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    (Naval Ship) L5 and L6
    Made these two tank landing craft form photo's to go with my HMS Fearless. When I sink the Fearless 2" down at the stern, lower the door then bring the LCT's out the back on their own controllers....really good to see on the water. (Motor: not known) (ESC: not known) (9/10)
    (Racing Boat) Disco
    Purchased new for Christmas, all finished and tested runs really well. Looks really well with the LED light strip around the inside of the hull working from an hand set..Lights are Red,Green, Blue And white with 12 shades and Disco, strobe,fade all with speed pulse or -. Photo's at night to follow, (Motor: standard) (ESC: Marine Brushed 20 a) (8/10)
    (Racing Boat) Izeea
    Purchased second hand from fellow club member, rewired and new receiver...good fun boat, go's well.Pic's to follow. (Motor: standard) (ESC: Mtroniks Viper) (7/10)
    (Tug Boat) Walter-Frederick
    Purchased from a retired gentleman who had failing eye sight and could no longer enjoy sailing.A very well made kit boat with paint work to match and as a smoke module in the stack.Runs well, looks well on the water and sits correctly. Photo's to follow. (Motor: MFA Torpedo 500) (ESC: Marine Brushed) (10/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Janice-Elaine
    Obtained part built, now finished except for the lights.A smart boat, goes at realistic speed, looks good on the water. 12v jelly battery is the ballast which makes it sit properly in the water. Pic's to follow. (Motor: MFA torpedo) (ESC: Marine Brushed) (8/10)
    (Other) Peppie Lentis
    Scratch build using fibre glass pt hull converted to foot passenger ferry from Sicily to italy.Made from photo's,nearly complete still slightly R & D Photos will follow with more info.As anyone else built one. (Motor: JP En-Er-G) (ESC: JP ) (8/10)
    (Working Vessel) Loyal Moderator
    Purchased from retired merchant sea officer. Changed static radar to working . Added navigation lights and deck lights . (Motor: M.F.A high torque) (ESC: 20 amp) (10/10)
    (Naval Ship) H.M.S Fearless
    This is my first build , 6 years in the making . Enjoyed every minute making it & sailing it . Boats weight is actually 12 stone hence launch trolley ! & it's own road trailer . Was launched by the Lieutenant Commander of the real Fearless , who supplied photo's and other info for the build . (Motor: Torpedo 850 * 2) (ESC: 20 amp *2) (10/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Pride Of Hythe
    7 months ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A very nice model and expertly constructed, well done that man. its always pleasing to see another boat on the water, long may our hobby continue.

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    πŸ“ Your ideas on how to stabilize a flat-bottomed freighter.
    7 months ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Ron, had the same problem with my 8'-6'' HMS Fearless when I first launched it. Took out all the ballast, weighed it then replaced it with a solid steel keel on edge bolted to the underside of my boat.... cured and never any more problem since. Fast boats go past it and it sits still with the wake going along side, just like the real one. it gave the boat a stabilising keel and put all the ballast 60 mm lower than being inside the boat. Good luck with yours, interested as to how it turns out.

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    πŸ“ Where's our mate?...
    8 months ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good to know you are ok Doug, I enjoy your blogs and your choice of Tina Turner, enjoy life to the full.
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    πŸ“ Park lakes
    12 months ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    There is no reason why wild life and boaters can exist side by side. We had a similar problem some years ago where we were accused of chasing the wildlife,After explanations to the council that the public were feeding the wildlife all over the place they decided to put in a duck feeding area.. since this... no problem.. stick to your guns, keep on at them. Good luck

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    πŸ’¬ Pride Of Hythe
    1 year ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    like the MV Balmoral.. nice workmanship and finish, next time i visit relatives in Kiddy i will pay you a visit

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    πŸ’¬ MV Balmoral
    1 year ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    very nice model, love the detail, finish and of course the passengers... what size is she

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    πŸ’¬ 31" Precedent Huntsman
    1 year ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Always good to see a Precedent Huntsman, excellent boats and even better skipper. Enjoy sailing mine at the lake every Sunday or Wednesday... never fails to please. Happy boating.. from Dennis the Menace

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    πŸ“ Email messages to upload.
    1 year ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nothing quite like the real thing, excellent lines, excellent overall shape, brilliant finish.. enjoy every moment you can on board her.
    I sail my model every other Sunday, always a delight to see it perform out on the lake

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    πŸ“ Bristol pilot cutter mascotte
    1 year ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    brilliant build and even better finishing, look forward to the launch pictures, excellent, well done a real credit to you.

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    πŸ’¬ propellers specilly made
    1 year ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Cliff, just read your post, with the specially ordered props i would be inclined to be belt and bracers by dimpling the shaft for the grub screw to fit into, not just a flat (from an engineering point of view) ... looking good

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    πŸ“ Old ships
    1 year ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi Lussino, try the historic dock yard at Chatham, they not only have some plans but a whole collection of models that you can request to view by prior appointment, one of the biggest collections a going.

