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    πŸ“ Longer run time
    12 months ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am using 1 12v lead acid battery in my sea queen with a brushless motor.
    It’s only giving me about 15 minutes on the water.
    The boat will get up and go for a few minutes but after that I can have the throttle wide open but the speed has gone.
    Can I link more than 1 battery together to give me a greater voltage which I believe a brushless motor can cope with.
    If so which batteries should I use and should I wire in series or parallel?
    I await your thoughts
    Thanks

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    πŸ“ Ballast for Puffer
    2 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    I need to get a lot of weight into my Clyde puffer (approx 15ILBS)
    I have used a couple of old 12v lead batteries either side in the middle,have got a fair bit of room to play with at Bow end.
    Access to the stern is very limited and I need to get about 4ILBS in there as the prop is half out of the water.
    Any suggestions out there.

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    πŸ“ Which paint
    3 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks very much

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    πŸ“ Which paint
    3 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Dave

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    πŸ“ Which paint
    3 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Maybe a silly question but I am about to start building the SS TALACRE the kit contains a shed load of metal parts.
    What type of paint is best for these,enamel,water based acrylic anything else?

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    πŸ“ Left or right
    3 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi,I have built the Sea Queen.
    Maybe a silly question but I will ask it,are these boats left or right hand drive.

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    πŸ“ Poor run time
    3 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have the Sea Queen which has a Jp C50-20 brushless motor.
    I use a 12v lead acid battery as power supply.
    The battery powers the motor and the steering servo.
    My issue is that when fully charged the boat gets up goes very well,however after about 10 mins I can have the throttle stick wide open and it's hardly moving.
    When I use my % tester on the battery afterwards it tells me I have 60% left.
    If that's the case way won't it go.
    Seems a false economy to charge a battery for hours for so little run time.
    Should I change to a different power supply or am I doing something wrong.

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    πŸ“ Which Motor
    3 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am about to start the Caldercraft SS Talacre.
    Can anyone recommend a geared motor for this Coaster.
    And any other tips for this Model.
    Many thanks

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    πŸ“ Help with flags
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Can anyone tell me the best way to secure a fabric flag to a brass pole.
    Do I use fabric glue and wrap around pole,or just glue to one side of it.
    Or attach some thread to fabric and glue that to pole.
    Thanks in anticipation. 😊

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    πŸ“ Boat crew
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Can anyone tell me of a web site that I can get crew members for a Broads/canal boat.
    Scale about 1/24th.

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    πŸ“ What sort of glue
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hobby chit chat

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    πŸ“ What sort of glue
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Same question has recently been asked.
    Look under Brass Fittings in the Forum section.
    Regards.

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    πŸ“ Brass Fittings
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for taking the trouble to respond.
    I think I shall be using this method.
    Richard

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    πŸ“ Brass Fittings
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have a selection of Brass fittings for my Sea Queen.(Bollards,Fairleads etc)
    The Boat has been painted and lacquered.
    My question Is,what type of adhesive should I use for this job.

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    πŸ“ Clear coat yes or no
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am building a Sea Queen,I have painted It with Halfords rattle cans and have got a really good finish on It as I used their leveller on It when It was touch dry.
    Question Is,should I add a clear coat or not.
    Somebody told me that I could use Sugarsoap Instead of a fine wet and dry to take the shine off.
    Any advice out there?

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    πŸ“ Boat lettering
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am using Halfords rattle cans followed by Halfords leveller to give a smooth finish.
    I guess if I use Halfords lacquer there should not be issue.
    But I will try what you suggest.
    Thanks

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    πŸ“ Boat lettering
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Can clear coat be sprayed over Boat lettering and Trimlines.

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    πŸ“ Joysway Focus Help needed.
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have a Joysway Focus In bits.
    The problem I have Is that I do not know how to connect the two sails to the winch servo.
    I have done a little bit of research,pulleys and the loop system has come up a lot but I can't find any diagrams to put me on the right track.
    Can anyone help.

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    πŸ“ Focus
    4 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Can anyone help me the Winch servo on the Joysway Focus.
    I have got a Focus hull with Rudder and sail servo fitted.
    What I do not have Is any Instructions as to how to connect the two sails to the Winch servo.
    I have had a look on line and pulleys are mentioned and continuous loop.
    Can anyone help.

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    πŸ“ Where to use my Boat In Dorset
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Chris,
    Boat is still in build stage with a lot still to do,I can't see it being finished this year as I only do a bit to it when I have enough spare time.
    We are in the Dorchester area so may come down to Mangerton mill on 24th to have a look.

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    πŸ“ Where to use my Boat In Dorset
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks,Have been down there,it's full of blanket weed.
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    πŸ“ Where to use my Boat In Dorset
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Are there any ponds,lakes or clubs In Dorset where I can use my Sea Queen with Brushless power.

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    πŸ“ Which speed controller
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for your response,The brushless motor I have gone for is a JP C50-20.
    I can not water cool it as the outer casing of the motor spins when used.
    I only got it last week so that I could get the mount and prop shaft lined up.
    I still have a lot of the build to go(not got the decks on yet).
    My local model shop would sell me a esc with a 65amp rating,someone else has told me to go 25amps over motor rating.
    I would of thought that if you have a 85amp motor you go for a 85amp esc.
    I have not thought too much about batteries yet,but looking likely to be lipo.
    Told that the 3 bladed brass prop that came with kit is ok to use.
    Regards
    Richard

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    πŸ“ Which speed controller
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am building the Sea Queen and have fitted a jp c50-20 brushless motor.
    Which speed controller should I use.
    The motor Is 85amp yet I have been advised to use a hawk controller rated at
    65amp.
    Jp sell one which Is rated at 85amp which makes since to me,why would I want a lower rated one to the motor.
    Any advice welcomed.

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    πŸ“ Hull skin pins
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks,I had a feeling that they had to come out as I have only out on one skin at the moment and it just did not look right with them in.
    Thanks
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    πŸ“ Hull skin pins
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for your reply.
    I have only put one of the bottom skins on at the moment and I thought this is not right.
    I shall remove all the others,
    When I come to do the other skins.
    Thanks
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    πŸ“ Hull skin pins
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have just started putting the hull skins on the Sea Queen.
    I have tried to do It without using too many pins.
    Do I take the pins out and fill the holes after or do I use a punch to get the pins In low then put a scrape of filler over the top.

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    πŸ“ Fitting hull skins
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Dave the pics are a big help.
    Regards
    Richard

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    πŸ“ Fitting hull skins
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks for taking the time to put me on the right path Alan.
    Regards
    Richard

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    πŸ“ Fitting hull skins
    5 years ago by randhbarker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Just fitted stringers to my Sea Queen.
    Do I have to sand the stringers from bulkhead 1 to 6 to shape so that the skins sit flush on the stringers or do they over lap and the side skins come down to meet them and then are trimmed.
    This Is my first go at this and don't want to mess It up.
    If any one can help or has pics as to how the bottom skins sit I would be grateful .

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