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Bryan-the-pirate

Member Stats
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Member No. 4649
Registered 30th Nov 2017
Last Online 16th Jul 2018
City Gosport
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 4
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 59
Photos Posted 71
Likes Received 85
Likes Given 34
97 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
Since: 30th Nov 2017
Harbour
Pudsey
Type: Yacht
Blue Pearl
Type: Working Vessel
Serenity
Type: Yacht
Enterprise
Type: Yacht
Captain
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
176 points away from Admiral!
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Boats in Harbour 8 32
Forum Thread 5 40
Forum Post 2 118
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 20
Photos Response 3 33
Video Post 15 45
Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 60
Blog Post 5 15
Blog Response 3 24
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 34
Received Likes 2 170
624 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Hijack by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 1 day ago
i know it can be annoying but it is human nature to wander to another subject in a conversation particularly when the conversees have knowledge of each other.

Seaplane Tender 360 by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 8 days ago
Mark (cujo78) met me today and showed me his Seaplane tender built for his mum when she was little. The white livery is authentic for hot climate ports like Gibraltar

what have I got? by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 8 days ago
I was amazed today to meet Mark (cujo78) on here who brought his seaplane tender for me to view. His has already had rc fitted and we had a drive in the Chichester canal today. Two survivors from the early 1960's kit. Mine is having a new prop shaft fitted but we hope to get them both together in the near future.

event day by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 9 days ago
I see from a couple of events happening today and showing as tomorrow that I am not the only one. What time zone is the website set in?

Enterprise 6 by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 9 days ago
It looks great, I like the trailer too.

Bow wave suppression by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 15 days ago
i know that it is out of period but a front hydrofoil would lift the bow at speed.

Come and try it by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 15 days ago
We had a good day today and gained 2 new members. Very happy that it worked and we welcome people to come and try it every sunday from 10:30 weather permitting.

Seaplane Tender 360 by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 15 days ago
hmm you have a good point Martin but one small problem, the old motor turns well by hand but I have not been able to get it to go electrically. It's probable that the brushes aren't making contact with the commutator.

Come and try it by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 16 days ago
Today is the come and try it. For some strange reason it has the correct date but the site says it is tomorrow. Weird!!!

Seaplane Tender 360 by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 16 days ago
I have cheated a bit and asked a friend to look at changing the rudder about as the settable pond type is too small to be effective (see photo). also the prop shaft is rattling in it's casing so that looks like a replacement with a modern one too. Still unsure about what motor to use.

event day by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 16 days ago
My groups event "Cone and try it" is today 1st of July but the banner advertisement shows it as tomorrow despite the correct date showing. Is the website set to a different time zone?

Seaplane Tender 360 by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 25 days ago
Thanks Doug I am hoping to keep the livery as is and assume this was 360 before the loan. She is watertight and the cabin is a case of realigning the window panels. I am still in contact with the old owner and want him to recognize it next time he sees it.

Seaplane Tender 360 by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 25 days ago
Having identified the boat the restoration starts... I was given the boat about 10 years ago but had done nothing with it. Finally I decided it was it's turn to be made operational. With the help of many on here the boat was identified as a kit built seaplane tender belonging to the RAF. Once it was established as a 41.5 ft version I looked at their history and decided that 360 had the best story having been loaned to the SOE during the war and had taken part in some agent landings and recoveries. The Boat was built in the late 50s/early 60s as a pond boat powered by 3 Every ready cardboard wrapped 4.5 batteries in series powering a Bassett lowke marine motor. Steered by a sprung set rudder. The decision to try and keep the finish as original as possible was easy but throws up some problems. I want radio control in the boat and have a nice large cabin to house it in but the rudder has no significant stem to attach a servo to so a new rudder is needed with an above waterline shaft. The Motor... Do I use that one or replace it with something modern. The cabin roof was warped ( see thread titled warped wood)

Warped wood by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 28 days ago
Warp drive eh I will klingon to that one.😆 Pugs faces are meat to look broken. I put the roof in water Saturday and put a bowl of water on top as a weight with a couple of cocktail sticks to add a reverse warp. i have just tried it and it isn't perfect but far better. other side is flush and the warp reduced to a 4mm gap at one end.

Elizabeth by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 28 days ago
Looking good keep it up.

Warped wood by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 28 days ago
Don't worry, i deliberately put the question on a separate thread to my Seaplane Tender thread as I knew it could answer other peoples problems too. So we have gone from warped wood to electrical bridges. That is how conversations between friends go.

Come and try it by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 28 days ago
From 10:30 til 12ish Chichester model boat group invite anyone to come and try sailing one of our craft. local model boat owners welcome too. No IC boats.

Warped wood by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
I have just been to a mate of mine who says wet it and put a weight on top with some small blocks to counter the warp. I will try that first then steam if it fails.

what have I got? by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
Here is the motor

what have I got? by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
Thanks Doug that info is very helpful. looking at her configuration the 41.5 360 is the best match and that ones history is good too. The motor in it is made by Bassett-lowke

what have I got? by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
http://www.coastalmotorboat.org.uk/ST206.htm Thank you Rob, I looked for a seaplane tender and found this one on the net. it looks identical so I now know what i have.

what have I got? by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
That makes sense as the ST code on the parts could stand for seaplane tender

Warped wood by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
My 1950's boat has a warped roof. Photo shows it sitting in situ with the other side flush and the underside construction. Is there an easy way to unwarp it without ruining the model?

what have I got? by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
The windows are clear you can see internal wood through them.

what have I got? by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
I am going to test the motor but as it ran on 13.5volts 3X4.5V I think I would need to attach it to the car to get period electricity. If I change it then you are welcome to the old one. I am a bit concerned with the rudder as it has no stem to attach a servo on to. A friend is ging to help me so will get his expert advise.

spoilt rotten by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
How did it turn out?

what have I got? by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
This is a boat given to me a while ago and deserves resurrecting. Before I do anything to her what kit was it? Does anyone recognize it? i'm not sure If I can get those battery's anymore! Parts of it are numbered with ST then a number

LCT548 by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
That is an interesting photo Thanks for posting it.

LCT 548 by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Landing craft (Tank) 548 a world war 2 Landing craft with Sherman tank and truck carrying British markings of the divisions landing at Normandy. Landing craft is running 2.4 ghz radio gear with 3 channels in use. I brought this second hand and am steadily improving it. Getting the ramp to work properly was the first struggle. See photo gallery for more information.

JOYSWAY DRAGONFLITE 95 by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Wow thank you all for your posts, my problem was the technical description with not many pictures I just couldn't understand what went where and why. I shall now look at the links provided and hopefully be able to sail mine for the first time in over a year of ownership.