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Eric Hoare09/03/2021 14:00:08
7 forum posts
9 photos

Two RC boats of my own design and one kit scooner. My latest pleasure boat is the FIRST in the world to incorporate flashing direction indicators, stop lights and reversing light on the transom. There should be more like this as in very busy harbours it is essnetial. I will inglude pictures when I have taken them.

Edited By Colin Bishop on 04/04/2021 10:03:06

neil howard-pritchard09/03/2021 20:42:14
2260 forum posts
2759 photos

during my lockdown since february 2019, as that is when i started staying home, i have finished two Shannon lifeboats, built from scratch one 1928 motor sailor lifeboat, started two "orange" lifeboats, a Tyne and a Mersey class, and restored from a wreck, an atlantic 21 rib inshore lifeboat.





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Andrew Waters09/03/2021 21:49:03
47 forum posts

I guess it was around the beginning of Covid that I started growing weary of the intensity of scratch building a MBD semi kit. I had finished all the hand made brass stanchions etc and decided on a change for a bit of relief.

I always fancied the Billing Boats Boulogne Etaples so this filled up the next 6 weeks.

THEN lol The Amati Riva Aquarama caught my eye but I've still not finished this as some parts I awaited arrived from Hong Kong which rekindled an earlier starter.

So since last August up to date I've been scratch building a 34kg icebreaking supply tug. I hope to complete this when the warmer weather arrives. The Azimuth drives are what I awaited and these are 100mm Korts with 84mm Props.

I've just made the autonomous fire monitors today 

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Andrew Waters09/03/2021 22:03:21
47 forum posts
Posted by timg on 27/02/2021 21:10:12:

Hi All

Another one finally finished today , Model Slipway kit of a Fleet Tender 1/24th scale . I have had it for more years than I care to remember , she sails really well as good all year round model.

20210227_141804.jpgI will have to make a better stand..


Edited By timg on 27/02/2021 21:17:28

Superb Tim. I hope to see you at Balne when we're free to go! I bought some waders LOL

Edited By Andrew Waters on 09/03/2021 22:03:52

ashley needham10/03/2021 08:31:18
7645 forum posts
159 photos

Nice work Neil as always. I almost prefer the sail equipped one as it stands out due to not having any orange on it!

My sort of workshop background pictures as well.

Having this much time on your hands does certainly ramp up the building rate. I have made 6 boats since last March, and having just finished the last, am looking to the next one!


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Chris Fellows10/03/2021 09:58:49
1196 forum posts
752 photos

I wish my output was as great!


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Ray Wood 210/03/2021 10:12:12
2847 forum posts
993 photos

Hi Chris,

It is nearly ! but you run 3 projects in parallel, as Ashley appears to work sequentially !

I have 4 new boats which havn't been to the lake yet !!

To be honest all this model making and not sailing them is getting me down, I keep charging my batteries waiting for the great day which I thinks going to be mid April for my club

Are you joining the IOM Nimbus build ??

Regards Ray

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Richard Simpson10/03/2021 10:20:54
1027 forum posts
256 photos

Sorry to blaspheme on your own thread but orange lifeboats do absolutely nothing for me.

The one with sails however, that is an entirely different story. Beautiful model and so much more character about it.

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Ray Wood 210/03/2021 10:53:27
2847 forum posts
993 photos

Hi Richard,

You don't need to worry it's not Neil's thread

Regards Ray

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timg10/03/2021 12:51:32
47 forum posts
24 photos

Thanks Andy
Looking forward to sailing again and catching up with everyone at the club, hopefully you will get chance to test your new waders soon lol .
I have been following your builds since the Portgarth, the quality of work you turn out at your boat yard is amazing and the information logged during the build is helpful to many of us although I for one don't comment enough
See you soon

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