|||
Current Website Support
260
Contributors
5
Subscribers
You are Not Registered
Donate for your silver medal πŸ…
Β£10
Β£15
Β£25
Β£50
Subscribe for your gold medal πŸ…
Β£1
Β£2
Β£5
Β£10
You Will Be Helping Towards:

  • Domain Fees
  • Security Certificates
  • iOS & Android App Fees
  • Website Hosting
  • Fast Servers
  • Data Backups
  • Upkeep & Maintenance
  • Administration Costs

    Without your support the website wouldn't be what it is today.

    Please consider donating towards these fees to help keep us afloat.

    Read more

    All donations are securely managed through PayPal. Amounts donated are not published online.

    Many thanks for your kind support
  • Join Us On Social Media!
    Model Boats Website
    Model Boats Website
    Home
    Forum
    Build Blogs
    Media Gallery
    Boat Clubs & Lakes
    Events
    Boat Harbour
    How-To Articles
    Plans & Docs
    Useful Links
    Registered
    26th Aug 2017
    Last Online
    1st Aug 2018
    Steve-Teresa
    Member Stats
    Stats
    Member No.#4417
    RegisteredπŸ“…26th Aug 2017
    Last OnlineπŸ“…1st Aug 2018
    CityπŸ“Maldon
    CountryπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§United Kingdom
    Gender♂️Male
    AgeπŸ‘ΆNot Provided
    PostsπŸ’¬24
    FollowersπŸ“£0
    Likes ReceivedπŸ‘30

    πŸ’¬ Send Private Message
    Members Following
    Follow Steve-Teresa
    Steve-Teresa hasn't any followers yet
    0 Followers
    Recent Activity
    Liked getting there 8 months ago
    Liked getting there 8 months ago
    Liked Cabin roofs 8 months ago
    Liked A tall ship and a wheel to steer her with 8 months ago
    Liked What do you do when... 9 months ago
    Liked What do you do when... 9 months ago
    Liked What do you do when... 9 months ago
    Leading Seaman
    Ranks Points
    Fleet Admiral 10,000
    Admiral 8,000
    Vice Admiral 6,000
    Rear Admiral 5,000
    Commodore 4,000
    Captain 3,000
    Commander 2,500
    Lieutenant Commander 2,000
    Lieutenant 1,600
    Sub-Lieutenant 1,200
    Midshipman 900
    Warrant Officer 600
    Chief Petty Officer 1st Class 450
    Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class 300
    Petty Officer 1st Class 200
    Petty Officer 2nd Class 150
    Master Seaman 100
    Leading Seaman 50
    Able Seaman 20
    Recruit 0
    4 Points Away From Master Seaman!
    Points
    ActivityWorthAwarded
    πŸ‘ Likes (rcv'd)130
    πŸ’¬ Forum224
    ✍️ Comments216
    ✏️ Blog416
    πŸ“· Photos40
    πŸŽ₯ Videos100
    πŸ“ Place80
    🚀 Harbour80
    πŸ“ Guestbook100
    😊 Avatar1010
    96 Total Points
    United Kingdom
    Signature
    This user has not added a signature
    Recent Posts
    πŸ’¬ Ajustment...
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    if I hadn't already paid the car park fee, I would have gone back home and got the ..... phone, I'm using sla batteries, the one I thought it would need and seem to ok when testing at home was a 12v 7a, however when on a run it seemed to sit a little low but balanced well, so I also have a 12v 5a battery and will give that a try, due to the physical size difference an internal adjustment will be needed...

    batteries
    battery
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    3
    πŸ“ push tug..
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Well.. sea trial's have taken place, a little to heavy so a smaller lighter battery to try next time, wrong propeller's to powerfull but they was one's i allready had so ordering new ones, and a minor pin hole leak.. otherwise, works well, pushed my big 4ft boat about ok... and forgot to take my *@#& phone so no photo's ....

    prop
    propeller
    power boat
    battery power
    battery
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    2
    πŸ“ uploading a video
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Hi again, had a good look, there doesn't seem to be a way of adding an upload other than a youtube link (no + sign on the right), not to worry..

    video
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ uploading a video
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Hi Doug, I will give it a second look, it shouldn't be a large file due to it done on a phone. Thanks.

    video
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ uploading a video
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    I have had a look at uploading a video, not sure of how, it's asking for a youtube address, can I upload direct from my PC?
    thanks for any reply.

    video
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ’¬ getting there
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Hi Ed.. Thanks for looking and saying I have done a great jobπŸ‘, not sure if its as good as your San Pedro. it has been a fun build and turned out better than I thought it would, still those little bits to do.. this build has the possibility to continue for a while yet as bits and extra's are added.😊

    build
    san pedro
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    2
    πŸ’¬ getting there
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Thanks for your support, its very welcome, as for the leg pulling, I think we could have fallen out of the same tree at some point, always up for a leg pulling or pulling a leg at times, and no there is not a cure. sea trials, the local pond is sea water so your on the ball there... I do have a short video of a couple of the other boats we have, I could post it here..

    video
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    3
    πŸ’¬ getting there
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Hi Doug, it has been a bit of fun and yes its amazing how much stuff you can gather and hoard, tuck things away for those just in case moments etc and trying to make it all look tidy. as for the esc, it does have a buzz to it but it was a cheap item with a built in cheep (less than Β£10.). I must admit, I'm not very experienced with doing this, so a good bit of fun and experience of a first build from just an idea and a few odd photo's for direction. as for the hull design of the springer tug, not a Scooby..πŸ‘

    hull
    build
    esc
    tug
    springer
    built
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    2
    πŸ“ getting there
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    well, bathroom trial's have taken place, a few adjustments, i.e positioning of the battery for balance, otherwise no bad at all, sit's ok may need a little balancing with weights but the open pond will allow travel and view from all angle's, electrics are in and basic, old transmitter and receiver, a cheep ebay esc, new motors, shafts, prop's and rudders, all working together well, the rest is as mentioned "stuff" that I found in the loft, shed and junk room.

