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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen - strakes
    10 months ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Building a Sea Queen, what are peoples feelings about fitting spray rails ?

    I feel it needs them, but where ?

    This was ment to be about Spray Rails not Strakes (must be getting old........)

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    ๐Ÿ“ Wavemaster
    10 months ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Has any one out there got plans for the 1950's cabin cruiser design - "Wavemaster" and let me have a copy ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Hijack
    10 months ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Could someone tell me why it is that one starts to read a tread on some subject. Then part of the way through it goes of at a tangent effectively on a completely different matter, which has happened because of some comment that someone has made in the original post.

    What might be better is to make a comment that re-directs people to a new thread.

    I find it very confusing / annoying when one is trying to read a posts, and then it goes of about something else.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Surface Drive
    10 months ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    In model boats Surface Drive.

    How does this work ?

    Who makes units (that work) ?

    What type of Propellers are used ?

    How are they steered ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fitting Propshafts
    11 months ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What do people use to glue propshafts in place ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sheringham, Norfolk
    11 months ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I know that Sheringham has a model boat pond, but when do people meet ?
    Is there a local club?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Northern Model Boat Show Doncaster 2018
    12 months ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well I went to the Model Boat Show at Doncaster.

    Had many interesting discussions.

    One comment - could people on club stands please be told by their club when it meets and how to get in touch.

    Good selection of Trade Stands - nice to see items.
    Now when I decide what I want, I am much happier to order now I know what they look like.

    Nice range of models - all shapes and sizes.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless Equivalents
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Possibly the wrong title - but.

    Has anyone produced a conversion chart:

    Non-Brushless motor types to Brushless (for different manufacturers)

    Glow / Diesel motors to Brushless

    If not.

    Does not need to be exact, but I am sure that there a many out there that have replaced or know what was originally intended to be fitted is a particular boat, and have replaced it with a brushless.

    If enough people contribute - I will create a table.

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    ๐Ÿ“ 1940 Chris Craft
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Lovely - lovely boat

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Commander restoration tips
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I think the three windows looks much better than the one big one. Wonder why it changed ? Cost - unlikely the difference can only be minimal. Though the bigger window at the front is likely cheaper than the three porthole in the Sea Queen.

    Does anyone know why the Commander has the 'spray deflector' (don't know proper name) on the front cabin, and the Queen does not ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen prop shaft
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the advice M Turpin (don't know any more than that), I am with you on that, I worked out that I actually needed about 500 mm length. So will thread the one end (actually less thread than the one supplied) then fit - measure - measure then cut.

    Sidley70 - I think I would have been tempted to remove the old shaft (the outer tube) and fit a new one. I suppose it depends on how well the original is fitted. Having removed one many years ago from a boat. My method was to have a reasonable size piece of steel drill and tap to the size of the old prop shaft, fit to shaft - this holds the piece at the end of the shaft - the basically give it a bash with a hammer - now in my case it came loose and then by swapping round and bashing from the inside, I got the shaft free enough to clamp a mole wrench on and 'wiggle' it out. Not very scientific, but it worked for me - no guarantees though.

    Good Luck

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen prop shaft
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Obtained a length of Stainless Steel 600 mm long 5 mm diameter (it is slightly greater diameter than the Raboesch bearings), used 400 wet and dry - couple (or three) rubs - check - repeat, actually it took some time but now fits, only one end, as the prop end fits the bearing. Still have to put a thread on it, will take mturpin's advice.

    I only actually needed a shaft about 60 mm longer than the Raboesch.

    One thing I forgot to mention is the fact that when I decided to up size to a 5 mm shaft, and the Raboesch maintenance free, is that the outer tube did fit the pre-made hole in the keel but there was no movement for adjustment. Making that hole larger was one of the most difficult bits up to now. Had to make - what I would call a prop shaft hole enlarger - bit of a bodge but it worked.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen prop shaft
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Based on what has been said, what I have done is order a length of 5 mm SS longer than required. Only problem that I have is that there appears to be (based on a 300 mm length) is that the SS and the Raboesch bearings are supposed to be 5 mm diameter, but either the bearing is less than 5 mm or the steel is greater than 5 mm. So the SS will likely need reducing slightly (very slightly) in diameter, and once cut to length a M5 tread on the prop end. This will mean that there would not be two couplings.

    Will let people know how it goes once SS arrives and it gets 'modified'.......

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    ๐Ÿ“ Marionville Models
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Anyone had a cup of coffee, when at Marionville ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen prop shaft
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    When I get piece of 5mm SS, will take some pics.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen prop shaft
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Am about to fit a Raboesch 5mm prop shaft in a Sea Queen, and beacause of length am looking at fitting two Radio Active HD couplings. One will be 5 to 5 mm and the second 5 to 6 mm (the motor).

    Any one done this ?

    Any problems ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Huntsman 31
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    All I have to say is 2 ร— 61's.

    Something of a shovel.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Huntsman 31
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    So how big is this model, I know that the Irving 61 are nice engines and would propel say a Sea Queen at some speed.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Marionville Models
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Does anyone remember Marionville Models (in Edinburgh) when they were at Marionville. At some point they move to Maybury roundabout. The brothers retired and it became effectively an online shop.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Whiskey
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    One point I would like to make (you may be aware of this) is that the age of a whisky is from the time it is put in the casks till it is bottled. The time in the bottle does NOT affect the age of the whisky.
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    ๐Ÿ“ LiPo Battery Monitor
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Has anyone had experience with the Lipo Battery Monitors which can monitor 1 to 8 cells, and have a LED (7 segment) read out.

    If you have do you have any instructions on how to set them up ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Ranks
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have been meaning to ask this for this for ages.

    Why are the Sites rank slides what appears to be US rank slides ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ new model of boat
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    There is a club in Edinburgh (listed on this site), it uses inverleith pond. I would suggest you contact them, find out when they meet, find out who sails the type of model you want and have a talk.

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    ๐Ÿ“ 1 / 12 th Scale Figures
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Any ideas where one can get a range of different 1/12th scale figures ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Merry Christmas
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Roy

    I am sorry for your loss, you have my deapest sympathy.

    Not exactly the same, but I lost my father at a similar time of the year, so in a way I understand what you sre feeling.

    Regards

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    ๐Ÿ“ Merry Christmas
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    May you have good sailing, for the next year and many more.


    Regards

    Andyg009

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    ๐Ÿ“ Mobile Marine Xmas Market
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Revisited Mobile Marine, and had interesting discusions with staff. Will visit again.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Caps lock
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I agree.

    I find it hard work to read, at work some engineers do it when they write reports, and it makes, reading and understanding hard work.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Glues and Hull protection
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Back in the good old days (30 / 40 years ago), one used cascamite (I still like it), but what does people use now ?

    Also what is used to protect inside and outside of ply hulls ?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen Water Line
    1 year ago by AndyG009 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    That is the problem that I have - there is no indication on drawings.

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