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AlanP

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Member No. 389
Registered 3rd Nov 2008
Last Online 11th Aug 2017
City Dalton in Furness South Cumbria
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 385
Photos Posted 323
Likes Received 134
Likes Given 5
609 Total Posts
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Furness Model Boat Club
Since: 26th Oct 2013
Harbour
smoke on the water
Type: Racing Boat
Havendienst
Type: Tug Boat
Inshore fishing boat
Type: Working Vessel
Fleet Admiral!
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Recent Posts
Speranza 02 by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Watching this with interest.👍 Alan

Li-Poly batteries by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
By gum, my post woke a lot of people up 😁😁😁 Alan

Sea Rover planking by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Not liking to see a thread unfinished, here are the photos as promised of the finished planking. Lime planks (Ikea blinds) glued with super glue, black card for caulking, Teak edging, several coats of Halfords spray lacquer, wet and dry in between coats. Final coat rubbed down with 1200 wet and dry then cutting compound, and polished with car polish. Alan

Li-Poly batteries by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for the replies lads, (good explanation Wayne) that's pretty much confirmed what I was thinking. The 4400mah it is then, the high C rating will help to get it up on the plane without taking too much out of the batteries. Thanks Alan

Ketch Irene by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Not sure what dead eyes are Robert but they look good 😁 Alan

Li-Poly batteries by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
My main interest is scale boats, but I have a few fast electric, just for the adrenalin boost. The Blackjack and the Rocket reach the upper 40mph range with no problems in smooth water. The boat in question is a bit bigger and will handle rougher water. At the moment I am running it on two three cell 4000 mah 25-50c batteries, these are well used and get warm and swell. For the money I am prepared to spend for my adrenalin rush, I have the choice from Hobbyking of two 4400 mah 65-130c or two 4500 mah 35-70c batteries. I have never really quite understood the C value of these batteries. Any advice would be most welcome. Alan

Wooden ladders by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for that explanation Dave, your finger must hurt after that. It will be a while before I get to the stage of making them, I like to have things clear in my head well before hand, but I will let you know how I get on. Thanks again for your help. Alan

Wooden ladders by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks Dave 👍 well explained 😁 I will use that method for the ladder that goes up the funnel. Perhaps my heading is a bit misleading, the others that I have to make have flat treads rather than rungs, I don't know but maybe this sort are called companionways, or something other than ladders. Thanks again Dave. Alan

Wooden ladders by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I will in the near future have to make some wooden ladders for the Lady T 1/32 scale. Now I know some of you are clever peeps, so what is the best method of making these?. Alan

Thin Flat Timber by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Yep, Ikea wooden blinds are a good source of Lime wood, unfortunately they have stopped making that sort, so it is looking in skip times. Cut into strips and the coating sanded off are excellent for plank on frame boats, also good for deck planking and will take a stain. Alan

mast head light by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Thanks 👍 Alan

brass portholes by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Thanks for the reply Rob. Yes, that is the type I am after, unfortunately he is only making one size and it's too big. Alan

brass portholes by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I cannot find any brass portholes with the two bars across them, they are made, as I have one that came in a box of bits that was donated to the club. Any ideas lads Alan

mast head light by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Just a quickie, does a mast head light shine 360 degrees or just forward. Alan

Switcher by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Thanks for the link Alan, just what I was looking for, they sell some other good stuff as well 👍 Alan

Switcher by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Has anyone used the Mtroniks Micro Switcher?. I need a latching switcher for the lighting on a boat, I would normally go with the Action P44 but they have been out of stock for a long time. Alan

Free Fire boats by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Looks like these boats have a new home now, Neil.......... sent you a pm Alan

Free Fire boats by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
These boats are still up for grabs if anyone is paying a visit to the Lake District. Alan

show earler posts by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Thought you might like to know this Stephen. While looking for one of my posts I got to the end of what was shown, pressed the Show earlier posts and got this. Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to undefined function db() in /homepages/28/d580901040/htdocs/mdlsite/sys_files/ajax/list_posts.php:36 Stack trace: #0 {main} thrown in /homepages/28/d580901040/htdocs/mdlsite/sys_files/ajax/list_posts.php on line 36 😤

getting old by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Painting a piece of ply with sanding sealer today, I managed to dip my brush into my mug of tea instead of the sanding sealer, TWICE, the only upside is I didn't drink the sanding sealer (that will probably happen next year) 😁 Alan

Aerokits Fast Patrol Launch stern cover by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Cant say that I have ever had spray water in the back tub, only wet I have had in there is when it has rained 😁 Good luck with your build Alan

Aerokits Fast Patrol Launch stern cover by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
Perhaps these photos of mine may help, the whole lot just sits in the boat. Alan

Soldering suppressors to motor by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
All my boats are now on 2.4 Ghz, six of these have brushed motors, none have suppressers, no problems over the past 4 years. Just thought I would stick my oar in 😁 Alan

Website upgrade coming soon! by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Thanks Stephen, 👍

Website upgrade coming soon! by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Nice Stephen, very nice, just a little niggle from me, I cant find a cross to close down the active users list, not a big problem but as I view at 125 % the screen gets a bit crowded. Alan

Simple illuminated on / off switch by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
If you go to a motor spares supply shop you should be able to find an illuminated 12 volt switch. hope this helps. Alan

Sea Rover Help by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi Simon. The batteries are laid at each side on boards and will be held in with Velcro, I will be able to position them as far forward as Bulkhead B2 and as far back as B4 depending on how the boat rides. The centre of the cockpit is removable to get at the servo and batteries. The cockpit floor has been raised to allow for servo and batteries. (115mm from top corner of cockpit window frame to the planking) Cockpit roof is removable, note pin on window frame and bolts on cockpit sides. I am hoping not to get too much water in the cockpit so it should be OK. With this kit you need to dry fit all the bulkheads and cabin sides to make sure it all goes together before gluing. If things don't look quite right after you have done this, look at bulkhead B2 Alan

Sea Rover Help by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi Simon. The two holes are just so that I could pour some Z-Poxy in after the skins were on, helps seal every thing. The motor is a brushed motor, and I had the water jacket, so it will be fitted, don't think it will need it though. If I ever change the brushed motor for a brushless set up the water cooling is already there. Alan

Sea Rover Help by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi Simon. Just like Canabus I have a few of this type of boat, all with brushless motors. So just to confuse you, 😀 here is the Sea Rover I am building at the moment, the motor is a Speed 600 I have a few photos of the build if you need them. Why did I choose a Speed 600, it was in my box of bits 😀 Alan

Sea Rover planking by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 months ago
Thanks John. I will resurrect this thread with a photo when the deck planking is finished. Could be a while though 😀 Alan