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    (Pleasure Craft) Precedent Huntsman 34"
    I bought it with a Merco 40/electric starter/radio as an unfinished boat. Changing over the brushless electric. (Motor: 3648-1450kv) (ESC: Hobbyking 100A car) (5/10)
    (Fire Boat) Vosper Crash Tender
    I bought it cheap and in good condition, but with no running, driveline brushes required replacing, a repaint of the deck and uppers and rewire the lights. (Motor: L5055C-700kv) (ESC: Hobbyking car ESC 100A) (8/10)
    (Racing Boat) Blue Vee
    40 year old fibreglass hull finally finished. Using it for testing motors and props. (Motor: 3639-1100kv) (ESC: Hobbyking 60A car) (6/10)
    (Racing Boat) White Vee
    Venom Ocean Racer converted from brush to brushless motor. ABS hull. Turned a lemon into very fast boat. (Motor: 3648-1450kv) (ESC: Hobbyking 60A car) (7/10)
    (Racing Boat) No name
    Plywood frame and skinned with balsa. Three coats of fibreglass resin on the outside and one coat inside. Hobbyking F1 outboard. Shelfed the boat after a number of 3mm flex drive breaks and the hobby store double the price of the replacement ones. Will change to inboard with the same motor, but with a 4mm flex drive setup, also replace the deck and cockpit. (Motor: 3000kv OUTBOARD) (ESC: Hobbyking 60A car) (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Aerokits Sea Hornet
    Building from the original plans(25 and 1/4 inch). One piece plastic windscreens, customized engine and rear deck opening. Planking the deck with 5mm blackwood and 3mm Huon pine veneer at present. After 2 years running, a rebuild, the prop is 32mm 1.4 pitch 2 blade brass and clocked at 45 KMH. I only run on 3S but can run on 4S, it's a sleeper at low speed and a rocket on throttle. (Motor: B28-57-15L) (ESC: Hobbyking 6oA car) (8/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Battery placement
    22 days ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi All
    I have the 46" one and have the twin3S Lipo batteries one
    each side of the rudder.
    The boat runs very well on the plane and turning.
    Noted that these had a lot a weight in the stern with engines, pumps and foam tanks.
    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor for Queen
    28 days ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Alan
    I am running a 910kv 50mm brushless, 100Ammp ESC, 4S 5800mah 40C Lipo battery with a two blade 45mm prop.

    The Queen requires the battery in front of the rudder and some lead(behind the rudder) as well to get it sitting up on the plane.

    Harry
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans wanted
    2 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    One Fisher 34' !!!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Buoy and Boat retrieval
    2 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Peter
    This is my design from 2018.
    The first day test was a working boat, but, followed by three others that day.
    The pictures are of number three.
    Used it on the barge, a fishing boat and a cabin cruiser.
    Just a few ladies hair bans to hold it in place on the rescue boat.
    Harry
    Hobart, Tasmania
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MFV Eileen H92
    2 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hello
    The Eileen kit had a full set of plans with it.
    The Hellen kit had instruction drawings only !!!
    They stop his and change to an ABS because too many boats were getting built from their plans !!!

    A Hellen kit is on E Bay at present for big money.

    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MFV Eileen H92
    2 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hello All from Tasmania
    I did a little modification to my Eileen and made a lift out deck section between the hatch and the wheelhouse.

    This gives a lot better access into the hull.
    Also installed an oiler for the rudder and the cover deck is held down by magnets.

    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: MFV Eileen H92
    2 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi All
    I have two Hellen ones(the ABS hull version) and one Eileen
    which was unfinished and last worked on in 1981.
    It had all the parts and plans with it.
    I have finished the boat and sails very well with a 540 80 Turn rock crawler brush motor on a 2S Lipo battery.
    Throttle set at 60% forward and 75% reverse using a 3 blade 60mm brass prop.
    I also built a French Juilet 4 which is basically a wider version, but, bigger hatch and larger wheelhouse with three windows across the front of the wheelhouse.
    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Javelin
    3 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    One on Ebay for sale??
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144427100421?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsi...
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/144427100421?mkevt=1&mkpid=0&emsid=e11021.m5055.l9429&mkcid=7&ch=osgood&euid=e78671b987114f73a2639eeb5c5bdeea&bu=4
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Javelin
    3 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi
    The Javelin/ Rapier and Streaker have the same hull.
    They also made the small version( same design)Arrow/ Stiletto.

    Harry
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lesro Sportsman
    3 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Steve

    Very nice pickup, I had my eye on it, but no International Postage.

    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stiletto
    3 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Steve
    Found the plan on another forum site.

    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Astronaut Diva Prop
    5 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hello
    Miss alignment sounds like the problem.
    You may have to change the motor mount and make up a new one.

    I replaced the whole drive line with a 4mm one and a 28mm brushless motor.
    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck
    5 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hello
    My last boat, I skinned the bottom first and added the spray rails.
    Next I installed the side skins and added the chine rails.
    Last was the deck skins.

    I found because I could clamp the spray and chines rails a lot easier as I went !!!!

    Canabus

    Only 72 and still learning !!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Police Launch
    6 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi All
    I have the 36" one which is going but requires finishing.
    I had the Veron smaller one ,but sold that to a club member.
    We sail at Lauderdale Canal of a Saturday morning, all welcome.
    Harry Smith
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    ๐Ÿ“ President Huntsman kit
    7 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Wooders

    I have the Precedent booklet as PDF which shows the keel and bulkhead sections.

    harrysmith
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Fire Boat) Aerokits Crash Tender 46
    9 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi
    Looks a lot better and it's the 46".

