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    I recently have moved to Isles of Scilly like all scillonians have a land base as well boats and e great hobby we have a lagoon on st Maryโ€™s and Tresco that good for boats
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    ๐Ÿ“ More paint on the other side
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    As with all builds these things take some time to come together, trouble is all the other commitments takes up valuable modelling time

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    ๐Ÿ“ no 11 keil craft hull
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    this is the other of the two future projects another hull both of these old boats have been stripped out this one is slightly worse of off with various cracks in its structure I have put to one side at the moment as it needs lots of work to get full running order

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Perkasa 48 build old wooden boat no6
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    I have taken taken all the advice on board and started stripping off the paint to see whats going on seems a lot of filler has been used on this side to sort out a mistake when it was made.
    The other side flows well in its shape funny enough I saw another one of the same sort and that had the same crease is it a design fault on the nearside forward

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    5 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    a stay sail is what keeps a fishing boat into a wind this loaded question is fine if you understand the logic of a yachtsman as tacking was turning your boat so that the wind was from the other side best to stick to motor boat questions in the future

    ๐Ÿ“ no 10 perkasa fibreglass
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    As with all boats just when you thought you had enough a gift of another comes along this one has a fibre glass hull and separate top deck and loose middle section all the fittings are white metal along with the guns i know nothing of the make its hull length is 31 inches

    ๐Ÿ“ Date line of all model boats
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Its only when you start something do you wonder where it leads my interest is Royal navy ship and auxiliary vessels and thats so far has lead to 24 pages of makes and models this is not a easy task and I can see why its not been done before its the variants of the same models thats become difficult to list

    ๐Ÿ“ quiz of the day
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    got it wrong again i thought it was the Norwegian sielandia was a motor vessel boat without a funnel how a sailing ship could be the answer explanation would help Am i missing something even the boat

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Just seen the score. Perhaps there is only one member in Faroe islands

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    His displacement of material's was about in in any given space to show the can be suspended over a given space so should have twigged also like wise bit dum it goes to show all that beer drinking in Belgium is good for the brains or they are better at looking things up

    ๐Ÿ“ Date line of all model boats
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    This has become a challenge is it possible to get this added by our web leader as a on going section as I think for all us new sailors and even the senior ones a history of our boats is of great interest to all so what I am suggesting is
    Maker model size scale picture of boat as sample nothing else I know the boat harbor does it but a A to Z list

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    It the predictive checker it seems the older you get he more the answers are wrong at my mine site we are all in Fathoms that would fool them when the NT writes there guide books in meters itโ€™s time to give up I have enough trouble explaining feet and inches uk

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    ๐Ÿ“ Fire boat S M Harris
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    This boat at last after all its hull paint And lines done I can now turn it over for the deck work to be done
    When I was rubbing it down the deck was a light grey and the cabin a dark grey is this right
    I have some old deck fittings to remove and make sure the new windows fit there holes
    The boats I am keeping have all names for identification S M Harris was its 1st owner Sidney Marlene Harris a carpenter for Vosper marine this boat and my fire boat tender and the two 35s I have was all his

    ๐Ÿ“ no 9 1 hull 3o inch Keil kraft boat
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    At present these are as my yard calls them one of a pair of hulls. Then came from a friends model railway he had them as house boats amazingly enough they was out in all weathers for six years and are very sound and water tight And No Wood worm I will post some photos in due course point of interest they are 30 inch ones according to keilcraft scale 3/4 to 1 foot
    So old boats never Die!

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Seem this is daft then my dads old command in his typhoon type sub had ballistic Comes being a land lubber who set the question cruise are fired from land ether is bโ€ฆ.y dangerous if your end of it perhaps the quiz master needs one

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    I too thought submarines have ballistic โ€ฆ. As my spell checker changes it to mussels perhaps thatโ€™s the right answer made look up in my book on subs and itโ€™s not a sandwich book

    ๐Ÿ“ Plastic body Perkasa
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Hi Dave it gone up into room L with all those others projects, even found me old Thunderbirds models with boxes Iโ€™ll auction them need some parts. From Battlecrafts for my big Perkasa

    ๐Ÿ“ Plastic body Perkasa
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks for the advice on this one Iโ€™ll put it away in the loft for a rainy day, I have four other boats requiring degrees off attention so loads to go on with I like other people have multiple retirement things to do like driving a 1840s beam engine ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Plastic body Perkasa
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Bill itโ€™s yours if you. Want it to much of a job for me itโ€™s free

    ๐Ÿ“ Plastic body Perkasa
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Where are you bill the boats at Andover at the moment

    ๐Ÿ“ Plastic body Perkasa
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    I take it that a single prop comes out the middle and the prop support goes in that slot in the base of the boat between the rudders so where do I go with boat I donโ€™t like ditching things but itโ€™s a mess

    ๐Ÿ“ Plastic body Perkasa
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Perhaps she was in the hands of somebody who was not good with models itโ€™s the bit of 100 by 40 sawn as the motor mounts and he paint job was done with a gusty slosher

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    ๐Ÿ“ Plastic body Perkasa
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    The lash up is the props not sure itโ€™s better to start again and go with one central prop as they are mighty close to the rudders and th motor mount s are sheared off any advice is welcome on this one

    ๐Ÿ“ Plastic body Perkasa
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Does any one make the replacement parts for this boat I have that is a mess broken prop supports top parts snapped off motor mounts broken and so forth itโ€™s been badly painted with gloss enamel all in rubbish no wonder it was free

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Perkasa 48 build old wooden boat
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks that will help with whatโ€™s missing is it a 1/24th scale one suggestion is the damage to port side is its hit a wall seems to be no damage forward just bad build in one side

    ๐Ÿ“ Perkasa 35 no 7
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Came with two boats and one hull only went to look at big hull got this and another as a swop for a frigate that itโ€™s new owner wanted to make up his fleet made in the 80s from a Precedent kit wooden hull. Version some lights radio gear needs replacing

    ๐Ÿ“ Perkasa 48 build old wooden boat no6
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Jut hull and superstructure motor and is a wooden kit few issues namely kink in forward port side

    ๐Ÿ“ KD Perkasa 48 inch version
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    This a recent acquisition its a wooden kit some radio gear inside but all rather dated the mid section seems well made the body shell has a few issues the port side forward has this kink in the wood work and a sharp edge at the bottom of the tip outer skin see photos its dimensions is 48 by12 seems a bit is missing is this just a scale up version of the 35 inch one by PRECEDEHT this a single motor version

    ๐Ÿ“ Date line for old boats
    24 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    I was asked the other day is there a approx dateline for old boats like when was keil boats made and aero boats and j smeed boats etc be good if can work out one

    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and esc
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    By the way what is the boat looks familiar

    ๐Ÿ“ Motor and esc
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Midshipman)
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    Iโ€™ve one of these set up itโ€™s 6v use a lead acid battery itโ€™s a good set make sure the gears are clean I use brake cleaning spray and oil with very small amounts of light oil



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