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Original Aerokits Sea Hornet - Posted: 7 years ago by john saunders
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I had always admired the lines of 1950s American wooden runabouts and built this Aerokits model when I was an apprentice at Jaguar Cars and It had stayed In my loft since completion nearly 40 years ago. Recently dusted off and upgraded with a Graupner Speed 500 and Mtroniks 40Amp controller and P35 prop. Seen here at Knightcote Boat Club on 25 October

Restored 1960s Aerokits Sea Queen - Posted: 7 years ago by john saunders
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Original 1960s boat aquired this summer from the family a deceased former club member In scruffy, non running but basically sound condition. Was petrol powered at some stage and still had original vintage mechanical speed controller from a later electric power set up. Restored with two (secondhand) MFA850 motors In tandem driving a new single 20 In M5 shaft. . Using a 50 Amp Tornado speed control and plastic X55 Graupner prop.

Sprayed (Volvo) Flash Green Metallic with orginal decks stripped back and restained (using tea bags!) and relaquered

Planing gently on our club sailing water at Knightcote, Warwickshire on 25 October

Sea Nymph - Posted: 7 years ago by froggyt996
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my scratch built Brushless Sea Nymph run on 11.2 volts

Aerokits Solent Class Lifeboat - Posted: 7 years ago by froggyt996
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Mrs Froggyt996's Solent Class Lifeboat which Is running on 2 x MFA 800 motors. It has 4 x 12v 7amp gel batteries and a P92 combined mixer and speedcontrollers from Action.
Response by figtree7nts on the 1 year ago
Very nice, even the water looked scaled!

Aerokits Sea Hornet - Posted: 7 years ago by froggyt996
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Here Is Mrs Froggyt996's Sea Hornet. Running on 2 Graupner 600 speed 8.4 motors. On 2 x 8.4v Nihd batteries at Fleetwood In July 2010.

Aerokits Sea Urchin - Posted: 7 years ago by froggyt996
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Here Is my Aerokits Sea Urchin on Its first outing In July 2010 at Fleetwood. Running on a 7.2v Lipo on a small outrunner motor costing less the £5.00 from Giantcod.co.uk.

Aerokits Sea Queen - Posted: 7 years ago by froggyt996
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On a calm day at King Lears Lake, Watermead Country Park, Wanlip, Leics. First shakedown run.

Sea Queen - Posted: 7 years ago by froggyt996
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My restored Aerokits Sea Queen with Brushless motor at Fleetwood on a very windy day
Response by froggyt996 on the 5 years ago
have a look at this link

http://modelfireboats.com/#forum/thread.php?thread=3205
Response by derekhensey on the 5 years ago
Thank you very much for your prompt reply, my list has been sent to the man with the white beard and red suit!! Thanks again.Derek.
Response by figtree7nts on the 1 year ago
Is she listing to starboard or do I have my head tilted to the right, Hum?

restored Sea Commander on speed 600 - Posted: 7 years ago by dbninja
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ok, my first ever attempt at posting a video on here and youtube..

my Aerokits Sea Commander restored but not finished running a direct drive graupner speed 600 8.4v on 40mm std 2 blade plastic prop. battery Is 9.6v 8cell 3300mA nimh. sailing Sunday 15th August 2010 at Taylor park st Helens mbc

thanks
David
Response by dbninja on the 5 years ago
Hi
I use a single 8cell Nimh pack, and cut a hole In the main vertical bulkhead (the one at the back of the main roof below the windscreen) so my batterry pack sits under open deck area floor - midships

my sea Commander Is fairly light at 4 3/4 lbs without battery. the battery adds another 1 lb bringing the total to 5 1/2lb.

it balances (fore-aft) at the back of the aft main cabin window.

waterline... I just guessed what "looks right" and Its 70mm from the top of the deck at the bow and 60mm from the top of the deck on the side flank of the hull at the stern.

do make sure you fit the spray rails along the chine of the hull and keep them sharp! they do a tremendous amount of work lifting the hull and clearing the bow wave, and will greatly Improve the boats performance

hope this helps
David
Response by welshfenman on the 5 years ago
many thanks to you both.
At this time I have no Idea of the weight except to say that from what I can gather from looking at the rudder that this boat seems to from the sixties/seventies, and Is quite a substantial vessel.
She Is undergoing a major refit.( spent the day rubbing down the Inside of the hull, and removing paint from the toerail to the carlings.
This looks like being a long job.
Response by dbninja on the 5 years ago
welshfenman

if Its "that old" and Is a 60's/70's built model that had an I.C. engine fitted..
I would recommend you "glass-cloth" the outside of the hull..

models built during this period tend to have been built with bio-degradeable glue! (cascemite/ boneglue. etc.) show It water for the first time In 40 years and your boat will revert to kit status and basically become unstuck! If the wonky glue doesn't do It then the diesel/glow fuel used In the 60's will have undone all the joints from the Inside-out anyway!

enjoy your restorations and read as much as you can on here

db

Two Nor-Star Boats at Crealy - Posted: 7 years ago by ianed57
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Two restored Nor-Star boats- a Wave Princess and Wave Rider having a run at Crealy Park In Exeter.
The boats are E-Bay rescues bought back to life by Kalamunda. The video was made by Ianed57.


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