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    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    3 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Sadly he left us before he could get to see it get to number one. Such a loss to soul and all music in general.

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    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    4 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Surely whether you're standing on the deck of the boat or on the ground facing the front of a boat, then the left side of the boat is still the same if you think clearly about it. it's the LEFT SIDE of the BOAT, port. I sat and read the question 3 times first then questioned my self and thought about when I used to own my own boat. It was always the same.

    πŸ“ Crew, People, and Detailed Interiors
    6 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Graham93,
    Those two video's are amazing, I didn't think their arms would work like that. Also the passenger in the rowing boat smoking a PIPE, or am I mistaken, I could see smoke coming out. Those are just brilliant.
    All I can say is thanks form posting them, amazing, I don't have the thought's like that, I did have a Six Million Dollar Man and his boss man Oscar Goldman dolls and I cut them in half to use them in a 4" speed boat, and I found two pencil sharpeners in small crash helmets and took the sharpener out and they fitted the heads just right. To think now they worth a few quid my son's said I was crazy cutting them in half doing that. They were their originally but I didn't nick their Action Men.
    A few years back my wife and I were walking around a boot fait and I grabbed an action man boat, well I think it was and a Barbie Dolls boat and I said I was going to turn them into R/C boat's and still not got around to it. To think Barbie is the all go now. I had been looking for Barbie doll on boot fairs last years but people are asking too much money for them now. But I still haven't started doing them yet. I am slowly building an Aeronoat Classic speed boat. The kit to me is well below standard, I should have bought the Aerokit's Sea Hornet that would have been better value for money. I do have one that I built way back in 1974. I need to strip the paint and do a full refurb, It used to have a Enya 19 glow engine in it. But all my boat's will now be going electric. Too many places banning IC engines so I sold hem all off.

    πŸ“ Crew, People, and Detailed Interiors
    7 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi ChrisF, I like the picture that you added and the thought balloons you added. The woman on the boat sounds just like my wifeπŸ˜‚πŸ€£

    πŸ“ Crew, People, and Detailed Interiors
    7 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Graham93, I see you say you have use action men figures and a Disney Ariel figure. I am wondering do their arms work in they way you need them to for the rowing?
    I would love to see them in action on the water, do you have any video on the water yet?

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    7 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Well i had to sit and think about that question. I have never made a diorama and needed to make fake water. Not even when I hade a model train set on an 8x4 hardboard on a wooden frame. I used to by Airfix model houses and stations but never made water effects. So I just took a stab at Resin, But as Chum444 has said on more thinking yes I suppose you could use three of those and other materials like tissue paper and Plaster of Paris then paint it then a clear Resin on top.
    But I build the models and never make the fae water. I have 4 plastic MTB's built and just stuck on the small stands they come with. I haven't even painted them. My hands are now too shaky and find doing them I would mess up the painting. So I only paint my R/C models these day's. God how I hate this getting old. But there are older people o here than me I would suspect and still paint little things, I just effect us in different ways.

    πŸ“ Sea rover cabin cruiser
    8 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Schmango,
    I used car striping on my small RAF Crash Tender. I bought some
    1/4" white and put that on it, I couldn't paint a straight line and cheated with stripe from Halfords. I done that about 5 years ago. I started building it back in 2015 and and I just stick it to one side , on top of our display unit. The display unit is full of Afghan Hound ornament's, we used to breed Afghan Hounds and show them. My wife doesn't moan about it being up there. But when I bring some other boat in she then say's not another one, You have got a shed to do them in. If you sold some of them off you would be able to work in there. I am still trying to work out the motor for the Crash Tender. I keep swapping from a brushed to a brushless and cannot decide which is the best for it.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    12 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    CommodoreH,
    Wow that's good, one in a row. That's as good as the clock in my classic Rover. That's always right twice a day at 8:00- 0' clock.

    πŸ“ Huntsman
    13 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    ChrisF,
    That's one of the beauties of cruising the Norfolk Broads, you don't have to mess around with locks. There are a couple of quite low bridges, with large boats at both Wroxham and Potter Heigham those two there is a pilot available to get you under the bridge. My boat I had was 21ft and it would just go under both of them at high tide. I really do miss the boat at times. It was a great pick me up if I ever felt a bit down. Also the fishing up there I really loved that.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    13 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    They still make the ropes in Chatham, but only for the Navy so I have heard. But it was never as big as Portsmouth that is the largest in England, and not used for as much of the Naval purposes as Portsmouth.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    14 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    I could never get that one wrong, my dad was based there during the war. My mums was also, she came from Emsworth and was in the WRNS's that's where my dad met her.

