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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.
    Recent Posts
    ๐Ÿ“ ERCO PT Boat Promo Video.
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Guys,
    I thought some of you might find this video interesting.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8ZxFSaphw8


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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank's Stephen.
    Every thing will sort it's self out one way or another LOL!!

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    ๐Ÿ“ The Numbers game for props.
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank's Bill just looking around.

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    ๐Ÿ“ The Numbers game for props.
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Roy,
    Here is another one to through into the mix LOL!!
    I have seen it somewhere that a propeller viewed from behind that the 'X' propeller is 'X' shaped and an 'S' propeller is 'S' shaped.

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    ๐Ÿ“ The Numbers game for props.
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi garyp,

    RE the S on your prop.
    I only come across an 'X' or an 'S' on model props and the only explanation i can find is "X" prop is a surface piercing prop.
    S props generally speaking have more pitch.

    I am sure that someone here could shed more light in this subject.

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    ๐Ÿ“ portbalne video
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug,
    Things should get back to normal soon I hope.

    Sorry for drifting off of your thread Rogal.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank's Stephen,
    I must admit i am going through a little bad spell at the moment.
    Hopefully things will get back to some sort of normal soon.
    Great work keep it coming.

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    ๐Ÿ“ portbalne video
    3 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rogal,
    Yes the link works well. and it looks like you were enjoying yourself.
    Well done.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard 44' Lifeboat
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Trev,
    I found planking a nightmare when i first started but once you get the hang of it, it can be very rewarding altho time consuming.
    Keep up the good work.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Swedish combat boat
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    I like the video JB.
    You definitely don't want to have a bad day going at that speed LOL!!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fire Tender
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys,
    You have done a really great job well done.
    A Dragon powered fire boat.LOL!!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Structure
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Coming along nicely Rick.
    This is another build log that i will need to catchup on.
    Keep up the good work.

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    ๐Ÿ“ portbalne video
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thank's Peter.
    Just started looking around the site, that is if i can remember how to do it LOL!!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: At Last Deck Planking is Done (well nearly).
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Steve,
    Fantastic work, that deck looks very realistic.
    I know i should not expect anything different as your skill level is way above mine.
    I will have to look back on this build as i have missed quite a bit as i have not been on the site for some time due to various health problems and a recent family bereavement but i will catchup.
    Keep the great work coming.

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    ๐Ÿ“ portbalne video
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Rogal.
    I am very surprised that no member has answered your question.
    I have not been on this site for some time but i think that there are two ways to post a video.
    (1) if it is a short video then you can add it the same way as a normal photo.
    (2) you post the video on Youtube and then past the link in the text section.

    There is the quick site guide that should help.
    As i have said I have not been on this site for sometime so things might of changed.


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    ๐Ÿ“ Roxy.
    8 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
    8 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
    8 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)
    8 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
    9 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great work.

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

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    ๐Ÿ“ Martin
    9 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
    9 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
    9 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
    10 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
    10 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
    10 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
    10 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
    10 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
    11 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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