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    Your gonna need a bigger boat !
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    Just returning to boats after years adrift in the sea of life !
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    New "Toy"
    Will get it going but with brushless power.
    Virgin Challenger II
    Always fancied one of these, arrived today slightly worse for wear. Here's why I do mad trips to collect in person, whoever packed it sat it on top of the Tx, the sticks punched holes through the hull !!! Never mind, it was due a refit and paint job. No more acquisitions, I now have enough lined up top keep me out of mischief for the next year or two (did I have something crossed as I wrote that ?).
    Javelin
    Collected the same day as the Rapier, a 500+ mile round trip (I know, mad). Out with the old power unit, a HP 61+ silencer (for sale if anyone's interested), ready for a brushless of some kind, any suggestions what size would be best suited ?
    Finally the Rapier
    Needs a makeover, but it's here now.
    Lesro Sportsman
    Look what just sailed in !
    Mighty Thor
    I have some plans for this one !
    Stiletto
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: ERCO PT Boat Promo Video.
    7 days ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for sharing, very interesting. Apt too, as we are celebrating Armed Forces Day today !
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    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Auction 19th June, 400 models.
    19 days ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    https://www.easyliveauction.com/catalogue/449fa420c3b228fc14...
    https://www.easyliveauction.com/catalogue/449fa420c3b228fc14145f7cdd2b240c/0af8d24542e81eb9357e7ef448a6646f/one-mans-collection-of-motorized-radio-controlled-static/
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    ๐Ÿ“ Old cruise / speed control
    27 days ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry, cannot help but just want to say that's a nice find !
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mighty Thor
    1 month ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I'm looking at putting some kind of deck gun on foredeck, what do you guys suggest that would be in keeping with scale and era of vessel ?
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    ๐Ÿ“ New "Toy"
    2 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Will get it going but with brushless power.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wave Jumper
    2 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi again Graham,
    That's better and answers my question about the steering. Zips about quite well really.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wave Jumper
    2 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Wow, those motors look like they have done the rounds. I like how you have set the rudder under the transom, I was thinking of sticking mine on the stern, more "outrigger" style. How does it steer with your set up ?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wave Jumper
    2 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi,
    It clicks to Youtube briefly, then say's cannot play as is private.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wave Jumper
    2 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi, is the video private ? I have one of these I'm currently looking to get going. It's a bare hull with only shafts still in it. Looking for ideas bsfore I kick off.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Battery placement
    2 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Beautiful boat, but one very small defect, i before e, except after c. Forgive me for being ocd, especially with such a well laid out boat.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thames Slipper Launch
    2 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Chris,
    Well done, she looks great on the water. Would you consider a "model" person steering ? I know it's something not everyone agrees with and if you get it wrong, can ruin the whole look of a model, but open cockpit's look odd when unoccupied. That apart, great finish.

    SteveG
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 35 ft. Chris Craft Sport Fisherman / Cruiser
    2 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This one looks fun Will, nice to see how it comes along.

    Steve.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    2 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Those mounts are so "clever", there's no way I could justify the expense of a motor in each model. Two bolt's and a coupling screw, and it's next model please, so simple. At least 3 of my fleet can use 1 motor. The Sea Queen has it's own monster, so that's half of them seen to already.
    What would you say to the motor and ESC in the enclosed pics, would that be "man" enough for the Rapier/Javelin/Sportsman ?

    Steve.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Javelin
    2 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Zooma,
    Thanks for the motor suggestion. Any help is good, the last time I had anything to do with electrics was 1969, the best back then does not even compare with todays brushless beauties.
    Had fun getting the Javelins fuel tank out this morning. It was quite chunky and half filled the mid section and had been fastened in with resin. I feared I might wreck the hull, but after a lot of persuasion, it came out ! Now I can clean the interior out ready for the refit.
    Even though this boat is a little worse for wear, it is such a lovely shape. I look forward to the day she gets on the water and shows what she can do.
    Steve.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    3 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Graham,

    Any pictures ? How have you fitted it out ?

    Steve
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    3 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Will,
    It's in need of a spruce up generally, maybe a change of colour. Spray/chine rails as well. I'm going to fit a new motor mount The water cooled one, and will eventually do so in all the Lesro boats, one decent motor to swap in and out as needed. Too expensive to kit them all individually. Same with the radio gear.
    Just cleaned out the local DIY store of all their pipe fittings to make similar stands for the fleet, even that adds up to a few quid, as we know, nothing is cheap nowadays.
    Still working on the Sea Queen, been sidetracked a bit due to wife's knee replacements, but she has almost got to the stage where I can vanish back downstairs to my cave for reasonable lengths of time again, so can get things back on track. I want her on the water this summer, the SQ that is, not the wife !
    Hope you are keeping well ? What are you working on at the moment ? Have you decided which of your fleet are moving on yet ?

    Steve
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    3 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I feel different now, no longer an outsider ! They are a unique design for sure.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Virgin Challenger II
    3 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Always fancied one of these, arrived today slightly worse for wear.
    Here's why I do mad trips to collect in person, whoever packed it sat it on top of the Tx, the sticks punched holes through the hull !!! Never mind, it was due a refit and paint job.
    No more acquisitions, I now have enough lined up top keep me out of mischief for the next year or two (did I have something crossed as I wrote that ?).
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    ๐Ÿ“ Javelin
    3 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Collected the same day as the Rapier, a 500+ mile round trip (I know, mad). Out with the old power unit, a HP 61+ silencer (for sale if anyone's interested), ready for a brushless of some kind, any suggestions what size would be best suited ?
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    ๐Ÿ“ Finally the Rapier
    3 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Needs a makeover, but it's here now.
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    ๐Ÿ“ How do you draw bulkheads etc, from a 2 view plan?
    4 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I think it is called 3rd projection drawing. I've forgotten it all myself too and I did C&G in tech drawing !
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Javelin
    4 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Many thanks for making this available. It will help with my rebuild and maybe even inspire me to have a go at a new one.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lesro Sportsman II
    4 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This is how the previous owner dealt with the ballast issue. It is in need of a good clean up inside.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lesro Sportsman II
    4 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Spot on. The model I just acquired has lead "moulded" into the v of the hull. Not had it on the wet stuff myself yet, but I have to assume it did the job in it's past outings.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lesro Sportsman
    4 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That's a starting point, thanks. Prop size seems to be guess work !
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    ๐Ÿ“ Norstar waverider
    4 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Paul,
    Have just stumbled across your mention of a Wave Rider plan that you were copying for someone. Did you get around to it ?
    I am also trying to find some way of recreating the first boat I built about 55years ago, but this time the modern electrified version.
    Would you still have the plan available ?

    Thanks
    SteveG
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lesro Sportsman
    4 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Will appreciate that. Brushless motors are a new beast to me, so still getting bearings on what size motors/props power what size boat. Same goes for lipo's, learning about those along the way too. I missed out on the birth of all these modern drive systems.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lesro Sportsman
    4 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Such a sweet shape. I will also be putting a brushless unit in mine when I get to it. What size would you recommend ?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lesro Sportsman
    4 months ago by Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Will,
    Yes, it is the one from the recent eBay sale. I almost missed it, wife had me doing something in the kitchen and I remembered with about 10 seconds left to get a bid in. Didn't think I'd get it. Went up to Gateshead to collect yesterday.
    Needs a bit of work (don't they all), so it's in the queue for tlc. I'm not sure about the varnished superstructure, the wood stain is patchy close up.
    Are you on the lookout for one of these ?

    Steve G
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    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Sportsman
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    Look what just sailed in !
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