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    (Life Boat) Taymar
    Model Slipway Taymar Lifeboat and just completed the glassfibre hull, deck and installing motors, bow thruster and rudder servo (Motor: Graupner 600 x2) (10/10). The deck was a bad fit into the hull and a battle to fix but with hour long epoxy and lots of sellotape pulling the hull against the deck I got there in the end
    (Pleasure Craft) Fairly Huntsman
    Still in build, hull and cabins painted and planking of decking complete ready to sand and varnish (Motor: Mtroniks Hydra 50) (ESC: Mtroniks G2) (10/10)
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    πŸ“ POSTING PROBLEM!
    9 days ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello, congratulations on the new website. When a picture is enlarged with the up arrow (on a iPhone), I haven’t found a way to reduce it again in order to keep browsing other than to close the app and start again, am I missing something?

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Hull Pint job complete
    25 days ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    The painting, lining and masking is never easy. I’m at a similar stage to you, I’ve just finished planking the deck, a lengthy task, now it needs sanding flat and varnishing
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    1 month ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Back in the β€˜60s as a teenager I built a RC Sea Commander and joined a power boat club. There was a lot of oneupmanship and a pecking order that really put me off membership and the experience has steered me away from such organisations thereafter. The comments about rankings reminds me of the perceived importance of such things to people in groups.
    Someone has spent a lot of time building this website and put masses of thought into its content. Why? They can’t earn a fortune doing it, I guess they do it for the benefit and enjoyment of the users and visitors.
    It’s a shame this point has been missed and the reason we visit the site overlooked. Rankings are not important and glitches elsewhere will be sorted as they are uncovered in use. We should enjoy the site and be grateful for it
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    1 month ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    I’m not sure what looks worse, bold words or yellow blobs everywhere
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    πŸ“ Editing Models in Harbour
    1 month ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello
    I’m viewing on iPad Pro without a problem, just had to tap on the opening screen (model boats logo). Good luck
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    πŸ“ Editing Models in Harbour
    1 month ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    I’m having the same problem, tried various things without success
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    πŸ“ New Website Has Finally Arrived!
    1 month ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Congratulations on the new website, SO useful and informative and easy to see si much more. Loathe the use of emojis though and usually avoid anything full of them
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    πŸ’¬ First problem.......
    2 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello Stuart, all part of the challenge I’m afraid, but rewarding once you have used your skills and cracked it. I’ve yet to build a model of anything, especially with wood, where everything is cut to fit, ( I’m not sure if that is really possiible) Fairey Huntsman is a lovely craft to build and plenty of references if needed to the detail of the real boat from http://www.faireyownersclub.co.uk/
    Good luck, don’t give up, enjoy the challendge
    http://www.faireyownersclub.co.uk/
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    πŸ’¬ Copied from youtube
    3 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks Gary, I watched on my phone and couldn’t read it
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    πŸ’¬ Copied from youtube
    3 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    You are right it’s incredible, I’m intrigued by the Danish flag
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    πŸ’¬ Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31
    4 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello Boatshed. There is lots of information and picture of the real Fairey products on faireyownersclub.co.uk there are some books listed there too. I’ve been making the President kit and gained lots of detail information from the club and the author of one of the books
    Good luck

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    πŸ“ Older Billings Models
    4 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    They are nice kits to build

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    πŸ“ Older Billings Models
    4 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello Garth, happy new year to you too. I built Billing Sea Adler in the late β€˜70s. About ten years ago I started Mary Anne but have yet to complete it. Somewhere I think I still have a 1970s Billing catalogue, I’ll try and look it out at some stage when I get a chance. Billing I think are very good models.

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    πŸ’¬ mini update
    4 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Steve. The paint used by Fairey was international Paints Oxford Blue 105, if you contact them they should send you a colour chart which you can then use as a colour reference elsewhere. if you decide to use international Paints, it’s available from most chandlery shops

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    πŸ“ App pages not loading
    4 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Can anyone help please? Whenever I view this App on my phone or iPad, I can load the first and sometimes the second article but beyond that the pages won’t load.
    I have the current version of the App and current version of operating system. I’ve tried closing and reopening the App but the page still won’t load, I’ve uninstalled and reinstalled the App and still the problem remains. I’ve contacted the site several times but had no reply.
    Does anyone else have the problem?

