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14th Feb 2009
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Rookysailor

Member Stats
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Member No. 533
Registered 14th Feb 2009
Last Online 20th Nov 2017
City OLDHAM
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 45
Photos Posted 4
Likes Received 6
Likes Given 2
51 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Bury Metro Marine Modelling Society
Since: 14th Jan 2013
Harbour
Empty Harbour
Sub-Lieutenant
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
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
13 points away from Lieutenant!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 50
Forum Post 2 90
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 3
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 12
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 0
Liked Posts 1 2
Received Likes 2 12
187 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
34" sea commander Aerokits kit by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hello Garth, You have not done anything wrong, just someone being pedantic over a post. If you don't get fixed up with a kit, I have a spare old Sea Commander that needs a bit of TLC foc, if you are near Manchester. regards, Rooky

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Dear Doug, My patience ended on your first reply, but I try and help where I can. 'THE END' Regards, Rooky

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Dear Doug, I repeat once again. I never said to search on Ebay....I know the chap who sells the aerokits plans, as I have purchased many of them in the past. If Garth had contacted me I would have given him a direct link as I have 'Belcrank 1' in my saved sellers! Hope this clears the matter.

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Please read properly....... I mentioned 'a guy on ebay' not search Now it's ended!

34" sea commander Aerokits kit by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 months ago
Hi Garth, If you are not bothered about having a kit for the Sea Commander, there is a guy on Ebay, who sells the plans and the templates for cutting your own from wood/plastic. I built mine no problem, the templates even give you the wood thickness required, if you have problems finding him, let me know and I will give you his details. Cheers Peter.

White lines by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Alan, I bought mine at a model engineering show, a pinstriping set by 'BEUGLER' a USA company. My kit has three sizes of pinstrip,1/16,1/8 and 3/32, they have a wide selection of sizes, try them on the website, not cheap but good quality. Peter

What Gun? by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Steve, Been talking with Mike McGuinn and he mentions his website is down at the moment, but if you wish you can contact him on this number: 01204 559525. Peter.

What Gun? by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Steve, If you are having problems sourcing or making the gun, try a guy called 'Mike McGuinn Guns', he will have a stand at the Haydock model boat show in August, he carries a lot of different guns, or if he hasn't got the one you require, he will make it for you, a very talented man. cheers Peter

Aerokits P.T Boat by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
Hi Boaty, Have a look on Ebay, there is a seller called 'Bellcrank', who does the planes and templates for all the parts of an Aerokits PT boat, and all the other aerokits range. rookysailor

The electrics, drive & radio by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Rob, Many thanks for the info on the filling points, I did get a set of white metal fittings from Mike at VMW, but did not get an info sheet as to where they go,Mike kindly supplied me with many information sheets though, now I see yours, I will amend my Fireboat, but still not as perfect as yours,excellent workmanship.

The electrics, drive & radio by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
A very neat well built 'firefloat', just one point,are you fitting the fuel filler caps? have not noticed them in your build.

Bring & Buy by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
Another great Heywood bring & buy. Plenty of choice for everyone, old Aerokits boats going very inexpensive, bought 2 x Como 91D geared motors for £12.00...... looking forward to the next one. BMMMS

raf ASR by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Many thanks Mark. I had given up hope finding the period of the craft. As yet, done nothing tto it,but will now start th e refurb, ready for next year.

46 Inch Crash Tender by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
If you still have woodgrain showing after sanding sealer, I use Spray Filler from Halfords, sometimes called Spray Putty. 500ml tin which goes on yellow, and sands nicely, and most of all It fills all the tiny grain pieces.

Mutual Model Boat Society by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Another good bring & buy,loads of bargins and plenty of fireboats, even one 1/12 original Aerokit fireboat still mainly In kit form with the original box £80! too many tasty boats...not enough money............

RAF Fireboat monitors by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Yes , you have the correct company,but they sold me the monitors and the breech seperately, ask them and I'm sure they will let you have the parts you need and you can always scratchbuild the rest.

