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    ๐Ÿ“ Paddle Steamer Waverley
    2 hours ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    What a beautiful piece of engineering, she looks fantastic, and the wake that she leaves, is second to none, many thanks for the video Tony๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The Life Raft Container.
    2 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Excellent fabrication yet again Rob, superbly made out of bits really๐Ÿ‘ where as I would just go and buy the nearest scale one from Cornwall Models๐Ÿ™„

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: No News Still Waiting!
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    That's pretty bad news Ed, I am in the middle of a situation with paypal, I have had a refund given to me by a return of a faulty item, the refund shows on my account, but not on my balance, very difficult to contact paypal, can't get them by phone, the only way I have got my messages to them, is by 'chat line', they say they will check, and somebody will contact me, but then they don't reply, very frustrating, hope you have better luck.๐Ÿคž


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    ๐Ÿ“ The future of model boat building.
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Nice build on the models Bill, he sure picks it up well, can see where he gets his interest from (Grandad), but you have certainly taught him well Bill๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    R/C next perhaps!

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: And some more bits ......
    3 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Like all the detail work you have done on the sponsons Sy, is that in the kit? or scratchbuilt, how did you do the handle/grips, brilliant stuff!๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Laser printer
    4 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    I want one !!!๐Ÿ˜


    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Waterslide graphics for the cabin, and the value of paint tests !
    6 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Lovely finish on the decals Rob, have used decal paper for some time now, and it gets easier the more you use it, have got a colour laser printer also, but always spray a clear cote over that, even though some people say it's waterproof already?๐Ÿ˜I suppose I should do a test piece.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Repulse.Hull strengthening and deck support.
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Hi Bill, Iv'e mentioned this before, but have you tried Deans Marine, I know he does planking in various scales, it might be worth it to give him a call, they have always assisted me when I have had a problem.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: What Filament?
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    That's not something you need Ed, during your learning period, where did you buy the breaking filament from? can you not complain, as an afterthought, are you using pls or abs filament?๐Ÿค”

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Handrails Continued
    8 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    That's a mighty nice piece of soldering Marky๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘excellent 90 deg bends, and all the straights are...straight!

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: A swarm of seaplane tenders
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    What a sight, so many tenders together, feel sorry for the poor soul at the rear,he's getting buffeted from all the other boats wash๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    May I congratulate you on your new command, Commodore Colin.H๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Deans Marine LST 388
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Having bought several Deans kits, and not one from Ron himself, wait till they come up on Ebay and the like, in the instructions of all his kits, he mentions which adhesive is best for the job, not brand names, just glue, and going off your list Nerys, it appears you have most of them, all my Deans kits have been built with, 2 part epoxy resin, Titebond II, CA glue and P38 car body filler, and maybe Revell conta plastic cement for the plasticard S/S, you don't need nuffing else๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The hull graphics, and tackling the dreaded waterline!
    10 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Many thanks Rob, will check tomorrow which bits I need.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The hull graphics, and tackling the dreaded waterline!
    10 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    The gloss black paint on your hull Rob, looks really good,๐Ÿ‘ I think the time for mine has come to have a refit, and a new gloss black hull๐Ÿ˜Š
    Your 6mm high white vinyl name graphics look really effective, where did you get them please?

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Where's my Package?
    10 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Certainly Ed, if it's the boat your'e waiting for, I'll have straight in the post Oops! Courier, right away๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    11 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    It is an acquired taste Doug, a little like Blutwurst, and a Chorley cake is about 150mm round and filled with currants and raisins and baked, very tasty๐Ÿ˜‹

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, the best eccles cake I ever tasted was in Wrexham N.Wales.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF Class 100 HSL
    11 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Beautiful looking craft, still one of the prettiest boats of all time.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    11 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    I could nip over to Bury, not far from me, and pick up some genuine 'Black Puddings', then on the way home pickup Eccles cakes and Chorley cakes, yum,yum.๐Ÿ˜‹

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Where's my Package?
    11 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Never thought of that Martin๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Where's my Package?
    11 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    That's the first thing I thought of Doug, so contacted Royal Mail who inform me that they do not divulge such information, not a birthday either, that's St George's day, so as you say, it could be a scam, have checked all my PayPal payments, and the payments from my bank account and nothing is outstanding๐Ÿ™„

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sponson supports and transom bracket
    12 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    "What is your hull made of though? GRP?"
    not so lucky Doug, it's that cheap nasty thin plastic, thermo molded to keep it light, but if you hit a buoy, or another boat, it don't like it๐Ÿ‘Ž

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Where's my Package?
    12 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Don't panic to much Ed, this covid thing has got everyone delayed,it will be most likely with you in a couple of days๐Ÿ‘ I just got a card from the postal service, informing me that they can't deliver a parcel to me until I pay ยฃ10.50p as there is not enough postage on the parcel, problem is....I haven't ordered anything? weird...๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: US1M Build - Fiberglassing Hull
    12 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    You've done a beautiful job of glassing your boat Joe, well impressed๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Printers Revenge!
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    I don't know about you Ed, but sometimes I feel as though we are there๐Ÿ˜ฎ


    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Prop shaft, servo mount and top sponson
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Just an update Sy on the other RIB for sale on Ebay,
    nobody bid on it! so he's re-advertised it still ยฃ50, so you can get another at a reduced price, NOT๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Printers Revenge!
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Don't let it beat you Ed, it's only a machine,it's only a machine,it's only a machine,it's only a machine?
    I think they are taking over!๐Ÿ˜†

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sponson supports and transom bracket
    13 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    "maybe a bit overkill for plastic model boats" not for me Doug, last year during our Club 500 races, collided with another 500 boat, and got a three inch split in the hull, recovered the boat back and put a bead of this stuff along the split,(inside the hull) and was good and ready for the next race, it completely sealed the split and kept the water out, so for me well worth the money๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sponson supports and transom bracket
    14 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    There is another choice Sy instead of using silicon, it's called S-BOND, they do it in white, black and clear, the clear is similar to silicon, but no smell, it glues while underwater if required, totally waterproof, and made in SHEFFIELD, oh! and Doug, you can paint over it when dry with no problems๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/S-Bond-200ml-Hybrid-Polymer-Technol...
    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/S-Bond-200ml-Hybrid-Polymer-Technology/dp/B07DXP3GQ9/ref=pd_vtp_263_1/260-9748664-0132851?_encoding=UTF
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HARTLEY FLARELINE, NEW PROJECT
    15 days ago by Rookysailor ( Captain)
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    Once varnished and the side flashes are painted white, it will look fabulous jb, pity about the weather,here in the UK we are supposed to be in our summer period, but the weather is cold,damp and very windy, we are due a sunny day Friday, that will be our summer, Ha,Ha,๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, Congratulations are in order for your promotion to Vice Admiral.
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