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    Ex Shipyard Electrician. Keen Model Maker. And Site Nutcase. Site Moderator.
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    'MOJO'
    'MOJO' was a boat that i was asked to make for someone. I think i have achieved the original request. (The plan is just to make something that is functional and pleasing to the eye, something that will not be complicated and not have lots of bits that could brake off ) As you guys know i have not made a boat using wood for many many years, so i am quite pleased with the final outcome. Martin555.
    1/2 Inch Springer.
    Just to see if i could. Martin555.
    1 Inch Tug
    Just using up the small scraps. Martin555.
    "Marge"
    โ€œMargeโ€ Length 9 1/4โ€ Beam 3 3/4โ€ Height 4 1/4โ€ Made from using the plastic from Margarine, Ice Cream, and Yogurt Tubs. Main Power 4 x AA rechargeable Batteries. Motors are from a childโ€™s toy submarine (modified to look like Azimuth Thrusters. 2 x Speed controllers are the PCBโ€™s from stripped down servos. LED Navigation, Mast head, spot lights. Martin555.
    Tug Boat "Flora"
    This was my attempt at graham93โ€™s Lockdown challenge. All was going well until the main control PCB decided not to work. So will now sit on the shelf until i figure out another way to operate it. Martin555.
    One hour challenge.
    I just thought I would post this. It was a one hour challenge. The challenge was to make a boat and to put it in a car brake light bulb in an hour. I done this some years ago to raise some money for a charity. I did the challenge and raise ยฃ175.00 pounds. It is not that good but for one hour of my time it was worth it. Martin555.
    Fast Attack Craft.
    Well guys this is the final boat. And as you know my first attempt at designing a boat for the EeZeBuilt web site. The weapons are designed so that they can be made quite easily. I am not happy with it, there will have to be a lot of changes made. It will need to be bigger for RC. The Bow will need to be designed differently for the younger ones to be able to make this easier. Unfortunately I have made this a static model as I do not have enough RC Equipment. Length 20" Beam 4 1/4" Height 6" Martin555.
    Evolution
    Sorry Guys a total failure. I should of spent more time making it stronger. Length 27" Height 9" Width 4 1/2" Still it was something different. Martin555.
    Steampunk Pike.
    Here is my Steampunk Pike. She is still a work in progress. Eventually it will be static dive. Length 40" Width 11" Height 14" There is still a lot to do including weathering. Martin.
    Schooner
    Small scratch built static model of a Schooner made quite a few years ago. Length 6" Height 51/2" Beam 1" I made this when I was in between projects.
    HMS EXETER.
    This Was scratch built approximately 28 years ago. If I remember correctly it took me three years to make and at a scale of 1/96. Again photos of photos as no digital cameras in those days.
    Vosper torpedo boat.
    I made this about 30 years ago. Unfortunately the photos are of photos as we did not have digital cameras in those days.
    Type V11C Submarine.
    I assembled this Revell 1/72 scale kit about two years ago.
    C01
    This is a coastal patrol ship that practically designed its self. I had some plastic card and I just wanted to make something, I hade no plans or drawings and this was the end result. This was made using my baking paper tip. I never got around to installing rc equipment in it as a friend decided that he wanted it as it was. And I never got took any photos of the making of it.
    HMS Cottesmore
    I just thought I would post some photos of my HMS Cottesmore. She is still a work in progress. I have been working on her for about three years now.(in between other projects) I purchased the hull And running gear from Fleetscale. Everything else has been made by myself using odds and ends, bits and pieces including yogurt pots and a lot of LED's I have a few more years work to do before she is completed, lots more bits to make.
    Springer Tug
    I just thought I would post a few photos of a little tug that I made some time ago.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Roxy.
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Colin,
    Sorry to hear of this saddening news, I wish to offer you my sincere condolences.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Winter Sailing
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great conversion Graham.
    Should keep your hands warm for quite a while before recharging.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AMPHITRUCK
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    JB,
    I just had to do a bit of catching up on your log.
    Excellent work.
    You can guarantee that you have a definite one of a kind truck.
    I like the use of the bike lights too.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: AMPHITRUCK (second flotation test)
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work JB.
    The truck has come along well.
    Looks like it is packed with all sorts of electrickery LOL!!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Catalina
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Catalina
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed.
    Well worth all the effort.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Martin
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rick,
    And a happy New year to you too.

