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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“ Do you Hear there Promotion announcement
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    Please welcome to the mess newly promoted WO Bryan-the-pirate.

    I have so many ranks as I'm a:
    Captain when operating a vessel,
    Commodore when with the local group.
    Warrant Officer on here
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    Chief cook and bottle washer at home.

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    bottle washer
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jaws
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now repainted topsides with the gills still to do.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Shark watch
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    I hope for not to much underwater footage as jaws is a surface runner with a lot of the shark above the waves.
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    πŸ“ Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    No but it was a bit breezey so yachts would have blown off the table. We sailed them while showing the propeller drive ones
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Naval Cutter
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    A fantastic boat, always makes in impression in the canal.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RTTL and Pilot Boat
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    They look good πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    a few more Photos
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    πŸ“ Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    I didn't take close ups as I was busy sailing a yacht and drinking bubbly. Seven are mine so can do some if they are.
    Which one are you interested in?
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    πŸ“ Chichester Canal Model Boat Group
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    We were asked to do a display to mark the official opening of the canal heritage centre. Here are some photos
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    πŸ“ New boat
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    The EU will complain that they are too curved. πŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ My Shed Find.
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    I like the Magnet idea too
    Photos of my ferry
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    πŸ“ Night Watch
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    you missed my post by 10 minutes
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    πŸ“ RC it ??
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    I took some photos for you yesterday.

    It sails well
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    πŸ“ exploding hammer festival
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hmmm I wonder if I could rig that on the bow of a yacht.

    yacht
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Wee Nip
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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 ??
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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?
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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?
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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?
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    Has anyone got any photos of them in use?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Yacht) Enterprise
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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?
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    She is a great model but could do with a smoke generator too

    model
    smoke generator
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    πŸ“ TID tug
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    Did someone say TID tug?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jaws
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes they look greatπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ What have I got?
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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    Here are a couple more photos.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Jaws
    2 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Warrant Officer)
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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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