the resins/cloths etc are listed. Using Google should bring up a local supplier. you do need to follow the safety instructions to protect yourself and wear appropriate protection for your hands, eyes and breathing, it is also best to apply in a well ventilated area and not on a cold day. The end result will be well worth the effort to keep your tug waterproof. You could also paint the resin over thye inside of the hull to protect the wood from any water that doeos find its way inside. Dave

Sea Queen built by Robert Peberdy by Hugh Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 days ago
Liked your video,and the accompanying music👍

HMCS Agassiz by Rod Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Will do but having trouble programme accepting the video of it sailing

HMCS Agassiz by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
A very good effort. A video of it sailing would be awesome.👍

Huntsman blowing the dust off by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Paul Great looking video. Was this Gautby Rd? You can post the u-tube link in our video gallery if you want. Then again using the link allows subscription to all your posts and see all your videos. Dave

First post... by BOATSHED Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Nice looking Bluebird. Have you run her on the water yet. If so how does she ride the water and are going to post any video of her on the water running. I would love to see her running.

First post... by Robby Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 13 days ago
Looking forward to seeing some pics or video of this one when its completed. looks like a good interesting model. Good luck with it. Sion

Tyne class lifeboat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
I see you sail with Colwyn Bay and I am sure one of the members there will know how to get some video on the site. The model is a credit to your skills. Dave

Tyne class lifeboat by jtdavid Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
sorry dave, I haven't taken any videos as I don't no how to conv,t them for youtube.only these stills. david

Tyne class lifeboat by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Nice detailed model. Any chance of some on water sailing video? Dave

First post... by Midlife306 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 18 days ago
Hi Dave, That looks like a really nice piece of water! I have a massive appreciation for the work, skills & dedication involved in building & running accurate scale models. My fascination is with fast boats, K7 in particular & although the design is over 60 years old now, it's still a bit of a hooligan. It just didn't occur to me that someone with a boat like mine would be welcome amongst the scale community, at first scan through list of clubs there isn't anything on my doorstep, I'll have to increase my radius. My skill levels are limited but as they say every day is a school day & I'm picking up new knowledge & skills as I go along. The concern for me between IC & Brushless is on one hand add fuel & run for hours vs add batteries & run for minutes. 240+ amp esc's can cost the same as a half decent 30cc IC engine but to be honest for me the sound of electric motors is far more preferable to IC. I guess I need to take on as much advice as possible before I start splashing the cash. I'm certainly not pigheaded enough to ignore advice given, that's for sure. I've seen a video on YouTube of a guy building an aeroplane fuselage without a mold, by creating a blue foam plug & fibreglassing over it, once the fibreglass has been smoothed & filled it is split to remove the foam core, he ended up with a large lightweight fuselage that only needed minor bracing to make it strong enough to fly. This idea really appealed to me so I went out today and bought a load of blue foam, I'll have a go at building the sponsons first & see how I get on... Cheers Wayne

Success by Trillium Commander   Posted: 24 days ago
I was able to test the new paddle wheels on the water today and they have proved to be the solution to the old wheels digging in. She no longer develops a list when under way. The other advantage is that there's no longer a big wave from the paddles, and it's possible to get up to a realistic maximum speed. Hope to have some video to post in the near future.

"Sweet Sue" by sandkb Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
Sorry I can't seem to be able to post a video. If you click on YouTube and type in Sweet Sue steam launch you will find it.

"Sweet Sue" by sandkb Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Sorry , no video yet but next time out I will do one and post. Thanks for the interest.