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    πŸ“ Wood planking onto a fiberglass hull
    4 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi chaps, a very happy new year to you all. I have been given a fiberglass hulled boat it has a nice wood deck and cabin. My question is. Is it or can the hull be planked to suit the deck planking. Jim Dogged.

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    πŸ“ Does anybody recognise this old boat
    4 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi all does anybody recognise this old model l have been given she,s in good nick but needs a serious update. the chap who gave it to me said the model belonged to his grand father and is at least 40 years old ( l can believe it the speed controller looked like a clock face with lots of wires comming from it.) She,s 24 ins long and 10 ins wide. been kept in a dry loft so some of the joints have come apart.

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    πŸ“ Transmitter-Rain Cover
    4 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi all l bought what was called at the time a Trans mit must be nearly 25 years ago made by a mob called MM developments lovely piece of kit kept my pandies warm and dry and still acomodates the newer type of transmitter with screens and a christmas tree of switches and twiddly knobs.

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    πŸ“ Metal sanding plates
    5 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi mike wow l think l will have to give your sanding sheets a try my perma grit tools were Β£20 to Β£30 quid over 20 a go years ago. As in the name of my boats l seem to have more money than sense. thanks for the tip jim.

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    πŸ“ Metal sanding plates
    5 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi nonsuch are the sanding plates your describing the same as the Perma Grit tungsten carbide sanding tools. I have had my block sanders now for over 20 years and they are as good now as they day l bought them. quick coat of nitromores then a rub with brass wire brush good as new these are probably some of the best tools l own.

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    πŸ“ more money than sense
    5 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    last pictures l posted l painted the wave princess l changed my mind and decided to go for some planking on the decks and cabin roofs l have also done a little bit of tarting up using some brass welding rod and brass tube l am quite pleased with the out come so far. these piccys are about a month old now so she has had a god rub down and given six coats of clear varnish. l will post more piccys when l have installed the windows and frames.

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    πŸ“ more money than sense. cleats
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    cheers Donnie, thats what l thought also l think it looks a lot more incline with some of the big swimming mammals, large at the front tapering down to the rear.
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    πŸ“ more money than sense. cleats
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi chaps just purchased some modern style cleats. which way round should they fit, bulb end towards the bow or pointy end towards the bow. As you can see l know a lot about how to fit out a cabin cruiser. cheers jim dogge.

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    πŸ“ propellor sizeing
    6 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    hi chaps it seems that prop sizeing is either a dark art or complete guesswork. Or is it, the flyboys have a formula weight / thrust to the motor output then to calculate the prop size for the aeroplane.
    I dont suppose this will keep me awake at night but am still curious.

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    πŸ“ Wave Princess
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello mate don't bother with any downloads just give me an address on the private message service and l will send a nice Chrisp copy of the wave princess plan l have. There are assembly instructions on the MB website with a list of Materials/parts l wouldn't bother it's been copied so many times it's almost unintelligible. Anyways good luck with the building and if l can give you any help on size or materials ( my princess is a 30 odd year old kit) l will try and help. Good luck Jim.

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    πŸ“ Got the bits, now what?...
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi martin, yeah stuff comming from places far and wide are a pain in the stern. Bullet connections (the type they use on cars) are ok
    not sure if used on greater current and amps they wont melt. I built more aeroplanes with electric power trains and l found that if l stayed with one or two types of connections it was much easier to keep a little collection of spares. EC3 and EC5 are the Blue coloured plastic/brass bullet plugs you can buy. have a look on Hobbyking web site at lipo batteries it will show you all the connections that are out there. jim dogge

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    πŸ“ Got the bits, now what?...
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi westquay. that looks like a 2200 3 sel battery if it is and it has a black deans connector on it (they are usually yellow) in my opinion they are the best. XT60 if it is put a male xt 60 on the battery side of the esc and your own chosen bullet connectors on the esc to motor. I like to use ec3 or ec5 (depending on current draw) with a different coloured heat shrink seal, on each one. it helps if you need to reverse the the rotation of the motor. Take a look on line at the way the electric flyboys link it all together you will also get an idea of the connctions. Hope this helps. jimdogge

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    πŸ“ Wave Princess
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi snowballs watching spurs v Barça will be in contact tommorow OK.
    Jim dogge.
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    πŸ“ Wave Princess
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi snowballs l think somebody higher up the food chain is going to have to explain how we message without your e mail or phone no out there, could be a little tricky.
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    πŸ“ window/windscreen material.
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Martin never gave picture framers a thought got a couple in the area l will give them a try . Cheers, Jim

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    πŸ“ Wave Princess
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi ian another thought have a look on the wave princess history l know some body else put up some plans/drawings and assembly instructions these are the plans l have so if they are what you want. I shall get it printed for you. jim.

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    πŸ“ Wave Princess
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi mate lm not to sure on how we communicate between members, not been on the M B website for long my self. l can get a copy of the plan printed up dont want paying for the plan just make a donation to the website. I think one of the a adjudicators may be able to explain how to communicate without putting to many personal details out onthe web. ok jim.

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    πŸ“ window/windscreen material.
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi chaps l need some clear plastic/perspex for windows. some .75 to 1mm. anybody out there know where l can get it from.l need it to replace the broken screen on a Huntsman. JimDogge.

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    πŸ“ Wave Princess
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi snowballs, dont know if this helps I have the original plan from a norstar wave princess but its not to scale it seems to be 2 thirds of the size to the finished model you are welcome to a copy if you want it. Jim dogge.

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    πŸ“ motor sizeing
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Cheers for the info cannabus just so happens l have most often items you mention will have to get a fan probably got one in amongst the mound of old computer parts my son has.Jim dogge

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    πŸ“ motor sizeing
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi chaps jim dogge here, im just about ready to fit out my wave princess with some sort of motor and bits. I have allsorts of outrunners and ESC to match aeroplanes but havent a clue as to where to start. A 1.5 diesel, whats that equivalant too is the weight thrust formula the same for boats. l would prefer to stay with out runners, the cooling aspect is no problem l did it for a living.
    a prop size how is that worked out for a boat.

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    πŸ“ more money than sense.
    7 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi chaps here are a few photos of the of my Wave Princess. Never built a boat before but, she looked so lonely and abandoned l just had to do something with her. picked up the partly built hull and box of bits from Avicraft in bromley it was among a collection of old model aeroplanes l think the original builder now sails with St peter. The aft cabin was completely crushed down and somebody had given it a coat of brown stain. Not very appealing. still always been a silly sod for a pretty girl.

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    πŸ“ norstar wave princess build
    9 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi chaps just been searching through some old posts l think l have found what l was asking about.
    But being a newbie any advice on setting it up, trimming, l would still greatfull.

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    πŸ“ norstar wave princess build
    9 months ago by jimdogge ( Leading Seaman)
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    very new at building boats always been an aeroplane balsa basher picked up a3/4 built wave pricess and thought l would finish it off.
    l have the plan from the original kit but it is not to scale nor does it show any of the parts l seem to have most of the wood parts plus a few extra sheets of balsa and sheet of 1/8 hard wood.l can usually follow a plan but a little in the dark has anyone got the build instructions especially where the removable front section buts up to the cabin. most confusing.
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