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Member postings for Paul T

Here is a list of all the postings Paul T has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.

Thread: Dave Milbourn RIP
07/03/2021 14:08:37

Like most of the model boating family have know both Dave and Liz for a long time, I found out early on that he didn't like to burden his friends with his problems.

Whilst a few knew about the cancer we were all sworn to secrecy about it as Dave didn't want sympathy or worse still he didn't want people avoiding him just because they didn't know what to say.

Even though Dave knew that his condition was terminal he kept looking on the bright side and planning his next build. We exchanged emails on a regular basis, I called him Grumpy and he called me Double Doc, both slightly irreverent nicknames but we shared the same slightly warped sense of humour

It was difficult watching him carry on as if everything was normal but I knew that he took a great deal of comfort from his involvement with this forum, where despite being grumpy at times he enjoyed helping others by passing on the fruits of his deep knowledge and experience.

The world is a slightly darker place now but I know that his memory will live on and he will be thought about every time somebody see a model Fairey on the water.

05/03/2021 14:14:38

I've been dreading this day as Dave was a very dear friend and unfailingly loyal confidant.

Dave was a great support when I lost Jane and I am forever in his debt for his deep understanding.

He was very easy to wind up and often didn't suffer fools, which always made me wonder why he put up with me as I was always winding him up about the Fairey angle of dangle.

Rest easy Grumpy

Thread: Fairey Swordsman 33
20/01/2021 17:26:40

Hi Chris

That deck is amazing and very impressive.


Thread: Paul Freshney R.I.P
06/01/2021 16:49:11

Very sad to hear this news, Paul and I crossed swords a few times but we had a great laugh at Haydock.

Thread: Bluebird K4
03/12/2020 15:07:25


Mount the motor with the shaft facing forward and use a belt / pulley to connect with the propshaft.

The cooling systems that you are discussing will only work when the boat is in forward motion and won't prevent a heat spike when the boat is stationary after a high speed run.

I would suggest an independent forced air cooling system such as high capacity computer CPU fans as the air intake can be adapted to suit the boats existing air intake design.


Thread: Tempted by a big Fairey
15/11/2020 14:41:11

Hello George

The throwing of persiflage has been going on for years.

The Right Honourable Mr Milbourn and I have a long (very long) relationship regarding Fairies that is loosely based upon what we call the 'angle of dangle' ie the angle at which the propshaft is fitted.

I take every opportunity to have a dig at Daves staunch support of the design and the heading of Tempted by a Big Fairey was too good to miss.


Thread: TYNE Class Lifeboat build
14/11/2020 15:26:27

In my experience teachers always said Could Do or Must Do Better

14/11/2020 14:31:01


I wish that I had your level of 'blunder and wits' as that deck is superb.


Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
14/11/2020 14:24:10

Captain Bob

Oh dear, that is unfortunate and very debilitating whilst you suffer but hopefully it will run its course (bad pun) and you will be back to your old self.

Is this a result of your cooking whilst Joyce is in dry dock?


Thread: Tempted by a big Fairey
14/11/2020 14:18:54

Hi Dave

There are still miles of innuendo left on this subject :

For example if you live next to water we have Faireys at the bottom of the garden.


13/11/2020 16:17:50

When I first saw the title of this thread I thought DM was selling another model. smiley

Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
13/11/2020 14:26:15

Captain Bob

You are using two separate channels to control your motors and having trouble with forward / reverse on one motor.

Presuming that the boats wiring is correct and you haven't crossed polarity anywhere the problem could be with the transmitter or receiver.

Is it possible that one of the normal / reverse switches on your transmitter is incorrectly set (presuming that your transmitter has this facility)

Failing this have you dropped or damaged the transmitter or receiver.

Lastly have you bench tested the transmitter / receiver recently.

Is Joyce fully recovered?


12/11/2020 16:05:45

Captain Bob

As you are using twin stick for motor control have you checked the settings on your transmitter?


11/11/2020 11:16:38

Good Morning Captain Bob

Nice to see the boat in its natural environment and it looks very impressive against the black and silver water, Lady Joyce is a very skilled photographer.

Regarding your motor problem, how many battery packs are you using?

it might help if you took some photos of your setup


04/11/2020 11:51:32

Captain Bob

I would love to cut out some vinyl for you but my machine is back with the manufacturer after it decided to rip everything. It looks as though the depth of cut function is knackered and as throwing it against a wall didn't fix it so the supplier can sort it out.

Sorry old friend but if are stuck then can get them from Amazon link


03/11/2020 17:45:12

Captain Bob

Its a big boat to sail on your own especially lifting it in and out of the water, is Ducky going to help? Obviously in our current situation you will both have to be kitted out in full bio-hazard suits.

Looking forward to seeing the photos of you and Ducky in the bright orange suits.


Thread: Huntress 23 Long Cabin Version
27/10/2020 17:46:54

A stern drive is the best power train for these boats, the engines are flat and level and driving a prop that is at the best angle.

Thread: BRUTUS MK 11
26/10/2020 15:47:18


Have you not heard of Dark Matter or Dark Fluid, this is the lightest explanation that I could find. link

But it is boring, my own discovery of Dark Liquid can be found in any decent pub where the landlord looks after his products.


26/10/2020 13:36:40

I'm now thinking of using Dark Liquid to power my models, those of you who keep up with technology will know that this is the latest scientific 'hot material' and could have infinite possibilities.

Personally I discovered the magical properties of Dark Liquid many years ago when I visited Dublin.

Thread: Fairey Swordsman 33
26/10/2020 11:48:07

What a very clean and tidy workshop, I bet you even have a shiny kettle and fresh milk.wink

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