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    Ex telecoms engineer, Father was a shipwright (wooden craft) learnt a lot from him, built model boats since I was 8.
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    Feilun FT011
    I have three of these boats built them up from spares, brought on Amazon. Only one has the original motor, 14.4v, The deep v , small size and heavy boat, makes this a power hungry boat, difficult to get on the plane, with anything but the original motor.
    Stealth Boat
    Stealth Boat My old club racer (v1) had a few issues, It was based on a Stealth Military Craft (24in). 1 Would submerge if hit in the rear by another boat. 2 if flipped would not self right (not sure if new one will) 3 Not great in choppy water.
    TomKat
    Ripmax Tomkat, an original design built for a 12in passenger, but can run without and will go that bit faster, upgraded to brushless and 2.4 G radio and lipo battery. Originally had a 550 type motor brushed esc, 27mhz radio, and ni-cad battery, main fault of boat is that it has a very poor reverse, as it has been designed with a surface piercing prop, so only effective in forward motion.
    Refurb of Flower Class Corvette
    Found this boat in a junk shop for Β£25, replaced 380 motor with a geared 540, new servo and speed controller, some general repairs and a new paint job. Runs on a old 27mhz RC gear.
    Norfolk Broads Police Boat
    This was a renovation project the idea was to on convert to a Norfolk Broads Police Boat from the 1970's Running on an old 27mhz Acoms radio with brushless motor and ESC.
    Pursuit Boat 7
    In 2019 I started this racing boat but as of yet have not managed to get it to a lake it runs on 14.8v lipo with 3674 High Performance 2650KV Brushless Motor. Please note rudder is hinged so if it hits something it lifts up, to prevent damage. Put in water in last days of September 2022, generally OK, but cut out on full power , I think the battery has had it, brought another to retest.
    (Naval Ship) HMS Sabre, Scimitar-class preceded by Archer-Class
    Please note this is not a scale Model it is a club racing boat (semi scale) and will get many knocks and flips during racing. The trials of this boat went well I remember comments made by members of the Eton park model boat club (Norwich) on how fast and quiet the boat was. There was a problem on sharp turns it ventilated and lost power, I tried various modifications over the next year, but in the end knew the prop was too close to the transom. So July 2020 the boat was stripped back to the basic hull and holes filled, then motor, shaft, servo and rudder were re-positioned. Another trial will then occur, also I have decided to seal the windows in the cabin and fill with polystyrene to make the boat self righting, as last time it flipped over in a race it remained inverted until it blew to the edge of the water. upload 3 photos to add to original 3 2018 Just finish this little boat, need to have its first trial on the water to measure current draw and perhaps modify the prop size. Make sure water cooling works, and the thing steers ok. The Motor 3650 4Poles 3060KV Brushless RC Motor for 1/10 RC Car Boat 1. 4Poles design, high torque and high efficiency. The overall efficiency exceed 90 percent. 2. Low heat production, long lifetime, strong overload protection and it can function 95% of its features without any heat sink appliance. 3. High quality materials adopted: high intense aluminium alloy anodizing shell , front and back cover , high-performance temperature-resistant magnetic steel and imported high-speed bearing. Specifications: Model: XTI-3650/4.5D Dimension: 50 * 36mm KV(RPM/V): 3060KV Poles: 4 Max Power: 1300W Max Voltage: 19V Max Amps: 68A Shaft Diameter: 3.2mm Shaft Length: 15mm Connector: 5.0mm Banana Connector. The Real Boat Builders: Halmatic Operators: Β Royal Navy Preceded by: Archer class In commission: 2003 – Active: 2 General characteristics Type: Patrol boat Displacement: 24 tonnes (24 long tons) Length: 16Β m (52Β ft 6Β in) Beam: 3.1Β m (10Β ft 2Β in) Draught: 1.2Β m (3Β ft 11Β in) Propulsion: 2 Γ— MAN 2480LXE diesels, 2 shafts Speed: 32 knots (37Β mph; 59Β km/h) Range: 260Β nm (480Β km) at 19Β kn (35Β km/h) Complement: 5 (1 officer, 4 ratings) Sensors and processing systems: Racal-Decca Bridge-master 360, I band navigation radar Armament: 2 Γ— General purpose machine guns (stern-mounted) (ESC: China 60A) (5/10)
    (Naval Ship) RAF ASR 1942
    This kit is based on an RAF ASRL Boat and is formed of High Impact Styrene for you to add your own hardware and detail. Kit includes Hull/deck/superstructure/windscreen/clear gun covers/dinghy/boat stand/servo, motor mount and instructions. Approx Length 24in x 7in 1/35th scale. HSL100 Type 2 High Speed Launch 63 feet 21.5 tons 39 Knots 1941 built by The British Power Boat Company and popularly known as the 'Whaleback' as the cabin looks like a whale diving. The craft operating in the North Sea / English Channel. Their armament consisted of any weapon which the crew could find, they started with a single 303 in each ball turret and progressed to twin 303's (Motor: 2860 4050kv) (ESC: China water cooled 60A) (8/10)
