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deepdiver

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Member No. 1403
Registered 13th May 2011
Last Online 17th Aug 2018
City East Sussex
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 54
Photos Posted 80
Likes Received 94
Likes Given 40
86 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Swiss Cottage MBC. Shoreham. West Sussex
Since: 20th Dec 2017
Harbour
R.N.L.I. Concept Tug
Type: Tug Boat
H.M.S. Attentif W68
Type: Tug Boat
Calypso
Type: Other
Commander
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
82 points away from Captain!
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 30
Forum Post 2 108
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 3
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 40
Blog Response 3 57
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 40
Received Likes 2 188
518 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Deans Robert E. Perry Libertyship by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 8 days ago
Hi I inherited one of theses kit's some years back, when I had a word with Ron he said that it must have been one of his early kit's as it said I need to put bulkheads in to stiffen up the hull. The one that I have has a white metal off set rudder ie the top half of the rudder is just off central, was this to stop any torque from the single prop? I look forward to your build blog as in time I am hoping to get mine finished and will name her "Jack McCann" as that is the name of my late friend.

Deck Fitted by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 22 days ago
Hi After sorting out the rudders I fitted the rear deck, I then moved on and fitted the for-deck, now we all know about saying measure and measure again then cut, well I did just that and yes I had made the cutout in the for-deck too small by 1/2 an inch in length, I only found this out when I started to make the for-deck housing. I had to do the for-deck housing so the I could work out just were to fit the smoke stack housing as I have no plans for this boat, so all measurement's are taken from all the old deck's and deck housings. All the best👍 Fred

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi I got 50mts from when I was at work and so far I still have some 45+ left. In the past I have used telephone/alarm wire and that has worked well. Fred

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 28 days ago
Hi Pittsfieldpete I use 30awg wrapping wire for my LED's the RS stock number is 209-4849 Black they also do it in red. Hope that this is of some help. Fred

Which motor by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Give Brian a call /www.mobilemarinemodels.com he has some very good motors . Fred

Rudder Horns ect by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Well after some time thinking about making some new rudder horns (thinking = four beers) I have made them out of an old three pin plug I used the small fuse clip that the wire goes into, I have also used a mini servo and all seem's to work O.K, new motor mount made so that the motor's now line up, I also had to make a new rear deck and bulk head I will in time plank the rear deck, I have also started on making new rear deck housing. Fred

R.N.L.I. Concept Tug by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi RNinMunich Yes I have just ordered them. To-day was her first sea trial's and she held her end up as she had to get another boat into port👍 All the best Fred

R.N.L.I. Concept Tug by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 24"/900g R.N.L.I. Concept Tug Capable of 1mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (4 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a 540 (4 Blade) Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 8Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through ESC from Chiner (10Amps) ESC - Comments: This started out as a Seaport Dickie Harbour Tug, that came with a 40Mhz radio system, ESC and a small water pump. So the first thing was to remove the 40Mhz system and replace it with a new 2.4 alone with a replacement ESC, I also removed the water pump. It was now time to think how I was going to repaint her, as the club had been invited to out local R.N.L.I. station I came to the decision that I would make her into a R.N.L.I Concept Tug.

R.N.L.I. Concept Tug by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi This started out as a Seaport Dickie Harbour Tug, and as most of us know it does not have a very good system installed, I have replaced the 40Mhz with a 2.4 system and repainted her to how I think a R.N.L.I. Tug would look like if they every have a tug.👍

What do you do when... by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Had a look at the second vid , could it be a case of Elf and Safe.?? Getting my coat😊😊

Tow hooks by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Alan That is looking good. Would having two hook's increase the pull by having one tow rope going to the port side and the other tow rope going to the starboard side? Keep up the good work Fred

Newbie radio control question by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
I have the 9xR Pro from Turnigy. at the price I payed for it was so good, it is very light in the hand and all the controls just full to hand also I found it very easy to bind with all my receivers. Fred

Hair pulling not that I have any by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 2 months ago
As the title say's it's hair pulling time again, I tried to fix the W/M rudder horn's but with no luck, and my local model shop do not have any collets that small. moved onto fixing the motor's and yes they were out of line so set to and make a new motor bed. I came across a site called Scale Warship (www.scalewarship.com) so I only went a got myself some Photo Etch R.N Generic Port holes and R.N Generic style Ladders, and yes the person that built her in the first place has made the port hole's way to big so out with the p40 filler. Will I ever get a run of good luck with this Ship.😁

LED Tug Mast Navigation Lights by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Have a look at this http://led.linear1.org/1led.wiz It may be of some help Fred

wheelhouse amd bridge by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Alan Thanks Fred

wheelhouse amd bridge by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Alan Good to see you back, I like your use of plastic card covered in wood to build the wheelhouse, it must've made it more easy to glue the corners than to try making it all out of wood. can I P/M you later as I could do with some help with regard to fitting the motors. Fred

36’ USCG Rescue Boat by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
That was a good file "The Finest Hours" Chris Pine was init.

