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    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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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ollie "G"
    3 months ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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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 πŸ€” At least I learned something!😌

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    πŸ“ Ollie "G"
    3 months ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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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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    πŸ“ rotating radars off mast
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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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.πŸ‘
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    2 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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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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    2 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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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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    2 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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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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    πŸ“ rotating radars off mast
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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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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    πŸ“ Finishing
    2 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    πŸ˜‹great debate, painting and finishing is a nightmare for beginners which includes Me! πŸ€—
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    πŸ’¬ RAF RESCUE
    5 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI , have you some details of the petrol engine and where you got it..any problems? πŸ’­

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    πŸ’¬ Stardust
    6 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    πŸ’­ 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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    πŸ’¬ The Three Brothers of Rye - fishing smack
    7 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Great video, well done.

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    πŸ’¬ Crewe MBC sunday sail 11th Nov 2012
    7 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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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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    πŸ“ Bournville Model Power Boat Club
    7 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    πŸ‘ very good turnout and well organised. Excellent pier and lighthouses which added character to the lake. definitely attend again next year! I hope the boat that didn't get rescued by the lifeboat survived the ordeal!

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    πŸ“ glazing windows with solid water
    7 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    HI Dave, it is a 2 part epoxy substance which creates a crystal clear solid Illusion of deep water manufactured by Deluxematerials.com.Takes a long time to set but is very effective. I thought it would look good for windows but it appears to be more trouble than its worth. it also dissolves Plastic magic glue so beware!

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    πŸ“ glazing windows with solid water
    7 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi, has anyone had any experience of using this material?. what Is the best way of sealing the Inner surface, does It have to be permanent or Is there a material that can be pealed away after the "water" has set that does not leave marks etc. the size of my windows are approx. 8mm sq In plastic card.

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    πŸ“ Mayhem at Wicksteed!
    7 years ago by seafarer ( Leading Seaman)
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    😰 real busy weekend but would like to come if I can fit it in, any idea of starting/finishing times and events etc?
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