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    Finally finished the build, just needs the registration mark putting on. Apologies I have no build log, was to far in before I thought about it, and it's taken a long while to finish, with other boats on the build.
    Yorkshire Man Tug
    Yorkshire Man tug kit by Model Slipway, one of two tugs sent to the Falklands, sister ship Irishman. Powered by two belt driven motors, two 12v -7 amp batteries, spectrum radio DX6i, motors on individual sticks. Peter (Rooky)
    Carla (Neptune)
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    Old Lesro kit from the 60's, of a Pilot boat seen around many harbours, nostalgia at it's best. Powered by inrunner brushless motor with water cooling, was never meant to go this fast.
    Grimmershorn
    Krick kit of Grimmershorn. The Motor vessel 'Grimmershorn' was built in 1956/57 by Hansa Stahl und Schiffbau GmbH at Koln-Deutz for the Waterways and Shipping Administration at Cuxhaven. Her Daimler-Benz four stroke diesel engine had an output of 500hp. permitting a speed of 11.5 knots.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model Slipway RNLI Tamar class lifeboat 1:16 scale
    27 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Thankyou Sy, so pleased to hear that news, will be looking forward to the build start.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Commencing work on the deck
    28 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    May I suggest you flutter some Banknotes Sy, you may get what you want๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model Slipway RNLI Tamar class lifeboat 1:16 scale
    28 days ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Sy, was hoping your build was the Fleet tender from MSW, but the Tamar is a nice build too, when this is finished, will the tender be the next on? as I have one waiting, for you to start the build, so I can follow you to sort out the tricky bits, and to extend the already great detail on the kit.

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    ๐Ÿ“ BLUEBIRD K7
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Excellent work Wayne, I may in the future be asking you for help in buying a resin printer, hope you will oblige me.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3D printing
    1 month ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Some good information there, would like to know what 3D resin printer are you thinking of buying.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Slipper Launch
    2 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Lovely job Chris, I was with the owner of HA Kits on Sunday, you should send him a photo of your Slipper, he will be most impressed๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Annoying Klaxxon sounds
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Well spotted Rob, had a shufty myself but couldn't
    find it, I think Stephen AKA Fireboat is testing us?

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RC Sailing :- No.152 - H.M.S Solebay D70
    3 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Very nice filming of a lovely destroyer, but backing moosic ' a little to loud'.

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Roxy.
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Very sorry to hear such news Colin, I know exactly how you are feeling, people who live without animals in their life, will never experience the love and affection you get from them, and the hurt when they have to leave you.

    Pete.

    R.I.P. ROXY
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    ๐Ÿ“ Perkasa outing.
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    'When will you be loading your video to scare us'.
    Was never my intention to scare anyone๐Ÿ˜ฒ, only that when I tried the Perkasa with a 4 cell lipo, it frightened me, as it was so fast to keep up with the outstanding speed, but I will record some footage of the boat with the 4cell fitted and you will see what I mean, will have to wait till next Sunday to video.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Birthday celebration for Neyrs Today
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Belated - Birthday wishes Nerys, and may you have many more of them ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

    Best wishes, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Perkasa outing.
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Took my Perkasa out for the first time in two years, went great, fitted with 2300 kv inboard brushless, with three cell lipo, of four cell if you want to be frightened, will post video when I download from my camera.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Bargains again...
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Got dragged shopping today, but not a bad visit as I found these for sale at a well known outlet, for a pack of 2 cost only ยฃ5.95 so I got two packs, should help if I need to hold together large bits together!๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers Pete

    btw. LIDL
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    ๐Ÿ“ Chinese rope serving machine
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    If you own an iphone (Apple) you can download for free 'Google Translate', select the language you want translate from to English, point the camera at the words, and HeyHo there you go, instant translate, Brilliant๐Ÿ‘
    Just tried it with Japanese to ENGLISH instructions on the side of a Tamiya model kit box.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ 1/12 Tid Tug (Scratch build)
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Tizdaz, Nice bit of work there with the bulwark supports,๐Ÿ‘ you say your going to plank the decks, are you sure that they weren't steel decks? on my Tid they were, love to see a picture of one with planked decks.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pictures
    4 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Great moosic Doug, especially No:7 the great Les Paul and Mary Ford 'How high the moon', timeless classic, and fantastic guitar playing.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3D printing
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Just found this on google, might be of interest.๐Ÿ˜Š

