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    (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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    ๐Ÿ“ New forum rankings.
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    At least i'm not a junior actin sea cadet. Like the new look
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    ๐Ÿ“ Come and try it Chichester Canal
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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.๐Ÿ‘
    https://model-boats.com/clubs/chichester-canal-model-boat-group?goto=36466
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    ๐Ÿ“ Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    3 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    And a few more

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    ๐Ÿ“ Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    4 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I intend to be there hopefully with others of my Group.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ More deck planking
    6 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It looks really good, great build

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    ๐Ÿ“ Help! identifying a small ferry
    6 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd 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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    ๐Ÿ“ Help! identifying a small ferry
    6 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have been given a Ferry to restore/finish to working order. It was built by a gentleman who has since died and reflects a ferry he regularly used on holiday in Devon. He named it after his wife so the name is not right and I was assured it was a Brixham ferry which is not right. So I have an unknown name and crossing location but I do have you wonderful people who managed to help with the seaplane tender. All i can give you is some photos of the model.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ more money than sense
    6 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Princess must look devine now.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc....
    7 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The Star yacht is looking great.

    I was Thinking a Tea clipper would probably leave you browned off.๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Seaplane Tender 360
    7 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ok So by some miracle two seaplane tenders survived about 60 years and meet this year so crazy odds right? Well just to boggle the mind further. What are the odds of 3 all belonging to the same group?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Seaplane Tender 360
    8 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    We had a relaunch of the saeplane tenders at chichester canal yesterday. both wrked well but mine developed a leak.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Hobby King receiver clones
    8 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Colin I operate all the frequency ranges you mention. in the old 27 Mhz any 27Mhz crystal set work providing the receiver is on the same frequency. The same is true for 40 Mhz each channel will transmit to any receiver within range but you can't put a 27 into a 40 or visa versa. I tend to use half channels as these days I am unlikely to meet anyone using them. Ebay is a very good source of crystals.

    The 2.4 gig system work by binding with a receiver and will only obey a signal sent for it. Just like the old game Simon says if that transmitter hasn't given the command the receiver will not obey.

    I hope that helps Bryan

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    ๐Ÿ“ Tony O
    8 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A quick correction, I said Chichester Canal model boat group welcomes new members not needs them.

    If you want to get a club going anywhere. Publicise it and announce where the meetings are people will come.

    There are two types of people in any group, People who work and people who let them.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Tony O
    8 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Chichester Canal model boat group welcomes new members

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Pilot launch
    9 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    LoL Purchased on the bay of e and amazed by its performance.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Pilot launch
    9 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have just brought this vessel, Well made and light. it is of show quality complete with working navigation lights and blue beacons.
    Rather fast too

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ single rc channel
    9 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Rc is easy for single channel, just get the simplest system and rig servo to rudder shaft.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ RAF Seaplane Tender 206
    10 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nice, you may have noticed my restoration of a 1950s-60s kit

    Do you still have yours?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Seaplane Tender 360
    10 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I am getting the tender back today Can't wait to try it out.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Hijack
    10 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Seaplane Tender 360
    11 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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

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    ๐Ÿ“ what have I got?
    11 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ“ event day
    11 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Enterprise 6
    11 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It looks great, I like the trailer too.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bow wave suppression
    11 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    i know that it is out of period but a front hydrofoil would lift the bow at speed.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Come and try it
    11 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Seaplane Tender 360
    11 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Come and try it
    11 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Today is the come and try it. For some strange reason it has the correct date but the site says it is tomorrow. Weird!!!
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    11 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ“ event day
    11 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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?

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