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    (Working Vessel) Lesro Pilot Boat
    SH bought Lesro Pilot boat kit, ply hull and uppers with detail. Originally ran on 2 x 2S 7.4v Lipos but just tried it on a single 11.1v 3S 5500mah Lipo to reduce weight with a significant improvement in performance (Motor: Turnigy 3536 1450kv) (5/10)
    (Working Vessel) Talisman
    Based on a scaled (1/32) up Glyn Guest "Talisman Fishing Boat", plan scratch built ply hull. I've added extra detail topside. Sails well with a long long run time on a 12v 7.2Mah SLA battery (Motor: 500) (5/10)
    (Naval Ship) RAF Rescue & Target Towing HSL
    My 1st foray in boat building, a Kitshack RTTL. Since its first build the motors have been upgunned from JP480's to the brushless it currently has along gradually increasing battery performance from NiMH to 11.1 Lipos. Twin props and rudder give this craft superb control on a straight run or cornering, no digging in, no torque roll and boy does it plane (Motor: Turnigy 2212 14T) (9/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Naughty Kitten
    My modified Aerokits Sea Hornet, built in a Aqua Riva style. A fabulous boat on the water, planes like a dream and corners fast and flat. Much Envied ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Motor: 2822 8T) (ESC: Generic) (10/10)
    (Tug Boat) Rhiannon Eve
    Rebuilt from a show bring and buy table derelict. 1.24 scale. (Motor: MFA 800) (ESC: Generic) (9/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ (Working Vessel) Lesro Pilot Boat
    2 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    SH bought Lesro Pilot boat kit, ply hull and uppers with detail. Originally ran on 2 x 2S 7.4v Lipos but just tried it on a single 11.1v 3S 5500mah Lipo to reduce weight with a significant improvement in performance (Motor: Turnigy 3536 1450kv) (5/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Working Vessel) Talisman
    2 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    Based on a scaled (1/32) up Glyn Guest "Talisman Fishing Boat", plan scratch built ply hull. I've added extra detail topside. Sails well with a long long run time on a 12v 7.2Mah SLA battery (Motor: 500) (5/10)

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Scratchbuilt Swim Front Thames Lighter/Barge
    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    As a lad I used to see this type of barge in use all the time which I why I wanted to make one.

    There are a few still in use but no "Lightermen" to row them about anymore since the passing of the East End Docks

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ RAF Target and Towing launch (Kitshack)
    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    29" long.
    It now has 2 x 2822 1450kV brsushless, I run 2 11.1v 2200mAh Lipo, ( a battery each as I run the motors independently on 2 sticks)

    I easily get up to an hour good run time.

    Faster than scale , and planes well

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    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    Thanks Steve

    sounds like a the sort of thing that needs a practice before final attempt.

    I take it any very fine sand dry sand will work as paving sand usually only comes in big bags!

    Pet shops sell fine sands for aquariums I might try them

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Around the lake aboard "Naughty Kitten"(Aerokits Sea Hornet)
    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    Yes it hardly banks in even on the tightest turn and there's no digging in at all. I put it down the fact that apart from the keel the rear third of the hull is flat.

    The original Sea Hornet has a flat transom which I felt ruined the lines so I extended the hull bottom by an inch or so to make the transom raked and may have inadvertently affected the performance (for the better ๐Ÿ˜‘ )

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    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi I've been following your Pilot build as I am just about to start to build one.

    Can I ask , how did you achieve the textured Non slip deck look? Previously I've tried specialist paint finishes and sands but yours looks really good ๐Ÿ‘

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    ๐Ÿ“ Around the lake aboard "Naughty Kitten"(Aerokits Sea Hornet)
    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    Go Pro footage of a high speed spin around Westport lake.
    RC Aerokits Sea Hornet ride around the lake POV video
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    ๐Ÿ“ Rhiannon Eve TID tug
    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    Rebuilt TID from a Bring and Buy table.

    MFA 800 12v , 55mm prop built to tow ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Naval Ship) RAF Rescue & Target Towing HSL
    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    My 1st foray in boat building, a Kitshack RTTL.
    Since its first build the motors have been upgunned from JP480's to the brushless it currently has along gradually increasing battery performance from NiMH to 11.1 Lipos.

    Twin props and rudder give this craft superb control on a straight run or cornering, no digging in, no torque roll and boy does it plane (Motor: Turnigy 2212 14T) (9/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Pleasure Craft) Naughty Kitten
    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    My modified Aerokits Sea Hornet, built in a Aqua Riva style. A fabulous boat on the water, planes like a dream and corners fast and flat.

    Much Envied ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Motor: 2822 8T) (ESC: Generic) (10/10)

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    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    Rebuilt from a show bring and buy table derelict.
    1.24 scale. (Motor: MFA 800) (ESC: Generic) (9/10)

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    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Scratchbuilt Swim Front Thames Lighter/Barge
    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    I guess this is a working vessel?? I wanted something for my TID to tow and after a bit of searching I found a plan for an old Ezi Bild Kit on line and got it enlarged and this is the result.

    It takes about 15-20kg of ballast but it tows well.

    Here are a couple of pictures one on its maiden "tow"

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ RAF Target and Towing launch (Kitshack)
    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    Hope so, they are only small 2212 5t size motors so not huge amounts of torque and they turn 25mm blade props.

    My Sea Hornet runs a 2812 8t 1000kv with a 2 blade prop and they is pretty quick too so I decided to downsize seeing as it will have 2

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    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    My 1st excursion into model boat building about a year ago....steep learning curve!!!

    Currently powered by 2 x 480 brushed on 11.1v, both motors independently controlled by 2 ESC but soon to be refitted with 2x 1000KV brushless.

    Planes beautifully and with twin rudders turns on a sixpence!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Aerokits Sea Hornet
    3 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    Kit built but I scrapped the plywood for mahogany as I wanted something in the "Riva" Style.
    Powered by a 1000kv brushless on 11.1v, its quick across the water and very stable.

    I sail with the Potteries MBC in Stoke.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Kitshack R.A.F. Rescue launch
    4 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    Indeed Dave, charger, batteries, alarms and charging bag on order!!

    Sadly although my ESC's (tamiya TBLE02's) are Lipo compatible research says their cut off limit may be too low so fitting the alarms too as a fail safe.

    hoping to get some video once its running consistently.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Kitshack R.A.F. Rescue launch
    4 years ago by sigfortunata ( Master Seaman)
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    A few pics of my partly scratch build RTTL from Kitshack. Picked this up from Ebay as a first kit.
    Has a few printed balsa hullparts but lots of templates to cut out. Plans also show lots of topside details.
    Powered orignally by 2 MFA 500's and 2 7.2 NiMH with 35mm props, OK but run time poor.
    Complete change, 2 400's and downsized to 25mm props, much better run time and good on the plane.
    Next upgrade is to LiPo batteries.

    Next build is likely to be an Aerokits Sea Hornet or Sea Breeze.

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