    (Fire Boat) RAF Fireboat (vintage) Aero
    Now sold to a man in Kendal in 2021. Ebay job Β£50 Old Vintage Aero kit 34in Fire boat needing a lot of attention, with delaminating plywood, old glue, old glow-plug engine mounts with electric conversion, and after removing a metal shield I discover an vintage (1970,s Ripmax Bullet 30 Motor the dogs bollocks of electric racing of its time capable of running 24v at 15A. 300W for a brushed motor. Started by revamp rear pit by lowering servo and rudder and building sub deck, storage lockers, tow hook and ladders. Remount the motor with an aluminium mount with custom screw positions. Block windows with 1mm ply. Foam front half of hull to make unsinkable. Make centre decking area. Repair and build up on cabin roofs and walls to centre deck. Rewire add ESC and servo. Remove broken and unusable fittings such as large vents, some missing unable to match again. Problems with old gloss paint crazing the modern spay paints. Build some fittings eg Water cannons, life belts, Build new battery trays, Painting the boat now in progress as of 20/04/2018 Boat has be roughly painted but is not finished, as fittings are now required, added a RC system an gave it a test run. the performance was adequate on 14.4v and great on 17.2v see latter pictures on the pond. the motor did get hot after about half hour of use. the motor is rated at 24v but I think a smaller prop will be required for that voltage. Excellent performance from a brushed motor. Added some stickers and I have now added a 12v fan and ventilation between cabins as the motor required some cooling and was in a sealed compartment. (Motor: Bullet 30) (ESC: 24v 15A Electronize) (9/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Jet Boat
    Modified from standard 360 motor to a brushless 20mm motor this was my first brushless conversion back in 2013. (Motor: 20mm) (4/10)
    (Racing Boat) WL 915
    Now sold in 2021. WL 915 ready to run Brushless 2.4GHz RTR Electric RC Speed Boat. This RC boat is capable of reaching speeds up to 25MPH and anti-capsizing technology? The flood chamber in this boat causes the boat to struggle to get up on the plane, in the end I filled it with foam, and put in a new rudder offset to the right, it now goes well, and I haven't flipped it yet! Features: β€’Electric Powered β€’Capable Of Up To 25MPH? β€’2.4GHz Transmitter β€’11.1V 1200mAh LiPo Rechargeable Battery β€’Balance Charger Specifications: β€’Length: 17.25 inches β€’Width: 6.8 inches β€’Height: 4.7 inches I will be modifying this little boat as it has a few annoying problems they are: 1. The flood chamber fills quickly and once full hampers the boat in accelerating and getting on the plane. 2. You cannot run the boat slowly as the flood chamber fills 3. The self righting is not 100 percent reliable. 4. Binding is initially difficult Mods a. Replace cabin so boat lies flat when inverted. so able to use rudder extension to steer when upside-down. b. Racing rudder side position out of prop-wash and aids torque effects. c. Fill float chamber with foam so gets on the plane quickly. d. Cut down rudder as too long (95mm) to 65mm. The cabin will be finished and painted properly after testing. On testing the rudder was reduced and performed well once it got going but still have problems getting it up on a plan it feel this could be a balance issue, needs more mass at the stern. (Motor: outrunner) (ESC: unknown) (5/10)
    (Racing Boat) NDQ Modified
    NDQ cheap hull, ripped out radio replaced motors with brushless 2845 2600kv add rudder/ servo, trim tabs and turn fins also added strakes to the underside, foamed the hull to make it unsinkable add radio link radio modified to control both motors 2845 2600kv via SimonK firmware developed for drones brushless escs ( both motors run at same speed) 30A. Boat currently pulls enough to get hot motors on 3s (240W total). (Motor: BL 2845 2600kv) (ESC: 30A gerneric) (9/10)
    (Fire Boat) Grimmershorn II
    The Motor vessel 'Grimmershorn' was built in 1956/57 by Hansa Stahlund Schiffbau GmbH at Koln-Deutz for the Waterways and Shipping Administration at Cuxhaven.Her Daimler-Benz four stroke diesel engine had an output of 500hp. permitting a speed of 11.5 knots. The model hull and deck are vacuum formed ABS, timber work of precision cut ply, 2 full size plan sheets and a construction manual along with a fittings pack complete this kit. Technical Data Scale: 1:20 Length: 1038mm Beam 305mm The Grimmershorn was the second major kit I purchased from a model shop on the outskirts of Harlow in Essex back in the 1980s. The Krik kit is still produced and sold today. My build was a slow and lost enthusiasm so after completing the hull, deck, motor and bow thruster installation I gave the boat to my father in-law who completed the superstructure and sailed the boat for a while, eventually the boat was given back to me when the father in-law moved house. I then repaired the rudder, added a moving radar, a adjustable water cannon and pump also various extra fittings such as a detailed life raft and crane, buoys and captain figure. thus renamed the boat as Grimmershorn II a Search and rescue fire boat. (Motor: 950) (ESC: 15A 24v) (5/10)
