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    Crash Tender
    A 3 year build yet to have its maiden voyage a little more detail:- HobbyKing 90A Boat ESC Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 5045-660KV Brushless Outrunner Motor HobbyKing Boat ESC Programming Card 9.6v 50000 mah Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) Battery Packs x 2
    Freeman 22 Norfolk broads’ cruiser
    This little boat was done for my 5yr old grandson alongside doing my crash tender. Its from a free plan issued in Model Boat magazine, it still to have its maiden voyage
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    4 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    It looks as if you've made a good job, I'm interested in the 3D printed hull how long did it take to print and what is the finish like for painting? I suppose what I'm saying is does 3D printing have a place in making hulls for model boats against the traditional wood construction.
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    4 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Its looking promising, its a labour of love this modelling lark, and it doesn't matter how long it takes as long as you enjoy it
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    4 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks for that most helpful and I would agree that applying some heat should affect the glues adhesion, so gentle heat and rotation should work
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    πŸ“ replacing prop shaft
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    HI Seaspray, I note with interest your comment "Strip down and multi meter test revealed the field was open circuit" I and I suspect many others have Dead Dremel's, would you care to elaborate on the test procedure. I do have the test equipment but being a mechanical engineer with limited knowledge of testing the appropriate parts of a Dremel and what to expect as results.
    Maybe a "How To" ?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT
    6 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    That looks like it will be a nice addition to the boat, nicely modelled, I look forward to seeing it in place
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    πŸ“ Blackpool Model Boat Show
    6 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys I could do maybe do Sunday but if interested members can post there preferred day/days then maybe can arrange something that suits everyone.
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    7 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    How about Saturday?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Covering Boards and Hatch Coaming.
    8 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen you say at the beginning of this page "I don’t really know what to do next", but certainly got a move on in the rest of the page - great progress. I often get to a point when the workload seems enormous and you don’t really know what to do next.
    Well the answerer I always come up with is "anything that takes your fancy" as it will be progress towards the completion of what looks as if it will be a great model and testament to your skills
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    πŸ“ Blackpool Model Boat Show
    9 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Nerys I will be going for the day only but I'm not yet sure which day, It would be good to meet up with other members so I'll keep you posted
    Michael
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    Removed as its Duplicated below
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    πŸ“ Barrels for my next project, I may need a bigger boat!
    10 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    There's nothing more satisfying than turning a piece of close grained wood, The barrels look really good, do they have any hoops on them? a couple of brass hoops would look good and just add that finishing touch
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Motor and Propshaft
    10 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Graham that looks a nice assembly, in particular the modified Phosphor bronze bushes, I see a joint in the drive chain, a lot of modelers go for a solid connector taking great care to align the motor and prop shaft, I personally think this isn't the best option, the reason being having done this myself and gone to the trouble of using a dial indicator to align the shafts in the workshop (workshop heated) I later went to the test tank (in the garage cold) and found the alignment was no longer ! this was due to temperature change when wood has a habit of moving around at different temperatures.
    I'm sure that some sort of universal joint is the way to go, It may be with some types they are a little noisier but still probably not as noisy as a brushless motor anyway. I still go to the trouble of aligning the shaft and motor with a solid joint first and then replace it with an appropriate flexible joint.
    As demonstrated in Grahams description😊
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    11 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Stephen, Jb and any others who are following this thread, I said in my last post that I considered this to be a model boat site and this is probably what I will post about, however if the opinion of other members is to have other threads then so be it (majority rules).
    One point I would make is that I hope members will make sure they stick to the subject headings and not highjack threads (in both the forum and the blogs) making it difficult to follow a subject that starts with an interesting title and ends up talking about something of no interest to that particular reader (LST 368 comes to mind - landing craft to sun flower). (I know this will dig a little at the moderator issue but its up to members to keep on the straight and NARROW)
    I would finish by saying that I really enjoy this site, reading about different builds and picking up hints and tips from others and also giving help where I can, so please as others have said forget the in fighting and lets get on with making this site something to be proud of and most of all something to look forward to logging into.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT
    13 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Great idea, with good results
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fletcher
    13 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Steve I can't believe that, I've seen your workmanship on previous builds, so we look forward to your Lindberg fletcher.🀞
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    13 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    There is a non hobby chat section in the forum section, look at the top line there are a number of different categories, however a specific section on "other hobbies" would be a question to ask Stephen who is the owner of the site.
