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    Gaby "C"
    A RC river Cruiser based on the Dumas Dauntless kit. Original boat was owned by the millionaire Rockefeller who used it to commute to work in NY along the Hudson River in the 1950's. Wooden construction covered in fibreglass and fully kitted out with lights. Named after two of my grandchildren Gaby & Connie. It's glory on the dining table however, is likely to be short and replaced with a bowl of fruit๐Ÿ˜”. Shall cary out final sea trials soon and take a video. Home video link https://youtu.be/Gh3fwoJr2gY Sea trial video is now available on YouTube via the YouTube search. NB: the link below incorrectly says the video is no longer available. Go directly onto YouTube and put the link in the search box. Also can someone tell me why it doesn't work below or in Google search!? https://youtu.be/KuTUM536T8Q
    SMS Komet
    Built from the Dean's Marine kit S Y Komet from 2009 to 2011 with added features such as brass props, lighting to hull, lower & upper decks, wheelhouse, navigation and mast searchlight, Steam Master smoke module, sound module from Model Sounds Inc. (klaxon, fog horn, twin triple expansion steam engines, 8mm machine gun and 37mm canon. Two machine gunners which rotate. If link below doesn't work just type in SMS Komet on YouTube. Should have posted this when I built it but it was my first build after retiring and new to everything. Lockdown has made me stop to record more. Some of you may have seen it at MB shows (who remembers them?) so we need more videos etc!
    Ollie "G"
    Based on the kit Ayton Cross by Mobile Marine and dedicated to my two grandsons. I have added a working winch for towing aft, two working radars off the mast , running/ navigation, towing , wheelhouse and deck lights. Raboesch 19x22 bow thruster and sound system from Component Shop representing twin deisels. The two main 15amp ESC's are Electronize (unfortunately out of business now). The hull is GRP with wooden superstructure.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Which One
    17 days ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very neat and tidy with good identification. Mine starts off tidy but always ends up like spaghetti ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bluebird of Chelsea
    2 months ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks a great boat with lots of character.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Hinckley and Bosworth M.B.C.
    3 months ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Newly sited at Burton Farm Fisheries with the use of various lakes. Conditions apply due to fishermen having priority. Previously sailed at the Marina in Hinckley.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Large scale referb!!!!!!!!!!
    4 months ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks nice boat but it's going to be demanding as regards transport and its going to need a lot of water to manoeuvre. My experience of big boats with high power is that they're disappear in a flash and not easily turned at low speed. Hopefully, you are experienced with these and have the water, good luck and don't hit anything๐Ÿ˜ข๐Ÿคž
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Dauntless Gaby C video release for sea trials
    5 months ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Wow Trev! Thanks a lot, your comments have made all that sanding I did to get the Hull contours right worth while. She planes perfectly which I hope to video soon and can't wait to see what she looks like lit up at a night sail. Hope you're coping with the heat๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    ๐Ÿ“ Dauntless Gaby C video release for sea trials
    5 months ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Gaby "C"
    11 months ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    A RC river Cruiser based on the Dumas Dauntless kit. Original boat was owned by the millionaire Rockefeller who used it to commute to work in NY along the Hudson River in the 1950's. Wooden construction covered in fibreglass and fully kitted out with lights. Named after two of my grandchildren Gaby & Connie.
    It's glory on the dining table however, is likely to be short and replaced with a bowl of fruit๐Ÿ˜”. Shall cary out final sea trials soon and take a video. Home video link https://youtu.be/Gh3fwoJr2gY

