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hydroman

Member Stats
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Member No. 1675
Registered 27th Jan 2012
Last Online 14th Nov 2013
City walsall
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 6
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 7
Photos Posted 107
Likes Received 1
Likes Given 0
95 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Chasewater Model Boat Club
Since: 10th May 2013
Harbour
LYNX 47
Type: Racing Boat
century
Type: Pleasure Craft
monsoon (nauticus)
Type: Yacht
26cc hydroplane(hydrolift)
Type: Racing Boat
+2 More
Commander
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
75 points away from Captain!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 48
Forum Thread 5 10
Forum Post 2 14
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 20
Photos Response 3 9
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 3
Build Blog 20 80
Blog Post 5 245
Blog Response 3 78
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 0
Received Likes 2 2
525 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
LYNX 47 by hydroman Commander   Posted: 5 years ago
[Score: 5/10] 47" LYNX 47 Single Propellor (3 Blade 75mm) Direct Drive to a FULL MODIFIED ZEN 9 (3 Blade) - Comments: PRESTWICH MODEL BOATS LYNX 47, with fully modified 29.5cc Zenoah 9, arrowshark water cooled tuned pipe, twin 6mm stern water Inlets, 1/4 Inch flexI drive through stern mounted strut, ,high torque steering servo, Zenoah easy start fitted, and lots more all purchased from Prestwich model boats and fitted by me.

hydrolift(26cc hydroplane) by hydroman Commander   Posted: 5 years ago
hI alan, a pulse pump works off the pressure of the downward stroke of the piston, as the piston moves down pressure builds up In the crankcase bottom and with a small tygon fuel line fitted to the Insulator block that the carb sits on you can tap Into the 'pulse' of pressure that's created and Its this that works a diaphragm Inside the pump, It pumps water when your boat Is not traveling fast enough to cool Itself through the water Intakes.

'just built' or 'years of war' look by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
hI bassman I was hoping that the change would do good but obviously not, what a shame, that's put me off buying anything else from them, there Is nothing worse than missing parts after you have been waiting weeks for It to arrive, I hope you have given them a rollicking matey cause that Is what they need. 😭

'just built' or 'years of war' look by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
the company has just changed hands so I bet they have had a lot to do, at least you know now that Its on Its way. good luck with the build 👍

'just built' or 'years of war' look by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
hI bassman I got mine In just over 2 weeks, when I contacted them they said they dont keep any stock and only make the kit up when they get an order. so If I were you I would contact them and se what Is going on.

'just built' or 'years of war' look by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
hI bassman, If you have any problems finding any parts just ask me and I will tell you where to get them from, I had to wait just over 2 weeks for my kit, but the quality of the ply and balsa Is superb, all the parts are superbly cut and packed In the box, the so called 'instructions' are useless If you have not built anything like this before but If you have any problems I will be glad to help you.

minI HD video camera fitted by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
hello graham regarding the 'sound activated' mode, I dont use It, I would rather start recording by pressing the 'lever' so to speak. you can see on the third picture how bright the light Is after the plastic Is cut away, It just makes It so much better to see what the camera Is doing. regards mark b

minI HD video camera fitted by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
hI graham when you get It there will be a label on one side, on my camera thats the underside of the cam when put down,its very simple to operate too. tip:turn camera on so light Is constantly on, then with a sharp knife gently cut away the plastic ABOVE the led. the light Is visible (just) In daylight but by cutting away the case above It and then carefully sealing It again with clear silicone the led Is super bright and easily seen on the brightest of days !!!

minI HD video camera fitted by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
hello Graham, I got It from amazon, Its a 'spy' camera In the shape of a cigarette lighter !!!. I sprayed It grey to match the destroyer (its bright yellow) the end of the 'lighter' pulls off to reveal the usb. I think Its great because Its only about 1cm thick and you can easily fix It down with a bit of stick on velcro, can't complain at £9:95 and free p p !!!!

minI HD video camera fitted by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
this little camera Is perfect for 'onboard' video footage. It can take up to an 8gb micro sd card for about 2 hours of video(thats how long the battery lasts),charges via the usb. motion activated mode or normal, an Indicator light to see what mode Its In,and It even takes photo's, not bad for £10. fits nice under the 'overhang' on the upper bridge.

twin gun turret by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
this Is also the only 'kit shack' kit I have built and I had to get the biggest they make, not thinking about where I was going to store It,at 59 Inches Its a squeeze In a small flat with 5 other boats as well. its great to hear they are making an aircraft carrier, I would love one, have you any Idea of Its size ?

