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    Ship of the desert ? new project
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    📝 Ship of the desert new project (land yacht) more mods
    21 days ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Made a new slightly longer (80mm) rear axle which has the wheels cambered, and very slight toe-in. Works quite well and is a lot more stable on tacks and gybes,- doesn't fall over as much now, just drifts instead. Good wind but the tide was in, so the bus station it was. Wind was the wrong direction there, but did the job for the test..

    JB



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    20 days ago by 🇬🇧 luckyduck ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That's some drifting - hope the tyres last!
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    💬 Re: Ship of the desert new project (land yacht) more mods
    20 days ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    One of the things I'd like to try is a wing sail, but they need to be a bit techo to work properly. I've seen a UK built all metal full sized land yacht with a wing sail, with an adjustable leech section, which has obtained some pretty impressive speeds. A bit hard to do the same in miniature though. Something to look at later.

    I did attempt to make a wing sail for a 26" free running catamaran around 1968(before I bought my first TX) but it wasn't that successful, as it had a symmetrical aerofoil.

    JB
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    20 days ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Latest tweaks seem very effective JB👍
    You'll be doing wheelies next!
    DB😎
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    20 days ago by 🇺🇸 River Rat ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hey JB, looks like the negative camber really helped, nice test session. Looking Good!!! RR
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert new project (land yacht) more mods
    21 days ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Nice 👍👍
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    21 days ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Great. A real head turner ! 😉
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    📝 Ship of the desert new project (sand yacht)
    28 days ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Finally! some good wind from the right direction to try the yacht out on the beach, Sand is very sticky still and a bit soft, (last cyclone ruined the sand with tons of silt from subdivisions up the estuary) so the speed and tacking wasn't great and pointing was non existent. Ran it constantly for around 40 mins and covered 3.48km at a max recorded speed (not constant) of 21kph (would have been far faster on asphalt) The distance is further than you can see in the vid, from the cliffs at the southern end to the hill at the northern end so it did quite well.

    Fell over a number of times due to the sand stopping the turns, but I got a lot of exercise walking up and down the beach, righting it😁 The mini keychain camera worked well and ran for around 50 mins before I unplugged it. It has been modified with a Nokia phone battery on a lead for longer video time, (original tiny built in batteries only gave around 30 mins max when new, and this one had died after about 12 yrs of using the cameras in boats and planes. Picture is not brilliant but does the job.

    Mainsheet block has now been modified to stop the sheet riding off the pulley, (a handy thing with vids showing problems you may not otherwise see.) The beach should be better in summer as it dries out quicker and is harder when the tide's out. The yacht got slower towards the end, and wouldn't tack, so had to be gybed to turn round every time, as the tide was coming in and the sand was softening, plus it was getting cold.

    Lots of fun all the same but the quest for more speed goes on.

    JB



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    25 days ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Yep Peter, if not much sooner here in Germany🤔
    Reckon JB's gonna get swamped with orders😁
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    💬 Re: Ship of the desert new project (sand yacht)
    25 days ago by 🇭🇺 MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Fantastic JB. So that is what transport looks like in 2181. 😃
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert new project (sand yacht)
    27 days ago by 🇺🇸 cjanik001 ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Very impressive “sailing”.
    Good work JB
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    27 days ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Thanks for the kind comments guys, it was great to finally get on the beach and give it a go. I'm surprised that the 'temporary' art card sail is still hanging in there after all the thrashing it's had. Eventually I'm going to use the rip-stop nylon to make a proper battened sail, which should have a better shape and be a lot lighter as well.

    I'll use this sail till it dies as it seems to work pretty well, (will tack and point much better on tarmac) but I don't think a nylon sail would be much better on the sand, which just too sticky and soft at the moment, The spring has sprung so summer's on the way! (also keeping my eye out for a huge concrete area.)

    JB
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    27 days ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    First class JB.
    A sight to behold !!
    Regards
    Bill.
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert new project (sand yacht)
    27 days ago by 🇺🇸 River Rat ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nice JB!!!! The on board video is awesome!!! RR 👍👍👍
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    27 days ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Most exhilarating JB👍
    Keep on tweaking 'Higher, further, faster'.