    (Racing Boat) Interceptor
    Zoom 1 (Interceptor) Mono boat. Built from a Glassfibre hull, brought on Ebay for Β£35 the hull is a slim mono racing type with a self-righting side cabin it runs a 1400W 14V 2958 4200KV Brushless Motor and 29-S Water Cooling Jacket with additional air cooling fan. I did not want to use a flexi drive as high maintenance and prone to failure so the shaft runs via two universal joint one at each end. the propeller is a 38mm copper alloy The ESC is a 200A and water cooled the twin rudders supply separate water one for the motor and one for the ESC. The rudder are positioned to reduce prop-walk and are hinged to prevent damage if hit a object in the water and ride adjustment. Turn fins and trim tabs for ride adjustment were provided by a spares kit for another boat. also foamed and added an inner sealed hatch, a rubber bump strip and safety loop. The Boat is fast and over-powered used at half throttle, may use a 7.4v lipo instead, the self righting works well. 20th April 2018 while running on 11.1v the boat stopped, no response on retrieval it was found that the manufacturers battery connector had melted and the connection lost see later pictures. the battery was made by FLOUREON and was a 35C with 5500mah capacity the 80A fuse had not blown. (Motor: 2958 watercooled) (ESC: Unknown 200A) (8/10)
    (Naval Ship) PT 109
    PT 109 The famous ww2 PT boat skippered by JF Kennedy (later to be President of the USA) This has be one of my have to have model boats and it was by luck that I found one for sale on a model boat club's web site in 2013, Β£100.00 later and a journey from Cumbria to Yorkshire and back, I had myself a ProBoat PT 109 This was a ready made RTR model when new and is 40in (1m) long, the boat needed some small repairs but after a test run I found that the running gear was noisy and on investigation discovered that both propshaft were bent and had no bearings from new, the couplings were just direct connections. So with great care I replaced both prop-shafts, propellers, coupling for two double Huco's (universal) and the single ESC by two new Aqua speed controllers and both motors with Graupner speed 600's Note I also foamed the front compartments to make it unsinkable in theory. (Motor: Graupner 600s) (ESC: 2x ) 2020 update, removed Aqua speed controllers as they went full throttle if they lost RC signal, replaced with Mtroniks 25A jobs (7/10).
    (Naval Ship) Perkasa Class
    A Malaysian Fast Patrol Boat Perkasa produced by Vosper in1966,she has 3 gas turbines engines and a speed of 54 knots, and diesels for cruising. The model was built in the 1980s but has only recently been fully powered up for planning speed, handle choppy water very well, port and starboard motors are 2x Graupner 600 7.2v and centre motor is a 700 type motor, 3 shafts run 3x 35mm propellers and it has two rudders, the guns are remote controlled (Please note the stern/rear gun is not accurate and is just a copy of the forward gun Bofors 40mm and not the 20mm Oerlikon. Search lights, radar, running lights all work the 3xESCs are a cheap China ones that do the job but need to go to neutral before going in reverse, just use self centring joy sticks on the transmitter. (Motor: 2x 600 + 1x 700 type) (ESC: China) (8/10)
    (Naval Ship) CB90
    Scratch built at 12th scale from pictures and profiles of the original boat, hope to upgrade batteries to 11.1v lipo. The boat was originally built in Sweden a class of fast military assault craft originally developed for the Swedish Navy by Dockstavarvet The CB90 is an exceptionally fast and agile boat. Speed: 40 knots (74 km/h) Draught: 0.8 m (2 ft 7 in) Length: 15.9 m (52 ft) Overall; 14.9 (48') Waterline Builders: Dockstavarvet, Gotlandsvarvet In commission: 1991 Complement: 3 (two officers and one engineer); Up to 21 amphibious troops with full equipment Armament: 3 Γ— Browning M2HB machine guns; 1 Γ— Mk 19 grenade launcher; 4 naval mines or 6 depth charges Model was powered by (2x Motor: Graupner 700 Turbos) (2x ESC: Mtroniks 25A) (7/10) in 2018. In 2019 have updated drives to dual brushless out-runners High Performance 2826 900KV 14 Poles Brushless Motor 60A max and added twin 90A ESCs the craft goes a lot better but next phase will be to increase voltage to 14.8v and reduce propeller size. Note gun now rotates and elevates.
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    Thanks stevedownunder,
    I have infact just brought some clear 2mm Perspex A4 and have been working on an idea to use LED lighting inside and a image.
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    Hi DWBrinkman,

