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Jet Sprint Boat by simonk Seaman   Posted: 14 days ago
Looking amazing! I've been following your build. Its been something I've been thinking about doing again for a while now. Scratch built one at 14yo for 4th form metal work but nowhere near this standard, was a steep learning curve and know a lot more now. Cast an aluminium intake using a plaster mould formed from hand carved patterns and a sheet metal hull. Powered by a second hand OS40 from the local RC plane club with copper pipe wrapped around the head. However the sheet metal hull I designed wasn't right. Rebuilt out of ply from measurements of a real boat, used the trailer as a reference plane and grid (lived in New Zealand). Better success but believe the model needs to be about your size to get the handling dynamics right. Then hull got smashed shortly after when my family moved house. 25 years later I'm thinking about it again. Have a 50yo Vosper crash tender to finish first though (3rd generation to work on it). Like the Kermit idea! My suggestion is the pic should be of a running Kermit and the boat named 'Losing Miss Piggy'. Edit: Just had a laugh when checking your profile, I grew up 46km down the road from you in Levin. Horowhenua College, ran boats on the Manawatu River. You planning on running this up the gorge?

The suction hoses – part 2. by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 17 days ago
Looking forward to seeing the fully finished Crash Tender and video of her on the water. What about a Vosper MTB with motorized torpedo's. Not exploding though.

How many is to Many by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Well. Having listed my fleet earlier, I bought a couple of "to do" Veron Police launches on eBay earlier in the week. When collecting them, Ross said "I have a few more to get rid of for a friend of mine", and that, as they, is history. I left there with, and added to my fleet... 2 x Veron Thames Police Launch. 1 x 34" PT 109 (scratchbuilt). 1 x Vosper RTTL (kit unknown). 1 x 46" Aerokits RAF Fire/Crash Tender. Those of you who are paying attention, will not I have just doubled my fleet. And with another 46" fire tender on the horizon, my total will be up to 11 now (only actually 3 in sailing condition), but lots of projects and "to do's" in store. Best wishes, Dave W. 😊

RAF fIRE TENDER MAST DETAILS ?? by sonar Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Can anyone help with details of the mast Scale:1/16th for a Vospers RAF 34:1/2 inch Fire / Crash tender Please.. Like construction height ect..

vosper by sonar Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
This may be a little help.

vosper by jaffy012 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 27 days ago
hi has anyone got build pics of the 46" vosper RAF crash tender by lesro models please i would really appreciate it. colin👍

34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale. by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 28 days ago
Have checked with the club and we okay as long as its a scale boat, not an out and out speedster phew!!

34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale. by Peter47 Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Glad you like it, unfortunately, just had a message from Ethrow club, that they are banning fast electrics boats, after a number of complaints from public, about wildlife being harried by someone sailing their speedboat at them. I am not one of them try always to run in empty water, when at all possible. Need to check what they class as fast, or head to local canal and its weeds for my next speed rush.

34" Vosper RAF Fire boat 1/16th scale. by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Really nice boat, love the speed.

Miss Geico 29" by BOATSHED Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
It is surprising just what you can get a Crash Tender to do. They can be very fast and also handle very well on the water. Those Vosper hulls are amazing. That's why they were used for the fire tenders and MTB's etc. But then the Fairey hulls like the Huntsman and Spearfish also handle very well at speed.

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
See if you can find a Vosper archive site. You may have to look under BAE Sea Systems these days! 😎

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Folks, think there is a bit of a mix up here! What Cpt. Cormorant seems to be building is the Coastal Patrol Craft introduced in 1970, and subsequently transferred to the Police Coast Guard, where they have long since been replaced. The boat in Cormorants pic was commissioned in 1971. See pic from RSN official site - History. They were a Vosper design, based on the 110footer, first boats built in UK the rest in Singapore. John: the class you are talking about is actually the 'Fearless' Class. RSS Independence being pennant number 87. They were built by ST Marine (Singapore Technologies) and commissioned from 96 (Fearless) to 98 (Independence). Pic 2 is of one of them, RSS Resilience. This class is now being replaced by 8 ships ( Independence-class littoral mission vessels) being built by ST Engineering. Our company helped ST with the Integrated Comms System design for both these classes! RSS Independence pennant number 15 (replacing #87 as you say John) is the only one currently in service. This info may not unfortunately get Cormorant much further but maybe it'll help prevent chasing wild geese! Cheers 😎

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by cormorant Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
My latest project is a 1/24th part built model of an Independence class fast patrol boat of the Singapore Navy, RSS Sovereignty. The boat was built by Vosper. The model is 52" long ( the real boat 110' = 1/24 scale?) with a wooden hull. The problem I have is lack of plans/drawings and detailed photographs. A build blog would be fantastic. Can anyone help please? Steve

Fireboat or similar by justintime2001 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
There are a couple on eBay if they are any good? Links below.

Crash Tender planking by robbob Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Martin. I'm pleased that my blog is interesting and helpful, but I don't want to mislead you on some of the details I have included on my model. I don't have any real hard evidence that there was any type of fancy decking on either of the fireboats, indeed I do believe that it's more than likely that the deck areas that I have finished with planking were probably just painted the same as the main deck and upperworks. These were working boats that would get harsh use and treatment so any type of adornment would be a waste of time and money. I do have a drawing of the tow hook deck that certainly shows an underlying planked construction of the rear decks but no finishing details. The only 'photo of the rear well that I have doesn't seem to show any visible planking so I suspect it was all just painted. My decision to plank these decks is pure 'modelling licence' as used by many other modellers of these boats and I think it adds interesting detail to what would otherwise be a very utilitarian vessel. Without access to the full original Vosper construction drawings and possibly other photographic evidence the decking question is open to speculation. Rob (Robbob)