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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    I understood all your best wishes , Thank you

    Regards Jon.
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sorry to hear that Colin, mine is lower back with trapped nerves which gives server pain down my left leg, hopefully they can remove a small amount to release the nerves. Cheers.
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    I will try all these tests but I have got to go into hospital tomorrow to have my spine sorted hopefully but will try at a later date.

    Cheers.
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi dave, I measured the props and they are 30mm, due you think the 12volt 7ah sla batteries I managed to borough will be OK. Cheers Jon
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    I will measure them tomorrow and see what size they are if they are over 30mm I will get some smaller ones. I have borrowed a pair of 12v 7ah SLA batteries do you think they would be more appropriate for this set.

    Cheers Jon.
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sorry Dave i will take some more and post those.
    Cheers Jon
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Dave I have sent the pictures I have on my phone but I can take some later when I get home if they are no good.

    Cheers Jon
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    OK Colin I will keep those in mind.

    Cheers Jon
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Dave, Thanks for the info, I have managed to borrow two 12 volt lead acid sealed batteries from a club member so I will try them. The thre bladed props are definitely smaller than motors.
    Cheers Jon.
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi, It sounds like you have the same model Fairmile D that I have it is definitely the same length and scale 1/24th. I think i will have to run her on two 12 volt batteries. I will keep it mind and mention at the local club meeting.

    Thanks Jon
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    ๐Ÿ“ D class Dog Boat
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi, I wonder if someone can help i have run my Fairmile a couple of times and it lacks power and runs 7.2 volt batteries flat in no time. I am running four Kestral motors with a power range between 4.8 to 12 volts, RPM @ 6v 5500 free running amps 3 amp, Spec 5 Pole.
    I am running two motors on one 7.2 volt Battery on one Speed controller and the other two on a seperate speed controller with a Y lead joining the two and the red wire disconnected on one of them. I am guessing the battery power is not enough, can anyone advise what batteries i need two run the motors on please.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Building Katie
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Also I would like to thank all the members for the encouragement they have given me with building Katie, I probably will keep her and build her along side other builds I have in mind.

    Cheers Jon.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Building Katie
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Please Andy I hope you did not take my comments the wrong way, I really enjoyed your build of Katie it turned out to be a beautiful boat and looked great on the water. I think the main problem i have with the build is the finding of parts for it as I have never built anything like this before but I will probably end up keeping Her and building it along side the Tamar Lifeboat I am now building which came as a complete kit.

    Kindest Regards Jon.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Building Katie
    3 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi everyone I have have got to the stage were i have lost interest in the building of Katie my Bristol pilot cutter, to be honest watching AndyB building his Katie i realised i had took on a bit more than i should have if anyone would like to carry on build the start Hull and plans please contact me. Cheers Jon ( j.easter1@sky.com ).
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    ๐Ÿ“ fitting props in correct rotation
    4 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Peejay, That is what i thought so i will have to swap the motor leads over because i have no gears fitted. I will give that ago on the water and see how she performs

    Cheers Jon
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    ๐Ÿ“ fitting props in correct rotation
    4 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Trev , That is how i fitted them and the motors all running in same direction but the boat gives out a load of wash from the rear so i am guessing the rotation is incorrect.
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    ๐Ÿ“ fitting props in correct rotation
    4 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi I am having problems with the running of my Fairmile, i was suppled with two left hand props and two right hand props, can somebody tell me were to fit the props and should the props contra rotate.

    Cheers Jon
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    ๐Ÿ“ fitting props in correct rotation
    4 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi, I am having problems with the running of my Fairmile, I was supplied with four brushed motors for this boat with two left hand and two right hand props. I am unsure which prop should were and should the props contra rotate.

    Cheers Jon.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Katie - Bristol Pilot Cutter
    4 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    I would like someone to take on the build of my Bristol Pilot Cutter Katie I started and open to offers as I am no longer able to carry on due to ill health. Cheers Muskrat.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Building Katie Bristol pilot cutter
    4 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi, If anyone is interested My Hull, accessories and a full set of cotton professionally made sail set of four by Nylet which i am waiting for to be finished and delivered. I have started work on the hull and have some photos of the woodwork already done, i have also fitted a motor and prop shaft for those days when the wind drops. I am open to offers but bare in mind the sail cost me about ยฃ400. Due to ill health and injury on my spine.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The dinghy
    4 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    ๐Ÿค•Well done Andy with your Build with Katie you made a beautiful job of her and she looks great on the water but unfortunatly due to another injury on top of the one i already had mine is go up for sale again as i can no longer spend the time i need to complete her.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lifeboat plans 1/16 scale Severn
    5 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Just a quick one to say I have got some 1/16 scale plans when I was looking for something else they came up one ebay so I bought them.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Lifeboat plans 1/16 scale Severn
    5 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    HI folks, Can anyone tell me where I might get plans for a 1/16 scale Severn lifeboat, I have tried a few but know one answers my emails, I suppose I could use plans in a different scale if I have too.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First Sail
    6 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Andy, As much as i would love to finish my Katie, I think my Surgeon might have put the mockers on that today, i will have to think about building a static version as i could have problems with a boat which is heavy to carry but we will see.

    Regards Jon
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First Sail
    6 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Andy, Well impressed buddy she looks lovely on the water. I will definitely get back to mine now I have seen yours on the water. Well done Andy a great build.

    Cheers Jon
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Rigging
    7 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    It would be great to see both of them on the water, I am getting on well with my Fairmile now so I will be getting back to building my Katie soon.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Rigging
    7 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Andy, I have been following your build of your Katie and you have made a beautiful job of Her and when I do get back to building mine if I can it half as good as yours I will be happy but we will see. Looking forward to seeing her on the water.

    Cheers Jon.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hatches
    8 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Andy, your boat is looking better and better every day I see your perfect handywork, I can't wait to see it on the water. I keep meaning to tell you your figure over looking your handy work is a very good model I bought one a while ago, with a little work he will look good on the boat.

    Keep up the great work, Jon
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing the Deck
    8 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Andy I kept looking at the plan and thought the same it is to big and totally agree the fittings will be easier to source. Keep up the good work and looking forward to the next chapter.

    Cheers Jon.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing the Deck
    8 months ago by Muskrat ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Andy, A very beautiful job so far Buddy looking forward to next steps but be careful and mind your fingers. As a matter of interest have you made the main mast diameter as per plan, difficult to tell from photo's.

    Cheers Jon.
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