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    ๐Ÿ“ Modellers Exhibition Midhurst
    1 month 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
    2 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
    4 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
    4 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
    4 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
    4 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....
    5 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
    5 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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
    8 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
    8 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
    8 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?
    8 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
    8 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
    8 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
    9 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
    9 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
    9 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
    9 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Seaplane Tender 360
    9 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
    9 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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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Seaplane Tender 360
    9 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Seaplane Tender 360
    9 months ago by Bryan-the-pirate ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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)

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