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DennisRobotham

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Member No. 3168
Registered 29th Dec 2014
Last Online 22nd Sep 2017
City suffolk
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 11
Photos Posted 8
Likes Received 11
Likes Given 1
40 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Gipping Valley Model Boat Club
Since: 13th Feb 2015
Harbour
L5 and L6
Type: Naval Ship
Disco
Type: Racing Boat
Izeea
Type: Racing Boat
Walter-Frederick
Type: Tug Boat
+4 More
Sub-Lieutenant
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
14 points away from Lieutenant!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 22
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 12
Video Post 15 15
Video Response 3 27
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 15
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 1
Received Likes 2 22
186 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Richards 48" Swordsman by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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

newbie by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Welcome aboard Nutrunner.... happy sailing. Good choice to begin with👍

Bumper boats by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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

Open Day at Warminster Model Boat Club 10th September 2017 by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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 Regards Dennis, Chairman GVMBC, Suffolk

Just Keep Swimming by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
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.

Working radar by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
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 £4.20.. good deal and excellent. Good look with model👍😊

GVMBC Open Day by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
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 day😎👍😊

Fairey Huntsman 31 by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 months ago
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.

Monster Mersey by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
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.

HMNZS Royalist by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
All models have their own character, the only limitations are ones own mind, at seventy I am still hopefully expanding. Happy sailing

H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
very neat model, like the detailing, will look awesome on the water.....well done

Graupner RTR PT-109 Props by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
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

H.M.S. BULLDOG / BEAGLE by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
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 😊

HMNZS Royalist by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
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.

H.M.S Fearless by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
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

Drifter Meldia by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
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. Dayno

H.M.S Fearless by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
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) Den

H.M.S Fearless by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
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

M.F.A Tracker by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
nice one son,the Tracker and Vietnam boats look and perform great.....well done.

Sir William Hoy by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
HI Ralph, love the shape and the finish,ideal size at 45",sit's well In the water, all proportions just right. Is this a kit or scratch build.

Waves, Wings and Wheels Scale Model Show by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
A great day was had by all, plenty to see and Interact with. Flying display by the helicopter group,steam trains steam traction engines team boats(static). GVMBC put on a good show to convey Interest In our hobby..it worked. Looking forward to the next one In 2016, well done chaps.

H.M.S Fearless by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
HI Lubberland, glad you enjoyed the model,I have now added your details to the ongoing collection of crew that served on her.Since the launch date I have reconfigured the ballast,added several working Items all to Improve the realistic look of her.Will post more pictures soon. dennis

Lighting by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
HI Thom, Just read your e-mail relating to your lighting requirements, If you get In touch with Kyje at component shop (Email Removed - PM Only) very helpful guy and they will make up any configuration you require 6v or 12v. you can put a voltage reducer In the line so all your lights operate from the same battery. If you have a smell space to fit your lights Into try the altra bright micro LED's they are only 2mm In size,give more light than a grain of rice and use less power. Good luck Best regards Den

Precedent Huntsman 461/2 Inch by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
HI Restin, Just a quick note...when doing your battery tray put It across the boat ..not length ways,this should sit tight against the rib forming one side of the tray and lay the battery down on Its side. Good luck, look forward to seeing It finished. Regards Den

H.M.S Fearless by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
HI Bob, thanks for your comments, since the launch I have reconfigured the ballast..now sit and performs correctly.I can sink the stern 50mm open the door and bring out the lct's on their own controls...now looks even better.Since the launch I have had sixteen people say they served on Fearless, Including the chef on the port side. Den.

Precedent Huntsman 461/2 Inch by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
HI Restin, Sorry for the delay In responding..been away for a few days. Yes the battery sits under the the two side seats, please keep me posted on the launch, any further Info you require....give me a call.

Tug Sinks Duck In Viscious Attack by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Give It the kiss of live or a shot of rum????

Precedent Huntsman 461/2 Inch by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
HI Restin, I to have the Huntsman the same size with a 850 MFA running from a 20amh 12v jell battery and It go's well. Position the battery correctly and this takes care of any ballast. Sits In the water at the right depth and angle and planes at the real speed.................awesome on the lake.

H.M.S Fearless by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Looking forward to summer so I can update the video showing all the additions since the launch Including another 46 deck lights.

H.M.S Fearless by DennisRobotham Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
Thank you for the kind words son,one very proud father,model builder.At present adding another 40 micro LED's to the superstructure.