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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Submarines => Topic started by: reefrich on January 10, 2010, 04:17:20 PM

Title: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: reefrich on January 10, 2010, 04:17:20 PM
guys

I am looking at possibly getting an Engel Sub or sheerline, not sure which one yet but want to get your opinons on each manufacturers.

What are their kits like? any of you guys had any experiences good or bad?

Cheers  :-))
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: Mankster on January 10, 2010, 05:15:29 PM
Both are pretty good. Sheerline boats are realativly quickly to get into the water and require little building (except for the Type II). Engel subs are true kits, which need building/ bonding with resin to make water tight etc. Plenty of opportunity of leaks if your not thorough as the WTC is pressuised by the piston tanks. Even their most basic kit will require some previous modeling experience. And they do cost rather more, but do look rather nice and perform well. They have different different diving systems, each have their attributes. I'd go with a Sheeline Akula if its your first sub and you want to 'test the water'.
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: 6705russell on January 10, 2010, 05:17:13 PM
Sheerline, simple but sturdy subs that look the business in the water, built three now and cannot fault them  :-))

Russ
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: Turbulent on January 10, 2010, 07:44:11 PM
Just ask yourself, which company do you see more of COMPLETED on the water?

Sheerline every time, does exactly what it says on the tin. :-))
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: sheerline on January 10, 2010, 10:41:46 PM
Aw shucks you guys, made me all watery eyed you ave!
Happy new year fellas.
Chris
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: reefrich on January 11, 2010, 07:06:13 AM
Well that seems pretty conclusive!

I will look into  the Sheerline range with more detail.

Cheers for your opinions chaps
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: gyronuts on January 11, 2010, 05:39:08 PM
yes..sheerline boats are very impressive. Bill
Ohio owner ..would love a small u boat about the size of the Akula>.......??? any chance?
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: Mackenzie on January 31, 2010, 12:44:41 AM
I have a Sheerline, TypeVII U-boat for over 7 years.
Works well on water, however takes a little bit of setting up.

The key point is if you have any problems Chris is most helpful.
Jim
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: Patrick Henry on January 31, 2010, 09:13:57 AM
yes..sheerline boats are very impressive. Bill
Ohio owner ..would love a small u boat about the size of the Akula>.......??? any chance?

Bill, it may be a bit too small, but have you seen this?  http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/26_33/products_id/549 (http://www.deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/26_33/products_id/549) It's a bit expensive IMHO (hope Mr Dean doesn't see this...) but it's a nice compact size, and with a bit of work, would make into quite a nice boat.



Rich

(Perhaps Mr Dean may donate me one to test and review... %))
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: AL 1 on January 31, 2010, 09:38:50 AM
you cant go wrong with a sheerline i have 3 of them
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: reefrich on February 10, 2010, 11:39:25 PM
Just managed to get a Sheerline Ohio off a fellow member, excited to collect her and get her wet. (no pun intended)
 
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: sheerline on February 11, 2010, 11:25:38 AM
Reefrich, if you find any problems with it, give me a shout.
Chris
Title: Re: ????Engel Subs vs Sheerline????
Post by: reefrich on February 12, 2010, 05:57:18 PM
Thanks Chris,

I might just take you up on that for some mod parts etc.

Cheers