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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 64 pages
    3 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Ron,

    Thanks for the link, it looks like an interesting build.
    I've always liked catamarans with their twin hulls, but while 2 is good 3 has to be better (you can't have to much of a good thing๐Ÿ˜€).
    When I finally get restarted on my Hakits Morston and get it finished, I might try this.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 64 pages
    3 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi,


    model shop in Leeds has 2 currently in stock, good luck.

    https://www.modelshopleeds.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cP...


    Bill
    https://www.modelshopleeds.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=38_556&products_id=20123
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    ๐Ÿ“ Looking for a kit of the Lady Penhryn
    3 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Catherine,

    I've had a look around the net and the best thing that I could find are a couple of images of a model in a museum in Sydney https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/first-fleet-ships...
    https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/stories/first-fleet-ships/lady-penrhyn
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    ๐Ÿ“ Day em lets call it 3ish
    5 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    After a minor setback where I managed to break off the stem, threw a tantrum a 3 year old in a supermarket would applaud and say "now that's how it should be done", I went in the huff with my partly built boat.

    I was still using my welding magnets to line everything up, and they were working pretty well albeit a little heavy for the task, when the doorbell rang, surprised I spun round with the boat in my hands-unfortunately due to the laws of physics the magnets wanted to stay where they were and snap the stem parted company with the rest of the craft, who was at the door - a salesman ... during a pandemic !!, as politely as I could muster I simply said "no thank you" and closed the door while he was in full flow. Several weeks later I finally got back to it, mixed up some epoxy and lined it up as best I could, I think it's straight and in line ๐Ÿ˜Š, after pondering for so long it took all of 5-10 mins to fix, so I'll leave it overnight to allow the epoxy to fully cure and I'll see how we got on tomorrow.

    Unfortunately I put my camera down in a safe place - away from the epoxy - and now I can't find it, should turn up soon and I'll post the photos then.

    P.S. finally getting the vaccine tomorrow.

    Take care all

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: I am finding the painting very slow
    6 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Treve,

    I like the colour, and the stand is a great idea.
    I've had a minor mishap with mine, but this is giving me the urge to restart again.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe 8276 diesel card
    6 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    No problem Cash, hope it doesn't go boom-fizz-cough cough ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wiring conduit (tubing)
    6 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug,

    That's perfect thank you, I like the way it goes straight to the relevant bit.

    Hi Mike,

    Great idea thanks, I'll be using this on my Morston, I'm just trying to find something to use as a smaller Mandrel to make thinner tubes just now. Hope you had a good break.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe 8276 diesel card
    6 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    forgot second file...oops
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    ๐Ÿ“ Robbe 8276 diesel card
    6 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Cash,

    I found these 2 items on the net and hopefully between them they might help.

    Bill
    https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=10008.0
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    ๐Ÿ“ Battery set up
    6 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Excellent article Doug, I'll be needing this soon.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HAKITS MORSTON
    6 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Treve,

    it looks great on the water, I like the wee additions, it really adds to gives it a different look.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wiring conduit (tubing)
    6 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Martin and Rob,

    That's great and many thanks for the link, I'll have a look again

    Regards

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Wiring conduit (tubing)
    6 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi,

    I saw a post on here about a year or so ago which showed a great way to make wiring conduit tubes from adhesive paper, does anyone remember this or know the link to it.
    This would be very useful in the how to section.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Floyd,

    71 years old, Ah you're never to young to start ๐Ÿ˜€.

    No problem, anything I can help you with just shout, if I don't know the answer someone else will.

    The boat I'm building at the moment is an H A Kits morston (the small one) and even though I had a lot of various bits I still had to go shopping for an esc, batteries, propshafts etc ๐Ÿ˜€, Just reading through the various build blogs here gives you a good idea of what bits to get and where to get them.

    With the Morston, space is very limited so I'm using Nimh battery packs for the main power and receiver, I've just ordered these from the component shop, they're pretty reasonable pricewise and they have a good selection.

    The guys on here are very helpful, especially to newcomers to the hobby, and willing to answer any questions you might have.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Floyd,

    I know how you feel, I'm on my first boat as well, any knowledge that I have has been gleaned from the good folks on this site.
    As for Lipo batteries, I personally feel the same as you do, with my limited knowledge I'm sticking to Nimh or lead acid batteries for now.
    However, I came across this article on the component shop website last night which might give you some helpful advice.

