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    Precedent Perkasa MTB 49 1/2" Precedent Fairey Huntsman 46" Veron Fairey Huntsman 28 42" Precedent Fairey Huntsman 36" Aerokits Sea Commander 34" Aerokits Sea Rover 29 1/2" SLEC Fairey Huntress 23"
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    Unknown 26" Pilot Boat
    One of the latest projects I have bought, a 26" Pilot boat. Initially i thought maybe a Lesro model, but the Lesro Pilot boat is bigger, at just over 33" in length. Anyone got any ideas what make it may be?
    Precedent Fairey Huntsman 46 1/2"
    I bought this Huntsman 31 off a guy I used to work with. Another one in need of some TLC (bit of a theme here isn't there πŸ™„ ) Originally ic powered, then converted to brushed electric and once I get around to doing this one, it will be converted, like the others, to brushless lipo power.
    Aerokits Sea Commander
    Yet another boat in need of some TLC that I bought recently. An Aerokits Sea Commander. As you can see by the pictures. There are a few bits missing and some of the ply has delaminated (front half of the keel and a couple of bulkheads). My skills aren't such yet that I feel I could strip it down and replace those parts, so for now at least, my intension is to inject adhesive between the laminations, clamp them securely until the adhesive has cured. At least this will get some more strength back into them and help preserve it until I feel brave enough to do the job properly. Like my other boats, this will also be brushless and lipo powered.
    Precedent Perkasa 49 1/2"
    This is my Perkasa MTB that I built with my Dad in the 80's. I sold it in the 90's and purely by chance, was able to buy it back again in the late 00s. Originally we fitted it with a 22cc Kawasaki Strimmer engine, with a centrifugal clutch and pull start, it was much better than ic and needing to get it in the water asap so it didn't overheat. It also gave the option of being able to stop moving, purely by dropping the throttle, unlike ic. With the air cooled Strimmer engine, I could start it, let it idle while i put the wheelhouse etc on and not need to rush to get it in the water. Anyway, when I bought it back, it was looking pretty sorry. Lots of bits were either damaged or missing. I have removed the 22cc petrol engine and will be converting it to brushless and lipo power. Before then though, I have lots of bits to either make or repair. More pictures will follow, when I get it back down from the loft in the new year.
    42 inch Veron (presumably) Fairey Huntsman 28
    This is the latest model that I have purchased. From it's dimensions, I believe it to be a Veron Huntsman, as it looks very much like the ones that I have seen whilst searching on the interweb and the length/beam both match. It was advertised as an unfinished project. But, apart from a few bits that are missing, cabin roof, engine cover/deck floor, glazing, it's mostly there, just in need of some sort of power plant and radio gear. Really looking forward to wetting her bottom 😁🀞
    Aerokits Sea Rover, I think? 29 1/2 inch
    This terribly unloved looking model was advertised on Facebook marketplace and wasn't too far from me. I thought from the described dimensions it might be a Sea Rover, so took a chance on it. There was only one picture with the advert, so i wasn't completely sure what I was actually going to be presented with on arrival. The cabin sides have both had it and a few other bits are missing. So, like my smaller Huntsman, I have to get hold of a plan/parts diagram to make the relevant damaged/missing parts. In the past, it had it's ic engine removed and converted to electric. I presume initially with just one motor and that I'm guessing wasn't enough so, they fitted an additional 2 propshafts and motors. I now have to remove the extra shafts and convert back to a single one instead. With brushless power, one prop will be more than enough to achieve the scale speed (and a little extra in reserve).
    Pearla Malta - Precedent Fairey Huntsman 31 aft cabin 34 inch
    A Fairey Huntsman that I recently won on a well known auction site. There are a few things that need sorting, the superstructure is way too tall to be accurate and scale, so I fear a new one will have to be made, but that means 'TRYING' to find a set of plans or templates for the Precedent Huntsman. Can anyone help with this? Pretty please 🀞 The extra skegs underneath? No idea why they have been added, certainly won't help anything other than straight line running. Plans are, sort the above items, brushless conversion, then just enjoy using it. Will
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    πŸ“ Levi Corsair 28 powerboat
    4 days ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    If it helps, I can take the pictures again, but in daylight instead and make sure that they are completely flat.

    Let me know if you want me to.