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    πŸ’¬ The Building Board
    6 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello Ianh. Deluxe Materials supply a 60 minute epoxy, Speed Epoxy 11 product code AD71. www.deluxematerials.com I’ve used it and it’s very good. Good luck with the build

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    πŸ“ A return to the hobby!
    8 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello. I have a soft spot for Sea Commander, I built one somewhere around 1964/5 when I was 13 with the help of my brother in law. I enjoyed the build and painting and buying fittings with my pocket money. I remember the long drying time of Cascamite wood glue! I think I had Frog petrol engine and Macgregor radio, all purchased from Roland Scot. After a couple of years I sold the boat and bought a new Moulton bicicle. I wish I still had both now

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    πŸ“ Multi tool Kits
    9 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Difficult to know, unless you buy Dremel most of these sort of tools seem to be of similar quality. I’ve found that some (regardless of cost) ware out fairly quickly. This set isn’t a lot of money so not much to loose if not up to much, but I think you will get your money’s worth out of most if not all of the items

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    πŸ’¬ Fairly Hunsman renovation part 1
    9 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Good thinking. if it helps, The Fairey Owners Club www.faireyownersclub.co.uk has a lot of info and reference pictures on these boats and Charles Lawrence wrote Fairey in Context and Fifty Years of Fairey Raceboats czczcz@me.com (that is right).
    The original boats I’m told were painted with international Paints Oxford Blue 105 and White 905. I purchased these from a yacht chandlery.

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    πŸ“ Emoticons, Keyboards & accented letters
    9 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    On an iPhone you can go to settings, general, keyboard and then add another language. A β€˜globe’icom then appears at the bottom of the key board allowing you to switch between languages

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    πŸ“ So, why not woodies?...
    9 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Good point. Maybe the beautiful wood finish is daunting to many people and putting builders off. it’s much easier being able to sand, fill and paint a hull etc to hide build quality than to construct it without the need for all of this. Just a thought.

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    πŸ’¬ Solent Lifeboat
    9 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    I’ve just found your blog, what a brilliant job you are doing, what a difference. The detail you are achieving is remarkable. How is the build coming along?

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    πŸ“ Which battery?
    9 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you for that, it has helped a lot. I have liPo in another fast boat and do worry about the safety, I keep and charge it in a fire proof bag. I will need weight at the front of the boat so Lead Acid will probably assist. The build is good fun. Thanks again

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    πŸ“ Which battery?
    9 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    I have a 1:16 Taymar lifeboat with twin Graupner 600 motors. Which batteries, Lead Acid or NiMH. Can anyone help please, what is the benefit of one over the other?

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    πŸ“ Fibreglass hull/deck fit
    10 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    I don’t currently have an operational boat so not at the moment. Back in the β€˜60s I built a Sea Commander and used to sail that regularly at Princes Park. Eastbourne Model Power Boat Club use the lake but I haven’t seen them there for a long time, not sure when they sail, there are often EMYC events there though when I’ve been to the park, it’s a good lake.

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    πŸ“ Fibreglass hull/deck fit
    10 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    I hit the button to chant the keyboard to danish and spell check changed the word!

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    πŸ“ Fibreglass hull/deck fit
    10 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    πŸ“ Fibreglass hull/deck fit
    10 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for that I’ll check out the instructions. The craft is a Moslem Slipway Tamar Lifeboat and the deck was supplied with the hull! Thanks again

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    πŸ“ Fibreglass hull/deck fit
    10 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    That’s about right. Thank you I think that’s all I can do, it pulls up tight in places

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    πŸ“ Fibreglass hull/deck fit
    10 months ago by Brianaro ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you for that, I have pulled them with tape although it’s hard to get it to hold in position, it does then mostly fit leaving areas to fill

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