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    Vosper 46ft RAF crash Rescue Tender
    Refurbishing a model my dad built, changing motor to electric and putting R/C equipment in.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Pilot boat update
    28 days ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Nice Boat.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vosper Crash Rescue
    30 days ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Its all new to me as well Neil, so far I've bought batteries that are too large to fit length wise in the boat so having to look at transverse fitment. Also putting in a new electric motor to replace the glow plug one it originally had. This has entailed changing the fitment angle to get it ti line up with the propshaft. However I'm slowly getting there and hope to have it on the water in the next two months.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vosper 46ft RAF crash tender
    1 month ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks, thats very helpful.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vosper 46ft RAF crash tender
    1 month ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thats very helpful, thank you. I have never soldered anything so will go with option 1.
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    1 month ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    It was made by my dad i'm guessing in the 50's, would they have had oilite bearings then? I'll have to look at taking the shaft out and checking.
    Thanks
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    1 month ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Does the propshaft need to be lubricated in some way? If so how do I go about acheiving this, is it just getting some oil into the shaft and letting it run down inside? Any help appreciated thanks.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vosper MTB 379
    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thats nice, what size is it?
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    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for info to view video, your boat looks good and very fast.
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    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thats the difference!!
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    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    I think my bulkheads must be spaced differently to yours as I cant fit them in lenghth ways without removing some of the bulkhead. They will fit accross the beam of the boat at the rear of the compartment behind the wheelhouse,or in the third compartment above the propshaft tube. I hadnt considered an across the boat fitment before. the central compartment has the motor in so they cant fit cross ways in this one.
    Many Thanks for your help. Looking at your photos I am going to take some of your ideas for switch placements.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Battery placement
    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for all the advice. It looks like I have the wrong size batteries for the boat even though they were suggested by the shop. I'm happy to get replacements (I'll use these in another model) if anyone can suggest suitable size,power etc and where to buy them from.
    That may be a better solution than cutting the bulkheads to get these to fit.
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    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks, cant get the video to play. Ill maybe have to have a fiddle about with my settings.
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    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks
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    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks, thats great advice.
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    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    I'm looking at siting the batteries I have, but am not sure what is best.
    The first two photos show where I think the batteries should go, one each side in the same comparment as the motor but this will mean cutting away part of the bulkhead to fit them in as they are too long. Will this weaken the structure too much? The third photo shows the only compartment the battery will fit in with no modifications. Woud this work or is it too far forward for the weight?
    Any advice welcome.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vosper 46ft RAF crash Rescue Tender
    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Yes I did thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ Vosper 46ft RAF crash Rescue Tender
    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Refurbishing a model my dad built, changing motor to electric and putting R/C equipment in.
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    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    A few photos from the refurbishment of my dads boat. I'm now ready to start instaling the R/C equipment and new electric motor. I have the FIRE decals , numbers and roundels to go on also.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: P2000 patrol boat (HMS EXPLOIT) 1/16
    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Ive driven a real one of these on the Mersey but this may be beyond my skill level at the moment as new to all this.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: P2000 patrol boat (HMS EXPLOIT) 1/16
    2 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    where did you get the model from?
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    ๐Ÿ“ motor fitment
    3 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you for your reply. I have some tools but have ordered a Dremel type micro tool to help with this refurb.
    I did read about having to solder the capacitors and your link makes this nice and clear, thanks.
    I'm sure there will be more questions!!
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    3 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks
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    3 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks, very helpful.
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    3 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thank you for your help. A photo would be great whenever you get a chance to post one.
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    3 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks, yes it is that model. Someone has suggested shaving some wood away from below the motor to bring it more in line.
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    3 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks, thats very helpful, I did wonder if that would be an option.
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    3 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Many Thanks, that is very helpful.
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    3 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Many Thanks that's very helpful.
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    ๐Ÿ“ 47ft Vosper Crash Tender
    3 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Many Thanks, that's very helpful indeed.
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    ๐Ÿ“ 47ft Vosper Crash Tender
    3 months ago by MartynB ( Master Seaman)
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    Many Thanks for your help.
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