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Member No. 1248
Registered 29th Oct 2010
Last Online 26th Aug 2017
City Farnborough
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 18
Photos Posted 34
Likes Received 22
Likes Given 4
42 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Basingstoke Model Boat Club
Since: 26th Jan 2013
Harbour
Koh-i-Noor
Type: Yacht
Nortlight Clyde Puffer
Type: Working Vessel
'Westbourne' PLA Tug
Type: Tug Boat
Paula III
Type: Working Vessel
+4 More
Lieutenant
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
111 points away from Commander!
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Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 36
Event 8 40
Photo Gallery 10 70
Photos Response 3 18
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 4
Received Likes 2 44
289 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Koh-i-Noor by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Purchased on well known auction site. Boat very dusty/dirty but sound. It is from a Robbe kit that was around about 10 years ago and has timber decking, built-in auxiliary motor, navigation lights, etc. A deep clean followed by a re-paint of the superstructure, rub the decking down and varnish, followed by a complete rub down and re-paint of the hull brought her back to a fine yacht. She is about 40 inches in length and sails beautifully and has great presence on the water.

Koh-i-Noor by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 40"/4000g Koh-i-Noor Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Geared to a Robbe (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hitec Gold (10Amps) ESC - Comments: I bought this yacht via a well known auction website. It was owned by an old gent who had passed away and was covered in dust and the ABS white hull had yellowed with age. I cleaned the yacht up, rubbed the timber decks down and varnished them, re-painted the superstructure, rubbed down the hull and spayed the hull a grey/brown colour. It came complete with auxiliary motor, batteries, sail winch servo, ESC and navigation light switching unit. The yacht sails perfectly and looks great on the water. A real bargain buy.

Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
35th Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition - Sunday 12th February 2017 Basingstoke Model Boat Club will be attending with our display. Doors open 10.00 hrs. Plenty of model boat clubs, model train displays, mecanno, etc. The venue is The Grange Leisure Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9HD. The entrance fees I believe are £6.50 adults, £3.00 children, Seniors £5 or £14 per family. Photo added of part of last year's show.

Paula 3 by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
I have had my Paula III for quite a few years and she was beginning to look a bit jaded, so having just completed my Northlight Clyde Puffer and looking for something to do, thought that I might give Paula a makeover. Nearly all the additions I made to her were from spare parts left over from making other boats. A good strip and rub down and a couple of cans of aerosol (colours chosen by my wife when in Halfords) and 2 weeks later - makeover complete.

Propeller 101 by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Dimension A is the one you require.

Northlight Clyde Puffer by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
I have just completed my Puffer and am quite pleased with the outcome. The components are quite good but do need a bit of fettling but this is what our hobby is about. This is my third Caldercraft build so I am used to their quality and sparse instructions.   As usual for Caldercraft you need to have your thinking cap on as the A0 plan and the 'instruction book' do not match up but of course they do expect you to have a little bit of experience in model building. It has taken me about 6 months to build working on and off over this time. It has a large hull which is easy to house the motor, ESC, RC and batteries, etc. (I installed 2 lead acid 6 volt batteries, one on each side amidships) which gives stability and ballast. Being a large deep hull it needs a lot of ballast, even in its short length.I have only tested her in the big white nautical test facility at home so do not know how it will perform on our lake but hope to try it out on Sunday if the weather is set fair. Tried her out Wednesday and she sailed really well - maybe a little more ballast in the bow but not too concerned.

Model Boat Club - membership increased this year by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
I must congratulate all the new members who have joined the BMBC this year. We have now reached a figure of 66 members which is great and after all we do have a very good lake/pond to accommodate all of us.

Nortlight Clyde Puffer by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 27"/4000g Nortlight Clyde Puffer Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a MFA (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (6v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper Marine 15 (15Amps) ESC - Comments: The Clyde Puffer is a Caldercraft kit of 1:32 scale. It is a representative model of a typical small coaster from the Western Isles of Scotland, known to many ship lovers as a 'Clyde Puffer'. It has a GRP hull which has full external detail, riveting, strakes etc. and a plywood superstructure and decking plus over 200 white metal fittings. As usual for Caldercraft you need to have your thinking cap on as the A0 plan and the 'instruction book' do not match up but of course they do expect you to have a little bit of experience in model building. It has taken me about 6 months to build, but working on and off over this time. It has a large hull which is easy to house the motor, ESC, RC and batteries, etc. (I installed 2 lead acid 6 volt batteries, one on each side amidships) which gives stability and ballast. Being a large deep hull it needs a lot of ballast, even in its short length. I have only tested her in the big white test tank at home so do not know how it will perform on our lake. I have sailed her many times on our lake and she certainly sails well. I installed an electronic switch for the navigation lights and gives a good effect during the darker afternoons/evening.

