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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Testing results sofar of the SMIT harber tug
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Albert90,

    Your Smit Nederland is superbly built, and I love the sound system!

    Pity we're so far away from each other?

    As, I'd love to do some tug boating competition with you?

    Also, Thanks for pointing out the wrong lighting on my mast!

    Regards,

    Ed-

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    ๐Ÿ“ Very sad news about Nerys plus update on her final boat project
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hello, Alice

    I've been away from the website for a while doing other hobbies!

    And, I have just read such devastating news.

    I'd like to give my Sincerest Condolences on your loss of Nerys!

    I can remember many times reading her post and the way she spoke about you showed true Love!

    Nerys, will be truly missed by all of us!

    With Kind Regards,

    Ed & Jenn-
    U.S.A.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Dusseldorf
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    What can I say?

    Absolutely a Fantastic Build ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Ed

    ๐Ÿ“ Very sad news Martin555
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    "RIP" Martin555-

    I've known Martin for over 5 years now!
    A true friend and an awesome model builder!
    I will miss his wealth of information and techniques.

    He'll truly be missed by us all!


    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scuppers Oh My!
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Doug,

    Thank you, I try!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ“ Not much to Report!
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    I'm in the process of placing the support ribs around the bulwark!

    But I stopped working on the Happy Hunter temporarily to work on the Smit Nederland!

    See I botched up the light colours on the Aft of the Mast!

    So, I had to correct my mistake which I did!

    It took 2 days of swearing, But I did it!

    As you can see in the picture the Aft Mast lights are now correct!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ“ Frozen Pond
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Ron,

    Its -7C here and will go lower tonight! โ„๏ธ

    Tomorrow morning it'll be -20C! โ›„

    There's no boating any time soon! LOL! ๐Ÿšค

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: STEAM LAUNCH VULCANIA WITH CALLIOPE
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Outstanding!!! I've never seen anything like it!

    It would be an awesome model steamboat!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted Brushed outboard
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Scott,

    Take a look here:



    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/cgi-bin/ss000001.pl?page=search&SS=outboard
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland Tugboat
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    I spent a few days trying to figure out how to fix my botched-up Mast!

    As the lighting wasn't correct and Albert90 was kind enough to let me know it was Botched up!

    Thanks, Albert90 it's now fixed!

    Anyway,

    I ended up pulling the old led's from the aft of the Mast!

    I then had to somehow drill tiny little holes to run the wires from the new led's!

    I carefully did everything without breaking the Mast!

    It was a real challenge to do this repair!

    This is what I ended up with!

    Repairs all done- ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scuppers Oh My!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    Thank You,

    I tried as best as I could to cut them out the same size!

    I do have to tidy up the ends of the Scuppers though!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

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    ๐Ÿ“ Lead strip alternatives?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Scott,


    Give a look on Amazon or your local pound shop or maybe even a local hobby shop too!

    Also, when you add the Ballast place it as close to the center Of the Model as possible!

    Add Ballast torwards the Aft end of the Model!

    Bring her down till the Black is barely touching the water!

    See if that helps!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ“ Lead strip alternatives?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Scott,

    Peejay's recommendation is right!

    I would use these:



    https://www.amazon.com/Magnets-Refrigerator-Cylinder-Whiteboard-Miniature/dp/B09
    ๐Ÿ“ Scuppers Oh My!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    You know the saying?

    "There's a first time for everything?"

    Well, it's true!

    I've never cutout Scuppers!

    I looked all over the internet looking for ideas on how such a task should be handled!

    Everywhere I looked they spoke about real scuppers on real ships.

    So, after thing about it?

    And I did this for days!

    I then looked at the way the scuppers are on the Happy Hunter Model versus the Real Happy Hunter.

    The Happy Hunter Model has Scuppers on the Aft deck and upper deck!

    But, I looked at a picture of the real Happy Hunter and there are no Scuppers on the Aft Deck!

    So, I decided to cutout the Scuppers on my Happy Hunter!

    As this adds more details to her aft deck!

    Each Scupper is 35mm wide by 5mm high!

    On the Model you have to laminate a preshaped piece to the inside of the bulwark!

    This piece has the Scuppers and scribed lines of where the Bulwark supports are placed!

    Now you can then see where the Scuppers are placed!

    So, what I did was use a light to see where the Scupper would be?

    I then saw the center of the Scupper.

    I then made holes to drill out the Scupper!

