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 on: Today at 10:52:30 AM 
Started by frogman3 - Last Post by frogman3
HI guys RST  an  big _ bri an leaky bottom   an derek  many thanks for your help my wife is gonna phone up for me as I have a hearing prob an cant use the phone so i'll see what turns up but she phoned up last time an we insisted the sharft must be s/s an outer sharft must be  silver an not brass but things dint  go right so we 'll have another go cheers all
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chris

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 on: Today at 10:41:54 AM 
Started by frogman3 - Last Post by derekwarner
Is it just me?....as I have a mixed understanding in the material composition  %)  [and construction  {-) ] of this component as offered in an earlier posting


It is clear in the latter posting of the Model Dockyards offering as lists the various material combinations selections :-)) ..... Derek

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 on: Today at 10:27:48 AM 
Started by Northseawarrior - Last Post by Charlie
There is someone with a set of Mersey Plans for sale in the Model Lifeboats Facebook Group.

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 on: Today at 10:16:18 AM 
Started by TheLongBuild - Last Post by JIM WORNER
Yes please. Please bring to Blackpool, I will be on the Rawdon Club stand with cash!
Cheers  Jim W :-))

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 on: Today at 10:14:27 AM 
Started by frogman3 - Last Post by Leaky Bottom
The model Dockyard also appear to have 3 in stock https://www.model-dockyard.com/acatalog/Fineline_Propshafts.html
Might be a good idea to ring before ordering to make sure they are the stainless steel ones, and not the brass as you've already had the wrong one sent once

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 on: Today at 09:58:51 AM 
Started by Shaka - Last Post by Dave_S.
Interesting glimpse of a few guitars & basses behind the model! I'm a working bass player myself.

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 on: Today at 09:54:21 AM 
Started by Shaka - Last Post by derekwarner
Evening Michael.......just a few thoughts


1. rather than racing in & stripping the complete paint from the hull, consider gently sanding a small section with cork block & paper toward the bow....say 3" x 3"........stripping the complete hull could uncover building matters that were best left under paint & away from view
2. this will provide an understanding as to the construction [presumably plank on frame] and importantly also an understanding if complete removal of the hull paint is actually required, or could a complete localised sanding be acceptable
3. painting systems from the 50's will probably have been oil based, however modern day compatible paint products should be available with 70 year old paint if is is intact
4. as Greg mentioned, members here on MBM will have a vast knowledge on the appropriate paints to use


Keep us posted with your restoration progress

Derek

PS...is that  a Hofner Ignition voilin [shaped] bass guitar in the background? [+ another three x 4 string guitars {-)

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 on: Today at 09:15:48 AM 
Started by Shaka - Last Post by Shaka
Hi all,
As SailorGreg did prophesied I'm finding difficult to post any images. I have linked to some of the photos but I do not know how long they will remain up, I've also scaled them right back to be of a practical size.

If you know of any better image hosting sites please let me know as I have two photos of the boat in full and in landscape but they will not upload for some reason. So here are the only 3 photos I could get to upload.



As you can see she not in overly bad shape but she does need a lot of work. The first step will be to strip off the paint and have a good look at the condition of the hull. I have noticed damage to the foward part of the keel which will need attention.

All The Best
Michael






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 on: Today at 09:04:15 AM 
Started by Trucker - Last Post by Taranis
Far more simple and easy to comprehend is to fit an auto fuse holder with a 25amp blade fuse. If you can't get it to blow reduce to a 20 amp and so on.

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 on: Today at 07:33:01 AM 
Started by Mrs Stav - Last Post by Mrs Stav
Hope your BETTER HALF FAR PRETTIER than you gets BETTER soon ....poor Carl is going to suffer with me next door to him  O0 O0


Dave

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