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AndyG009

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Member No. 4374
Registered 3rd Aug 2017
Last Online 19th Jun 2018
City Doncaster
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 53
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 31
Likes Given 3
54 Total Posts
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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
116 points away from Commander!
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Forum Thread 5 110
Forum Post 2 106
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 3
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Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
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Guestbook Post 8 0
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Recent Posts
Northern Model Boat Show Doncaster 2018 by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days ago
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.

Brushless Equivalents by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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.

1940 Chris Craft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Lovely - lovely boat

Sea Commander restoration tips by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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 ?

Sea Queen prop shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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

Sea Queen prop shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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.

Sea Queen prop shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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'.......

Marionville Models by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Anyone had a cup of coffee, when at Marionville ?

Sea Queen prop shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
When I get piece of 5mm SS, will take some pics.

Sea Queen prop shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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 ?

Huntsman 31 by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
All I have to say is 2 × 61's. Something of a shovel.

Huntsman 31 by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

Marionville Models by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

Whiskey by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
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.

LiPo Battery Monitor by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
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 ?

Ranks by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
I have been meaning to ask this for this for ages. Why are the Sites rank slides what appears to be US rank slides ?

new model of boat by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
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.

1 / 12 th Scale Figures by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Any ideas where one can get a range of different 1/12th scale figures ?

Merry Christmas by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
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

Merry Christmas by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May you have good sailing, for the next year and many more. Regards Andyg009

Mobile Marine Xmas Market by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Revisited Mobile Marine, and had interesting discusions with staff. Will visit again.

Caps lock by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
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.

Glues and Hull protection by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
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 ?

Sea Queen Water Line by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
That is the problem that I have - there is no indication on drawings.

Sea Queen Water Line by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi, does anyone know, the water line (static) on Sea Queen ?

Sea Queen by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
If they are the same set that I bought, the drawings of the parts are not very accurate. The person put there name to them, and claimed copy right, and I am pretty sure the current manufacturers willactual hold the rights.

Raboesch Prop Shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
I have bought a Raboesch Prop Shaft, but it does not appear to be very free turning. The shaft is very free turning in the bottom bearing, reasonable through the 'ball race' at the top. It appears that the seal at the top is causin the problem. Is this normal when new ? Does it 'loosen' of with use ?

Prop Shaft Grease by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Based on general advice, have ordered Raboesch prop shaft for my Sea Queen. Does one still have to lubricate this type of prop shaft ?

Mobile Marine Xmas Market by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
I went along, bought some bits, and had some interesting discussions with some to the attendees. Well worth a visit - plan to go next year. What would be useful is a list of what stands will be there, so one could ask them to bring bits you want, and pay and collect on the day.

Another model shop to close. by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Hi used to servise fire alarms all over UK (mainly) East Anglia, and have been in a few oer the years, but they got less and less. The ones that seem to survive, do shop sales and internet, prbabley the only way to survive.