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    U.S.C.G. Waterways & Ports Patrol Boat
    Just finished this model. Bought it sometime ago at Coatbridge Model Exhibition It was just an unfinished hull with fittings. The boat has twin motors, props, rudders and 2 old Hi Tech ESC with 2 battery pack at 7.2 volts using one at a time. Still to have it on the water yet due to lockdown. Has one of those home made controllers that when you turn the inner motor slows down and the outer one speeds up to aid turner tighter. Scale 1/12 I am now doing a building blog of the model the link is below. To seethe picture you will have to become a member case of registering https://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,66726.0.html
    (Naval Ship) King George 5th
    This is a stand off scale of the battleship King George 5th. 1939 circa. it has a ford radiator motor and uses 1 amp p/h, runs all day. 72 inches x 10 inches a Futaba 2 ch 40 meg radio used, single rudder and propeller Got this in a bit of a mess and revamped it. an eye catcher when in the water. May have a further rebuild of the super structure in the future. The plan is available at Myhobbystore.co.uk if your there the picture displayed is that of this model but twice the size as plan (Motor: Ford ) (ESC: Electronize ) (10/10)
    (Working Vessel) Fisheries Research Vessel Scotia
    Started this model a year ago it has a fiberglass hull 1/76 scale A lot of dremel work need to get to the hull shapes. Hull it now painted and being fitted out with running gear. I've now moved on and use 2.4 r/c system. Lots of work to do. The build is on Modelboatmayhem.co.uk but it'll be slow going as it is really a hobby. (Motor: Sun 555) (ESC: Electronize ) (10/10) See layout in photo. Model had now been completed and had her maiden voyage with great success
    (Working Vessel) Research Vessal Meteor
    I started to build this model boat many years ago. Near completion now. it has been interesting build as I started from scratch I had lots to learn and design the model's parts and layout and had great help from a lots of people. its was their help that has brought the model to this part of it's construction. Also had many disasters but this is a great way of learning, probably the best way. The spec of the model is not too accurate I will alter it when the boat has had it's trails at the pond. Trails were early this year and very successful. Build is on Modelboatmayhem.co.uk Now building the Fisheries Research Vessel Scotia (Motor: graupner 500 ECKO) (ESC: Electronize) (10/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Vernon Tarpon 1970s kit
    Started off 30 years ago with this boat.It had a OS 20 in it. (under powered) was slow and useless. Only just lately being converted to electric and after many trails over 3 years. I have found the correct combination to give a good days boating. The boat is a 70s Veron Tarpon kit. it has (updated) 3000 MAh battery pack, Graupner 600 ECO motor and a Futaba 2 ch r/c 27 MHz (Motor: Grauper 600 ECKO) (ESC: Microgyros Solid State) (10/10)
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    πŸ“ NMR in dock
    21 hours ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I am sure this is the NMR in dry dock her colour scheme looks like she is in the Chilean navy now. It was her bow shape I was interested in, and it helped a lot.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Almost there
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    Hi Martin555
    Martin is my Sunday name
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Almost there
    1 day ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi John
    Same plans as mine. The sister is getting the Griffon plans for me from Canada It has the same hull as NMR. As I've seen her in dry dock. I'll leave gluing up the keel and hull till Monday as I need to have a good think to do the job right. Must admit never thought it was big job as everything has to be straight and in line. Ta
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Almost there
    2 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    John Where did you get your plan. sounds it has more info on it than mine. Just a check frame 2 thats the 3rd frame on the right on the build board as I didn't bother fitting frame 0. Yes noticed all those angles
    daunting is it. Definitely balsa on the stern and try and plank using cheeks supports for the obechi strips and a little soaking. Remember you told me to soak the ply to get a tight bend on the Meteor forecastle bulwark and it worked.
    First picture is the template for the bulwark and then offered up. Look at the bend on the plywood it was soaked for a couple of days. next when it is cut and glued in place.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Advice on fine surface filler ?
    2 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Keep using the P 38 tackle each hole and imperfection separately. You just need a very light spray of primer/filler each time till you see the holes and imperfections are smooth. Once this is near enough perfect ( if there is such a thing) Try and get the P 38 when it is really soft and spread a thin layer all the way along the model like a new skin. Hopefully you have a little electric which helps a lot
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Almost there
    3 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Will do Martin555 and I'll look into more into info on John's idea of cheeks. Still thinking whether or not to take planks all the way to the bow and stern or use block balsa or similar.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Advice on fine surface filler ?
    4 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This what I was up against a bad resin job Got as much as the resin off gave up start with the p38 and filler primer. I got the goods from Halfords and the filler/primer had a yellow top
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    πŸ“ Almost there
    4 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Checked all the frames happy with them except frame 8 its being sorted see picture. Keel is straight. At the stage where I am considering gluing it up.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Workdeck angles
    5 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have at times used a piece of wood around the edge of the frame and they looked good. Just thought ⚑ the deck frames 6,7,8, need to be lowered to the building board as I am building the hull upside down. DOH. Martin555 I do go thro my plans quite fast. However I have one set of untouched plans as a spare working reserve set and one ongoing working plan set. Hence a visit to the printer yesterday.
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    πŸ“ Workdeck angles
    5 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    When I built the frames for the workdeck 6,7,8. I cut them so as the decks was the all the same height all with 55mm led supports. Later I would be adding strips of wood to bring the to correct height. Should have worked to the deck slope on the plan which means the support leg would be gradually longer. I'll put extensions on the current
    frames 6,7,8, and see how we go.
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    πŸ“ Reprint off plans
    5 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Took the original plan to the printers and got a new sheet 2 copy and two separate flipped frame sections. These plan frames have been checked. Happy with 1-7 frames on model. No 8 was the problem just didn't look right all round. Recut a new frame 8 which was spot on. Correct width overall and height from tip of frame to deck line 80 mm and length of support legs at 55 mm. You can see the plan down at the baseline is a lot clearer where the rear frame lines merge this was a blob on my own printer. Have been doing all measuring from the base line. New frame 8 is 4 mm short in height. The plot thickens See pics
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Advice on fine surface filler ?
    6 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I.ve been using P38 for years. you don't really see the holes and rough surfaces till you spray with primer. then start again rub down and spray, I've also used a filler primer all got from Halfords. If its really rough I use a small electric sander. Sometimes its best to concentrate on the worst areas first.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: More Sanding 🀯
    7 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Like this model and it is all wood. Nice job there rubbing down
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    πŸ“ Peugeot 306 XLD 1905 cc
    7 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It was the XUD diesel non turbo never burnt any oil nor needed top up constantly with summer coolant /winter anti freeze Slow from start but use to that as a truck driver. Sit all day on the motorway at 70. My garage say If I wanted another one get over to south France there immaculate there. He'll change to right handπŸ‘ drive. At 189,000 blew a head gasket easy fixed.
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    πŸ“ Peugeot 306 XLD 1905 cc
    8 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    See the picture of my last car called "Lick" because his number which was L187CKK. He is now permanently in Dundee Museum of Transport, Dundee. Built in 1993 a phase one XLD 195,000 miles on the clock. I bought him early in 1998 and gave him away in 2019. I'll get to Dundee some day to have a look around there. πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Griffon Line Drawings
    8 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As I am having a little trouble with these frames I am contacting the Canadian Coast Guard to see if I can get line drawing of the hull. I Believe the hull is the same

