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cenbeth

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Member No. 1546
Registered 13th Oct 2011
Last Online 13th Nov 2018
City Clwyd
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 171
Photos Posted 16
Likes Received 50
Likes Given 270
208 Total Posts
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Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club
Since: 17th Mar 2013
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Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
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Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
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92 points away from Fleet Admiral!
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Forum Thread 5 70
Forum Post 2 342
Event 8 0
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Photos Response 3 39
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Video Response 3 3
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Blog Response 3 66
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Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 270
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908 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Brixham trawler IBEX by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Sam, Yes, a Monoperm Super I think it is. It is only small as I reckon the original would only have had a small motor. I had issues with getting the rudder to work because the rudder shaft is at an angle. Another thing I'm anticipating is the size of the rudder; it may need to be increased in size. I think that thinking how problems can be overcome is half the fun! Edward

Brixham trawler IBEX by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Sam, I guess so. If you want to be technical I suppose you need to think where your centre of gravity is, and where your centre of effort is from the sails etc. Are you going to cast the keel or make it up? Edward

Brixham trawler IBEX by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Samnewbie I have a Cariad which is wooden hulled at twice scale. I decided to use a false keel but as I bought the hull completed needed to retro-fit one. I agree with you! If you can fit the tube as early on as possible it will make life a bit easier. My keel needs to be about 12kg and the tube is a couple of inches behind the mast. I am still trying to cast the keel; I'm now on my fourth attempt! I have calculated the keel weight and plan on it being about 1kg lighter than need be. This will allow me to finely trim the boat up once complete. Good luck with yours. Edward

Props by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 11 months ago
Clockwise, looking at it from the photo.

Ebay Horrors by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
I can only agree with your advice. I have had similar experiences and would like to add, always pay using PayPal. I know Paypal's fees to a seller are high but this shouldn't effect you. Anyway, I'm glad it worked out for you. Edward

paddle tug Aid by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi, I have a copy which I bought new in the early 70s for 60p! There is no ISBN number. The original was published in 1948 so my version is a reprint from 1971. Aid looks a nice boat which should make an interesting model. I am looking forward to reading how construction proceeds and the techniques you adopt. Good luck with it! Edward

progress by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Great.

progress by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi. Looking good. Are you happy that you won't get any water ingress? It looks like the tightening screw will be below the waterline. Edward

Brixham trawler IBEX by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
A detachable bulb keel will result in a more stable sailing experience. The further away the weight is from the centre of buoyancy the better.

Brixham trawler IBEX by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi With my sailing pilot cutter Cariad, when the hull was largely complete I put her in the bath an put weights in until the waterline was reached. I then weighed the weights. I then tried to make the bulb keel slightly lighter to allow for trimming. I would make provision for the bulb keel at an early stage of construction. I didn't do this and it was a right pain! Good luck Edward

CERVIA "TUG" 54" (4.5 foot long) by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi, I had one of these too although she is now sold. I bought my hull from Greenwich Maritime Models but they are now well gone. She will be an impressive model when finished although personally I would not use an ic engine. Best of luck Edward

Turbine boat by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Les I enjoy problem solving, in essence. Currently I'm building a twice scale Cariad, a Bristol pilot sailing boat. Currently I have a 12kg bulb keel to cast; I'm on my third attempt! Still, it's fun. I'm interested to hear how you get on with yours. Do you have any drawings you could put on line? Edward

Turbine boat by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
Looks interesting! I can guess what some of the things in the photos do, but not all. What dimensions and weight is the completed model? Edward

fire boat by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 1 year ago
The Joy's of working! I didn't think I'd miss work when I retired but I certainly miss the drawing office and photocopiers! Make the most of your facilities while you can! Happy modelling, Edward

Design bits by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Tom Thank you for this. You have added to my knowledge; not that there was much there! Regards Edward

Design bits by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi, Please pardon my ignorance, but what does CLR stand for? Edward

X System by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi How does this work? Edward

Sea Breacher by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi, I had some special bearings from Francis Fern. This was about 12 years ago and I don't have his contact details. These bearings had a close fitting O ring and needed greasing. Best of luck Edward

RAF rttl D2763 by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
If you look at http://www.rafboats.co.uk/ you will see a lot more than Fireboats. Edward

RAF rttl D2763 by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi, Looks like fun! I would have thought my first port of call would be the National Maritime Museum then I would try the German equivalent. What scale are you thinking of? If you are going for a small model you could draw your own based on the photos of the boat and her sisters. Good luck Edward

I PHONE APP by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
That sounds very similar to my iPad.

I PHONE APP by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Stephen, My iPad only allows me to open Recent posts now and again (like now), so I haven't been able to explore its features. I have had to use Safari to view. Regards Edward

HMCS Sackville - WWII Corvette by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi This looks interesting. What size boiler are you using and what sized burner? Edward

Torpedo props by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
I have never cast resin but am currently casting lead. You need to ensure that you can extract the final product and that you can get the air out of the mould while you are casting. I suggest you look at something like Google or uTube. Alternatively someone on this site may be able to advice you. Whatever you do, please let me know how you get on!

Torpedo props by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi, Are these for working torpedo S or static? I would guess static. Presumably the two you already have are OK. Could you make a mould and cast new ones up? Edward

Applying the waterline. by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
What happens in the full sized boats?

ronseal by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
I would have thought that any good internal varnish should be fine. Try them and see. Edward

Anchor Chain by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
But apparently it must be fresh; it does not store well.

Web Site Funding by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
Here here!

Web Site Funding by cenbeth Admiral   Posted: 2 years ago
I agree. I have found the magazines published in the UK disappointing and not of value to me but this site is interesting and stimulating. A £5 donation is a small price to pay.