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    ๐Ÿ“ Nerys @ 90
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Happy birthday and many more๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ Scale figures
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Try Toys are Us, they have some 6inch action figures thas can be modified.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Different View (Standing on the hard)
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Where did you get the models.

    Austin

    ๐Ÿ“ Charts
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    I was under the impression that digital has been around for some time and is now tied into GPS etc very succesfuly. Or did I miss something.
    Austin g

    ๐Ÿ“ Scaling up a plan
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    If more then one sheet double check measurement to ensure correct uniformity.
    Austing๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ SoCoBoaters
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Nice coastguard models. What scale are they?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Ian
    Only just found out Speedline no Longer exists, however,
    I think there may be a blog by Skydive130 on a Shannon Class that will give you a lot of information.

    Austin

    ๐Ÿ“ Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    You should try speedlinemodel.weebly.com they seem to have a lot of info and models.

    AustinG

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Astronaut Diva Prop
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    as a guess do you have enough grease in the tube for the propshaft
    to spin without binding?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: New to me, the newest member of my "Island of Misfit Toys"
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi,
    You lucky person.
    Thats a model of the North American Coast Guard boat known as MLB 47. Its a self righting boat 47 ft long.
    I am building a scratch model of it and pretty envious you were just given that, The models are almost impossible to get in any cndition and very expensive over here. The are used by American and Canadian Coast Guard. If you want any specific info send me a message as I a lot.

    Austin๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Arun class lifeboat
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    photo please

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Remaking some parts
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    fantastic attention to detail especially the reworked parts.
    Only wish I had that skill.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motorlife boat 47
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi John,
    Suggestions always welcome. I have tried other ways for single rudder but thought I would use this for twin rudders and see how it works out. Will keep an eye on it which may be difficult now as its under the aft deck.

    Austin

    ๐Ÿ“ Motorlife boat 47
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    More photos no particular order but cabin roof is tricky.

    ๐Ÿ“ Motor lifeboat 47
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    first of photos for build.

    ๐Ÿ“ upscaling plans
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    If there is more them one page, double check the scale measurement on each prior to cutting any parts. I had four sheets and had them enlarged by a printer and half way through construction found an difference which caused a problem or two.

    Austin

    ๐Ÿ“ Lights for navigation, saftey and towing
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug,
    No rush still working on back deck and installing motors
    Your help really appreciated
    Austin

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motor Lifeboat 47
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Jim,
    Hope your recovery is going well, what did you do.
    I started this project many years ago by getting a working drawing at that time I was in the Aux in Ontario. But family life, work etc and then retirement and I started working on it last Dec. Photos are always welcome especially for the smaller details that one only thinks of when one is working on it.
    Stay safe

    Austin

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Motor Lifeboat 47
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Rick,
    I am building it, started in Dec but had problem getting supplies such as Balsa wood. Now have ISP problems that seem to interfer with loading photos from my smart phone with telus to gmail. But more will come.

    Austin

    ๐Ÿ“ Motor Lifeboat 47
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Vessel originally designed by the US Coast Guard and entered service in 1997. The Canadian version is almost identical, CCGS Thunder Cape which is a SAR lifeboat based in Ontario, Canada. The builder was Metal Craft Marine Ltd, constructed in aluminium and launched in 2000. She has a crew of four and is designed for heavy weather, self righting recovery to continue mission with a cruising speed of 22 knots and max of 25. more photos of model construction to follow.

    ๐Ÿ“ Lights for navigation, saftey and towing
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    I have an older Futaba Skyport 4 tx is 2 stick rx has 7 channel.
    blue flashing light would be nice. there are 2 deck lights at aft section of radio mast .
    just finishing hull with props/rudders installed now completing cabin which has a very tricky front section.
    When I have put together will post pictures. So far the most difficult parts have been the hull bow section, radio mast tower which part of self righting system (on the real one) and front of cabin.

    Austin

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    ๐Ÿ“ Lights for navigation, saftey and towing
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    thank Ron

    ๐Ÿ“ Lights for navigation, saftey and towing
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug,
    After review I'm thinking of just having Nav lights, Towing lights, Blue light, and spot lights. Based on that it would be 4 circuits.
    Look forward your advice

    Austin

    ๐Ÿ“ Lights for navigation, saftey and towing
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    This is basic crew training either off Tofino or down in the States.

    ๐Ÿ“ Lights for navigation, saftey and towing
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug,
    I'm using 12 volt for motors and 4.8nvolt 1100mah for receiver. suspect will have to add something else for lights?

    Austin

    ๐Ÿ“ Lights for navigation, saftey and towing
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Ron,

    Good idea, but I have a copy of the boat manual and details of the lights. What I need is information on what I need to get and install on the model to make them work through RC.

    Austin.

    ๐Ÿ“ Lights for navigation, saftey and towing
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    That is the vessel, I first saw her in Meaford Ontario and spent a pleasant hour or so with the crew many years ago. I'm building it in 1/12 scale.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cabin completed as promised....
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug,
    Many thanks started it a few min ago.
    Austin

    ๐Ÿ“ Lights for navigation, saftey and towing
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    my past experience has been limited to plastic boats and planes plus a couple of RC boats that only required basis nav lights.
    My new model is the US/Canadian MLB which has 10 lights in addition to nav lights the particular boat is based in Ontario and named Thunder Cape.
    I have not been able to find specific DIY data on the web
    so I am looking for information on what I need and how to do it.
    I'm fairly new to building and this is first time have considered installing lights.
    Beside the normal nav lights red and green mounted on cabin top this boat has the following
    1 anchor light, 2 amber towing lights, 1 stern light located on mast plus 1 blue light 2 spot lights 1 searchlight, 2 deck lights on base of mast which mounted on gantry above cabin. Sorry to be long winded but unable to find any real information on web re where to start.
    This is the one used by USA and Canadian Coast Guard, my model is based on Thunder Cape located in Ontario.
    All suggestions welcomed.

    Suggestion really welcome

    Austing

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Cabin completed as promised....
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ AustinG ( Master Seaman)
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    hi Sy,
    I'm fairly new to building and this is first time have considered installing lights. Beside the normal nav lights red and green mounted on cabin top this boat has the following 1 anchor light, 2 amber towing lights, 1 stern light located on mast plus 1 blue light 2 spot lights 1 searchlight, 2 deck lights on base of mast which mounted on gantry above cabin. Sorry to be long winded but unable to find any real information on web re where to start.
    This is the one used by USA and Canadian Coast Guard, my model is based on Thunder Cape located in Ontario.
    All suggestions welcomed.

    Austin



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