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16th Feb 2013
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12th Dec 2018

Member Stats
Member No. 2230
Registered 16th Feb 2013
Last Online 12th Dec 2018
City Denbighshire
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 21
Photos Posted 5
Likes Received 7
Likes Given 1
24 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club
Since: 30th Mar 2013
Type: Yacht
Lady Wooes
Type: Tug Boat
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
94 points away from Lieutenant!
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 15
Forum Post 2 42
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 1
Received Likes 2 14
106 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Robbe Paloma by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Just wondering if anyone's got any experience of building one of these boats. I've managed to get one brand new in the box. Wondering if 2 x 555 motors will be enough for it running on 11.4 Volts. Any information gratefully received. Regards Mike.

Colwyn Bay MBC - 2017 Regatta is cancelled by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
I'm so sorry to read that. I was looking forward to driving over for a really good day out. I hope you manage to get all the permits sorted out for next year.

Working radar by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Chugalone Chris Brown used to do a very small motor ideal for radars working on about 1.5 to 3 Volts. You may be able to hide it in the base of the radar bottom piece. I looked on his site but couldn't see them, he usually has them at various shows. give him a phone call for details. Hope this helps. regards Mike

Help required please. by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Many thanks to Phil Button for copying the article and drawings then posting them all over to me. I've made a start but it will be a long project as time is limited.

Help required please. by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
I'm wondering if anyone has built a model of the Bering motor yacht "Mila"? Drawing MM2068 from my hobby store. There was a short article about it in Model Boats Mag Dec 2011. This will be my next project and will be a plank on frame, but I'm not in a hurry just yet to get it completed. Any help or advice gratefully recieved. Thanks for reading.

tug Wanted by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HI Dusty I've got a MMM Lady Woose. The kit alone was over £500, so when you add the motors, speed controllers, lights, sound, smoke etc. £200 to £300 wouldn't do. You also have to think how many hours It took to sorry I won't be selling my boat to you. Good luck In your search.

tug Wanted by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HI Dusty What sort of tug are you looking for? Would It be something you would keep and sail or be put on an auction site? Do you want a modern or older fashioned tug? I think It would be fair to say anyone who has a tug has something Interesting, If only to them

Blackpool Model Boat Show by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
After reading what you guys have written, I'm pleased I didn't make the journey to Blackpool again this year. I've been for the last 4 years and the lighting was poor then so no Improvements.....what a shame! I haven't been to Warwick for years but this year a few of us will share the expense by going In one car and get ALL the bits we need.........fingers crossed!

milford star by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Isn't the whole matter of a distressed and rusted boat/ship a personal choice? I've seen some well built models spoilt by folk who can't apply the rust to look realistic and they end up with something looking like It's on the way to the scrap yard but I've seen some models with just the right amount of rust which l think look superb. I don't have an air brush so all my models end up looking just made, yachts are high gloss, tugs have some gloss parts, and cutters matt. I'm the only crew so I have to keep things shipshape.

The Model Boat Convention, Haydock Park Race Course by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
I went on Saturday, bought quite a few bits and bobs, met up with friends to compare notes and had a very enjoyable day. There were many fantastic models of all sorts but I thought It was a shame there were so few traders attending.

Scratch build by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
I'd be Interested to see how you built the boat........never to old to learn something new, and I've been thinking of building a plank on frame fishing boat. Looking forward to seeing the build.

dissapointed by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Why not try 'phoning them, ask to speak to the manager/owner. I always appreciated a call from satisfied customers and the not so satisfied, It's how you deal with a phone call that sets the business apart from the rest so unsatisfied become satisfied. With all said and done what have you got to loose?........Don't forget to get the name of the person who you speak to. Good luck.

Becker rudders by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI Steve Thanks for the Info, have had a good look around their site and enjoyed the tour. I've started making my own as the response from manufacturers was abysmal. Hobby-Lobby-Modellbau Is a great site and the rudders In there are exactly what I wanted, a bit expensive as you say but look like value for money. I wish I had known about them sooner. Regards Mike

Moonbeam by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
[Score: 9/10] 52" Moonbeam - Comments: This Is a gaff rigged yacht kit by David Metcalf. 52" long Including the Bowsprit, overall height In stand 63" and carries 14 Lbs lead shot. This was a great build from an excellent kit. It sail very well even In the lightest winds. I've made a few changes to the original rigging which has made Improvements. Easily transported In the car. Will have to get a better photo.

