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NPJ

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Member No. 4475
Registered 16th Sep 2017
Last Online 14th Aug 2018
City CH7
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 3
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 120
Photos Posted 142
Likes Received 122
Likes Given 244
182 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club
Since: 21st Sep 2017
Harbour
RAF Tender
Type: Fire Boat
Hobby Engine Richardson
Type: Tug Boat
Robbe Smaragd
Type: Yacht
Fleet Admiral!
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
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Forum Thread 5 40
Forum Post 2 240
Event 8 8
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 40
Blog Post 5 50
Blog Response 3 129
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 244
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Recent Posts
Park lakes by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 day ago
Well that brought back memories from 50 years ago............. Typically Doug could do it and I could not get the videos up! Cheers all. NPJ

Park lakes by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
I have tried putting some video through to no avail. Put Peasholm Park Scarborough UK and there are three videos. Cheers all. NPJ

Park lakes by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Great stuff. I will check that out as I would like to take some of the grandchildren for the experience. cheers. NPJ

Venetian Evening by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
No pressure then Doug.......................... Looking at using Halford rattle cans as used in a site build blogg. Have glass paper and wet/dry together with sealer all to hand for when the visitors leave. Will spray inside as well with some silver hammer finish I have left over. Need to consider dust and over spray on area and me! All the best. NPJ

Venetian Evening by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 days ago
Date of this has now been changed to Saturday 15th of September due to a clash with Prom in the Park. NPJ

Park lakes by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
This thread has reminded me of times at a lake in Scarborough Park yorkshire. There used to be boats and aeroplanes with evening shows of battles. Aeroplanes on wires dropped bombs and ships fired guns etc. Great stuff. NPJ

Venetian Evening by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Have found out that it is not the last one. Just the last one at the Civic Centre site. Others will be at Eirias Park lake. Cheers. NPJ

Venetian Evening by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Do not know. That is what it had on the notice. I will ask or you if you have a contact there. Cheers. NPJ

"issues" by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
For those not following the Leaking Boat thread. We have a 'hitch'. Model took on water whilst in bath trials. See first image. No obvious point so going to need to do some stripping. Plan is when visitors leave I will post re the electrics and sound whilst having a go at the sanding, sealing and painting bit! Upwards and onwards. NPJ

Leaking Boat! by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Thank you Colin. That commits me to re working the whole of the paint job on the Hull! Now if it were in camouflage /dazzle colours I could hide the join............... Cheers. NPJ

Leaking Boat! by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Yes quite agree Doug. Just assumed that as it did not appear in the two forward sections, but in the third and fourth, it would not emanate from the Bow. I hope images show the 'issues' at the Bow end. Not noticed before the bath trial. Although water does appear to have the ability to "move in mysterious ways", its dampness to perform................. Cheers NPJ

Leaking Boat! by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Well the Eke-Kote has arrived, but so have the visitors....... So no playing just yet. I like the putting water inside and using absorbent paper on the outside. However, I think I have spotted an issue around the Bow not noticed before. I do not think it can have contributed as in the wrong place, but potential issue for the future maybe. Could make the difference on the decision. NPJ

Venetian Evening by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
Colwyn Bay Model Boat Club Our final Venetian Evening at the Civic Centre lake will be on Saturday, 8th September, 2018, starting at 7pm. Get all "lit up".....................

Leaking Boat! by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Visitors have set off late to avoid traffic so only now having to close down.......... I have had a quick look at the boat and there are a fair few holes inside the structure to block up if using air pressure. To strip and paint up to the current waterline would be 'doable' for me and only need a red lead type finish and then seal. Not done that sought of think before but now on the list of possibles. Certainly not going to be on the water for the Colwyn Bay Venetian Night at the end of the month! Such is life. NPJ

Leaking Boat! by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
well me thinks both ends of the spectrum of possible approaches are well covered with the posts so far. I have been given a short reprieve as four of the family are coming tonight to stay until Sunday night, so no shed time allowed. May be able to steal some time for sketches for the layout and wiring though.............................. This was not on my list of jobs! Many thanks all. NPJ

Exciters/transducers by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Great stuff. I can do that whilst waiting for the sealer to come. Do I need to isolate (dense foam) the container from the hull or can I stick it directly on? NPJ

Leaking Boat! by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
So quick a response and so practical an approach! Many thanks for that Marky. NPJ