RAF Fireboat monitors by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Just finishing my 34" Fireboat,got the foam monitors and the breech from Vintage models, they are direct copies of the Yeoman whitemetal fittings that were available for the 1/16 Aerokits Firefloat, they make up very nice and are a reasonable cost.

Identify this Boat by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HI Colin, Looks like your boat Is a mixture of several craft, I can only recognise the upper s/structure, looks like the part from a Graupner 'Pegasus III', but the rest has got me! hope this helps .......

RAF ASR boat by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HELP!! Can anyone tell me what designation this ASR boat Is, I cannot find anything like It. It had a fiberglass hull and cabin, twin motors, very streamlined, hope someone can help with Info......

raf ASR by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Can anyone tell me what boat Is this.... I bought It from a friend who couldn't find any reference to It, very streamlined, It's got a fiberlass hull and cabin,twin motors.

fireboat vents by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
HI Alan. Thought we were getting waylaid with fireboat ventilator chat, saw the 34" fireboat you bought whilst I was at Blackpool, looks OK, did you see the plans, I can photostat at A4 If that Is any good, can always piece the bits, let me know.

fireboat vents by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
AlanP. Sorry to hear about the 34" Fireboat, looked quite good on the stand, I have an old 1965 one still going strong!! with newly glued everything, I also purchased a set of plans for the Aerokits fireboat, If you send me your email I'll let you have the details.

fireboat vents by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Vintage models do a range of ventilators for the 34" Fireboat as the also do a kit for the same, they were at the Haydock show, not sure If they are attending Blackpool.

grey paint by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
gooner....have two fireboats 46 and 34inch, was advised years ago by someone who had worked on the fireboat 94 and suggested I use the colour 'POLAR GREY' for all top surfaces, I use It by a spray from Halfords but you may get It In a can for brushing.

48" Crash Tender by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
Mark, You will find that the ESC you have ordered Is made for water cooling with Inlet and outlet stainless pipes, I suggest you DO use It unless you are wealthy enough to keep buying ESC's

48" Crash Tender by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
Mark, A good motor, but really for aircraft,i.e. does not have watercooling...look at watercooled brushless with the same company, the ESC Is the same as mine, I use a large standard rudder purchased from cornwall models and a 50mm two blade prop NOT an X speed. I had a three blade 60mm brass prop on originally, that worked fine until I lost It In the lake, so you have a bit of a choice

48" Crash Tender by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
HI Mark Have the same 49" Aeorkits fieboat, and have put In an 1800kv brushless motor with a turnigy 120amp ESC.. (elelectric speed comntroller) with a turnigy 5000mah 4cell lipo battery to power It, probably could go up to a 5 cell with this ESC, but at the moment It runs very quick and up on the plane easy.

Fire Boat 34" Laser cut Window kits by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
dbninja re:34"fireboat windows. David, please could you tell me If,you are still producing the window/frame set,and If so, when do to expect them to be available. many thnks...............

34" fireboat restoration by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI John, Looks quite good on the water, bow well up and planing, have you put In water cooling for the 600 motor and ESC?, as I originaly used a graupner 600, without cooling It, and It cooked really well!! I find when using LiPo's, It Is worth cooling the whole system, or at least keep a check on the heat build up.

34" fireboat restoration by Rookysailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI Jon, Like your scratchbuilt monitors, you will have to market them for other members to buy. Unusual colour scheme for the fireboat, It that your own Idea? or have you seen one In that colour format, what are you using to power your boat? I am In the process of rebuilding the 34" and a 46" fireboats, I tried out the power selection of the 34" last Sunday, a brushless 2700KV motor witha 11.1v 3cell Lipo, and a X35 prop, WOW! difficult to keep It In the water, could not try full power, to fast and you really have to think about turning, and drop the speed or she would overturn, will post photos of both builds and running when time permits.