Hi Les, funny we've come full circle, I started my model sailing
at newsham park back in the late 50s and was there at the beginning of "The Liverpool model
POWER boat club
back in 1964, when I was 14 years old.
Notice the power was omitted from the clubs name approx' 15 years ago.
In 1964 i had just completed my first aerokit
s sea scout complet with an ED seagull 1cc diesel, this club was where I met most of my mentors and founder members
of the club, Jimmy Wilson, Cliff'Broadbent, Monty, Oscar Poulson etc etc all now sadly gone to that big lake in the sky where anything goes.
I'm in southport now and do go back to newsham from time to time. Thank you for that bit of very interesting info'.
The afore mentioned sea scout has just undergone a major re-fit after 55 years, the 1cc diesel has been replaced with a 3940 kv brushless
and 60 esc running on 11.1 lipo, yes I know all to big for a little 24inch sea scout, but as the yanks would say " there ain't no substitute for C.C. Boy", you don't have to use it but nice to have.
Martin you mentioned the old glue used in those days, the sea scout I made was glued using "caskomite" (can't remember the correct spelling) the boat is still 100% waterproof
with no skin separation at all, I do not intend tarting the boat up at all, prefer to keep it the way a 14 year old boy (me) had made it apart from bringing the running gear up to 21st century and something that can be used at my local lakes.