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Palaform Griffon 600 - Police by tonymid Apprentice   Posted: 1 day ago
Fran Oakey designed the Griffon 600 as a wooden model. Originally called the MM600 it used 2mm liteply without any lightning holes. It is heavier than the Depron version but will operate in rougher water and higher wind speeds. Takes the knocks better too.

Billings Zwart Zee by Romeo4 Apprentice   Posted: 2 days ago
Old model, partially built including fittings kit. Hull is wooden planks not plastic moulding. Make me an offer

TRIUMPH (CG-52301) by circle43nautical Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
[Score: 8/10] 52"/5700g TRIUMPH (CG-52301) Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 60mins Direct Drive to a 775 JOHNSON-TYPE FAN-COOLED 6-12V (5 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through DIMART 320A FAN-COOLED ESC - Comments: ON THE WAYS: BARRACUDA RC BOATS 1:12 USCG 52' TYPE F WOODEN MOTOR LIFEBOAT; NAMED "TRIUMPH" (CG-52301), IN HONOR OF THE RESCUE CRAFT LOST IN JAN 1961 DURING RESCUE ATTEMPT WITH LOSS OF ALL HANDS. THIS KIT IS ONE OF THREE IN EXISTENCE, THE OTHER TWO BEING BUILT BY A GENTLEMAN IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST (ONE FOR PERSONAL, THE OTHER FOR A MUSEUM. SHE IS MAINLY LASER CUT BALTIC BIRCH PLYWOOD; THE FALSE KEEL 19MM THICK, RIBS 5.5MM, DECK AND HULL & CABINS 3MM. THE HULL WILL BE COVERED AND REINFORCED WITH POLYESTER FABRIC AND MINWAX POLYURETHANE. THE DECK WILL BE COVERED BY 1/8" BASSWOOD SCRIBED SHEATHING AND THE FANTAIL SEMICIRCLE ABOVE THE STERN POST WILL BE 1/16". FINISH WITH A LIGHT MAHOGANY DECK COAMING. HANDMADE WOODEN RUDDER ON A 3/8" POST STEERED BY A SAIL WINCH SERVO & CABLE SYSTEM, RABOESCH 75MM 5-BLADE BRASS WHEEL TURNED BY A 4MM S/S SHAFT. MOST DECK FITTINGS AND HOUSINGS ARE HANDMADE WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND WOOD REMAINS NATURAL WHEN DETAIL ALLOWS IT, AS I DON'T ENJOY PAINTING OVER NATURAL GRAIN. I LOVE TO REPURPOSE THE LEFTOVER LUMBER FROM KIT TEMPLATES, LORD KNOWS I HAVE PLENTY OF IT. OH WELL, THE TEMP OUTSIDE IS GONNA DELAY ANY PAINTING, ANYWAY.

CG-40564 by circle43nautical Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 days ago
[Score: 9/10] 35"/4500g CG-40564 Capable of 15mph and a runtime of 45mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 50mm) Direct Drive to a 775 JOHNSON-TYPE 6-12V (4 Blade) Powered by NiMH (8.4v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through HOBBYWING (15Amps) ESC - Comments: DUMAS 1:14 USCG 40' UTB. REPRESENTING US COAST GUARD UTILITY BOAT CG-40564, WHICH CAPSIZED DURING A RESCUE ATTEMPT ON THE COLUMBIA RIVER BAR ON 17 JAN 1961. HER CREW WAS FORTUNATELY RESCUED. SHE WAS ASSISTING CG-52301, A 52' TYPE F WOODEN MLB, WHICH FOUNDERED WITH THE LOSS OF ALL HANDS. IT REMAINS THE WORST SMALL BOAT RESCUE DISASTER IN COAST GUARD HISTORY. THIS IS AN UNUSUAL SCALE BALSA PLANK-ON, COVERED BY 2 OZ FIBERGLASS. I USED MINWAX POLYURETHANE FOR AN ALTERNATE TO RESIN, WHICH TURNED OUT WELL, AND CAN BE DONE WITH MINIMAL VENTILATION. WITH BIRCH PLY DECK & CABINS, 1/8" SCRIBED SHEATHING COVERS THE DECK BOW TO STERN AND MAHOGANY TRIM LEFTOVER FROM ANOTHER DUMAS KIT IN MY SCALE SHIPYARD. STOCK D/C FITTINGS WITH SOME SUPPLEMENTAL PREMADE AND HANDMADE ITEMS. SHE FEATURES TWIN RABOESCH 4-BLADE WIDE FLUKE WHEELS AND MATCHING RUDDERS; WORKING HATCHES WITH STOWAGE AREA FOR ANCHOR & TOWLINE, LIGHTHOUSE 9V LED NAV LIGHTS AND FLASHING LED LAW ENFORCEMENT BLUE LIGHT (RC CONTROLLED). I'M ADDING A MOUNT FOR A SCALE BROWNING M2 50 CAL THAT I WAS ABLE TO PRODUCE ON MY 3D PRINTER. THAT'S AN ADVENTURE IN ITSELF. THIS WAS MY FIRST REAL PLANK ON BULKHEAD, AND BALSAWOOD CAN BE A LIL TRICKY, BUT WILL ALWAYS BE THE STANDARD OF WHICH I COMPARE ALL MY SUBSEQUENT BUILDS. MY FATHER BUILT RC AIRCRAFT, AND ALWAYS PREACHED THAT YOU SHOULD OVERBUILD IN ORDER TO SURVIVE A CRACK-UP AND FLY ANOTHER DAY! THAT'S MY CREED WITH BOATS. OVERBUILD!!! THANK YOU DAD!

