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    Norstar Wave Rider
    She has no motor as yet, she's empty at he present time except for a old prop shaft. That will need to come out. I will probably put in a small brushless after cleaning her up and repainting.
    (Naval Ship) PT 109
    She handles very well on the water, great on turns it's like she is stuck to the water. Hardly any roll at all. But then like an idiot I ran her up the side of the pond and now need a new prop and prop shaft fitted. (Motor: 26CC PETROL ENGINE) (8/10)
    (Other) Graupner Rhode Island F1
    The boat is an ARTR, you have to fit your own receiver and battery and use your own transmitter. I will be using Spektrumβ„’ 2.4GHz DX2E marine radio system and the MR210 marine receiver. I have fitted in the receiver but up to now I haven't run this yet, but looking at online video it should be quite fast. Well that's what I am hoping. The transmitter I am using is the one that came with my Proboat Miss Geico. But the receiver is a newly purchased one. I still haven't had a chance to use this one yet. Too many other things going on at present so she will have to wait now until next spring. I think she will have to be run on a flat water. Don't know how she would react on a choppy surface. (ESC: Pre Installed) (8/10)
    (Racing Boat) Miss Geico
    Don't know how fast it is but straight from the box, nylon prop and 14.8 5000 mAh battery she is pretty fast. Turns on full lock of rudder at flat out. Great fun. Would recommend. I have run her many times since I added this on here. She is totally wicked. She turns so well and that's flat out. (10/10)
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    πŸ“ President Huntsman kit
    14 hours ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    If I recall correctly (someone will say if I'm wrong, by all means do) you cut the tabs from strips of ply to match the spaces between the bulkheads. I will find my instructipon to the boat later this evening and check. If I have the full booklet , I think I have I will copy it and post it on here for you. Or you could send me an email and I could send it to you that way. You could then print it out. It's on A4 pages I think. I'll let you know later.
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    I have just been sifting through the guestbook pages. Seen you remark about virtual meetings. There is a way now through ZOOM. I do not know how many people can join a meet but I know it could be more than 11. I had to go onto a M.S.A.C 😠😠 zoom meeting and there were 11 of us that was including the person that arranged the meeting.
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    πŸ“ President Huntsman kit
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    This is the little old boat that has a 500 series motor in it and will be used as my rescue boat. The name on it is Skippy as you can see, but I cannot remember the make of it but still have the build plans with many others from the past. I think the oldest on that I still have is the Aerokits Sea Hornet that used to have a Enya 19 in it. That motor has long gone. I built that in 1972 when I was 22 years old. But I started with model boats when I was 9 and my mum and dad bought me the Aerokits RAF Crash Tender, I don'tknow where that went. I left it at my parents house when I got married in 1970. That had a Ed Hunter 2.46 cc diesel motor in it but no R/C. It was when I built the Sea Hornet I started with R/C and that was just the McGreggor single channel for the steering.
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    πŸ“ President Huntsman kit
    1 day ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I still have that building instruction booklet. Also have the wooden model boat, pretty old and needs a refurb, has an old 500 series electric motor, will be replaced with a brushless one. I also have just the fibre glass hull with the deck on it but no superstructure on it. I hope to build a top for it, but it will probably be totally different to the original one. I am planing to replace the IC engines in my other boats with brushles in most of them. One or two of the smaller ones that will be too over powered with brushless motors will have brushed motors that will give them the speed I want. I'm a bit of a speed freak. The only one I will keep with a resonably slow brushed motor will be my recovery boat in case it's needed.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Atlantis
    1 day ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    You are very lucky I wish I had a workshop to go with my boat shed. That's brick built 12' x 9'. It's full to bursting with several built models that require finishing along with several in boxes never started. I could do with a lathe and a few other tools. I envy all your storage. If only.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT- SMALL ADDITION
    4 days ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks for your reply, I Think she is a great looking boat. I saw the video of her on the water, she lifts off the water very well at half throtle and I'm looking forward to seeing her when you open the throtle up even more. Sadly I'm a speed freak and myself I'de have been itching to go flat out on a straight run. I have started to build an Aeronaut modeel boat and it's a similar shape to your one this was why I wondered what the model was.
    I will be watching to see her next video. Can't wait.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT- SMALL ADDITION
    5 days ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Hi jbkiwi, What is the make of the model kit you are building or is she just from a plan?
