The boat was completed in December 2012, trying to replicate the Meteorite engine
s was a no-no, there simply was not enough room after fitting micro servo
s for the water pump
and then the 12v 7ah PB battery
along with fuses for each motor
's esc. initial runs were carried out at Sheringham pool but it was too small to accommodate the boat's speed, otherwise all was ok.
Ships Gear includes the folding stepped casualty boarding ladder, Scrambling Nets, Davit (of course), working lights
, Hard Suction Hoses and complimentary fittings
to scale, 2 Suction Wrenches, Foam Tanks, Deck Filling points for Petrol, Water & Foam Compound, Tow Hook, Engine oil tank filler
The Sick Bay is furnished with bunks,blankets and pillows, floor standing table with fiddles, drawers below bunks, First Aid Cabinet, hatchway steps. Wheelhouse is fitted with Blumels type wheel, twin throttle controls, instrument panel and Kent Screen.
The wings that caused the delay in completion of the boat were long ago completed and the plane has done many flights
and is always ready for good weather windows
Foolishly perhaps I kept an expenditure log on the 46" Fireboat, some £1300 were spent, and well worth it I think as it is a Museum piece added to my ever growing collection.
Photos? Some I've already uploaded to the site but there are 20 in all best suited to a CD or Stick.