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    TID tug
    This is my big TID tug, powered by a car blower motor running 12v battery. A really powerful tug and great runner.
    Jaws
    Just purchased from a guy who brought it to do up and didn't get a round tuit. First job was to sort out the dorsal fin as it was carved from polystyrene and needed a covering. So out come my paper mache skills last used about 40 years ago in infant school. The motor and rudder servo were fitted so no problem fitting a esc and rc but am now awaiting a servo linkage to make the tail (rudder) work. Untried in the water yet as sorting out the paintwork first. Got to match body to dorsal fin hatch now.
    (Yacht) Pudsey
    This little Yacht was built as a RC boat from a modified plan for a free sailing pond yacht, Built by the Late Ken of our group who built 6 of these little craft but only completed 2 of them both in my ownership. Pudsey is a bit special as it represents the children in need charity which operates in the UK. Pudsey is a Yellow bear with a spotted eye patch which is represented in the boats livery and special sails. Sail's handmade by Ken's widow Joan. Not the fastest boat in my fleet but another popular with the public boat. (Motor: Mother nature) (ESC: Acoms 27hz Yellow) (6/10)
    (Working Vessel) Blue Pearl
    A 1970's built sailing barge now masquerading as a pirate ship and giving an explanation to my user name. (Motor: Mother Nature) (ESC: accoms 27Mhz) (7/10)
    (Yacht) Serenity
    A wooden yacht that I am told is based on a fiesta (but presumably not the ford version) A fast and responsive sail and enjoyable. it had sticky back plastic deck accesses but I disliked them and made up balsa hatch covers instead, varnished in clear varnish they are more pleasing to my eye despite the lessening of water protection. can anyone recognise the design? (Motor: Mother nature) (ESC: Futaba 27Mhz) (8/10)
    (Yacht) Enterprise
    I love this 8 meter yacht,sail number K91 it has a great keel shape allowing weed to be ignored most of the time. Built by the southwater dabblers a while back and has been through a few owners before I brought her. Moves in the lightest of winds and copes with large gusts too. Am improvement on the basic model is the larger rudder allowing superb control (unless I get distracted!) Deck is lined in wood with a cabin top allowing access to the inner workings. I am running it on a acoms 27Mhz set as it has never let me down I can see little point in changing it to 2.4 Ghz The only thing I have done is added some portholes and a wheel to make it more realistic. As can be seen in last photo not all weed can be ignored!!! (Motor: Mother nature) (ESC: Acoms) (10/10)
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    πŸ“ exploding hammer festival
    3 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hmmm I wonder if I could rig that on the bow of a yacht.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wee Nip
    3 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have a couple of lasers so do like what you have built here. The video is great too!!πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Cottesmore
    3 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She looks stunning, far beyond my skills which tend to be , Buy it, make it work, enjoy it.
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    πŸ“ RC it ??
    3 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    One of the guys in our group has successfully made an old pond boat into rc by putting a small cabin on deck housing a receiver and battery with a rudder servo. Sails are still manual but with a mid setting she sails well in most conditions.

    Cloth sails can be improved without changing them by putting on a clear proofing.

    I use thompsons water seal which is totally clear and blocks the holes in the cloth so wind can't go through.

    Tent waterproofer has the same effect and you can get a spray can of it from most tent outlets. This gives a much improved catchment to the sail area.

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    πŸ“ What have I got?
    6 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It should be on the water on sunday at Chichester canal. Thanks for the suggestion of towing a non motorized one, it will go on the to do list. it is a surprisingly fast boat despite the hydro dynamics of a brick!!!

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    πŸ“ What have I got?
    6 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ok so Now I know it is a Motorized Thames lighter I assume it should be now called a Thames heavier.


    Many thanks for the ideas and photos. You always come up trumps on here.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Working Vessel) Blue Pearl
    7 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Jolly roger is top of aft mast. The Esc wasn't making the wind blow hard enough LolπŸ˜€
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Working Vessel) Blue Pearl
    7 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I should explain the Red sails. When I first got her I thought I was the proud owner of a thames barge. The sails looked right and it was a barge. So I dyed the sails red and started building the drop keels for each side. While on sea trials another guy brought along his thames barge which made me realise that mine wasn't a thames barge. So in desperation she became the "Blue Pearl" Scorge of the seven lakes. She is harder to sail but has many kids wishing it was theirs.
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    πŸ“ What have I got?
    7 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Has anyone got any photos of them in use?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Yacht) Enterprise
    7 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That was a while back. The canal has put in some electronic weed busters that have really helped this year.
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    πŸ“ What have I got?
    7 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    the previous owner did say somthing about the thames so that sounds right
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    πŸ“ T.I.D. tug
    7 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She is a great model but could do with a smoke generator too

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    πŸ“ TID tug
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is my big TID tug, powered by a car blower motor running 12v battery. A really powerful tug and great runner.
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    πŸ“ T.I.D. tug
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Did someone say TID tug?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jaws
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes they look greatπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ What have I got?
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Here are a couple more photos.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jaws
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It is a quick and dirty set up I will secure the esc and reciever once float tested and when I decide where to stick them (with velcro). As you can see rudder servo needs a linkage.

    The majority of the shark is above surface so won't dive but is just a funny boat really. The maker builds planes I'm told so the inside resembles a plane body.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jaws
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A lot like this
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    πŸ“ What have I got?
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hello you wonderful people, I need your help identifying this model. It is a cargo carrier but I dont know it's type or area of operations so any info on it will be helpful.
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    πŸ“ Work with Balsa wood
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Martin πŸ‘, yes always helpful advice on here I just don't come on often enough.
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    πŸ“ Work with Balsa wood
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Some great advice there thanks Guys
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    πŸ“ Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just a reminder we welcome visiting vessels and owners every sunday morning (weather permitting)
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    πŸ“ Shark watch
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is Jaws my latest boat. Yet to be afloat as being restored first.

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    πŸ“ Jaws
    8 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just purchased from a guy who brought it to do up and didn't get a round tuit. First job was to sort out the dorsal fin as it was carved from polystyrene and needed a covering. So out come my paper mache skills last used about 40 years ago in infant school. The motor and rudder servo were fitted so no problem fitting a esc and rc but am now awaiting a servo linkage to make the tail (rudder) work. Untried in the water yet as sorting out the paintwork first. Got to match body to dorsal fin hatch now.
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    6 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    At least i'm not a junior actin sea cadet. Like the new look
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    πŸ“ Come and try it Chichester Canal
    6 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Every Sunday Weather permitting. Come and try it. Use one of our boats or bring your own. Free advice and technical help. Great bunch of people.πŸ‘
    https://model-boats.com/clubs/chichester-canal-model-boat-group?goto=36466
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    πŸ“ Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    7 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    And a few more

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    πŸ“ Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    8 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I intend to be there hopefully with others of my Group.

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    πŸ’¬ More deck planking
    10 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It looks really good, great build

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    πŸ“ Help! identifying a small ferry
    10 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well have done some research and discovered this a representation of Mv Fairmile but without any of the forward superstructure forward of the aft passenger cabin. The livery seems to be inspired from the local life boat. So rather nice boat I will restore and use but no pattern to follow.

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