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Windows Taped! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 hours ago
Windows finally taped! Now all I have to do. Is putty the main cabin deck. Around the fascis board (coaming around main cabin). Maybe paint the superstructure by Thursday of Friday!

Warped wood by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Evenin' All, I had the same problem with the cabin roof of Dad's 1962/3 built Sea Scout. First I thought I could just remove the ply tops and flatten them, hot water and then under a car battery overnight. But the ply was cracked and curled just at the overhang so even after gluing, soaking and straightening it was still cracked and useless. So finally I soaked the frame alone in hot water and left it under the battery for a day and a night, with suitable wedges to get the right shape . In the meantime I made new roof skins from 1.5mm mahogany. Worked out quite nice in the end. Took a while though to get it right, especially along the centre line seam. Then I set 5mm round neodymium magnets in the corners, with counter parts set on wooden brackets inside the cabin walls to hold it on at speed on the wet stuff. Before assembling and varnishing with Lord Nelson spray gloss varnish I sealed all parts with two coats of Lord Nelson spray wood seal. Survived it's sea trials quite well. Penultimate pic shows the before 🤔, last pic shows the after 😉(while fitting new tinted windows) Cheers, Doug 😎

what have I got? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Most definitely a Seaplane Tender Bryan 👍 Either a 40' Mk1 like #308 or a 41.5' Mk1 like #1600. Check here for more views of more STs. 😉 The one you found, #206, is a 37.5' Mk1, with 3 side windows. Yours has 4 like the 40 and 41.5 footers. Happy restoring, Cheers Doug 😎 BTW you can buy #206 if you fancy it😁 see last pic!

what have I got? by Bryan-the-pirate Commander   Posted: 2 days ago
The windows are clear you can see internal wood through them.

what have I got? by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Bryan, that appears to be a Fast Patrol Boat. I don't know that it was a kit one, although Aerokits did one, but it looks to be a very nicely done model. You certainly can't get those batteries any more, Ever ready being long dead as a company, but please keep them. They are more museum pieces than the boat! And that motor is something interesting. If you want to replace it with some modern rubbish, I'd be interested in buying it from you for my "Maverick's collection of Unfeasable Motors". I would be tempted to leave the finish as it is as that is so typical of the period (late 50s), but rarely seen any more. It's a very nice boat and deserves to be kept in period. These boats for real, were not that fast, despite being called High Speed Launches, so you don't need some screaming brushless in it. A 400 brushed would be sufficient. Some suitable decals on the hull sides would finish it off nicely. You could paint those side windows dark gloss grey to represent glass from a distance. Cheers, Martin

Taping of Windows! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
So far the hardest part of the build is the pilot house! Painting it will be another challenge. Oh, not sure what they where thinking drinking or sniffing! But the pilot house needs to be redesigned...…. A lot of the builders of the Brooklyn. Paint the whole pilot house. Then paint the windows black! Not me I want visible windows......

Taping of Windows! by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
What the heck were those guys drinking or sniffing when they wrote their instructions 😲

Taping of Windows! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
The pilot house of the Brooklyn. Is made of clear lexan. Or some sort of clear plastic. Anyway you have to tapeup the windows. if you want clear windows to show! So, now i'm waiting for 10mm tape. To tapeup the forward windows on the brooklyn! Pacients is a virtue! In the plans Dumas wants you to neatly. cut the windows out. Just to put another piece of clear plastic in it's place! What? yes cut it out to replace it with another piece of plastic!!!!

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by pittsfieldpete Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
I don’t see why not. I assume an LED would operate at a cooler temperature than an incandescent bulb, too, even a small low wattage Christmas tree lightbulb. I was thinking about taking the pilot house apart to replace the dark-tinted plastic windows with clear ones because as it is the helm, binnacle & other details are almost impossible to see. Not only could I replace the existing ceiling light, I could also make openings for routing the mast light LED wiring through.

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by pittsfieldpete Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Thanks again, Doug. By the way, the light on the pilot house ceiling definitely looks like an incandescent bulb. It’s hard to see through the dark tinted windows but I managed to get a photo. Hopefully you can make out the shape of the bulb & see that it resembles a typical small Christmas tree light bulb. I can’t imagine why that kind of bulb was chosen when LEDs were used everywhere else. Very odd.

10 Rater by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 15 days ago
Hi John, to open or save PDFs left click on the icon and then on 'Download' in the top left corner. Windows then gives you the choice of opening or saving! Works on PCs, don't know about the mobile App, don't bother with that - Who needs microscopic pictures!!!? 😉 Cheers Doug 😎

wheelhouse amd bridge by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 22 days ago
I don't have any photo's of the building of this, so I will try to explain. I cut all the pieces for the wheelhouse out of 1mm plasticard, the pieces were then fitted together with masking tape to make sure that they all fitted neatly together. The windows were then cut out of Perspex and their positions marked and put aside. The floor of the wheelhouse was planked along with the rear wall, the five side pieces were then wooded (for want of a better word) light oak for the frames with teak for the infills, the windows were checked to make sure they still fitted. The whole lot was fitted together with masking tape and glue run down the seams with a small brush. After drying the outside of the wheelhouse was wooded 😁 over lapping the windows by a couple of thou, the windows were glued in place with canopy glue. Aft of the wheelhouse are the battery boxes, these were made out of plasticard with doors made out of wood, kiss buttons used for the door knobs. Two sliding doors were made out of wood, small plastic channel for the runners. The bridge was made using the same principal as the boat deck.

It's a sad day!. by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 26 days ago
Considering you can't run a pressurised boiler without a Vulcan steam certificate, there is no justification for banning steam, like New Brighton has. Mind you, when I saw what a silly little puddle they'd been left after the new developments on that town's seafront (hotel and retail) I wondered why they bothered turning up at all, but on 2 occasions I watched while I was staying there to visit a friend with my wife, there were two old boys with tugs and one of those had forgotten his batteries! Otherwise a Dad with a small boy and his off the shelf speedboat and even that was scowled at by the old farts. If a boat has a Mamod type of boiler it's not even considered a pressure vessel as its capacity is too low as is its "pressure", so you're covered all round. No need to ban anything as usual. Many parks have live steam railways and if they went bang they'd get their windows blown out in the town hall! Martin

aft pictures by boatbuild4042 Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Can anyone help I am currently rebuilding the NOSKE LOVE and as it had been left in an outside shed the printed windows on the aft of the ship have all but gone I have a small bit left but although I am quite good at fine line painting I don't think I'm that good so am after an idea of where the best place would be to get replacements either that or pictures I can use. many thanks boatbuild4042🤔

Sea Commander restoration tips by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
I think the three windows looks much better than the one big one. Wonder why it changed ? Cost - unlikely the difference can only be minimal. Though the bigger window at the front is likely cheaper than the three porthole in the Sea Queen. Does anyone know why the Commander has the 'spray deflector' (don't know proper name) on the front cabin, and the Queen does not ?