    motor
    prop
    electric
    ebay
    rudder
    weight
    esc
    receiver
    transmitter
    e bay
    battery
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    3
    8
    πŸ’¬ a bit more done
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Hi, yes it is a odd way, not something I would have done but it must work ok.
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ’¬ a bit more done
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    P.S.. yes I like the one you have, if I had seen the Dumas San Pedro during my search it would have been of interest to me.

    dumas
    san pedro
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    1
    πŸ’¬ a bit more done
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Yes, I know what your saying about needing weight, I have yet to find out just how much, however I am intending to run it from a 12v7a sla, and with two good size motors, so hopefully I shouldn't need to add to much if any, the original hull design is supposed to have a curve right around the bottom, this proved to be unstable and would need even more weight, so I cut it of and made it a flat bottom. I only wanted to make a recovery boat for break-down's, this seemed like the idea solution, but I think I am getting a little carried away with it other than just "bunging it together".

    motor
    hull
    weight
    wanted
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    1
    πŸ“ a bit more done
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    just an update, the top deck and cabin is nearly done... work on the hull continues.

    cabin
    hull
    deck
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    2
    7
    πŸ“ What do you do when...
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    boaty... something that hasn't occurred to me and it came to mind due to what you have mentioned, there are fishing rod's (or fishing pole's) that extend to quite some distance, I think the idea is so you don't disturb the fish from casting out...
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ’¬ push tug..
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Thank's... a slight change of plan with the colour, the hull is now dark green, but it suit's.. the cabin is still white, I still want to do the decks with varnish with white sides... I will post a few photos soon...

    cabin
    hull
    deck
    tug
    varnish
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ push tug..
    8 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    Having put together a couple of "kit's" over the years, normally with fiberglass hull, I decided after having a electrical failure while on the local pond that I could do with something to retrieve a stricken boat, but with what and how, well after posing the question of what others do I decided to have a look about and found some idea's for a push tug, it seemed like the ideal thing and was something like I was looking for, I didn't purchase a kit, instead decided to build it myself...
    After making the hull according to the plan's, I looked at it and thought... na, that won't work. the plan's gave the hull a half moon shape, I found that it didn't balance well and needed a fair bit of weight due to the displacement, so I cut the bottom of and now is a flat bottom vassal, this sat better and stable in water.. I intend to run it on a 12v sla battery and two Mtroniks 600 motors... the deck and cabin has copied the general shape but a few changes to add features and suit the design that pop's into my head as I go... its coming along well I think... all materials are mostly odd's and end's, bit's I find and mixed wood except the deck's which I intend to varnish with white sides..

    cabin
    motor
    fiberhull
    electric
    wood
    kit
    build
    deck
    weight
    fiber mtroniks
    tug
    glass
    varnish
    battery
    mtronik
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comments
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    1
    2
    πŸ“ What do you do when...
    9 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    I must admit I found some "plane's" online followed then for the shape and... well I am not convinced about it ... yet...
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    1
    πŸ“ What do you do when...
    9 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    I think I have found what I think is what I am looking for, a Springer push tug...

    tug
    springer
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    2
    πŸ“ What do you do when...
    9 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    a couple of good idea's.. I like the first one better, but something along those lines is what I have in mind,
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ What do you do when...
    9 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Its possible we have all had this issue.. boat in the middle of the pond not working, I used one of the other boats I have to retrieve it, not very easy.. I am thinking of building a rescue vessel, square(ish) front, twin prop's and rudders tucked out the way for reversing and with soft rubber edging all around it to push or even guide (if damaged rudder) any boat back to shore.. or is this going a bit far?.. your thoughts or what you do when or if this happens when your out on the pond?

    prop
    vessel
    build
    rudder
    boat building
    twin rudder
    working boats
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ I'm Back..
    9 months ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    View All
    Hello, its been a while since I was last here, after issue's at work I finally had enough, quit, rested, then got back into the boats, revised, repaired and in some cases updated.. and put together an rc duck... bit of fun and something new.. what a laugh.. should have resigned month's ago...
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Am i useing the right esc
    2 years ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Hi Jarvo, good idea...

    esc
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    πŸ“ Am i useing the right esc
    2 years ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Thank you for your reply, although I am new to these controller's, but not so to how electronics can work, I had an idea that it may have been driven by "pulses" to the motor but I wasn't sure. Thanks again you have been very helpful..
    P.s, the controllers are fixed by double sided pads so only themselves seem to be buzzing.

    motor
    esc
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share
    2
    πŸ“ Am i useing the right esc
    2 years ago by Steve-Teresa ( Leading Seaman)
    Flag
    Having had my boats in dry dock for a number of years I decided to dust them of, update them and put them back on the water, one thing I have done is to change the mechanical speed controllers on two boats for ESC units (both different volts, different control esc's and motors), my question is.. are they suppose to make a noise when running from stop to nearly full, at stop they are quiet, at full they are also quiet,
    the noise I can only describe as high pitch whistle? any advice or even a yes they do that would be helpful..

    motor
    speed controller
    advice
    dry dock
    esc
    volts
    πŸ‘ Like
    πŸ’¬ Comment
    πŸ—£οΈ Share


    About This Website
    Terms of Service
    Privacy Policy
    Cookies used in this website are gluten free, wheat free and dairy free. By using this website you agree to our use of cookies. More Info