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29th Oct 2012
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SimonL

Member Stats
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Member No. 1977
Registered 29th Oct 2012
Last Online 5th Jun 2018
City Johannesburg
Country South Africa
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 3
Photos Posted 6
Likes Received 3
Likes Given 0
16 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Gauteng Model Boat Club
Since: 23rd Nov 2012
Harbour
Cephas (Aerokit Sea Commander)
Type: Pleasure Craft
Sub-Lieutenant
Ranks Points
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
59 points away from Lieutenant!
Points
Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 40
Forum Thread 5 5
Forum Post 2 6
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 12
Video Post 15 15
Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 5
Blog Response 3 6
Sailor 8 8
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 0
Received Likes 2 6
141 Total Points
South Africa
Recent Posts
well done Orcaman by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
Good to see more members here Simon

Motor Sailer by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Hi sad to hear the sport Is so quiet here In SA, please pop onto our website and send me a mail as your address Is not coming through, we can still chat via this site too although Its a bit wierd going via the UK to chat to someone In SA, LOL

Motor Sailer by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI there we are based In Johannesburg and sail at Emmarentia dam where are you In Cape town as I believe there Is a club at one of the dams still , and one of our members Is moving down there, I would like to link the clubs via our website etc so please check It out and send us your details .(www.gmbc.wozaonline.co.za) regards Simon

1960's original Aerokit Sea Commander - Cephas by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
My Dads boat on the dam at our opening launch, with minI on board camera after many years

GMBC launch day by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI Stephen thanks for the reply, yes we are very fortunate with fantastic weather here and It was a great day for our first launch we even had the press there. I was over there a few years back at Christmas time and It snowed heavily and I feel for you all when you have your winters. Thanks for the great website, I thought It would be nice to let everyone know that we exist In SA and would welcome visitors when they are out here.

GMBC launch day by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI everyone, we had our first official launch day In Johannesburg SouthAfrica, and had a really great turn out, for more Info see - www.gmbc.wozaonline.co.za Regards GMBC

Motor Sailer by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI all, I have decided to venture Into the deep and build my own boat from scratch, the Idea was to have a sail boat that can get back If the wind dies down. Here In South Africa we have very few shops that have parts for boats so this will be Interesting. Step one was to get some plans and modify to what I really wanted so I use a normal sail boat plan from the Internet, thanks to the free sites Next cut out the paper then the balsa wood, I was always nervous of this and did not realise how easy It Is as long as you work slowly. The plans help a lot to visualise and with sizing up, the biggest challenge I had was the curve of the wood especially on the bottom of the hull, I now have a gap to fill In. Then came the deck and the housing etc all drawn out first then cut and glued. The keel Is my own Idea as I want to fit a propeller still. Finishing touches and painting , then the mast and sails and electrics and and and but Its great fun and I would recommend anyone to try It rather than sit back wanting to, but too nervous as I was all these years.

AEROKITS by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI Jim you can get a brand new kit from any of the larger stockists In the Uk eg cornwall model shop and build It yourself and they are made from the same plans etc I have my Dads original sorry not selling 😊

Sea Queen Refurb by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Hi such a pleasure , I wonder how many there are out there now that have been restored Simon

35" Aerokits sea commanda by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Hello what a nice looking boat , well done fellow 'sea commander' restorer 😊 Simon

Robbe pt 15 by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Hello All anyone know where I can get some of the parts for my Son's motor torpedo boat, Its a Robbe original pt 15, got It second hand and rebuilt It, but It Is missing some bits, a kit list would also help etc thanks Simon

Donations - Why so little?? by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Hello Stephen my contribution Is on Its way, an Idea for the surplus Is to send paying members a bumper sticker. Its simple and builds advertising and although I am from SA I would love to have a bumper sticker of such a cool site as this on my van. or on my boats tool box and make others slightly jealous just my 5 pence worth 😀

Cephas (Aerokit Sea Commander) by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
[Score: 10/10] 34" Cephas (Aerokit Sea Commander) Capable of 11mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 35mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This was my Fathers boat bought by him In the UK when he was a young man, then shipped to South Africa where It lay around till now, I have restored It and changed the Internal kit from an IC to electric motor, It Is a charm to see running, I just wish He were still around to enjoy It too, life Is too short we should sail more !

Guestbook Post by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Hello All I have logged In to tell you all about our new club In Johannesburg South Africa, so If you are ever out there send us a mail and come and visit, please use our website www.GMBC.wozaonline.co.za thanks , really cool site you have here. Regards Simon 😊

sea commander by SimonL Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Hello Nice one I too restored my Dad's and It ran really well see the video on our site under members boats at the bottom of the page Simon www.gmbc.wozaonline.co.za