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    πŸ“ Levi Corsair 28 powerboat
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    πŸ“ Peugeot 306 XLD 1905 cc
    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yeah, they're a damn good engine.
    I had 3x 205 with the XUD7 engine and they were fantastic.
    The 1st one had 124,000 on the clock when I bought it and 18 months later had 220,000 on the clock. Being in my early 20's, those were mainly hard driven miles, spending much of it's time with the revs near or on the governor, but like yours, never used oil or water and come MOT time, it flew through the emissions test every year. Truly great engines.
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    πŸ“ Peugeot 306 XLD 1905 cc
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    I have owned a few Peugeots, 205, 306, 405. Most of them have been diesel, both Turbo and normally aspirated.
    Whilst Peugeots XUD7 and XUD9/9T may not the most refined of engines, mainly at tickover, they were most certainly reliable and willing.
    You had to keep an eye on oil and coolant with them though, as if they overheated due to either or both being too low, they could be really problematic from there on.
    Otherwise, fantastic engines and great, super comfy cars.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: More Sanding 🀯
    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Making good progress.
    It's going to be a nice boat when it's done.
    Keep up the good work.

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    πŸ“ Brave Borderer 3rd sea trial
    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Roger, are you running all 3 motors off one battery?
    If so, that will seriously reduce your run times.
    Well done on getting to the bottom of the fuse blowing though.

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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
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    Speaking as someone who has had COVID19 and thankfully not been too badly affected (so far at least), all I can say to one or two comments regarding this and whether or not to have the vaccine, is thank heavens we're all different and don't all share the same views.

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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    You're spot on there Martin, some people are so blinkered, or just plain ignorant (or should that be arrogant?πŸ€”)

    Unfortunately, all we can do is look after number 1.

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    πŸ“ Mental Health & Wellbeing Volunteers
    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    An issue that I am seeing and hearing, is people who have had their jabs and are now "I've had my jabs, I'm safe, I can get on with my life again".
    It's shocking how many people are thinking that way and all generations too.
    I for one will continue with social distancing and wearing a mask for a long time yet, no matter what they tell us.
    Stay safe everyone and keep away from as many idiots as you can.

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    πŸ“ upscaling plans
    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    If the plans are a PDF file (or even if not, easy enough to convert them to one), I tend to use Adobe or a PDF viewer. I then tile print (the whole plan divided into however many sheets of A4 or A3 for any who don't know that term).

    As Doug says, if you can print them on A3 rather than A4 sheets, then A, you use half as many and B, there's less lining up to do.

    When I print the plans out, I can decide what % I want to print them depending on what size I want the boat to be. I have a few now that I have printed that were a bit small for my liking at the suggested scale, so I have just increased the print size/% to what I want.

    The easier, but more expensive way is of course taking plan to a printers, having them copy it at the scale you request.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last!
    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    I suspected it was on the 3s in the video.
    Thanks for that Doug.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sea Scout 'Jessica' Sea Trial - at last!
    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Doug, in this video, which battery were you using, the 3s?

    Sea Scout 'Jessica' First sea trial, Ostpark Munich 25.05.18. Pt. 3

    Thanks.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Brave Borderer 2nd trial, new battery
    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Even using a 30amp fuse, that's only 15amps per motor, which isn't much.
    Maybe as RHBaker suggests, individual circuits for each motor, then you should only blow one fuse and still retain propulsion from the other two motors to be able to return to the bank and check over, before replacing the fuse.
    ideally, an amp meter needs to be used, to see what the motors are drawing, then you'll know if the motors, controllers and fuses are within spec or not.

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    πŸ“ WMBC BREAK-UP.
    1 month ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    It's a shame to read of when things within clubs etc get nasty and personal insults etc start being thrown around.
    Life is too short, why can't people get on with their own lives and let others do the same thing πŸ™„
    I presume that any who attend model boat clubs and events are there because they all share a common interest.
    Lets just all have fun and enjoy our hobbies, whatever they may be.

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    πŸ“ Purchased an old Boat today
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Doug, I do appreciate that not everyone uses, or is on fakebook.
    Because no one had said either way and I had seen that video very recently, it was easy to find and powertrain wise, uninformative.
    No offence taken and apologies for the way I put my reply.

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    πŸ“ Purchased an old Boat today
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well, I didn't see anyone else offering any suggestions of motive power for this boat.
    I was only trying to help.

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    πŸ“ Brass Pins
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Model railway brass track pins any good?
    There are some for sale on EBay although I don't know if they are the length you require.

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    πŸ“ Purchased an old Boat today
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hiya Doug,

    It was merely one suggestion of a set up that going by the video works.

    I do however totally agree with what you are saying. Keeping cost down and reducing fire risk is also a huge benefit to a lower voltage and current set up.

