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    DragonForce RG-65
    DF's maiden voyage went well yesterday, despite hardly any breeze at all. Myself and fellow club member Colin who was re-tuning his Graupner RG-65 had a lovely time cruising around our club water, trying to find the best of the rare breaths of wind. Mine is the white boat with clear white sails
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    She is a 1/12th semi scale Brede model of the Poole lifeboat used for many years. She is constantly being modified and improved. (Motor: Graupner 700 x 2) (ESC: Hobbywing) (5/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Waterline/Boot Topping.
    5 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Glad it came right for you on the second attempt Robbob. Please can you share a link for the pinstriping tape off Ebay, obviously or the seller which would probably be better, as we contact him for whatever width we needed.
    Best wishes, Dave W 😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Cabin Grab Handles.
    6 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    And here was I thinking there was no more detail you could put on, apart from a pair of furry dice and a pair of handcuffs, you've done it again Robbob. Nicely reported and photo illustrated again. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
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    πŸ“ Joining ply hull sides
    6 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Raggie. For your 2mm ply, give Jotika in Hadzor, Droitwich a try. I am certain I have seen sheets up to 8ft x 4ft in their cutting room.

    Www.jotika-ltd.com

    Best of luck, Dave W
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Kent windscreen, some small cabin & deck fittings.
    7 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I actually found it this afternoon Rob. There were 3 families of spiders living in it, and the kids were all big frightening hairy ones. So I've sent for some of my more courageous mates to see if they can evict them for me without resorting to the Hoover to rehouse them into a new home 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Kent windscreen, some small cabin & deck fittings.
    7 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I'm sure I met some of them during my years in the forces spent in Germany Doug 😜 lol
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Kent windscreen, some small cabin & deck fittings.
    7 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Very nice Robbob. What's next ? Maybe the handcuffs ? πŸ˜‰ Must admit to wondering if I should resurrect my original boat from the deep dark depths of the back corner of the garage, and bring it back to life. The trouble is, that if I do, it has no room for modern day radio gear esc and batteries. Oh, decisions decisions ? LOL. Cheers Robbob, 😎

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    πŸ“ LIFEBOAT THEMED OPEN DAY
    7 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Is that the same location as Leamington and Warwick Model Railway Society ?

    Best wishes, Dave W 😊
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    πŸ“ New In The Shop
    7 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Stephen,

    I would certainly like a pair of 1/16 and a pair of 1/12th scale monitors providing I can afford them. Please can you let me know when they are available.

    Kindest regards, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Vintage Hydroplane
    7 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi all. Having just received my latest copy of Model Boats magazine, I was interested to see the build of a Hobbies Vintage airscrew driven Hydroplane. But, having read the whole article, there seems to be only one person who has the plans, and he (no name) is on a Model Boat forum. I'm hoping he is on here, and sees this. If he is, can I please get a copy in any form ?

    In anticipation. Best wishes, Dave W 😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: The Well Deck side panels & Boat Hooks.
    7 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Must admit to finding this level of detailing quite disheartening, as well as amazing. I have never been able to detail a model to this kind of standard, and now that my own club exhibits at Warwick International Model Boat Show yearly, I cringe to think anyone would want to look at any boat I have made. Thanks for sharing this Robbob, as I have my original Veron boat which I would live to sail, but I just cant work out how to get all the required stuff into a 23" version of this boat that's already built. But, hey ho, such is life, and I may work it out one day. Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ DragonForce RG-65
    8 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    DF's maiden voyage went well yesterday, despite hardly any breeze at all. Myself and fellow club member Colin who was re-tuning his Graupner RG-65 had a lovely time cruising around our club water, trying to find the best of the rare breaths of wind. Mine is the white boat with clear white sails

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    πŸ“ transmitter information
    9 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    It's the binding plug. You have to bind the receiver to its transmitter with that plug in using the instructions that should have been supplied with the kit. With your description, I would say it's an Frsky or Flsky system, as that is just what you described. Check out binding on you tube with your brand of Tx/Rx.
    Best wishes, Dave W πŸ‘

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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    9 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi mate. If you really want to know. We were going to Paphos for a week from 24/2 to 3/3. On 24th, at Birmingham airport my wife slipped and fell over. She was picked up, dusted off, put on a wheelchair, and bundled onto the plane. Half way to Cyprus, she said "I cand move my shoulder and knee". The cabin crew got us a wheelchair to get her off and we hired a car to get to the hotel. To cut a long story short, we got her to a doctor the following day, and she got x-rayed. To discover she had split her kneecap horizontally in two pieces and her shoulder was shattered. We spent the entire holiday, plus an extra 5 days in hospital. The we got repatriated via Istanbul to Heathrow with a 2 1/2hour ambulance journey each end, making a journey home of some 23 1/2 hours. Jan is still in hospital at Worcester awaiting a full shoulder replacement this coming week.
    We really had a great holiday (and it's still going on, as she is going to be out of work for the next 12 to 14 weeks) and I am the disabled party in our home, and I am having to look after her, not the other way round as normal.
    Hope that satisfies your curiosity. But I could really do with a holiday (if we dont lose our home, as we cant pay the rent), as I'm totally shattered looking after her, and 3 days a week, our 20 month old granddaughter.
    Cheers, Dave 😴

