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rolfman2000

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Member No. 253
Registered 15th Aug 2008
Last Online 20th Oct 2017
City Kidderminster
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 101
Photos Posted 2
Likes Received 115
Likes Given 248
150 Total Posts
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Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 12th May 2017
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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
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155 points away from Fleet Admiral!
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Forum Post 2 202
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Photos Response 3 27
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Blog Response 3 93
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Varnish by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 3 days ago
A friend of mine imports what I believe to the finest varnish ever made. http://www.letonkinoisvarnish.uk They sell it online, and they did have a stand at Warwick a few years ago. Many folk in the classic car and boat trade swear by it. I have a tin in the garage awaiting use on my 46" Huntsman deck after re-planking. Hope that helps someone, cheers, Dave W 😊

LiPo Batteries by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 3 days ago
Thanks Dave M. That is a very useful webpage, which answers a lot of possible questions that most of us have from time to time. Thanks for sharing it. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

IN FOR A PENNY IN FOR A POUND by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 6 days ago
We all have these ya know.Check out ya brother from another mother 😉 lol

Fittings and finishing by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 9 days ago
Doug is right. It could be a nice little earner for you both. I would love a bow fender for my 46" Huntsman. One the same as yours would be fine. Your boat continues to impress. Hope we can see her on the water soon. Cheers, Dave W 😊

progress by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 9 days ago
It's looking good Northumbrian. I can't wait to see her finished and in her natural environment. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Boat chit chat by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 12 days ago
Knowing Howes, I would expect them to ask for it back for "testing", as I had the same experience. For me, it wasn't too bad, as it was only a couple of days. But, for you, in Spain, it will extend the waiting time. Was it seized when it arrived, or when you first actually put power through it ? If the former, then it's clearly a "wrong'un", and should be exchanged no problem. If the latter, then it could cause more problems. I had to send them details of model, connection to propshaft, size of prop, speed controller, and battery size. With millions of these motors being produced, a few fauly ones are to be expected. Although they did exchange it, I had my doubts at times. Obviously you will have to work out postage sosts, time etc, against just ordering a new one, so. Hope yours is less complex than mine was. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Huntsman fittings kit. by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 17 days ago
Thanks Doug. The more bling, the better 😂 Mastman, I will be going on your site to find fittings for mine as well. You don't have sheets of material for a curved windscreen by chance ?

Huntsman fittings kit. by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 17 days ago
I think you'll find that the spec gunman is only 23" long, unlike yours which is e4". So the associated fittings set would be out of scale for yours, sadly. I, myself have a 34" and a 46" Huntsman, but need the wrap around windscreen for the driving position. So far, i have been unsuccessful in sourcing either of them to replace my missing ones ☹ Not sure if anyone here has one i could maybe copy the shape off ? Best of luck in your search for fittings Novagsi0, cheers, Dave W 😊

Painted steelwork by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 19 days ago
Sorry Alan. I thought it was about time I got something arse about face 😂 in that case... Very nice indeed Alan 😊

Painted steelwork by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 19 days ago
Very nice Graham. 😀

Considering selling by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 19 days ago
It's a lovely model Graham. What sort of money are you looking for for her ? I would have thought a few of the followers would express an interest in this lovely craft. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 20 days ago
Thank you Selwyn 😊

Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
Thank you Selwyn. I had found that, but wondered if you were involved or not. We might try to meet, god willing. Cheers, Dave W 😊

Chickerell Steam & Vintage Show by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
We are coming down. Is it possible to bring a couple of boats to display/sail Selwyn ? We are booked in at Sea view holiday park at Weymouth 😊

dickylew's HMS Bronington - Last of the 'Tons' by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
I was just thinking the same Jarvo 😔

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
Thanks for that Selwyn. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

46" Crash Tender from a generous man. by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 21 days ago
You are a very lucky man. Hope you have great fun restoring them. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Seen in Portsmouth Naval Dockyard by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 22 days ago
But Selwyn, what was moored astern of 102 when you took the photo ? Looks like the stern of an mtb of some kind 😊 Neil, thanks for the original photos. £300 for 30 minutes is a bit steep for me, but, there's always the lottery 😁 Best wishes all, Dave W 😊

MODEL BOAT FIGURINES by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 23 days ago
I have the same set as Doug (RN inMunich) that I am going to use on my 1/32 Perkasa. I know the figures are 1/35th before anyone tells me. But that slight difference won't make a lot of difference to me. Cheers, Dave 😊

More Planking by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 24 days ago
Please never say it's easy. When I start my 46" version, I'll be going in like a bull in a China shop. I foresee a total disaster for mine, and then another boat quietly vanishes to the tip with the rubbish lol 😕 Yours looks very professional. Love the two colours of timber. I have wood to do that, but I'm only doing the outer edge of the deck. Still, Elco PT boat to do first. Thanks for the update. Cheers, Dave W 😊

34" Precedent Huntsman by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 25 days ago
It's looking great Novagsi0. I only hope mine looks half as good as yours when I finish it. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

DRAGONFLITE 95 by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 26 days ago
That's gotta come out as..... Cheating 😂 Clever thinking. But cheating none the less. Sod the expense. Nice one Les 😊

DRAGONFLITE 95 by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 26 days ago
As long as the keel's on the bottom, and the sails are on the top, he should be ok. Just remember to use stainless 6" nails to hold it all together, as mild steel trusts too quickly 😂

PT109 Refit by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 26 days ago
Must admit, the desruptive camp is too complex to attempt. So, b/ship grey or green camp it is. Or a mix of the two 😉 Thanks for all the info Doug. It seems every time I come on here it's a learning thing. Thanks guys. It's good to belong 😎

Deck planking by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 26 days ago
That's looking really nice Canabus. I'm sure that mine won't look anywhere near as good as yours does. Can't wait to see it when the finish has been applied. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

International Model Boat Show by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 27 days ago
Our club is on the list of exhibitors for that show. Although we haven't "officially" been told about it. No matter, I will be attending on, at least, the Friday of the show (as I'm not good in big crowds). Anyone else going, and maybe we could have a little get together ? Here's hoping, Dave W 😊

PT109 Refit by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 27 days ago
Thanks for those pics Douglas. They have proved very informative on layout on the deck. I was wondering what the two black items in top of the box in picture 6 ? I do love the extra silencing on the stern of the craft for stealthy manoeuvring in enemy waters. Best of luck with yours mate. Have the eyes recovered yet ? Best wishes, Dave W 😊

various by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 28 days ago
Nice photos Leonard. As Jarvo said, it's nice to see youngsters and families in the pics as well as the normal "older guys". Keep up the good work. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

RNLA SHOP LARGS SCOTLAMD by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 28 days ago
I can't tell you how much respect I have for the men and women of the RNLI. Most of them are volunteers and hold down a full time job on top of their service to the lifeboat institute. Many years ago, they my Uncle Allen when the boat he was ferrying for the owner went down in heavy seas off Cornwall. He, Allen, kept the owner afloat and alive until the lifeboat found them. But sadly, unlike the boats owner, my uncle died on the lifeboat on the way back to base.

PT109 Refit by rolfman2000 Admiral   Posted: 28 days ago
D'ya know Douglas, I have exactly the same boat in exactly the same primer, and exactly the same kit of crew to put on it sat in my garage workshop. I'm not doing mine as PT109, as we have 2 of them in our club already. So I'm going to look at another model of the 80ft Elco boats. There was even one done in disruptive camo, which I think looks ace. Good luck with yours matey. Best wishes, Dave W 😀