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    ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Colin H ( Admiral)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Morning at the lake
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Yes Colin I do try and teach them to behave accordingly around water, even more so because I canโ€™t swim. That wouldnโ€™t deter me from jumping in after them tho haha. Yes they are pretty good I just say. Iโ€™ve fallen in a couple of times, just as well itโ€™s shallow ish around one edge.
    Cheers Jordan.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Morning at the lake
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    My children are young sailors in the making ๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Redcar Model Boat Club
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Morning gents, do you still run the club at Redcar? I donโ€™t live too far from there and work in Hereford most days ๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Updateโ€ฆ
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Been a little slow on the updates recently, finished off a few small details and sealing ect, applied some colour over the last 2 days, she is by no means perfect as reflected in the overall finish but hopefully with a couple more bits to do she will be ready for first float test and ballasting ect.

    ๐Ÿ“ Updatesโ€ฆ
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Few small details added this evening. So slight work needed on the hull before sealing too.

    ๐Ÿ“ Hull sealing
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Roy, is this stuff okay to paint over once dry?

    Regards
    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ Hull sealing
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Good morning gentlemen. I have come to the stage in my build if the US army tug boat from model boats magazine where he done an early
    Float test, he sealed the hull using dope and tissue however I have none of this to hand and am doing this build on a budget as itโ€™s for my youngest son. The float test was done before the prop tube was fitted and sealed over with adhesive tape to prevent leakages as stated in his article. I was wondering if a layer of clear varnish would work to seal the hull allowing a brief test to sort ballasting? Allowing me to sand back when itโ€™s finally time for paint.

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    Jordan.

    ๐Ÿ“ Walton Thames RAF marine branch 1228
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    RAF marine branch.

    ๐Ÿ“ Superstructureโ€ฆ
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Superstructure nearing completion ๐Ÿ˜ spent most of the day on this build after waking up to snow on the ground I thought it was the perfect recipe for a quite day at the bench! I hope your all enjoying the progress pics, thanks for looking.

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    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ Bump strips
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Bumps strips added today and a makeshift temporary stand.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow! Stunning location you live in! I would love to live in such a place.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Updateโ€ฆ.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Okay so over the couple of days I have done a bit of work on the us army tug, hull shaping ect, I think itโ€™s turned out pretty well for a novice. The cable ties really helped with keeping the shape while the glue dried with the help of a few pins. Bit more filling/sanding to do and a few finer details then look at sealing it all up ready to finally get started on superstructure and detail/paint. Canโ€™t wait to get this one on the water, itโ€™s going to be a gift for my 2 young children who enjoy watching me build. Still plenty to do yet but definitely making steady progress.

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    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ Hull sheets/plating
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It is yes and not entirely. I believe commented elsewhere on the forum about this but always happy to have a recap ๐Ÿ˜€

    Regards
    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ Hull sheets/plating
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you Colin. I presume I can get this from almost any DIY store. I very conveniently work next door to a DIY/timber store ๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Jordan.

    ๐Ÿ“ Hull sheets/plating
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Evening all, I was looking for a bit of advice on the best way to cover the outer of my hull framing? I tried using vertical strips of balsa however that proved ineffective ๐Ÿ˜ฌ any suggestions please? Would be much appreciated.

    I have included some pictures showing the method I tried ๐Ÿคฃ please excuse my apparent lack of skill!

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    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ Progressโ€ฆ
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    A little progress made on the harbour rug over the weekend, mainly sizing up of the motor and bit of hull work Iโ€™m aware the prop is far too long just for angle reference๐Ÿ˜ I did however carry on after these pictures will post more pics later on today. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Winter is here
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Look forward to seeing your progress ๐Ÿ™‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Trending email settings.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Following, the emails are driving me insane ๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ“ Always creating something different
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thatโ€™s brilliant ron, very nice idea! ๐Ÿ˜

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    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ Guestbook
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Iโ€™m happy to have found this community! I have received lots of helpful advice to start my hobby in the world of model boating and itโ€™s hugely appreciated! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ outing at the lake
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Little outing back in the summer on the local lake.

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    ๐Ÿ“ US army harbour tug
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi everyone I thought ide share with you a little build Iโ€™m working on over a couple weeks. Itโ€™s a us army harbour tub mini plan from this months edition of model boats magazine. Very simple design. Perfect for beginners and novice like myself. More pictures to follow ๐Ÿ˜€ Thanks for looking.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sand heron
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Evening gents, after a slight delay in collecting the sand heron hull, I finally manage to get it picked up tonight so here it is, I look forward to getting stuck in with this build.

    ๐Ÿ“ Gloucester & District Model Boat Club
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Evening gentlemen is we the group hasnโ€™t been posted in for 9 years! Iโ€™m a new member from around the Forest of Dean district whoโ€™s like very much to become a member!

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    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ Narrow boat plans
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Would you be interested in selling a copy of the plans at all?

    Regards
    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ From plan to board
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you all for your input, I guess ile just have to work out what works best for me! ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ From plan to board
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you! Carbon paper is how I did the lines for my fast patrol boat I was curious if there were any other good ways of doing it. I may get some tracing paper and a pack of A4 paper and cut the templates without defacing the plan itself.

    Regards
    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ From plan to board
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Afternoon all, I am a total novice to model boat building only been in the hobby about a year on and off but want to get into the full swing of it, what is the best way to transfer from plan to board. Ie tracing paper. Cutting out a photo copy of the plan or something along them lines? I am in the process of building a fast patrol boat - and have plans for a couple of fishing vessels. But donโ€™t really want to start those until I have honed my skills to do a very neat tidy job, thanks.

    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ Unknown craft
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you very Much for the information Roy, happy to know a little more about my model, I would be interested in the book also ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Jordan

    ๐Ÿ“ Narrow boat plans
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Skippydrew ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Absolutely?! Thanks



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