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reilly4

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Member No. 3464
Registered 5th Aug 2015
Last Online 26th Aug 2017
City Avondale Heights VIC 3034
Country Australia
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 3
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 18
Likes Given 8
14 Total Posts
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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
Recruit 0
57 points away from Lieutenant!
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Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 6
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 6
Video Post 15 75
Video Response 3 12
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 8
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143 Total Points
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Recent Posts
fibre glass or not by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Hi Fred, This all depends on the size and structure of the boat and the type of timber used as a skin. Fibreglass is generally used to strengthen and waterproof the boat.

Counter Rotating Props by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
The US Navy Arleigh Burke class destroyers have outwards rotating propellers and the Ticonderoga class cruisers have inwards rotating propellers, so nothing definitive to be learned there.

Counter Rotating Props by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
An excellent discussion with very valid arguments. I have always had my twin shaft/prop vessels with outward turning propellers, but I will now reverse one of them to inwards turning to see how much difference it makes. Always learning...

HMS Triumph by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
HMS Triumph - Trafalgar Class Submarine at Albert Park Lake, Melbourne. There is a previous post with this submarine. It is scratch built and uses Engel piston tanks as its diving system. It has been in operation over 30 years. This is the first time it has carried a camera.

HMCS Agassiz by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
A very good effort. A video of it sailing would be awesome.👍

HMS Renown, HMS King George V and DKM Z39 by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
These 3 boats are scratchbuilt by 3 separate builders. Renown was only recently launched. All are 1/72 scale.

Submarine attack and depth charge explosions by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 months ago
Awesome production. Great pyrotechnics.

RAF Target and Towing launch (Kitshack) by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
That's a great model. Do you have any photos or videos of the boat at speed?

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 months ago
Thank-you. We use car drive belts to assist with launch and retrieval of the boats. They are easy to carry about, maintain their shape in the water and don't slip from under the hulls. these belts are about 900mm long so you won't have to bend far when launching.

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 months ago
Thanks. The location is Albert Park lake in Melbourne, Australia. The Schnellboot now has a brushless motor, and my Fairmile D has 2 x Graupner 700 12v motors.

BPB MTB449 & Vosper MTB385 by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
The British Power Boat MGB 449 belongs to a good friend. The Vosper 73' Type I MTB is scratch-built in 2016 and took 6 months. Both boats are 1/24 scale. The location is Albert Park lake in Melbourne, Australia

Schnellboot & Fairmile D by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Both boats are 1/24 scale The E boat belongs to a good friend. It has just had a new camouflage pattern added. The Fairmile D is scratch-built, it took nearly 4 years to build, launched in 2011. The sound effects were added for fun. The location is Albert Park lake in Melbourne, Australia

HMS Triumph by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Scratch-built Trafalgar class submarine 1986-87. It uses 2 x Engel piston tanks for the diving system. This video was at the Task force 72 regatta at Naracoorte in SA in November 2016.

canterbury and waikato by reilly4 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 9 months ago
Very graceful sailing. Well done!