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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“ battery drill motor
    17 days 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)
    4 months 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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    πŸ“ Big Blue (test facility)
    4 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Great idea, we only have a shower but I saw a bath in a skip in someones garden, it was a fibreglass one so I knocked their door and asked if I could take it. They said okay so I have that to test my model boats β›΅in.
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    πŸ“ Battery sizing
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Hi thanks for your reply. but is it club waters only or can anyone use it. Also is IC allowed? I live in Dartford Kent one of my sons live in Heywood and I visit up there a couple of times a year and it looks like a large lake and if it is ok for anyone to use I thought I could also bring a boat or two with me when I come. I know there is another place at Mutual Mill at the end of the road where my wife has a house that she rents out but I have never been to see how large it is. I did ask once if it was fishable but told it was for private use only. But wasn't told back then that is was used by a model boat club.
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    πŸ“ Battery sizing
    5 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    The picture of the lake in you avatar, could you please tell me where it is and is it a club lake only and does it have any restrictions? ie IC or anything else?
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    πŸ“ My hobby car group’s Toy Drive
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    This is a funny old chat on a model boat site to be chatting about, but i'll add a little to it, so here goes!!! A nice selection of classics there, If Santa wants to bring me that beautiful white Studebaker for Christmas then that would be great. She could keep my Rover company. Bearing in mind that the Rover company bought a Studebaker and styled the P4 on it, they even went as far as taking the Stud'y off of it's chassis and putting the Rover chassis that they had made. My old Rover will be 60 years old on the 20th of January.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: mini update
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Wingcoax, I was just having a meander through some of the build blogs over the last few days and I have just seen your comment. Why do you say about installing the shaft offset to one side? Also which side, I have been building model boats for the last 60 years and have never made a point of doing this. There must be a reason why you say this.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Hi RNinMunich,
    Sorry πŸ‘about that I started off with coming in with me having an unstarted Spearfish, and it has just fizzled on from there. Yes I will do that and get some ideas ready for when I get it further on from where she is alreaddy.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I have just checked out the video and she is for sure the Nor-star wave rider. She rides the water well, but I wonder how evil she will be with either a brushless motor or maybe even the brushless outboard I have got. Well at least the smaller one out of the 2 of the ones I have got. I have a larger one and that's mounted on a F1 Tunnel Hull. The larger one ismthe one with the Johnson decals on.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Many thanks kevinsharpe for the information on her. I will check out the video's on u tube, I will look forward to seeing how she should perform on the water.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    She is 28" long I finally got around to measuring her this afternoon. I will be using a different rudder anyway, it will be a new one.
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    πŸ“ MFA 919D series geared electric motors
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    MFA aren't what they used to be. They just seem to sell a few motors and batteries and a few other bits and pieces. Gears ans belts. I still have an old catalogue of theirs from years ago. When they used to sell model boats and a whole assortment of model parts as well as model planes. Shame they have gone that way. Even model shops are few and far between and most of them do not sell much in the way of model boat stuff. TJD models are just over a mile or so from me and they are mainly planes and cars and plastic models. They have about 9 or 10 model boats and hardly ant small accessories.

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    πŸ“ Norstar Wave Rider
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    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.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    When I was in Great Yarmouth back in September I went to Anglia Model Shop in Gorleston and I saw this boat. I asked how much he wanted for it an he said it was his dads and that he had said try and get Β£10 for it. I gave it straight to him. I thought it was worth a go. It's very well built and solid, needs a little bit of work but I will get there sometime. I don't know what it is or the make.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    My dad had a 90 then a 100 then a 110, that one was the last ever car he owned before he gave up driving. Mine is the P4 80 model. She is 2.3ltr with overdrive. She has the 4 cylinder engine that Rover used in Series 2 Land Rovers. I have her off the road at the moment. Rebuilding all the front steering, braking system and suspension. Every thing I could buy new from a P4 supplier up in Acrington Lancs I have bought and all the other parts have been cleaned and are awaiting painting. I hope to get her all back together in the spring. She is far from original and will never be but I love her. I think This is enough for now on cars as others may not like the deviation. I just decided it was time to have a change of avatar.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting continued
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Hey, MouldBuilder. I have been retired now for four and a half years. I seemed to have more time for doing things back when I was working. Except decorating the house.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting continued
