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22nd Dec 2008
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Mataroa

Member Stats
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Member No. 464
Registered 22nd Dec 2008
Last Online 18th Nov 2018
City Dublin
Country Ireland
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 51
Photos Posted 256
Likes Received 87
Likes Given 281
134 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
The Irish Model Boat Club MPBA
Since: 19th Apr 2015
Harbour
Admiral barge
Type: Other
MansField D 728
Type: Working Vessel
D.728
Type: Other
Fleet Admiral!
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
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 95
Forum Post 2 102
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 50
Photos Response 3 15
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 40
Blog Post 5 260
Blog Response 3 51
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 281
Received Likes 2 174
1100 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Numbers and lettering for solent by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi i nearly finished working on my Solent lifeboat just need to know what size is the Numbers on the superstrure and the size of the lettering for the name on the hull. Many thanks cliff

More work on the Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Brianaro thanks for ur complementon on lifeboat .im still working on it its slow on the details . cliff

brushless motor by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi canabus would you let me know how ur trials go with brushless motor and with 100AMP esc and Lipo battery. then i get the same for my boat .many thanks for the help .cliff

brushless motor by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Hi i have 46" RAF Crash Tende im look for brushless motor i know i ask this be for but i forgot what type of brushless motor that i can use .can any one help . Many Thanks Cliff

up date by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi RNinMunich thanks .thats good age for ur Mum fair play to her 😊 many thanks cliff

up date by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi mturpin013 I got the specially mad prop from Raboesch in Holland and the prop where E23.50 each it takes 3 weeks to make them .hope this is help to you . cliff

propellers specilly made by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi Dennis The propeller shaft is 3/16".I needit straight through 3/16" hole on the propeller with 3mm grub screw .I dill and tap the shaft to 3mm so the grub screw is locking the shaft and the propeller together all so i use loctite 648 has well .The job i done on the shaft and the propeller they will not comeing off again cliff

up date by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi sorry for not getting back but my mum bassde a way so ill get back to all soon cliff

up date by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Thanks very much RNinMunich theres was a lot work went in to it and time. Cliff

up date by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months ago
Hi heres some pic of the solent lifeboat 1 pic is when i got the boat the 2 pic there was lot of work been done .Its not finish yet Cliff

More work on solent lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Dave M i did some research on the solent lifeboat i found out theres a MK1 and MK2 .the MK1 has the sliding doors and in side the cockpit is different to the MK2 .on the MK2 the doors open and the back cockpit is longer then the MK1 back cockpit .the numbers of the MK1 48004 to 48011 .the MK2 48014 to 48016 . I dont know about 48012 and 48013 I think there MK1 i think ? im not quite sure which one to go on ? cliff

More work on solent lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Thanks Doug for ur complement on the work.cliff 😊

More work on solent lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi heres more pic of the detail work and i made the aerials to make them look like the real thing as well with the rest like hand rails the hatch's . cliff

Good news by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Dave i did a bath test with the new props on the sonlent lifeboat .I did full ford and full astern and no problem yet .on saturday i will be doing full test but solent lifeboat through its paces and see what works or not .cliff

propellers specilly made by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Dave theres a grub screw on the prop so i filed a small flat area on the shaft to take the grub screw and little bit of thread lock on the grub screw and yes theres is thrust washer . cliff

propellers specilly made by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi im very happy with my new specilly made propellers 50mm for Solent Lifeboat .The propeller you get are 3/16 tread but what i need it is propeller with 3/16 hole .The propeller shaft is 3/16".I needit straight through 3/16" hole on the propeller that fittied on the 3/16 shaft and there was no tread on the shaft and there was no one else that can do the job what i was looking for so i called Raboesch to see can they help me and they said yes they can help me with the specilly order. it takes 3 weeks to make them 👍 cliff

More work on the Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi i finsh the work of reconstruction the superstructure .nexts is to do the detailed work on the superstructure .

fitting in stauntobns solent lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Im dyslexic some time i get my spelling wrong OK😡

More work on the Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
HI heres some pics the work I was doing on the superstructure i replace the roof on the superstructure and all so i replace the windows on the wheelhouse .Theres a lot of work still to be done on the superstructure.

working on hand rail and stanchions by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi i need some help on hand rail and stanchions the measurement how far in from the side of the superstructure all so between stanchions and the full length of the hand rail front and back of the of superstructure. many thanks cliff

work on solent lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi there i use a heat gun and a scraper to strip the paint off in this case it was easy to do but in other cases it might not be easy to do. cliff

more work on the solent by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi i did sum modification to the front of the superstructure it was out of line and all so i work on fitting the propeller shaft in.The 2 motor needit to be fitted in and the 2 15A speed controllers . I made up the battery tray and fitted it in the hull . cliff

Hi just word every one in world by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi just a word to every one I am very impress with such high standard of work on model boats i see around world since i joined the model boats website in 2008 . It give me great pleasure to be on this website ever day and see all the model boat in such great detail and the hard work the goes in to model boats by ever one. Thank you so much for the help with my model boats .many thanks 👍👍 cliff

The radio aerial & handrails. by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Robbob i must say you did incredible job on the RAF Crash Tend and done it to such a high standard in model boating thats me.I sent you a pm Cliff

Solent lifeboat gelcoat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
I finally got the gelcoat on the hull and antifouling .you will see new outdrive that you not normally see on this type of model boat .They be use on RC boat . cliff

work on solent lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi Dave nails/pins or brass i think? I dont think they will rust be cuz i fiberglass over them I but 2 layers of fiberglass on the solent Hull . cliff

work on solent lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Heres more pic of solent after i strip the paint the hull it needit some work on the hull and then i fiberglass the hull to strengthen

stripping paint by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Heres more pic of work im stripping paint off the hull bring it back to the wood

Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
Hi jarvo thanks its funny i dont have all the bits for the lifeboat im going to make a lot of the parts for it .😊

Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 years ago
HI I got this Solent Lifboat a couple years ago im going to do a full refurbish on lifeboat its needs a lot of work on it to do. As you can see from the pic .Ill be putting new gear that you dont normally see on on this model boat .As i up date this blog you see changes