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    (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 Spektrumโ„ข 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Almost finished
    1 month ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Couldn't you have silver soldered it together ? That would be a lot neater.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: WSP 9
    1 month ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice looking boat but I tend to shy away from the ABS plastic models now. They don't seen to be formed from firm enough plastic now. I have made a couple in the past and they seemed a lot thicker plastic back then The last one I made was an SHG Piranha.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Enclosing the controls.
    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Many thanks for that information. Never looked on SELC site before. Lots on there I could use. My wife wouldn't like you for showing me where to send more money. She thinks I spend too much already on my other hobby, restoring my 1960 Rover P4.

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    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Lovely work you are doing there still. I have just been on the VMW site and found the kit but for some reason they do not show prices for the boats. They also only show the Crash Tender and the Police Boat. But when you go to the plane kits they show prices for them. I don't understand it.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Hull progressing nicely!
    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    I hate the idea of having to shape the balsa front ends. I have in the past re cut the bottom skins on 1/16th marine ply and steamed and pinned with small brass nails. But if that model is all balsa you couldn't do that but if the bulkheads are ply and chine stringers then it is possible.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Basic hull construction completed
    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    very nice bit of shaping on the balsa there and filling. I purchased a Perkasa MTB hull off of a boot fair and that part they have done is awful. I have got to sort that out. As far as the motor size goes, I put a 10 cc Irvine engine in a model boat that should only have had a 7.5cc in it. it went like stink. But even then it would all depend on how you use your throttle control. I would myself still go larger than instructions say but that's because I'm a speed freak. Flat out on the straight and test to the extreme on turn's. Turned a couple upside down as well and still was able to carry on running once recovered. I always take a telescopic fishing rod with me with a weight and floating line for recovery.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Cabin detail part 3 (instrument panels)
    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    I look with amazement at some of the work that these people do on here. I visualise things in my head but do not have the tools or the nerve to even attempt doing them. No lathe or decent soldering iron or good enough workshop or the money to start with. How I envy the work they do. And as for some of the electronics< i'm lost. Awesome springs to mind on it all.

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    ๐Ÿ“ What size brushless motor?
    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    As far as brushless motors go I wouldn't know. But I think that you would still need to experiment with various props sizes to get the best one.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Cooling the motor - an experiment.
    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    That looks great, pretty cool ๐Ÿ˜Ž and nicely done. I cannot wait to see the finished boat. Also some video of her on her maiden run. Keep up the great work.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ The motor cover.
    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Could you have fitted a small computer fan inside the engine compartment to cool the motor and put another grill on the end of the engine cover for the fan to remove the heat from? if this makes sense to you, I know what I mean but unsure if you would understand what I mean.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ 105 PBR PIBBER.
    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Will you be putting a blog of your build on here for all to see. it will be very interesting. I cannot wait to see your progress of the build.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Torben Tug boat
    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    I haven't built this boat/tug. But I am half way through building an Aeronaut Classic Sports Boat. I'm far from happy with the build of it. Bottom skins are just over an eighth of an inch too short and the side rails to fit the skins to are of one sixteenth thick, these are too thin in my thoughts. I would certainly never buy another Aeronaut model to build. it was a waste of ยฃ80. I have seen a build of the same model from about 4 years ago and since then they have skimped on wood for the build. Cheap wood to get a larger profit on the model. Steer clear of them in my mind.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen - strakes
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Have you got any pictures of these triangular spray rails?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Lazer cut Kits
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Where are you advertising them all for sale please. They look quite good.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Sports cruiser "ALI"
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    I know what you say about CA glue with plywood, but once you have put the CA glue on I found a quick squirt of CA accelerator set's the glue quicker and works better for plywood. Have you given that a try? I After the first application of Ca and a squirt I then gave it a second smaller drip of glue and another squirt. it worked well for me.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Sea Trials and mods.
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have just been watching your video again of your Crash Tender on the water. I do have a couple more questions, first is what motor is in her and second is she going full throttle on the water or not. Sorry to be nosey.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Motor, mount & prop-shaft.
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks for your reply. I am more of a speed freak. I love the Vosper /MTB's style hulls as you can really push them to there limits, as I can also with the deep V huntsman style hulls. My Proboat Miss Geico catamaran I can run flat out even on turns. But am unsure about fitting an out runner, I have scaled down the Crash Tender to 28" and have just put in a small outrunner but very apprehensive of running her. This is because i'm unsure of overheating and catching fire. Silly rally as she is a fireboat. But as you have one in your Crash Tender with no problems, then I will finish her off and give her a run. Thanks for your help. I am watching this build as eagerly as I did your wonderful Crash Tender. I cannot wait to see the en result and some video of her on water. I'm sad I wasn't able to get along to the show this weekend.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Motor, mount & prop-shaft.
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    How does an outrunner fare with heat when closed in? The one you are using is goint to be even more closed in as it has a box built round it.
    I have been reluctant with an outrunner in a hull for this reason. I have a Miss Geico with an inrunner which is fine as it has a water jacket.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Motor, mount & prop-shaft.
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have I think at least a dozen new and refurbs if not more, in my model boat shed that are in need of work. I am just getting over a serious health problem and operation so I do not know when I will get started. I still have my Classic Rover in bits that I haven't been able to finish because I am still not able to do the work yet. But I will get there eventually. But thanks again for your help.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi robbob and mturpin013, I emailed Mike Cummings and have just received a reply. He said how sorry he was to hear there were these parts missing, and if I send my address he would get them sent to me. Thank you both for your advice. I didn't think that after having the kit for so long I would not have got anywhere by contacting him. I have just sent him my details. Thanks again for your help.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Motor, mount & prop-shaft.
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    As far as I can remember it was from them at the show. I think they were on one of the club stands with a few boats showing the wording on the side of model boats Families Need Fathers. I will try emailing the VMW website tomorrow. Thanks for you input.