'Westbourne' PLA Tug by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
[Score: 9/10] 27"/2000g 'Westbourne' PLA Tug Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) Geared to a MFA (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper 15 Marine (15Amps) ESC - Comments: Westbourne is a Port of London Authority steam Tug from the Caldercraft Mini-Fleet Range - it is 1:48 scale. This model was discontinued a few years ago but I did manage to purchase a brand new boxed one via ebay a couple of years ago. It has taken me about 18 month to complete but only working off and on for some time until recently when I decided I needed to get a move on with it. The hull has limited access for the RC, batteries, steering servo and motor but I have managed to fit it in neatly with access to all parts, I have fitted batteries on both sides amidships in the hull acting as both ballast and stability. I have now run my tug on our club pond and she sits perfectly on the water and no other ballast required. I originally installed a geared motor at 2.5:1 and I thought that the tug was sailing a little faster than I wanted so I changed to my 6:1 setup but the speed and control was poor, so I went back to my original set up. On the whole I am very pleased at how she has turned out. Now started on my Northlight Clyde Puffer.

Midhurst Model Exhibition by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition Basingstoke Model Boat Club will be attending with our display. Doors open 10.00 hrs. Plenty of model boat clubs, model train displays, mecanno, etc. The venue is The Grange Leisure Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9HD. For those visiting, the entrance fees are £6 adults, £2.50 children, Seniors £4 or £12.50 per family.

Brighton by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Good to hear that you had a good show. I suppose to some nearer the capital Swiss Cottage means North London - so where Is Shoreham then 😁 It was a pity Mastman wasn't at Midhurst - he was last year and we could have done with him as many of us wanted some bits and pieces.

Midhurst Modellers Exhibition by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
The Midhurst Show was another good exhibition and the new Grange Centre was much better than we expected. It was good to see the model boat clubs out In number at the show and that they managed, In the main, to keep us all together In one of the large halls. Unfortunately we can't get down to the Brighton show next weekend, It Is a pity to miss It. Have a good one and let us hope It Is well supported.

Midhurst Modellers Exhibition by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
HI Damon The Basingstoke Model Boat Club will be In attendance on our stand - don't know what hall we will be In at present. I will be there so come up and have a chat. I am not sure about what trade there will be apart from Hunter Systems who also usually attend - they do lots of electronic bits and pieces for boats and other models. Always lots of trade for model railways etc. Alan

Midhurst Modellers Exhibition by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Hi The exhibition Is being held In the newly built Grange Centre which should have all suitable facilities for people with disabilities. The car park Is large and has now, we are told, 300 parking spaces. Admission costs I found on one of the Model Train websites, Adults £6, Concessions £4.50, Children £2.50 and Family ticket £12.50.

Midhurst Modellers Exhibition by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Hi Yes Some of us from the BMBC will be there as usual. Tried to drum up some publicity. See you there. Alan

Midhurst Modellers Exhibition by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
The 33rd Annual Modellers Exhibition Is being held at The Grange Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9HD. Sunday 15th February 2015, 10.00 hrs to 16.30 hrs. Boats, Trains, Planes, Working Displays, Parking etc.

Paula III by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 8/10] 28"/2000g Paula III Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor Direct Drive to a 540 Powered by Lead Acid (6v) Batteries Controlled Through Fleet Control Systems (10Amps) ESC - Comments: A great little boat from Graupner, plenty of detail and sails/handles very well. It has been sunk on our lake by one of the other larger yachts but I managed to retrieve It and dry It out - the only Issue Is that I don't have too much low speed control In forward from the ESC but nevertheless works still. I have just given my Paula 3 a makeover - just used some spare bits and pieces that were left over from othere builds, plus a good rubbing down and re-spray.