    Thanks for saving another model, looks very neat hopefully does'nt need too much work to restore to working order.

    Jupiter M401 (Chikyudo Model Co.Ltd)

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    Hi Shipmates,

    Having trouble with the 'Spell checker' on the site which nolonger seems to be working, anyone else noticed this, I need this tool as my Spelin is useless.

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    Hi Shipmates,

    Thought I would share this little find,.
    20 LED Wine Bottle Fairy Lights Battery Operated, Waterproof Copper Wire String Lights.

    These are tiny led lights that run in parallel so can be cut down to any length, run of 3 earing aid batteries in a bottle stopper shaped switch and battery unit, so all together very light in mass, great for a small boat.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0BCWT1J19/ref=ppx_yo_dt...

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0BCWT1J19/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Thanks jacko,
    Strange, never had to do that before to see multiple images, somthings changed!

    Thanks again
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    πŸ“ Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
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    Hi Shipmates,
    1. Picture of esc and its associated controller.
    2 and 3. Fill bow section of forward cargo area with polystyrene.
    4. Add roof to forward cargo area.
    5. Basic clean up of forward cargo area.

    I was going to put lights in the main cargo area as it has windows, but the 3mm black acrylic sheet I got for the job is completly light proof, so no point in putting in LEDs unless I buy something else for the windows!

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    Hi Shipmates,
    Yes, it looks like a problem withe website or java, cannot move through pictures have to view one at a time, side arrows to switch to next and previous photo are missing.

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    πŸ“ Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
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    Hi Shipmates,

    The Shed is freezing, dare not put on heating, as the costs are high.
    1. Added two more skins to the sides of the bow forward compartment.
    2. Reinforced roof of mid section compartment.

    ESC's have arrived about Β£18 each,
    I have given up trying to order ECSs via Amazon's Chinese suppliers as they take your money and don't track the parcel deliberately, then 6 weeks when it has not arrived they give you a refund, no questions asked, this is because, they never had it and never sent it, all they do is waste your time, hoping that you forget to ask for a refund, and hold your money for 6 weeks in their bank account, a clever scheme.
    Amazon I don't seem to be awear if it or cannot be bothered.

    So now use a company called 'Wish' for chinese goods

    120A ESC not really waterproof just hope the boat does not sink.
    Compatible with sensor less brushless motors. Light weight, also brought programming card.

    Regards Royβ›΅
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    When I restored a Huntsman l remember that the transom is curved and set at a slight angle. look at pictures of the real boat and I would suggest using two pieces of ply and while gluing together set the curve you require in a vice, with blocks supports.
    note the curve needs to be very slightly more than you require as some of the curve will be lost when the vice is released, once the glue has set.

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    I have three of these boats built them up from spares, brought on Amazon.
    Only one has the original motor, 14.4v,
    The deep v , small size and heavy boat, makes this a power hungry boat, difficult to get on the plane, with anything but the original motor.
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    πŸ“ Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
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    Hi Shipmates,

    1. Added strings for the forward cargo area.
    2. Added strings for the Mid section cargo area.
    3. Added skins to the sides.
    4. Filled in stern corner sections of bump strip, still need shaping.
    5. Added imitation doors to rear cargo area.
    Note, some versions have no doors. just an open area across the section. but the last picture shows that some do have doors fitted.

