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kmbcsecretary

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Member No. 4323
Registered 2nd Jul 2017
Last Online 24th May 2018
City nottinghamshire
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 161
Photos Posted 134
Likes Received 199
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169 Total Posts
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Kingsmill model boat club
Since: 2nd Jul 2017
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Recent Posts
Make brass ring by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 5 hours ago
Myself I've always used heat for the thicker wire and bend it round some tubing and use pipe benders for the thinner brass rod Ron

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 16 hours ago
Ships boat continued The ships boat is almost complete now have got the floor and seats fixed in place ready for sanding and sealing. have got some more of the rigging completed just a few more bits to do before fitting the sails. thanks Doug for your kind words

Ishimasa. Blue Sonic 600. yacht. by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 2 days ago
Hi Colin that does sound a very strange set up for a yacht , if you could post some pictures up of the insides it will help us to help you to get her up and running again.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi all afraid I had to but the builds on hold for a while again had another flare up with my health but things are settling down again now so hopefully I can get back to finishing this boat and enjoying sailing her for the first time. Ron

S 100 Schnellboot RC build by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 3 days ago
Hi Doug yes I did try the three prop set up first MFA 385's if I remember correctly running on a electronize 30 speed controler.but replaced them with a Graupner eco 500 I think ?

Vanity, Victorian Cutter by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 4 days ago
Coming along nicely Martin , are you using Dacron line for your sheet control ?

Tamiya Tape! by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 4 days ago
If it's the resistors for LED's then I would highly recommend components, very good price and prompt delivery.

S 100 Schnellboot RC build by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 4 days ago
Coming along nicely , I have done the conversation of this kit myself some years ago when it first came out . I had to make the propshafts myself as the conversion kit wasn't available then but I found that it handled better using only one prop rather than the intended 3 props plus the lack of space inside the hull for the rest of the electrics. Ron

Servo choice for yacht by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 4 days ago
Your very welcome Martin I just hope it does the job well for you Ron

Servo choice for yacht by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 7 days ago
Depending on how low a profile you need you could try this hitec ,not to bad a price and a good repeatable name , HiTec HS77BB Low Profile Servo. I've not used this servo but have used a number of hitec servos over the years without any problems.

Radio in a yacht by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 7 days ago
when it comes to rigging yachts using a drum winch you will need line tensioners to keep the rigging line from coming of the drum and to use the old push me pull me set up ie the control line is in a loop starting and finishing at the winch drum this pic shows the winch drum in my mascotte and you can see the two spring tensioners for the control line and you can also see the exit and entry points for the control line. i use 50lb carb fishing line for the control wire

Vanity, Victorian Cutter by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 7 days ago
Nice timber work there Westquay, looking forward to seeing the finished yacht the hull looks a similar shape to my bristol pilot cutter. what are the dimensions when complete ? i noticed the fitting on the keel is this for for the lead ballast ? will be watching with great interest.

Sails for Vanity by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 8 days ago
Nice one Martin . After all if your happy with the finished sails that's all that matters mate.

Plan printing by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi all just thought I would share this with you after searching for somewhere to have some plans blown up and printed. I found there customer services very helpful and the quality of there prints to be very Sharp and crisp. I have no affiliation with these but will be using them again. http://www.copycentre.com/index.php

Sails for Vanity by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 12 days ago
Hi Martin I have always used Frank Nylet some of his prices may seem on the high side but he is a professional sail maker. My last suite I had of him was for my Bristol pilot cutter which cost £320 but in my opinion worth every penny as they are made as the original full size sails . The only other options are you could try PJ sails but little difference in price . Ron

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 19 days ago
Thanks jbrcfloats for your kind comments , I'm sure your builds will be just as good after all we all had to start somewhere. It would be nice to see your own build blog on here 👍

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 20 days ago
Hi jbrcfloats and welcome to the mad house. Yes you are correct in saying that epoxy gives of heat while it cures and can cause damage to some of the more flimsy plastic hulls. The best way to be save when using epoxy with these hulls is to use smaller amounts so not to build up to much heat.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
Thanks for that hammer I had thought of using some boom grips where I can get away with it but will see how things go once I start with the sails.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
Nice idea Doug , I have made the top mast so it will drop to help with getting it in and out of the car.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
At last 95% of the rigging is now complete and I can now announce that it's ready to start fitting the sails 👍 I do still need to decide how to attach the sails so I can de-sail her for transportation.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 22 days ago
Thanks Doug yes your right about the tugs but this monster when finished is in old money around 9 kilos which is a struggle for me but got the wife to lift this one into the car 😜.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 22 days ago
thanks figtree7nts and Donnieboy i purchased the anchor from cornwall model boats, i tend to use these for most of my fittings orders as 99% of time they have in stock although they had to order the rigging blocks in for me due to the quantity needed.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 22 days ago
Have had a few days of as it was our clubs AGM last weekend so had a lot of paperwork to sort out. The rigging is coming along now, not rushing this as don't want any mistakes . Each rigging line and block has been stitched using matching thread to the rigging line (pic1) then a length of heat shrink tubing is placed over the stitching (pic2) . Depending how things go over next couple of days I am hoping to have the sails fitted by Monday 😎

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 28 days ago
Thanks hammer have used the heat shrink like that on a previous boat and i tend to use the grimb tubes for the nylon line. i did think of making the pulleys but just couldn't get my self motivated to do it. i have my next project ready for starting and thinking will have to make everything for this one.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 28 days ago
Thanks Donnieboy much appreciated

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 28 days ago
And so it begins the endless spaghetti that is rigging. As I am using rope and not nylon rigging line I will be stitching the ends of the ropes as I go along so this is going to take more time to complete but I think it will be worth the effort. The boom and yardarm are now in place .

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 29 days ago
If you look closely Doug and enlarge the 3rd pic you can see the clinker but only just due to the layers of paint I think 🙄

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 29 days ago
Thanks Doug for your kind words much appreciated, afraid I did cheat when it comes to the pulley's they were purchased from Cornwall model boats . I did think of making them but decided it would take to long to make, although they did cost a few quid .

Unknown by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 29 days ago
I do remember that there was a number of variations of this type of tug that used the same hull but with slight changes on deck but I can't think of there names at the moment, they were all called flying ..... It will come to me when I stop thinking about it 🤔

Unknown by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 29 days ago
If I'm not mistaken it looks like the flying kestral steam tug that if I remember correctly it was a free plan in model boats magazine