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rolfman2000

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Member No. 253
Registered 15th Aug 2008
Last Online 23rd May 2017
City Kidderminster
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 23
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 17
Likes Given 56
40 Total Posts
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Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 12th May 2017
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Sub-Lieutenant
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
Recruit 0
12 points away from Lieutenant!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 44
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 6
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 12
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 30
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 54
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188 Total Points
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Recent Posts
R.A.F. Fire/Crash Tender by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
If it is still available, I will take it Fred. Away on holiday, but on my way home. Will pm you when I get home. I can PayPal the money straight to you mate. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Jet Sprint Boat by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 days ago
The finished hull looks great. Can't wait to see the top moulding sat on top of it 😀 Still living in hope that I may be able to get one of these to fit out and use. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Worcester Model Boat Club Open Day by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 days ago
Looking forward to it. Must get the prayer mat out to the gods of the sunshine and do as many hail Mary's as I can muster 😀

Gorilla Wood Glue by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
Homebase bound in the morning. Thanks a lot Dave. Best wishes, Dave W 😁

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
I spent 2 hours of solid surfing and found one other picture (which was of lousy quality and therefore no use). I hate to be beaten by things like this. One limiting factor is that the Independence class ships are all being replaced with new Literal variety of ships. RSS Independence has already been replaced by a new RSS Independence Literal class of ship. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. I have sent a mail to a friend of mine who lives in Singapore and is a Royal Fleet Auxiliary officer, to ask if he can find any info. I'll let you know when I hear from him. Again, apologies, Dave W

Jet Sprint Boat by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 13 days ago
Oh dear Rod. Sorry to hear of the problems with using a "so called expert"... I understand the lack of control when you put all your hard work in someone elses hands and you get let down. Best of luck with the Mk 2. Look forward to seeing a "Pukka" job of a hull photgraphed for all to see very soon. Best wishes mate, Dave W

MFA Torpedo 850 motor by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
I was told any brushed esc over 25amps by the guy from SH Grainger. Well, that's what he sold me to pair with the 850's he sold me at the International Model Boat Show at Warwick last year. I decided to go brushless after that, so, motors and esc's are sat in a box in the garage, so I don't have any practical knowledge, sorry. Just what I was told. Best wishes, Dave W

Under-Water Video Boat by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Well impressed. I might give that a try on our pond at Worcester. Thanks for the incentive 😊 Cheers, Dave W

RIVARAMA by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 16 days ago
Wow !!! Having said that. The cost of a little plastic joint is nothing against what else could have been trashed with a metal u/j. Glad it came out ok 😊

bruce-- by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 19 days ago
Nice one Bruce 😎

Higman Leader Push Boat by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 21 days ago
Looking good indeed. As has been said, keep the hull heavy and the superstructure light, and you should be ok. Wish you all the best on your build. Cheers, Dave W.

VS-8 by 32nd Parallel by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
Fair enough RN. I apologise for any misunderstanding on my part. As you and I said, good luck with your sale of a very interesting model kit. Best wishes to you both, Dave W 😊

VS-8 by 32nd Parallel by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
Very interesting model. But I fear not a lot of use on here as this is a United Kingdom based model boat forum. And I think shipping to the UK will put it out of the reach of many (If the price hasn't already £525 over here). Best of luck with your sale on eBay. Kindest regards, Dave W 😊

Progress on Jet Sprint hull by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
Wow. That is some serious work on a serious size mould. I'm looking forward to seeing the first hull come out of it. The interior mould is going to be a pain, ad unless you have some good shots of the actual craft, it's going to be hard working out what goes where. And allowing for all the mechanics to fit inside. It's coming along well Rod. Best wishes, Dave W.

Higman Leader Push Boat by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
I must agree with John on the CofG. Or maybe try building the superstructure with plasticard, or depron foam sheet. That would keep the top end lighter than marine ply. Best wishes, Dave W.

Fireboat or similar by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
Hi Paul. I know what you mean about needing a purpose around illness or disability, as I have a degenerative spinal problem which I use models to give me a sense of purpose. I'm just sorry I cant help with a model, but I hope someone else on the site may be able to help out. Best wishes to you and your mate, Dave

ORCA by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
Is there a shark to go with it? Nice model though 😊

The scramble nets. by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
Hi Rob. That's not really a problem. It just means that the 34" model scramble nets will be 18.75mm spacing. No hassles mate. Thanks for letting us know. Best wishes, Dave

Model Wherry hulls by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Martin. A quick search on the interweb gave me this. Although not finished at time of writing the page (Autumn 2015) he may well be closer now. http://www.nigancraft.com/model-boats/norfolk-wherry Hope you have luck with your endeavour. Kindest regards, Dave W

The scramble nets. by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Hi Rob. Yet another great "How to" post on your Fire boat. That looks a good method of making the scramble nets for A very scale looking boat. I will probably try your method to mak mine for my 34" version, as the knot method is far too fiddly for my liking. I have worked out that if your scale boat was 22mm between the joints, mine will need to be 16.5mm which will give the right look. Many thanks for the methodology. Kindest regards, Dave W.

Pro Boat USS Arleigh Burke by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
A nice boat. What sort of price are you looking for? It may help to folk an idea of cost. Best wishes, Dave

The foam tanks. by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 30 days ago
I've watched this blog from the start, and will see it to the end. I am still enthralled with the build as I have loved Fireboats since I was knee high to a grasshopper 😊 Thanks for many handy tips and insights into the build. Also the introduction of modellingtimbers.co.uk, which I am sure will be a well used source from now on. 😀 Best wishes, Dave

getting old by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Alan, I don't think you need to be old to do that. At least 3 others here seem to done that, as have I. Personally, I hate getting old, but there ya go, we can't do anything about it. So long as you didn't drink the sealant, you'll be fine. We all learn with age, and experience, so stuff must get better (even if we don't 😁). Cheers, Dave. 😎

Li-Poly batteries by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
My use of lipos involves drones (racing and camera), fpv fixed wing long range aircraft, and boats (mostly reasonably fast electrics). And my charging regime is to number all my similar cells, so all can be rotated, evenly used and charged. I normal charge twice, then balance charge the third. This has kept all my cells with even capacitance and in good condition. I say that, so far (touch wood) that I haven't managed to puff or blow any packs.

Ketch Irene by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
It's coming together nicely 😊

How many is to Many by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
One 34" Fireboat One 34" Huntsman One 34" Perkasa One 28" Huntress Now she wants me to get rid of them all if possible, as I don't get out enough to sail them since my spinal condition worsened. But my normal reply to the question of how many models one bloke should have is... How ever many he has at the moment... plus one 😎

Worcester Model Boat Club by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Great video. A nice selection of different boats. Are you open for new members, as i live in Kidderminster, and would love somewhere to sail my craft. Is that County Hall lake ? Kindest regards, Dave W.

Jet Sprint Boat by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
I'd also be interested in a hull as well, if within my building budget. Please could you post when you get far enough along the build? Best wishes, Dave W.

Model Boat Show by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Hoping to get there this year. Love the venue. Sadly, it all depends on my health & money situation. Last year I ended up in Hospital the day before, which ended with me being horizontal for 3 weeks. Hoping things are better this year. If they are, I may bring my camera drone up, and if allowed by the authorities, take some footage to go on the forum website. Nothing too spectacular, as my insurance wouldnt cover it otherwise...LOL. Fingers crossed guys, Best wishes, Dave W

Reluctant Crash Tender Sale by rolfman2000 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 years ago
HI Robin, pm sent mate. Kindest regards, Dave