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    Thames Sailing Barge. โ€˜Kittyโ€™
    Scratch built by myself. Sails were curtesy of a Boat Club friend. A backup motor was installed for rescue if wind disappeared. ๐Ÿ˜
    Coast Guard Boat
    Donโ€™t know very much about this boat as I took it on to renovate. I know it is a Billings model and will post more when known. Cheers, Ian
    Solent Class Lifeboat
    I:12 scale Solent Class Lifeboat built from scratch. Just finished and waiting to get on our lake to test. Very happy with how it has turned out.
    46โ€ hard chine racing yacht.
    46โ€ long scratch built hard chine racing yacht. Building this on and off for quite a while but now complete. Sails made by PJ Sails.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Sailing Barge. โ€˜Kittyโ€™
    7 months ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, It took me around 10 months.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Sailing Barge. โ€˜Kittyโ€™
    7 months ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I believe the original Kitty was built in 1895 and still operating as a corporate entertainment vessel.
    My model sails well if the breeze is sufficient. The motor helps to retrieve it if the wind isnโ€™t sufficient.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Sailing Barge. โ€˜Kittyโ€™
    7 months ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The length is approximately 1M and overall height from top of mast to underside of hull is 1M. The height does not include the removable false keel which is required to stabilise this flat bottomed craft.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Thames Sailing Barge. โ€˜Kittyโ€™
    7 months ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Scratch built by myself.
    Sails were curtesy of a Boat Club friend.
    A backup motor was installed for rescue if wind disappeared. ๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    7 months ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have been in touch with Sarik Hobbies and they do the plans and fibreglass hull for the Liverpool Class Lifeboat for ยฃ100.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    8 months ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you for that information I will certainly look into your suggestions.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    8 months ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for that information my friend I will follow up your suggestion. Ian (Rockbag)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Liverpool Class Lifeboat
    8 months ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    In 2022 Iโ€™m hoping to build a Liverpool Class Lifeboat. Does anyone know if plans are available or maybe a suitable kit?
    Kind Regards,
    Ian (Rockbag)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard Boat
    8 months ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you for your input my friend.
    Nice looking vessel and goes very well on the water.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard Boat
    8 months ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    After renovation the Coastguard vessel goes very well and looks good on the water.
    Thanks for information.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hitec SP2040R Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin,
    Thanks for that info. I realise this controller is basically an antique and finding info is difficult. Just what I needed.
    Cheers,
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hitec SP2040R Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have the above speed controller in a model boat and want to fuse the battery feed. Does anyone know what the ampere rating of this Item is as I am having trouble sourcing it.
    Regards,
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hotel Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug ,
    Regarding the Hotel Speed Controller, Iโ€™m sure you realise that it was a typo error and should have been Hitec Speed Controller.
    Cheers,
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coast Guard Boat
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That would be awesome.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hotel Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hope this photo helps with your enquiry.
    Cheers,
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ“ Coast Guard Boat
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Donโ€™t know very much about this boat as I took it on to renovate.
    I know it is a Billings model and will post more when known.
    Cheers,
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hotel Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Nerys,
    Will post a photo of her stern.
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hotel Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Colin and Doug,
    Iโ€™m uploading a photo of the Coast Guard boat, still needs work doing on the upper structure. Iโ€™ve reworked the rudder linkage as it was not very positive. Iโ€™ve also acquired a receiver and am now awaiting delivery of the battery pack.
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hotel Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Doug,
    Iโ€™m 74 so I guess I would be classed as vintage.
    The guy I got the boat from said he found it in his fatherโ€™s loft when he was clearing it after he had passed so I reckon you would be correct in saying it was 70โ€™s ish.
    It was reasonably built but requires some attention and TLC.
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Slipway Tamar Lifeboat
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes, it went very quickly.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hotel Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is brilliant Doug, I must admit I havenโ€™t come across a speed controller like this before. I assume this boat was built quite some time ago.
    Cheers. ๐Ÿป
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hotel Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks for that Doug.
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hotel Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the info. Bill.
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hotel Speed Controller
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Guys,
    I recently acquired a Billings Coast Guard model to renovate.
    It has a Hitec SP-2040R speed controller, has anyone got information on this item and maybe setup instructions?
    Thanks in advance.
    Rockbag
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    ๐Ÿ“ Solent Class Lifeboat
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I:12 scale Solent Class Lifeboat built from scratch. Just finished and waiting to get on our lake to test.
    Very happy with how it has turned out.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Slipway Tamar Lifeboat
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Pete,
    The Model Slipway Tamar is a kit originally costing over ยฃ400. It is 1:16 scale, O/A length is 1000mm beam is 320mm and displacement is approx. 7.5kg.
    The purpose built crate is 45โ€x 16โ€ x 18โ€ high.
    Ian
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Slipway Tamar Lifeboat
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Slipway Tamar Lifeboat
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have decided to sell my Tamar.
    It has working lights and radar and is powered by two Graupner Eco 600 motors.
    Fitted out with Action Electronics including :-
    P92 power distribution board.
    P94 Duel ESC / Mixer.
    P95/1 and 2 Single and twin indicator fuse boards.
    P79 Condor 10 / 2 ESC.
    P100 Noisey Thing Digital sound playback system.(twin MAN diesels)
    P101 15 watt Audio mixer/booster.
    Bow thruster unit.
    6 channel Futaba receiver.
    A 2.4GHz transmitter will be required as I still require mine for other models.
    The boat comes with a protective crate and removable wheels to facilitate moving the model at the lakeside and transporting.
    ยฃ900 No Offers as I think this is a fair price.
    Due to size it will be pick up only and cash on delivery.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Solent Class Lifeboat
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you, keeps me out of mischief and a break for my wife. Lol
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    ๐Ÿ“ Solent Class Lifeboat
    1 year ago by Rockbag ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    At last apart from the identification numbers and name I have finally completed my scratch built Solent.
    I used the Aerokit plans.
    Have set up the transmitter to tank steer the props to help with the steering. All I need now is to get it on the lake. Have had it in the bath and no leaks and sits well in the water.
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