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16th Apr 2012
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Stonemonkey

Member Stats
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Member No. 1756
Registered 16th Apr 2012
Last Online 23rd Oct 2013
City Lancashire
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 1
Sailing Locations 0
Forum Posts 3
Photos Posted 19
Likes Received 3
Likes Given 0
51 Total Posts
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No Sailing Locations
Harbour
Sheldon
Type: Fire Boat
Lieutenant
Ranks Points
Fleet Admiral 1000
Admiral 800
Captain 600
Commander 400
Lieutenant 200
Sub-Lieutenant 100
Chief Petty Officer 50
Petty Officer 25
Seaman 10
Apprentice 2
Recruit 0
200 points away from Commander!
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Activity Worth Awarded
Boats in Harbour 8 8
Forum Thread 5 0
Forum Post 2 6
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 0
Photos Response 3 45
Video Post 15 0
Video Response 3 9
Build Blog 20 20
Blog Post 5 35
Blog Response 3 63
Sailor 8 0
Guestbook Post 8 8
Liked Posts 1 0
Received Likes 2 6
200 Total Points
United Kingdom
Recent Posts
Blackpool Model Boat Show by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Actually, The Yorkshire Fryer at 77 Onslow Road and they fry In Beef Drippind too! It Is not mine by the way It Is just very good.

Blackpool Model Boat Show by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Looking forward to things at the Norbeck. For all those that were asking, you can't get decent Fish & Chips In Blackpool centre but The Yorkshire Chippy just out of the center Is pretty good. 😎

Windows fitted to Hull & painted by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Many thanks Dave, sorry for my late response and this Is great Information. I will post on here If I start things. Cheers Dean

Stickers are on! by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
HI Geoff, I went with Halfords grey primer for the uppers and finnished with 2 light coats of Halfords clear laquer to give just a satin effect and not too glossy. Below waterline I went for Halfords Vauxhall Burgundy which was reccomended by another member and I think Is a much better match than the brighter red that I was looking at. Hope this helps. Dean 😎

46'' Vintage RAF Crash Tender Re-do. by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Many thanks for all this Information Lyle, all very helpfull Indeed. Dean

46 Inch Aerokits by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
HI Tom, Many thanks for your comments, much food for thought. I look forward to seeing your photos when you've next been to your Mums. Rgds Dean

First Run by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
HI Dave, Thanks ever so much for your comments. prop shaft too tight was mentioned as a possibillity at the lake and I think I really need to find out more about my Motor. It was getting quite hot! I will get a Watt meter with next pay cheque and check the prop & shaft. Thanks again. Dean 😎

46 Inch Aerokits by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
HI Tom, Hope you are well. Finally got my boat on the water at the weekend (Fleetwood Scale & Power weekend) and I was quite pleased with things, however It does keep blowing fuses so I will re-wire and see If that helps other wise I am flumoxed. I am considering converting It to 2 props though to be more true to the original boats and wondered If you had any tips and Internal/external pictures of your 46 for me to look at. Many thanks again Tom. Dean

Aerokits by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
HI Tom, Hope you are well. Finally got my boat on the water at the weekend (Fleetwood Scale & Power weekend) and I was quite pleased with things, however It does keep blowing fuses so I will re-wire and see If that helps other wise I am flumoxed. I am considering converting It to 2 props though to be more true to the original boats and wondered If you had any tips and Internal/external pictures of your 46 for me to look at. Many thanks again Tom. Dean

Sheldon by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
[Score: 6/10] 46" Sheldon Capable of 8mph and a runtime of 20mins Single Propellor (2 Blade X Type 45mm) Direct Drive to a Not Sure (2 Blade X Type) Powered by NiMH (9.6v) 5Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Electronize FR30HX (30Amps) ESC - Comments: On my boat build blog. 46inch Fire Crash Tender.

First Run by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Actually, blew 6 fuses over the weekend and we never really got to the bottom of It. Any Ideas people?

