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    ๐Ÿ“ Robert (Bob) Rice
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    Fair winds Bob

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Electric ducted fan Bluebird
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    Nice work! Certainly looks the part at speed. Clever idea to make the canopy out of mesh to get the airflow. ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Viv Smeed REMORA
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    A true classic design, Remora and Pirana from Vic were the mainstay of model powerboating in the 60s and 70s. You made a lovely job of it too. Enjoy

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Krabbenkutter Tรถn 12
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    You made a fine job of it. Very nice model. A good tribute naming it for your wife - keeps the waters smooth when you need to do the flotation tests in the bath! ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aquacraft Bristol Bay
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    I don't blame you - no offence to the grandson but this deserves to wet it's hull in some proper water. Plenty of scope for weathering and adding realism if thats what you want to do with it - or a great display model ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    Also:



    https://kenthistoryforum.com/index.php?topic=68.0
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    I understand that Darwin's HMS Beagle was also Cherokee class.
    This may be of interest to you >>

    https://modelshipworld.com/topic/14703-hms-beagle-1820-by-mike-41-148-scale-cher
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billing Bent on the water
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    You made a nice job of finishing your Dad's work. I have the kit somewhere in my stash but never got further than looking over the plans. This might give me the motivation to get started. ๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Billing "Thor"/ Lesro "Sportsman"
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    The Sportsman looks very handsome - what is the spec of the running gear (if any)
    Thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pulleys
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    https://ema-models.co.uk/mechanisms.html
    https://www.gearsandsprockets.co.uk/model-making-pulleys-and-belts/
    ๐Ÿ“ Glue / solvent
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    I would prefer two because you will never be sure how the flow is being split and you might fry the ESC or the motor.
    You might get away with it after some rigorous tests to ensure that both components are getting adequate cooling, but there is a risk

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    ๐Ÿ“ Star Yachts, Birkenhead
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    When I was about 5 I had a Star Yachts Endeavour 1. This was later joined by an Endeavour II which my Uncle found, weathered and adrift, on Lake Windermere. My Dad repainted the hull and varnished the deck.
    Sadly all now gone - boats, Uncle and Dad.

    ๐Ÿ“ Veron RTTL
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    Always a handsome model - very nice job๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ“ Plans wanted
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    MM1359 is the 46 foot version - it was mentioned in the Model Boats magazine link that I sent from the guy who was building a 34.

    Fisher Motor sailers have been associated most recently with Freeward Marine, hence the confusion over the name, although Freeward do not appear to be a manufacturer currently.

    ๐Ÿ“ Plans wanted
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    Sarik Hobbies have the plan for a Fisher 25 and the previous Model Boats article below suggests there is a Fisher 46 plan.



    https://www.sarikhobbies.com/product/fisher-25/
    ๐Ÿ“ Plans wanted
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    https://www.modelboats.co.uk/forums/postings.asp?th=160548&p=1
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bloodaxe
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    The designer of Bloodaxe is Roger Stollery - a BIG name in model yachting!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fantail Launch
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Mike W ( Leading Seaman)
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    And you made a lovely job of it. Nice model



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