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Member postings for Chris Fellows

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Thread: All my model boat builds history
25/06/2021 09:57:46

I've decided to give up building model boats!


Thread: Thames Sailing Barge Stuff
17/06/2021 14:26:19

And carry on being taxed once retired if you have a decent works pension! You won't pay NI once you reach pension age Ray but you pay more tax, brilliant isn't it!

Yes, it always annoys me when I hear of MPs getting a full pension after very few years (is it 5?) when most of us have to do at least 40!

My wife gets her state pension in September after being diddled out of 6 years. sad

I better stop now as I guess it will be termed political! smiley



Edited By Chris Fellows on 17/06/2021 14:28:17

12/06/2021 14:18:30
Posted by Ray Wood 2 on 10/06/2021 20:07:37:

Hi All,

I'm very pleased to let you know Tiny Mite a 30" Barge Yacht built, owned and raced for many seasons by Peter Simmonds has joined my fleet after a long journey from the Isle of Wight involving Road > Solent crossing > Road to Maidstone, made worse and longer by the current situation, but she is here now, and will be on the water soon.

She joins Peter's Veronica, my Gertrude and the soon to be finished Portlight. SWMBOtm 100621.jpg is not seeing the funny side !! but she will come round

Regards Ray

Another boat is no problem Ray! laugh

Thread: RAF rescue launch ASR HSL
09/06/2021 13:11:17

One of Dave's options is to use Eze-Kote epoxy and lightweight cloth which a number of us use as it is water based, dries quickly allowing multiple coats and is easy to sand and provides strength and a good basis for painting the outside of the hull.

Not sure about using Eze-Kote on the inside (without cloth) as I've heard of instances where it can soften if in contact with water for an extended time - which shouldn't be the case. May be better to paint or use an epoxy resin.


Edited By Chris Fellows on 09/06/2021 13:11:51

Thread: Tucker Silhouette Mk2 (see album)
07/06/2021 13:29:31

I hope the members were impressed, they should be.

Haven't been to Rutland Water for years, must go again.


Thread: Yachting Monthly Eventide
07/06/2021 13:23:21

Looks really good Ray.

Are the sails self-tacking or servo operated? Looking to nick for the Fisherman!


Thread: Commodores Challenge
04/06/2021 10:21:28
Posted by ashley needham on 04/06/2021 09:05:34:

Ramble away Bob, the forum is not just for itemising one build or another, but to provide some (much needed nowadays) social interaction.

If we were gathered in a pub we would be talking about all sorts, and there is no cap on the length of a thread, just look at “todays boating”....a veritable saga and some of it even about model boats!


My thoughts exactly Ashley, but not everybody agrees. One member springs to mind! smiley


Edited By Chris Fellows on 04/06/2021 10:22:40

Thread: Tucker Silhouette Mk2 (see album)
30/05/2021 12:58:04

Looks lovely Nigel and the "realistic" photo is excellent.

You have to remember Richard that racing is a very different part of model boating and as you know it is the racing that is the important part of that discipline and is the interest for participants.

I race both yachts and power boats and they are all ARTR plastic. No way would I race one of my Faireys though I'm considering building a timber power boat with simplified detail.

Horses for courses as usual.


Edited By Chris Fellows on 30/05/2021 13:02:29

Thread: Trumpeter 1:200 Titanic
28/05/2021 15:57:30

Certainly was a moment of madness Paul! smiley

Not one but three!


Thread: HK Princess
28/05/2021 15:54:43

My race boat is the same Kev. It cavitates a lot and then takes off!

It seems a bit odd having a surface piercing prop and outrigger rudder on a boat like the Princess. You want some performance but not crazy!


Thread: Commodores Challenge
27/05/2021 09:37:59

Richard, I agree that the resin look the most realistic but despite many searches I've failed to find any suitable in 1:12 scale. Well I've found the odd one but not enough for a collection of 2 or 3 which is why I've settled on some plastic ones with moveable limbs that don't look bad.

Bob, looking good and looking forward to seeing it tearing up the lake burbling serenely along!


Thread: HK Princess
25/05/2021 21:44:54

Hi Kev

Looking at the Hobbyking site photos and the motor size stated I'd guess it is around 40mm. I have a race boat which looks a similar size and that is a 37mm.

But there's a Japanese chap on Mayhem (sorry I can't provide the link using my tablet) who has one and will be able to tell you the actual size. His forum name is Backether and the Princess is on his post Model Boat Mahem/ Mess Deck:General Section/Model Boating/My Favourite RC Boating Scenes at Our Local Lake.

If you have a problem accessing I'll ask him for you.


Edited By Chris Fellows on 25/05/2021 22:04:35

Thread: Fairey Swordsman 33
25/05/2021 11:06:00

They get about a bit!


24/05/2021 19:34:03

Thanks Tim.

Gotta have a laf!  smiley


Edited By Chris Fellows on 24/05/2021 19:55:03

Thread: Commodores Challenge
24/05/2021 17:32:59


Are you going round in circles? blush


Thread: Fairey Swordsman 33
24/05/2021 17:29:37


Thread: Huntress 23 Long Cabin Version
23/05/2021 17:27:12

I don't know why my last post double posted? It's done that before.

Anyway, all the remaining strakes were glued and taped into place. Left overnight to fully dry and then the ends at the transom were trimmed back with the razor saw and sanded flush. As with the Huntsman 31 I've used the 3mm 60 degree triangular styrene section which I feel is just right. Whilst the hull is substantially shorter I've fitted 4 strakes per side so still quite a lot of work. Happy that's done!






Edited By Chris Fellows on 23/05/2021 17:28:03

Thread: TEV Wahine 1/35 Build
23/05/2021 10:13:07

My models will definitive have to remain in the house!


Thread: Ouch - Biff on the nose
22/05/2021 14:08:08

First class repair Tim, carried out with your usual precision.

Funnily enough when doing my first test of my new race boat, ScottFree, a few weeks ago, one of the bolts securing the rudder had dropped out and the other was loose!


Thread: Commodores Challenge
21/05/2021 18:27:56

O right, didn't know about the supercharged V8! Should have guessed with those vents on the rear deck! Wouldn't be needed with a Morris 1000 or Ford 100E motor! So will be like a wolf in sheepskin lined slippers!

Time for some of the red liquid I think!

Cheers, Chris

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