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    πŸ“ Huntsman
    15 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    PhilH,
    That is my Huntsman that I built way back in 1982. She has a hard life. I push my boats to the limit. I used to over power them when I ran IC engines. These brushless motors are now more powerful than IC's. It's just the cost of getting decent LiPo's. Now I am retired funds are not so available. I used to do extra overtime to fund these costly habits. Now I seem to have to sell of some of my boats or other bit's on Ebay to raise the money to but things. Eight years of retirement and enjoying not working. I have just sent off to China for a couple of 4mm flexi shafts, I cannot afford the cost's of our model shops for some of my bit's.

    πŸ“ Huntsman
    15 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    This is my Huntsman R/C out on the River Thurne up on the Norfolk Broads. These were taken back in 2004, she is stuck out in my shed and she has a small leak on the rear Port corner. I plan to upgrade the 550 brushed motor with a Brushless motor. She then might lift off the water a bit more. She was running on a quite heavy 12volt lead acid battery. Next time (when I get around to it) she will run on a LiPo battery. I actually got to give it a run 3/4s of a mile op river against the tide and then under the Potter Heigham Bridge and into the boat yard where I used to moor my boat that we chased her with. The last picture was my boat that I chased the Huntsman with I had for 20 yrs in Potter Heigham Broads Haven Boatyard.

    πŸ“ Huntsman
    15 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    HI, PhilH, I have in my shed a fibreglass Huntsman Hull I purchased from Anglia Model Shop in Gorlstone, Norfolk (A.M.S.)
    just before it shut down. It has a deck fixed to it and I got it for the measly sum of Β£15.00.
    I have torn the Rota Cuff in Both of my shoulders, I know the feeling you have. I had the right shoulder don 15 yrs ago and since then I have torn it again beyond repair. I was getting the left shoulder sorted just as Covid started, since then I haven't been able to get anything done with the hospital .

    πŸ“ Orca and Jaws the chase, cought on video.
    20 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Love the video, your sculpting of the Orca is amazing.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Gravy boat
    20 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Will you fit a nice brushless motor? 😁

    πŸ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    22 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Wolle,
    That's the method that I use when experimenting with different size propellors. Once I have the one I want I then use just a dab of thread lock and tighten the two nuts together.
    I have never had a problem if I have ever wanted to remove a propellor at a later date even when using the thread lock. But then I hasten to add I just use a dab just enough to secure not a lot of the stuff.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    24 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    I got todays question wrong.
    Should have read the question and thought about it before I jumped in and answered the Panama Canal. It say's famous SEA route, the Northwest Passage. But isn't this still a dangerous route due to ice and is it still under Canadian ruling and Ice breakers escort as well as needs Canadian Government permission?? Isn't that why the Panama Canal was built even though for certain destination's it was a longer route. These are things I remember from things I learnt at school in history, weird I thought some Of what i listened to would never be of any use. but am I wrong ? did I get it wrong or was I told wrong. Also I just got this question wrong and I have just dropped from 93% to 89% ??

    πŸ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    25 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Len1, Ideally you would be buying the cheaper ones off of Ebay, ie plastic, nylon and experiment with them.
    The 18" & 21" possibly from 25mm up and the 42" 35 to 40mm up.
    That is only going from the models that I have run. But you might get better information to come from others.
    Yes brass gets expensive when it comes to testing.
    But I don't know what the situation for thing fro Ebay or other dealers are over in the USA.
    Good luck in testing. I found it fun.

