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    i live near land end and recently got into model boats as a child used to go to Hove in Sussex to watch boats on the lagoon now a member of a very good local club in Cornwall who have been a great help in my new Hobby
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    RAF Tender Keil craft
    its a early keil craft RAF tender a heavy boat powered by two brushed motors runs well yet to sort out its radio I am minus its mast any ideas would be most welcome the drawings I have show a single braced mast be nice to put lights on it and replace the rear one as well
    unknown cruiser
    this boat is a complete unknown it has a fibre glass hull no engine once had a petrol engine in by its mounts the cabin and deck is all wood and the cabin lifts off for access to motor and tiller flat like wise all the windows are very brittle chromed plastic
    Robbie Chris craft cruiser Cavallier2
    its a very early boat runs well and Finished It was made from them in the 1970s
    F17 corvette Kromanste Ghana Navy
    Recently acquired its a wooden kit i know little of its past history the superstructure has a powered radar its crew are 1.24 scale people it has a few issues namely its hull the water has engressed under the paint so it will need repainting its been coated in side with resin i need advice it has a water cooled esc but no water supply was thinking of replacing that with a non water powered one
    MV CATFORD Freighter 1938 to 1971
    this a very odd boat made from a huge block of wood its has a very basic superstructure thats made from whatever was to hand cigar box etc, I have started on a superficial clean up and replace the wiring etc
    keil craft 46 inc fire boat
    this is a RAF boat i was left in a will and hope fully will get in running spec soon, its missing its drive i have new motor and speed controller advice need on weather it need painting I am going to as the greys a bit dark one month latter and I have started to rebuild see my build blogs
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    ๐Ÿ“ Crash tender crane deck
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Neil on mine that deck is missing but its supports for the deck is one half inches down from the outer decks I assume thats correct cause the crane fits on that deck I watch with interest as to what answer you get

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Another) Crash Rescue Tender Restoration
    1 day ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Least you did not have the infestation problem I am going down the non red primer route whilst it looks right I am not sure about its waterproof qualities on a wooden boat fibreglass yes, I see you have the spray set being ๐Ÿ˜†asthmatic doesn't look right! I have to go with paint over sprays and any spraying I have a small home made booth for such jobs that vents out side the workshopI have a pile of spare white metal parts if your anything missing

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Another) Crash Rescue Tender Restoration
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Least you did not have the infestation problem I am going down the non red primer route whilst it looks right I am not sure about its waterproof qualities on a wooden boat fibreglass yes, I see you have the spray set being ๐Ÿ˜†asthmatic doesn't look right! I have to go with paint over sprays and any spraying I have a small home made booth for such jobs that vents out side the workshop

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Stanchion instillation on my Winter Project
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    what size are they

    ๐Ÿ“ At last bit of Progress
    11 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well the hulls be now has been primed and undercoated and the top deck has been given the same treatment the inside has been ozy coated and now two coats of smooth hamerite paint when that all drys it at last will be the turn of the top coats joys of old wooden boats

    ๐Ÿ“ lead acid battery
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    thanks for the info mine are the 12v Lp7 types and laying flat would be great for ballast i was told these alarm batteries need to be upright

    ๐Ÿ“ lead acid battery
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Can you lay one flat to get all the weight low down I appreciate you need it behind the motor do I use two nimh batteries 12 in parrel or series all ways get this mixed up

    ๐Ÿ“ Hayle Model Boat Club
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    one is the public pond on Penzance sea front and the other is a private pond only for club members near by also we have use on certain times of Hayle swimming pool

    ๐Ÿ“ Hayle Model Boat Club
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    We are a small club was founded in 1969 we have a clubroom for meeting on Wednesdays evenings 7 to 9 and Sunday mornings we have access two sailing ponds locally and are mixture of boat types all welcome

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RAF Tender Keil craft
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    what does that look like is that the triangle one

    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Tender Keil craft
    20 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    its a early keil craft RAF tender a heavy boat powered by two brushed motors runs well yet to sort out its radio I am minus its mast any ideas would be most welcome the drawings I have show a single braced mast be nice to put lights on it and replace the rear one as well

