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    πŸ“ Trawler build
    17 hours ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Richard, Thanks for the advise. I might try a test piece first. Regards Sid
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    πŸ“ Trawler build
    1 day ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Richard,Thank you for clearing that up for me. I have purchased the Delux sealer from my local Hobby Shop. Can you use Fiberglass resin over the sealer?
    Regards Sid
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    πŸ“ Trawler build
    2 days ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug, Greetings from Australia. Is that the same Delux product that Richard suggested??
    Regards Sid
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    πŸ“ Trawler build
    3 days ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Richard, Greetings from Australia. Thank you for your reply. I will try and buy the product in Australia. Many thanks. Regards Sid
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    πŸ“ Trawler build
    4 days ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Greetings from Australia.
    I am building a North Sea Trawler and have carved the bow and Stern from Balsa. How do I harden, Seal and Paint the balsa.
    Regards Sid😁
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    πŸ“ Canal Boat
    4 months ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Wanted,
    Plans for a canal boat. Can anyone help an Aussie Builder.
    Sid🀞
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    πŸ“ Help identify
    8 months ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug, I have just had another look at the 2642 and I think you have hit it on the head. It is the closest to my boat. Thank you so much for your help. I think you have solved the mystery. Regards Sid

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    8 months ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug, Just checked that one out. It looks close. I am thinking that there was a few experimental model made and scrapped. The 1258 may have been one.Regards Sid
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    8 months ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Dave, Thanks for the reply. I would agree however I built it from a British Model Plan as a Thames model 1258. I am still confused. Regards Sid
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    8 months ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug, Thanks for the reply. I am beside myself trying to identify it. Regards Sid
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    12 months ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ Happy new year
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Greetings from Australia Marky
    Get well soon and get back to sailing. The world needs more model Boaties.
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    πŸ“ Propshaft Lubrication
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ A return to the hobby!
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Master 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
    Sid

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    πŸ“ Mini lathe
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ Transfers
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ Pretend deck planking
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ Radio Control Rowboat
    1 year ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ Radio control Row boat
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello From Australia
    Has anyone got a plan for a radio Controlled rowing Boat.
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    πŸ“ SuzyQ
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ TUG BOAT PLANS
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello from Australia
    I have the "AL Khuba "plans if that will help.
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    πŸ“ Sea Queen
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug
    Check out some more Photo,s of my model boats.
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    πŸ“ Sids Model Boats
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ Sea Queen
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi Doug
    The Landing craft is the L127 HMAS "Brunei" Australian. it is 48 scale.
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    πŸ“ Sea Queen
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ Sea Queen
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ Sea Queen
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    πŸ“ Sea Queen
    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master 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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    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master 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.
    Regards
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    2 years ago by sidley70 ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks Doug ,Will do. Thanks for your help Sid

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