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Kipper

Member Stats
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Member No. 2919
Registered 12th Jun 2014
Last Online 12th Oct 2018
City Lincoln
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 2
Forum Posts 28
Photos Posted 20
Likes Received 32
Likes Given 2
41 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Hartsholme Electric Model Boat Club
Since: 15th Apr 2016
Mablethorpe Model Boat Group
Since: 9th Oct 2018
Harbour
Evie Rose
Type: Yacht
Laurel ll
Type: Other
Dutch River
Type: Other
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
184 points away from Commander!
Points
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Boats in Harbour 8 24
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 56
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 40
Photos Response 3 6
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 16
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 2
Received Likes 2 64
216 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
propshafts lubrications by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
Easiest way is to have your tube fitted with an 'oiler tube'.

ESC by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
Have a look here ... https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/electronize-FR... or http://www.mtroniks.net/prod/Boat-Speed-Controls/Viper_Marin...

Mcgregor 1990s transmitter/receiver by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
To be honest, when you can buy a new 2.4g 6 channel transmitter for £30-£35, even if conversion is possible, I don't think the cost & work to convert is worth the hassle.

bulkheads by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
The first pic that Green has posted, does show a 'Schottel' drive unit at the left of the plan, no wonder he is confused.

Sailing times sunday by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
There's normally someone about by 10am, sailing is done in the morning on Sundays, then it's up to the cafe for a bacon butty & a natter.👍

54" long Cervia tug. by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
For a 4" prop, contact Simon at Protean, he can help.

Sails by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Google PJ Sails, left side of his page select 'Sails', on the pdf page 8 he advertises sails for the Thunder Tiger 'Victoria' 👍

Schnnelleboot Battery by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Not necessarily, it would depend on the amount of current your 3 motors would draw & the voltage + ah rating of the battery. For instance, my tug has 2 motors - 2 esc - 2 sla batteries, they make 2 separate systems, port & stb, so if I lose one side, I can still tug with the other. They would both run just on 1 battery if that's all I put in the boat, but using 2 batteries saves me having to use a lot of lead for ballast.

What is the optimum prop shaft angle? by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
You could reduce the angle by rotating the motor 180 & using gear or belt drive to the shaft, so the motor is sat over the shaft.

What transmitter by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi, Take a look at this, it's a good unit, used by some in our club, all set up is done on the built in screen, easy to use & dependable. About as cheap as they come but very good. Receivers are cheap too. 👍 https://www.amazon.co.uk/FS-Transmitter-Receiver-helicopter-...

What do you do when... by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
I built a tug just for the purpose of rescuing, powered vessels are no problem at all, but I rescue more yachts than anything else. Have rescued everything from a Micro Magic to a Marblehead. Here's a pic of my tug bringing home an RG65, sticky rubber tyres on the side help. 😁

Evie Rose by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
An American designed racing class boat, the 1mtr 'Soling' is also popular in Canada & Australia. Bought s/h & given a makeover.

Evie Rose by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 10/10] 39"/4600g Evie Rose Powered by NiMH (6v) 2Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The Soling Class is the largest class affiliated with the American Model Yachting Association (AMYA). It is a one-design class. My boat is reputed to be the last one sold in the UK. The first pic is how it came to me, the second pic was taken after a makeover.

Guestbook Post by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi to all, been a member for a long while, not posted much but have got a lot of good tips from reading others posts. 👍

Council madness... by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Well, I got an answer back from the council :- Dear Mr. ********* Thank you for your email relating to a rejected request from Mr Cooper in 2015. Your email was raised at the Council meeting held on 13th June 2018, your points noted by councillors who then confirmed the original rejection decision. Kind Regards Bob Lunn Clerk to Urchfont Parish Council ..... what a bunch of p****s 😡 I hope he went & sailed his boat regardless.

Ishimasa. Blue Sonic 600. yacht. by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
The servo is a twin linear, as you can see, one lug operates the rudder, whilst the other moves a lever that connects power from a battery to a small moter driving a prop. The lever is a simple on/off switch, no speed control or reverse, the motor is either on or off & is to get the yacht back if the wind drops.

Council madness... by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
As the Secretary of our local club, I have sent an official email to this council wally & directed him to our website, we sail in a council owned Country Park, teeming with heron, grebe, moorhen, ducks, geese & swan, it's unbelievable with his mentality, that he has managed to secure office as a council clerk. 😡

LiPo batteries by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Reduce the voltage to a holding charge for that four weeks. Better safe than sorry & better for the longevity of your battery.

Wanted 4 bladed brass propeller by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Have you tried 'Marks Model Boat Bits' ? http://www.modelboatbits.com/4-BLADE-BRASS-PROPELLERS-1

Sail Winch Servo Identification by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 8 months ago
The Andrews 'Whirlwind' sail winch was the winch of choice to many of the Marblehead fraternity in the late 70's early 80's. The winch pictured is indeed a 'Whirlwind'. 👍

Laurel ll by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 8/10] 32"/2200g Laurel ll Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 40mm) Direct Drive to a Mabuchi 555 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper 10 / Mtroniks (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Stood on a shelf for a number of years before purchase, planking dried out & sprung at the bow, leaking along both sides. Repaired & equipped with new motor & electrics over the winter.

Dutch River by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
[Score: 8/10] 35"/11800g Dutch River Capable of 10mph and a runtime of 120mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 60mm) Direct Drive to a Mabuchi 555 (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 7Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Viper 15 / Mtroniks (10Amps) ESC - Comments: No bow thruster fitted, with tanksteer & twin rudders she spins on her own axis.

Stanborough Lake. by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
I would suggest you go along and see them, here is a link to their current events list. https://wgcsme.wordpress.com/lakeside-meetings .

Glue guns by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
I've used a hot glue gun & for plywood it's ok, but I wouldn't recommend it for use on grp, abs, metal or glass.

Dutch River by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Night sailing, still more to do, work in progress.

Dutch River by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
She is lit, full set of Nav lights, plus a set of 3 towing lamps either side of the mast, 2 spots lighting the rear deck, bridge lights & partial lighting in the lower cabins. There are other lights to add yet, i.e. search lights on the bridge roof, foredeck spotlamp And 3 lamps around the superstructure above doors. Last month she won our clubs 'Torchlight Regatta' trophy, was well chuffed. 😀

Dutch River by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Thanks, I do my best but that usually is a long way from what I intended (big skills gap) 😊

Dutch River by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
deleted, tried to modify, it didn't want to know, so took the lot off.

ordering from overseas by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
If buying from Hobby King, use the EU warehouse, there should be no import duties to pay, as it is "Free Trade" between EU member countries, The cost of postage is also cheaper than the UK warehouse, if you choose std post. I have never had to pay import charges & VAT is added at the checkout, so you know exactly what the total cost is, it's also in GBP, so no currency charges either.

Name that bucket by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
According to this site :- http://puffersandvics.org/history.htm they were just called 'large buckets' & judging by the photos, they were approx 4' 6" dia. at the top, tapering slightly toward the bottom, by about 3' 6" deep. That's as much as I can find.