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AllenA

Member Stats
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Member No. 4120
Registered 13th Mar 2017
Last Online 16th Dec 2017
City Cardiff
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 70
Photos Posted 102
Likes Received 108
Likes Given 437
104 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Dolphin 16 (19)
Type: Pleasure Craft
NorStar Wave Princess
Type: Pleasure Craft
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
Top Ranking Member!
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Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 105
Forum Post 2 140
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 18
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 12
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 57
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 437
Received Likes 2 216
1011 Total Points
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Recent Posts
M.V. TEAKWOOD by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 10 days ago
Now that's what I call major surgery. Nice repair. Well done RH.

'VOYAGER of the SEAS' RC Cruise Ship by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Absolutely stunning.

Billings Sea King refit by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Here's one supplier http://javis.co.uk/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop...

Billings Sea King refit by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Wingcoax, I found my stanchions and rails at http://www.modelboatbits.com/ . They were good to deal with and delivered in a couple of days. I spent half an hour on my knees at the boot sale where I bought my Sea King searching through 3 boxes and found most of my external fittings. I will have a look on line to see if I can find a supplier for you. You will be surprised how well the existing stanchions look when gently redressed with a multi tool wire spindle.

DrillingIt by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Unfortunately, or maybe not, my Dad told me when I was 12 years of age that 'You can't have too many tools, Son'. He is 88 now and I remind him just about every time I see him. He just smiles and I spend hours in my garage searching for that item I know is in there somewhere. I still love it when I have the exact tool for the job.

Bob the Duck by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Superbly Quackers! Brilliant EricMB.

Billings Sea King refit by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
The speed 600s should be great. I have the original Como 480s and it went well. Was much improved when I made sure the props were contra-rotating. I know, Rookie mistake but then I am still a Rookie.

Billings Sea King refit by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Winqcoax, Did mine recently. It was mainly cosmetic. Good luck with the restoration. Here are some before and after photos.

Kyosho Fortune 612 by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Had this Fortune 612 delivered through the post while in Hospital and when unpacked found that the keel had broken at the base. Any advice please as to a suitable method of repair as I can't seem to find a replacement on 'tinternet'. Fibreglass comes to mind???

Propulsion Hegi Revell Fairplay V tug model by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Radiosailor, what you have to realise is that we are all crazy but hang on, it's not us, it's those people who don't sail model boats. They are the crazy ones.

Adding superstructure detail by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Love the shape of the deck and the cabin door is superb.

USS Seahawk by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
She is, indeed, a work of art.

Springer Pusher Tug by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
If only i had a flock of sheep

Springer Pusher Tug by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
At long last, in 7 days time, I will be having a new knee... bionic, of course. I have put it off too long. As i will be out of action for a while and unable to drive for six weeks I have upscaled a PDF plan of a Springer tug to keep me busy. She will be 23" in length and and a 10" beam made from 3mm ply. Hopefully she will keep me from going stir crazy. Again, I will be relying on you knowledgeable lot to guide me...... and yes I will be cutting the lawn before I go in.

46" Crash Tender from a generous man. by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks Steve, Great idea. It will be fun when some people say 'You can't sail that here!'. Allen

46" Crash Tender from a generous man. by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks Dave. A very lucky boy indeed and a lot of pleasurable work in front of me. Regards, Allen

46" Crash Tender from a generous man. by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Yesterday, I ventured over the Severn Bridge to Weston Super Mare to meet a real gentleman named Reg who was looking to pass on his boats from the 60s and later. I was particularly interested in a 46" Crash Tender built in 1966. Reg took me to his shed and said he needed more space and would have dumped the boat he made in 1966. I said I would love to restore it and he refused to take anything in return. He also gave me a Speed Boat and a part built Billings 'Wasa'. What a marvellous gesture and now I become custodian of these beautiful models, to restore and love for a few more years until they are passed to another enthusiast. My initial aim is to see if I can breathe some life into the Crash Tender and Speed Boat which are both IC driven and then decide whether I convert them to modern electrics/electronics. I guess I will lean heavily on the knowledge of this site along the way. To Reg I send my gratitude.

46in Fireboat for restoration by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Reg, I am in Cardiff. I would be interested in restoring the crash tender. Allen

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Assumptions are made and most assumptions are wrong. Albert Einstein

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
No need for the Hooha. In some waters I would have broken out the snorkel and breathing tank. One, I'm not stupid, two, I can swim, Three, the water was just over 3 feet, Four, I am an exhibitionist. Unbekannte Flitze, you have a lot to answer for!

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
As thick skinned as I am, I am buckling under the pressure and embarassment. Does anyone have a good plan for an easy and replicable boat stand? I will then paint it to look like a tissue box.

Unbekannte Flitze. A very flighty girl by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Managed, at last, to get to the water on Monday at the Knap in Barry, South Wales with the Vale of Glamorgan Model Boat Club. Unbekannte Flitze was very fast off the mark, agile with incredible turns and generally good control. After about 5 or 6 minutes she became sluggish and I started to bring her in. About a yard out she just pointed her nose in the air and bubbled ignominiouly as she went to the bottom. Only one answer. off with everything but my pants and in we go. Rumour from Ken Thompson was that i was practising for the local Iron Man event. One poor lady actually believed it. The problem was a loose water cooling pipe....my fault for p... poor preparation. Note to self... buy chest waders.

Soldering 1/12 Scale Brass Railings by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
That's a Master Class in soldering, fair play.

Junk by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
很好 Hen Hao or as the two Ronnies might say 'Velly good'. Damn, there i go again, politically incorrect or as someone once said 'politically immature'.

schumschimmer by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Absolutely magic Leslie. Do you know whether Hydroplanes can be added to any boat?

Help! What's this? by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Looking a little tidier and renamed with thanks to Doug

Newly extended shelter by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Cheeky Sod Sparkman. Us 'Elder Generation' as you put it are a bit hardier than you might think. Nice thought though!!!!!

Li-Ion Batteries by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Recently fixed my Son's hand held rechargeable vacuum cleaner and was impressed by the power of the Li-Ion battery. Picked up a bag of 8 x 18650 3.7v 3500 mah batteries and 2 chargers at the Boot Sale this morning. £10 seemed reasonable. I fancy putting two in series in a battery holder to give me 7.4v at 3500 mah. This seems too simple. What am i missing and why are Li-Ion batteries not used more regularly for model boats? I need a battery guy's guidance please. ........and I don't mean Torchy. Younger members may find that reference a little obscure.

New deck planking by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Still looks good Canabus. love the idea of a bit of brass bling.

Overlander Typhoon 625 by AllenA Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Thanks Jarvo. Already had a look but they have deleted all brushed motors as far as I can see. Maybe I should follow suit but still hanging onto the past.