    Then cut away the center after having drilled about 5 to 6 holes where the scupper is located!

    Then I used my trusty rattail and a small flat file as well!

    I did 10 Scuppers in 2 days.

    I have to cutout 12 Scupper on her upper deck as soon as I get there!

    Oh, I also drilled out her Portholes too!

    Lots of fun with this Build!

    Cheers for now,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull Completion 2
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    Fantastic workmanship! ๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hull completion 1 of ?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    Just tell everybody to shake their head up and down?

    That'll make the waterline even! LOL!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final assembly part 1 of ?
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    Your Dรผsseldorf looks fantastic she has awesome details too.

    Very nice lines!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ“ Aft Deck in Place!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi, All

    I've laid the Aft Deck!

    Which was a straightforward process!

    Next, I'll have to place the ribs.

    They're just in place they don't do anything but look good!

    Oh, if you look at the pic that shows the entrance that goes up to the forecastle!

    Anyway, its late here and I'm tired!

    It's been a long day as I did a lot of grinding.

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    PS, I have to cut out the scuppers also!
    I'll do that tomorrow!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Happy Hunter Ballast!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    No, I haven't but as I add weight, I'll compensate by taking out ballast.

    But my WTL is about 7mm I hope it's alright.

    If not? I'll subtract weight as needed!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Happy Hunter Ballast!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    I do!

    I'm using the BEC from the Bow Thruster!

    And Port Starboard engines have their red wire disconnected!

    And I didn't see any magic smoke! LOL!

    Everything tested and it works just fine!

    Oh, I had to order a replacement clutch for the port engine.

    As I notice its off alignment and vibrates terribly!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ“ Coloured Sticky Tape For Coach Lining
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi,

    Have you tried looking in your local auto parts store?

    Or do a search on Amazon?

    Cheers,

    Ed-

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut "Diva"
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi ChrisG,

    Your Aeronaut "Diva" looks very well made!

    She looks great!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ“ Happy Hunter Ballast!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    My Happy Hunter has about 20.5 lbs. of Ballast in her to bring her down to her Waterline.

    There's are about 10.5 lbs. aft and 2.3 lbs. forward under the fiddly deck!

    And another .6 Onces aft of the tillers

    Oh, there's about .6 Onces at the Bow!

    If you look very carefully, you'll see a red strip going from port to starboard in pic 1.

    I had to carefully place the Ballast under the ESC's!

    So, with the Ballast forward and Aft Ballast and the weight of the SLA's

    I have a total of 20.6 Lbs.

    I'm missing about a few Onces but that's ok no one will know! LOL!

    Opp's now you know----

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1930 Chris craft runabout ( Driftwood)
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi River Rat,

    Fantastic build and Fantastic Details!

    Very good!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: My Engine Room!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    No, I haven't given up on LiPo's!

    I use the SLA's as part of the Ballast for my Tugs!

    I use my LiPo's for my Yacht!

    The Happy Hunter needs about 18.4 lbs. of Ballast!

    So, the SLA's come in handy! LOL! ๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    PS, did you finish the Dusseldorf?

    How'd it come out?

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: My Engine Room!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Martin,

    I'm trying my best,

    Thank you!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland Tugboat
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Marky,

    Thank you, it's good to be back!

    And building a nice big boat!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland Tugboat
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Albert90,

    I see what you mean about the lights!

    As I was building the Mast, I didn't have any reference to her lights!

    Someday I'll fix that mistake!

    But, for now all I can say is Oop's! LOL!

    Thanks for noticing!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ“ My Engine Room!
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    This is my first time setting up an Engine Room using 3 ESC's

    My Happy Hunter will use 12 volts at 25 Amp's for her Main Engines!

    And my Bow Thruster will use 6 volts at 3.2 Amp's!

    Oh, I am also incorporating a P40-E which will come in handy on some monoverses!

    I know where are my fuses?

    I'll place the fuses before I lay the main deck!

    I'm just taking my time with her!

    If anybody has any suggestions, please by all means make your recommendations?

    That's it for now!

    Cheers,

    Ed-

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Smit Nederland Tugboat
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ figtree7nts ( Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,

    It's 5 volts for all my LEDs with a resister that was supplied by the Manufacturer!

    I haven't a clue as to its rating! LOL!

    But I believe I did it correctly because I haven't blown myself up! TeHe๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘

    But these LEDs are bright!

    My port is a bit dimmer than my starboard side!

    Cheers,

    Ed-



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