Model: 99971: boats & watercraft
Status: Runner
Date: 24-Jan-2012
Comments: 7

I thought I would add a few pictures of MY boats...



...if only to keep up with the Jones's - and the Barnes's...! :D



So - here is a picture of my two 4-foot long Aerokits models...



In the late seventies - both these kits ( 4mm ply frame construction - 1.5mm ply hull skins ) were around 27.

That is equivalent to a price of around 230 now - in real terms - with regard a weekly wage..!

Both models are runners - in that they could be sailed tomorrow, but they are both going to be completely refinished and refitted.


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I removed an 850 motor from the large Sea Queen cabin cruiser...

...and I have plans to fit a nice Taycol 'Super-something' into her, instead... ;)



I will then fit one of my 'period' radio sets - solid Futaba quality and reliability - despite the 37 year age...


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The Crash Tender is 850-powered at the moment - and is to be repainted and refitted.

I MAY try an 11-pole 900 motor instead !



These are pages about the TWO real boats that these are modelled on...


http://www.asrmcs-club.com/boatswebsite/gallery/93ff/

http://www.asrmcs-club.com/boatswebsite/gallery/94ff/



I will fit 8-channel Futaba F-14 radio ( expanded to 120 functions ! ), add some working features - and I shall sort out the various mistakes and anomalies that have been built into her...!



I shall also make internal rearrangements - so that TWO batteries can be fitted at once - for longer sailing times...




These models are BIG... ...the tail ends ( aeroplane terminology ) and the noses - they are two pictures long ! ...a neat rear deck - but look carefully...! ! ! 850 motor installation with oiler-adapted shaft... ...and servo-operated working fire hoses ! ...the radio I have removed from the model This is the transmitter I shall use...

Comments

sgt.barnes

24-Jan-2012

Nice TV cabinet ! The MFA motor looks wrong in that tender. Shame you don't know anyone with a period motor you could stick in there

SteveAdair

24-Jan-2012

Nice boats both, my dad is seriously in to his Model Boats, especially large scale fast patrol boats. The Crash Tender will go with a 11-pole 900, I bet it planes !

keven64

24-Jan-2012

sarge' - you're a clown


Steve - it planes, but needs neither the 850 nor a 900...

...as it could do it with a nice period 'daddy Taycol' motor...

SRB Bloke

24-Jan-2012

Slowly the boat boys are taking over
Very nice work mate.. you guys need a big meet up... to see who's is the biggest

keven64

24-Jan-2012

...I do hope YOU are talking boats !


There are the murmurings of a tamiyaclub boat meeting - in the summer, I imagine...

keven64

25-Jan-2012

If you don't have a telly...

...'cause your eyes are always too busy looking at what you are drawing or building...


...then what is the obvious thing to do with a big TV cabinet...?

Use it as a stand - for two big model boats !

keven64

18-Jul-2013

I now have a brand new - un-run...

...Taycol Double Special motor - in it's box.


...to power the Crash Tender


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