    I have one with a single Scorpion S4020-14 450kv brushless motor on 6S( a pair of 4000mah 3s), 120Amp ESC and a 2 blade 52mm CNC prop.

    To get it to sit up on the plane right, I had to install to batteries each side of the rudder.

    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lockdown NZ, - finally!
    9 months ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Lads
    I am lucky living in Tasmania, we have only one lockdown and hoping it stays that way !!!!

    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Police Launch
    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Uncle T
    Have run the boat with a 540 80turn rock crawler brush motor on a 2sLipo battery, very good scale speed.
    Also ran it on 3S lipo, really gets up on the plane and goes !!!
    Very happy with the boat.
    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ“ Other than boat building, what authors do you read?
    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Clive Cussler, Judy Nunn and Di Morrissey.

    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ“ Revering a servoโ€™s travel with soldering
    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    I was asked the other day if I would do a โ€œhow tooโ€ on how to reverse the travel of a servo. This probably doesnโ€™t have a lot of need in model boats, as itโ€™s not often more than 1 servo (generally the rudder) are employed. However, I am currently building a Shannon class lifeboat with 6 servos and 2 of them required to travel in the same direction for operating the reverse thruster buckets and twin trim tabs.

    1. Take the base of the servo off by removing the 4 screws.
    2. The 2 wires (orange) on the base of the servo motor need to be de-soldered and re-soldered on the opposite side. I marked one wire with a black marker for ease of identity.
    3.carefully remove the hot glue off the 3 wires soldered to the potentiometer. There are 3 wires, red orange and white on this corona servo, simply de-solder and reverse the red and white wires, the orange centre wire is left alone.
    4. Carefully put a small blob of hot glue or epoxy over the wires to prevent a short circuit happening.
    5. Reassemble servo and voila, should now be operating in reverse! Saves buying a servo reverser! Any questions, please ask ๐Ÿ‘

    I just reversed the two outer wires on the pot inside the transmitter it was far easier !!!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Police Launch
    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Uncle T
    Just pick up a Veron Police Launch with plans in a lot of 22 boats, 14 plans and a big box of bits.
    Only requires a bit of paint touch up, radio, battery and ESC.
    Also repair the searchlight base.
    We are not in lockdown so it will in the water very soon.
    Funny the local police station was sold and is now a pub .
    PADDY WAGON !!!!
    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Pilot power
    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    HI All
    Some brush rock crawler motor specs:-
    Voltage 7.2 and all rpm's unloaded.
    35 Turn 13,000
    45 Turn 9,500
    55 Turn 7,700
    65 Turn 5,500

    If you divide the voltage by rpm, you will get a brushless KV rating.
    e.g. 5,500 divided by 7.2 equals about 750KV.

    Props (Raboesch)
    Type D :- 35mm max rpm 10,000
    40mm max rpm 8,800
    45mm max rpm 7,800
    50mm max rpm 7,000
    55mm max rpm 6,400
    60mm max rpm 5,800
    ESC I use the Hobbywing Quicrun 60 Amp for 2-3S lipo.

    These have link set up for Lipo and NIMH batteries.

    The other link is for Foward/Brake/Reverse.
    On boats set to Forward/ Reverse.
    This is the only ESC I found that goes straight from Forward into Reverse !!!!
    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Pilot power
    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi All
    I have three Eileen/Hellen fishing boats running 540 Rock Crawler 80 turn brush motors on 7.2 volt Lipo batteries turn a 60mm 3blade prop.
    I have trimmed to throttle back to 60% because the boats were over speed !!!
    The motors run with no cooling .
    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lauder Canal
    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Marine Modellers Association Tasmania Hobart

    Lauderdale Canal.
    Saturdays 9AM to Noon.

    Videos posted on RCTOYSTASMANIA Website under Forums.
    Also planes and sailing !!!

    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Pilot power
    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi
    The MFA Motor Data Table shows the 950D2.51 at 2329 rpm on 6 volts (unloaded) and the 950D61 at 1941 rpm on 12 volts and 971 rpm on 6 volts.
    The motor in all cases with the MFA range use a standard RE-385 brush motor rated at 11646 rpm at 12 volts(unloaded). Both would easily turn that prop.
    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vosper 46" fire boat motors and prop
    1 year ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Schmango

    I have my two 3S 4000mah Lipos mounted each side of the rudder.
    That's the only way I got mine to turn better.
    The boat is not great on the turns at the best.

    Props, try Float a boat in Melbourne.
    Canabus
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Constellation
    2 years ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Part ID No 975971
    Canabus๐Ÿค“
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ballast and underdeck
    3 years ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi All
    I get my lead from Tyre shops for free out of their scrap bin.
    If you tell them what you are going to use it for you generally get some.

    Ask them to visit your club and bring their kids.

    Canabus

    All
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Huntsman 31
    3 years ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi
    A G60 brushless motor on 6S will give the boat great preformance.
    1600 watts(about 2 HP @11250 rpm unloaded).
    Canabus

    boat
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Deck/hatch built, motor selected
    3 years ago by canabus ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Lads
    After crawling the web, I finally found specs on crawler 540 motors on 7.2 volts unloaded.
    20 turn 13000 rpm
    27 turn 15000 rpm
    35 turn 12500 rpm
    45 turn 9500 rpm
    55 turn 7700 rpm
    65 turn 7000 rpm
    80 turn 5500 rpm

    The last three easily run 14-20 pound weight boats with 3-4 blade 50 to 60 mm props.
    I am using the 55 and 65 turn in Helen fishing boats and the 80 turn in a tug boat.
    No cooling on the motors !!
    Canabus

    motors
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