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lesliebreame

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Member No. 4140
Registered 22nd Mar 2017
Last Online 22nd Oct 2017
City South Molton EX36 4LB
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 1
Photos Posted 18
Likes Received 96
Likes Given 2
53 Total Posts
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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
183 points away from Admiral!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 2
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 240
Video Response 3 84
Build Blog 20 60
Blog Post 5 15
Blog Response 3 12
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 2
Received Likes 2 192
617 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Fast Patrol Boat by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 5 hours ago
At Ilfracombe pond is Bob Burrows Vintage Model Boat Co kit of the Fast Patrol Boat. Bobs made a nice job of it and has brushless motor with Lipoly batteries. Forward / reverse control was nothing special on maiden voyage and came close to a good sinking !!!

Bob the Duck by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 5 hours ago
brilliant !!!les

HMS Triumph by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 13 days ago
lovely, but the weed looks a bit of a risk in such a big pond !!!

Sea Cadet by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 13 days ago
We had a brilliant though exhausting day at Winterbourne house and gardens on Saturday with lots of steaming and BBQ bacon!! Here is a superb Marten Howes Balis in aluminium owned by John Esher.

Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 21 days ago
thanks Dom

Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 21 days ago
I live in Devon now Dom but my best buddy is buried in the churchyard in Headcorn. Is the meeting at the same place next year, if so i can come up and kill two birds with one stone so to speak !! Les

Ships, Subs, Torpedoes and Hovercraft at my local RC show (4K resolution) by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 22 days ago
very nice. Where is the show please?

Outboard steam launch by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 22 days ago
Second outboard ive built. The engine/drive takes weeks to make and needs careful setting up to get the gears to mesh. The first one i made goes really well [ pure chance !!! ] so ive knocked up another for Lee. The boiler is twin 28mm copper tube and is tablet fired [ to keep the weight down ].

Jane and Puffer by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 30 days ago
We had a good day out at Ilfracombe pond on Monday with light wind so we could get steam up quite readily. Picture shows my coal fired puffer project and Duncans steam paddle boat fired by tablets.

various by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
Another fine days boating at Ilfracombe. Boats are my experimental coal fired turbine [needs more pressure !! ], Gordons Hydro and Duncans /My steam paddle boat.

Balloon Busters by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
never seen anything so funny !!!

yacht by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
cheers!!! i think we got him !!!

yacht by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
both i think thanks !!!

yacht by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
more hooliganism from that power boat man !!! the cruiser is an ebay purchase and is carved from solid. it has a TAYCOL motor double special from the 1950's.

yacht by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
i thought that power should give way to sail !!! you can have a lot of fun boating without spending much. this little Americas Cup yacht cost me a fiver in the flea market and after fitting a rudder servo it is brilliant fun !! Les Breame

Miss England 6 by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 1 month ago
very nice. where is the pond ? probably a 1000 miles from Devon !!!

Perkasa MTB by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
excellent !!! les breame

schumschimmer by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
how you know!!!?

schumschimmer by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
i reckon a brick could be hydroplaned if you had enough power !!!! i love experimenting with stuff and always recommend others to try it. nothing ventured nothing gained as they say !!

schumschimmer by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
after sellotaping the windows and fitting new electrics it went better !!!

schumschimmer by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 2 months ago
Gordon bought this hydro from Ebay and fiddled with it lots to get it going. So we went to Ilfracombe pond for a test. It went jolly well to begin with until a large input of water through the windows made it unstable and the result you can see !!! After we recovered it and dried it out it went lovely as you will see from a later video. Les Breame

Firing Battleship at Wings & Wheels (UltraHD/4K) by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
very nice and there must be lots of mechanism under that decking to do that lot !!

Turbine boat by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Unfortunately all my designs are in the old brain box and sketches made on an A4 note pad drawn in the pub.However if there was anything that you wanted in particular im sure i could fix it. I have 6 builds on the go at the moment but all the designs are in my head or copies of what i have already.Regards

Turbine boat by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
In old money Edward it is 28" long and weighs 11lb , full with water. Its a bit on the heavy side of course but then i am more interested in the working and making of the thing and the individual components rather than blistering speed. If i wanted that i would use a brushless motor and modern batteries! Each to his own. What do you make ? Les Breame

Turbine boat by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Have installed my coal fired stainless boiler[home made and tested to 200lb] into the steam turbine launch to see how it goes!! The boiler is fan assisted [ computer fan ] and controlled by rheostat to limit draught .If you saw my video in VIDEO GALLERY a few weeks back you will see what too much draught does !!! As soon as it stops raining i will shoot some video so you can see if it worked or not !! Les Breame

outboard steam boat by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 3 months ago
Evening steaming on the river Barle on Exmoor last night. Was great till the prop hit a rock and luckily some wading girls brought it in for me!!! Good fun playing in the current. Les Breame

Voyager of the Seas cruise ship [Filmed in UltraHD/4K] by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
nice boat and video Dom , where is the put- up pond please ? Les

copper boiler by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
nice lathe and tidy workshop....better than mine !!! the pulse jet sounds fun, i had better have a go at that when my other projects are finished [never probably !! how can anyone ever be bored !!]. Regards Les Breame

copper boiler by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
there are 2 domes. the former you can see is for the firebox dome . Ibeat the copper over the former with a mallet because spinning 3mm copper even when annealed is very difficult for an amateur who doesnt have very powerful lathe. However i did spin it when finished to take out the wrinkles.!! I had to anneal it about 40 times !!!! Same with the top dome , which was slightly easier because it has no flange at the bottom. The 2 pictures are different boilers, the left one has no domes as i wanted to make it quickly. The flue is the fire hole as well and the boiler is the same design as in my experimental coal fired outboard turbine boat which you can view on VIDEO GALLERY. Scroll down till you find it. Regards Les

copper boiler by lesliebreame Captain   Posted: 4 months ago
Parts for my new boiler project which is to be coal fired and is a practice tig welding exercise for further work [ Gordons Clyde Puffer ] . Its mostly 1/8 material so will need plenty of amps although i am using Helium which will make it somewhat easier. The boiler will probably be going in a paddle steamer like the Medway Queen but we shall see later. I have so many projects on the go at once that it might be some time !! Les Breame