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31st Jul 2018
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17th Nov 2018
jimdogge

Member Stats
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Member No. 5099
Registered 31st Jul 2018
Last Online 17th Nov 2018
City (Unknown)
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 19
Photos Posted 10
Likes Received 12
Likes Given 0
21 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Empty Harbour
Sub-Lieutenant
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
93 points away from Lieutenant!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 25
Forum Post 2 38
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 20
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 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 0
Received Likes 2 24
107 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Metal sanding plates by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 day ago
Hi mike wow l think l will have to give your sanding sheets a try my perma grit tools were £20 to £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.

Metal sanding plates by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
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.

more money than sense by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
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.

more money than sense. cleats by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
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.

more money than sense. cleats by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
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.

propellor sizeing by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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.

Wave Princess by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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.

Got the bits, now what?... by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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

Got the bits, now what?... by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
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

Wave Princess by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi snowballs watching spurs v Barça will be in contact tommorow OK. Jim dogge.

Wave Princess by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

window/windscreen material. by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Martin never gave picture framers a thought got a couple in the area l will give them a try . Cheers, Jim

Wave Princess by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

Wave Princess by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

window/windscreen material. by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

Wave Princess by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

motor sizeing by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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

motor sizeing by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

more money than sense. by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
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.

norstar wave princess build by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
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.

norstar wave princess build by jimdogge Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
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.