Midhurst Model Exhibition by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
A bit more detail :- Midhurst 32nd Annual Modellers Exhibition: Sunday 5th January 2014 10.00 hrs to 17.00 hrs The Grange Leisure Centre Bepton Road Midhurst West Sussex GU29 9HD Entry fee - from £4 to £10 for a family. Boats - Railways - Cars - Planes Basingstoke Model Boat Club Is having Its usual stand.

Midhurst Model Exhibition by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Midhurst Model Exhibition A little earlier than last year - held at The Grange Centre. See web for details.

Lady Laura by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
[Score: 8/10] 26"/2500g Lady Laura Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (5 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner 600 ECO (5 Blade) Powered by NiMH (7.2v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hitec 10 Amp (10Amps) ESC - Comments: This was a scratch built boat made of ply which I based on a hull from Model Boat Magazine but modified. Wheel house and superstructure to my design. Not yet completed In full but sails well with no leaks. Great little general purpose fishing vessel suitable for my grandchildren to sail as slow enough for them to learn to handle and control the boat properly.

basingstoke Is great for model boating by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Thanks Jim for the positive comments - look forward to seeing you at the pond soon. Alan

Midhurst Model Engineering Show by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
Paul The post code Is GU29 9HD as per my post. There Is usually some signs out. Coming from the north go along the A286, Bepton Road, signed Chichester. It Is on the left just after the Texas Garage. Alan

Midhurst Model Engineering Show by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
HI Paul This Is an annual event and In Its 31st year. Many model boat clubs attend and have stands there - static exhibition for the boat halls so no 'pond' or sailing going on but an excellent day out for all types of modelling. Excerpt from the Grange Leisure Centre Website:- Exhibition Come to The Grange on Sunday 17th February for the annual modellers exhibition - fun for all the family. Opening times - 10:00am to 5:30pm The annual Modellers Exhibition at the Grange In Midhurst Is one of the biggest displays of models to be In the South. From relatively small beginnings In 1983, It has grown steadily In size, and this year there will be around 74 stands. The 31st Annual Modellers Exhibition The main hall Is devoted to model railways, Including numerous layouts, together with trade and society stands and demonstrations, featuring: Alton Model Rialway Group "Alton 2000" showing the link between commuter trains and the watercress line Dave & Iris Guscot "Numchen" N Gauge model Inspired by Munich Liphook & District MRC have 5 displays showing this year "South River Terminal", Lumpy Barmcake & Salted Cracker", "Erhwad", "Kanjiyama" and "Warehouse DIstrict" Frank Walters "Hornby 0 Gauge" Eric and Andrew King "Gatcombe" Peter Hardy " Bridlington Quay" Astolat M.R.C 'Proirsfeild" Bognor Regis Model railway Club "Trout Beck" Paul Hopkins "Bigbury" N Guage society variuos layouts. Chichester Model Eng " Blackberry Lane" Chris Cheney " Doublo Deisel Delight" Other halls will house a wide variety of further exhibits Including cars and other vehicles, dolls houses, engines, helicopters, planes, Meccano, military models and boats of all shapes and sizes The thousands of models on show, together with a wide selection of trade stands, will provide something for everyone - young or old - serious modellers or not. Entrance Fees Adults - £5.00 Seniors - £4.00 Under 14's - £2.00 Family (2 adults & 2 children) - £12.00 The Grange Leisure Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex. GU29 9HD Alan

