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12th Jul 2011
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neilmc

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Member No. 1461
Registered 12th Jul 2011
Last Online 26th Nov 2018
City Fareham Hants
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 82
Photos Posted 45
Likes Received 67
Likes Given 99
109 Total Posts
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No Sailing Locations
Harbour
RAF Fire Boat
Type: Fire Boat
Commander
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
25 points away from Captain!
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Boats in Harbour 8 8
Forum Thread 5 40
Forum Post 2 164
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 15
Video Response 3 12
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 30
Blog Response 3 42
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 99
Received Likes 2 134
575 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Thanks to Bryan The Pirate by neilmc Commander   Posted: 4 months ago
This forum has come up trumps again 😁 Managed to clue up with Bryan the Pirate who lives just over a mile from me. After 2 hours of his time tonight I now know the next step in trying to get my project on the water. Adding together information and help from this forum and a face to face with Bryan I now have no excuse in moving forward. Thanks for tonight Bryan and thanks to the Model Boat.

Come Meet the Team by neilmc Commander   Posted: 9 months ago
That's excellent news I only live in Fareham and have been struggling for years on a Crash Tender restoration. If your able to give advice I'd love to come along even if it's to watch you drink tea 😁

Midhurst Model Engineering Exhibition February 2018 by neilmc Commander   Posted: 11 months ago
Great news it was a good show last year will be going again. Thanks for diary date Ads

International Model Boat Show by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Marky That scroll saw at axminster is single speed I think whereas the screwfix one is variable but still a good buy. Looks like you've bought all their stock as it's out of stock at moment 😂😂😂

International Model Boat Show by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Glynn Screwfix have variable speed scroll saws starting at £130. One of the guys at work has bought and is pretty impressed at the moment. Neil

Motor Mount by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Jarvo If you search with just 017000594-0 it does come show but only 19mm by 16mm hole spacing. There is another mount in the item like section but this looks to be small hole spacing as well. Cheers Neil

Motor Mount by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Jarvo, Thanks for confirmation on mount was a little unsure as it all looks a little small compared against brush motor mounts. The mount was from hobby king and was only £3.50 but then postage on top luckily made it worth my while with purchase of a new setup 😁

Motor Mount by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Just a quick question is this motor mount going to be any good for me to use on my 34" Crash Tender or should I be looking to get another one?

HMS Triumph by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Excellent video and model I served on the real thing but never got to see outside so thanks for the video 😊

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Unfortunately I don't know any of the skippers but the feelers are out through some my museum contacts. The 1502 boat is the one I think you can hire out for half an hour but 300 quid is a little on my own and it can take ten so looking for some takers at work. Should be a laugh. You were lucky to get before it all shutdown then.

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Tidtug did you go on 102 in the dockyard and was it worth it. Really thinking of trying to sort something out with some guys at work.

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Dave - like the talc idea which will be next weekend as my old man is down for the weekend and we are out and about all over the place. May even get a chance on an evening if Mrs Mac allows operations in the house lol. Which will allow me to move on next weekend. Hi Doug - nothing lost in translation always intended to finish off with filler for cosmetics probably just my application and communication on here lol. I must admit that 5min stuff is bloody quick setting it is definitely PANIC it's going off NOW 😂😂😂

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Hi Doug - you're spot on as always it was two different batches. The inside was a 5 minute working and the outside a 30 minute working type epoxy. Thinking was longer on the outside to make sure all holes were filled which has worked sort of. HI Dave - the day did it was lovely and warm so thought I'd be on a winner. I've tried a hair dryer on medium heat but the epoxy goes runny 😣😣. I think I'm going for the removal option a bit of 5 min type epoxy and then finish off with filler. There was still some space filler on the first attempt at epoxy but there'll be more this time. Thanks for advice again I will get this right 🤣🤣

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Selwyn, are you local to Portsmouth or was it a visit?

