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    ๐Ÿ“ Glue
    7 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Peter, If you want the best adhesive, and money isn't a problem, the get some Stablit Express, I think it's available from Cornwall Models but just google it, best glue I've ever used for GRP hulls.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Spektrum DX6i compatible surface Rx advice pls...
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi John, I use Spektrum equipment, and the receivers I find best are, Spektrum AR6100e and for a cheaper one, from HobbyKing the Orange R615X works fine.

    Cheers Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Excellent finish Ian, you can tell there is hours of dedicated labour time, love the boat.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Not allowed to sing that song Doug, now here in Blighty,
    must not mention the word .....slaves.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Is it ME ? Sonar is not for detecting the bottom of the sea, that is a sounder that checks the depth/bottom,
    sonar as you already know, is to detect if there is anything beneath the water

    Cheers Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    How come Longstone lighthouse was not given as an option (Grace Darling is not it's correct name !

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Commodore
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Beautiful boat Brightwork, I also had one back in the 80's along with the Nautic , but mine never looked like yours, I wish.

    Cheers Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Death of a member.
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Upon reading your sad message Colin, we realise that life can be very cruel, no son or daughter should die before their parents, and your dear wife is experiencing the worst part of getting old, I know the feelings you are going through, be brave for your wives sake, she will need you more than ever.
    Gods blessings to you and your wife Colin.

    Pete

    ๐Ÿ“ Sir Kay photo's
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Have had these figures for some years now Drewboy, they are white metal, and I got them from one of the modelling shows, scale is 1/48.

    Cheers, Pete

    ๐Ÿ“ No emails
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Have not had any emails for three days now, is there a problem Stephen?

    Cheers Pete

    ๐Ÿ“ To all my friends, on here, near, dear, and overseas.
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Happy 2024 to everyone, let's hope it will be a peaceful year around the world, and bring us good sailing weather for everyone.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Merry Christmas to All
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    May this wonderful time of the year, bring Health and Happiness to all modelers & their family's.
    Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

    Pete.๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Flying Christine2
    7 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I think if you do some checking PeeWit83, you will find that the HA kit is is of the Flying Christine II not I, just finishing one off for myself, but in the correct livery, will post on the site when completed.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon final clear
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Very nice colour...

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    8 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Have had, quite a few bevvy's in the 'Slaughterhouse' pub, happy times when I worked in a Mecca job.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Irishman Tug
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    All details regarding size motors etc are on the top of the page.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Now were really digging the brain cells.

    Cheers Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Update
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Very nice build of a historic boat, excellent video, looks realistic on SloMo.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Perkasa no 4
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Do you know Doug, if any of the four are still afloat?

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Perkasa no 4
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    The flags as listed by Dog are correct, but if you are building the Perkasa MTB 150, the flag you should be flying is the White Ensign with the Malaysian flag in the top quarter as shown.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Perkasa no 4
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I may be incorrect, but I believe the 4 Brave class MTB boats, number 150 was Perkasa were built by vosper in 1967 for the Malaysian navy Doug.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ FB Marketplace bites again
    11 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    These items are definitely not from Mike McGuinn who
    specializes in model boat guns. he will still be at the Blackpool Model boat show in October, don't think he was selling up last year, just thinning out his massive stock.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Finishing Balsa to look like metal
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Steve, If you really want your balsa to look like metal, the best way is to use metal! I mean to use Litho plate, used by some printers, ask around, or try Ebay, I think I got mine from there, you can get in in various thickness i.e. 1mm 2mm 3mm, and it glues onto balsa very easy.

    Cheers, Pete

    ๐Ÿ“ Titanic expedition
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Very sad news of the five people missing, but surely
    there must be some safety system on board in case of this happening, but here's hoping that everything works out fine, and they can be rescued.

    Cheers, Pete

    ๐Ÿ“ Southport Bring & Buy sale
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Sunday June 11th 2023.
    Southport Bring & Buy
    Southport M.B.C.
    Rotten Row
    Southport.
    PR8 2BZ



    https://www.southportmodelboatclub.com/
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    'What is the maximum speed of an RNLI lifeboat?'

    The Shannon jet drive is the latest RNLI boat,
    max speed 25 knots. I'm wrong ?



    https://rnli.org/what-we-do/lifeboats-and-stations/our-lifeboat-fleet/shannon-cl
    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Thankyou Doug, no offence taken.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: HMS Belfast Update Number 7. Radar and Lighting.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Nice job Bill, the port light in the photo does not look as bright as the starboard light, is it lit ? or is it the photo dulling it.

    Cheers, Pete

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I am well aware that the USS Arizona is a designated war grave Doug, was making a point that the answer
    should not have been USS Arizona.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Who chooses USS ARIZONA ? cannot believe you can dive to a ship that was lost with so many sailors for fun!

    Cheers, Pete



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