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    πŸ“ Aero Kit - Sea Queen
    2 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Andy, i have the Huntsman with a torpedo 850 which gives it a realistic speed,cuts through the water nicely.. good luck with the build

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    πŸ“ Richards 48" Swordsman
    2 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi Richard, certainly a "Huntsman", just finished refurbishing one myself. Replanked the deck curving the planking around the bows was a real challenge, but three weeks later it was well worth it.

    Good luck with yours

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    πŸ“ newbie
    2 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Welcome aboard Nutrunner.... happy sailing. Good choice to begin withπŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Bumper boats
    2 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Matthew, Looks like a lot of fun to lighten meetings up. these would be ideal for have a go boats, can you please tell me where they are available from.

    regards Dennis

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    πŸ“ Open Day at Warminster Model Boat Club 10th September 2017
    2 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Andy, Due to present dates being booked we cannot unfortunately attend your open day but wish you all the best for the day and hope the weather stays dry for you. would love to attend and bring my big boat

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    Dennis, Chairman GVMBC, Suffolk

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    πŸ’¬ Just Keep Swimming
    2 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, very nice model and can sympathise with you on the handling situation. I to had the same problem when i built HMS Fearless at 8'-6" long and weighing 12 stone, soon made a launch trolly and a road trailer to carry it all in. From the time i arrive at the lake it is 18 mins. to launch on my own and do not have to touch it with the same on retrieving it. if you click on HMS Fearless you will see it at the launch day.. good luck with your transport.

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    πŸ“ Working radar
    2 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Chugalone 100, i have an 8' 6" long model of HMS Fearless with the servo in the mast running two radars at different speeds via pully and elastic bands, works well since the launch six years ago.
    If you make your mast a lift of fit at the radar arm you can mount the servo in the main part of your mast, micro servo from Rapid electronics in Colchester for Β£4.20.. good deal and excellent.

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    πŸ“ GVMBC Open Day
    2 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The G.V.M.B.C will be attending its own open day, not as described on the post..looking forward to seeing you there for a great dayπŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ˜Š
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    πŸ’¬ Fairey Huntsman 31
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very smart looking boat, like the paint scheme. I have a Huntsman that I am in the process of refurbishing, can you tell me what you used and where you obtained the main windscreen trim in chrome...looks brill.

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    πŸ’¬ Monster Mersey
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    What a superb model, just the right size. Wish you luck in the refurbishment and look forward to future update photo's. Well done for not letting it go to waste.

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    πŸ’¬ HMNZS Royalist
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    All models have their own character, the only limitations are ones own mind, at seventy I am still hopefully expanding. Happy sailing

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    very neat model, like the detailing, will look awesome on the water.....well done

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    πŸ“ Graupner RTR PT-109 Props
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HI Dave, catching up a bit, just read your query, if all else fails try ringing Jerome at SHG Models a very good chap at solving problems and makes all his own parts. good luck

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    well done, excellent detail and fine work...I like it. idea for holding down the superstructure...I built a model of HMS Fearless and used all push fit joints to good affect, using 1" upstands...works well, no screw drivers, spanners etc, just lift off sections 😊

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    πŸ’¬ HMNZS Royalist
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Great model, looks the part at speed, well done. I to had this problem when I built HMS Fearless 8'-6'' aol so I built a launch trolley then a road trailer to carry it all, sail her every Sunday...weather permitting. sounds you enjoy sailing your model as much as I do carry on with the hobby.

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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S Fearless
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HI Aeronaut1, I have not got an actual post code for the lake but if you are coming from north you will be on the A14 heading east. come past Stowmarket and the next junction is for the A140 take slip road to the bottom in right hand lane, follow the the roundabout all the way round changing to the left lane as you go under A14, take Coddenham road. Keep going past vets on the right over two small bridges and just before the low railway bridge the lake is on the right. Look forward to seeing you possibly in 2016.
    Den. as you say happy sailing to you in 2016

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    πŸ’¬ Drifter Meldia
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HI Northumbrian, a nice model of the drifter, full of character.. well done Tom and his twin brother.Good luck with joining a model boat club.



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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S Fearless
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HI Aeronaut1. Hope you enjoyed the video of the launch...a long time ago now....lots of improvements since then...a new video due next year. if you are ever in Needham Market, Suffolk please drop by any Sunday morning. she sails most Sundays (good weather)


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    πŸ’¬ H.M.S Fearless
    3 years ago by DennisRobotham ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HI xtramaths, thanks for your comments glad you are inspired. Several additions have been added since launch date.. one in particular is the ballast. Still adding all the time, latest, pump six gallons of water into tank to sink stern 2" open stern door and bring out two landing craft on separate controllers

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