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    Thames Barge.
    Bought this from the family of an ex-club member who passed away last year and spent time doing some refurbishments it sails very well on two channels rudder and mainsail winch.
    Aeronaut Kalle Harbour Tug.
    Acquired as a Freebe at the local model club monthly meeting last Monday, possibly a Tid Tug only the stern is not quit right. Will spend some time restoring it our the next few weeks.
    (Tug Boat) Modified Southhampton called "WYEFORCE"
    Another RTR modified motors and batteries, OK but motor drain is heavy. (Motor: 2 x 400) (5/10)
    (Yacht) Yacht
    A 36R type Yacht. This is a fibre glass hull. (5/10)
    (Tug Boat) Billing Banckert
    Built from a Billing Kit and named Maasbank a sister ship to the Banckert. Picture shows it at the Club Chairman's Cup night. (Motor: MFA 385) (5/10)
    (Life Boat) SEVERN LIFE BOAT
    This was bought as a RTR model from a toy shop, gutted and fitted with a single Graupner 400 combined prop shaft and gearbox it runs on a AA 7.2 volt Nimh pack 3200 mAh for hours. Good simple fun. Battery is now at rear so it looks better on the water. (Motor: Graupner 400) (8/10)
    (Tug Boat) Neptun
    Good little worker will run all day on a 6 volt 4 Ah battery. (Motor: 540) (8/10)
    (Working Vessel) Polar Trawler
    this is an old boat from the 1980's that gets taken out when all else in not available. (Motor: 2 x 385) (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Dumas Cobra
    American kit bought on that Auction site and refurbished. (Motor: Inrunner 540 size) (8/10)
    (Working Vessel) Celia
    Small fishing boat from an old kit with a performed hull. (Motor: 540 Size) (7/10)
    (Tug Boat) Smit Nederland
    This is another boat purchased on that well known Auction Site about 12 months ago and it has been extensively rebuilt and re-motored. it now performs as it should. (Motor: Twin Decaperm) (8/10)
    (Tug Boat) Dolfijn
    In the process of being built, will add more information later (Motor: Johnson 600) (5/10)
    (Life Boat) Waveney Lifeboat
    Built from a fibre glass hull but not yet finished sailed for the first time today and was very good. (Motor: Comodrill 500) (8/10)
    (Naval Ship) Matchbox Corvette
    This is an old Matchbox plastic kit that has been modified from a display model, and runs very well at what seems a realistic speed, it is ballasted with 2 x 6volt 4Ah batteries. (ESC: Model Car type) (9/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Huntsman
    This boat was built in 1975 and as been modified many time but with modern batteries and motors it is now performing better than ever. it was built from President Kit and has a plywood type hull so is quite heavy by todays standards. But I get a lot of pleasure running it. (Motor: Johnson 600) (ESC: 50Amp solid state) (8/10)
    (Fire Boat) 1960's Fireboat
    This is an old Fireboat bought on Ebay and restored with modern electrics, it will run very well on 7.2 8.4 9.6 amd 11.1 volt batteries but for normal club sailing 7.2 is fine. (Motor: 600 Johnson) (ESC: 50Amp/12v Electronic Sealed) (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) 1950's Aerokits Sea Commander
    This is an old Aerokits Sea Commander bought from a Club member and restored with modern electrics, it will run very well on 7.2 8.4 9.6 amd 11.1 volt batteries but for normal club sailing 7.2 is fine. (Motor: Johnson 600) (ESC: 50Amp/12v Electronic Sealed) (8/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) 1950's Wavemaster
    This is an old Wavemaster bought on Ebay and restored with modern electrics, it will run very well on 7.2 8.4 9.6 amd 11.1 volt batteries but for normal club sailing 7.2 is fine. (Motor: Johnson 600) (ESC: 50amp/12volt Electronic Sealed) (8/10)
    (Other) Aerokits Fast Patrol Boat
    This is a model that was built from a very basic shell purchased on Ebay about 12 months ago. Some of the build work is shown in a build Blog. The propellor could be smaller 27mm or even 25mm and the run time might then Improve. After the first run it proved that motor was much too powerful so will try a much reduced rated motor say 1000KVA. (Motor: 3600KVA Fan Cooled Outrunner) (ESC: EMax Brushless) (7/10)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wave Jumper
    3 months ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Donโ€™t know if this link will work but did something similar a while ago, the link is to the Model Boats Magazine web site.