    πŸ“ Do we want to talk about propellers?
    27 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Wow, I find this all very confusing regarding the propellors. I have only ever gone to the pond with a bag of assorted propellors and played big time. Swapped from standard sized say 35 or 40mm prop to a 35x or 40x. or if I could get them 35.5x. I have them both smaller and larger than those, those are just a for a reference. I can see no one has mentioned a cavitation plate anywhere, outboard motors have them fitted just above the propeller. I had tried that on a model outdrive that I had on one model boat, it did help a little but for that outdrive there were not enough propellors available to fit when I bought it. That was way back in the early eighties, it was a copy of a Volvo Outdrive. I quickly sold it on as I wasn't happy with it. I didn't really give it a good enough trial. The market for propellors have come on a lot since then. I have since then bought another outdrive. The first picture was the Volvo copy outdrive from the eighties I had and the second picture is my present outdrive on the same hull but in white fibreglass. I bought 2 of those hulls back in the eighties from a company called Hydrofibre in Bungay In Norfolk. I only have the white one left now 51" long. It will have a Brushless powering it now it was going to have that 26cc electric start blinged up Zenoah running it. But I have now sold off all of my IC engines to go Brushless.

    πŸ“ Huntsman
    27 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi ChrisF,
    My first Built Huntsman was a Model Avionics Huntsman. I went to their factory and bought it direct from them. They said they didn't usually do that but when I explained that my local model shop was unable to get me one they gave in and sold me one. I think? (but not 100% sure,) I still have the build instructions for it. I might have sent them on to someone else on here by post. But I do have a folder on my computer here with them. I don't know if you are interested but I am inserting them on here for you. It gives you the scale for the Fairey Huntsman 31 Boat, for 34" model boat.

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    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    28 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    If looting and pillaging had been up there that would have been my answer, and I would have been wrong. A lucky guess again for today. πŸ‘πŸ˜

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    I just went for what I learnt at school. Also something I did take notice of, the word Superior giving it it's name for the largest freshwater lake by surface area in the world. If that hadn't been in the question I wouldn't have known. So I would have then gone for D. Is Caspian Sea a freshwater Lake?? surely it's a Sea.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    roycv,
    yes dine out, very little food for a hell of a lot of money. And it's not always fine to all.But there you go, my son is an accountant and he says come out with us for a meal and some places we have been he says the food is great. to my wife and myself it's (excuse the french) bloody awful. We go dutch on the bill and it's a sheer waste of money sometimes. How the other half live ???β˜ΉοΈπŸ‘Ž.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Technical data
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    That's very impressive. Some years ago, my brother and I went to the very last Sandown Model Show. There was a man demonstrating a small jet engine it was wicked, the type they use in model planes. I said to my brother I would like one of those and build a model Bluebird and mount it in that. Sadly I don't think my modeling skills are quite that good. I don't think either that there was a model kit out on the market that you could buy to build. I am not sure that there is even one out there on the right scale to take a jet engine anyway. But yours is awesome. as you say your speed is quite acceptable. but my reason for a jet engine is I am a speed feakaholick. I have built several model boats in the past where it says the largest engine is 7.5cc and straight away I stick in a 10cc, sad but that's me. my brother has said you can't do that but up to now I have never come unstuck and always got away with it and had great fun and performance from them. But I have blown the bottom out of an engine by adding the Nitro in the fuel up to 60% very costly on a Β£90 engine never went that far again. As I say I am a speed freak. No more IC engines left now as I have sold them all of and going brushless now. They have turned out to be faster than IC. But I only went down that way as there is nowhere left near me where you can run IC. I loved the thrill of when the engine got up to speed and came on pipe. I am a speed freak. So brushless here I come. πŸ€£πŸ‘

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Nelson and the battle of Trafalgar was a no nonsense straight answer. Didn't even have to think about it. We had so many fishing holidays up in Norfolk, there is a sign as you enter Norfolk on the A11 saying that you are now entering Nelson Country. Dad always used to tell us that he died in that Battle.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    ColinH, so if it wasn't really the correct answer then what was the correct one. I was taught that Captain James Cook had ran aground on it and that's how he discovered it. I have said before not all history books are correct but I have not heard of any other things regarding this to say this was incorrect??

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Cashrc, I think you will find a Great White is only about a third of the size of the Whale Shark, that's if my memory servers me correctly and that is why I answered the Whale Shark.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice work, but will your mahogany planking lay then opposite way? I have never planked a hull before.

    πŸ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ BOATSHED ( Lieutenant)
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    Got todays right,πŸ‘ Went for A as I knew what the other three were could not have been used for A. Also Astro also meaning astronomy, so up in the sky/heavenly.



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