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rolfman2000

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Member No. 253
Registered 15th Aug 2008
Last Online 12th Nov 2018
City Kidderminster
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 124
Photos Posted 4
Likes Received 157
Likes Given 307
182 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
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Forum Post 2 248
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Photos Response 3 33
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Video Response 3 39
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Blog Response 3 99
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Recent Posts
36" Thames River Police Launch by Robbob by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
The original Veron kit of the Thames police launch was the first kit I ever made, and as I was only 12 at the time, my Uncle Cyril was called in to carve the balsa blocks on the bow (and a right mess he made of them too). So I had to do a bit of filling. But the boat is still sat in our garage some 53 years later, and is still available. I often thought of bringing it up to date with a new one, so maybe the time has arrived. I'll keep a watch on this build, and bide my time. Thanks Robbob. Next wishes, Dave W 😊

A Birthday Wish! by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Happy birthday Ed. Sorry I'm a couple of hours late, but I'm still awake from yesterday. I'm waiting for our granddaughter to sing to me, as she's only 16 months old, and she does "sing" in her own way with me sometimes. Hope you've had a great day. Best wishes, Dave W 👍

INTERNATIONAL MODEL BOAT SHOW by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 8 days ago
I'm going on Friday, as I'm not too good with crowds in my wheelchair. I'm meeting up with a few lifeboat enthusiasts at 12 midday at the cafe, if anyone is interested. You never know, might meet some off here. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Paddle tug Glasgow. by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Doug. I've actually done that, which is why I asked on here. There are no pics of the paddles in diagram form that I can use to compare mine to. Someone must have an old set maybe from years ago. I even thought of writing to Graupner themselves, as it's a classic kit, but they went broke a few years ago. So now I don't know if the new owners will have the records. Anyway, I'll give it a go. Thanks again Doug. Cheers, Dave 😊

Paddle tug Glasgow. by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
I have just purchased an already built model of the paddle tug Glasgow. I was going over it, and a few bits struck me as odd. The paddles seem to be on back to front, the row boat seems to be on the wrong side, and the paddle covers are stuck down, making maintenance all bar impossible. I was wondering if anyone had maybe a set of instructions, or a manual, that I could borrow or get copies of. I'm having real trouble finding anything on the net, apart from, out of stock, out of production. Hoping someone can help. Best wishes, Dave W

Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Hi Alan. I have posted it on 3 of the national Facebook group pages, but although it has been shared all around the country, there have been no actual queries about it. I will keep following the threads to see if anyone responds positively to it. It just seems a shame that the owner hasn't explored every possibility including social media to find his missing parts. Any further news, I will keep you posted. Kindest regards, Dave W 😊

UMBRA'S birthday by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Sorry for the loss of your cat. I know how upsetting the loss of a long term pet can be, and offer my commiserations and sympathy. Kindest wishes at your loss, Dave W 😟

Lost Tamar Class Model Lifeboat by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
It may help you to link this thread to social media ie; Facebook. Most of the cluba seem to have facebook pages, and there are model boat sales and swap pages, which folks do wade through. If you dont mind, i will link it to a couple of national model boat pages i know. Hope that helps someone, cheers, Dave W 😊

Speedline Lifeboat crew by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
I'm sorry to say. But this is what I hear about Speed line time and time again. Someone will pop up and say about one of the main guys being ill. But this has been the "excuse" for well over 12 months. I also know of peple being kicked off forums for saying this as well 🤔 but the truth is the truth. I have some 1/16th(I think) lifeboat crew, which you can have if you are interested. I got them with a 1/12th Trent I bought, but they are nowhere near the right scale. Best of luck getting a response from Speedline. Chueers, Dave😊

KD "Perkasa" by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 months 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: 6 months 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: 6 months 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: 6 months 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: 6 months 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: 6 months 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: 7 months 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: 7 months 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: 7 months 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: 8 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: 8 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: 9 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: 9 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: 9 months ago
Looks a nice size rescue hovercraft. Thanks for sharing the video. Best wishes, Dave W 😊

Lifeboat by rolfman2000 Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 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: 11 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: 11 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: 11 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: 12 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: 12 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: 12 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 😊