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vortex

Member Stats
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Member No. 1705
Registered 29th Feb 2012
Last Online 12th Feb 2019
City West Midlands
Country United Kingdom
Boats in Harbour 0
Sailing Locations 1
Forum Posts 15
Photos Posted 40
Likes Received 26
Likes Given 2
21 Total Posts
Sailing Locations
Chasewater Model Boat Club
Since: 16th Apr 2012
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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
69 points away from Lieutenant!
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Boats in Harbour 8 0
Forum Thread 5 20
Forum Post 2 30
Event 8 0
Photo Gallery 10 10
Photos Response 3 3
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Video Response 3 0
Build Blog 20 0
Blog Post 5 0
Blog Response 3 6
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Guestbook Post 8 0
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131 Total Points
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Recent Posts
Motors by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Go brushless and let it perform

"Surfury" Stern Name by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
try SHG Marine Jerome moulded a 36" gf hull in the 70`s and he had some decals in stock, depends on your scale of course also had cleats, offset rudder, wheels etc

S.H.G Black tornado by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
im not an expert but dont think either would be out of place, id personally fit the one thats easiest to start. Im sure that Jerome Grainger fitted a 61 Merco or Webra but the hull was new then.

S.H.G Black tornado by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
looks good, not many about now, Meteor 40 should give it speed but not too powerful nor too heavy. Please keep us posted on restoration and show some photo`s of progress.

S.H.Grainger Formula Powerboat by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Steve im not sure now regarding motors as they have water cooling cans on but Surfury runs from memory a 1075kva motor Turnigy 160 A speedo watercooled on 2x2s 5200 lipo`s in series ie 14.4volts with 52mm mocom Alum prop approx 3hp. I think the Tornado has approx 2045kva motor same speedo + lipo`s x 50mm nylon prop both do scale speed to as fast as 40/61 IC and look great on our choppy water with just prop and rudder in the water. Both motors will take 6s if you like ballistic? All gear from Hobby king. Try the IC first, post some pics please

S.H.Grainger Formula Powerboat by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 months ago
If the hull is in decent shape structurally i cant see any problem if you get the balance right it should go well. If you are concerned beef up the mounts or put a bulkhead in it or both. Mine now runs on brushless and moves along quite well. I`m sure Jerome Grainger put a Merco or Webra 61 in his Cigarette in the 70`s. I`ve run my Surfury on an Irvine 40 and was pleased with performance and handling, that now runs on a brushless and its quicker. Pics are of Surfury with Irvine 61 which was a bit heavy and my version of the Black Tornado

Such is life by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 8 months ago
Nice boat Kevin. I have a fibre glass SHG Surfury and a SHG Cigarette. There are some pics of them on here. Both now have electric Brushless motors and look realistic on the water. I always fancied building a Surfury from the same plan, but the complex rounded hull looked too advanced for my skills or patience but maybe one day.

drivers in model boats by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 1 year ago
A kind gent commented on my goth girls in my Huntsman, i like to models with drivers etc Sindy enjoys her cruising!

variety & fun by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
Fun is the key and we regularly run Club 500 races, there is one at the pool this Sunday 13th @10.30 am. The most fun you can have with your trousers on!

variety & fun by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
couple of pics from our variety of models sailed and from our recent Club 500 inter- club race. Come and join us on Sunday mornings, new members welcome

Precedent Huntsman 34" by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 2 years ago
goth girls set it off?

S.H.Grainger Formula Powerboat by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 years ago
Could be good I refurbed an SHG Cigarette to the Black Tornado varient. It had no lid but It was standard 36", now running on lipos. Not as good as my 36" SHG Surfury though. Im after another Surfury If anybody has one to sell?

cigarette by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 5 years ago
Andy thanks for your reply,I have actually got a Cigarette hull and set It up as the Black Tornado variant and It looks good. I could be Interested In another hull If you have one In reasonable condition & price? 07976 315159 pat

black tornado & surfury by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
work In progress shg surfury, Irvine 61 & shg cigarette/ black tornado 2075 kva, 4 cell lipo

cigarette by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
Looks like a nice model the Graiger hulls are heavy but strong,there was talk that Jerome was going to scale the surfury and cigarette down to use as fast electric scale but Ive not spoke to him for a few months. Re crew members Ive had the same problem but look at petes pilots they do a 1/12 scale helmeted head and torso, they look good on surfury Ill post some pics when painted up but waiting for the weather to warm up

cigarette by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
HI Tiggy cat yes I tracked one down, It was In very good condition too, however Ive seen one on ebay recently which looked as new. Ive put an Irvine 61 In and am waiting for better weather to arrive before painting It. It Is looking good with drivers seated and a little attention to detail. thanks for Info re cigarette, I may have found one which needs a fair bit of work. I would be Interested to hear about It or see It with electric power and what setup you have as Id like to run one on a brushless motor but seem to get through speed controllers or blown lipos to often, or else Its a meteor 60.

cigarette by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 6 years ago
any one In the midlands looking to sell "the cigarette" shgrainger f/g hull?

surfury by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
im still on the lookout for a SHG Surfury. Anyone have one for sale please?

Surfury by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
olly49, thanks for your message, If you want to sell It on call me, or If you can take a mould Id be Interested. The one I sold 40 years ago had an os engine. Good luck with the project.VORTEX (pat)

Surfury by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
HI all thank you for your post tiggy_cat, Im very Interested In a Surfury as I missed one off ebay last week. I had one In 1974, sold It for A£15 because I couldnt afford the radio gear then.I contacted Jerome some 5 years back,about the mould, but was Informed they had sold them a long time ago. Please keep me posted as Id like an electric and glow version. Regards Pat (vortex)

Surfury by vortex Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 years ago
HI everyone, wondered If anybody has or knows of any one who wants to sell a SHG Surfury? Im looking for one,nostalgia really, Any Info would be good, I have the plans but the fibreglass model would be better. Im still looking