    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/albums/member_album.asp?a=22337
    I still have it in the shed, perhaps I will dig it out and try it again.
    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/albums/member_album.asp?a=22337
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wave Jumper
    3 months ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Video is working fine just viewed it.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lesro Sportsman
    6 months ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Was once told a good starting point was that diameter of prop should be the same as but no larger than the diameter of the motor case if thatโ€™s any help. Looks like an interesting build.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings Tug Banckert
    8 months ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, I built one about 10 years ago, only problem I found was it needed a lot of ballast to get it to sail low enough in the water, and ended up fitting 2 x 6volt 4Ah batteries one under the superstructure and one amidships but used a 385 motor fitted to a 2.5:1 reduction gearbox. The result was a tug that would run for several hours with no problems. I still have it, but it just sits in the model shed these days. Radio gear was kept simple rudder and electronic speed control. There is photo in my harbour.
    https://model-boats.com/harbour/19612
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Flower class corvette
    1 year ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have a similar Corvette it was the Matchbox/Revelle kit to start with, if it helps I run mine with a 2.5:1 reduction gearbox, this slows the propeller rotation speed, so a 35mm prop is not too fast I run a 40mm prop with a 6v supply and with 6v 4Ah battery will run for several hours at a realistic speed. This is a link to my entry:-
    https://model-boats.com/harbour/10060
    harbour/10060
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: What a big difference Eze Kote has made
    1 year ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, I used to use Sanding Sealer, to finish before painting, and I assume that Eze Kote is a similar product. With smaller hulls using fibreglass and tissue is probably unnecessary but if I were reselling a Sea Commander I think that I would use Fibreglass resin and a light tissue, as with a little finishing the hull will have a good strength and finish, when I restored my Sea Commander I did just that and the hull now feels solid. I will add however that the first time you do it is the worst, and it needs to be done in an open space as the smell from the resin is not pleasant.
    Hope these comments help.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pearla Malta - Precedent Fairey Huntsman 31 aft cabin 34 inch
    2 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes thatโ€™s correct, in fact the Fireboat is also on the same setup now.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pearla Malta - Precedent Fairey Huntsman 31 aft cabin 34 inch
    2 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Found the photos of the two setups, if this helps.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pearla Malta - Precedent Fairey Huntsman 31 aft cabin 34 inch
    2 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, My plans were lent to someone many many years ago and never returned, unfortunately but the superstructure does look much to high, the kit was designed in the 70โ€™s for diesel/glowplug so the plan showed the engine mount very near the bow which was OK if you had the power from a Diesel/glowplug then that worked but as I wanted to run electric in those days I had use a shorter propshaft and it ran reasonably. However when I later fitted it with a Johnson Geared motor, and it currently runs an out runner it used to suffer from torque turning, so that is probably why it has the fins at the rear to prevent that happening, I think that you have seen the way mine runs in photos on this site. If I can find the photos I will show the current set up that I run the Huntsman Sea Commander and Wavemaster on. Will be watching how you projects progress. Graham
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 42 inch Veron (presumably) Fairey Huntsman 28
    2 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks a very well made model, which would suit an out runner brushless, which is what I now use instead of the geared Johnsonโ€™s I used to use.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aerokits Sea Commander
    2 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Looks like a good project, I run mine on a Johnson 600 with a 2.5:1 gearbox.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Pleasure Craft) Widgeon- a Yeoman Wavemaster
    2 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Itโ€™s more fun buying and restoring, I have one of these as well.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Barge.
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Nerys, Glad you had a good day there at Cwmbran we had family matters to attend too, will probably meet in the future. Happy sailing. Graham
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Barge.
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Nerys, I might be there, it all depends on whether I will have to be away at my Sister-in-Laws, as it stands at the moment. It would be good to see yours and the other Barges. Regards Graham (jelley_baby).
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Barge.