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    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have looked at the bag of white metal fittings and I do not even have the mast it shows. Trouble is I bought it so long ago now at the show, didn't get a receipt when I paid for it so I cannot exactly do anything now. Too long ago.

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    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have just visited their site again and they do not show much to do with the boats they have for sale. All I see is the 46" RAF Crash Tender and the Police Launch that just has a picture and no other information. They show no prices, I was also under the impression that they had several models in their list for sale. I do have the 46" Crash Tender I purchased at Wings'n'Wheels about three years ago. I din't find their site that informative other than for the Crash Tender. My kit doesn't even have the windows and decals that is says and shows in the descriptions. I'm very disappointed really. I will get round to building it one day though. As I will the 34" I bout back in 1994 from Aerokits.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Fitting the rubbing strakes.
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    With the couple of pictures you posted the other day, they looked so great I think it would be an insult if they declined the use of what you have built. Surely after seeing your Crash Tender that you built then they would know the type of finish you would add to the build. I'm looking forward to seeing the end product. Keep up the good work.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Fitting the rubbing strakes.
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Wow that's looking great. are you just building her as a static model or are you installing R/C ? I am asking as you say at the start of the build that VMW asked if you would build a prototype for them. Do you get to keep this or send it back to them. This is why I ask about R/C. it'll be a shame to give it back, after all your super work. Shame I wont be able to get to the show .

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Sea Trials and mods.
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Wow Robbob, I have just seen the video of your Crash Tender. She is amazing. Looks great on the water. I just love the way these hulls sit on the water. Virtually no roll at all, it's as if they are glued to the waters surface. The Aerokits Crash Tender was my very first boat back int 1959, it was my 9th birthday present and my father and I started to a build. But he wasn't happy about building the original kit straight outright. As our first ever build, he brought home broken down tea chests and orange boxes and he got me to draw round all the parts and he went on to cut each piece out with a nice new fretsaw. So as the first one went together and it seemed to go well then the Aerokits one followed on. He then bought me a ED Hunter 3.46cc Diesel engine for my Christmas present that year. I say he I should say my parents both bought them for me. Sadly I never got to have radio control in it. I was weird as we went on to build another five in all. One was given to my younger brother, his had a Taycol Standard in it, and I had the job of taking the accumulator to the local model shop to have it charged up as we never had a charger for it. I think they used to charge something like a shilling each time it was done. The other five that we built he actually gave away to friends and one even went to the milkman. I still have a 34 and a 46 inch still new in boxes. The 34" is an original that Was Released in 1994 by Aerokits on the 50th Anniversary and the 46" is a VMW kit. I have a 46" to refurbish and have scaled one down and built a 28" in Balsa wood. As well as a 46" PT 109 with a 26cc in her that also sits on the water the same way. Sorry to waffle on it just brings back old memories. I'll leave it there. I just love your Build such detail.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Cabin detail part 5 speed control & compass
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    What do you mean when you say you will inspect it for real this weekend. Where are you going to find a REAL RAF Crash Tender. I didn't think there were ANY left in existence. I have seen MTB 102 several times and spoken to the crew of that day and when I asked could I come on board to have a look around, they always decline saying sorry insurance will not cover us for that.

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    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have made just a couple of bits for different models. As well as used it to make something for my granddaughters dolls house. But I keep a supply just in case I need it for the model boats and cars. This is the mast I first made from it on my 28" RAF Crash Tender. I shrunk the plan parts on a scanner and made it from 90% balsa. The water trial was a bit of a failure as the brass prop was too large and 4 bladed. I have since invested in 3 smaller ones 30, 25, and 20mm 3 bladed brass but not got around to another sea trial yet. Also as you can see she still needs to be finished with painting. I will get round to it one day.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Sea Queen
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Roger.com, I am not so sure about being less detail on a Norfolk Broads Cruiser. I have a small 21ft fibre glass hulled boat in Potter Heigham on the Broads. But when you see the older wooden Broads Cruisers they have lots of detail especially the ones that get cared for as they should being wooden built. Some of them are so beautiful and well varnished polished brass, Chrome fittings and well groomed. if I could afford a wooden cruiser and be able to keep her in the fashion she should be kept then I would. But if I win the lottery then I will have one. Even the old wooden sailing yacht's are kept in wonderful condition and lots of detail brass etc.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Fast Patrol Boat
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now I understand. Yes Make do and substitute.

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