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I think you've missed the point. Everyone has said you need less wattage . Ie under 500 watts and you've picked one at 500.Something about 440/50 watts tops is what you need.Even 350 would move your boat at a more scale speed with the right prop and a 5mm shaft. Have a look on Mantua models site ,Also Marine Model Supplies ,and Sussex Models. Oh yes also Wheelspin Models. If no luck ask Uncle Google.
A WARNING when removing the plate be aware that one of the captive nuts may drop off inside. However the casing is easily undone to lift the motor to recover the nut. Using a bolt to line it up put it back in place with a drop of glue Super glue has been used. I believe successfully. Then close the case with the 4 screws and replace the plate. You don't really need to remove the plate anyway to replace the disc. Just damp plate and disc with a cloth with water with a suspicion of Fairy in it .Press the disc in place and allow to dry.The water allows the disc to be positioned more easily.
Some years ago I was given a bottle of Marston, Thomson ,Evershed's Brown Label Scotch Whisky. It had been given to a pair of non drinking brothers to celebrate V.E. day. It had never been opened but the level was down a bit in the bottle.Just at bottom of the neck. It puzzled me for a bit as the old boys had never touched alcohol,or tobacco. ( DID NOT look their age ) However when I did taste it the answer hit me.Evaporation . How? The bottle was corked and a rubber "seal cap" was round cork and neck. Years of standing on a window sill in direct sunlight had perished and split the rubber and the cork dried out. This had allowed some of the spirit to escape under the influence (pun not intended ) of the heat of the sun and the porosity of the cork/ . Oh! how did it taste Mellow and smoooooth. Not at all what the cheap whisky it started out as. Trouble is I told my colleagues about it and they got into my room and had sippers.Drank about half of it .Swines. It wasn't a full size bottle to begin with. When I got it home I got my wife, a non whisky drinker , to taste it. She liked it to the extent of her saying that, if all whisky tasted like that she would drink it. Praise indeed . Next day was our wedding anniversary so of course we toasted each other with the remainder and a second dram to finish the bottle .Plus a drop to taste for the 3 boys So you see under a set of odd coincidences whisky can mature in the bottle. Wish I could get more like that. Mmmmmmmmmm👍
Very nice but I think our friend's prop tube comes through the keelson .The wedge shaped keel extension piece to which the tube is secured so that support would not suit. However a "U" tube or two could be fabricated and wrapped round tube and secured to keelson with a couple of small screws and a good glue.Ali .copper or brass would do. Brass best to avoid electrolytic corrosion with the brass prop tube. Also brass screws. BTW just looking at shaft is not enough to check if straight. Hold to a known straight edge or rolled on flat surface. This will show up even the slightest curvature by allowing light under the ends when rolling with the fingers in the middle. Or slide a piece of paper (cigarette paper best ) against ends .If it goes under there is a bend in the test piece 👍
Hi traderman I suspect something is bent.Shaft,tube or both. Take them out and roll them on a flat surface to check. You can try to straighten them but better to buy new. When installing roughen the tube a bit and use one of the glues already mentioned or go on Master Bond site and ask them.Or use Gorilla original with the tube well clamped or taped in place. Also check if the mounting is dead straight too or you could end up bending the new assembly too as you press it into place👍
Overall I would go for the silicone clear grease. It isn't actually clear but greyish appearance en mass but seems clear when spread thinly.I repeat that WD40 does not contain any silicone and never has done. It is not a lubricant but a release fluid and a moisture dispersant. It works well in conjunction with a light oil. Sewing machine oil is ideal. Very low drag factor and good corrosion resistance.3 in 1 as good second choice for the mixture. Believe me from experience
I would beware of using Moly Dis grease too as if used in ball/roller bearings it is TOO SLIPPERY which promotes sliding instead of rotating. This in it's turn promotes early and excessive wear necessitating early bearing replacement😆.We found this to our cost in our work shop.😭
Please ,please,please DO NOT use copaslip or any other grease containing metal particles .It promotes wear on bearing surfaces and in bearing races. It is meant to be used as a non seize assembly grease, not for faces rubbing against each other. When it first came out I was in the motor trade and we like lots of other workshops thought it would be great for things like clutch release bearings. However we found to our cost that it actually promoted wear and we had to dismantle the thing and clean off the Copaslip from everywhere and replace both the bush in the shaft end the bearing and the clutch .A notice in big letters was put up on the grease cabinet.DO NOT USE GREASE CONTAINING METAL PARTICLES ON MOVING PARTS> IF YOU DO YOU BEAR THE COST OF LABOUR, PARTS,etc TO RECTIFY ANY DAMAGE resulting from this. Chief Engineer .👍😱 I would use the very soft water resisting white grease and oil.Grease nipple each end and oiler in the middle. A little grease each end and a dribble of oil in the middle.Only a little of each.
As a lad I made literally flat plate boats from 1/8th balsa in a rectangle with a triangular front section. Real skimmer. Two little 1/16 th ply fins on top set at an angle and one underneath .A JETEX 50b on the back. Clear doped .Literally flew across the water with just the fin in it. I might do some again with Rocket motors. Link here if interested. https://www.modelrockets.co.uk/shop/https://www.modelrockets... 👍
Will be 75 in March 👍 but have been using my lappy about 11/12 yrs and used it buy everything I want on line for last 4 yrs. This is because I'm house bound. I have noticed a no of train shops live but Boat/ Planes shops only 2 reasonably close.Anyone know the reason for disparity in numbers? 👍 However I may be able to get out before too long as first hip op is scheduled for 11/Dec providing leg heals ok by Friday. Oh! forgot to mention I dropped the lappy on it AGAIN Regards John O/T
Exactly "SANTA" had nicked the pressies and PB thinks it's the real guy .He sees and recognises the names and drags "SANTA" off to HELP him .We are now supposed to believe that after seeing the happy family and PB giving him a gift "SANTA" was reformed. HURRAH😁 👍 Violins and hankies ready 😱
Doug .Re which one (other tenor/s ) they were few and far between and came and went . I was always welcomed to any opera company or choir I went to. Hence ( THE ) ONE TENOR The Marine lake is like Rhyl's. Useable as long as no other users. Wadeable but watch out for debris and broken glass etc. Don't go in barefoot. In fact that is good advice on any water. People seem to delight in throwing rubbish into any stretch of water. Idiots.👍