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Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by pmdevlin Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Doug (time for bed now!) dont know to this day what it was, water was high, it was winter, its a big lake, no sign of something floating, but it was a right loud whack! It was in my home town of Liverpool, so maybe was a stolen car or shopping trolley dropped in the lake!😁 I was convinced it was a right off, luckily it survived! (you had a much better description of the skeg!)

Dust extraction by castlegloom Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi, can anyone recommend a small dust extraction system or unit to use in my shed during the winter when door is shut due to weather? Castlegloom

South Bavaria Scale Model Boat Builders by Krampus Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Welcome aboard! I have it all figured out for winter. Badersee in Grainau is the solution to all our pleas. Never freezes due to a thermal spring source. The only thing is that paint over wood may crack. That's why I switched to plastic hulls and decks a while ago. I have a project in mind and I will be seek your expertise😁

Police Launch by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Steve The owner of our lake, Alan, is regularly called upon by the local police to collect swans that have strayed onto the local roads. They usually end up sat in the middle of a road junction causing all kinds of mayhem. Unless they are protecting their young they are quite docile and remain calm once you have captured and secured the wings. We have a resident nesting couple and feed them in the winter when the lake is iced over, so they know us and cause no trouble. We used to have a big problem with Canada Geese but not any more. If they appear the cob is after them very quickly and will attack any that don't flee quickly enough. It is quite a sight to see his low level attack with wings beating the surface. Dave

Looking for a Sea Queen by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Good for you mate 👍 Some months ago I bought a Video 8 player, so I could transfer my old tapes (mostly of New York winter '86😊) to PC/disc and clean 'em up a bit. I also checked out the supplier (in Salzburg😉) and paid him by bank transfer. For a couple of months I kept getting emails from EBay (?) telling me I had not paid for the item and my account would be blocked 😡 I trashed them all after that heard no more. FleaBay is my port of last resort! Beware! Hope you find another Rolf. Cheers Doug 😎

Stern Deck and bottom painting by canabus Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi All Dry fitted the stern deck and as it was a warm winters day spray undercoated the bottom and sides. Canabus

Denatured Alcohol by Trillium Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Dave, one of the advantages of epoxy that should not be discounted is that it is almost completely odourless. THat is an especial advantage in places where the winter is long, cold and snowy, and painting and epoxy-ing has to be done indoors. Roy

Midwest Cranberry Isle by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 36" Midwest Cranberry Isle Single Propellor (3 Blade) Direct Drive Powered by NiMH (7.2v) Batteries - Comments: Recently purchased this boat built by Don Sutton, Scale Captain, Metro Modellers Toronto, Canada 🇨🇦. Don built the boat about 15 years ago, but to make room for a larger new model he is selling older models. This style of Yacht has long been a favourite of mine which will be my winter scratch build project. Having this working model in my workshop will assist me with the project.

Sea Queen refurbishment by colinhubbard Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Boatshed, the Queen was treated with TRICLOROETHANE. Sorry can't divulge where but it was done in a laboratory by a guy who owed me a massive favour from when I was working. Even I don't know exactly how its done but sure worked. Wish I could get all my old boats done, as you I have many including an original fireboat from 1957. Also a Sea Urchin, and two Swordsman, a large launch from the early 60's Caroline is 56 inches, plus a 46 inch tug, about 8 other boats that need work, not to mention 5 sailing boats. Most of the fleet are used for displays at vintage and steam rally's. My wife and I spend the winters doing restoration work on models that get donated to us. Good night. Colin.

1/10 scale figures 6" - 7" by Grandpa Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
I just purchased a Midwest Lobster Yacht which was built about 15years ago. The figures are for it. Looking for male and female passengers and family. I have the full sheet plan which says it is drawn on a 3/4"=1"scale. My forth coming winter project, is to scratch build a second one of these beautiful boats using the model as a guide and template along with the plans.

The electrics, drive & radio by canabus Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
HI Robbob Depends on the motor power, kv and size batteries. My club mate runs a Spearfish on a 3639-1100kv 800watts with a 2 blade X50 and we GPS it at high 30s(KPH). A bit smaller boat, but, it's quick. As it is winter in Tasmania 4-5 hours in the shed in the middle of the day is cool and we have not been hit with bad weather so far!!! With the repaint of my Sea Hornet and painting of my new runabout, the tender is still going to be in the water next summer(finished or not). Also I have a Huntsman arriving tomorrow that requires a lot of TLC !!!!

Laurel ll by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 32"/2200g Laurel ll Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a Mabuchi 555 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper 10 / Mtroniks (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Stood on a shelf for a number of years before purchase, planking dried out & sprung at the bow, leaking along both sides. Repaired & equipped with new motor & electrics over the winter.

RAF fIRE TENDER MAST DETAILS ?? by none Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
I left the propshaft and that was that never put a lot of detail to it as I wanted to sail it But plenty of time to do it all again in the winter

Richards 48" Swordsman by ChrisF Seaman   Posted: 3 months ago
Yes, good to hear you are making progress. I won't be starting building a Swordsman until getting on for winter and that depends on one of my sons moving back out to give me some room! I've pretty much finished the plans though. In the meantime I've bought an Infinity Hydropro 650mm yacht for some summer sailing.

The Spar Deck by Jerry Todd Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Once I was satisfied I had all the fairleads I needed, or might need (I put in some extras, just-in-case), It was time to permanently close up the deck. The luan plywood sub-deck had long ago been cut into 2" strips to allow it to take the deck camber and sheer. I had also painted on it's underside except where the deck framing was, so the paint wouldn't interfere with the epoxy. I got a few very nice days in October (2014) great for dealing with epoxy, and to take on this major step in the model's construction. There's a sinking feeling about this, like you've just locked your keys in the car. First I removed the mechanical decks below, cleaned out the hull, replaced a deck beam whose joint had never set right, and dabbed epoxy onto things I'd never be able to reach again. The mechanical decks were painted white. The turning blocks for the steering were epoxied in place; having been hot-glued in all these years. Now I painted epoxy on the entire underside of each strip to seal it as well as glue it to the deck beams. Working from out-board toward the center-line. I clamped the strips down, but also used copper tacks to hold it down that would be left in. In short order, the sub-deck was epoxied and nailed in place. Now the only access inside was through the hatches. All the cracks and seams on the deck were filled with polyester putty (Bondo), especially around the deck/hull joint. When this set, I sanded it, filled missed places, and sanded some more. Then a layer of 4oz cloth, left over from glassing her hull 5 years before, was laid on the sub-deck. At this point the deck was an integral part of the hull. I ordered 3/16" x 48" square bass strips to plank the spar deck. I was going to cut this from a maple board I hand, but could get what I wanted safely from the saw. I was concerned bass (lime) wouldn't be hard enough, but it's been great. As holidays and cold weather reduced the time I could spend in the shop, I made up the rest of her spars and their hardware; as well as framing up and installing the fore and aft access hatches. I also cut the deck strips to their length. Then winter came and stayed until April. Meanwhile I hemmed the rest of her sails.