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    Inherited this from my father after his death 16 years ago via my nephew who has had it all this time. Needs a lot of work as my father never completed it.
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    Rescued a bad build! Have to clean up Re spray and fit motor and general work
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    (Yacht) DF95
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    Sea Queen fun to build but having problems with Jotika direct. Comes in Kit form ex Jotika. Suggest changing the motor to the motor supplied which is a Caldercraft. (Motor: MFA 850) (ESC: Perkins) (10/10)
    (Yacht) Naulantia
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RC Sailing No.118 - Out of Lockdown ! . 4th April 2021
    7 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Doug,
    I have 4 Receiver batteries but only one has a JST plug and that's what the Laser takes! Oh well
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MV Overchurch
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    Absolutely masterclass
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Provincial stay-at-home order starts tomorrow.
    8 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Ron,
    Sounds like your getting the so called second wave now! In SA it hit us in December
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RC Sailing No.118 - Out of Lockdown ! . 4th April 2021
    8 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Got out of Lockdown and my Oxygen Requirement is almost back to normal. Decided to take 'My boat in a bag' ( R/C Laser) got to the pond only to discover I charged the wrong battery set! Oh well it was good to be with the other members😊😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: RC Sailing :- No.117
    8 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Phil,
    I have a Laser here in SA, the only one where I live but great fun to sail
    Regards
    Ian
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    πŸ“ RAF Crash Tender - Fire monitor - handle attachment
    10 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Peter,
    Can't beat genuine Araldite! The longer the setting time the better strength
    Good Luck
    Ian
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    πŸ“ Other than boat building, what authors do you read?
    12 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    I read a lot of Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs with a few James Pattison and of course Wilbur Smith
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    πŸ’¬ Re: U.S.C.G. Waterways & Ports Patrol Boat
    12 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    It's known as artistic licence Doug
    Cheers
    Ian
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    πŸ“ Bond Together
    15 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Nerys
    Comment noted.
    But the world has become a place for offloading Chinese copies which sometimes are inferior!
    Here in SA we get a lot of junk stuff.
    Regards
    Ian
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Needs ballast
    15 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Cash
    I believe this is a problem with the Dumas kits of PT212 and 109
    Cheers
    Ian
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    πŸ“ ESC options
    15 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Yep Doug,
    Magnifying glass stuff! and in grey which makes it worse.
    All round I find the 1060 the best and you are right the last 2 digits are the Amps at Maximum, but the unit is waterproof. ( I have yet to see)
    Cheers
    Ian
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    16 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Bill
    It does come with a decent set up guide but the print is small
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    πŸ“ ESC options
    16 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    The 1060 does not need programming but needs to have the Jumpers set correctly and the transmitter on in neutral before switching on!
    I have three of these in Boats and one in a Truck with no problems
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    πŸ“ Bond Together
    16 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    As Doug says Like any major company ( Similar who I used to work for) invest millions into R and D and then the cheap copies arrive, almost there but not exact copies!
    As they say in the classics. You pays the money and takes your chance!
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    πŸ“ Glue option query
    18 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Allan
    I always find slow setting epoxies also produce a much stronger bond😊😊
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    πŸ“ Glue option query
    19 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Can't beat genuine Araldite 24 Hour
    Cheers
    Ian
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    πŸ’¬ Re: E S C how to choose the correct size for a motor.
    20 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Jim,
    Please find attached Spec Sheet for Graupner Motors. The Amperage listed is for a free running motor. What I normally do is Multiply it by 3 and then select the ESC.
    Might sound strange but I would use a Hobbywing 1060 although it handles a high amperage it s a PnP unit with just jumpers I am running a Speed 600 12v and the fuse I use is 30 Amps, 12 Amps x 3-36 Amps.
    Regards
    Ian
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits Sea Commander
    21 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Sounds about the same time mine was 1970 Sea Queen which was fitted to the boat. When I emigrated to SA it was sold.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits Sea Commander
    26 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Doug,
    Most Aerokit Boats were designed for a Diesel
    Sea Commander was 2.5cc Sea Queen 7.5-10cc
    The Sea Queen ran well with a Taplin Twin
    My current clubs do not allow IC Engines at all
    Cheers
    Ian
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    πŸ“ Nostalgia
    26 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Here's another for us oldies a 1963 Keil Kraft Handbook They weren't released as catalogues in those days and were a mine of information.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits Sea Commander
    26 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Doug,
    Glad to see the humour!
    This is the story I got on Aerokits when I was a teenager.
    The original Aerokits company was of course Les Rowell and G Percival, they decided to name them Aerokits because of the aero ply used in construction. Where as KeilKraft boats were Balsa.
    I don't know whether the story is correct or not.
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    27 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Bummer Marky
    Sorry to hear about the Chemo not nice stuff
    Cheers
    Ian
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits Sea Commander
    27 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi All,
    Also have a genuine Aerokits Sea Commander that is in very good condition. Only the hull sides need repainting and it needs a genuine tidy up inside I have replaced the motor mount so far but have noticed that I have 2 places for the SLA Battery. 1 forward of the motor and 1 under the cockpit floor. Will put it in the water next month to see where the battery should go (If I remember rightly it should go under the cockpit floor Same as my Aerokits Sea Queen)
    I want to keep it as original as possible due to it being a genuine Aerokits Boat.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    27 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Well after 3 weeks on Oxygen and Physio once a week I hope to get some short times in workshop as my limbs are so weak after being in bed for 4 weeks and losing 7 Kilos! Damn hospital foodπŸ‘ŽπŸ‘Ž.So must get up there and clean up (Chase the spiders)
    Thanks to all
    Ian
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    πŸ“ Debit Cards
    28 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Nerys
    Couldn't have said it better😊😊
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    πŸ“ Debit Cards
    28 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi All,
    Here in SA they are limited but the trouble being s they can scan them in your wallet on a once of purchase, banks do tend to SMS you on large purchases but sometimes 24 Hours later.
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    πŸ“ Debit Cards
    29 days ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Here in SA which is cybercrime ridden I have cancelled the contactless method of paying! This is due to the bank's attitude of "you are responsible"
    We have constant scamming of cards in restaurants and ATM's
    Never let your card out of your sight and if the ATM looks dodgy it probably is.
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    πŸ“ S38 - to log or not to log?
    1 month ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Seeing how other modellers build is always a good idea
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Motor Problems
    1 month ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    Hi Cargoman,
    I will only use MFA or Graupner Motors as these give a steady amperage.
    Some motors that are for sale come from China and are all over the place!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Unknown 26" Pilot Boat
    1 month ago by Ianh ( Commander)
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    I checked through my 1965 MAP plans handbook and it doesn't appear at all
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