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14th Dec 2014
Last Online
3rd Feb 2019

Member Stats
Member No. 3149
Registered 14th Dec 2014
Last Online 3rd Feb 2019
City Nacton
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 4
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 2
Likes Given 0
6 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Gipping Valley Model Boat Club
Since: 26th Mar 2016
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Petty Officer
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
24 points away from Chief Petty Officer!
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Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 8
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
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 0
Received Likes 2 4
26 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Sailing Barge plans help by Lemmerhengst Petty Officer   Posted: 2 months ago
Hello Joe, Try AMBO (google) They are the association of model barge owners and I believe they are based around Maldon, Essex. A great site that is currently under rebuild (like many 12'' to the foot barges!) Good luck with your research. Cheers Lemmerhengst

firefly by Lemmerhengst Petty Officer   Posted: 7 months ago
In July 2015 the 26ft Firefly sailed from Ramsgate to Dunkirk with a fleet of some 50 other Members of the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the evacuation. These little ships have an admiralty warrant to fly the St Geoge's Cross at the stemhead, a unique honour! (google images have lots of pics of her) Lovely model............Lemmerhengst

Help? What could this become? by Lemmerhengst Petty Officer   Posted: 2 years ago
Hello Grandpa, The grp hull is almost certainly a 'Cheverton Crusader' class yacht designed by David Cheverton. If you want to see many photos and a set of lines, go to the Cheverton website. (Google search) I have sailed on one owned by a good friend, a lovely yacht that really sails well. If you decide not to proceed with the model, let me know as I think he should make a model of 'Pentoma' as a winter project! All the bast, Lemmerhengst.

What is this Vessel ? by Lemmerhengst Petty Officer   Posted: 3 years ago
I believe she is a catermaran workboat for laying anchors to postion barges etc for construction works, possibly working on the new windfarms. There is something like it on the net, look for 16m workboat on www Fair winds Lemmerhengst

unsure by Lemmerhengst Petty Officer   Posted: 3 years ago
I think it is Bowman model, 1930's. They made them with steam power, clockwork and also rubber power.

How do I fit a propellor shaft ? by Lemmerhengst Petty Officer   Posted: 4 years ago
On my 12'' to the foot Dutch barge the stern tube Is filled with gear oil. There Is a conventional Inboard stuffing gland and a face seal between outer bearing and thrust face of the propeller. So far so conventional, however Instead of pumping top up oil with a large grease gun there Is a pipe connecting the tube to a small oil reservoir placed above the shaft just at static water level. This arrangement works really well, no seepage of oil or water when moored up and only a small trace of oil at the water surface when I have to use a touch of reverse to stop her. This system would work well on a model boat using very thin oil. Oh yes, I restored a 1936 outboard motor and lost the prop because I forgot to replace the split pin on the retaining nut! Fair winds and smooth seas to you all Captain Lemmerhengst