Leaking Boat! by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Is there a clever way to find where the leak is in a hull? In this instance, boat sat static in water for eight hours and collected some water between compartment ribs in the centre two sections. One of these sections is open and 'getatable' the one next to it has had planking glued down. Leak seems not associated with either the front or back end and certainly not with drive shaft tubes. No visible signs on the outside of the hull even using magnifying glass. Depressed by the thought that may have to strip all the hull paintwork off! Any ideas? NPJ

Exciters/transducers by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
With regard to the transducers. I did not cover the backs of the ones in the Richardson Tug, but will do with these. Do the covers sit on the transducer ring or pass over the lot and stick to the hull? NPJ

Range Safety Launch? by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Thanks for the info on props folks. Current two are 50mm plastic so will change. It has two rudders Donnie with the both props turning anti clockwise at the moment. NPJ

Smaragd by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Do you still have the Robbe Smaragd Jan? Couple of us have one and wondering how many others there are around. Regards. NPJ

Range Safety Launch? by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Understood.................I think! Had another look for signs of leak. Can see nothing in the area from the outside. Inside, a flooring has been glued down so no chance there without destruction. Some bits have now arrived. Should I order three bladed metal props and is it one of each'hand'????? Could do that whilst the Esycote is travelling. Otherwise I will try to plan out the 'electricals' on paper. TTFN. NPJ

Range Safety Launch? by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Just found the brush on type of Ezecote.................Ordered. NPJ

Range Safety Launch? by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Thank you for that. I have stopped panicking now........... I could only find Ezecote in spray can form so have ordered that. Would like the brush on as well if I can find it later. Found water in two bays when starting the drying out. Had a look externally and can see issues with the 'front end', but the problem does not appear to be there as the bays are dry. Leaving it over night, so will play with 'parts' when they arrive later. Now may be the time to change the props and stuff some grease up...? Been thinking more about what has been said about the motors, by two of you now. Would prefer to leave them as I seem to have enough hassle at the moment. Cheers all. NPJ

Range Safety Launch? by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
I cannot see the Post I put up yesterday................. The one with the leak images and transponder in. Can anyone else see it? NPJ

Range Safety Launch? by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
I will order some of that today. Cannot move on much until I have got the leak spotted and fixed. I thought you would notice the lack of RFI attention............ NPJ

Range Safety Launch? by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Water collected in second compartment from the Bow. (First image). Was in Bath for 8 hours or more. Will act upon what you said. What do you think of the motor connections....................? All the best. NPJ

Range Safety Launch? by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Post 2 Range Launch? The bath test has shown up a leak……………….. Have not tried to find where yet but it is hopefully in that small bay as it did not flow over the rib section. Strange I had not thought leaks to be much of a possibility in a boat! Wishful thinking again. Anyway it has put work back a bit. You will notice that the bath water was ‘used’ condition. I was not allowed to waste water due to the shortage so had to use the bath with Radox and herbal Oils in it. I trust it does not affect the paintwork…………… Any opinions on Leak Checking? I did check how it ‘sat’, and the waterline at its current weight. There is something in those images that RN Munich will pick up on! Have received some of the parts………….just like Christmas for me. ( I was a spoilt only child). Two issues strike me. a. It may be of interest if I give sources of the parts b. I think I have a problem with ‘scale’………….. Currently the purchases fall into two groups, electrical and deck fittings. The electrics are not posing a problem yet, but the size of deck fittings certainly is! Taking the larger ‘electricals’ first, I have gone for pre built units. Someone with more ability could build the units themselves. Kits are available. Also far fewer units could be used to start with and added later if needed. As a result of my previous, though small, experience with the Richardson Tug I used Action Electronics and Component Shop in Bangor, Wales for almost all of the electrical bits. They are helpful and efficient with good quality products. I am still using Mtroniks DigiSound for the sound unit, but Action Electronics now makes one as well. I have used a new source for the transducers/exciters. I have previously used Dayton Audio, sourced through SoundandVision Netherlands and costing around £35.00 for a pair of TT25’s plus mail. This time I used Mr RC for similar item, made by them for about £53.00 the pair mail free. They too came from the Netherlands! Not tried yet, but have noted that the Dayton Audio ones had a foam ring on the face which was self adhesive and easy to place. Mr RC require Gluing in place. Going to look for the leak. Next post should be on the electronics which I hope will have arrived by then. BTW, The 46 Firefloat Mk2 blogg by ‘Elsrickle and Fire Boat (Crash Tender) on our site are great sources of information. NPJ.

Park lakes by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Colin H in particular............... Is your lake 'naturally' weed free or do you manage it? My local lake is having a load of trouble with weed. NPJ

mr rc world by NPJ Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
Have used Mr RC twice in the past two weeks. Stuff has arrived as expected. NPJ