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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea Commander part VI
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice to see, old ones are the best. Question, where did you get that bow fitting ?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Naval Ship) Graf Spee
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That one is a beauty.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Heringslogger "Wotan"
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice find, that one will keep you out of mischief for a while. Look forward to some pics when back on the water.

    ๐Ÿ“ Unidentified Motor.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Could possibly be a starter motor off a Jap motorcycle.

    ๐Ÿ“ Lesro Rapier and Stiletto for sale.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Health issues are forcing me to trim down.
    Lesro Rapier and Stiletto are looking for new homes. The Sportsman is also included.
    Contact me if interested.

    ๐Ÿ“ Billing "Thor"/ Lesro "Sportsman"
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I hope this shows a bit more. There is "fitted" lead ballast in there somewhere. I did not fit the motor, it's a bit rough and ready to be fair.

    ๐Ÿ“ Billing "Thor"/ Lesro "Sportsman"
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Both need new harbours to moor up in, any interest ?

    ๐Ÿ“ Water scoop v internal water pump
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Finally getting to fit out my Sea Queen. It has an old copper pipe scoop from whenever, but I'm now debating doing away with it and replacing it with a "flush" intake and a pump to ensure enough water intake.

    Any thoughts ?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Vic Smeed Remora
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Plain simple lines, but stylish with it. Nice job and it runs well, what have you got in it ?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Modified Stiletto project
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It sure is. I wanted a Rapier, was directed to one for sale and was confused when a much smaller than expected crate arrived. The Rapier turned out to be a Stiletto lol. Size in this case did matter, always ask !!!!

    ๐Ÿ“ Free to a good home.
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Pity petrol prices now make indulgent journeys a pain, I'd be there like a shot otherwise !

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: ERCO PT Boat Promo Video.
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for sharing, very interesting. Apt too, as we are celebrating Armed Forces Day today !

    ๐Ÿ“ Model Boat Auction 19th June, 400 models.
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Old cruise / speed control
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry, cannot help but just want to say that's a nice find !

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Mighty Thor
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ๐Ÿ“ New "Toy"
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Will get it going but with brushless power.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wave Jumper
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wave Jumper
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 ?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wave Jumper
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi,
    It clicks to Youtube briefly, then say's cannot play as is private.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wave Jumper
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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.

    ๐Ÿ“ Battery placement
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1954 35 ft. Chris Craft Sport Fisherman / Cruiser
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    This one looks fun Will, nice to see how it comes along.

    Steve.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Javelin
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Graham,

    Any pictures ? How have you fitted it out ?

    Steve

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finally the Rapier
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Steveg171 ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I feel different now, no longer an outsider ! They are a unique design for sure.

    ๐Ÿ“ Virgin Challenger II
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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 ?).

    ๐Ÿ“ Javelin
    2 years ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง 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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