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    πŸ“ Purchased an old Boat today
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Sifi,

    The post was in the Model Boats group on F@cebook.

    https://www.facebook.com/adge.lecarpentier/videos/1022534275...

    Will
    https://www.facebook.com/adge.lecarpentier/videos/10225342755821756/
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    πŸ“ Purchased an old Boat today
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Here's one suggestion which going by the owners video, makes one rapid Sea Queen.
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    πŸ“ Purchased an old Boat today
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    p.s, there are enough people running brushless motors and lipo batteries in all different sized model boats, if you search for Sea Queen and read through the posts that come up, somewhere along the line, someone will make a suggestion on what to use, or what they use in their Sea Queen, or similar sized vessel.
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    πŸ“ Purchased an old Boat today
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Brushless would by far give you the best of both worlds, as in power and duration.
    As for what motor to use, I haven't worked that out for my own yet to be honest. It would need to be a pretty large diameter outrunner, with a relatively low kv, definitely less than 1000 (from what I can make out anyway). That way, it would produce enough torque to swing a decent enough sized prop. Then you would need to decide upon what batteries you intend on using, to give you the voltage and therefore, the RPM needed to make it perform (kv x voltage = free running rpm)

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Sea Queen Restoration
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    That looks like a nice solid and quite clean example you've bought there. Mine had delamination of some bulkheads, not too bad a job to fix though.
    What's the plans regarding propulsion, electric, or i.c?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: What a big difference Eze Kote has made
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Doug, all this advice is very helpful for an amateur and newbie to working with wood like I am.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: What a big difference Eze Kote has made
    2 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thank you for the advice, much appreciated.

    Will
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits Sea Commander
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    A little more stripping (paint that is, not an after hours passtime!) done.
    Most of the blue paint now removed, just a few more areas that need some more work. As I said previously, the area around the stern tube that was previously thought to be fibreglass, turned out to be body filler, so still chipping away at that to get it all removed.
    After I have finished getting all of the paint and filler off, i can resin the keel and around the stern tube to make sure that they are water tight. Then it's sand and seal the hull, ready for primer.
    At least, I think that's the plan πŸ€”

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    πŸ’¬ Re: What a big difference Eze Kote has made
    3 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Excuse my ignorance here πŸ€”, but will the Eze Kote act as a sealer on the wood, so you won't need to glass cloth the hull afterwards?
    I haven't done anything with wooden hulled model boats until recently and as all of my need work of some sort, I wondered if this is an alternative to glass cloth to seal the wood/hull?

    Thanks
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits Sea Commander
    3 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Keep an eye on that well known auction site Doug, TLC does come up now and then πŸ˜€

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits Sea Commander
    3 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Enjoying yourself is the important part. Sounds like you did the right thing in buying what you have, so that you can get out and about making the best of life. Good on you I say. Yes, you could have held out for what you originally wanted, but how long before you found the right one. At least with the LT, you've hopefully been able to get out and about, plus spend the odd night away.

    Building a 43 foot schooner, that's no mean feat, fair play.

    Model boats are definitely an easier way of getting your sailing/boating fix. Easier to handle and easier to keep on top of too compared to the real thing.

    Will
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits Sea Commander
    3 months ago by Madwelshman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hiya Nerys, yes indeed, many of the older motor cruisers do look so good on the water in my opinion and they just really appeal to me. I enjoy wind power too, both full size and scale. Sailing is something that I really enjoy.
    We used to go out sailing regularly with my parents, but due to his health, my Dad hasn't had the boat (Fisher 30) on the water for the last few years. They used to have a gorgeous Sovereign Match, 30' and a fantastic boat to sail. The Fisher is a compromise as in keeps my Dad on the water (when he can) but without the upkeep of a wooden boat.
    I've got a Laser which I use from time to time.
    My Uncle found a bare model yacht hull on a bonfire awaiting it's fate years ago. He gave it to my Dad who fitted a deck, etc, worked out mast and sail sizes, then made and bought them.
    It's about a meter long, individually planked hull and it used to sail really nicely. My Uncle had it back a few years ago and it's not been used since.
    I will find out what he plans on doing with it sometime and if nothing, will try and get hold of it.
    Your van is the early Sprinter style I'm guessing.
    Ours is a 2014 Peugeot Boxer. Quite a big van, but nice and wide, so we've got the bed across the van, giving the rest of the van as useable space. Still got lots to do, but plodding through it slowly, taking my time and trying to keep the number of mistakes to a minimum.

    Will
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