Lady Wooes by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
[Score: 10/10] 39" Lady Wooes Capable of 6mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (4 Blade 55mm) Direct Drive to a Ford Cortina heater fan (4 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Little Gem ESC - Comments: This Is a Mobile Marine Models semI kit, built over a long period but a very worth while project, not without It's difficulties. It sails well and I'd recommend this firm to anyone Interested In tugs.

Becker rudders by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI Graham That Is exactly what I would like to have. I'll have to try harder to get a pair from Billings. They do look like they are well engineered. So how are you getting on with your build? My Inquiry Is for the Esvagt Caroline, It's an Orion Mouldings hull that I got off E bay. The drives should be "Z" drives but they are so complicated to make without expensive tooling, that I chose to go down the Kort and Becker rout. Many thanks for your valuable help. Regards Mike.

Becker rudders by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI Graham That's just the thing I need although a bit complicated to make with limited tools. I've got a picture of one I found on the net, a bit unsure If It will download on here. I've managed to put a picture on here as File 1, you will see that It's quite simple to make and the operation doesn't require any soldering. I would prefer to have the more substantial ones as In your file. I have a pal who might make them for me but like to be "hands on" with all parts of my builds. Hope this comes out ok Mike.

Becker rudders by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI Graham As usual any help will be appreciated, I think I've got a good Idea of how to make them but will consider anything before finalizing the design. Many thanks. Mike.

Becker rudders by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Hello chaps Well I came up dry with the Inquiries so have decided to make my own........a lot of filing coming up, Oh how I wish I had a lathe and milling machine. Thank you all for your help and advice Happy sailing Mike

Lady Wooes by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Lady Wooes, by Mobile Marine of Lincoln. SemI kit. I bought the hull all the timber and drawings along with dozens of white metal fittings ages ago, started It and left It for 5 years, moved to North wales and finished It. Drive Is 2 Ford Cortina fan heater motors driving a pair of 55mm Prop Shop props by tank steering, reciprocating steam engine sound board, smoke unit and full working lights all from 2 X 12 v 7 Amp batteries........a good and Interesting but very frustrating build to get things right. Sailed at Erias Park, Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club and sometimes at West Shore LLandudno.

Becker rudders by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Graham & Gregg I E mailed Cornwall Model boats, they don't keep the Korts In stock and haven't had the rudders for over 6 months. I will get In touch with Westbourne and Robbe Schluter tomorrow. Thank you both for the advice. Regards Mike

Becker rudders by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Hello Dave Many thanks for your Input. I did't really want to go down the white metal route for a Becker rudder. Past experience has shown that the only white metal fitting that's any good are the fixed ones, any with moving parts aren't up to the job. With the parts being under water they might suffer from pitting and break. I'd prefer to have brass ones and can't understand why boat kit manufacturers don't go the extra mile and give us value for money by supplying better quality parts.....after all they do charge a lot of money for their products. Sorry... shouldn't have used the site to have a moan. Regards Mike. t

Becker rudders by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI Graham Many thanks for your reply. I've downloaded a copy of the PDF file and at 100% It show things up quite well. I'll be going to Ellesmere Port In a couple of weeks so will look around there to get a better Insight as to how to make them and how they work. I'm a bit surprised that there Is so little written about Becker rudders for model ship building as they are probably the most efficient ones around. Kind regards Mike.

Becker rudders by chippy Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Hello all......I wonder If anyone has a drawing of a Becker rudder which shows details of how It works. I need two to fit 45 to 50 mm Kort nozzles for my next project. I've been through everything I can find on the Internet but so far haven't found what I'm looking for. It might end up as something I have to build them myself as the off the shelf ones are too expensive and don't look up to much. If anyone has built these rudders before I'd be most grateful for any help or advice you can offer me. Many thanks In advance Kind regards Mike