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    (Yacht) Evie Rose
    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. (10/10)
    (Other) Laurel ll
    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. (Motor: Mabuchi 555) (ESC: Viper 10 / Mtroniks) (8/10)
    (Other) Dutch River
    No bow thruster fitted, with tanksteer & twin rudders she spins on her own axis. (Motor: Mabuchi 555) (ESC: Viper 15 / Mtroniks) (8/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Proximity (Hall effect) sensor wiring
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Depends on how he has it wired up, is he using an Mtroniks esc? if so these have an on/off switch & bec, so he could replace this switch with the proximity one.
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    ๐Ÿ“ top heavy sailboat
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sailing boats can have a variety of different style keels, so it depends on which type of keel your boat has.
    Also, just adding weight to the keel will make the boat sit lower in the water, this will make it sluggish, difficult to handle & could cause it to get swamped very easily.

    If fitted with certain types of keel, it is better to keep the weight as it is & lengthen the keel instead.
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    ๐Ÿ“ propshafts lubrications
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Easiest way is to have your tube fitted with an 'oiler tube'.
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    ๐Ÿ“ ESC
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have a look here ...
    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/electronize-FR...
    or
    http://www.mtroniks.net/prod/Boat-Speed-Controls/Viper_Marine_20_HV.htm
    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/electronize-FR30HX.html
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    http://www.mtroniks.net/prod/Boat-Speed-Controls/Viper_Marine_20_HV.htm
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mcgregor 1990s transmitter/receiver
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    To be honest, when you can buy a new 2.4g 6 channel transmitter for ยฃ30-ยฃ35, even if conversion is possible, I don't think the cost & work to convert is worth the hassle.

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    ๐Ÿ“ bulkheads
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The first pic that Green has posted, does show a 'Schottel' drive unit at the left of the plan, no wonder he is confused.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sailing times sunday
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ 54" long Cervia tug.
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    For a 4" prop, contact Simon at Protean, he can help.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sails
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Google PJ Sails, left side of his page select 'Sails', on the pdf page 8 he advertises sails for the Thunder Tiger 'Victoria' ๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ Schnnelleboot Battery
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ“ What is the optimum prop shaft angle?
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.
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    ๐Ÿ“ What transmitter
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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. ๐Ÿ‘
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/FS-Transmitter-Receiver-helicopter-...
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/FS-Transmitter-Receiver-helicopter-ARRIVAL/dp/B00PF7DQBI
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    ๐Ÿ“ What do you do when...
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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. ๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Evie Rose
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    An American designed racing class boat, the 1mtr 'Soling' is also popular in Canada & Australia.
    Bought s/h & given a makeover.
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    ๐Ÿ“ (Yacht) Evie Rose
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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. (10/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Guestbook Post
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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. ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Council madness...
    1 year ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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 ๐Ÿ˜ก I hope he went & sailed his boat regardless.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Ishimasa. Blue Sonic 600. yacht.
    2 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Council madness...
    2 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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. ๐Ÿ˜ก
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    ๐Ÿ“ LiPo batteries
    2 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Reduce the voltage to a holding charge for that four weeks.
    Better safe than sorry & better for the longevity of your battery.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Wanted 4 bladed brass propeller
    2 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Have you tried 'Marks Model Boat Bits' ?

    http://www.modelboatbits.com/4-BLADE-BRASS-PROPELLERS-1
    http://www.modelboatbits.com/4-BLADE-BRASS-PROPELLERS-1
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sail Winch Servo Identification
    2 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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'. ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ (Other) Laurel ll
    2 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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. (Motor: Mabuchi 555) (ESC: Viper 10 / Mtroniks) (8/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ (Other) Dutch River
    2 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    No bow thruster fitted, with tanksteer & twin rudders she spins on her own axis. (Motor: Mabuchi 555) (ESC: Viper 15 / Mtroniks) (8/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Stanborough Lake.
    3 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I would suggest you go along and see them, here is a link to their current events list.
    https://wgcsme.wordpress.com/lakeside-meetings
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    https://wgcsme.wordpress.com/lakeside-meetings
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    ๐Ÿ“ Glue guns
    3 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dutch River
    3 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Night sailing, still more to do, work in progress.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Dutch River
    3 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Dutch River
    3 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks, I do my best but that usually is a long way from what I intended (big skills gap) ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Dutch River
    3 years ago by Kipper ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    deleted, tried to modify, it didn't want to know, so took the lot off.

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