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    πŸ’¬ Re: Newbie takes on Vic Smeed's Thornycroft 73' 9" MTB
    1 day ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Amazing work. Thank you for sharing. Well doneπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HAKITS- PILOT LAUNCH-LARGER VERSION.
    10 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Geoff,
    Happy Easter, that is beautiful work, well done
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Day 2
    11 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Enjoy it , well done!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: And we're off
    13 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    πŸ“ 2 coats of undercoating completed
    16 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Now for the fun bit! It all takes longer but I am looking forward to hopefully launching her soon.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: MV Overchurch
    21 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very impressive, beautiful work
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    πŸ’¬ Re: What a big difference Eze Kote has made
    22 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Bill, the space is tight on this smaller model, the only place for the battery was the floor against the bulkhead I made a tray from scrap to hold it and the switch for the speed controller as you can see space becomes tight when the decking and sides are on.
    It took me a while to figure out how to mount everything and the members were very helpful as I thought that the speed controller needed a clip.
    As the clearance is tight for the rudder I had to use a micro servo as the normal one is too tall. Once again a big thank you to Geoff for his advice.
    I have attached the photos that show the layout I used, there is no space or access under the cockpit floor.
    I hope this is helpful, any questions please ask.

    Thanks Treve
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    πŸ“ What a big difference Eze Kote has made
    22 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just wanted to say that work on the slipway has been a little delayed recently but she now has 3 coats of Eze Kote on and the surface is much better.
    Thank you for your advice, now a sand and undercoat.
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    πŸ“ Debit Cards
    29 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very true. Always have the card in your possession NEVER hand it over to anyone. Scams happened in Taxis in Australia a lot as the taxi driver had a fake reader.
    Tap it your self and see the amount and the approved message on the terminal.
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    πŸ“ Debit Cards
    29 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, I lived in Australia and worked in the industry that handled contactless cards. In Australia, each transaction is approved by 'the bank' when the card tapped on a terminal, which means that if a card is reported as stolen a stop is recorded against the card and it will not authorise any transactions. In the UK when contactless cards were introduced the terminals downloaded a negative list of card numbers when the terminal settled at the end of the day, this obviously meant that a stolen contactless card could be used many times without fear of being caught. The banks have been introducing new terminals that seek authorisation on each transaction. Once this rollout has been completed if a card is reported as stolen it will not work. I am no longer in the industry but believe that this is nearly complete and when it is I expect the contactless limit to be raised to a higher level. Governments love contactless payments or really any payments that eliminate cash as it means tax can be applied without any problems. The downside is that we leave a digital trail of our lives that can be followed.
    I saw some research that says people check that they have their phone 5 times more often than their wallet, so I expect the 'banks' to push to move contactless payments on to phones as a phone has a level of security that a plastic card does not.
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    πŸ“ And I thought this would be a quick easy part!
    30 days ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well as I am sure everyone knows it's not easy to fit the chines or rubbing strips as I called them, just not enough hands, thank goodness for Gorilla tape, maybe this week to start on the Eze Kote. But its fun, thank you all for your support. I am going to need more gentil sanding to remove a bit os spare glue
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    πŸ“ I had forgotten the rubbing strips
    1 month ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well it pays to read the instructions! Thankfully I had taken the advice to spend a bit more time on preparation and its amazing when you look closely that the surface is not as good as you thought it was. Then I realised that I had not put the rubbing strips on so once more the fun with clamps and tape. I love these cheap clamps from Toolstation but still could do with another pair of hands.
    I have the Eze Kote resin so as soon as the strips are on and the joins smooth it will be time for the paint brush
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Re: Morston - H A Kits (small version) Cabin fun
    1 month ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you, that's a good idea, unfortunatly my hatch is not a tight fit and I think it will need something to hold it in place or just so that it look 'correct'

    Thanks Treve
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for painting
    1 month ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks for your kind comments, it has been a pleasure to build this kit, it has challenged me and thanks to this website and Geoff I am pleased with the result and looking forward to painting her and finally sail her soon.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HA KITS PILOT LAUNCH Larger Version.
    1 month ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well done, that's very quick work. Its looking beautiful
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ready for painting
    1 month ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks for your advice, I would have gone straight to undercoat. Thank you for taking the time. Best wishes Treve
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    πŸ“ Ready for painting
    1 month ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well, sandpaper and filler, done the wood is smooth and I can now start the undercoating.
    I have had enormous pleasure in building my first boat in 52 years.
    Its not perfect, it has many little faults these are my mistakes but I am very pleased with it.
    I think that the painting will take a while and having seen Geoffs photo's he has inspired me to be more creative than I would have been.
    Thank you everyone for your kind comments and support
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    πŸ“ Window and roof
    2 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This has been challenging but satisfying thank goodness for modern fillers and fine sandpaper.