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Cheers Doug the inside of the hull has set rock solid just the outside boo hoo. Can I use the new epoxy over the top of the not set epoxy or do I have to remove it with a knife?

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Well it looks like I mixed the epoxy wrong as its still tacky and pliable after a week indoors - back to the drawing board on this one I think. Any ideas 😭😭😭

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Went for a wander today with my old man to the Naval Museum and these are alongside having been restored by the apprentices and restoration trust. No fire boats though. 102 can be hired out at £300 for half a hour and takes 10 people not bad for £30 each. More photos added.

International Model Boat Show by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Cancel it Doug and get yourself over it's only a couple of hours away 😂😂😊

International Model Boat Show by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
2017 International Model Boat Show at last something happening in the south of England. Maybe worth a trip from Portsmouth for me. Dates are 10 - 12 November 2017 http://www.meridienneexhibitions.co.uk/our-events-detail.php...

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Retirement is the way ahead and I bet you're busier now than when at work. My old man is always complaining there is not enough time in the day 😁😁😁😁 I think I need to fill a little more on the right hand side as it's sunk back a little but like you say just leave to dry for a good while. I presume the cosmetics you talk about is for streamlining over the top of the epoxy and trying to sand the epoxy back?

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Sometimes I hate work it gets in the way but I've managed to get the first fix for the prop tube at last now to leave for a while as work and courses in the way again. I have also managed to open the hole for rudder guide and presume this needs a bit of expoxy resin to secure it in place? The oiler is also fitted and a bit of cleaning of the inner hull to remove some of the old paint ready for sanding sealer coat after I've mounted and aligned the motor - not looking forward to that at all if past experience is anything to go by. But now the old mount is out there is more space and the prop and shaft is at a much better angle thanks to Dave and Doug😁😁

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Wow check me out I've been promoted to Commander as well thanks guys for all your help. Does my naval pension go up as well 😊

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Dave I won't take any photos yet as it's literally just the hull. You may remeber last year you provide loads of help on my plywood delamination issue and the build blog is still there which shows me reducing her to nothing and making new superstructure side from scratch. The rest of her is in boxes 😂😂😂😂

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Well that's her soaking in epoxy 😁😁. I've applied a thin coat to the newly exposed wood and now plugged the water pick up hole. Resized the the rudder hole to take the new rudder tube but decided not to fix just yet. Today has been hectic and not spent as much time on her as I would have liked but no point in rushing it as it's been 6 years to get to this stage 😁😁😁😁

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Wingcoax sent you a Private Message 😁

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Thanks for everything tonight learning more each time I'm on here and at the moment its keeping me out of trouble😁😁😁 Paul - I was looking through my bits of paperwork today and found a letter from Peter when I joined this site 6 years ago - yes that's how I've been going on this project. The letter was to do with the actual fireboat and what colour grey was used so at one point I was quite far on. Then it all went wrong with delamination of the plywood and major misalignment issues. Peter was a great a guy and really helpful

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Paul - luckily I have a new shaft as purchased one the other as Dave said about about making sure it true before fitting due to vibration issues later on if it wasn't true. Doug - I'm going to go for your's and Dave suggestion of fitting a fillet as to be honest it sounds easier and like Paul says its underwater so wont be seen and if it ever gets in the water wouldn't want to lose it on first trip out😁😁😁

Display stand and transport case. by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Pmdevlin you could donate yours to a caring amateur like me 😁😁😁

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
Doug no nut and bolt honest 😜😜 What is this fillet you and Dave talk about and how is it achieved as I presume its easier than fitting the support and drilling more holes in the keel? Also now I've extended the hole I obviously exposed new wood do I need to apply sanding sealer before applying glue or just slap it one. Do the photos look OK to start gluing??

Crash Tender Shaft Tube Poistion by neilmc Commander   Posted: 1 year ago
I like the layout of yours pmdevlin as its shows me that the bulkhead behind the motor isn't actually structural and I did struggle with it today ended up cutting a section out of it to ease the motor in.