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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“ Aqua Riva gripe.
    15 days 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
    15 days 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
    2 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
    2 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.
    3 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
    5 months 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
    6 months 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
    6 months 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.
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    8 months 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
    10 months 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)
    1 year 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)
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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.
    Cheers
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fairey Spearfish
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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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