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    πŸ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
    7 days ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I went on Hoobyking last night and purchased another
    Turnigy AquaStar 4084-1050KV Water Cooled Brushless Motor. They no longer seem to have thier UK warehouse running. So it now come from thier GLOBAL one. The motor has gone up about 30% since I last bought one and the postage has doubled. I can't afford the ESC for it so I will be swapping from boat to boat. That will be easy. I am going to run it on one boat with an out drive. The outdrive is already fitted to a 50" hull called a Hydrofibre Pipedream. I bought that back in the late 70's. I was going to fit a 26cc Zenoah motor in it. I fitted it with an electric starter and on it and a clutch. It is all blinged up with Purple parts. But now it is becoming hard to find somewhere to run it. As from the 25th October wouldn't even be able to go to the Clapham Common Long Pond as my Mitsubishi Shogun will be under the ULEZ charge. I live in Darenth just outside of Dartford so I think running something like that would be Maidstone. I am thinking of putting the Zenoah on Ebay. By the end of fitting the parts it cost me Β£350.00. I run it in mounted on a plywood base. it starts easily on a 7.2v battery. I am not happy with the way they are banning the use of IC engines. The last time I run my PT109 I just accidently run it out of the pond and bent the shaft. Then 5 minutes later the Blackheath Ranger turned up as someone had reported me. I would have got an Β£80 fine. He said they had been banned on there. I said there was no sign up to say that, he said that someone had removed it. If it had still been on the pond when he arrived he would still have given the fine. Some of these brushless scream louder than an IC. I suppose πŸ€” that these will be the next to be banned.☹️☹️
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    πŸ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
    9 days ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I don't think it matters where you buy things from just at this present time. Since the Pandemic everything across the world has rocketed up in price. Timber in shops here in the UK have vitually boubled as most things have. Even food prices are rising every few weeks. I bought a Brushless motor and ESC from Hobby King back before the Pandemic and the same parts they have gone up by about 75%. I wanted to buy a second set the same, but I am now I think just going to but the Brushless motor and when I want to use the other boat I will transfer the ESC over. I will fit that on Velcro pads and easy swap cables. I wiil find that the cheapest option at the moment. I might purchase another ESC in the future or try to find a cheaper compatable one on Ebay down the line sometime. My wife sends knitted hats all over the world and the postage has also rocketed. The cost to post to the States is twice the cost of the bobble hats she sells.
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    πŸ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
    10 days ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    The Italeri is a great looking boat. I have seen one converyed to R/C. When I first saw it it was about Β£75.00. The cheapest I can find now is Β£124.00 plus P&P on top of that. Too much for me now. My wife tells me tht |I have too many now as it is. I still have a 34" RAF Crash Tender that I bought back in 1994.It was advertised in Model Boats Mag as the 50th anniversary of the model and they were only selling 50 of them so I got one. Still in box unmade as well as a 48" kit that the Vintage Model Boat Co made when they started to produce them. Still in box unmade. Amoungst others still awaiting build and several others started.
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    πŸ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
    10 days ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    This is my PT 109. she is aprox 4' long and has a 26cc 2stroke petrol engine. I plan to convert to a brushless motor.This picture was taken about 11 years ago I think. There a few more pictures on my harbour listing.
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    πŸ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
    13 days ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    The 1/64th that you are going to use, isn't that only about 15 inches in length. Are you putting a jet drive in that and fitting radio control in it. Which jet drive are you using, is it the Tilkiea one. How long is that one ? wont it fill up half of th boat ?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Pictures to the blog
    13 days ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Are they not in your cloud. But if you are like me my cloud is 95% full and haen't and proably will not buy extra cloud space.
    And my back up, piggy back hard drive has died so lost thousands of pictures and files. I kew I should have had a second drive to put copies on. My son said " I told you so"
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aeronaunt Diva Kit
    1 month ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I am curious to know, have you pinned the bottom skins on? from the pictures it looks like it. I have enlarged the picyure but I am still not sure. I bought the Aero-naut Classic sports classic boat. I have only built part of the hull as the bottom skins did not fit. I have had to buy more ply to remake them a bit larger. I was unhappy with the model and have wished that I had bought another one of the old Sea Hornet kits. I foundthe side stringers on the sports classic far too thin and not substantial enough to take small brass pins, like I have done on several of the old Areokit boats.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Finished painting and she floats, end of the build
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    She's is very nice. have you put any video on of her on the water and running ?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Southampton Pilot Boat by Robbob.
    7 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I like all your working items on that.
    Great looking boat.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Aqua Riva gripe.
    8 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I cannot remember the name of it, but Hobbies at Ravenningham in Norfolk sell specific glue for model window glazing. I have just looked it up It's called Glue & Glaze. It's made by Deluxe Materials. Β£7.95 a small bottle.
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    πŸ“ boat roll
    8 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    On R/C model power boats 🚀 all my friends and me have added a small wedge on the bottom of the hull at the rear edge. This has compensated for the roll. Also we have cut off the leading edge of the rudder up to the rudder post and this has stopped the bow from digging in on the turns. On several model power boats I have seen turn fins, I presume these may be used in the same way as you describe the bilge keel is for. But this I am not sure about this as I have never had one of them fittedπŸ€”.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Norstar Wave Rider
    10 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Ianh, no she was powered with a 380 size electric motor. That had already been removed.they had left the prop shaft and steering servo as well as a Tamiya style battery pack. There was also a small motor heat sink in the boat.
