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    Katie, aka Three Daughters
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    ๐Ÿ“ Video at last
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    Trying to use a video and radio controller just leads to shaky videos, but at last she is sailing, reasonably well. This is fourth attempt at a video and will try even harder next time to show her with some decent wind. Due to her weight she hates minimal wind.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Video at last
    6 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Ladyduck:
    Congratulations on your Three Daughters.
    She looks mighty fine seatting pretty on the water.
    Your model looks a lot like my Friendship Sloop.
    Here is a picture of me together with other models that I worked on from an Italian yach maker called "Mangusta".
    I work for a Display company and we do many Boat Shows and Seatrade Shows down here in Miami Beach.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Sea trials
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    Finally got the Three Daughters onto the water. Cold, but despite the forecast of some breeze, it was noticeable by its absence. However, getting her to the water despite her weight was ok, and she sat to the water line perfectly. The leech of the mainsail needs tightening, as done sorting the mainsheet drum winch - sheet kept using the spindle rather than the drum, so need to resolve sheet tension/feed. Attended unusually today by my wife for the photo opportunities- photos were great, but the videos failed. Will now move Three daughters to my harbour and post further updates there.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea trials
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช hermank ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea trials
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I love the look of this boat. Am tempted to make one myself ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea trials
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ cdnfurball ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    BEAUTIFULLY DONE !!! Keep the pictures coming
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea trials
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง johnf ( Warrant Officer)
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    Well done Luckyduck and Mrs Luckduck. Some great pictures of a very best looking model in its element.

    I have not read your previous posts on this model, but it looks to be of an easily manageable size and weight; with a very practical removable and folding mast. A retractable bowsprit could easily be added later to give you more choice of sails in very light winds.

    As a bit of Scale Sail fanatic myself, I am constantly aware of the practicalities of storing, transporting and sailing these wonderful recreations of old boats.

    Even in scale sail small can still be practical and beautiful!!

    Well done again!

    John F Leeds & Bradford BBC. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sea trials
    10 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Very nice photos your wife has a good photogenic eye!

    Beautiful work and Three Daughters sails gracefully.

    Thank you for sharing with us your skill.
    ๐Ÿ“ Final tests
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    Finally completed test floating, and she sets perfectly to her waterline. A bit surprised as with about 17lb of ballast, the final weight is 28lb, and I thought she would be a bit low. As part of test, also checked dismantling for transport, which worked well. Now just need the right weather, as standing on the waterside with ice all around is not appealing.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final tests
    5 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant)
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    Hello there!
    I would have a problem there. . I have to go to the neighbors pool. .
    We recently replaced the bath with a 2nd shower.
    Climbing over the edge of the bath at a later age is too cumbersome, and converting it with a bath door. . I don't trust that!
    By the way, beautiful model, the comments say it all! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Greets Michel-Cl
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final tests
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Good luck with the first sail. Well done on getting the rig to โ€œcollapseโ€ makes for an easier transport.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final tests
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    She looks very nice,,, a nice wide beam, she will take a fair wind.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Final tests
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ cdnfurball ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Very nicely done.
    This idea of living where the lakes and rivers ice up for 4 or 5 months of the year certainly cuts into the sailing / motoring times.
    But it gives us something to look forward to
    ๐Ÿ“ Complete?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    All sails now made, and hoisted. Pretty pleased with the end result. Sheeting all in place, although I have left some of the lines a bit long, until we have completed the first few sailings and made any adjustments. Like any model though you see bits that you wish you had spent longer on making better, but for my first yacht, I think this will do. Will post sailing action when weather is more conducive to standing on the bank, and certainly when there is more breeze.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Complete?
    12 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MotoPilot ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very nice work ๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Complete?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ pressonreguardless ( Rear Admiral)
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    Beautiful Job๐Ÿ‘
    Looking forward to the sea trials
    Trev
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Complete?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    A real big accomplishment! Congratulations it is beautiful. We are All looking forward to seeing it on the water. Sailing is so enjoyable!๐Ÿ˜
    ๐Ÿ“ First sail hoisted
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    Finally got the first sail completed. Pretty pleased. Made accurately to sail plan as per the rest of the boat, but should have checked and re-checked length of the luff. Not sure I have sufficient space to tighten it properly, so may have to adjust clew and head fittings.

    ๐Ÿ“ First sail
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    Taken a few days, but being slow and careful. First sail I have ever made, now fully sewn, just waiting for eyelet tools to arrive, then an iron and it will be ready for hoisting. Just another 2 or 3 to go, deopending on whether to do topsail or not

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First sail
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant)
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    Hei Ron!!
    Thanks for the great tip with the video!!!
    Greetings
    Michel-Cl.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First sail
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง KenThompson ( Lieutenant)
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    Sails look good to me... well done..
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First sail
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    Yes Ron, Gary has given me a lot of leads, from winch lines through sail making. He suggested cotton poplin for the material, and like many builders I adapted his sail making, so the seams are all zig-zag machine stitched to look neater and to make the hems lie flat, especially the leech.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: First sail
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    Before making our sails, my wife and I watch the YouTube video posted by Gary on Sail Tales on making sails. Have you seen it?


    ๐Ÿ“ Starting the sails
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    Now starting the sails, right out of my comfort zone, but getting guidance from she who owns the sewing machine. So far material, thread, etc has cost about ยฃ15, considerably below the cost of Nylet sails, which are unaffordable to me, but I can understand why sailmakers are so skilled. This is hard just doing the short hem for practice.

    ๐Ÿ“ Katie, aka Three Daughters
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    Another version of Katie - kept the hull, but changed the deckhouse, to allow fuller access internally. The mast is fully removeable for car transport, using pelican hooks on the shrouds. All blocks are handmade from mahogany with fully working brass sheaves. Capping rails are single piece for strength, steam bent. The deadeyes are not fully setup yet, hence untidy ropework, all other ropework properly spliced. The white rope lines are testing the best sheet routing prior to home making the sails from cotton poplin. Sheeting will be winch line for foresails and direct drum for main. The large slot internally between the winch lines is for a large battery, resting on the keel to add ballast. Taken about 9 months so far, and might finish over the winter, but not rushing.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Katie, aka Three Daughters
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    I think routing along the boom is probably the way to go. Winch capacity is no problem with Hitec HS 785's, their capacity is about 18" and I need about 16", as I do not intent the boom to be hitting the shrouds.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Katie, aka Three Daughters
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyB ( Warrant Officer)
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    I like how you have thought about using the battery as part of the ballast. I routed the main sheet up through the deck just behind the mast up to the boom and along to a block at the end of the boom, then down to the top of the transom. It seems to work ok, but as the boom is quite long, there is need for quite a bit of travel on the winch.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Katie, aka Three Daughters
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Warrant Officer)
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    Thanks Andy - just trying to work out best routing for mainsheet - stuffed myself by putting rudder servo where it is, and having almost full frames below deck. The hull when received seemed too flexible to me for anything but proper framing.
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Katie, aka Three Daughters
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง AndyB ( Warrant Officer)
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    Really pleased to see another Katie and look forward to seeing it sailing.


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