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Kipper

Member Stats
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Member No. 2919
Registered 12th Jun 2014
Last Online 6th Nov 2017
City Lincoln
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 2
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 13
Photos Posted 13
Likes Received 9
Likes Given 1
21 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Hartsholme Electric Model Boat Club
Since: 15th Apr 2016
Harbour
Laurel ll
Type: Other
Dutch River
Type: Other
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
95 points away from Lieutenant!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 16
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 26
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 30
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 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 1
Received Likes 2 18
105 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Laurel ll by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 32"/2200g Laurel ll Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 35mm) 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
[Score: 8/10] 36"/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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Night sailing, still more to do, work in progress.

Dutch River by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Thanks, I do my best but that usually is a long way from what I intended (big skills gap) 😊

Dutch River by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
deleted, tried to modify, it didn't want to know, so took the lot off.

ordering from overseas by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year 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 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year 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.

Sailing a straight line by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Quote :- "I had it on good authority That Royal Iris ll was a pig to steer in a straight line even at slack water" That could well explain this story in the news today 😁 http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/passenger... "69 passengers were evacuated after Royal Iris ran aground"

Solent lifeboat by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Is this the right stuff? http://www.sheffieldfibreglasssupplies.co.uk/shop/4572905647... I used a polyester resin on the inside of my Billings Norkap from these people, it was good stuff & the service was good but they are a bit more expensive.

Aeronaut Pilot Boat by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
This comes highly reccommended by the good folk on Model Boat Mayhem ............ http://www.screwfix.com/p/evo-stik-sticks-like-sh-t-clear-29...

What wood to use for a Boat Stand by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
If the boat was built from a plan, you could also use the appropriate bulkhead templates & allow for the hull thickness.

Left or right by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
But then narrow boats don't generally have a 'wheel'. Most of my cruising has been on rivers.

Left or right by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
In the Uk, the general rules of navigation state that boats should pass 'Port to Port', this is the opposite to driving on our roads, so the wheel is usually on the left in a boat.

About the Waterline on Serenity by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
"I hope this really works, because the way she sits in the water her lowest rub rail is partially in the way! well anyway I'll post some pics if I'm successful." I really hope you are talking about the boat & not the wife 😊

New radio gear by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
A few in our club swear by the 'Spektrum DX6', I use a 'FlySky FS T6', it seems solid enough & it has quite a range of settings to play with, plus you don't need a computer link to set it up. Only annoying feature is, it bleeps at you after 2 minutes if you don't waggle a stick. Bonus point is, cheap recievers from a firm called 'Gearbest', you can buy online.

WESTBOURNE MODEL CO. by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Cornwall Model Boats have the same item (Part No: RB00722240). Unfortunately, they are out of stock. But could be worth giving them a call, at least they speak to their customers.

Maid 'O' Plastic by Kipper Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
The yachts getting a little brittle now, but keeping me sailing until the next boat comes off the stocks.