    😎
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert new project (sand yacht)
    27 days ago by 🇦🇺 stevedownunder ( Captain)
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    Great resalt all round JB.
    Cheers,
    Stephen.
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert new project (sand yacht)
    28 days ago by 🇬🇧 Colin H ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Fabulous, awesome on board film, it made me think that I was on a full sized sand yacht.
    Cheers Colin.
    📝 Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    1 month ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Almost had some good wind today, (been waiting for weeks) so went down to the park and ride to give it another crack. Super gusty as usual due to trees etc breaking the wind up, but a bit stronger than last time. Last run at the sports park was slow, -clocked at 14kph (GPS) but more like 20 today on one run up the park. Still waiting for the perfect day on the beach for some decent speed trials, (bit dodgy going too fast with kerbs all round, easy to break things.)

    I've made some improvements to the steering head with bushes to reduce play, (drilled out the steering head both ends) and it now steers a lot better. The bushes are a bit firm, but the 20kg MG digital servo has no trouble with it.

    Just in the process of re-modelling the rear mainsheet catch dowel (as mentioned earlier- increases inhaul by changing the mainsheet angle) as it was a bit short and the sheet was slipping off when sheeted hard in. I'm lengthening it, and notching the Formica servo arm to clear it. Always improvements to make for better performance. Hopefully more speed next post.

    JB



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    1 month ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great fun Phil, and no need to get your feet wet, no weed to worry about either 😁

    JB
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    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Go'in cracker there JB ! - must blow the dust off my baby !.
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    1 month ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter, I'm hoping to run it on the beach when the conditions are right, but I need an Easterly wind, but we have had virtually nothing but Westerly storms for months. There was a good Easterly a few weeks back, but the sand was wet, tide was half in, and it was raining.☹️😠 Weather's warming up slightly, so hopefully it will swap round to its' usual good onshore wind.
    It looks reasonably fine in these vids, but I ended up racing to get everything in the car, as a huge squall came through with about 1 mins warning. Typical at the moment. see pic - hosed down
    Second run would have been faster if it didn't have to run up a 10 deg slope.
    JB
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    1 month ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Looks good 👍
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    1 month ago by 🇭🇺 MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Nice one JB. Are you going to run it on the sand later in the spring?😃
    📝 Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Fine and had some good wind today, but from the wrong direction again, although a bit more SW. Still coming from behind the hills/houses, so not much good. Took around 12 tries to get this much video. It would just start going well and the wind would stop or change direction 90dg. Tried on the beach but the same thing, as it was coming over a caravan park with big trees,- gusty, swirling and inconsistent. Has to come right soon??😐

    JB


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    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 Tenbury-Mike ( Recruit)
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    JB, here's the 1950's version from the Star Yachts Archive.
    Cheers Colin.
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 pressonreguardless ( Commodore)
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    Looks Good, JB
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    📝 Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Another small addition added to prevent the eventual salty sand 'spray' getting on the underneath. Just a small flat ally strip. clamped onto the front axle with a brass strip, and secured from tilting with hotmelt glue. Also added a dowel to the front of the front hatch, as it kept popping up a bit for some reason (was a tight fit with a magnetic catch at the back) - frame may be flexing a bit under strain.

    Still waiting for the right weather, -yesterday wrong direction and not enough, today almost cyclonic winds and heavy rain early morning, rain most of the day, - now rain and moderate wind😠. Perhaps I should take up chess,- at least it's not weather dependent here like model sailing.😐

    JB

    📝 Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Found a new place to try the yacht. The new bus station park and ride carpark is perfect, (or would be if we had some wind now)!☹️. Been storms and too much wind and rain, then not quite enough wind, now none at all!! -cant win. I'd forgotten all about this place, even though it's only about 3km from home, (and on the main road (duh) It's almost empty on the weekends, and the sports ground carpark is empty during the week, so I can alternate between those 2 and the beach (when the tide's out) .

    Park is slightly uphill, but the yacht climbs it no problem in a breeze. Card test sail works reasonably well, but a proper sail should improve things a lot. Like any yacht, it needs a good wind to work well.

    Thought if I made this yacht it would solve the 'sailing area dilemma', but weather conditions and people have stuffed up my clever plan. The right wind conditions must be coming soon, or I'll give up and go back to real boats 😁

    JB

    📝 Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Tried the sail out briefly today in the sports ground car park, but gave up due to the number of cars turning up for kids soccer. Looks like the sail might work ok. Getting frustrated with the weather and overcrowding in our area. 12 yrs ago none of these massive subdivisions with thousands of houses, shops, town center, mall, playing fields existed. Now people have moved in from the overcrowded city side to get away from it, but have created the same problem here. Can hardly move for people and cars now!