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    9 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    With a travel time of 2 1/2 hours, that depends very much on my condition at the time. But it's in my diary, and my fingers are crossed, so we'll have to see. Thanks mate, Dave 😊
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    9 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sorry to hear it wont be at Warwick. Although I may try to get to see your club open day (if it's not too far as I'm disabled and long distances really hurt me). Best wishes. Dave W 😊
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    πŸ“ New forum rankings.
    9 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Before I went on our nightmare of a holiday to Cyprus some 3 weeks ago today, I was an Admiral on the rankings, which I had worked hard to attain with helpful posts. I have come to look at the new forum format (which only partly works on my iPad, partly works on my Samsung tablet, and looking as though it actually works on my Samsung S9+), and I have been demoted to chief petty officer 1st class. I wondered why the demotion and how much I have to work to re-attain my previous rank ? Anyone else been demoted, or is it just me ? Best wishes, Dave W πŸ€”

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Painting the hull – Part 2. The hull colour
    9 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    That looks really good now Robbob. I hope you are bringing it to the model boat show at Warwick, as its probably to only chance I'll get to see the model in the flesh. All it needs now is a few accessories and some "detail" or weathering. I've loved following this blog, as it brings such memories back to me. Best wishes, Dave WπŸ‘

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    πŸ“ Sorry guys.....
    10 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi guys.
    I'm sorry I havent been online much just lately. As some of you will know, I am disabled with a degenerative spinal condition which we are trying to manage. I had a spinal OP about 3 weeks ago, and this hasn't gone too well. I am currently recuperating very slowly, and still feeling like I've taken a few steps backwards as the pain seems worse 10 fold 😭 Myself and the wife are taking a few days in the sun in Cyprus, so hoping the warmth will help the healing. Well, sorry again for not posting much. Chat soon.
    Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Building the Cabin. Part 1
    10 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now its starting to look like a Thames Police Launch. Keep up the good work Robbob. Cheers, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Good buy from Lidl
    10 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Sadly, we don't have a Lidl in town. The nearest is about 12 miles away, so it looks like I won't manage to get one of these. I will have to watch for a similar item from Aldi. Cheers all, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Bournville Illuminated Regatta
    11 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hoping to get there with Worcester Model Boat Club this year. Too late a finish put paid to last year. But, fingers crossed for this year Rob πŸ˜€

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    πŸ’¬ The deck planking.
    11 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I would love to be able to do planning and black caulking at this level. Each time I have tried, it just about ended in tears😭 As it was many years ago, laser etched planking wasn't available then, so maybe that might make a difference these days. I really hope I get to see this boat one day. Many thanks for sharing the build Ribbon 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Motor, mount & prop-shaft.
    11 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    It's coming along nicely Robbob. Hope you get it finished in time for the model engineer exhibition. I still can't find it on the VMB website. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Fitting the rubbing strakes.
    11 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I wish I could get down to see it at the show. Sadly, I would need 2 days to go that far and back, with no time for the show. Hope it all goes well for you Robbob. Cheers, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ ST200 info
    11 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    I've had lots of stuff off Steve Tranter, but that mild is not one of them sadly. I'll keep an eye and ear open for them, and ask at the club on Sunday. Hope it turns up for you Dave. Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ“ Model Boat Show.
    11 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Looking forward to it. I am coming up with the caravan, staying at Oakwood Farm Touring Park, and bringing 2, maybe 3 lifeboats with me to sail. it's in the diary, can't wait. Cheers, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ The bow blocks & outer keel
    11 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    This was the part I had been waiting for. As I was only 12 when I made mine, my Uncle Cyril was given the job of shaping, and he made a right pigs arse out of it. I had to do a lot of filling and sanding to correct it. I notice you had the "glad it's over" reaction. I reckon my reaction will be very similar. Thanks for sharing Robbob. 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Internal wiring & bottom skins
    12 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks for that mate. I was just a bit worried about access space, and didn't realise how big the rear compartment is on this BIGGER police launch. Cheers, Dave W 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Internal wiring & bottom skins
    12 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi Robbob, it's great to watch this coming along space, and the hull seems nearly there. But I notice no mention of the rudder post being fitted, and now the bottom skins are in place, the access has just gotten a whole lot harder. is this "as per the instructions" ? Or your own decision made from experience ? I'm afraid I would have at least fitted the rudder tube, as my rather large hands will have a hard time getting in later on. Kindest wishes to you and yours for the Christmas season, and a prosperous New Year, from UK family Weaver 😊

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    πŸ’¬ Stern & keel formers
    12 months ago by rolfman2000 ( Warrant Officer)
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    As Doug has said, thanks for some excellent tips and tricks. The hull is coming along nicely now, and I will assume that skinning is not far away now. Keeping my fingers crossed for one last update before Christmas. Thanks very much Robbob. Looking forward to the next chapter. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

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