    https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/vent-for-boat-1-24


    And another: https://www.yeggi.com/q/cowl+vent/

    Cheers, Pete
    https://cults3d.com/en/3d-model/various/vent-for-boat-1-24
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    ๐Ÿ“ 3D printing
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    I am still pretty new at this game Mike, but I started with an idiot proof printer Ender III pro, not expensive but it does the job, as far as finding files to print vents off, I know there are some in 'Thingiverse', but you can also google for free files, have left a link for you below.๐Ÿ˜Š

    https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=boat&type=things&sort=r...

    Cheers, Pete
    https://www.thingiverse.com/search?q=boat&type=things&sort=relevant
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: LOWEST DECK
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    That's one helluva complex build, looking forward to the next part.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lights wired up, sound card onboard, accessory function check completed
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    If you ever get fed up with the Stude Cash, I could give it a good home. Ha Ha, she is a Very Pretty motor.๐Ÿ˜Š

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lights wired up, sound card onboard, accessory function check completed
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    If you take a look in my harbour Cash you will see my Grimmershorn, not as good as yours, just bulit straight from the box, regarding ballast, I only had a 12v 7amp battery in, and it needed 60grms of lead in the stern, I've since sold it as I never really liked it to sail, and it was very bulky to travel with, hope this helps you a bit.๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ“ Subs
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Bill, paid subs to Stephen on NYD had no problems, give Stephen a message, I'm sure he will be able to assist you.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lights wired up, sound card onboard, accessory function check completed
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Looks like your fitting a lot more goodies in your Grimmershorn than I did Cash, and I'm sure it will be a lot better for it.
    btw, is that a Studebaker Hawk in the background I see in pic4? Nice motor๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Excellent quiz Stephen, would have liked the questions a little more difficult, as most of us oldies knew most of the answers, would love to see it done again next Christmas, perhaps we could submit trickier questions that you can't google! not that anyone would do that๐Ÿ™„

    Happy New Year to All

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜€
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    The last time I saw Gypsy Moth IV was at the Maritime Museum at Bucklers Hard, but I don't see that answer option here?

    Pete
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sailboat "Sofia" - Aeronaut Kit "Lili"
    5 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Lovely little yacht, and a beautiful lake to sail on, reminds me of my visits to Konigsee.

    Best wishes,๐Ÿ˜Š

    Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ ABS plastic sheeting
    6 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    It really doesn't matter if the sheet is to big for you at the moment Allan, I'm sure you will find a use for it in the future, I keep a stock of sizes 10thou to 80thou
    and the good thing is, it doesn't eat much๐Ÿ˜

    Cheers, Pete
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    ๐Ÿ“ ABS plastic sheeting
    6 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Hi Allan,
    Have you tried AMAZON, they have quite a few choices for plasticard sometimes referred to Hips.
    I presume that is what you are calling Abs SHEET,
    Also online is 'The New Modellers Shop' they seem to have quite a choice.
    All links below๐Ÿ‘

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/WHITE-PLASTIC-PLASTICARD-0-75mm-SHE...

    https://www.newmodellersshop.co.uk/plasticard.htm
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/WHITE-PLASTIC-PLASTICARD-0-75mm-SHEETS/dp/B00F6S94SA/ref=sr_1_5?adgrpid=108047720767&gclid
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Model-Tech FINNMARKEN
    6 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    Looks like a really nice boat, quite fancy one myself as there are not a lot of liners about, checked CMB
    but out of stock, but it does state that it can be r/c controlled, check link below.

    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Modell-Tec-Jea...

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
    https://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/Modell-Tec-Jeanett-Nordic-Fishing-Boat-1-25-TM601_0500.html
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    ๐Ÿ“ Help /Advise for small smoke generator.
    6 months ago by Rookysailor ( Commodore)
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    The Graupner and Seuthe modules are the same, Seuthe made them for Graupner, they do two sizes, and the small will fit in the Corvette funnel, I've tried it. but you need to line the interior of the funnel with cooking foil to deter the heat from the plastic.

    Cheers, Pete๐Ÿ˜Š
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