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rolfman2000

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Member No. 253
Registered 15th Aug 2008
Last Online 28th May 2018
City Kidderminster
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 116
Photos Posted 3
Likes Received 151
Likes Given 293
173 Total Posts
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Worcester Model Boat Club
Since: 12th May 2017
Harbour
Inner Wheel
Type: Life Boat
Fleet Admiral!
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
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Forum Post 2 232
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 33
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 39
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 96
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 293
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Recent Posts
KD "Perkasa" by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 13 days ago
Julio, do you want a kit, or would you like a ready built boat ? There are a few of them around. I have two. I have a 37" model, and I have a 46" model. Both are built, but ready for a refresh, which I intended to do, but never seem to have time for them. Kindest regards, Dave W😊

It's a sad day!. by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 days ago
Yes, it is a sad day when, all of a sudden you can't sail your ic boats. Most clubs are electric/sail around us. A few even have "Nothing over 5mph limits". Luckily, I belong to a nice friendly electric/sail club where we can have fun with what we sail. And a few experiment with narrowboats/airboats/ rowing boats etc, so it's a fun mix. Hope you can find somewhere for your fuelled machines. Smooth sailing, Dave W.😊

Our boating water by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Found it on Google earth. It's only 480 miles from us. Might pop up for the weekend sometime. We have friends not far from there in Fyvie, so could even make a break out of it. Shall we say, it's peaked my interest 😆 I may have to work on the missus a bit to make this a goer, but you never know... lol I find it ironic, that I am going to Tattershall Lakes in Lincolnshire for a weeks break. As the name says, they have lakes. But I'm not allowed to sail my boats on them as they are for waterskiing. But are unused 90% of the time, but still no permission to sail (even though I have insurance from my model boat club membership) Sad really, and are waste of good sailing waters. Ho hum, that's life. Cheers all, Dave W 😊

Vintage Aerokits Fire Boat by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
It's nice to see vintage Fireboats running anytime. But running with original motors is unusual, and makes this even nicer. Thanks for sharing, as I am halfway through a rebuild of an original Aerokits boat as well. I think mine had a 10cc glow in, but not for long, as its not full of goo like some are. Im putting an equivalent brushless motor in, and hope to have it wet by the end of summer. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

CB90 by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Extremely good manoeverability. And a great looking model too. What more can I say. Thanks for sharing

Our boating water by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
Aanside, You have a wonderful sailing area, which I am sure most of us would be very envious of. The beautiful scenery and lovely sailing are what would be near perfect sailing club requirements for many of us. Hope you have had a great bank holiday sailing. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

47" Fireboat power question by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 28 days ago
Thanks Ron. I always though the I'v times the voltage gave the prop revs. As my G-60 is only a 500kv, then my 4s at 14volts should be sufficient, but a 3s might be a bit short at 11.1v. But I will give the Graupner 50mm hydro a try, which at the least is a place to start from. Once again, thanks for the advice Ron. Happy sailing, Dave W😊

47" Fireboat power question by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Thanks Shaun, I intend being careful with it. The boats were originally fitted with 10cc glow engines, so an equivalent electric motor should be ok. But I can always reign it in on the throttle side of the esc curve. Are your 2 LiPo's in series of parallel ? I expect parallel, as series would give 8s which would be crazy. You still didn't say what size prop you were using. Best wishes, and good sailing, Dave W 😊

47" Fireboat power question by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
I have a 47" classic Fireboat which I would like to use my G-60 500kv electric motor with a 6s Lipo battery and a 120 amp watercooled esc. I wondered if anyone could give me anyone idea of what prop size to start with experimenting to give best power anyone and endurance ? I am told the G-60 is the electric equivalent of a 10cc glow engine, so what size would go on that might be a start. Thanks in anticipation, Dave W 😊

Brushless Programming Cards by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I have 3 or 4 programming boards from Hobbyking, and i have never thought of using one that isnt the correct one. But, having said that, the cards are now only six or seven pounds each, there seemed no sense in not buying the correct one when purchasing the esc. Good luck with however you choose to move forward. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Drumbeat of Devon by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Good luck with the build. I look forward to seeing the progress on here. It's an interesting ship. Looking more like an armed pirate fishing boat. It certainly is a good looking boat to build. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

PBR "Cannedheat" by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
That is the reason I buy either older used boats or non started kits second hand. Most are part built for a reason, that they mucked up somehow 😕

Inner Wheel by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 32"/3500g Inner Wheel Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 45mins Twin Propellors (3 Blade 35mm) Direct Drive to a Graupner 700 x 2 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (11.1v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Hobbywing (150Amps) ESC - Comments: She is a 1/12th semi scale Brede model of the Poole lifeboat used for many years. She is constantly being modified and improved.

Hovercraft by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Looks a nice size rescue hovercraft. Thanks for sharing the video. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Lifeboat by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
As to where you could get it from. Cornwall model boats sell a good selection of wood for building or decking. Including a lot of nice exotic timbers which will give lovely decking patterns. As to what. I would use 1/8th inch or 1/4 inch square for the stringers in spruce. Hope that helps. Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊

Happy 43rd Anniversary today by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Slightly belated (due to Christmas non alcoholic hangover) 43rd wedding anniversary. Hope you both had a great celebration. Jan and I are only 2 years behind you, and I certainly couldn't live without mine. Many congratulations. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Christmas present - free plans! by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Many thanks for sharing these plans Dodgy. I may get round to actually having a go at this sometime in my future 😊 Happy Christmas and a prosperous New year to you and yours, Dave W 😊

Website shop by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Well, according to the caption, it says "Don't worry, we will return" So, I would imagine it will reopen in the future. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Fairey Marine by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
I dont think anyone actually prints ready to use. So just put it in Google, then print it out and stick it on. Don't forget to laquer over the top to waterproof it. Sorry, but thats the best i can do. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Palaform Griffon 600 RNLI by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
Thanks very much. I can see the bank account getting a hammering soon 😉 Cheers, Dave W 😊

'VOYAGER of the SEAS' RC Cruise Ship by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months ago
I saw it, and spoke to Paul the builder at the Warwick show last week. Its a truly amazing model, which you never seem to run out of details to see. A real credit to an amazing builder. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Palaform Griffon 600 RNLI by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
If that is a kit, any idea where we can get it from. I have a hankering for a air cushion vehicle, after making a real one in my secondary school. Any help would be appreciated. Kindest wishes, Dave W 😊

International Model Boat Show by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
As I've heard nothing from the club officially, it looks like we are not displaying at Warwick. This is a great disappointment to me. But I shall still be going up one day, providing circumstances don't go against me, like for Blackpool. Sorry about that guys, but I have no idea of the reasoning, as I'm not privy to the information. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Varnish by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months 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 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months 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 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 months ago
We all have these ya know.Check out ya brother from another mother 😉 lol

Fittings and finishing by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months 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 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months 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 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months 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 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 months 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 ?