    I'm sorry and not wishing to be pre-emptive but the name of the site is "Model Boats website".
    On a more positive note Seaspray I'm sure we all look forward to seeing your return with the Icebreaker
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    14 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    The only reason I'm not posting any build detail is because I don't have anything in the dry dock, however one on its way. The issues hinted at for me weren't evident at the time so no change, but I must say some people left not knowing the full story which I now know and really its not worth loosing the site for so please come back and start posting.
    Rowen please take the time to post your activities that's the only way the site will survive
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Starting the assembly
    15 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    That's great to see a young modeller getting to grips with a model
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Covering Boards continued. 6.
    15 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Keep on smiling Stephen - "if you've never made a mistake then you've never made anything"
    Keep going you will get there in the end.
    A great job.
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    πŸ“ Belated video
    15 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    JB asked if there were any video's of the Crash Tender I had forgotten I hadn't posted any, here are a few
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    15 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks for those comments, Its been a satisfying build.
    The Pond is a private fishing lake which is also part of a touring caravan site, the owner kindly lets the York Model Boat Club use the lake as and when we want. The club has built a club house with all the facilities you need for a days sailing, great place.
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    πŸ“ First Boat Recommendations
    16 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Andy, I have just finished a police launch from Vintage model Works a really great kit and the end result has proved it was a good choice.
    Have a look at my blog at
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/78377
    blogs/78377
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    I have finally finished all the additional bits and pieces which Looking at the model boat which is in the National Maritime Museum it has a number of β€œadornments” which I think I will model and make part of my project they include
    1. Wooden frame work
    2. Anchor
    3. Anchor rope
    4. Bow fender
    5. Bilge pump
    6. Brass Air duct vents
    These have all been done now apart from the bow fender which my wife is knitting as I type
    So a final set of pictures to show the maiden voyage, a project that has been a pleasure throughout, it’s a kit that I would recommend to anyone as a first build or for a more experienced modeller to enhance the basic model as they please
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Rescue Launch
    21 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi Graham I found myself in a similar position and on a day when my eldest son (45) was helping me with some electronics, my 8yr old grandson was occupying himself cutting up small cardboard boxes trying to make a paddle boat. It did float and he enjoyed making it but I felt as if I'd let him down not being involved.
    So what did I do, I made a similar purchase, I could hardly believe what value for money Β£6:89 inc P&P for this radio controlled model, I have since seen them for as little as Β£5:15 free P&P

    DIY Paddle Wheel Ship Model Kids Students Remote Control Assembling Toys UKhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184521112237

    The kit looks very comprehensive with motors electronics, laser cut ply and gears. I let you know how it went after the build.
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184521112237
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT
    21 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Patience JB, it will be great when finished
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    πŸ“ Zooming on photographs
    22 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi there if you press the blue "down arrow" in the top left-hand side of the screen it uploads onto another screen which you can zoom in to
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    πŸ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    24 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Looks as if it sold quite quickly I can't find it now
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    πŸ“ Sailboats on the lake today
    27 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Ron that looks a nice cabin cruiser in the background, what is it?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Fletcher
    28 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Thanks Doug I will investigate, I did do some research myself but most companies are only interested in large quantities. How hard can it be to do small quantities I may just have a go
    PS this looks a possible
    https://www.coolwind.co.uk/product/g10_fr4
    https://www.coolwind.co.uk/product/g10_fr4
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    πŸ“ Dremel 965
    30 days ago by mturpin013 ( Rear Admiral)
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    I had exactly the same issue, Its still on the shelf waiting for repair (by someone better qualified in electrical/electronics).
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