    If your interest I have a link in My Harbour
    to my building blog on this model U.S.C.G. Ports & Harbours Boat.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Height difference in frames
    9 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Martin555 I did the trace and pencil No 1 on your list. worked a treat. Did find there was a difference in sizes of the photo copies I made at home compare to the printers in Ayr. I'll stick with the printer's copy from now on. Thanks again.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Keel fitted
    10 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    John
    I did as you said with the obechi on the frame and they looked good till I got 3/4 the way up and a gap started to appear. Your right it is a height problem. Ta
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    10 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Cheers Martin555 I think the problem was the Pritt Stick I used to glue the whole lot of the paper frame to the wood distorted the paper. Many thanks
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    πŸ“ Height difference in frames
    10 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    If you look at Tom's keel and frames you see that frame 8 is slightly down from the keel. All the rest are up to the top of keel ( X s). Also the piece of steel for helping brake up the ice isn't on the keel like mine. I am going to cut frame 8 higher so there is a slight camber down to frame 9 or equal. The next picture shows the frame is miss cut. I am now in future going to trace using tracing paper from the original plan. Using a printer and cheap photo coping paper then gluing it to the wood it either shrinks or expands. I'll cut a cardboard template offering it up before I cut the wooden frame 8. Tracing paper on plan to trace frame 8. Hmmm how do you transfer the traced frame on the tracing paper to the wood. hopefully its not carbon paper.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Keel fitted
    12 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    John I looked at the motor mounting position/shaft/prop when cutting the frame I think I've enough room to get the shaft thru frames see pic. Can't find any info on plan the angles the prop shafts tappers out from the hull. Did see the solid block from the hull on plan. I cut the keel with it on. Frame 6/7/8 are the decks for the workdeck its lower than the forecastle deck by 25 mm and all other deck to the rear. So it'll be a case of lowering the keel rather than raising the frames I remember you saying you were speaking to J.P. about a drawing mistake. He said on another site that he drew the plan from a small G.A. drawing on Shipping World & Shipbuilders
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Keel fitted
    12 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Martin I was on it all day yesterday and at 9p.m. just walk away from it. Start a new day tmo with a fresh look at it cheers
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    πŸ“ Keel fitted
    12 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fitted the keel yesterday few tweaks here an there. Just discovered the front of the keel wasn't trimmed off at the right height see picture one. Other pictures show a little problem with frame 9 second one from the bow. Seems too high to me ??
    3rd and 4 frame near enough at the right height see the pencil mark on the frame.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Frames on to building board
    12 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A little adjustment here and there will be needed Cheers
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Frames on to building board
    12 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks I find it that way to cheers
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    πŸ“ Frames on to building board
    13 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Working on the frames all cut out and mounted on to the building board. Quite a lot to learn here. Offered the keel on the frames half way thro I think the keel has a little bend. Things might need a wee tweak here an there. First picture is drilling the holes for the mounting. Picture two I didn't leave enough room on the edge of the building board to get a clamp to catch on so the tape did the trick Picture 3 some frames on their supporting block. Problems here as I don't think they were square. last two picture all frames mounted on board. Didn't twig the forward deck is lower than the rear deck and I had to modify the height on the frames 6,7,8 I'll investigate the keel tmo.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Stringer Angles
    16 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    John
    I'll have a good look at it tmo many thanks again

    Seen (cheeks) like these on one of your builds on MBM but didn't twig Ta
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Stringer Angles
    16 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    No problem Doug. See G.C.H.Q is recruiting Dyslexia personal. Might try but too old at 70 odd
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    πŸ“ Brass Pins
    16 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Doug Yes I have plenty now. The plywood on the princess years ago seemed to be so solid and the pins were thick. I built it using evo stick glue instead. Will drill holes for the pins. Have marked out the stringer notches. Hopefully start on to the building board tmo.
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    πŸ“ Brass Pins
    16 days ago by Seaspray ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Will Do Doug

    While putting the new pins away I found these ones. The oldest packet is at the bottom from a Nor Star Wave Princess kit bought in 1971. They kept bending so I never used them
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