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drydock

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Aerokits Solent Lifeboat- restoration
« on: September 01, 2020, 01:36:12 pm »

 Hello all
I have been given an elderly Aerokits Solent lifeboat which I've commenced rebuilding. Model boats are new to me, my last boat restoration had an E-type engine powering it.
Can anyone offer pictures or advice about the twin rudders? Most images and videos proudly display topsides. The keel has a small centre section removed, so it is conceivable they swing through that at extremes. To do that they need lowering which is easy to do with a spacer (but upsets my sensibilities) or the stern prop tunnels, stern area needs fairing slightly differently.
As an aside I went to my local shore displayed ex RNLI lifeboat to see that someone had got Oakleys and Solents muddled up.
Any input greatly appreciated.
Ian
 
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Re: Aerokits Solent Lifeboat- restoration
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2020, 01:55:07 pm »

Ian,

There was an article by Andy Cope on restoring one of these kits in the September 2017 issue of Model Boats magazine.

If you PM your email I will scan it for you.

The cutout in the keel was to enable deflected water to pass through. There is a good photo in the article.

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Re: Aerokits Solent Lifeboat- restoration
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2020, 03:11:42 pm »

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Re: Aerokits Solent Lifeboat- restoration
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2020, 03:15:22 pm »

go to the above website at     https://www.beekhuisyachtbrokers.com/en/inventory/solent-class-lifeboat-48-steel-highlander-rnli-48-004/


 click on english version / photos..   Tons and Tons of shots of Highlander
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Re: Aerokits Solent Lifeboat- restoration
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2020, 03:31:06 pm »

Article sent.

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