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MGrob

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52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« on: July 01, 2008, 09:45:09 pm »

Well after a hectic weekend of shows (wings and wheels and Doncaster boat show) i picked up a couple of bargains....mainly the fast patrol boat.

was at wings and wheels for 10 minutes and walking around the bring and buy when i saw what i thought was a bargain....


just few bits bought....not all by me  {-)


here she is





40 with some additional fittings and original plans.....at my guess (and my dads) she could be 20+ years old..

but got some good ideas for her now....rotating guns, lights, sound

will post pics as i go through the restoration

Rob  O0
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Martin13

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 11:45:29 am »

MGrob,

That's a good Purchase of a Perkasa. It appears to be all ply construction - what name appears (designer) on the plans. Looks like she's been nicely built - well done

Martin doon under
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andyn

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 07:27:13 pm »

Saw that on the saturday and was considering it but I didn't know what I would do with it...
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MGrob

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 08:11:26 pm »

update on work carried out

plenty of elbow grease to sand down the entire hull, and boy did it need it.
high build primer used and rubbed down for base coat
new propeller shaft and rudder installed

Still really havn't got a clue how I'm gonna refurbish the top  :D

Rob
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djrobbo

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 08:32:36 pm »

Hi guys.....judging by the circular join in the foredeck  , it looks most probably to be the precedent kit , now sold by anglia models......i have the large version but with the fibreglass hull..........haven't made it yet :'(
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MGrob

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 09:09:54 pm »

according to the plans its a:

VERON THORNYCROFT FAST PATROL BOAT 52"

hoping to break out some more paint tomorow after work
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MGrob

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008, 07:36:43 pm »

finished work at 2 today and went straight to the shed.....didnt leave the shed till 7:30  :D

and here is the progress.



still loads to go but all worth it

Rob
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Stavros

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008, 08:00:43 pm »

So come on reveal all what motor are you putting in

Stavros
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MGrob

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008, 08:04:46 pm »

well have been pondering over speed 800 motors.

but what do you guys recommend to someone who is relativley new to this hobby?
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Stavros

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008, 10:36:39 pm »

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MGrob

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2008, 05:56:27 pm »

cheers stavros.....will look into choosing a motor very carefully

been in the shed again today, never seem to leave  {-)

been applying the pin stripe and deck colour









feels like i getting somewhere now  :)

Rob
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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2008, 06:06:41 pm »

Very nice Rob, coming on well.
Just a couple of points though, the Perkasa didn't have the pin stripe and the deck would have been matt green not gloss. Sorry.
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MGrob

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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #12 on: July 04, 2008, 06:11:34 pm »

thanks for the points, but i didnt like the shades of green in matt.....and i just didnt feel happy with the hull till it had the pinstripe.
i dunno but as long as she looks good in the water thats all I'm worried about.

Need to visit the model shop tomoz so can crack on with the deck fittings
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Re: 52" Vosper Patrol Boat
« Reply #13 on: July 04, 2008, 06:24:47 pm »

As long as you are happy with it thats all that matters, just thought I should mention it before you got too far. O0
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