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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Well Bill, I have a kit queuing situation, and the S100 is way down the line, currently trying to finish the USS KIDD from Deans marine, was missing the port prop guard, but Ron brought one for me to the Blackpool show, and bought a few other bits๐Ÿ™„

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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
    9 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Yes Bill, same as in my kit, flags minus the swastika, can't quite understand why? when they include the rising sun on Japanese aircraft, it's all part of history, you can't wipe out the bits you don't like!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Jet PT Boat. looking for best model as base.
    10 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Nice build Bill, have had one of these kits for over two years now, can't seem to want to start it? by BTW,
    where is the Swastika on your flag?๐Ÿ˜ฎ

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fittings
    26 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Very nice paint job on the boards Peter, nice colour blue too, what paint did you use?

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Recent Promotions
    27 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Congratulations Nerys, on your new appointment as Fleet Admiral, first class๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Soโ€ฆ. To the Build.
    27 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Excellent photo's of the real ship, perfect for extra detailing and weathering.

    Cheers Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Scratch built Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Doug, nice link, at over 6 foot tall, would be a fun time getting that in the car๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: New design dash panel
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Lovely work Mike, can I ask, did you need to use any resistors on the lights on the dials? if so what value.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ LiPo Batteries and Charging problems
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Did you check the voltage before you started sailing Stuart? voltage should have read 8.6v roundabout
    fully charged, did you use a 'Low Voltage Buzzer' or something similar? it lets you know when your lipo cells are nearing the limit of discharge, and you need to bring your boat in, have you got a lipo voltage cell checker? great things to have, lets you know what each cell is storing at, hope this may have been some help, can't understand why your chargers are reading ERRROR, only that you have discharged the battery cells below 3.4v.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: The battle of the skins!โ€ฆโ€ฆ
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Sy, I believe that Doug mentioned something about thinning it down for the first coat to let it sink in, just wish I could find the post that it relates to.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ End of the Moderators.
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I think I must have been asleep for the last couple of days postings, I know nothing of vitriol remarks made by a member, what have I missed, would appreciate an update if possible.๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Huntsman 31 (47โ€ SLEC kit) build blog
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I saw the kit of 'Maggie M ' on Ebay, I thought he was asking a little bit to much for it, it appears that since Model slipway ceased trading, their kits are bringing silly high prices, just wish that somebody would get the range and start producing the kits again.๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fairey Huntsman 31 (47โ€ SLEC kit) build blog
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Wot's happened to the 'Loyal Moderator' Sy? I thought that was going to be your next build.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, Only arskin! cause I've got one to build and I wanted to follow yours....
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Complete and ready to go...
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    That's a tasty looking gunboat Nick, get her on the water and show her off๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Glasses
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I, like you Rick, wore glasses for 60+ years then was told 2016 that I had cataracts and needed them seeing to, wasn't to keen on NHS (National Health Service) heard of some bad experiences, so decided to go private, the surgeon said before the op, after this you'll think you have a new TV, well, certainly colours appear much brighter, I don't need to wear glasses anymore, but need them for reading so I bought a pair of vari-focal glasses from the optician, and had auto tint put on, so the are fine in sunny weather, when we get some, but after so long wearing glasses, it feels strange now without them, even after 5 years, I still put them on to go shopping and other things.๐Ÿ˜Š

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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and ESC
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Totally agree Doug, wasn't quite sure if Martin was going to use a brushless motor, but I think his best bet would be to use the setup we have both mentioned, easy to work with, and less problems๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and ESC
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Perfect mix Martin, 600 BRUSHED motor, 15 esc and a 35mm prop, virtually the same setup for a club 500 boat, but you will find that this setup is fine for your kit.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, a 7.2 volt battery will give you enough time before you are bored๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Workshop
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Was it just Paul and Ringo Rick?๐Ÿ˜†

    Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Maiden voyage
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Quality ,quality, quality what more can one say, a beautiful boat, just wish I could build one the same.๐Ÿคค

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Remaking some parts
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Wow! very tasty work๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Window fitment and fettling.
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Superb workmanship Alan, you should be really proud.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Site Update.
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    What a great assist Stephen, will make posting links so much easier.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Peter
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    ๐Ÿ“ My next project...not a boat
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    What a wonderful talent you have there Ron, only wish I could manipulate wood into something as beautiful and useful as you have, well done๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete

    btw, maybe could do with a nice set of sails๐Ÿ™„
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    ๐Ÿ“ LST 368
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Looks like alice and yourself had a really good time, the barge looks really comfortable inside, with all that lovely wood, and very pleased that the new camper performed well, still waiting for my turn to get my camper out, maybe July, if I'm lucky.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Retirement
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Glad to hear that everything went nearly OK for you Peter, and pleased to hear that your Puddy cats are fine, it must be a terrifying time for them, such a big move, make sure you keep them safe and in house for the first few weeks.๐Ÿ™€๐Ÿ˜ผ

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Clyde Puffer
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Scale on the listed tools on Ebay Doug, is 1/12 I believe.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Clyde Puffer
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Nice little set of tools, cheap and FREE postage๐Ÿ˜Š

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284197747093?hash=item422b817995:...

    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284197747093?hash=item422b817995:g:-H0AAOSwPEBgN9tF
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Tenby Lifeboat.
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Exceptional level of workmanship Alan, you should be very proud of your build, it's one of the best build of the Speedline models I have seen, first class๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billing Boats TITANIC
    6 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Have read the review on the Trumpeter's Titanic at 1/200 scale, and it appears it's good value for money,
    and it comes with lights!๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPJt2Zda2Vc
    https://www.scalemates.com/kits/trumpeter-03719-titanic--1270645
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPJt2Zda2Vc
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    ๐Ÿ“ SAD NEWS
    6 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Read in this months Model Boat Mag, the death of Dave Milbourn the last owner of 'Action Electronics', met him many times at the boat shows and he was always glad to talk about the hobby, and of course he did the plans and kit for the Fairy Huntress, kit by SLEC, a very talented man.
    Another sad news death, the passing of Jackie White, wife of Laurie who both used to run the company 'Model Slipway'.

    Cheers, Pete
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