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi just looked at your Barge, it looks a very very good model, mine was built as I said by an elderly club member who has now passed away from a plan called the โ€œKittyโ€ which was from a โ€œModel Boats Magazineโ€ it was built from plywood and is about 24 inches long Hull with the extra length made up of the rudder and Bow Sprit it has a servo for the rudder an a second servo with a fitted arm that controls the Main Sails it needs very little wind to sail very well. You say that you sail at the Knap in Barry is that right, I have been a Member of the Cwmbran Modelling Club for about 10 years and sail at the lake in Cwmbran. Hope that helps.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thames Barge.
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Bought this from the family of an ex-club member who passed away last year and spent time doing some refurbishments it sails very well on two channels rudder and mainsail winch.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Cobra by Dumas
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I will check what the motor spec is and get back to you. I have run it on an out runner as well in the past and that works well.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Cobra by Dumas
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for that info, didnโ€™t realise I had put a full stop at the end of the line.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chris Craft Cobra by Dumas
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Itโ€™s looking very good so far, this is my finished one
    https://model-boats.com/harbour/19608
    Used to run on a 540 but now it run an inrunner brushless on a 3 cell Lipo ๐Ÿ‘.
    harbour/19608
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    ๐Ÿ“ What could this Hull be for?
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you for the information, about the Brede Class Life Boat, it is one class I had not considered, and from the article it does look very like the hulls lines like the look of the Pilot boat and might try and use the Hull for something like that, once again thank you for your interest in my dilemma. Graham
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    ๐Ÿ“ What could this Hull be for?
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thought that my self but itโ€™s only a single prop most newer lifeboats have twin props.
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    ๐Ÿ“ What could this Hull be for?
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have this Fibreglass Hull, but have no idea what it is for it is about 31 inches long and has a beam of 9 inches, has any one got any idea what it might be for. If anyone has any idea I would like to know your thoughts.
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    ๐Ÿ“ From this to this.
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This Aeronaut Kalle Harbour Tug had seen better days when I acquired it last month, after some remedial work it is now taking some shape, there is still plenty of work to do but I feel I am getting there.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Possible Tid Tug.
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Found out that it is a German Aeronaut Kalle Harbour Tug.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Possible Tid Tug.
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A freebe aquired at the local model club last week, progress has started.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Aeronaut Kalle Harbour Tug.
    3 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Acquired as a Freebe at the local model club monthly meeting last Monday, possibly a Tid Tug only the stern is not quit right. Will spend some time restoring it our the next few weeks.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Fast Patrol Boat
    4 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi BOATSHED,
    The wooden block is screwed and araldited ti the keel and supports an Aluminium bracket designed for holding a Brushless motor in an Aeroplane, use whatโ€™s available I always say.
    The coupling is Silicon tube fitted to brass universal coupling fittings and because the way brushless run is very quiet compared to a normal Unversal Joint assembly.
    Will post it running shortly.
    Thanks for you interest. Graham

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fast Patrol Boat
    4 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just renovated this one not been used of several years, I need to get back into sailing, was running on a 400 size motor now on a outrunner Mystery D2632-100 and it seems to go very well, will post it on the water later.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Older Billings Models
    4 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi I was unaware that the Samson and Polar Trawler had the same hull, I have had a Polar Trawler for several years, purchased as a project from that auction site โ€œEโ€ something and it sails really well, so if the Samon is the same Hull it should be a very good model. Somewhere on the site I have posted some articles about the Polarโ€™s rebuild. Will try to find the links if I can.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Hobby Engine Factory Tug Motors
    4 years ago by jelley_baby ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi I have just read your post about your tug, I am one of those who modified mine to two new motors:-
    A. Because the original gear box nylon pinion gears split and there was no way that one could get them to fix securely back on to the motor shaft, plus the fact that when initially refitted they would no longer mesh and if the motors stopped at the wrong point they would not restart they just jammed.
    B. I wanted to make the tug more manoeuvrable so fitted separate speed controllers to each motor enabling me to run one motor forward and one in reverse this with suitable rudder positioning allows the tug to rotate on its axis with very little forward or reverse motion.
    C. I was able to use a 6v 4Ah Gel type battery which gives a much greater runtime.

    As to the old gearbox I think that because the gears were split it was disposed of. Somewhere in my harbour here there should be some photoโ€™s of the conversion. I am now using speed 300 motors with a 2.5:1 reduction position much further forward in the hull an I made extension shafts to the original fitted ones, and it all works.

    Hope this helps and perhaps explained the need to change the original setup. Graham

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