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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lorelei
    3 months ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I put 2 jet drives in mine which gave good performance. from a 2s lipo
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    ๐Ÿ“ Battery driven motors
    6 months ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Chris, you are bang on, the 600 is a bit too powerful. The slipper launch is a fairly slow river boat, not made for racing. I recommend a 500 size brushed motor as a good option. keep the battery voltage to 6v -7.4v
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Slipper Launch
    6 months ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello,
    I now have a fittings kit available on request for this model. video on www.hakit.co.uk
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    ๐Ÿ“ I need help identifying/locating these fittings
    7 months ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It looks like Robart quick release joint. these are normaly used in model aircraft. Available from Bobs Hobbies. Orlando.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden Voyage
    9 months ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great to see the younger generation getting involved. This was exactly my idea when i started to produce the small simple kits. Well done.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mast.
    1 year ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I do have 3d printed masts and did include them in the kit but people said they liked to varnish a wooden mast rather than paint the plastic to look like wood. I will include both from now on. If any body wants a plastic mast just email me. Paul HAKits
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    ๐Ÿ“ Plans
    1 year ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I have built a couple of these boats many years ago, the kit uses a plastic hull so I don't think the plans have any hull lines or formers. I will try and find them and check if you wish.
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    ๐Ÿ“ union flag
    1 year ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Well my posting on getting the correct size flag has stirred a hornets nest. When i photographed to flags they were the correct way up and they are correct in my file but when i posted them they flipped upside down, anybody know why?
    anyway here is the flag on its staff.
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    ๐Ÿ“ union flag
    1 year ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello, just a little tip for people looking for realistic union flags. I needed a large-ish flag for my slipper launch, at 1/8 scale it needed to be about 4" the larges i could fine in the model shop was about 2" and cost about ยฃ4.50. I bought it as there was nothing else. I then looked on line and after several searches found small polyester waving flags. The union flag was twice the size I needed, but the seller also sold an Australian flag. so i bought that ยฃ2.99 and cut the union flag from it. Perfect๐Ÿ˜‰
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    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    2 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Colin, I have copied the plan, If you send your address I will post it out to you. Please PM me.
    Cheers Paul.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    2 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello Colin, the plan is half size. I dont realy want to let it go but will happily try and copy it for you.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar model fireboat.
    2 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I might be a bit late with this but i have only just seen the post. The Norstar fire boat was my second boat build in about 1976 and i still have the plan, is it any use to you?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HAKITS MORSTON
    2 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I found for 1/12 scale lobster pots the blue beard and hair nets are about the right size, the cheap brown ones are too fine. I 3d printed a frame, sprayed it with photo mount adhesive and rapped the net around, but not stretching too tight. when dry i trimmed off any excess and spray painted the whole thing black. hope this helps
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HAKITS Morston
    2 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    To clear some thing up, I spend alot of time in North Norfolk, Blakeney in particular. Moored there is a small open launch called the Teal.(see photos) It has a clinker built hull, I decided to model it but as my kits are designed to be easy to build I adapted it to have a single chine hull (The green boat in photo). A friend of mine liked the model but thought it would look better with a shelter, using the same hull as the Blakeney I added a shelter and so the Morston was born.(Blue boat) It is in no way a scale model but a product of my imagination. Hope this helps.
    For people not familiar with Norfolk, Morston is the next village to Blakeney.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jet powered ski boat
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the kind comments Pete.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Jet powered ski boat
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    the jet units can be found on ebay, just search for model boat jet drive
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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet powered ski boat
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I recently bought a couple of cheap jet drive units, about ยฃ15 each and was wondering what to do with them. A friend suggested i put one in my ski boat, so i shoe horned both of them in.
    sorry about the video, i can't turn it round.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Machine shop
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello Peter, I have a boxford lathe i would like to get rid of. It is one i liberated from a school when i worked there, it has a 3 phase motor and could do with a bit of a tidy up. I gave a donation of ยฃ100 so if i can get the same, i will be happy. Its in the Manchester area.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Stand
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I now have the XL boat stand in stock for models upto about 48" The same as the medium just bigger!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Stand
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    beware of copyrights!
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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Stand
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    sorry, they are designed for smaller powered models.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Boat Stand
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    These universal boat stands are now available from HAKits.
    They are very practical and easy to construct. Show your model the respect it deserves, many modellers just use a tatty piece of ply and a bit of pipe lagging, tidy up the display of your model.
    Available on ebay item No.274075944258
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    ๐Ÿ“ Look for a simple balsa build
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    gman3000, the rescue launch is the best for a first time build, and lots of room for motor and RC gear

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    ๐Ÿ“ Look for a simple balsa build
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    You could have a look at at my kits, not balsa but quality liteply. accurate laser cut parts and step by step instructions. The other good thing is they are economically priced to try and encourage people in to the hobby, (cheap as chips!) if you are interested email me. or go to HAKITS.CO.UK (boat page).
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    ๐Ÿ“ CNC boat kits...?
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    This all sounds very familiar, I don't want to knock your project but be careful. I have experiance of cnc routers and laser cutters, laser cutters put no pressure on the material, its amazing how much side load a milling cutter puts on the material and can rip pieces out of the sheet. In the past i put strips of masking tape on the back of the material then held it down with double sided tape, this will hold pieces in place ( most of the time) Good luck

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    ๐Ÿ“ Swordsman or Huntsman?
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It is not a huntsman of any type as they had an aft cabin. The Huntress and swordsman had open deck at the stern. there have been lots of kits and plans of this type, what is the length?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lazer cut Kits
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A few photos of the new models from H.A.kits. Prices range from ยฃ29 - ยฃ39

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    ๐Ÿ“ Re: Lazer cut Kits
    3 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    H.A.Kits will be attending the Model show in Coppell, Lancashire on Saturday 23rd march. This will be our first event as a trader, our latest products go on sale for the first time plus all are models are on display. So come along and see our products, maybe pick up some bargains and freebies!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Lazer cut Kits
    4 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello modellers, just a bit of an update. I have been busy designing 3 more model kits, A pilot Launch (540mm), River cruiser (500mm) and a slipper launch, the latter will be available in 2 sizes 460mm & 700mm. I hope these will be available by early March.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Lazer cut Kits
    4 years ago by HAKits ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hello, I have just started advertising them on ebay. if you are interested you can contact me via enquiries@hakits.co.uk. Thanks.

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