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Registered
3rd Sep 2014
Last Online
27th Jun 2017
John

Member Stats
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Member No. 3022
Registered 3rd Sep 2014
Last Online 27th Jun 2017
City Bury
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 2
Forum Posts 71
Photos Posted 22
Likes Received 42
Likes Given 671
138 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Mutual Model Boat Society
Since: 2nd Apr 2017
Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society
Since: 2nd Apr 2017
Harbour
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Fleet Admiral!
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
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 142
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 42
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 57
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 5
Blog Response 3 93
Sailor 8 16
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 671
Received Likes 2 84
1135 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Constellation by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Very nice 👍

Gentlemans Cruiser by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Looking good!

turbine by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
What coal did you use? It burns better than my blowlamp.

Winch operated large or heavy boat launching and retrieving apparatus by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 16 days ago
Great idea!

Dorset RCMBC 'Navy Day' part 1 by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 17 days ago
Very good I enjoyed watching. Thank you.

R/C Gear by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
This is a Spengbrook servo picture if it helps.

R/C Gear by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
It looks home made to me. I have been around a few years and never seen anything like it.

Norstar Wave Princess resurrected by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Very nice!

Battery problems by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Allan, Great news, glad you got it sorted in the end.

How do I resolve my varnish problem? by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Thanks for all the advice. I am on with the sanding which will take some time.

Steering wheel by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Nice job Wayne, let me know when you start selling them 😁

South Manchester Model Boat Club by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Chris, Let me know when you're having an open day and I will try and get my club along to join you. Thanks.

How do I resolve my varnish problem? by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
I have spoken to the person who built the boat. It is based on a Vintage model boat company design. It was scratch built and is made of strips of mahogany as I originally suspected. Having looked at the Vintage model company site it most resembles a sea hornet, however another kit may have been available at the time it was made. The strips of Mahogany were the builder making use of the materials they had to hand at the time, hence the vertical strips! The interior is covered in fine fibreglass mesh and 3 thin coats of fibreglass resin. Work on the restoration continues!

Gusty Cat (ex Lady Daphne) by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Nice job!

Brushless in or out by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Sonar, I prefer to use outrunners whenever possible as they do not require additional cooling. The down side is you need to have space around the motor. John.

Hello by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hello Marky, welcome to the pastime 😁 John.

Offshore RC powerboat racing (Southampton, UK) by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Great video!

Muddys Tarpon 9 by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Muddy, have you looked at motor types on the Model Boat Website? It is a good place to start. https://model-boats.com/rc/motors/types John.

not quite a boat! by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Very good, I enjoyed the video thanks for sharing it. John.

Muddys Tarpon 9 by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Not a problem Muddy we are here to help each other. I am converting all my boats (except my Springer pusher tug) to brushless at the moment. They are more efficient. They cost more but they last longer and prices are dropping more people us them. John.

Muddys Tarpon 9 by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Muddy, There are small brushless motors. Speed is of course also about your choice of prop. See what happens with the 777 first. If you are still not happy with the performance let me know and I will help you understand brushless motors. John.

Muddys Tarpon 9 by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Muddy, good luck with the 777 motor. If your not happy with the speed with the 777 motor you may need to go brushless. John.

Donald by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Good to see your back at work Wayne!

Modelslipway/Our Lass 11 by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
That was quick 😊

3 Footer on a very rare outing by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
If you're using Lipos, you could just reduce the number of cells to reduce the speed. John.

PT 109 26CC by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I like it! Nice boat which handles well. John.

How do I resolve my varnish problem? by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
They have a sale on as well (bonus!). I have no idea how much I need? I was going to buy 1KG just to be on the safe side. I do not want to make 2 trips. John.

How do I resolve my varnish problem? by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I have found a local supplier for G4. Swell UK, they are 20 minutes from me. 😁 John.

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Your welcome, the librarian should be able to show you how to access available books and request them for you if they are not on the shelf. John.

How do I resolve my varnish problem? by John Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Thanks Doug, the drive is plan B. I hope to find a local supplier 😁 John.