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    Tall Paul. Romsey, Hampshire.
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    (Working Vessel) Clyde Puffer
    First Run today Sunday 23rd Sep 2012, successful run no water ingress after injecting vaseline into prop - water did come in during test in the bath mass balance adding loads of lead ! Work in Progress to add details over winter 2012/13. (Motor: Graupner 480) (ESC: Mktronics Viper 15 Amp) (8/10)
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    Built from Model Boats magazine free plan. My first build since childhood as am now retired with some time on hand. (Motor: 400) (ESC: Mtronics Viper) (8/10)
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    Plywood laminates separating causing some leaks here and there; filling with epoxy; other wise sound running after all these years (not set up for planing but fast enough for our small pond in Guildford Sunday mornings). (Motor: Grauper 900 BB Torque) (ESC: Viper Marine 15 Amps) (5/10)
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    πŸ“ Highbridge Farm Pond
    1 month ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The scale section of the Eastleigh and District Model Boat Club (EDMBC)

    Meet here every Wednesday and Sunday.

    Web site also gives location of sail section lake also in Eastleigh
    https://model-boats-eastleigh.club
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    πŸ“ Need to change web site address of CLUB
    1 month ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for that

    The https etc at the front of address works

    Regards,

    Tall Paul.
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    πŸ“ Need to change web site address of CLUB
    1 month ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    EDMBC has changed its web site to

    model-boats-eastleigh.club

    Tried to create new location but the above web address was rejected ???

    Hope this can be sorted,

    Many thanks, Tall Paul.
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    πŸ“ Recognise this boat ?
    1 month ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi folks,
    tried to attach photo files but doesn't work ???

    Found this boat and it looks great, it was a bit top heavy but I've cut a lot of it away and fitted Rx, Esc and motor etc it runs OK but cant tell what it is ?

    any help would be appreciated

    regards Tall Paul

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    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    1 month ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for posting about pond weed control.

    Biological Control .. best seems to be Grass Carp reported to eat the weeds, we are still investigating.

    Chemical Control... not allowed to use herbicide as our pond is linked to the River Itchen. However we do use Barley straw extract to control algae.

    Mechanical Control ... motorised cutters etc are far to expensive and you still have to rake up the cut weeds.

    In the end throwing a rake out or placed behind roots by guy in a boat and pulling it in is the best solution for us, so far. one in the boat, two each with a rake and barrow. we cut and collected barrow fulls.

    We continue to use Pond Dye (see biofix and dyofix.co.uk) other shading can be obtained by planting willow trees.

    Weighted black polythene sheets for 6 months at a time has been suggested as has solar powered fountain or air pumping air bubbles as this reduces infestations and oxygenates the water.

    Regards, Tall Paul.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: New supplies required!
    2 months ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi

    You mention Southampton

    Are you aware of our local model boat club?

    See Web site for EDMBC
    two sites.
    1. lakeside country park for sail

    2. Highbridge Farm for scale

    Regards

    Paul from Romsey
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    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    2 months ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the info.

    What it requires then is for people who are posting which is not related to pond weed etc to start a new post with a related new subject title.

    Regards, Tall Paul.
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    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    2 months ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi folks,

    Please could you edit Subject

    As this post was about pond weed and weeding etc

    Many thanks,

    Tall Paul ... needing solutions to tons of pond weed.
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    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    2 months ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks for the contributions.

    I have since found

    one company that has the equipment to cut and remove the weed,

    another company has weed cutters maximum depth of 4.4 ft, even though our pond is deeper we don’t have any scale boats that need more than that depth, the larger sail use a larger lake.

    https://doroteamekaniska.se/en/doro-cutters

    Going to find out if we can hire or have to buy.

    Regards,

    Tall Paul.
    https://doroteamekaniska.se/en/doro-cutters
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    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    2 months ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks Scout13,

    The dye is a good idea.

    At Guildford the council used barley straw bales, these seemed to work on just surface type weed not the ones we are having trouble with that grow from the bottom.

    Regards, Tall Paul. πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Lead Acid Battery Charging
    2 months ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    NOT from me (RNinMunich)! I just edited it to delete a previous comment of mine!
    Lead acid batteries should not be discharged and kept charged up as much as possible. Discharging these batteries will reduce their capacity. if they are kept for any length of time without a charge, they will not charge up again.

    To charge up these batteries use the same formula.

    However lead acid batteries can cope with heavy currents and it is sometimes a good idea to charge them up with a higher current. Now and then charge them up with double the current as usual and for half the time.

    So for example, a 5000mA/h battery, should be charged on 1 Amp for 5 hours.

    Winter Storage
    To ensure they will be fine when next used make sure they have a top-up charge every couple of weeks. Half the length of time of a normal charge.

    DO NOT HAVE THE BATTERY ON A CONSTANT TRICKLE CHARGE!

    Large 12 v lead acid batteries (e.g. old home security batteries) have a time constant of approx 4 hrs so need to be charged 5 x 4 hrs = 20 hrs. I leave mine on overnight which usually does the job, offload charged battery volts are approx 13.8 v.

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    πŸ“ Lead Acid Battery Charging
    2 months ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    DRAFT: TO BE REVISED AND UPDATED SHORTLY!! (RN)

    Lead acid batteries should not be discharged and kept charged up as much as possible. Discharging these batteries will reduce their capacity. if they are kept for any length of time without a charge, they will not charge up again.

    To charge up these batteries use the same formula.

    However lead acid batteries can cope with heavy currents and it is sometimes a good idea to charge them up with a higher current. Now and then charge them up with double the current as usual and for half the time.

