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19th Oct 2016
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Black Dog Jack

Member Stats
Stats
Member No. 3918
Registered 19th Oct 2016
Last Online 30th Nov 2018
City Ashton under Lyne
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 9
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 10
Likes Given 14
9 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Etherow model boat club Stockport
Since: 4th Nov 2017
Harbour
Empty Harbour
Chief Petty Officer
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
35 points away from Sub-Lieutenant!
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 18
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 14
Received Likes 2 20
65 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 months ago
Doug, when I get back home in a weeks time, if the wheel has not fallen off again, I will take some pics and post them. Regards Jack.

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 8 months ago
Fleet Admiral Onetenor, Sir! Well, I’ll go to the foot of our stairs! That is a very good suggestion and blindingly obvious when you point it out. Luckily for me - and my dear little ships wheel - everything went swimmingly as I blundered along. I would really like to know what it is made of, but don’t think I will bother to write to Amati to find out. Dear Amati, you know that annoying ships wheel? Well... 🤓

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 months ago
Let me bring you all up to date. I called a meeting with me and the now famous wheel and noticed there was a lot of flash that had not been cleaned off the castings, so I started filing it off. It was not easy. The metal was hard to file and the revealed surface looked as shiny as the chrome outer. I clamped the rim in a small vice and did the flux and solder thing and it worked! So I mounted the whole assembly in the cockpit of my Huntsman, braced it and superglued it. After a suitable time had elapsed I removed the support and the wheel promptly fell off! It is so heavy! Undaunted I got out the Gorilla Glue and that seems to have fixed it. Yay!

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 months ago
Looking at your “helping hands”, which I think will be my next purchase, it occurred to me just how many “Labour saving” devices and techniques I have accumulated in some 40 years of building model boats. I don’t think there are many things that need fixing around the house that I wouldn’t have a go at thanks to the lessons learned with a hobby such as ours. I’ve gone all weepy now!

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 months ago
I got it from the excellent Cornwall Model Boats. Look in Amati model boat fittings on their website and select “ships wheels”. It’s the last one on the list and looks like it came of my Dad’s old Ford Pop. It arrived in a small zip lock plastic bag with no instructions or other details. Also for its size (40mm dia.) it is remarkably heavy - and very slippery. However I do this it’s going to need a jig to hold it (plasticine?) as the jointing tags are about one millimetre square.

Amati chrome plated ships wheel - Help! by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 9 months ago
I have just taken delivery of an Amati 40mm did chrome plated ships wheel. It comes in three separate, very slippery parts which need to be secured together, but with no directions how to do it. Can anyone recommend a good way to fix it all together? I have tried superglue but that only got it over my fingers and everywhere else. I am leaning towards solder, but have bottled out so far. Any suggestions?

huntsman plan by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
Now you mention it, I might have got carried away there! I now think I must have sent off for the plans after reading the two articles. Apologies guys. (Sulks and shuffles off, head down).

huntsman plan by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
Model Boats magazine January 2016 ncluded a free plan of a Huntsman 31 complete with photos and a step by step build guide. Unfortunately the model is 24". I also wanted a bigger model so I redrew the plan double size. It wasn't too difficult and only took a couple of evenings with a some lining paper from B&Q and a calculator and voila! At the moment I am planking the roof of the cabins and trying to decide between a brushless motor and an old Weston rare earth brushed motor I used to use for fast electrics. The article in MB also ran into February 2016 where all the fiddly finishing bits were described, also with many photos. I expect one can obtain back issues from their web site. Anyone interested in Huntsmen should get these two issues for the detail alone.

Warning by Black Dog Jack Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 1 year ago
My Dad was a "real" woodworker, you know, with chisels and mallets and spokeshaves, and stuff. He always insisted that you should never try to catch things falling of the bench in case it was a chisel or a Stanley knife. I never had the opportunity to stab myself in the foot though, but I did trip over the odd cabinet trying to get out of the way.