    Sea trial video is now available on YouTube via the YouTube search. NB: the link below incorrectly says the video is no longer available. Go directly onto YouTube and put the link in the search box. Also can someone tell me why it doesn't work below or in Google search!?
    https://youtu.be/KuTUM536T8Q
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    12 months ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What a great phrase "the more I learn the less I know" ,my thoughts about myself entirely!โ˜น๏ธ
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon
    1 year ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks,I don't think I ever got past 6,I should have had more faith !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Typhoon
    1 year ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Fantastic finishing, well done and nicely presented. What was your procedure for obtaining the varnish finish.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finishing the Stern Handrails
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Excellent work and great clarity on the photos.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMS Komet
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks, she is I think a little too low , should and probably will sometime re-engineer it to replace some of the LA batteries for lighter ones/alternatives but for now I'm driven by other projects. Like Boris.. we've got to get our Navy GREAT again!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMS Komet
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks, only possible by being inspired by fellow modellers and still humbled by their detail ingenuity and know-how.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Promotion
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Congratulations on your promotion Colin, Keep safe!๐Ÿ˜Š
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMS Komet
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks, it's surprising how you soon learn how little you know when you start these projects, it took me 3 weeks to make a lifeboat!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: SMS Komet
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks, much praise indeed! It completely overcame me for the 3 years, I actually "believed" I was a sailor and had to resolve how to maintain and move about the ship.
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    ๐Ÿ“ SMS Komet
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Built from the Dean's Marine kit S Y Komet from 2009 to 2011 with added features such as brass props, lighting to hull, lower & upper decks, wheelhouse, navigation and mast searchlight, Steam Master smoke module, sound module from Model Sounds Inc. (klaxon, fog horn, twin triple expansion steam engines, 8mm machine gun and 37mm canon. Two machine gunners which rotate. If link below doesn't work just type in SMS Komet on YouTube. Should have posted this when I built it but it was my first build after retiring and new to everything. Lockdown has made me stop to record more. Some of you may have seen it at MB shows (who remembers them?) so we need more videos etc!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Dauntless
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great looking boat, I shall have to build one myself. What did you find most challenging and what motors are in it?
    Any progress with the video?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ollie "G"
    4 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Doug, under the umbrella of not knowing much about electronics, I sourced a micro / nano 2 phase 4 wire stepper motor and a 5v driver complete with remote controller and reduced the 12v supply accordingly with a regulator. I then retrained to be a "micro surgeon" to wire it! Results are not as good as I had hoped as the lowest speed is jerkey and the lowest smooth speed is a little too fast but I'll live with it for now and put it down to experience. Maybe it could be smoother with a Arduino controller but I couldn't find any constructive advice at the time and wasn't prepared to invest the study time. I'm guessing electronics is your thing ๐Ÿค” At least I learned something!๐Ÿ˜Œ

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    ๐Ÿ“ Ollie "G"
    4 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Based on the kit Ayton Cross by Mobile Marine and dedicated to my two grandsons. I have added a working winch for towing aft, two working radars off the mast , running/ navigation, towing , wheelhouse and deck lights. Raboesch 19x22 bow thruster and sound system from Component Shop representing twin deisels. The two main 15amp ESC's are Electronize (unfortunately out of business now). The hull is GRP with wooden superstructure.
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    ๐Ÿ“ rotating radars off mast
    5 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Some great ideas and many options! what I thought was "no hope" to "every hope" of resolving the problem. Need to start to make some decisions and looking forward to Dave's forthcoming thread with more details.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ rotating radars off mast
    5 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Mark, the wire would be a solution if the scanner was on the mast centreline but it is off-set half way up and on a shelf so that it can rotate.
    The 6mm motors suggested by Trillium appear to be a possible solution fitted underneath the shelf.

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    ๐Ÿ“ rotating radars off mast
    5 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Dave, you've set me off on another adventure into the unknown but I think I'm learning....do I need the Arduino UNO controller and could I control two motors off it (it doesn't matter if the speed is the same ) .
    If I don't need the controller ,could you explain a bit more about using the POT (presumably a potentiometer?)

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    ๐Ÿ“ rotating radars off mast
    5 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Doug,the boat is the Ayton Cross Tug which has the scanner supported from a shelf projected from the main mast.the scale is 1:32. I'm thinking it's an impossible task but just maybe there's a nano motor somewhere waiting for the task!

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    ๐Ÿ“ rotating radars off mast
    5 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    About to build my mast which has two rotating radars at different levels. Any recommendations for the motors etc and links to purchase would be great!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Finishing
    6 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ˜‹great debate, painting and finishing is a nightmare for beginners which includes Me! ๐Ÿค—
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ RAF RESCUE
    8 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    HI , have you some details of the petrol engine and where you got it..any problems? ๐Ÿ’ญ

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Stardust
    9 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    ๐Ÿ’ญ Hi Chiefpurser, Stardust looks really good, did you have problems with buoyancy, and how much does it weigh, how do you transport and launch such a big model?
    Looks a good pool, where do you sale?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ The Three Brothers of Rye - fishing smack
    10 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great video, well done.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Crewe MBC sunday sail 11th Nov 2012
    10 years ago by seafarer ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Love the sound track! pity about the bluring but I guess that the wind had a part to play.....nice video

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