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Thread: Todays Boating
10/05/2022 03:17:30

Hi Richard

We have the same problem with prop and rudders at our canal (salt water).

Hitting plastic bags with a K and B IC motor at speed is more fast sub dive than any submarine.


09/05/2022 10:48:35

Hi Ashley

Do like the Dragonfly.

May get the plan off you as I have a motor and prop waiting for a home.

It was one I was going to put on my Hobbyking Swamp boat, but, sold the dam thing.

Autumn and Winter are knot good times for model boating.

We wife said I will be 73 this year !!!

Well she is six weeks older, so she should know !!!


09/05/2022 08:07:06

Hi Richard

Back to English summer today cold and sunny with 14C !!!

I thought Ashley would bite, but he is getting a bit old now.

Senior In Retirement Harry

Thread: Sea Queen 46" Cruiser
07/05/2022 13:13:26

Hi Ray

Nice work and love the redesign stern.

What's the plan for power ??

50mm brushless ???


Thread: Todays Boating
07/05/2022 13:09:09

Hi Ashley

Just pick up a 46" Crash tender unstarted kit with white metal fittings!!!

We down south are into Autumn, so not a lot happening.

84mm of rain and 100kmh winds the last 24 hours.


Thread: Wave Princess Restoration
04/05/2022 13:15:18

Hi Lads

Google rc toys tasmania and go to the forum .


04/05/2022 01:23:07

Hi All

Video of the Princess on rescue duties !!
Thread: Todays Boating
02/05/2022 11:53:22

Hi Ashley

A R/C Iceberg!!!

I think I know a model boater that builds very different floating objects !!!

Next would be an R/C island with a lighthouse on top.


02/05/2022 09:37:55

Hi Ashley

An Iceberg works apparently !!!!


Thread: State of the Hobby
12/04/2022 10:20:25

Hi Bob

I would not have sent a boat that fragile, but, the type of boats I like are a bit more solid.

Old newspaper and bubble wrap works well !!!


12/04/2022 05:46:48

Hi All

Another part of the problem, is people selling boats on E Bay with only Pick up or postage in England.

The E Bay International Postage is fairly priced for models to Australia.

Given that Australian Postage from Sydney to Hobart is nearly $300au for a model e.g. Precedent Perkasa .

A 39" Javelin which is a bit bigger from the UK about 50 pounds and about 10 pounds import duty with tracking.

This opens the market to the world and using Pay Pal is no problems for the seller or buyer.


Thread: Wave Princess Restoration
11/04/2022 11:02:05

Hi All

The boats first ran, but, requires the battery moved forward.
11/04/2022 10:59:42

finished stern 2.jpgfinished stern 1.jpgfinished bow 2.jpgHi All

This is the boat finished !!!

Harryfinished bow 1.jpg

11/04/2022 10:57:29

wave 8.jpgwave 7.jpgwave 6.jpgwave 5.jpgwave 4.jpgwave 3.jpgwave 2.jpgHi All

Finally got a sister boat to my Wave Rider from E Bay UK !!!

International Postage cost was a third of Australian Postage !!!

The boat arrived very well package and the hull was in good shape.

A full paint strip and replacement of the 3mm drive line to 4mm.

Added spray rails and repaired the chine rails.

The GT strip had to go and a wooden deck from Banjo Coffee stir sticks.

Motor 35mm brushless 1250kv on 3S Lipo battery.

Harrywave 1.jpg

Thread: New Owner for Model Boats
09/04/2022 09:17:17

What about Marine Modelling International ????


09/04/2022 09:15:42

Ashley sleeps at night dreaming up the next odd boat for the next day !!!!


Thread: State of the Hobby
09/04/2022 09:12:34

Hi Bob

Our club has a small come and try boat which we got from a decease members estate.

Drop in another brush motor and ESC with a 7.2volt Lipo battery.

The radio is an old 29M two channel set which I drill a hole in the front for the throttle max speed control.

This is a screw into the throttle stick !!!

Its slow, but has good turning circle.

We have had six year olds to eighty year olds have a go !!!

A hobby does not have to be super expensive, but, if can be.

That six year old may never have a boat, but the idea is planted !!!!


Thread: Todays Boating
20/03/2022 10:19:08


Form all us chaps down under .

Harry Smith

Thread: Has anyone got ?
23/02/2022 10:40:48

Hi SteveG

Found the Stiletto PDF plans on another forum site which is the same hull design for the Stiletto/Arrow/Rapier and Javelin.

I have resized from these plans to a 776mm version.

So far I am up o the bulkheads, breast hooks and the keel back to B2.


06/02/2022 06:54:01

Hi Steve

Welcome to the Forum .

I have a Rapier(SPOOKY), Nor-star Wave Rider and restoring a Wave Princess at present.

My wish list is the Stiletto/Arrow and the Sportsman .

Like you had the noisy things, but into the classic boats.

Present boats:- 2 x Hellen fishing boats, 1 x Eileen, 1x Juilet 4, 2 x Precedent Perkasa's, 1 x Precedent Huntsman, 1 x 30" wooden Huntsman, 1 x Sea Hornet , 36" Thames Police boat, 1 x Smit Nederland tug, 1 x Queen, 1 x Diva, 1 x Wave Rider, 1 x Sea Scout, 1 x 46" Crash Tender, 1 x 1920's Gentleman's runabout, 1x Cracking Mad, 1 x Old Speed boat, 1x Wavemaster, 1x Javelin and a Corona Cabin Cruiser which are all working.


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