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7th Dec 2018
DennisRobotham

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Member No. 3168
Registered 29th Dec 2014
Last Online 7th Dec 2018
City suffolk
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 8
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 18
Photos Posted 8
Likes Received 33
Likes Given 3
52 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
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
139 points away from Commander!
Points
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Boats in Harbour 8 64
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 36
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 18
Video Post 15 15
Video Response 3 30
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 21
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 3
Received Likes 2 66
261 Total Points
Good Conduct Medal
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Recent Posts
Pride Of Hythe by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

Your ideas on how to stabilize a flat-bottomed freighter. by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

Where's our mate?... by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Good to know you are ok Doug, I enjoy your blogs and your choice of Tina Turner, enjoy life to the full.

Park lakes by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
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

Pride Of Hythe by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
like the MV Balmoral.. nice workmanship and finish, next time i visit relatives in Kiddy i will pay you a visit

MV Balmoral by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
very nice model, love the detail, finish and of course the passengers... what size is she from menace

31" Precedent Huntsman by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
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

Email messages to upload. by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 8 months ago
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

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 8 months ago
brilliant build and even better finishing, look forward to the launch pictures, excellent, well done a real credit to you.

propellers specilly made by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 8 months ago
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 Dennis

Old ships by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
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.

Aero Kit - Sea Queen by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
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

Richards 48" Swordsman by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Welcome aboard Nutrunner.... happy sailing. Good choice to begin with👍

Bumper boats by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
very neat model, like the detailing, will look awesome on the water.....well done

Graupner RTR PT-109 Props by DennisRobotham Lieutenant   Posted: 3 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 3 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