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    1965 Sterling Yacht America
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    πŸ“ Still Needed Some Work
    1 day ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well, I had a feeling, and I am glad I did, the steering was not quite as reliable as I thought. The pool is a much better place to lose control of your vessel. So, standby in two weeks for the final posting. Then standby for 52' Motor Life Boat build.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Still Needed Some Work
    15 hours ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ Mike Stoney ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Kevin . . .
    I still need a pool like this for the tightness tests.
    I'm lucky with my neighbor, he has a really small one, but enough.
    But having a drink with him every time is a bit too much after a while, especially as he likes to drink too much. . . Should keep a clear head after all! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    regards Michel-C.
    πŸ’¬ Re: Still Needed Some Work
    17 hours ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ flaxbybuck ( Commander)
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    First you show us a picture of a most enviable workshop, now a picture of a fantastic testing tank. Wow, what a set up !!! πŸ˜‰
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    πŸ“ Some Stays In
    4 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Spent some time on some essential rigging. I will pretty her up, but with the attachment of a control rod to a servo horn, she will be seaworthy.

    Work List:
    Four more stays with deadeyes
    Anchors and chain
    Forward Gold Accents
    Paint Rudder
    White trim paint
    Possibly two boats with davits
    Spar on Foresail (The real vessel uses this exact configuration)

    Calling it the Secondary Jib, but probably has another name. The real vessel uses this instead of the original Top Sail, and it is easier to rig and fabricate.

    And last: Name on stern, and flag. (Of course I am running the Coast Guard Ensign, thats my jam!)

    πŸ’¬ Re: Some Stays In
    3 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    School. HVAC/R in Pinellas County, FL.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Some Stays In
    4 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ Ronald ( Admiral)
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    School shop? Or Industrial area?
    πŸ’¬ Re: Some Stays In
    4 days ago by πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ hermank ( Commander)
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    Kevin H
    i m speachless!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    if this is your modelbuildingwharf i take my hat off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It looks more an engeneering office than a modelyacht building wharfπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    congratulattions
    πŸ’¬ Re: Some Stays In
    4 days ago by πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Now that is the sort of worshop and space we all need - lovely piece of work on the boat, hope it sails as well as it looks.
    πŸ“ Steering Almost Engaged
    5 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Rudder is on, steering servo installed. Tomorrow there is 2 1/2 hours in between classes. I need five stays and two anchors to be ready for Sunday!

    πŸ“ Fwd Propulsion Complete
    7 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    So, of course after boating on Sunday I raced home to attempt to get this vessel ready. Sail winch installed and working. Steering is straight forward. Need Back Stay, and Side Stays. Anchors, and some deck fittings plus fit the rudder. Should be able to cobble that together before Sunday.
    I did notice that on the real vessel there are davits, and two boats. I will look to 3D print some.

    Cheers!
    Kevin

    πŸ“ The Pond
    8 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    So, took it to show and tell at the pond today, but I was the only one there. Fair enough, I have missed many a meet. So, I wanted to see if she would go. Almost sailed away right then and there. Not a wasted trip traded a boat for a new radio for the America.
    Next week, we will be underway.

    πŸ“ Could not Wait
    9 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    As I have a pool, and I speculated that since it was already ballasted, that she was waterproof. It will be hard to see if there are any leaks, can't see much inside. But it appears that indeed it is, and might a say, on the water, quite the handsome vessel. We will have her Ship Shape in Bristol Fashion, very soon.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Could not Wait
    9 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    soooooo. . .

    It is ready this week-end!!πŸ‘
    πŸ“ Almost Forward Propulsion
    9 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    So, the sail winch is installed. Steering needs to be re-thought right now it would turn to port more than starboard.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Almost Forward Propulsion
    9 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ jumpugly ( Lieutenant)
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    A really beautiful ship! She’ll look awesome on the water!
    πŸ“ Three Sheets to the Wind!
    12 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Title says it all! She will not be ready this weekend, it will just be the 44' MLB this weekend. Maybe March. Still not rushing.

    Kevin

    πŸ“ Mainsail
    15 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Well, I am going slow. But I should be sailing sooner than later.
    Sail winch should be here this week.

    πŸ’¬ Re: Mainsail
    15 days ago by πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦ RossM ( Sub-Lieutenant)
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    We await your next report!
    πŸ’¬ Re: Mainsail
    15 days ago by πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Absolutely boatiful Kevin, πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Well done 😎
    πŸ“ Another Sail
    23 days ago by πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ KevinH ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Obviously not rigged yet. but in place. That is all till tomorrow evening when I hope to have it rigged in.

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