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    ๐Ÿ“ Help identify
    2 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Greetings from Australia,
    Can anyone help identify this boat. It was built from a plan and was listed as a Thames Fast Patrol Boat WW2.I am having difficulty finding any information about it. Any help would be most appreciated. Sid

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    ๐Ÿ“ Happy new year
    5 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Greetings from Australia Marky
    Get well soon and get back to sailing. The world needs more model Boaties.
    Regards
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    ๐Ÿ“ Propshaft Lubrication
    5 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Greetings from Australia and Happy New Year.
    Hi Steve
    I have always lubricated my shafts with a 50/50 mixture of car bearing grease and sump oil Thinned to a consistency to be Forced into the tube via a syringe.
    This seems primitive but I have never had a problem. Top up when you think it needs it. Some would shudder at this but works for me.
    Regards Sid

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    ๐Ÿ“ A return to the hobby!
    6 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Greetings from Australia,
    Hi mate, Model boat building is the most rewarding hobby.Great for us oldies to while away the hours in retirement. I have been boat building for 30 years and cant give it up. Enjoy your hobby and be proud of what you build. You get better as you progress.
    Regards
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mini lathe
    6 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Greetings from Australia.
    Hi The only Mini Metal lathe to buy is the UNIMAT. it is made in Austria.I have had one for years and love it. it has 1 downside, You can only use it for about 8 minutes before the motor gets hot and you have to let it cool down. I use a small fan blowing on the motor and I can use it for about 20minutes. They may have corrected this since i bought mine. You also have to remove the belt when letting it cool down or the belt will break.I had a TAIG but did not like it. Hope this info helps.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Transfers
    7 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello from Australia.
    Wanted.
    Has anyone got any Boat name transfers they could help me out with. Any names would do.
    Sid
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    ๐Ÿ“ Pretend deck planking
    7 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello from Australia,
    First start off with a scrap piece of plywood the same as you intend to use for the deck. Work out the width of the planks and score lightly with a scriber (not to deep). Using a ruler or suitable guide ,mark the lines with a no 3 fine tipped marker pen. wait till dry(usually 24hours to stop bleeding) then either spray or paint on satin laquer. (3coats). Always works for me. Good luck. Sid

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    ๐Ÿ“ Radio Control Rowboat
    8 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello from Australia
    Has anyone got a Plan of a Radio Controlled working model Rowboat Please.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Radio control Row boat
    9 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello From Australia
    Has anyone got a plan for a radio Controlled rowing Boat.
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    ๐Ÿ“ SuzyQ
    10 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello from Australia
    I built it years ago and converted it to a Skidoo. Went like the clappers. Build it out of Balsa not plywood as the plywood makes it a bit heavy and you need a gutsy motor to push it along.
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    ๐Ÿ“ TUG BOAT PLANS
    10 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello from Australia
    I have the "AL Khuba "plans if that will help.
    Regards
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Doug
    Check out some more Photo,s of my model boats.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sids Model Boats
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Boat enthusiasts,
    From Australia. Here are some more of Sid,s Boats. All scratch built. The last one is a Amphibias.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Doug
    The Landing craft is the L127 HMAS "Brunei" Australian. it is 48 scale.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Doug
    I have posted some photos on the photo sight of some of my boats which includes the Sea Queen.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Model boat enthusiasts,
    This is a photo of almost completed 2 model boats I have almost completed. The Sea Queen 50 years old find. it was found in an attic in a kit. The kit was in a very poor state and most of the timberwork had to be glued back together or remade. I had no plans for it and had to source a copy from the Model Boat website. it is a very nice model. The pilot boat was scratch built and sails very nicely. I have been building boats for about 30years and have built over 25 boats, scratch built all of them. I have included photos of some of my boats.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Doug
    I will follow this up. I had to make the cleats , a little unorthodox but they look ok.
    Many Thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Martin
    In Australia we do not have many boating enthusiasts so the market for scratch builders are not there. We have hobby shops but they only sell kits. The main suppliers are in Melbourne called "Float a Boat" They do have quite a lot of boat fittings.
    I source a lot of parts from UK from "Model Boat Bits". Steve is quite helpful to deal with but as always the cost of potage kills it.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Martin
    Thanks for your help. I have seen a lot of photo,s of the Sea Queen on the internet but none show running lights etc. I have had to make the life preservers as I could not find the right size in Australia. I guess I will have to make the lights also.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Mini Olympus gearbox
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Thanks Doug ,Will do. Thanks for your help Sid

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    ๐Ÿ“ Mini Olympus gearbox
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Doug, Yes ,I have tried there . They do not make them anymore. My only chance is that someone may have one that they have discarded. Sid

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Can anyone help!! I am in the process of restoring an Old Sea Queen and have nearly finished it. I need to know what the running lights look like (Port & Starboard) and any other fittings (Lights ,Horn etc) Sid๐Ÿค“

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    ๐Ÿ“ Mini Olympus gearbox
    11 months ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    I am still trying to find a Mini Olympus gearbox for one of my models. The old one is faulty. Has anyone got one in their spare parts box that they would like to sell. Sid

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen prop shaft
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Andy
    I have been working on a barn find old Sea Queen kit in very poor condition. The restoration required fitting a 5mm prop shaft as the old shaft supplied was a little short, I ordered a new 5mm shaft 19inches long from Model Boat Bits uk and when I tried to fit it it would not fit. Not realising the old shaft was 3/16inch. I had to ream the bushes to take the new shaft of 5mm. this proved a little difficult as the shaft was already fitted. I finally did it and everything works as expected. Fitting the motor which is a 700 ?. The shaft was 1/4 inch diameter. Boring out the brass insert did not leave much meat and I am hoping it does does not let go under power. So far so good. I hope there is some info there that you can use.
    Regards Sid

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    ๐Ÿ“ Instructions
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Jim
    If you go to google and then to you tube. Write "Chris Craft cruiser build" in the search box. You should get building instructions or something to help.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen Water Line
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Dave
    That was the information I also require. Many thanks Sidley70

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi Rex 3644
    I would like the link for future reference. Email to unicid@bigpond.com
    Many thanks
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea Queen
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hello
    I am trying to obtain a set of Sea Queen 46inch PLans.
    Can anyone help a poor Aussie boat builder.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Prop Shaft Angle
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    The steeper the angle lowers the bow at speed. A shallow angle raises the bow.
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    ๐Ÿ“ battery charging
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi
    The Formula for charging any battery, Gel cell or NiCad is Divide the amps (milliamps) by 16. This gives the charge rate in Milliamps. The charging time is 14 to 16 hours. With this formula you cannot overcharge the battery. EG (1700 milliamps divided by 16 equals 106.25 milliamps. The approximate charge rate for 14 to 16 hours)๐Ÿ˜Ž
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