    Thanks to mturpin013 ( Vice Admiral) for questioning my water pickups, not possibly having enough pressure to circulate the water, as a precaution I have put a scoop under the hull, hope it will improve the chances of it working.

    Regards Roy
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
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    Hi mturpin013,

    I have noted from other water jet videos, that the water pressure wasted from the waterjet cooling is surprisingly high.

    (I can't find the video but some guy tried run a jet boat without the cooling pipe connected, it was facing sideways and he could not steer it due to the force of the water escaping from the outlet.)

    So I though I would try a low pressure scoop system, thus 4 pickups, if it doesn't work I will add a pump or revert to the jet cooling output, currently sealed with silicon rubber.

    Thanks for the feedback

    Regards Roy
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    πŸ“ Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
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    Hi Shipmates,

    1. Finishing of waterproof sub-decks hatches, these will be taped down when in operation.

    2. Built couple of formers for the superstructures forward cabins.

    3. Added 4 water pickups (two for motor water jackets and two for the ESCs.

    4. Added to extra water outlets to the stern (ESCs).

    5. Added bump strip to the stern.

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    Roy
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    πŸ“ Dual independent speed control set up
    20 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi BW3,
    A photo of a diagram of what you want to do would be handy, motors, esc, rudders, and a pic of the boat.

    Basically I don't think switching Brushless is a good idea as the as 3 wires involved and you need t reverse two of them, the Brushless ESC will likely get upset if you don't come to a stop before going into reverse. this is because the ESC and brushless motor work together timing wise if you suddenly disconnect/ reverse you will have problems.

    Brushed motors will be more likely to be successful, but with your electronics knowledge, you will be aware of motor back EMF's and sudden reverses with motor at full speed in one direction could lead to problems also.

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    πŸ“ Dual independent speed control set up
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    Hi Lew,
    My 52in CB90 Command Boat is a high speed boat but can also be very manoeuvrable in tank mode.

    I use a Flysky i6 mixer modes to switch between tank mode and single stick mode.

    It can turn in its own length spinning on it own axis.

    https://youtu.be/9lSLypY9ZLA

    Uses two props and two rudders.

    Regards Roy
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    πŸ“ Dual independent speed control set up
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    Hi Stan,

    I too had what they call 'tank control' on my RC boat, Remember to ensure both controls have auto neutral(centre)on the sticks.
    I added a switch to join the two channels together, the reason is that 'tank control' is quite difficult to master especially at higher speeds.
    and it is nice to be able to switch to a single stick control if needed.
    I cracked open my Transmitter case and added a dual switch, please note you do this at your own risk, this switch is drawn from memory.

    Regards Roy
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    πŸ“ Dual independent speed control set up
    22 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi ,
    Main thing to remember is, if they have built in BECs (Battery Elimination circuit) you should only connect one of the positives from the ESCs the other should be disconnect.
    I personally take the connector (Red) out of the 3 pin plug and wrap it in tape to isolate it, it can then be reinserted if you need to.
    I hope you understand, I am sure someone has a diagram that will explain better.

    Regards Roy
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    πŸ“ Moving on
    24 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Newby7

    I don't know your personal circumstances, but I would urge you to keep some form of hobby going if possible.
    Something to keep the brain and body ticking over, and that motivates you.

    Regards and best wishes
    Roy
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    24 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi jbkiwi,

    Yes, sealing would be a problem. especially when she is slammed into reverse, assuming there is enough momentum and jet buckets don't break.

    But you could have a secondary seal behind the working door!
    I am considering having moving sliding doors on the cabin, with moving radar and lights. plus sound.

    Working door at start of this video below.

    https://youtu.be/MgSbEWrNH-s

    see similar boat CB90 crash stop.

    https://youtu.be/qFqGmwYdEY8

    https://youtu.be/FoPmVuXqENM

    I built a CB90 previously from scratch.
    (hence my handle CB90) by Docksta varvet of SWEDEN now produced by SAAB.

    https://model-boats.com/harbour/39713

    Regards Roy
    harbour/39713
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    πŸ“ Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    24 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    1. Side fenders completed, had great fun cleaning off excess glue.

