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Mataroa

Member Stats
Stats
Member No. 464
Registered 22nd Dec 2008
Last Online 2nd Nov 2017
City Dublin
Country Ireland
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 48
Photos Posted 252
Likes Received 62
Likes Given 217
124 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
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
53 points away from Fleet Admiral!
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 85
Forum Post 2 96
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 5 255
Blog Response 3 33
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 217
Received Likes 2 124
947 Total Points
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Recent Posts
More work on solent lifeboat by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 5 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 6 months ago
Thanks Doug for ur complement on the work.cliff 😊

More work on solent lifeboat by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 6 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 6 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 6 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 6 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 6 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 6 months ago
Im dyslexic some time i get my spelling wrong OK😡

More work on the Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 6 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 7 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 7 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 7 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 7 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 7 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 7 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 7 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 8 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 8 months ago
Heres more pic of work im stripping paint off the hull bring it back to the wood

Solent Lifeboat by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 8 months 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 Admiral   Posted: 8 months 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

Coming to Ireland in May by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 9 months ago
Hi im cliff I sent you pm to you on sunday many thanks cliff

solent lifeboat coloul blue by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 9 months ago
Ur man Dave 👍I have fibreglass the hull and im going to gelcoat next week the hull of solent lifeboat made of steel . many thanks Dave .cliff

solent lifeboat coloul blue by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 9 months ago
Hi i have solent lifeboat im working on can any one can help me with the colour blue on the boat and does any one know the code or the name of coloul blue ? many thanks cliff

solent lifeboat stanchions by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi Dave what size drill bit do you use for the holes in the stanchions for the chain to go true ? thanks for ur help cliff many thanks cliff

solent lifeboat stanchions by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi can anyone tell what height and width of the stanchions on 1/12 solent lifeboat and how many or ther ? many thanks cliff

Web Site Funding by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
HI allenrod i gave a donation to the website .cliff

Web Site Funding by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi allenrod I have no problem donation money to the website but it some times hard to communicate with no email and call by phone and left a messages and get no reply back it is so frustration for me i will be donate again to keep the website going .cliff

Web Site Funding by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi i gave a donation to the Model Boats Website but when i have problems with the website some times it does not work by email so i made a phone call number of times over the years and left a messages and i got no feed back about my problems with the website or a call back . cliff

Admiral barge by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 33"/800g Admiral barge Capable of 2mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive to a IBM motor 7poll (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 2Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Electronize (5Amps) ESC - Comments: This baot was built in 1950 it was in good condition when i got it .I refurbish the Admiral barge and now its in excellent condition

Can not get in to my porfile by Mataroa Admiral   Posted: 10 months ago
Hi Stephen thank you for fixing it for me . many thanks cliff