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23rd Aug 2012
Last Online
17th May 2018

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Member No. 1910
Registered 23rd Aug 2012
Last Online 17th May 2018
City Maitland
Country Australia
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 10
Photos Posted 0
Likes Received 3
Likes Given 0
10 Total Posts
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Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
14 points away from Chief Petty Officer!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 10
Forum Post 2 20
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 0
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 0
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 0
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36 Total Points
Recent Posts
Sea Queen prop shaft by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
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

Instructions by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 4 months ago
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. Sid

Sea Queen Water Line by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Dave That was the information I also require. Many thanks Sidley70

Sea Queen by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Rex 3644 I would like the link for future reference. Email to Many thanks sidley70

Sea Queen by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 5 months ago
Hello I am trying to obtain a set of Sea Queen 46inch PLans. Can anyone help a poor Aussie boat builder. Sid

Prop Shaft Angle by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 7 months ago
The steeper the angle lowers the bow at speed. A shallow angle raises the bow. Sid

battery charging by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 10 months ago
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)😎

minI Olympus 2.3 to 1 Gearbox by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 3 years ago
Thank You for your response. I have seen the gear set on line but I need the complete unit. The model I have built is designed to take the MinI Olympus unit and I have fitted an old one with problems. I did not realize that they were so hard to find. I may have to redesign the mounting to take another gearbox.

minI Olympus 2.3 to 1 Gearbox by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 3 years ago
Hello Thank you for your response,I have tried everything. Any help would be appreciated.

minI Olympus 2.3 to 1 Gearbox by sidley70 Petty Officer   Posted: 3 years ago
Hello Has anyone out there got a MFA minI olympus gearbox 2.3 to 1 for a 400 motor. I desperately need one to complete my model. Please check everywhere in your hobby boxes ,under your bed,I am dsperate. I am an Australian model boat builder in trouble Sid