46' Vintage RAF Crash Tender Re-do. by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Nice one Lyle. This sounds like a good Idea and I may well do this at some stage. Have you subscribed to my build blog? If/when I do this I will post some pictures for you. Thanks again for the great tips. Dean

First Run by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Just had It's first run today at Fleetwood. Initially went well then changed 7.2v 2000mAh to a 9.6 4600mAh battery then went very well but ended up blowing a fuse and had to wait 25 mins until It blew onto a lee shore. Now have a small hole In the side of the hull where It hit the Island for my troubles. Smaller prop went on 45x and things seem fine again. 3rd run tomorrow at Fleetwood with a 40 prop and speed controller adjusted. Video's to follow and I have to thank the members of Fleetwood model boat club In despatches for fantastic help and expertise, they were brilliant! 😛

RAF Crash/Fire Tender by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Yep, nearly went tits up man! very good.

Polystyrene sheet and plywood by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Good Information Guys, I know what to use myself In future. Cheers 😑

Guestbook Post by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
This really Is a site with the most Informative comments and members that I have come across. The Members on here really can't do enough for you whether beginner or expert. Great Site! 😡

Stickers are on! by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Ready now for first trials then I will concentrate on getting all the fittings on adding detail and adjusting running gear as needed. Getting excited now. 😑

Stickers are on! by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Vinyl stickers went on easy and hopefully, In about the right place.

Painting nearly finished. by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Waterline may be moved as yet after first trials, we shall see.

60 Inch fire crash tender by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Yeh, that sounds simple enough even for me Robert. Many thanks again and It all looks good. Cheers. 😎

Starting with the Painting. by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Response by Robert on the 27th May 2012: Forget what any plans show, you need the waterline to look right for your particular set up. I would get the hull fully primed, Install your radio and batteries and take It for some trials on the water to make sure you have the weight distribution correct. Along the length of the hull I apply several vertical strips of blue painters tape marked with horizontal lines at about 1/4" Increments. Then when I'm happy with the weight distribution, take several photos of the hull so that you can see the water level relative to the marks on your tape. Back at base working from your photos, flip the hull upside down and shim It so that the actual water line Is horizontal. When you have decided how much of the waterline you wish to see when the model Is floating (say 1/4" - 1/2") make a jig to hold a pencil horizontally at that height then trace around the model. I have done this on my last few builds with good sucess. The only thing I would add Is when putting the tape mask for the paint line on the boat, you must use something use a high quality model makers tape like Taimiya or you will get bleed through. Robert This Is great Information Robert, don't know If I am up to making a Jig to hold the pencil horizontally at a specific height but will have a go. Many thanks man.

Starting with the Painting. by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
This Is great Information Robert, don't know If I am up to making a Jig to hold the pencil horizontally at a specific height but will have a go. Many thanks man.

60 Inch fire crash tender by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
This Is great Information Robert, don't know If I am up to making a Jig to hold the pencil horizontally at a specific height but will have a go. Many thanks man.

Starting with the Painting. by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Can anyone please tell me where exactly I should paint my waterline on my 46'' tender? I do not have this Information on the plan I have and I would like to get It as accurate as possible. many thanks

60 Inch fire crash tender by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Looking good! Can anyone please tell me where exactly I should paint my waterline on my 46'' tender? I do not have this Information on the plan I have and I would like to get It as accurate as possible. many thanks.

46 Inch Crash Tender Rescued From E-bay By Peter Harvey by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Nice boat, what a shame you didn't upgrade the video camera, lol. Seriously though, worth looking at In better resolution. Nice build, I think.

aerokits by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Nice boats! What Is the RC setup on the Sea Queen, looks a very good scale speed.

46' Vintage RAF Crash Tender Re-do. by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Lesro will have them back In from next week, yipee!

August 5th by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
HI Robert, Have you any pictures of your Sea Queen? I have been wanting one of those for years! Cheers

August 5th by Stonemonkey Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
Fantastic blog Robert, very helpful for us novices and great pictures. The boat looks great and you should be very proud. Nice one. 😎