    Bill
    https://www.componentshop.co.uk/batteries-exp/
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    ๐Ÿ“ Re: Elke HF408 kit
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Floyd,

    If your motor and battery aren't compatible, it might be worth changing your motor instead of your battery, that would be much cheaper.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ ESC options
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi JB,

    I tried google translate and found it pretty useless for translating and making sense (it would do a direct translation-but not the grammar)
    Deepl.com is a good translator especially with grammar, but the only drawback is the more limited number of languages it handles, although they are steadily increasing.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Spray Paining problem....
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Peter,

    Did you sand the white gloss before you applied the white primer? if the white primer can't grip onto the gloss surface it could pool causing that effect, it might not do that straight away but as it dries it will try to shrink.
    For now the only option you really have is to sand it smooth and prime it again with white primer then sand that coat before the top coat.
    Hope that helps.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ ATTENTION ON DECK.
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Martin,

    Great to have you back in the fold, hope all is well with you.
    Welcome back buddy.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Copper Plating the Hull
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Steve,

    I might be strange but I think I would be more interested in the copper plating ๐Ÿ˜Š, it looks great .. good job

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ Day 2
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    After leaving things overnight to let the glue fully dry, I had another look to see why the bulkhead wouldn't sit fully home the night before, and found that I hadn't sanded the bottom of the tabs where they were connected to the sheet, it wasn't much... but it was enough, so I'll put that down to operator error (and laziness) lesson learned.

    Day 2

    I made sure not to repeat the mistake of the night before, and sanded all the edges to remove the charring from the laser cutting, parts fitted perfectly. So glued everything up and clamped the squares to the side pieces to make sure they were perfectly straight, I'll leave everything overnight again to let the glue dry.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: U.S.C.G. Waterways & Ports Patrol Boat
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    nice boat, quite a transformation, hope you get it on the water soon

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: And we're off
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug,

    luckily I somehow managed to avoid that pitfall๐Ÿ˜Š.
    Yeah I read both the build blogs last night and there was no mention of anything like that, funnily enough I noticed later that I hadn't left a gap below the 2nd bulkhead and that sat down no problem, so it's probably me๐Ÿ˜† I'll have a closer look tomorrow.
    That's strange Doug, I've just had a look and they seem to have a stock of them, handy things to have and pretty cheap, I like the wee recess in the corner to stop them sticking to any glue that squeezes out - well that's the theory anyway - we'll soon know tomorrow.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: And we're off
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ah good idea Geoff, I'll dig something out for that.
    The bulkhead fitted ok but the tabs protruded slightly so I just raised the deck so that I could get the bulkhead all the way home.
    I did a dry fit of the parts and they seated ok in my hand but when I laid the deck on the mat the bulkhead sat up a wee bit.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: And we're off
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    The right angles are available here - forgot to add them to the post.
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Positioning-Picture-Cabinets-Drawers-Carpenter/dp/B08N12SKP2/ref=sr_1_22?_encoding=UTF8&c=ts&dchild=1&keywords=Angle+Clamps&qid=1617396732&s=diy&sr=1-22&ts_id=1938861031
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    ๐Ÿ“ And we're off
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    At last, I've finally glued something together, I sanded the edges of the 2 forward bulkhead plates and using aliphalatic glue, stuck them to the main deck, I noticed that the bulkhead plates protrude through the deck a wee bit, so I cut up a sheet of balsa to use as spacers underneath.
    One thing I didn't count on was the glue going off so quickly in the nozzle, on the second plate gave the bottle a squeeze-nothing, so gave it another slightly harder squeeze-nothing, after a few increasingly harder squeezes the wee congealed lump popped out the end of the nozzle followed by a fair amount of the glue I was looking for, unfortunately it landed just about everywhere apart from where I wanted it, but at least I had glue now ๐Ÿ˜Š, lesson learned? nah probably not
    I got a set of right angles from amazon which worked out better than I could have hoped, they fill the gap between the 2 bulkheads perfectly, they just needed a bit of extra weight to help them... so raided the cupboards as I'm working in the kitchen anyway ๐Ÿ˜Š and found a couple of suitable weights
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: It's here
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Geoff,

    I've just read both Treve and your builds again, going for a snooze now then I'll make a start, the more I look at it the more I'm impressed by the thought that's gone into the design and the overall quality of the kit.
    I'm dying to start it but I've purposely held off overnight, so that I have a clear idea of how I'm going to tackle it.
    I like the additional items you've added and I might borrow some of your ideas.
    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: It's here
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Doug, bed first then I'll start.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ It's here
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Ah finally it's arrived, well actually it arrived a few days ago but I've been a wee bit busy so just got the first opportunity to have a look at the kit.
    Overall I'm impressed with the kit, laser cut good quality ply on 3 sheets, window frames and other bits n bobs, no unnecessary fancy box or packaging to throw out, so far so good.
    Unfortunately one of the sheets got damaged during transit, but nothing major, the break on one of the keel plates will be sandwiched between 2 reinforcing plates - so it's easily fixed and once glued up you'd never be any the wiser ๐Ÿ˜Š.
    I've removed all the main structural parts from their sheet and put the rest back in their bag in a safe place๐Ÿคž, ready to start putting some bits together.
    I've tried test fitting a few parts together and the fit is snug without being overtight.
    So cleared the kitchen table of all the accumulated junk and got my A3 cutting mat out (yep been there - done that, ain't doing it again ๐Ÿ˜Š) ready to make a start tomorrow.

    Bill
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    ๐Ÿ“ ESC options
    7 months ago by billmcl61 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Oh... I think I'll just stick to brushed motors Doug, there's enough to contend with there ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Bill
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