    2. Filling round Bow ramp, added hinges to ramp and front bump pads.

    Regards Roy
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    πŸ“ My First Model Boat
    24 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi shipmates,

    My First Model Boat was built by my Father, the hull was made with two lengths of 3x2 inch wood, drilled out in the centre, with a large fast bit.

    I was around 7 years old, went to Southchurch park in Southend on Sea to sail it, and it was faster than my Dad's yacht.

    Unfortunately I no longer have it, nor do I have a picture of my first build at 14 years old which was a MTB 36ins long, it was built with quarter inch ply and had a large solid block of pine at the bow, and was very heavy, did about 4 mph with a 6v decaperm motor, which I still have.

    Regards Roy
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    πŸ“ Royal Yacht Britannia.
    24 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    more info.
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    πŸ“ Watercat M12 (Jurmo Class) landing craft
    25 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    Added port and starboard bump rail in 4mm walnut, along the top edge inline with the deck..

    Fitted an Aluminium cover (3mm) for the exit ramp door at the Bow, doubled on the top edge to 6mm.

    General removal of excess glue due to the nature of this Gorilla type glue which expands and foams as it dries, needs to be cut away with a Stanley type knife, (in-fact an 18mm break of knife)

    Started on the Side fenders, never done this before to the side of a boat which will incorporate the bump rail.

    Regards Roy
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    πŸ“ German Model boat club site
    25 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Roy,

    My wife speaks German with a excellent accent, so the locals often assume she is German/Austrian,
    We have a place in Austria, and I love the Country, we were planning to retire there but leaving the EU has destroyed that dream.

    Regards Roy (The other one)
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    πŸ“ MP3 player
    25 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    Suitable speakers
    2 Inch 50mm 3W 4 Ohm HIFI Inside Magnetic Trumpet Speakers (Pack of 2pcs)

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015CAJ1NE/ref=ppx_yo_dt...


    Please see How-To Articles by jbkwi, about his installation:-

    https://model-boats.com/wiki/95896


    Regards Roy
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B015CAJ1NE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    πŸ“ Royal Yacht Britannia.
    25 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Gary,
    Tony Blair has a lot to answer for, like selling of a large number of inner city Hospitals, and getting private companies to build Hospitals on the outskirts of the Cities and charge the NHS Millions of pound every year to rent them back. (instead of NHS building them and owning them, so what happen to the money from the prime inner city sites, when the old hospitals were sold?)

    https://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk
    Β£18 per Adult

    'HMY Britannia was first used by The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh on their return to England after a six-month Commonwealth tour in 1953–4. It soon became one of The Queen's most beloved retreats – a place where she might 'truly relax' – as well as the perfect location to host glittering receptions and state dinners. By the time of Britannia's decommissioning in 1997, the yacht had conveyed members of the Royal Family and other dignitaries on 696 foreign visits and 272 visits in British waters.'

    ( pic and text from 'Royal Collection Trust')

    Regards Roy
    https://www.royalyachtbritannia.co.uk
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    πŸ“ German Model boat club site
    25 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Roy,
    Scanning the web site again I found that the last obvious update was 2021, and it looks like they had lost a few members due to Covid related issues.

    The number of members is currently stabilizing again and has 36 members at the beginning of 2021.
    (Derzeit stabilisiert sich die Mitgliederzahl wieder und hat Anfang 2021 einen Stand von 36 Mitgliedern.)

    Regards Roy (another Roy)
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    25 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,
    Found this nice German Model boat club site website, while trawling the internet.
    Quite interesting!
    Explore the Gallery (MODELLGALERIE).

    https://www.smc-weiden.de/impressionen/

    Regards Roy
    https://www.smc-weiden.de/impressionen/
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    πŸ“ The Royal Yacht Britannia Leith Edinburgh
    25 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Gary,
    An interesting picture of the Queens bedroom / office, I noted the massive switchboard with telephone, (looks like it was from the 50's) with the toy Corgi on top.

    Regards Roy
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    25 days ago by CB90 ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Shipmates,

    This little mp3 player can pay any mp3 file you put on the TF memory card or USB stick on power up. currently Β£3.99 on Amazon with cables only for 5v power not 6v.
    Great for playing engine sounds, radio chatter, Fog horns, Guns firing. ⚑

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08218CP7J/ref=ppx_yo_dt...

    Regards Roy
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08218CP7J/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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