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Last Online
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AlanP

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Member No. 389
Registered 3rd Nov 2008
Last Online 26th Mar 2017
City Dalton in Furness South Cumbria
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 378
Photos Posted 320
Likes Received 113
Likes Given 4
600 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
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!
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
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Forum Thread 5 195
Forum Post 2 756
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 30
Photos Response 3 48
Video Post 15 30
Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 40
Blog Post 5 255
Blog Response 3 423
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 4
Received Likes 2 226
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Recent Posts
Thin Flat Timber by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days 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: 7 days ago
Thanks 👍 Alan

brass portholes by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days 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: 8 days 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: 8 days ago
Just a quickie, does a mast head light shine 360 degrees or just forward. Alan

Switcher by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days 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: 9 days 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: 27 days ago
Looks like these boats have a new home now, Neil.......... sent you a pm Alan

Free Fire boats by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month 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: 2 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/htdoc s/mdlsite/sys_files/ajax/list_ posts.php:36 Stack trace: #0 {main} thrown in /homepages/28/d580901040/htdoc s/mdlsite/sys_files/ajax/list_ posts.php on line 36 😤

getting old by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 3 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: 3 months ago
Thanks Stephen, 👍

Website upgrade coming soon! by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 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: 3 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: 3 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: 3 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: 3 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: 4 months ago
Thanks John. I will resurrect this thread with a photo when the deck planking is finished. Could be a while though 😀 Alan

Sea Rover planking by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks for the replies, two for long planks and zero for short planks, what I don't know is what the toe rail is. Perhaps someone could enlighten me 😀 Alan

Sea Rover planking by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Looking for a little help with this, I have done the planking in the cockpit and will be getting round to the planking on the deck soon, but not quite sure how to do it. There is a bend in the cabin sides (where my best red pencil is pointing) should I use short planks and make a joint at this point, or should I use a plank that will go from stern to bow (all long planks). Another thing I am unsure of, do I start at the bow or from the stern and along the cabin sides. All thoughts greatly appreciated Alan

Kingfisher Plans by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I wouldn't think so, might even help to stop it skidding on the turns if you are going over scale speed. Just my thoughts Alan

...and in the box, we find... by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Pictures of a box, a tray and plastic bags, didn't you get a hull? 😁 😁 Alan

CORDENE by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Look forward to watching this build if you are putting it on here. Looks like a nice boat. Alan

Free Fire boats by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Okey-dokey Alan

Question about Adhesives by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Just to add my pennyworth, I am building a similar model (sea rover) at the moment and am using aliphatic glue, it grabs after about 10 minutes, strong after 8 hrs, waterproof when dry and will take a stain if needed. Brilliant Alan

Free Fire boats by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Yes, we are out on a bit of a limb here, but it does have its advantages. Alan

Muddy's Lorraine by AlanP Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Looks like an interesting build. Will you be building the superstructure out of hard wood and varnishing it?. Planking the decks?. Alan