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    ๐Ÿ“ Huntsman
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    I have bought two of the smallest brushless motors that SLEC have. Outrunners for torque. Two 20 amp ESCs with reverse. Plus two 40mm props
    A left and a right.
    Two medium rudders.
    Two P-brackets.
    Lots to do!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Huntsman
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    I have an old abandoned Precedent 34โ€
    Hull and top.
    My first task is to fill in the holes for single motor and create a twin motor model.
    I tested positive for Covid so I will pause for a day or two.
    I watched YouTube to see how brushless transformed performance. Iโ€™m going to choose two small motors.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Captains Chair
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    Im starting to think about the cockpit of an abandoned project that I bought for ยฃ30 last week. I will use your Dumas inspired chairs idea. Thanks for that.

    ๐Ÿ“ Huntsman
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    I too have become the owner of a 40 year old kit of Huntsman 31. Iโ€™m looking forward to a winter of getting it going.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Doors
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    When I made my Fairey Huntsman I thought that I needed a highlight around the windows. I bought chrome silver 3mm pinstripe strip for cars but the chrome would not bend around the curves. Start again!

    So I tried again with a plastic 2mm pinstripe material from Halfords or Ebay. This worked well.
    Then I lacquered the sides and now it's looking good. Car lacquer from Halfords. I only dabbed the tiniest bit of supeglue on the sharp curves only.

    Good luck.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Doors
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    It's looking good.

    ๐Ÿ“ Maiden voyage
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    My Huntsman 31 is watertight and has been on its maiden voyage. Only problem is lack of speed with 2x 30mm props. I have now ordered 50mm replacements. Then it will be ready for delivery to my grandson. I think that he will like it.

    ๐Ÿ“ Motors
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    Are we going twin motors?
    Brushless perhaps or traditional?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Change
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    The pulpit looks very nice indeed. I finished mine off by buying a pack of 10 brass portholes.
    "Hobbies" have then.
    Then I took the glass out and they make really good finish to holes that the wires go into.
    I also made the steps at the back and used the last 4 portholes for that.
    Last comment. I have not glued the pulpit or the rear steps in place.
    I have never had them come out except when I want to transport the boat.
    Its much easier to travel without those two items attached and easy to put in when sailing.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Urchin
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    Iโ€™m very pleased with my choice of two car colours. Ford Ivory White and a BMW Mini metallic Cosmic Blue.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Urchin
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    Iโ€™ve just done a float test after an initial build like yours. It leaked!
    So I followed advice and used a two part epoxy on the outer joints of the prop tube. Then, having reduced the leaks a bit, I poured a tea cup of โ€œSeal and Sandโ€ IPE polyurethane wood glue. Any cheap white wood glue will work. Then over the next day I liberally brushed it all over the inside of the hull.
    No leaks and ready to paint.
    I hope that gives you a nice dry boat.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Huntress 23 Long Cabin
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    Thatโ€™s it! I am finishing up my second Fairey Huntsman and I am wondering what to build next year.
    I think that I would love to build a sleek looking cruiser like that with an unusual power unit.
    So in the Spring Iโ€™ll put a plan together and have a go.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden Voyage
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    Well done Finlay. Excellent sailing.

    ๐Ÿ“ Dental paste
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    While fixing my dentures in place I was puzzled by the paste as it has some wondrous properties.

    Flesh coloured
    Sticky when wet
    Seems not to dissolve
    Appears not to harden quickly
    Sticks to a wet surface.
    Cheap and plentiful
    Tasteless and odourless

    Unfortunately I canโ€™t think of a reason to use it in building my model boat.

    Itโ€™s a solution looking for a problem.

    Perhaps it might be a Festive Competition for the best idea.
    Iโ€™ll donate a mince pie to the winner.

    ๐Ÿ“ Emsworth Slipper Pond
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    Slipper pond, non tidal used by RC sailing groups. Also kids in dinghies. Knee deep and waist deep. RC sailing club use waders and a small rowing boat to rescue.
    Launch by Slipper Sailing Club from the causeway or on other side in car park or from the road.

    ๐Ÿ“ Levi Corsair 28 powerboat
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks for the advice. Iโ€™m thinking that a Fairey kit is a great start too.

    ๐Ÿ“ Levi Corsair 28 powerboat
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    I was wondering if I could start with a Fairey kit and taper off the rear. The Levi Corsair slopes down at the back to a taper, just like my hair did when I was a rocker and Bo-Diddly was king

    ๐Ÿ“ Levi Corsair 28 powerboat
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    martin555 yes that is the boat. I spoke with the owner and the original builder Mr. Levi built this one for his son in 1979 and my contact bought it from him. So it has a direct line to the builder. If you want a new one, they make them to order for about โ‚ฌ150,000

    ๐Ÿ“ Levi Corsair 28 powerboat
    3 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    I am lucky enough to live in a marina and today an elegant cruiser arrived. Itโ€™s a Levi Corsair 28. I would love to build a model of it. Roughly the size and lines of a Fairey Huntsman but built in Italy. Does anyone know of plans or a kit that I could use as a base? Itโ€™s very pretty!

    ๐Ÿ“ Masking Tape too strong or clumsy - simple solution
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    I needed to find a way to reduce the stickyness of masking tape because it was pulling the paint away or the adhesive was causing some texture. I had already tried the internet for the usual ways.
    So I made up a paste of flour and water. Just an eggcup of paste, like single cream.
    They I brushed this onto the model. Using old newspaper strips I created my own masking tape and put it onto the wet paste.
    If I need masking on a detail such as a dashboard switch (very tiny) I simply pained some paste over it.
    Then I sprayed paint or lacquer.
    The following morning I popped my model in the bath with water and left it floating. 10 minutes later the newspaper had fallen off, paste had dissolved and the model was gleaming.

    ๐Ÿ“ Fairey Huntsman
    4 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง NigelTailyour ( Master Seaman)
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    Abandoned project on a Precedent 1:8 scale of about 1995. Added real decking and the figures. Two old style motors and modern battery



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