Local modeller Kevin arranged for us to
meet up for a photo session at a local lake.
Here's the story of the build.
She took approx 15months to
build slipways torpedo 500 motors with M Tronics -
controllers, very good and responsive, 12v 7Ah battery which provides the
ballast. This provides very good duration and is good for over 2 hours of
All bollards are made from brass tube as is the mast. There are 13
working lights wired using dolls house wire very fine and ideal for
feeding through narrow tubing .the top radar dome was borrowed from an
old PBR. The halogen deck lights are Robbe items so are the navigation
lights the wheelhouse light was a 99p keying all 6volt.
standard tow hook has been replaced with a mobile marine models type20
winch along with their brass klaxon foghorn and loudhailer. All
paintwork is Halfords acrylic car spray very easy to use then
sprayed with satin acrylic varnish.
The only problem I had as a small leak up the rudder tubes. I
drilled the rudder tubes an injected some grease into them no more leaks.
Just as a precaution fitted oil tubes to the prop shafts all runs very
Altogether a very good kit lots of scope for modifications highly
manoeuvrable and lots of fun. Modifications in the future to include Hiab
deck crane and an inflatable workboat.... thanks again martin hope to see
PS. My daughters
got really jealous when I told them about that little girl pictured with
my boat could you save me some grief!
( Not a
chance! - Mayhem)