    I am still around but have a lot going on at the moment.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Nordkap and Smit Rotterdam
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Griss,
    This should help.

    This is the link to the Quick Site Guide.

    https://model-boats.com/wiki/82906

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: IS IT A BOAT, IS IT A TRUCK? - IT'S A BIT OF BOTH,- THE AMPHITRUCK
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi JB,
    Nice to see something a little different.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Skiers with extra large cajones
    5 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    JB,
    Have you shown barbie what standard you expect her to reach LOL!!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: LOWEST DECK
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work Bombero,
    Keep it up.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT,- NEW ACCESSORY 'BABS' THE SKI CHICK
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Excellent work JB.
    I know how hard it has been getting her to this stage but all the hard work has payed off.
    Well done.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wiring Diagram
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter,
    I have not studied them but they look very professional.

    Well done.

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    ๐Ÿ“ new blog
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rogal,
    You could email the text and the photos from the different devices to yourself then open the emails up on your computer/laptop and then compile your blog from there.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Acoustic Hammer Part 2
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,
    It's good to see things working.

    If the boat is in forward motion and the hammer is lowered it will be forced back into the hull so will/have you fitted a stop or bracket under the boat to stop the strain on the servo?

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    ๐Ÿ“ LEDs
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Mick.

    PM sent.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden Voyage
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Graham,
    I bet young Finley was extremely happy when his boat went on the water for the first time. And with a smile from ear to ear.

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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    She is going to look fantastic when she is finished.
    Great work.
    Beats my electric drill any day LOL!!!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well what can i say JB,
    From a modified drawing to a really beautiful scratched built boat.
    Excellent workmanship and a boat to be proud of.
    Well done sir.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing touches
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work,
    I like the plastic manipulation.(helm, lifebelts)
    I see young Finley has the controls, how many times did he hit the horn.LOL!!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: framework
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bonbero,
    Great start to this project.
    I like the forward planning, it always pays off.
    Good luck with the rest of the build.

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    ๐Ÿ“ VINTAGE BRITISH MADE WINFIELD HOBBY LATHE (NEW TOY)
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great stuff JB,
    There will be no holding you back now LOL!!
    Good use of the old computer stand.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Slight change of sequence due to servo malfunction.
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bill,
    Re servo :-
    I had a similar situation that when the forward deck was fitted on HMS Cottesmore i would not be able to undo the securing screws that would hold down the servo.
    So i made a snug fitting box that surrounded the servo and then cut a slot down the back part for the cable to slide down.
    When the servo is inserted it stayed nicely in place.
    The servo arm had two pins fitted that lined up with another servo arm that controlled the main gun.
    I hope this makes some sort of sense if not then just give me a shout.

    PS. Nice work.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Rigging.
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Fantastic work Steve,
    I know exactly what you have been up against.
    I too have had tweezers in each hand and now if you put on a mask you will feel like a surgeon LOL!!
    Great work.
    Well done.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: new project "MV American Beauty" Kit
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bruce,
    Here is a little motivation.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFCpniWdv4w

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    ๐Ÿ“ 1/12 Tid Tug (Scratch build)
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Tizdaz,
    Welcome to the site.
    You have made an awesome start to this build and considering this is your first RC boat a really fantastic and neat layout in your electronics box.

    Great stuff keep it coming.

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    ๐Ÿ“ VINTAGE BRITISH MADE WINFIELD HOBBY LATHE (NEW TOY)
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi JB,
    She is looking like a different machine now.
    I like the use of the bike spanner. LOL!!
    When are you expecting the drive pulley to arrive?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: One of our members Made a "Gravy Boat"
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi DWB,
    I must admit i do like the unusual.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Windows
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Coming along nicely Rick.

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    ๐Ÿ“ VINTAGE BRITISH MADE WINFIELD HOBBY LATHE (NEW TOY)
    6 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    You have been a busy boy JB.
    Altho the price of this Lathe is slowly creeping up due to the repairs, i am sure it will be worth it, but look at the fun you are having.
    I bet it has made quite a change from doing the delicate work of making your boats.

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