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    That's an awesome finish, I take it you have sprayed it. I never seem to get a great finish like that. Always get a run no matter how careful I do it. So I use a brush and that's a terrible finish I find. Love itπŸ‘πŸ‘.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I keep adding to both my model boats and motors, no time to get onto building them or refurbishing them though, much to the horror of my wife😁. Too many other things to get sorted and a couple of health issues stopping me from doing certain things. Now starting much needed house decoratingπŸ‘ŽπŸ™„, that's now well overdue. So I do not know when I will get around to model boats again. I have added 3 boats to my collectionπŸš€πŸ™Š in this year. Three motors as well. One brushless outboard and 2 vintage electric motors. Both Taycol motors, I will probably put one on Ebay and I am hoping to fit one into one of my old Aerokit refurb's🀞. It's frustrating not being able to get everything done as I want to. I think decorating and getting my old Rover P4 back on the road will come first. Health problems depending thoughπŸ€”.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    In still ha a Fairey Spearfish in my shed. She's still in the box untouched. I plan to build her with a brushless now. I do have a SC 61 & 2 x 91 marine engines in my shed that I intended to use one of those in her. I will be putting in a brushless now due to the bans on most ponds by local bylaws on them. Not happy about it as I also have an Irvine 120 marine unused and a Zenoah 26cc all blinged up in purple with a centrifugle clutch and a Fema electric start built onto it that I have run in ready to fit into an old Pipedream hull with a z drive fitted in to it.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I have just looked on Youtube and here is a short clip of MTB102 where she leaves a couple of younger boats in her wake. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7ePPdehTc4
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks for that link. I will watch that later and connect the computer up to the tell and see it on the 50". I went out just after I last wrote on here so I've only just seen it. πŸ‘πŸ‘ I think she is now something to do with a Sea Scout group and moored possibly at Lowestoft.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Sorry I'm wrong I haven't been near the boat for so long now. Looking at the pictures of her the head cooling comes out of one side and the exhaust box has got a second water pick up from the prop wash and straight into the exhaust box to help quieten her down. I do not find her loud myself, but the locals at Blackheath were we used to go were the ones that got together and had the council block the use of IC's. They had been used there sine well before the 1950's. I used to go there when I was 9 with an RAF Crash Tender with an ED Hunter diesel 3.46cc engine. I didn't have R?C in it we used to do either straight runs across the pond or let her go round in circles until she either worked her way across the pond or run out of fuel. The pond there now has a bird island in the middle and has so many ducks and the odd couple and swans on the pond they now put it down to both noise and pollution.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    The water cooling was already set up but it's just basicly when it comes out of the cylinder head it's had tube soldered into the exhaust box and the exhaust gasses push the cooling out that way. If I had built it I would have run the exhaust out of the transom from two tubes, one either side of it. I would have looked more authentic that way. I will have to sit down and rewatch the PT109 film again to see what the gun on the bow looks like. Another film I have on my recorder is They Were Expendable, this is another film with MTB's in. They fascinate me. I have seen MTB 102 several times up in Great Yarmouth but they will not let me on board to see the engine room. They say it's due to health and safety with their insurance.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    6 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    If and when I do go brushless I will probably look on Ebay for a gun to put on the front deck. I do have a Brushless motor and a ESC new already, I don't know if it will be powerful enough for her being just over 4ft long. The motor I have is the same as the one in my 28" Proboat Miss Geico. But she is quite a bit heavier than my Miss Geico. I still want to be able to get her up on plane at a good speed. But I still also like to be able to go well over scale speed at times. As I have said in the past, I'm a bit of a speed freak. I still need to get a shaft to go with the boat. She has a flexy shaft in her at the moment, the shaft tube got bent when I run her out of the pond due to bad timing on my steering and talkint to my brother not paying attention at the time. I am unsure wether to put another one in or go for a straight shaft. In my RAF Crash Tender's I have always used straight shafts. I got her from TJD Models at Sutton at Hone which is the next village over the hill from where I live. It was a J Perkins model supplier they ordered it from for me. I have added a picture from the box it came in, I kept the box for it in my loft.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    8 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    When i get around to fitting a new prop shaft I will take her to Norfolk with me and have a go at running her in the boatyard. I have already done that a few times with my Proboat Miss Geico. I have run a boat back in the 80's on the Brighton and Hove Lagoon. That's salt water, but I don't know if that's allowed now. I might just try and find out. That would be a nice day out from Dartford. But I would need to flush her all through when I get home. I have an old bath in at the bottom end of the garden that I can do it in.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    8 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    She is fitted with a centrifugal clutch the cooling comes out through the exhaust so that also quietens her down quite a bit.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Naval Ship) PT 109
    8 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I used to sail her on Blackheath pond in South London SE3. No longer allowed to now as they have banned them. I hadn't realised and the last time I went there and sailed her I had just come off the pond when the Park ranger tuned up. He said had he seen her on the pond I would have got an Β£80 fine. I have also used Clapham Common Long Pond but I am not sure now if i can run sail her there now. I need to replace the prop shaft now before I can sail her again. I live in Dartford and I am a long way from anywhere IC can be sailed. I know there is a pond in Eaton Park in Norwich in Norfolk and it is a purpose built pond for model boats and you can sail anything on there.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Carla (Neptune)
    8 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    Many thanks for your help with the German to English. I have translated all of the instructions. There are a few bits that seem odd but they are straight forward to make sense off. I am very great full for your help.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Carla (Neptune)
    8 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    That's a great looking boat. Finished to a high standard.I do have a question though. I have a Krick brushless outboard motor and all the instructions are in German. I cannot read German. Were the building instructions for the kit the same or did it come with English instructions as well ??

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    πŸ“ My Shed Find.
    9 months ago by BOATSHED ( Midshipman)
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    I have a lot of those eight legged friends of your unwanted guests in my shed as well. Some of them are almost big enough to carry my boats out for me. I hate them. I would prefer to have mice I think.
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