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    semi retired plumbing and gas heating engineer
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    Built, bought, collected over more years than l care to remember.
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    ๐Ÿ“ lippo wind up
    18 hours ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Nick d charging your batteries in a fireproof container will restrict the contents of the battery spreading to other combustible materials if it catches fire have a look at the photos on my previous message. My friend and l consider ourselves very lucky we both discovered the blazing batteries before it turned into something more serious.
    He now always charges any battery without it safely placed into a fire resistant container.
    Good luck and stay safe. Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ lippo wind up
    2 days ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Evening chaps been useing Lipo,s for a few and have only been bitten once. Had 4 4sll 5000 map on charge at the same time had them all ballenced connected and in a very stout metal container, Ammo box. been doing it the same way for years so l waked away from them and let the charger do its job. Do yourselves a favour if your charging any battery keep an eye at all times on them or something like this will happen.
    I was very lucky l was standing by my garage door chatting to a neighbour when these lipo,s went up. The first three pictures are of whats left of the batteries and surounding damage even tho they were in a metal box
    the last two pictures are of damage caused to my club colleges garage when you dont put them in a container when charging and completetly forget obout them.
    The absolute rule is when charging any battery do not leave them unattended.
    Good luck and stay safe Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: up date on a cold freezing shed and a now non wormy fire tender
    2 days ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Isnt it strange how you start what you think is a small rebuild and paint job then you open up that can of worms (woodworm) in this case, you review the task in front of you and say to yourself, yep no problem mmmm famous last words.
    still when its completed Westward you will have immense satisfaction and a good story for your fellow clubmates.
    I would never would had thought that a model boat could develop woodworm.
    l will keep an eye on my wooden boats l have stored in my shed.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Transmitter and Receiver
    6 days ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Nick D,
    over the last 40 or so years l have had and used most of the available brands of transmitters and receivers.
    futaba and sanwa were the best at that time then 2.4 came onto the market and so opened up the choices of radio control.
    I personally started to use the FR sky equipment and found it to be very reliable when using it for distance ie, aircraft.
    A couple of years back a manufacturer produced a transmitter called Radiomaster l bought one of these it had the capability of binding with almost any 2.4 receiver this was a godsend saved taking several tx,s out to control different craft.
    I have used this TX for the last couple of years on both aircraft and boats and found it to be very reliable.
    They are a little more expensive than the flysky TX but because you can bind it to almost any other 2.4 you can have a choice of receiver's. And if you are like me with a collection of Futaba Spectrum, Frsky and the odd thing that came with its own transmitter l now only take one transmitter out.
    good luck and stay safe. Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ Guestbook
    6 days ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I was introduced to model boating and sailing yachts around a decade ago The calming influence of watching your model glide through water should be on prescription from your doctor.
    I cannot recall any questions or problems that fellow members have posed, have been dismissed as stupid or unworthy of an answer, terrific membership great community.
    Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Roy, I would loved to have shared a few of these names and memories of them to the the relevant uncles but they all have passed way now I do miss my wifes uncle sam he was teaching me how to navigate and drink rum. you will never guess what l found the easier. l wish that some of those old boys were still about if just half of the tales they told were true what great adventures some of them had. Stay safe Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Roy, l have no more info than that, unfortunately there isn't anybody left to ask now.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Planking 1930 cheis craft
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Dave yep l have the same problem if l use cyno glue for a long glueing session it affects the knuckle joints on my hands for a couple of hours after glueing up is finished. l bought a box of vinyl gloves, makes it a little awkward at times but saves me pain and I'm not sure of what the prolonged exposure may cause.
    Stay safe, Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ How to do it in the good old days
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi roy, my wife's family were boat repairers on Burnham on crouch meybe they knew one another. This would have been just post war.
    stay safe, Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chinese model parts supplers
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi All I'm rather relieved that is happening elsewhere. Ok looks like i,ll have to hold on to my pennies and try next month.
    stay safe Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chinese model parts supplers
    2 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps not been on line or doing much boating have had my house completely rewired, The repairs to the walls.ceilings and floorboards have taken up a lot of my hobby time.
    Still got back to it this week then went on line to several well known chinese model part suppliers to aquire a part or two.
    Dont know if anybody else is having the same trouble. its like everthing you want to order is either out of stock or they dont send it to that country or address. Tried Hobbyking, banggood and alibaba, all message the same thing not availiable. just to see if it was just on hobbyparts l tried to buy some racy underwear and some childrens toys nope got the same answer not availiable. I wonder if they have withdrawn dealing with the UK untill our pound settles down. stay safe you lot Jim dogge.
    your thoughts chaps
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Slipper Launch
    9 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chris no i,m with you on the, if it gets the job done well hey ho away we go if lf we had a trained octopus to hold all the parts together
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    ๐Ÿ“ motor to prop shaft connection.
    9 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps thanks for your input. l will get myself a couple of different types of connectors. l do have a bit of movement to the angle and position of the motor. stay safe all Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ motor to prop shaft connection.
    9 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps just wondered what your opinions are on connecting the shaft to the motor.
    When l fixed in the propshaft l used a straight 4mm to 5mm conector to get it all as straight as possible this was with the motor fixed into position.
    My question is should l keep the straight brass connector or put the Knuckle joint type in.
    In my own mind the motor and shaft being straight l shouldnt need any type of flexi joint.
    I have enjoyed referbing this 1930 chriscraft runabout so dont really want to muck it up on the final furlong.
    over to you chaps stay safe, Jim Dogge.
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    ๐Ÿ“ aquarama riva prop shaft supports.
    10 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Colin thanks for the reply l dont think they are either brass or copper l have given them a good filing they are not coated.
