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    (Yacht) Marblehead
    I bought this Composite Marblehead from Peter Wiles after putting new running line on the winch & booms I gave it a try at the Q2 lake and was very pleased with its performance I think it was a good investment (10/10)
    (Racing Boat) Leo 11
    I bought the hull from a guy in our club then installed the running gear on its first outing it was a bit erratic I found a dry joint in the soldering on the motor once this was sorted it has been fine it has a good turn of speed (Motor: Hobby King EDF 1400KV) (ESC: Hobby King ) (10/10)
    (Naval Ship) Perkasa
    Built from the precedent fibreglass hull kit runs on Hobby King EDF motors with fan assisted heat sink I am very pleased with this set up I have used it on a few boats now, I sometimes run it on 14.8 5000mah batteries then it really motors it runs faster than the 15mph stated but that's the limit I can select (Motor: Hobby King 1400kv x 2) (ESC: Hobby King 90a ) (10/10)
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    πŸ“ Rigging
    4 months ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    Gary
    try looking on amazon i bought some last year for my Thames barge
    good luck πŸ‘
    Bob

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    πŸ’¬ coastguard
    6 months ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    Good morning Doug
    the CoG will be determined when the superstructure is completed
    then lead ballast will be added the batteries are in the best place possible any lower and they would have been obstructing the propshafts
    have a nice day
    Bob 😜

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    πŸ“ coastguard
    6 months ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    I bought the hull from a member on here i stripped the insides and redone it to take the rudder servo i then made the motor mounts from ply i used epoxy to set them in it runs nicely on the two 45mm brass props i will make the superstructure from lite ply

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    πŸ“ Boat hull
    7 months ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    Mick
    received with thanks it will keep me busy during the winter
    I will try and post progress when i start
    cheers
    BobπŸ‘

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    πŸ’¬ Emma C Berry
    7 months ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    their is nothing as graceful as a sail boatπŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Boat hull
    7 months ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Mick
    what is its length & beam
    Cheers
    Bob

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    πŸ“ landing craft
    8 months ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    I built this from scrap wood i had lying around i bought the tanks from china the motor is a 850 mfa with a speed controller powered by a 11.1v 5000 mah battery
    still in progress πŸ˜‰

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    πŸ“ airboat
    9 months ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    I thought as the lake is still full of weed this would keep me sailing built from light ply fibre glassed inside & out then painted length 33" width 12"height 16" to top of the prop
    70 amp esc aircraft brushless motor 11" prop


    I am busy with a landing craft i thought this would be another one to beat the dreaded weed 😱

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    πŸ“ SLOTH
    10 months ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    the hull had to be attached to the deck then i built it up to deck level now i am busy building the top & working rigs i purchased them from Peter Wiles
    I am hoping to get on the lake when the weed disappears & that doesn't look like happening anytime soon 😑

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    πŸ“ Council madness...
    12 months ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    a classic case of power gone to there heads
    I plan to send them my input if any other members feel strong enough about this please do the same

    I sail at Killingworth and the Q2 Ashington the wildlife don't bother when we sail either powerboats or yachts
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    This website urgently needs YOUR input - please let us know about any local news or event by contacting the Clerk to the Council clerk@urchfont-pc.gov.uk
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    πŸ“ Sea Queen
    1 year ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    just about finished only a few deck fittings to add i used a brushless 1700kv motor & 70amp esc it runs well on a 3 cell 5000 mah lipo the planking is made from old wooden blinds
    the only outlay was for the motor & esc the rest i had
    it is marvelous what you collect over the years my next build will be an airboat i have found a motor from a WOT 4 airplane πŸ˜‰

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    πŸ“ Sea Queen
    1 year ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    I was clearing the workshop and found the profiles from a Sea Queen i had built a while back & decided to build another i had some 6mm and 2mm lite ply lying around i used polyurethane glue & brass pins to put it together, the shaft i had is a bit short but a double dyco will do the job the next step is to put the motor & rudder in before building the cabin

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    πŸ“ Hard chine / multi chine sailing yacht
    1 year ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    Hi
    the RYTHMN a one metre chinned hull also plans for the Duckling & Gosling all easy builds if you want plans email
    Kevin Branch
    kevinbranch@btconnect.com

    the Sparrow by Bryn Heveldt is a good build it can be built in 750mm or 1000mm you can download the book via the internet
    lots to choose from good luck
    Bob πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ airboat
    1 year ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    I built this from scratch for a friends grandson as the lake they sail on is full of weed just hope he likes it

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    πŸ’¬ Pride Of Hythe
    1 year ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    wow it is fantastic you have a great skill πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Police launch
    1 year ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    built from a Vernon plan using lite ply
    27" Long x 6.75" Wide
    30 amp esc
    3 cell 5000mah lipo
    1000kv Brushless Motor

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    πŸ’¬ Agenora
    1 year ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    very nice boat well done πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Thames barge
    1 year ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    the sails are all attached and working fine it is on display in the conservatory
    roll on the good weather 😎

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    πŸ“ sails
    1 year ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    I have received the sails from Mastman and started attaching them looking forward to next season when the weather is warmer the old bones don't like the cold anymore 😱

    wishing you all a merry Christmas and fair weather sailing in 2018πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ nearly there
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    I am just waiting for the sails from Mastman then i can complete the build
    I have changed the drum winch for a standard servo i extended the arm it gives more pull on the sails seems to work better time will tell
    like all my buddies i am thinking about my winter build i am torn between a hovercraft or a smaller barge i will probably end up doing both πŸ˜‰

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    πŸ’¬ progress
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    I like the oven i bet you bake great bread in there πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ progress
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    I tested it in the garden pond I am happy to say all the water is still in the pond & none in the barge 😜

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    πŸ’¬ rig & sails
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Dave
    Cammell Lairds were one of the greatest shipbuilding yards most famous for building the Mauretania
    I was working on the Fort George at Swan Hunters when they sent me over to Belfast to oversee some work on the Fort Victoria another one of our yards gone like so many what happened we were the best shipbuilders in the world

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    πŸ“ rig & sails
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    a few things have been mentioned about my build
    ie the rig is not as it should be the reason being i lost the index finger on my right hand so to be able to de rig it is easier to use bowsies with me it is a case of suck it & see
    I have decided to have the sails made by Mastman he does a lot of barge bits
    I have more or less copied the build from plans for the Celia Jane but me being me i tend to deviate to suit my needs
    I served my time in shipyards on both the Tyne & Wear i became a shipyard manager in Swan Hunters and the last three frigates built their were what we called as built we worked from schematics not drawings no two ships were the same 🀐

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    πŸ’¬ progress
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Doug
    the little blighter is hiding in the cabin to the right of the wheelπŸ˜‰
    cheers
    Bob

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    πŸ“ progress
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    up to now the leeboards & rollers are finished i am busy with the fiddly deadeyes πŸ€”
    so far i am pleased with the way it is looking
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    πŸ’¬ progress
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Dave
    yes it can be removed it has a threaded rod going through the fin box and a locating pin on the fin to stop it from moving when in the water
    cheers
    Bob
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    πŸ“ pictures
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    the keel can be removed the only crew on board is the ships cat

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    πŸ“ progress
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    the motor has been installed along with a drum winch for the sails i have fitted a 2.4 kg 1 mtr yacht bulb for ballast
    (i will post more pictures later)
    most of the deck fittings are in place i have started on the masts the biggest job will be of the sails

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    πŸ“ progress
    2 years ago by Northumbrian ( Midshipman)
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    cabin & hatches made still a lot to do

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