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I intend to build a lifeboat
« on: January 29, 2015, 10:12:41 PM »

Hi I am new to this site and want to build a lifeboat,has any one any ideas thought would start with Billings and convert to radio control .is this a good idea any suggestions welcome
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Re: I intend to build a lifeboat
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 10:57:28 PM »

It all depends on what experience you have. The hulls and superstructure can be made from fibreglass, wood, vac formed plastic etc. Do you want yo build from plans, kits etc. Billings  make some good kits but they are not necessarily good for beginners. Lots of people will recommend the different kits available. Look up on mayhem as there are plenty of examples and build logs of most types of lifeboat.
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Re: I intend to build a lifeboat
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2015, 11:37:48 PM »

Jim...our resident lifeboat champion MBM builder member 'Neil' is temporally indisposed off site [ :police: ] and I do not intend to raise any hackles of the moderators by discussing this further

Having said this I know Neil will offer both common sense and worldly advice on his return in a week or so....... :-))........ Derek
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Re: I intend to build a lifeboat
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2015, 09:46:00 AM »

Hi Jim, as Klunk says there are lots of different types and sizes of lifeboats available
Have a good look and then ask about the boat/boats you would like to build and
what scale, then we could possibly advise you about a build.


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Re: I intend to build a lifeboat
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 11:16:27 AM »

Hi Jim,
If you go to the Lifeboat section of the forum, you will find lots of information about all diferent types of Model Lifeboats. This link will take you to a thread about the Billings Waveney, which may be the one that you are considering building:

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=28711.0

Hi I am new to this site and want to build a lifeboat,has any one any ideas thought would start with Billings and convert to radio control .is this a good idea any suggestions welcome

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Re: I intend to build a lifeboat
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 12:35:36 PM »

Jim...our resident lifeboat champion MBM builder member 'Neil' is temporally indisposed off site [ :police: ] and I do not intend to raise any hackles of the moderators by discussing this further

Hoping Neil will be back next week.    :-))

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Re: I intend to build a lifeboat
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 03:10:29 PM »

I, myself would steer clear of the Billings Waveney.
There are much better options as the Lifeboatmen
on the Forum will hopefully provide for you.

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Re: I intend to build a lifeboat
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2015, 06:28:19 AM »

Have a look at the Model Slipway Tamar , A great kit & a great company to deal with, not like some I could name but wont. Mick B.
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