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Keil Craft 46 inch Raf Fire boat
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks Colin for the suggestion I had in mind to do it those colours how many coats of both and do I varnish on top as well

    ๐Ÿ“ A sea of paint
    22 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Having now re done 2/3rds of the hull, I am slowly building up the paint on the Hull now on under coats 2 coats primer on and all rudder prop and water intakes fittings in My intention is to get the hull and sides painted, before I rotate and go on to the other side and all that envolves

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Re: RAF Fire Boat 34" Original Keil Kraft Kit
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi where does the water outlet come out

    ๐Ÿ“ MV Catford freighter update
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Trying not to alter this boat much as its crude build is its charm and it rustic build out of all sorts don to washing up bottle funnel and old wooden Glacรฉ fruits box lid have a mast to replace then sort its simple motor system bath test went off ok and sits well

    ๐Ÿ“ RAF Tender December update
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    well after the slow start due to the extra work, on the spare day we got , I have at last got the first lot of primer on the hull, So thats been put on one side till the new year and wait for it to dry

    ๐Ÿ“ BY way of thanks
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for all the help with my new venture I will try and not put posts in the wrong places like glues and solvents and water inlets not used to such a well organised website. Merry Christmas to all fellow modellers

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: New water inlets being fitting
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    thanks for that I have b gone with this suggestion water out the side or back I have a hole on one side where the exhaust from the engine went that I haven't filled in or is best from the back then I have a hole to fill in

    ๐Ÿ“ Glue / solvent
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    this question sorry to be a pain is about water scoop if i use one can i split it to two one for esc and nd one for the motor will that be enough water stephen

    ๐Ÿ“ New water inlets being fitting
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This part of the rebuild is causing me some confusion on the original boat the boat had two inlets of 2.5mm size quite small ether side of the prop tube just back from the prop having replaced the bottom of the boat ,Do I go with this set up or as in another boat of a same make its been put through the keel then I have the problem of length of intake I have the esc and the motor to have water too and does the 2.5 size give me enough water

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Another) Crash Rescue Tender
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    hi i have in mind two in the Keel as per the original one was shorter than the other seems lot holes all in line but on my pre build there was narrow plate fixed down outer rudder then short intake and long intake its 1/2 inch difference why two who knows the put to outlets at the top of the stern what do you think

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Another) Crash Rescue Tender Restoration
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    yes I have gone down the pump assisted system are you going to take the water from underneath using one inlet or two this is the confusing bit now I have rebuilt the hull some go under some go at the bottom of the stern and outlets at the top on the real thing there are variables as well

    ๐Ÿ“ End of nasty Beasties
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    well this is certainly being a mammoth task the hull is put back together the mid wall towards the stern replaced also, funny thing who ever made this boat used hardwood for all the square framing and that was fine so now we have been sealed and primmer put on,Then I can move onto rubbing down the rest and prime the rest at last
    I,ll temp fate and say progress at last

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Another) Crash Rescue Tender Restoration
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    where are you going to get the water from are you going to take from underneath the prop as mine has a hole for that method my boat is 46 inch one after replacing the hull bottom and now a few of the inner panels due to woodworm I am making bit of progress at last

    ๐Ÿ“ Storage
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is a ever growing problem I have now ventured to the shed my concern is its unheated any advice and if I heat with what as the cost of heating a shed may cause concern with The one who must be obeyed

    ๐Ÿ“ sprung forward deck
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    At last a sensible answer thanks for that ill give it a go

    ๐Ÿ“ sprung forward deck
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    no as it would be a complete strip out ive got the main deck to about 1.5 mm but the top layer of the deck is up a liile as well not sure what glue to use to hold its

    ๐Ÿ“ sprung forward deck
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    yes there is

    ๐Ÿ“ sprung forward deck
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I have old keilcraft Raf tender at some point its had a bash at the front at the pointed bit and the deck has lifted partly from the frame work under what sort glue do i use to hold it down it moves about 3mm

    ๐Ÿ“ dates for 2023
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Stephen T ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    does any one know what model boat shows are on in the uk and wich are worth going to



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