Midhurst Model Engineering Show by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
Midhurst Model Engineering Show Excerpt from the Grange Leisure Centre Website:- Exhibition Come to The Grange on Sunday 17th February for the annual modellers exhibition - fun for all the family. Opening times - 10:00am to 5:30pm The annual Modellers Exhibition at the Grange In Midhurst Is one of the biggest displays of models to be In the South. From relatively small beginnings In 1983, It has grown steadily In size, and this year there will be around 74 stands. The 31st Annual Modellers Exhibition The main hall Is devoted to model railways, Including numerous layouts, together with trade and society stands and demonstrations, featuring: Alton Model Rialway Group "Alton 2000" showing the link between commuter trains and the watercress line Dave & Iris Guscot "Numchen" N Gauge model Inspired by Munich Liphook & District MRC have 5 displays showing this year "South River Terminal", Lumpy Barmcake & Salted Cracker", "Erhwad", "Kanjiyama" and "Warehouse DIstrict" Frank Walters "Hornby 0 Gauge" Eric and Andrew King "Gatcombe" Peter Hardy " Bridlington Quay" Astolat M.R.C 'Proirsfeild" Bognor Regis Model railway Club "Trout Beck" Paul Hopkins "Bigbury" N Guage society variuos layouts. Chichester Model Eng " Blackberry Lane" Chris Cheney " Doublo Deisel Delight" Other halls will house a wide variety of further exhibits Including cars and other vehicles, dolls houses, engines, helicopters, planes, Meccano, military models and boats of all shapes and sizes The thousands of models on show, together with a wide selection of trade stands, will provide something for everyone - young or old - serious modellers or not. Entrance Fees Adults - £5.00 Seniors - £4.00 Under 14's - £2.00 Family (2 adults & 2 children) - £12.00 The Grange Leisure Centre, Bepton Road, Midhurst, West Sussex. GU29 9HD

Perkasa MTB by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
Down at the lake this morning. Boat Is now complete with hand rails fitted and painted. 40MM 2-blade X type prop fitted and with the batteries moved back she went really well. The bow lifted well out of the water and got on the plane very easily - would not want or need to go any faster. Alan

Alte Liebe by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
Patrick Hope my photos are of use and let us know how your build Is getting on. Alan

Perkasa MTB by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
HI Dave Yes, my ESC Is a Tornado 50 Amp which Is the same as my friend's one - In fact I bought It on his recommendation, however I usually use Mtroniks. Our motors are not the same but both have similar RPM at 12 volt. I have ordered 3 more props of varying sizes and pitch to see how It will perform - had I have seen my friend down the lake In the last few months since I have been building my Perkasa, I might have got the prop right to start with ! I don't think I will get a 'pass' to get down the lake before Christmas so hopefully It will not be too cold and freeze the lake again before I get a chance to try her out. Alan

Perkasa MTB by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
HI Dave and all Took my Perkasa to the lake this morning for her maiden voyage. She floated well but was a little nose down In the water so Dave you were right. She went reasonably well but a little slower than I had hoped but her bow pushed up well. I changed the prop to a 2-blade 35mm prop and she certainly went faster. No water getting In the hull or prop so pleased with this. A friend of mine also had his Perkasa out and he was running a 45mm and then a 50 mm prop with superb performance, he then dropped his down to 35mm and the performance was similar to mine. So looks like I need a 45 mm prop which Is what I was going to get In the first place but didn't want to over prop It. When I got home I made some adjsutments to the bulkheads to get the batteries further back. So will let you know how she goes next trip out, as I long as I get the prop In time. Alan

Perkasa MTB by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
HI Dave Thanks for the comments. The SLA's are actually at midships at the point of balance. A friend from my boat club has built the same model but has a 12v SLA Installed more towards the bow and It still planes. I think his 12v SLA Is a 7 Ahr rating. When I tried my boat In the "Marine test tank" It reared up on a touch of throttle and shot water out of the bath at the other end, much to the wife's displeasure, so I am hopeful but don't expect to have much run time. I have 2 one metre yachts, RAF Fire tender, Tug and a motor driven ketch and I have changed all over the last couple of years to Planet 2.4 GHz and all perform well on our boating lake - the location of the receiver In the yachts Is the worst as they sit quite low In the hull possibly at or just below the waterline but have always found them to be no problem. The only thing I would say about the receivers Is that you have to be carefull with the pins because they bend easily. My last two models were Caldercraft and Mantua but the Precedent range Is not the same quality. Still, I have enjoyed the build and must admit that the nearer It got to completion the better I fet It looked.

Perkasa MTB by ads90 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
I have just completed this model - just waiting for the new prop to arrive along with a flag for the main mast, plus handrail staunchions. It was a Precedent all wood kit and not too Impressed with the materials but you only get what you pay for. I have fitted a Graupner 700 Speed Turbo and a Torpedo 50 Amp ESC. I am powering It with 2 6 volt SLA's wired In series. Overall I think It has turned out not too bad and It seemed to get better the more I worked on It (or Is that psychlogical)Tested In the Marine testing laboratory (white bath) and floats OK with no sign of a leak (fingers crossed). Our boating pond will be frozen over at the moment so no real testing can take place yet.