MV TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 30 days ago
As the stern needed the most reshaping, decided to tackle it first. Made up a wooden insert to reflect the correct deck stern contour and glued it in between the deck supports. This would give the stern be the correct shape and length. Once that was positioned pulled the hull up tight to the supports. As the stern is approached the sharper profile of the Teakwood requires the hull sides to be pulled firmly inwards and the transom be vertical. Decided this was not going to epoxy and stay in place satisfactorily once the strain was released, so cut a series of vertical slots in the rear hull to allow it relax and squeeze it together. One slot has to be quite deep, otherwise the lower hull will crack as it will not relax sufficiently. Used the Dremel cutting disc for this. The slots need to be quite generous as the the hull has to be pulled in some distance. Once this was all epoxied in place, wrapped “cling film” around the rear of the hull and poured liquid fibreglass resin around the slots and under the insert to bond everything together. Worked this onto all the vertical and horizontal surfaces as it set. The stern is now good and rigid. The attached pictures show the new stern profile and slots. The first pictures are “as is” to illustrate the process. Further work was also needed to true up the bulwarks and disguise the slots. This mutilation may seem a brutal way of getting the hull shape correct, but had tried all kinds of pulling and squeezing of the hull, none of which held in place after the clamps were released. Once the cosmetic aspects of the stern rework were complete, established the correct location for the rudder post and fitted it. The major stern work is now finished.

Fairplay V (Hegi) rebuild / refit by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Today my Fleabay find arrived in a big box: O dear... ...Nothing wrong with the new hull, paperwork consists of some printed scans with the main drawing in just A3 format. That drawing doen't show any measurements, but partnumbers. The superstructure and wheelhouse are... well, they show 'some' patina. (cough) Since there are no other drawings of the used parts everything must be expanded to the correct size, and then made/build. Thinking about using thick foam sheet material for frames and ABS sheet for the deck, so I can speed up the process a bit. (not having to paint any wooden parts, and use epoxy for bonding) Thing is tough, I need to decide which engine, propellor, shortnozzle and battery combination will be good. (another tread over here) Let's hope that hull is as good as it looks once I'm trimming off the excessive material... it might have become brittle over the years. The plan is - as soon as the hull, deck & hardware are done - get her on the water with the old wheelhouse. Meanwhile I can build a new one using 0.2 and 0.5mm ABS sheet.

Saudade by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
[Score: 5/10] - Comments: A real vintage yacht, this oldie dates back to the early seventies. Still in original configuration but will get modern hardware, 0.1mm x 19 stays and new wooden booms for head and mainsail. The rest will stay 'untouched'. (except for the railing which was way to big for being correct to scale; in fact they looked like footballgoals on deck!)

springer tug by Bezzo1951 Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 month ago
i have a wooden springer tug hull as anyone got or can direct me to get some nice plans for a nice looking tug top to suit

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by jarvo Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
They look like trunnion bushes for mounting cannon barrel to the wooden mounting

GLASS FIBRE by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I have to agree with teejay. Heat will certainly not be good and may result in fire if excessive. Casting usually have a gel coat (any colour) applied to the mould followed by the mat/cloth and resin. Once hardened it form a rigid and strong structure. Model hulls have frames and spacers attached to the open top to maintain the correct shape. If the mould has been stored for some time without this support it can become deformed at the open edges and gently heat can be used to help reform to the correct shape. I suspect this is where you heard about the heating. I would not heat much above hand heat and make sure you spread the heat all over the area to avoid local hot spots. If you are allowed a warm bath may be a suitable container. If you make a wooden frame to the correct size this can be used to gently spread the mould to the correct shape. I suggest you then place the hull upside down on a flat building board and hold square until dry. Cheers dave

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Maybe black pack-ice 😡😉 Any penguins about at the time 😁 Anyway glad you got her back more or less in one DRY piece! Re 'as original, I'm not an aficionado of these boats but weren't they all twin screw? Cos Neil's boat with only one is not 'true' anyway so the fillet may actually make it look better than a superfluous bracket would. Good bit of brainstorming tonight 👍 hope it helped Neil and other newbies. Bedtime here now as well, we're an hour ahead of you lot😉 Sooo 'up the wooden stairs to Bedfordshire', nite all, yaaaawn 😎 PS like the pinning idea, will use it on my destroyer 👍

NB by Novagsi0 Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Ramura Hull - wooden boat from 1960's use to have an Ohlsson and rice engine but now runs Kawasaki 26cc Flymo engine. New homemade carb and also tried running on glow fuel and a glow plug, instead of petrol and the electronic ignition. Not used any more IC engine's banned at our POOL.😱

Lady valeria by Novagsi0 Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 18" Lady valeria Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor Geared to a Como drill motor (piled) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries Controlled Through Midway models old thing (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Lovely carvel construction wooden boat lasts for ever on a single lead acid battery. Highly detailed!!

Rudder Position by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
If I were you I'd leave them alone until you know how the boat behaves. Most important is to shift the prop shaft forward until the prop is about half an inch forward of the water intake. i wouldn't worry about the intake pipe, not worth the effort. If you want to move the rudder stock you'll have to move it forward or back a bit to ensure the drill for the new hole doesn't constantly try to slide into the old one, whatever it's filled with! I would drill it out until you can epoxy glue a tight fitting wooden dowel into it. Doug

Graf Spee 1:20 !! All aboard ;-) by marky Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Wayne , Just noticed in RS components that they do a 1.75 mm tropical wood 3D printing filament ,wooden decking ? or a nice little cabin the world could be your oyster ,couldn't get the link on the last post to work but they are printing a house somewhere in Scandinavia ,Norway I think