    I am trying to slowly remove all my IC engines an replace them with electric motors. It peeves that everywhere near me are banning IC. I've sold off 7 new IC's that I had plans for. still have I blinged up just bench run in 22.5cc Zenoah and 3 just about run in 22.5c engines in boats to remove and sell off. One is in my 4ft PT109, one in a Navicraft Outrage and another in a 4 ft bat boat. I have also recently removed 2 small pull start IC's. One in a Miss Budwiser and one in a 2ft CEN but I cannot remember its full name. Also a very used Irvine 61 out of a 4ft RAF Crash Tender. My wife pulls her hair out every time I go out to a boot fair or a model exhibision in case I come home with another boat. Sorry to go on abit. Thanks for your question though. Electric/ Brushless seems to be the only way to go. I'm afraid I'm a speed freak.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Norstar Wave Rider
    10 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Hi pauladams, Sadly still sitting in the shed. I have cut out 2 pieces of 3mm ply ready to start to repair the cabin sides, but still not fitted them I have purchased a small ish brushless motor and ecs. But due to major house repairs and decorating. All things have been halted. I have seriously wrecked both Port & Starboard rota cuffs and Arthritis I am now a bit behind with all things that need doing. πŸ˜”πŸ‘Ž. I have also aquired a Miss Budwisser Hydroplane?? I have removed the small glow engine and will be fitting a brushless in her. The wife wasn't amused to see another boat enter the house πŸ™ˆ (NOT ANOTHER ONE). But will hope to get something done one day. The 28" RAF Crash Tender I started 16 years ago is still on top of one of the sitting room cupboards waiting to be finished. I will get there one day and will post some more pictures. Thanks anyway for the ask. πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Glue for metal and wood.
    11 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    This is another really good sealant. It is paintable and is used in fullsize boat building. I have used it in my own boat that I have moored up in Potter Heigham Norfolk. :- Sikaflex 291i Marine Adhesive & Sealant 300ml
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    πŸ’¬ Re: My Vintage model workshop Crash Tender
    1 year ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Very nice looking boat. Have you got any pictures of her insides ? Also any details on her motor and other running gear set up ? Would be great to see.
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    πŸ“ Covid Contrasts
    1 year ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I have had Barracuda, it's really nice fish. I had it from a fish & chip shop in Wroxham Norfolk. He used to sell all sorts of different types of fish.Sadly he has retired and you cannot get an variation of fish like he sold.
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    πŸ“ Flood
    1 year ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I find it the same when I go fishing. I very often end up taking rubbish away that was NOT mine. I was taught at a young age not to leave rubbish anywhere. When the bailiff comes round to check your licence then if rubbish is there when you go they automatically think it was you that left it.
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    πŸ“ Model Boat Find.
    1 year ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    It's great to see another young person getting into this hobby. I was first introduced to it when I was nine when my parents bought me an RAF Crash Tender for my ninth birthday. I was helped with the build by my father and have been interested ever since. I hope 🀞 that your grandson also likes the hobby and stay with it. 🀞🀞 I would like to add that I'm now about 7 weeks from my 70th birthday and still enjoy both building (and as my wife would say) playing with my model boats.She says I have too many and shudders when I bring in another into the house.
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    πŸ“ Nostalgia
    1 year ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I used to live just up the road from Greenwich Maritime Models. Spent loads in there. He was a very helpful man. Most of what he sold was not to my taste but he would always order in what I wanted. That was the same as Avicraft in Bromley. They were mainly plane but done some boat stuff but Bunny the owner or his sons would also get special orders in. I was and still am into Vosper style hulls or the fast boats and the old Aerokits. I just seem to want to get faster. I'm not into sail or scale but it's each to our own and I would never knock anyone for what they like. But I do like to see what others make.The brushless motors are well on par with nitro and possibly even faster.
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    πŸ“ Home Brew Motor Mount for a Outrunner
    1 year ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Is that a Sea Queen or a Sea Comander? Have you got more pictures of her?
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    πŸ“ Home Brew Motor Mount for a Outrunner
    1 year ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    πŸ‘ That's a great Idea. I think I'll be giving that a go soon. Keep up the good work.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ battery drill motor
    1 year ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    The same as the word gay. That had a totally different meaning when I was growing up in the 50's 60's and early 70's. Look how many songs the word gay was in and it didn't mean what we use it as today.
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    πŸ“ Big Blue (test facility)
    2 years ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Martin555 Us men do not need to multi task as we get the first task done right first time 🀣and then start the next task.😎
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