    So for example, a 5000mA/h battery, should be charged on 1 Amp for 5 hours.

    Winter Storage
    To ensure they will be fine when next used make sure they have a top-up charge every couple of weeks. Half the length of time of a normal charge.

    DO NOT HAVE THE BATTERY ON A CONSTANT TRICKLE CHARGE!

    Large 12 v lead acid batteries (e.g. old home security batteries) have a time constant of approx 4 hrs so need to be charged 5 x 4 hrs = 20 hrs. I leave mine on overnight which usually does the job, offload battery volts are approx 13.8 v.

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    πŸ“ Eastleigh ... visits
    2 months ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    2019-06-19 Wednesday
    Us scale members are visiting SAIL members this Wednesday.

    2019-06-23 Sunday
    Us scale members back visiting scale pond at Highbridge Farm.
    Usually 10 am to 12 am +

    Regards, Tall Paul.
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    πŸ“ Pond Weed
    2 months ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Folks,

    Anyone had experience of hiring pond weed clearance company here in the south ?

    Our pond is a mess today weed around props of our scale models.

    Please post experiences Regards, Tall Paul.
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    πŸ“ Glue guns
    2 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi folks,

    Any one had experience of using glue guns ...

    Are they OK for glueing wood, plastic and metal to same and to each different material ... Are joints water proof ?

    Thanks.

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    πŸ’¬ Sad News
    2 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Ed,

    You mentioned water ingress, I carry to boating pond a number of bits and tools, one of which is a > 100 ml Syringe ... There is one on Amazon with a tube to reach into difficult to access areas.

    The advice about glue for plastic to pastic seems helpful, I had similar problem of trying to obtain water proof join of plastic and wood.

    Best of luck, Paul.

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    πŸ“ International Model Boat Show
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Dreadful rain Sat morning but the 2 hr journey was worth it.
    Some fantastic models on show, way above my skill level. Found planet Rx which was lucky as they may not be making anymore ! Product for someone else to manufacture on licence ?

    What we need is an exhibition like this on the south Coast say Southampton ...
    Would be in reach for Cornwall and Kent

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    πŸ’¬ 46" RAF Crash Tender new kit
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Mike,
    You mention that you gave a 900 what voltage and type of prop do you have as I have 900 also running with 12 v and two blade prop but do not get the speed ...

    Hope you can help.

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    πŸ’¬ 34" AEROKITS FIRE/CRASH TENDER
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi, I have 46" fire boat also and sail not far away at Highbridge Farm. Perhaps we'll meet up next year ...

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    πŸ“ International Model Boat Show
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I'm going Sat.
    Have been before.
    Good number of clubs and members for a chat.
    Good number of suppliers displaying parts etc.

    Eastleigh and District Model Boat Club will be exhibiting all three days.

    see http://www.edmbc.net/
    http://www.edmbc.net/
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    πŸ“ Rigging wanted
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for your help folks,

    Chicks, cletes, Clovis, cotter pins, sewage studs, turnbuckle, bottle screws etc who'd have thought that there were so many parts to rigging .... I've still to identify the part that fixes the boom to the main mast .... someone suggested to just use two eyepins .... Need to work out sizes next before purchase ...

    Thanks again folks ... Shows the value of this forum

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    πŸ“ Rigging wanted
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hope someone can help me source some rigging bits for my Clyde Puffer.
    I need at least two rig to mast, maybe 5 tightening adjusts, mast and boom swivel connector ...Going to use some kind of elasticated cord ... Shirring elastic ...

    Need nautical names for these parts to help searches ... Link to Picture with part names would help

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    πŸ’¬ San Pedro Push Boat
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi,
    I searched for info about rudder throttle mixer and found some useful info, many thanks for that advice.

    Many thanks also for taking the time to attach the picture.
    I can see that a sub frame is needed to accomodate two motors, two esc, mixer, Rx, battery and on/off switch

    It looks like i will need some special glue to glue wood to plastic, any advice ?

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    πŸ“ Push tug
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks figTree7nts,

    The link took me to a circuit diagram which shows what connections I need to make.

    Instead of connecting esc to Rx each motor connects to its own esc and each esc connects to the mixer which then connects to two channels of Rx.
    Not sure yet how Rx picks up its own power supply which it normally does from the esc .... Will be finding out Wednesday so could report back then.

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    πŸ“ Push tug
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Anyone have a layout drawing for the two motors, two esc, battery and mixer please ?
    Also any link to build instructions would be a great help as I do not know how to build the internals nor how to arrange for top to come off hull for access and then back on for boating.

    Grateful for any help.

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    πŸ’¬ San Pedro Push Boat
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Great looking model.
    Any chance please of a photo of internal layout of motors etc. ?

    Many thanks.

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    πŸ’¬ Naval pinnace or Picket boat completed
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The web address

    http://www.nmrn-portsmouth.org.uk/restoration
    http://www.nmrn-portsmouth.org.uk/restoration
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    πŸ’¬ Naval pinnace or Picket boat completed
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    It looks a fine quality model.
    Did you know that a full size one has been built local to our model boat club, in fact a member's model was so well researched they used it for details on the real one it may be seen in Portsmouth.

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    πŸ“ Is westbournemodel@ co serious?
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    If these stories are true then I think a complaint should be registered with trading standards, perhaps with list of complainants.

    Unless someone lodges an official complaint nothing will change.

    I use Cromwell Model boat ... Excellent customer service.

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    πŸ“ South West Ship Show
    3 years ago by Tall Paul ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks for the car parking advice.
    Plan to go.

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