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28th Jun 2017
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Alan999

Member Stats
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Member No. 4306
Registered 28th Jun 2017
Last Online 7th Jun 2018
City Pinar de campoverde
Country Spain
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 58
Photos Posted 13
Likes Received 35
Likes Given 14
67 Total Posts
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No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Empty Harbour
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
47 points away from Commander!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 80
Forum Post 2 116
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 20
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 10
Blog Response 3 15
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 14
Received Likes 2 70
353 Total Points
Spain
Recent Posts
Torrevieja boat show by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Held in the Park of Nations lake in Torrevieja. Clubs from all over Spain exhibit their boats in the lake

Riva boat launch by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Thank you very much

Riva boat launch by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Riva was finally launched in the Torrevieja boat clubs water last Sunday after eleven months work. Fifteen coats of yacht varnish and final Polish of Turtle wax she went like a dream.Plans came from America and the plywood from local woodyard.Graupner 37 motor pushed 31 inches smoothly. Dumas supplied the chrome fittings

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Used Turtle wax car Polish on Riva as suggested by our members Excellent results with it.Ready for launch at Torrevieja lake with critical club members on Sunday.

Clyde puffer by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Congratulations

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
I launched her yesterday and she went well. No ballast was needed and I put a 9.7 battery for powering. She is very fast and two weeks time will go on the boat clubs water in Torrevieja,

Clyde puffer by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi Marky Plans came yesterday. I think it's what I want and will copy and put on plywood. Many thanks Alan

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
IT IS A BEAR WITH THE HONEY JAR FOR THE CREW.

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Riva is launched today.The crew has plenty of honey with them! !!

Shop open/closed by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Thanks Doug

Shop open/closed by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Many thanks

Shop open/closed by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Is Model Dockyard still open Each time I phone I get number unobtainable

Free Plans by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
My Riva is launched today.31 ins long x 11 wide.cost approx £230 plus elbow grease. 9.2 battery 3.700. Plenty of lead fishing weights for ballast and fingers crossed.

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Security at stansted refused to let me bring varnish on plane. Lucky I phoned them before going to airport

Clyde puffer by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Just sent address. Many thanks Alan

Clyde puffer by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Yes please

Clyde puffer by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Trust me to miss them Living abroad I don't see these magazines

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Got some Tompkins varnish at model show Alexander Palace this Saturday and will put a coat on the Riva this week

Clyde puffer by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Anyone know who sells plans of this boat.

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
More Riva

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Riva Chris Craft finally finished after numerous coats of varnish and sanding.Beauty to work on especially as it was plans from Canada for 18 pounds and scrap two and three ply wood. Dumas supplied chrome accessories which gives that special look and were very helpful

Riva Chris Craft by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Finally the Riva completed. Numerous varnishing and rubbing down Dumas sent from America chrome fittings which gives really good finishing touch Built from plans and scrap plywood and veneer. So much more pleasure making than from kit. Will launch at Torrevieja boat club second Sunday of the month .

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 10 months ago
Graupner 57 motor. 93 cm long X 11cm wide.

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
15 varnish coats

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
Latest pictures of Riva

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
It's getting near to sailing day. 16 coats of boat varnish later my Riva Barrel back Chris Craft will see water soon.Newly arrived parts and decals from Dumas have arrived from Tucson Arizona.I did drive Doug at Dumas mad with questions on parts but he was very helpful. Had to figure out how to place the back top panel on and off in one go to get access to motor and battery.About two weeks more and I think it will be launch day.

Another model shop to close. by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
When did the Hainault shop close I thought he did well.

Another model shop to close. by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
Today I bought two sheets here in Spain of veneer . Two metres long by 12 inches wide each sheet. Cost was ten euros and I can cut whatever dive I want. That will last till I am well past it.!!

Another model shop to close. by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
A good model supplier is in New North Road Hainault.Essex. I buy my wood there but the owner says I am a rarity. Most people want aeroplanes or helicopters ready made.

Riva scratch built boat update by Alan999 Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
I love making these boats from scratch with remote control and all the other bits. But I like to put some humour in them. Out here in Spain the locals love my boats with these extras.