    I am pleased to say that the roof is now drying and the front windows in place, final filling and sanding and then the first undercoat to go on, Geoff's outstanding model has inspired me to try for some cabin furniture and an attempt at a crab pot but I'll see how it goes.
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    πŸ“ Morston - H A Kits (small version) Cabin fun
    2 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well the last three weeks have flown by with little work on the slipway, Geoff was right the cabin roof and cockpit are a challenge, I have muddled through and whilst the result is not perfect I am hoping a bit of filler will help me out.

    I struggled to figure out how to fit the roof to the cabin as despite my effort the cabin was not square but in the end, it seems to fit, can anyone suggest fitting a catch to keep it on when it is finally afloat? The front windscreen is another challenge to shape the edges for a neet fit but what is life without a challenge.

    Just the Cabin roof to fit and its on to painting, I am thinking of a couple of shades of blue for the hull at the moment. I am planning to leave the roof off until I have finished painting the cockpit.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HAKITS MORSTON
    2 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She's amazing, thank you for writing such an interesting and informative build blog and inspiring me. She's a beautiful model, looking forward to seeing the final installment when you are able to launch her.
    Thank you once again
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HAKITS- PILOT LAUNCH-LARGER VERSION.
    2 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful work, thank you for sharing, your 'screw' solution is brilliant as it means a good solid fix where clamps cannot work. Thank you for your inspiration
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HAKITS- PILOT LAUNCH-LARGER VERSION.
    2 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Dear Geoff,
    As ever brilliantly written and a clear guide, thank you
    Best wishesπŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HAKITS- PILOT LAUNCH-LARGER VERSION.
    2 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautifully written, many thanks for sharing your experience, looking forward to following this build. Thank you for taking the time to share your build and advice, I am looking forward to following this build.
    Best wishes
    Treve
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Princesse Loane Trawler
    2 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you for sharing, well done
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    πŸ“ Morston update
    2 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well after a struggle I finished glueing the sides and have started the cabin. Once again thanks Geoff for the tip to drill a small screw to hold the bits that cannot be clamped, I would never have thought it would work but it did.
    I filled and sanded the hull before starting the cabin, thank goodness for pegs, clamps etc. One point, as this is the small kit of Morston, the space under the rear hatch is tight for the rudder and servo, there is only 5mm from the top of the servo arm to the bottom of the hatch, once again Geoff came to my help with piano wire to join the servo and rudder, I am using a micro servo as the regular was too tall.
    This has been a great kit to build, the timber, cutting of the parts has made it a pleasure to build, any mistakes are mine for not reading the instructions but thanks to Geoff I have been able to correct them.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending a kit from HA Kits based on this one. It also has very pleasing lines to my eye as a bonus.
    Geoff will probably be messaged as he said the cabin roof was the hard part! Any way that's the next task
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    πŸ“ Morston - H A Kits (small version)
    3 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    First, big thanks to Geoff, aka Mistyopoc, without his build blog to inspire/instruct me and his very helpful messages I would have made some basic mistakes.
    I have not built a model for over 50 years and I do not think that my skill level has improved since I was 14. However this kit has been a pleasure, it is well cut on what to me feels like quality wood, the instructions are clear and well written.
    I have been building it slowly and have just glued the bottom and side skins to the frame, I struggled with this and whilst it is not the best job I think it will look OK after I have sanded it.
    The only small criticism of Kit is that you have to figure out the motor mounting, battery holder etc yourself, but thanks to Geoff's blog and pictures all good.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HAKITS MORSTON
    3 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    She looks beautiful a wonderful job and I thank you for all your hints and photos. Thank you for the inspirationπŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Mounting a Mtronis Viper speed controller
    3 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks, Scamp, it's nice that the simple answer is the easy and correct one

    Thanks for replying
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    πŸ“ Mounting a Mtronis Viper speed controller
    3 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks, Geoff, it makes perfect sense for once the easy option is the correct one! Funny how the 'engine room' becomes crowded with the wires, I am looking forward to having all the electrics in place.
    I hope you are keeping safe, best wishes Treve
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    πŸ“ Mounting a Mtronis Viper speed controller
    3 months ago by Seanympth ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Ian,

    The ridges on the side made me think that it was designed to slot into a bracket, I am glad that its as simple as double sided tape, or velcro.

    many thanks for your help
    Treve
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