    Used to have the entire playing field area to ourselves for flying, now they are developed, it's almost impossible to fly there, except during the work hours in the week.

    Managed to make a quicker set-up system for the yacht, by making the clew loose, inserting an eye and adding a Dyneema cord, The cord runs into a jamming cleat filed in the back of the boom, and is kept there by a tapered dowel, which has a hole down the center for the outhaul cord from the clew. The cord is held tight and the dowel inserted in the end of the boom to jam it.

    The mast/sail can be assembled in 16 seconds (if you don't fumble😁) -Vid.
    A few pics of the internal set-up and clew/outhaul method. Sky RC GPS/speed meter will be mounted in front compartment.

    JB

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    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Pretty much as it's looked round thousands of acres here for the last 12 yrs in different areas Ron. With all the earthworks allowed to happen round the upper estuary areas, the sea turns brown for hundreds of meters out from our 3km beach after big storms. Sand along the entire beach is now sticky, and hard to remove from shoes etc.

    In the pics from one of my planes around 2013, every bit of vacant green space (apart from the future sports grounds, upper pic 2 with pond) is now houses,- multiply that view x 6 ! Top left of pic 1 is now a school and a shopping center (in the square)

    JB
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    💬 Re: Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Ron,
    I guess from now on you will have something to wake up to.
    My neighbors had his house remodel and the workers used to wake me up at 7:30 sharply.
    That went on for three months.
    But now his house beautified our neighborhood and my house has gain more value.
    By the way I’m selling my house to move to a bigger one. My sister in law passed away and my wife wants her house for sentimental issues.
    If you guys want to see my house go to Zillow and enter 13480 SW 30th Street, Miami Florida 33175. 😎


    https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/13480-SW-30th-St-Miami-FL-33175/44240965_zpid
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 pressonreguardless ( Commodore)
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    Looks like a big project, Ron,
    What are they building?
    Trev
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    2 months ago by 🇨🇦 Ronald ( Vice Admiral)
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    New building project out back. We’ve been away and missed a bunch of the noise and dust. Also out the front door up the hill is more work being done to extend a street.

    P.S.
    Your land yacht is looking nice and eventually you will have a nice day to see it fly.
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    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Bodywork is all done and clear coated now and screwed to the frame with 6 x 4mm nylon bolts. The 2 main hatches have magnetic catches and the rear deck section is held in place with 2x 4mm bolts threaded into cyano reinforced balsa, plus a rear magnetic catch.

    The new 'experimental' test sail is made from black art card, with double sided battens from the same material, and painted with aircraft dope to waterproof and stiffen it a bit. I am trying the card as a bit of a separate experiment, to see what can be done with it. The MK1 Weetbix sail worked quite well, but had a bit too much of a roach. This one is taller but less full on top. If it works ok I might make a rip-stop nylon one, (not actually me,- more someone who can sew properly)😁

    I'm still waiting for this weather to fine up, and the wind to turn to an Easterly, instead of this unusually persistant Westerly from the Tasman Sea (it's all Australias' fault)😁

    JB

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    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Phil, used to listen to SW years ago, especially when I worked on Norfolk Island in the late 70s. Had a big aerial set up on a 40ft water tank at the hotel I worked at. Bought a Yaesu FRG7 there in 78,(still have it) and listened to stations from Scott base in Antarctica, to Kodiak Island coastguard in Alaska, (ham, air, CB etc). Don't use it much now in NZ, as there is just static and Chinese stations. Used to listen to fishing boats, ship to shore from liners etc, but it's all satellite these days.

    All I can get on the scanner ( Uniden Bearcat) now, is fire, ambulance, air, occasional rail, trucks, and coastguard. The police channel (which was the best show in town), is now scrambled, so not much interesting left. I also have 11kv and std power lines outside my place which doesn't help reception, even though I'm on a big ridge. Probably better listening up your way.

