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    RegisteredπŸ“…20th Jan 2012
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    (Life Boat) Mabel Alice
    A joy to run. The Honda engine starts up even after a long rest over winter second pull. (Motor: Honda) (5/10)
    (Life Boat) Arun 52"
    I wanted to put an IC petrol engine in the MBD Arun lifebaot ever since I frist set eyes on it. now I have done it and had a chance to sort out the bugs in the drive. it has a custom made gearbox made for mr by Harold my friend and a Honda UMK engine which needed some TLC from ebay . it all works fine now. The boat has loads of workin stuff on it . Pop in to Stevenage MBC on Sunday morn if you would like to see her going. (Motor: Honda UMK) (8/10)
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    πŸ“ The BIG St.Albans Model Show
    2 months ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have emailed you direct. Fingers crossed.
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    πŸ“ The BIG St.Albans Model Show
    2 months ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello
    I'm glad to see your holding the show this year.
    How do I book in my model fairground organs again?
    I don't see any contact details here.
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    πŸ“ St.Albans Model Show
    9 months ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Mini Victory on tour will also be on show, it’s only one of four places you can see it this year.

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    πŸ“ Reversing brushless motors
    4 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI
    can you a bit more details of what you want to do. Yes it can be done but why would you as a frw/rev esc cost less then Β£20.00
    pm if you want some help with this

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    πŸ“ Motors overheating
    5 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Yes My motors do go in rev. No my motors dont have water cooling on them, they get warm but not to a temp where you can touch them. Nor are my ESC water cooled but it is fitted if I needed to .

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    πŸ“ Stevenage MBC Lifeboat Day
    5 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Well thats Lifeboat done for another year. Not so many members of the public around this year. All the boaters seemed to have enjoyed themselves and took there boats home in one bit.
    Many thanks the SMBC members who once again helped to set the day up and put all away at the end. Cheers chaps. We are still counting up the pennies but it was a good effort by all.
    Till next year !

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    πŸ“ Motors overheating
    5 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Ive just been taking a look at this posting. Don't mess about with brush motors! I have fitted to my Slipway Tamar 2 Turnigy 1250Kv brushless motors, Hobbyking 50amp ESC and two 5 maH Lipos. 35mm props 3 blade brass type. I can't run it flat out as it tries to leap out of the water its that much power. The ESC can be water cooled but as they don't get hot without water I don't cool them. The batteries last about 40 mins.
    The motors are Β£20 a pop and the ESC are around Β£16 each. I'm never going to use a brushed motor in a model boat again.

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    πŸ“ Stevenage MBC Fun Day
    5 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    What a lovely day.
    The sun came out which always helps when you want model boaters to come along and play for the day.
    We had visitors from Luton MBC and others which had driven miles to find us. Thanks.

    The IC boys ran there boats till 11am then the scale took over with a short IC demo run just after midday. We now have a buddy box system so you can drive a real IC boat at the club so if you want to try our boat pop down on Sundays. Some members of the public gave it ago as well as some scale boaters. Most came away with a big smile on there face.

    SMBC set Luton MBC a challenge to make a bottle boat or two and then give us a race. Well give 20 model boaters some old pop bottles and it kept them amused. I said it was going to be fun. Chuck out your rc money pits and try a bottle boat.
    The day came to a close at 4pm with a few sunburnt body parts we made our way home happy.
    A very big THANK YOU to all who made the effort to turn out.
    BILL WARDER Chairman SMBC.

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    πŸ“ (Life Boat) Mabel Alice
    5 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    A joy to run. The Honda engine starts up even after a long rest over winter second pull. (Motor: Honda) (5/10)

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    πŸ“ Stevenage MBC Fun Day
    5 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello As Chairman of Stevenage MBC I can only say sorry that our web site is showing the 2012 date for our "Fun Day" . Our Web master has been told about this and will soon be dealing with the updates. Our web site is a free site and is not user friendly and it is hard work to get in and change stuff on the display.

    All that said Jeff dose update the dates on this web site. Thanks Jeff.

    Our Funday is indeed tomorrow Sunday 18th . IC and fast electric boats are welcome till 11.00 am the scale boats till 4.pm Why not pop down with your boats or even just come down and say hello.
    Happy boating.

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    πŸ’¬ Sea Queen
    6 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Good stuff Im looking forward to seeing her in action.

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    πŸ’¬ Sea Queen
    6 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Your video dose not seem to work!! Which is a pitty as I would like to see how she runs. Have fun!

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    πŸ’¬ aerokits
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Look great and taking that choppy water well. Nice one 😎

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    πŸ“ 1/12 dinghy d class lifeboat wanted for my model arun
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    pm on way.
    Opps it would seem I have to donate so I can send you any mail.
    Take a look at Stevenage MBC web site H& S officer for details

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    πŸ“ (Life Boat) Arun 52"
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I wanted to put an IC petrol engine in the MBD Arun lifebaot ever since I frist set eyes on it. now I have done it and had a chance to sort out the bugs in the drive. it has a custom made gearbox made for mr by Harold my friend and a Honda UMK engine which needed some TLC from ebay . it all works fine now. The boat has loads of workin stuff on it . Pop in to Stevenage MBC on Sunday morn if you would like to see her going. (Motor: Honda UMK) (8/10)

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    πŸ“ 1/12 dinghy d class lifeboat wanted for my model arun
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have made the speedline Y boat. it is a good kit and worth the money. Im trying to get hold of a Atlantic 21 now but I can only find the MBD or the Lesro kit both of which are a bit over my budget. So make it I must, so Im look for a plan of the boat now can anyone help??

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    πŸ“ Lifeboat fun day
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Stevenage MBC Lifeboat Fun day is on Sunday 29th July 2012. 9am till 4pm.
    Sorry that bit seems to have been missed out. opps!!!

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    πŸ’¬ This Is a John Smith boat
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello
    No but I have raced there 3 or 4 times with the BMPRS.
    it's a good lake but it dose get weeded up during the summer.
    I have to say I do like raceing at Telford. nice chaps and a good size lake. What more do you need??

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    πŸ’¬ aeromarine apache 50
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    looks good
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    πŸ“ Lifeboat fun day
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Lets see if the pic uploads this time

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    πŸ“ Lifeboat fun day
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Im going to be there! Oh with my honda powerd Arun
    Best go as Im helping to put this event on LOL

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    πŸ’¬ Springer at Crealy
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    nicely done young sir.

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    πŸ“ This Is a John Smith boat
    7 years ago by BillD203 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I race with the BMPRS. I don't win much but I have loads of fun trying.
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