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AndyG009

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Member No. 4374
Registered 3rd Aug 2017
Last Online 15th Feb 2018
City Doncaster
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 40
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 24
Likes Given 3
41 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
171 points away from Commander!
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Forum Thread 5 95
Forum Post 2 80
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
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Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 3
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Recent Posts
Whiskey by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 20 days 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: 25 days 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: 1 month 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: 2 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: 2 months ago
Any ideas where one can get a range of different 1/12th scale figures ?

Merry Christmas by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 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: 2 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: 2 months ago
Revisited Mobile Marine, and had interesting discusions with staff. Will visit again.

Caps lock by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 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: 2 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: 2 months ago
That is the problem that I have - there is no indication on drawings.

Sea Queen Water Line by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi, does anyone know, the water line (static) on Sea Queen ?

Sea Queen by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 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: 2 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: 2 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: 3 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: 3 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.

850 Brushless by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Does anyone know of a brushless motor that is the equivalent of the MFA 850 Tornado ? Approximately same rpm / power (or slightly more power).

Paper plans by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Lazer cut or cc routered, one would assume that these would be more accurate, but it still depends on the person who drew the 'master'. I know from experience that lazer / cc routering are not always 'right'.

Fairey Huntsman & Swordsman by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks Jarvo

Sea Queen Spray Rails by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Anyone fitted spray rails to a Sea Queen (or Commander) ? If yes - size(s) and where ?

Another model shop to close. by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Yes, Marky used Harburn hobbies, when they were down the bottom of Leith Walk - I know they moved at some time to Elm Rowwhich is effectively the top of the Walk. Do you remember Argylle Models when they were on the High Street, just round the corner from PT's?

Another model shop to close. by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi marky No I don't remember "Central Wood Crafts", until I went to Saudi Arabia in 1978 mostly interested in Model Railways (still am). In Saudi took up flying (models that is) as a hobby - Day job was to keep a Lightning Simulator 'Flying' (proper aircraft the Lightning).

Another model shop to close. by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
I agree - many of us use the internet, I do as my local shop is limited, and the I cannot always justify the travel to Leeds (good shop in Leeds) they do about 50% on line. Years ago in Edinburgh (30 years +), I used Marionville Models, they were at Marionville (funny thing that), then moved to near Turnhouse and apparently were just as good. That apparently closed, and the company was sold - not it is manly internet based. The internet is useful, but it is nice to touch and hold when one is buying - I try to buy from shops, if I can (not just for model boats). I can see the day when all specialised 'shops' will be internet based - that will be a Sad Day................

Fairey Huntsman & Swordsman by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Does any one have experience of models with twin motors in the Fairey Huntsman and Swordsman? (Or any boat) Would like what size the model was - what motor(s) were used and prop sizes, and was there any 'mixing' of motor control with rudder control.

More Prop Shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
With the Raboesch prop shafts, does one still have to put oil (grease) in them?

Paper plans by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
How many of you have purchase paper plans ? I don't have any experience of buying from a shop, but on line (e-bay etc), you buy the plans, they arrive in a nice envelope, but when you get them out they are folded, in what appears to be a random manor, that is bad enough, but now the world has gone technology mad, it would appear that a straight line is not possible without a computer. I thought hobbies like model boats, aircraft etc. Was supposed to be nice and relaxing, then you get a set of plans (which someone has taken the time to draw), with which we plan to build our next model but someone has not been carefull enough to take the time to fold 'nicely'. Sorry but it annoys me, part of my enjoyment is creating good plans to build from and I hope I can at least present them packaged in a way that looks professional. Sorry about the rant, just opened another envelope, and the sended could only get it worse by 'cunching' up the plans for the bin.

Fairey Marine by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Anyone know where on can get Fairey Marine logo - sticker / decal ?

Sea Queen Prop Shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Jarvo The prop shaft that you mention is the type I was looking at, Deans Marine was at Mobile MarineModels yesterday, unfortunately they did not have the 18" prop shaft or would have bought. Will look at changing angle though. Thanks

Sea Queen Prop Shaft by AndyG009 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Boat is still pile of its parts. Moving motor to rear, I thought that would increase the shaft angle, though it will shorten the length of the shaft? The Sea Queen is I think 46", kit, overlander 5045, 6250 mAh 3S LiPo, Fusion hawk HV 60 esc (not sure but this might be better with 80 or 100), [expect power about 400W], prop 45 / 50 / 55 mm (not sure which to start with, might start with 45 mm). Been looking at a shaft from Deans models.