    JB
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    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    Ha , ha 😂I set up my radio shack in the kiddies playhouse.
    I saw the radio/ scanner on your table and wandered if you were a ham or sw listener.
    Looking forward to see how the silver fern fly's JB⛵
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    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Phil.
    CQ..CQ and QRZ.
    Are you calling me,over?
    Brings back memories !!!
    Bill.
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    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Phil 😂 was that your small shed by any chance re Tekapo? think I got your gist?😁

    JB
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    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 philcaretaker ( Commodore)
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    CQ CQ Land pacer - De G0WSP - QRZ JB ?
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    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    JB.
    Looking really great and all the hard work paid off 👍.
    As for the Australian’s and the weather,they fixed the rain for the cricket 😂😂.
    Regards
    Bill.
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    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    So fa so good JB👍
    While you are waiting for the weather ...
    I note that you have a bevy of young pretty athletic ladies 'in town' at the moment😉
    Congrats on NZ's first game, bad luck in the second🤔 Finishing wasn't so good as the first.
    Lots of aluminium but no goals☹️
    Don't worry they're still in with shout👍🤞
    Cheers, Doug😎
    Apropos weather😠
    After a period of sweltering 35 to 40°C the seemingly 17th storm front has just hit us, 3rd one today🌪️
    My 30+ foot cherry tree is dancing like a dervish, torrential rain, hail wreaking havoc with my roses and hibiscus and lots of crash💥 boom splosh.🌩️🌧️
    Temp crash to 14°C, humidity jump from 40 to 70%
    "In fact nuthin' t' laff at at all!"
    📝 Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Final decals added. Re -the name Taiaha, (ornate Maori close quarters spear) yacht's a bit pointy, hence the name. Next job, clear coat to protect the decals, (weather permitting) securing the body, and sorting a proper sail.

    JB

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    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 DWBrinkman ( Lieutenant)
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    Very nice!!
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    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Printed off some decals to break the black up. The silver fern (an unofficial national emblem) was the hardest, as I had to find a decent picture in white on a black background, then trim it when finished to remove most of the black, as it was not as black as the paint. Matches ok at a distance. The ferns are also left and right handed (flipped one) for each side. Printed on white decal paper.

    A few more decals to make, then work on securing the body and hatches, proper sail, front mudguard and it will almost be ready for the big beach day official launching.

    Sorry Doug, no flames,- thought about it but more for 70s hotrods I think. I've gone with the patriotic theme, (like British flags on Mini roofs, stars and stripes on everything etc).😁

    JB

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    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 Doogle ( Lieutenant)
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    Looks great, hoping to see some photos of your "ship" in action 👍
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    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 chugalone100 ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    Very well done project.
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    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    And to all who fight for her JB🤞
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    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    слава україні👍

    JB
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    2 months ago by 🇩🇪 RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Здоров'я, товаришу!😋
    🌪️🤕
    😎
    (Cheers Comrade!)
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    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Trev, I recently supported Ukraine by buying some of their wheat vodka, and am now running my 747 on it 😂. (a bit strong for me !)

    JB
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    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bill, thanks,- re the fruit,- trees keep putting it out faster than I can use it,- keep telling them to slow down, but they don't listen.😂 ( I think they think it's funny- lol) I've given away 20x that amount, even bags of limes to the local Indian dairy owner. Unfortunately, my plumb tree's dropped its' bundle due to climate change, and no longer produces truck loads like it used to, (think I made a lot of people sick of plums 😁)

    JB
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    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 pressonreguardless ( Commodore)
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    What's more important, Bill is that JB gets his daily portion of Grog 🙄🙄
    Trev
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    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 Scratchbuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    JB.
    Looking really good I have to say.A credit to you as always.
    What concerns me is that the quantity of fruit on the plates has not reduced over the time that you have been posting.
    Are you sure you’re getting your 5 a day?😂😂
    Regards
    Bill.
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    2 months ago by 🇺🇸 pressonreguardless ( Commodore)
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    Decales look great JB, Very tastefully Done👍👍
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    2 months ago by 🇳🇿 jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Re Sails, -still a bit more shape testing to go before the final one. Definitely pics and vids .

    JB
    💬 Re: Ship of the desert ? new project (land yacht)
    2 months ago by 🇬🇧 flaxbybuck ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I'm with you there JB.
    Those ferns look great against the black background.
    You will show us the finished sails when they're done, won't you ? 😉
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