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rolfman2000

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Member No. 253
Registered 15th Aug 2008
Last Online 26th Jun 2017
City Kidderminster
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 34
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 34
Likes Given 89
59 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 12th May 2017
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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
92 points away from Commander!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 68
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 6
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 15
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 54
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 89
Received Likes 2 68
308 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Jet Sprint Boat by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
Wonders. Looks fab. And with that amount of power should move as well. Our lake prohibits petrol or nitro boats, so big brushless would be out preference with maybe a 2 x 6s Lipos in series giving 12s power. Best wishes Rod. Good luck cleaning the man cave. Cheers, Dave W 😊

Lindow common. by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 14 days ago
There used to be lots of people sailing boats. Also people just walking the common either before or after Sunday lunch. Families had picnics, and it was a lovely place to be. I can't understand why a council with as many "well off" folk living in the area they have just let it go to rack and ruin. No excuse really. It might even be worth a local boat club trying to reclaim it back from nature. Just a couple of thoughts. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

turbine by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Impressive. But I get the feeling I would be barred from the bathroom, if not the house for that much fire and smoke 😂 I salute your ingenuity. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Lindow common. by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
As a child, I used to live in Wilmslow, so Lindow common was where I first got the bug for model boats back in the early 60's. In fact I have just got hold of the boat I wanted then, a 46" Fireboat to restore. The last time I went there, the common was badly overgrown and the boating lake seemed full of rubbish, and I almost cried😭 Not been there for about 13 years now, so I would have hoped that with all the money in the town it's been tidied up again. We certainly couldn't afford to live there now. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Fairy Huntsman by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Dave M beat me to it. I have the same model. It's fitted with a speed 600BB motor and a 40mm prop. I use an Mtroniks 25amp speed controller (which is being changed to a 30amp Tio esc shortly so I can use my Lipos). It planes nicely on out lake, and seems quite good handling. Good luck with yours 😊

Top and hull come together by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
It's looking really good Rod. It will be nice to see how the jet drive fits, and what sort of brushless motor you're going to fit (And obviously, what voltage you're going to choose 6s plus. I've heard of folks using 2×6s packs in series 😨) The options are unreal. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Fairy Huntsman by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi Sparkman. It might help if you tell us what size Huntsman it is. 34" or 46". Also what hull. Either wooden, or glassfibre. Also, what sort of performance you expect of it. Are you using brushed or brushless motors ? Hopefully, if you let the group know, you might get an answer. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Jet Sprint Boat by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
It's looking good Rod. Can't wait to see it joined, also seeing how it's fitted out. Cheers, Dave W 😊

The Anchor. by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 22 days ago
Wow. I can't believe the detail you are including on your craft. I have just gotten hold of an original aerokits 46" to restore. I am now scared stiff of mine being a total heap of crap. I have followed this build since the start, and am starting to wonder if or when it's going to hit the water. Hope its not too long now ? Kindest regards, Dave W 😊

Shelduck by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
She looks good on the water Muddy. Take care with crew selection next time 😉 Best wishes, Dave W 😊

ECS rating- confused by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 23 days ago
Thanks Doug. You've just answered the question I was going to ask. I love this "clubby" thing. It's nice to have knowledgeable folk to help us brickies 😉 Cheers bud. Dave W

Propshaft Bearings by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 24 days ago
Thanks Muddy and Doug. It just happens that Jotika is just down the road from me and we get club discount. So a visit is planned for later this week. It's nice when we can all help each other. It's what makes for a great club and website. Keep it up fellas. Very grateful thanks, Dave W.

Propshaft Bearings by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
That seems far too much trouble for me. Especially as I don't have a lathe or any other engineering equipment. I seem to recall that years ago, high quality propshaft already fitted with ball races were available by mail order. Ive looked for them again, but can't seem to find them. I would have thought that with faster prop speeds, it would be beneficial to have bearings in the tubes. Thanks for the help guys. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Propshaft Bearings by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
I can't find a single thing. Searched under rc boats/ model boats shaft/ rc boat bearings. Is there anything you could link to or suggest please ?

Propshaft Bearings by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
I'll have a look now and let you know 😕

Propshaft Bearings by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 25 days ago
Must admit, I would love to run all bearinged propshaft on all my boats, but sadly, I wouldn't know where to start making them 😔

How many is to Many by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 26 days ago
Well. Having listed my fleet earlier, I bought a couple of "to do" Veron Police launches on eBay earlier in the week. When collecting them, Ross said "I have a few more to get rid of for a friend of mine", and that, as they, is history. I left there with, and added to my fleet... 2 x Veron Thames Police Launch. 1 x 34" PT 109 (scratchbuilt). 1 x Vosper RTTL (kit unknown). 1 x 46" Aerokits RAF Fire/Crash Tender. Those of you who are paying attention, will not I have just doubled my fleet. And with another 46" fire tender on the horizon, my total will be up to 11 now (only actually 3 in sailing condition), but lots of projects and "to do's" in store. Best wishes, Dave W. 😊

Jet Sprint by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Looking really good Rod. Can't wait to see the pieces together with some nice paint and graphics and a rubbing strip fitted. ... sorry, too soon, too soon 😉 Best wishes, Dave W 😀

Spars by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month ago
Sometimes its not about what you know, but who you know ;-) Hope all goes well(weld) Best wishes, Dave W👍

R.A.F. Fire/Crash Tender by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 1 month 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Homebase bound in the morning. Thanks a lot Dave. Best wishes, Dave W 😁

RSS Sovereignty P 72 by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Well impressed. I might give that a try on our pond at Worcester. Thanks for the incentive 😊 Cheers, Dave W

RIVARAMA by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months 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 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Nice one Bruce 😎

Higman Leader Push Boat by rolfman2000 Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months 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.