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    (Tug Boat) Smit Amsterdam
    This is a Graupner Premium Line.I wasn't happy with the universals and plastic 3 bladed props.Replaced the universals and changed props to 4 bladed brass.Also changed the prop shaft to a threaded 4mm shaft which I happened to have in my spares.She runs a lot better now with these changes.Still to come is lighting and sound. (Motor: 2-550 motors) (ESC: 50amp) (8/10)
    (Yacht) Micro Magic
    I aquired it from a member in our club.It came with 2 extra sails.It is a nice boat to take along especialy when you just want to relax by the pond side.Easy sailor. (8/10)
    (Working Vessel) Gina 2
    Billings kit.I started it in the early 80's.I lost interest in it and my Dad finished it.Now the boat is retired to being a static model.It does have operating lights installed. (Motor: Robbe 300 Slow) (6/10)
    (Tug Boat) Jersey City
    Dumas Kit.It still needs lights installed and sound. (Motor: MFATorpedo500) (ESC: Tazer12 50amp) (8/10)
    (Tug Boat) Carol Moran
    Dumas kit.Runs great but the torque is trmendous.Have to offset the torque. (Motor: kv893) (ESC: unknown) (9/10)
    (Working Vessel) Ethmar74
    It is a lindberg static kit converted to r/c. (Motor: converted servo) (5/10)
    Recent Posts
    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS Cottesmore
    6 days ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    No wonder it's taking you a long time even between other projects.Lots of excellent detail.Great job.πŸ‘πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Apache clone I.c. Boat at Stevenage.
    7 days ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Very impressed.Looks like the boat handles very good.Good job.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ten Shock β€˜mini starship’ video
    7 days ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice quick boat.Good job.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Marian Belle' Empire Class Tug.
    13 days ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Great looking tug.Nice job.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: My Retirement Plans !!!
    15 days ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    What a great assortment of boats to work on.πŸ‘Try not to get flustered trying to decide what to work on first.πŸ™„
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Police Launch
    18 days ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Lovely job.πŸ‘Colin said it all.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Regina and Our Lass and Zwart Zee
    20 days ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Great looking models.Nice job on them all.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: (Hover Craft) Griffon 2000TD
    22 days ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Enjoyed the video.You have good control running it.Good build.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    23 days ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    I am just wondering how a Fleet Admiral is now a Warrant Officer as in my case.I should be a Commodore as the points show.Must be an oversite.
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    πŸ“ J-502 progressing along
    24 days ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice job Ron.Looking good.Open water is just around the corner.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sandown Train & Hobby Show - RC Boats Display
    1 month ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Enjoyed the video.Great collection of various boats.High quality.
    Excellent builds.πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RIVA Aquarama
    1 month ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice job.Looking forward to see it finished and on the water.πŸ‘β­
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    πŸ’¬ Re: New Fenders
    1 month ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    As Marky says it suits the Brooklyn.Looks like I will have to put
    the same style of fenders on my New Jersey.The tires kept being ripped off.Close encounters with the dock.They do look better on an older period tug.πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ The well deck floor & sides.
    1 month ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Excellent workmanship.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Mowe 2
    2 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Good looking boat.Nice clean paint job.Looks good on the water.

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    πŸ’¬ Miniture rope fenders!
    2 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    The rope fenders would look better.The tires always seem to catch and hang onto things that they rub up against.Good choice.

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    πŸ’¬ Detailing the deck.
    2 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Excellent work and progress.The deck looks great.

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    πŸ’¬ Ionia
    2 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice work on the tug.πŸ‘Great seeing the boat on the water that isn't
    frozen over like we are up here.😀

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    πŸ’¬ Build Finalized
    2 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice clean build.It will look good on the water.Great job.πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ San Pedro by Harbor Models!
    3 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    That is a great looking tug.Go for it.Judging by what I have seen you accomplish on the Brooklyn,this will be another beautiful build.

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    πŸ“ Propellers
    3 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looking at the stern of the boat and you have 2 rudders.
    The port prop should be counter clockwise and the starboard one
    clockwise.If you have only one rudder then the port is clockwise
    and the starboard one is counter clockwise.

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    πŸ’¬ Reassembly
    3 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice job.Looks really good.
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    πŸ’¬ Cabin detail part 5 speed control & compass
    4 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Excellent craftsmanship.I envy your skills.Fabulous.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Pilot House Structure
    4 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Coming along nicely.That's the thing with Springer hulls.The superstructure is not confined to one style.One of our members in the club had one hull but three different superstructures.He was able to change them throughout the days sailing.

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    πŸ’¬ Power switch location / mount
    4 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Great progress on the build.I like your idea on mounting the switch.Looking forward to the completion of the build.

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    πŸ“ Propshaft Lubrication
    4 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    I have changed over to the ProBoat Marine Grease.It comes with an injector that screws onto the tube.Very happy with the product.Just one idea.

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    πŸ“ Happy new year
    4 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Happy New Year to you,Marky.All the best for the coming year.
    Happy New Year for all.
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    πŸ’¬ fuses
    4 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    Before going to the expense of new esc's.Check the current draw when the boat is in the water.I should have mentioned that sooner.

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    πŸ’¬ fuses
    4 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    When I had a Schnellboot it was 1/31 scale and I used Speed 400's.My esc's were 50 amp.I had no problem.Once you put the boat in the water there is more resistance on the props.With that there is more current draw.Maybe look into getting a higher rated esc.

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    πŸ’¬ Oh, NO Water Everywhere!
    4 months ago by Donnieboy ( Warrant Officer)
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    I remember a few years ago that I was excited to get the boat finished and I went to the pond.Put the boat in the water and ran it for awhile.Brought it back in and opened up the superstructure
    only to find quite a bit of water in the bottom.I was in a rush and forgot to grease the stuffing tube.One thought for you.

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