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10th Apr 2016
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figtree7nts

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Member No. 3723
Registered 10th Apr 2016
Last Online 28th Mar 2017
City Hartford
Country United States
Boats in Harbour 6
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 238
Photos Posted 198
Likes Received 116
Likes Given 188
602 Total Posts
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Harbour
San Pedro
Type: Tug Boat
Flying Fish
Type: Other
"Leslie's Dream"
Type: Yacht
CARTER
Type: Pleasure Craft
WYEFORCE
Type: Tug Boat
+1 More
Fleet Admiral!
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
Top Ranking Member!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 48
Forum Thread 5 60
Forum Post 2 476
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 20
Photos Response 3 249
Video Post 15 30
Video Response 3 171
Build Blog 20 60
Blog Post 5 455
Blog Response 3 366
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 188
Received Likes 2 232
2363 Total Points
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Recent Posts
iMBRA Western League Gonzaga by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 hours ago
Whats wrong with the URL?

KD Perkasa by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 hours ago
Hi Steve, Great job on the Perkasa! There's a big difference between the lead acid and the Lipo. The Lipo and Brushless combination is a winner! Ed

My first boat!! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Nick, Congratulations on winning a model boat! also welcome to the website. you will find a bunch of people here that are very friendly and very helpful! Which fishing boat did you Win? Ed

Trimaran USV by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Analyst, I think you should use 3 people, 1 at the bow (front) 1 at the port (left) and 1 at the starboard (right)! Try not to make it to heavy also.👍

Trimaran USV by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Your boat size looks like a two man operation!

Clinker Potting and Crab Boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Sounds good, Can't wait to see how she turns out! Have you found where you will be sourcing the figures from?

Clinker Potting and Crab Boat by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Sonar, I think the wheelhouse would look nice toward her Stern! Lift the Wheel House about an 1" or so, to give the wheelhouse good visibility facing her bow. And have her fishing hardware facing forward towards the bow!

2 motors 1 esc by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Another suggestion is to look on the Cornwall Model Boat Website for their recommended Capacitors.

2 motors 1 esc by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Take a look here! "Soldering suppressors to motor" I do have a good description of the ratings and what to do take a look! Ed

2 motors 1 esc by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Sonar, Why not try two Mtroniks Viper Marine ESC! http://www.cornwallmodelboats. co.uk/acatalog/mtroniks-viper2 5.html Or http://www.cornwallmodelboats. co.uk/acatalog/electronize-FR3 0HX.html Both ESC's Available from Cornwall Model Boats, Just an idea Ed

X System by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Hi Awesome engine, You better get it patented!

Big Blue by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Sounds great, keep up the good work!👍

Big Blue by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Great job, where's her Mast?

How many is to Many by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
OK, I have three Tugboats one cabin cruiser and one speed boat! And if you saw the amount of room I have, you would wonda how. Of course let's not forget the two 43" barges I have! And two foam Barges There is no set number to how many you have it's a hobby! Did I neglect to mention it's addicting.......... Where's my next Build? LOL😁 Oop's I forgot to mention one foam pier!

SMIT NEDERLAND by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Thanks, For sharing the Pictures of your build. I really like the Smit Nederland.👍 Can you put pictures, of having worked on the Bulwark!

RH side bar by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Hi Glyn44, Have you tried looking at the top upper most corner on the right. Their you will see the toggle (Active Users) sound on/off and to be able to close that panel! Look at the upper right hand corner of the website... Also you may have your text size really high. Hope this helps...

Suspected Seam by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Dave, I found an 1/2" chisel at the local Dollar Store! Next step will be to draw a chisel line around the hull. Seems like there's a lot of work ahead of me! But, for now will work on a clock the wife brought home from the thrift shop... Also under the weather, The grandchildren were by, left me with a cold.😭

Suspected Seam by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Good Morning Dave, Thank You, I looked and found what I need!👍 Great advice, I won't make the angel myself. am going to look into purchasing ready made angles. As for the chisel I'm thinking 1/4", What do you think?

Suspected Seam by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Dave, Thanks for the recommendation of the Plexus MA360 Adhesive, I will look in to it! and to think of it the other day while I was in the Dollar store, I saw a small chisel didn't think much of it. Who would have thought I'd need it now. I need to look in to getting some angled plasticard! or just some plasticard sheets and make the angels myself! Thanks Mark, I'm afraid the torch idea is out of the question. The hull has a support frame that runs along the inside, so the light won't show on the outside! I think the Plasticard root is the way I'm going. I will keep you all posted...👍 Ed

Suspected Seam by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
The outer hull area in all plastic. I can't add a fillet to her stern insides there's no access. Strange design of the transom! Her outer hull is made up of 1/8 plastic! I think it's PVC! What would you recommend I use to take the paint off without damaging the plastic? looks as if a trip to the local hobbyshop is in order. I need to see if I can find some "MEK's". I think in the case of San Pedro there's a lot of pressure from the weight she carries! 21lbs to be exact. Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated, on how to go about scraping the hulls seam without nicking the hull. Any idea's.....

Submarine attack and depth charge explosions by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Fantastic, Outstanding, Bravo!👍

Repairing the Suspected Seam! by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
I have found a piece of plastic that came from the transom! it's the right size for the stern area which I believe is leaking! The seam looks as if it's separating, so maybe I'll reinforce the seam! As you can see from the picture on the right. The seam is slowly starting to separate.😡😭 What a shame I haven't even taken it to the pond yet!

Suspected Seam by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Ok, I have found a suspected leaky seam, But i'm not sure if this is where the water is coming in from yet! I do know this seam is below the waterline! going to have to seal it some how! What procedure should I use any advice is welcomed...

Sad News by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Paul, Thanks, Yes every one's advice is well welcomed. I also like your advice about the Syringe with the little hose attached to it! I think I'll look for the seam that's leaking. I'll fix that and also buy a water pump for good measure.... Ed

Sad News by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Mark, The rudder tubes are well above the water line! But I'll check them out. And the prop shafts were greest properly But i will recheck! I think I'm going to have to look at all the seams! Thanks for the advice, 👍 Hi Dave, The glue i used was Zap-a-Gap, also so Z-Poxy for the wood structure! I'm going to go over the hull and see if I can trace the leak! I suspect a seam that's on the bottom of the hull. That's where I felt the leak when I picked up the hull. But who know exactly where the water is coming from. I'll keep you posted, Thanks for your input really appreciate it 👍 Ed PS. I'm looking into the UHU Plus Acrylit!

Sad News by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 12 days ago
I had San Pedro in the bath a day ago, Just doing a seaworthiness test! I think she was in the water for about 5hrs, needles to say she took on about 4oz of water! I didn't realize until a day later when I picked her up to put her back in the water. I saw a water stain didn't pay to much attention to it. I went to turn on her running system. As you can imagine I had a look of dread, when I saw all that water and no pump to pump it out of the engine room... I took the batteries out, they suffered no damage. The electronics was pulled out and dried! I left the superstructure off so the engine room can dry. It will be a few weeks of drying, before I can try to access where the leak is coming from.😡😡😡 But I think it's all the weight she carries. 21lbs is quite a bit to carry! Oh, well I'll figure it out later...😭😭😭

raf crash tender 3ft by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Your quite Welcomed, any time hope you find what your looking for. 👍

First post... by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
OK, I'm Curious how big is your boat going to be?

Sydney Star by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Very nice container ship, job well done!

raf crash tender 3ft by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Hi Georgeo5664, How about trying here, I'm not sure about the scale maybe you can contact them! http://www.slecuk.com/balsa-wo od/Crash-Tender-Fiting-Kit-PR8 02A.html