    Has mentioned l will have to cut them down to fit so l will definitly find weather they are coated in anything.
    keep safe. Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ aquarama riva prop shaft supports.
    10 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    the metal can be soldered.
    Didnt mean to put up two posts my thumb hit the post reply on my laptop. hey ho!.
    cheers all please stay safe. Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ aquarama riva prop shaft supports.
    10 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps, l need to do a bit of alteration to my Rivas prop shaft supports l need to cut them down. Do any of you now what type of metal they are made of. The parts are quite heavy so l was wondering if they could be
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mainsail Winch
    11 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Andy b tried the cover for the sail winch didnt work what did work was the cord l used was the thinnest and strongest l could find in my case it was kevlar fishing line. l have 4 revolutions of the servo on my Robbe Smarge hardly takes up any room on the drum at all. l also threaded it through a couple of curtain screw eyes on the slider to keep it all in place.
    stay safe Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water cooling
    11 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps, l agree putting it on the bow, not a good idea as soon as the bow lifts thats your cooling liquid gone.
    l always try to keep the scoop within the circle of the prop l find that the prop wash keeps any weed or bits from entering the cooling pipework system.
    Also at low speed the prop is still forcing water around the cooling system.
    stay safe chaps. Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Drill set
    11 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi guys, Shout out to Rogal 118 picked up quite a few bits and pieces from Lidls Glue, drills and some dremel bits.
    cheers mate, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    11 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Muskrat yes l agree the keels on the sarik boat plans seem to be much deeper and as you say the stern and rudder are different.
    l still think that it is a type of Bristol cutter just from its overall shape and rig but as l previously mentioned it may be the original builders idea and a one off.
    We have some very clever chaps on this site and more joining everyday l bet some one will recognise her.
    stay safe all, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Water cooled ESC
    11 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    HI newby7 if you will be using brushless motors and esc,s l would advise some form of cooling they do tend to get hot under load.
    You can buy both inlet (waterscoop) and outlet at most hobby outlets.
    As for the plumbing l use silicone tube to connect everything together.
    Stay safe, Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    11 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps thankyou for all your interest in the pilot cutter l did look the sarik plans it seems to fall between the two. l think that a rather worthy shipmate has found a kit or just a hull and has put their own spin on it.
    l went down the rabbit hole of looking them up on you tube wow! there were some wonderfull boats out there, elderly ladies looking better now than when thier keels were first laid down.
    I think like most of us we have something on the back burner this is going to be one of them for a while.
    My Riva points accusing fingers at me then the Chris craft runabout joins in. The Pilot boat will just have to wait its turn.
    Stay safe, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    11 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Paults yes a very nice time lots of family and friends sharing food drink and some embarassing memories. The weights are a little difficult to examine in the boat, from the looks of them they appear to be pieces of round brass bar cut into sections to make up a required weight. The sail control cord is threaded through in a vertical zig zag pattern on brass rollers. so as the sail moves further out one will lift to its maximum then the next one will move upwards. When the sail starts to return the weights drop back and take up the returning sail control thread.
    I hope this helps stay safe all, Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    12 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi paults l have never come across this type of sail control thats why l put it up on the forum.
    The make up of the parts is homemade, its to rough and ready to have been commercially produced, maybe it was somebodies idea and it never took off.
    stay safe chaps Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    12 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Tony the boat has a servo for the rudder. l dont want to dissapoint any body but l wont be able to get on with getting it shipshape till l have completed two other boats that keep giving me very accusing looks.
    if anyone is really interested in the sail control give me a pm and l will try to give more info and closer pictures by taking the complete things out of the boat.
    stay safe Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fibre glassing the hull
    12 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Mturpin l did not know about a water based resin and have been very reluctant to use fiber glass or two part epoxy because they are so messy. Thank you for this.
    Stay safe. Jim
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    12 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps as requested a few more pictures and some measurements. these are all in inches.
    She is 37 ins from nose to tail. bow sprit is another 10 ins
    7ins ins deck to keel bottom.
    53 ins from deck to very top of mast.
    and a beam of 12 ins.
    l have looked over it a little more it has a slot along the keel 24 ins long where a weighted keel was fitted, unfortunatly this is missing l will need a little help on how to determine the weight l will need.
    l am sure this was a kit as the the hull is fiberglass and the mast and booms are made of doweling. Also the sails are of nylon material.
    stay safe chaps JIm.
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    ๐Ÿ“ sail control ????
    12 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi chaps did it again accompanied a chum of mine to look at a boat that was up for sail. Again on the way there, no l dont need any more boats was the mantra l kept repeating, well this little lady made me into complete fibber.
    l seem to have found my cocaine, l cant resist a late 19th early 20th century small working craft. she is a little neglected but later on next year she will have a lot of affection poured all over her.
    together with my Maryvonne lobster boat l will be glad to have rescued them both back from being unloved and abandond.
    I have put up a couple of pictures one of the boat and the other of the sail control mechanism l have never seen anything like this before. lt moves a couple of sliding weights up and down, harder the wind blows the more sail control line is let out less wind the weight draw the sails back in. l know that one of you chaps will not only tell me what type of gaff rigged pilot boat it is and dose anyone recognise the the sail control mechanism.
    Please stay safe and have a very merry christmas. Jim.
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    ๐Ÿ“ cutting oak
    12 months ago by jimdogge ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi tony,
    l have a Burgess, its almost as old as me but is in better condition. I have only used it for cutting curves and shapes, l don,t have a spacer or stop bar to measure against the blade to get a correct a thickness.
    I will look into that, never needed it so up till now never thought about it.
    stay safe jim.
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