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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billings Smit Rotterdam
    13 days ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Sorry to hear of your house fire. I have Rotterdam it is now about 30 years old. I built it plank on frame when I was living and working in Saudi Arabia had a box built for it so I could ship it home to what was England then shipped it to Florida where I now live. It is a great model. Much travelled!!!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Veron RTTL
    2 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Looks Great!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    3 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    That is a beautiful vessel
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Slipper Launch
    3 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Look great!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    6 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    It was a good quiz I missed one due to the time zone. Difference and it disappeared before I realised it
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Highlander Clyde Puffer, (Episode 3.)
    7 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    It looks amazing!!! Congratulations.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Sterling 63
    7 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    She looks beautiful!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: built this yacht way back in 1963
    7 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Beautifully done
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    ๐Ÿ“ have been giving this fiberglass hull with deck
    7 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Another thought.. if the mast is not deck fitted you would need extra support to step the mast onto the Hull.
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    ๐Ÿ“ have been giving this fiberglass hull with deck
    7 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Just a thought, are you going to fit RC in it? Also you may well need some ballast in her so internal access will be required. It would be advisable to cut out suitable access in the deck molding.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless Motor problem
    9 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you Doug. I will follow your recommendation. I will go for the two 2x 10 Cells connected in series. It is a big boat to push through the water. That should be a good bit of ballast too.
    Regards
    Chris
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless Motor problem
    9 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Doug, I assume the two x 10 Cell NiMh Batteries would be connected in Parallel not in series. Otherwise the voltage would be too high. Do you agree?

    Chris
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless Motor problem
    9 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank yoy Doug. I will take your advice. Will let you know how it goes I need to get that problem sorted before going any further.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless Motor problem
    9 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Doug, I went for the 12v SLA because it actually acted as good ballast.
    I will certainly consider your suggestion of the 14 NiCad batteries. that should be a good ballast as well. My speed controller is the Hawk 100A. I will keep you updated.
    Many thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless Motor problem
    9 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Yes I have gone through that.
    Thank you
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless Motor problem
    9 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you very much for this information. I will certainly check this out. I don't think it is a binding issue because the other servos are working corretly.
    Regards
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    ๐Ÿ“ Brushless Motor problem
    9 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    I have installed EnErG IC C60 0 R670 Brushless motor. It is connected to a Fusion Hawk FS HWK 100 Controller. it is in my 48" RAF Crash Tender.
    When I attempt to set it up all that happens is that it Beeps approx every second and the motor twitches in sync with the beep. The battery I am using is a 12volt Duracell battery. Can anyone please advise me what I am doing wrong?
    Regards Chris
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: H.M.S.SCIMITAR FTB
    10 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Correction to my last it is Modelboatmayhem.co.uk, they actually supplied me with plans of a Ton Class minesweeper quite a few years ago.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: H.M.S.SCIMITAR FTB
    10 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Have you checked with Jacobin(Modelmarinemayhem.co.uk) ?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Home Run
    11 months ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Great vessel I have one that I am about to repaint as it needs some tlc, I have installed a 6volt Duracell which lays flat fitted fwd of the bridge. I do not have any stability problem. Lumba Lumba performs very well at any speed. Battery lasts for many hours powering the two motors.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ballast check
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Beautiful Model.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Help requested
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello Martin yes they are the identical instructions I have.
    I will try again today. I do know that it is set for โ€˜boatโ€™ as that shows on the programmer.
    Chris
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    ๐Ÿ“ Help requested
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    I am in the midst of building the 48โ€ RAF Crash tender.
    I have installed Brushless motor and a Hawk BL 100 speed controller. I do have the Hawk ESC programmer.
    I think it is set up correctly it the motor will not run. I have 12volts going in but 0 out of the three connections to the motor. Can anyone advise what my problem may be.
    Chris
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    ๐Ÿ“ Arabian Dhow
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Nerys, No i did not the Racing Dhows were generally in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. I was in Saudi and Bahrain. There were also some trading Dhows in Dubai which worked between Karachi and Dubai and possibly Muscat. I left the Middle East about 20 years ago now I expect a lot has changed.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Arabian Dhow
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Yes Nerys, I lived and worked in Saudi Arabia and then Bahrain. I want to build a model of one of the Shrimping Dhows which Passed us regularly when I was yachting in the Gulf. Also there was a ship yard in Bahrain where the Dhows were built nd repaired. It was fasinating to see the method of construction.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Arabian Dhow
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you for that info. I will look at it.
    Much appreciated.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Arabian Dhow
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you very much for the info.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Arabian Dhow
    1 year ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    I am looking to source a kit for an Arab Dhow. Needs to be suitable for RC. I did find a kit in Saudi Arabia years ago but i was heavily committed to Billings boats and never got to purchase it, then I got posted to Bahrain and never got the chance to go back.
    Can anyone advise please?
    Chris
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    ๐Ÿ“ 12 V
    2 years ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Yes,the 11 volt battery will work. Not sure how effective it would be over a long period. Fans are pretty tolerant to lower voltage. Or you could connect two 6volt batteries in series to give 12 volts
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    ๐Ÿ“ esc wiring help
    2 years ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    Great info. I am having problems with my Smitt Rotterdam. This looks like why I am having trouble. I have both red wires connected one from each ESC.
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