My other Toy by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi RNinMunich Up until four years ago she was my every day transport to work, and the river that runs through the old Brookland race track would flood across the road some times, would that count as sea trials?😉

My other Toy by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Figtree 7nets I asked with tongue in check 😁so will keep it boats only. Fred

My other Toy by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Can I add this in-to my Harbour? 2000 900SSie Ducati Super Sport.😎

getting a bit slow?... by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Martin TEA work of the Devil, I just know what you mean about winter I do try and get some work done on my boat's but I feel more like it in the summer, only thing is I try and sail them as much as possible. Fred

getting a bit slow?... by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Well I have read your post. But like most things it get's a bit slow at this time of the year, you have Holiday's - the Weather and the one thing that stops our hobby the most "Decorating"😡 boy do I not like decorating. Fred

It's a sad day!. by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
I have liked Stormin post as I think we should have the right to sail with I/C, I spent a great day with a model boat club when I was in Florida in one of there public park's and it was mostly I/C with a few brushless boat's. No completes from any members of the public.

Fun Sail by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi On the 20th May we are having a Fun Sail at the Swiss Cottage Shoreham on Sea Sussex Start time is 10.30am As our lake is in the grounds of a Public House this would make a good day out for all the family. In the grounds there are tables, a play area for the children, the pub has food from 12.00 alone with tea and coffee.

deepdivers Rescue tug - Assurance class? by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 3 months ago
Thanks to Doug for all his help in finding the name of my Tug. So armed with this info I started to Goggle the name and below is the results. H.M.S. ATTENTIF W68 French Naval Tug. Allocated SNO Portland for towing Bombardons. Built 1938 Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux. L114.75’. B27.75’. 672grt. 1000ihp 3cylTE steam engine. Armament 1x20mm AA, 2xMG. 1938 Delivered to French Navy. 19-6-1940 Arrived Plymouth. 3-7-1940 Seized and Req by RN. 9-1940 Based Devonport. 0-1940 Based at Aberdeen. 1-1941 Based at Milford Haven. 2-1941 – 1942 Based Aberdeen . 1942 – 1944 Based at Harwich. 5-1944 - 1945 Based Portsmouth. 6-1944 Towed 30ton crane 1206 Cardiff to Plymouth. 5-6-1945 Released from Overlord tug pool. 7-8-1945 Returned to French Navy, pennant A671. 1946-7 Renamed Locmine. 6-3-1964 Laid up at Brest. The Bombardons were large 200 ft (61 m) by 25 ft (7.6 m) cross-shaped floating breakwaters fabricated in steel that were anchored outside the main breakwaters that consisted of Gooseberries (scuttled ships) and Phoenixes (concrete caissons). 24 bombardon units, attached to one another with hemp ropes, would create a 1 mi (1.6 km) breakwater. During the storms at the end 1944 some Bombardons broke up and sank while others parted their anchors and drifted down onto the harbours, possibly causing more damage Fred

deepdivers Rescue tug - Assurance class? by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Doug Thanks for your reply, I am still trying to work out how the extra items that have been fitted work, I only got her the other day and yesterday (3/5/18) was the first time that I was able to have a play.😱

Down at the lake by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
A few of the boat's at the Swiss Cottage Model Boat Club,👍

H.M.S. Attentif W68 by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 5/10] Twin Propellors (4 Blade 45mm) Direct Drive Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries - Comments: I think that this is a Assurance class Tug of world war two vintage, It has tank steering, sound unit and a water vapor smoke unit, H.M.S ATTENTIF W68 French Naval Tug. Allocated SNO Portland for towing Bombardons. Built 1938 Forges et Chantiers de la Gironde, Bordeaux. L114.75’. B27.75’. 672grt. 1000ihp 3cylTE steam engine. Armament 1x20mm AA, 2xMG. 1938 Delivered to French Navy. 19-6-1940 Arrived Plymouth. 3-7-1940 Seized and Req by RN. 9-1940 Based Devonport. 0-1940 Based at Aberdeen. 1-1941 Based at Milford Haven. 2-1941 – 1942 Based Aberdeen . 1942 – 1944 Based at Harwich. 5-1944 - 1945 Based Portsmouth. 6-1944 Towed 30ton crane 1206 Cardiff to Plymouth. 5-6-1945 Released from Overlord tug pool. 7-8-1945 Returned to French Navy, pennant A671. 1946-7 Renamed Locmine. 6-3-1964 Laid up at Brest. The Bombardons were large 200 ft (61 m) by 25 ft (7.6 m) cross-shaped floating breakwaters fabricated in steel that were anchored outside the main breakwaters that consisted of Gooseberries (scuttled ships) and Phoenixes (concrete caissons). 24 bombardon units, attached to one another with hemp ropes, would create a 1 mi (1.6 km) breakwater. During the storms at the end 1944 some Bombardons broke up and sank while others parted their anchors and drifted down onto the harbours, possibly causing more damage

Rudder link by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
O.k been a bit of some time since my last update. So to-day I tried to sort out the rudder link, I first tried to use some thin rod but that just bent when I tried to put the rudders over, next was some thicker rod that worked to a point (just like me😁), I have now come to the conclusion that I need better rudder horns than the W/M one's in the kit so I will start looking for some small brass collets and make my own.

I want my workshop back! by deepdiver Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi I knew just what you mean, I was a carrier some time back. Best of luck with the sales. Fre