Mersey Class Lifeboat - at night! by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
great stuff, when I get my own boats back In the water I will get some video's with my new onboard waterproof minI cam. regards mark b

'just built' or 'years of war' look by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
having not done a 'old school' boat build for over 25 years I am at a loss at what to do about weathering. have allready took the new look out of the paint job and I might just leave It at that.

twin gun turret by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
hello matey, not yet I'm afraid I still have a few problems to sort out regarding ballast and transportation to the 'pond' but It will get sorted soon I hope. reading your posts you seem Interested In 'kit shack' kits, which this javelin Is by the way. Have you built many from kit shack ?. sorry Its taken ages to answer you,had a long break and have only recently got back on the site. regards mark b

cut down motor 'cans' by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
the motor cans on electric motors are normally too long and end up covering the cooling vents so I cut mine back with a dremmel and diamond cutting disk. I tested first how much of the can I could cut off without losing the torque and found I could cut off almost half !!!, leaving the cooling vents wide open and still giving the extra torque I wanted.

launching straps by hydroman Commander   Posted: 6 years ago
I got the handles from amazon (bus handles) for only a couple of quid, the strapping Is also from amazon, quite soft too so It wont mark the hull. I doubled over the strapping through the handles and finished them by fixing two bolts with plates through the strapping to make It superstrong. also stiched Into the bottom of each strap loop a length of cable Insulation to help the strap stay open and to help them to sink when about to lift my ship out.

destroyer transportation stand loaded up by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
yep not bad for nothing mate, you will have to keep your eye open for 'local kitchen fitters' If you know what I mean. you never know what they might leave behind !!! 😁

twin gun turret by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
cheers matey, same to you, one day I'll do a beauty like yours and hope I can get It to look as good 👍 👍

hms rodney battleship by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
looking superb mate, what a monster, cant wait for us to go to the pool. 👍

destroyer transportation stand loaded up by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
these photo's show that the ropes clear the hull sides and mast,rigging etc by at least 3 Inches all round and the weight Is less than my apache 50 on Its stand.

transportation stand by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
the superstructure can be left on because the stand Is wide enough for the ropes to comfortably avoid the ship. the all up weight Is not too bad, with my other equipment In the other hand It will balance out nicely 👍

transportation stand by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
the 'stand' had to be made very strong to enable me to carry It 'ready to go' with sealed lead acid on board. the ends of the stand are from my hydroplane spares and have a ready made sloped cut-out for the ship to rest on,after glueing dense foam on the contact points first with 'welder' contact adhesive. eye bolts are fixed on the 28 Inch x 2.5 Inch x 1.5 Inch hard wood length so I can secure polyproperlene rope to carry It.

twin gun turret by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
the fleetscale 1/72 modern twin turret was cut In half and Its base removed. I made smaller bases out of an old dvd case and made basic guns to fit Inside the hollow turret with 8mm dowels and balsa offcuts. the result Is not accurate but It will do for me.

hand rails by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
don't knock It till you've tried It. once you have I guarantee you wont use anything else. 😁

hand rails by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
the stanchions are robbe 25mm 3 hole with the top hole snipped off to give me lots of hand rail ends and rigging tie off points. the 'rail' Is made from MAXIMA 40lb breaking strain fishing line which I find gives a better look than brass rod and Is very easy to fit. the diameter of the 40lb MAXIMA Is a snug fit In the stanchion holes and gives a natural bend without having to bend It.

stern gun deck by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
the gun you see hear Is a single when It should be a twin, I purchased 3 of them because I couldn't find any twins In 1/72 and thought I would change the ship to suit. then my mate razorback told me of a place called fleetscale which had 1/72 twin turrets !!! they were way too large because they was a totally enclosed turret but major modification would sort them out,more on that later.

hatch 'hook' close up by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
no problem, only to those who want to know 🤐

hatch 'hook' close up by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
just for you dave m,I know Its not exactly like a davit but I think I would rather have the 'hook' than a broken ship. the 'hook' Is In front of the stern gun deck. regards mark b

rc access hatch superstructure by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
as you can see, all superstructure Is fixed on to the rc access hatch, I fixed a small brass hook (painted grey of course) to the rear of the hatch to enable me to take It off without having to hold on to any superstructure thus eliminating breakages,the hook when painted could be mistaken for a small davit.

Geared water pump by hydroman Commander   Posted: 7 years ago
hello gregg, try galaxy models and hobbies they do a geared 12v fuel pump for A£9.98p, have used one myself for pumping water and It ran a treat. regards mark b