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    firefighter
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    Yes I agree.
    Best regards, Greg
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    Hi, well when I was building they were ยฃ127 and I know prices are higher now but I wondered if some were taking advantage of it.
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    Hello Roy, Why are you surprised I could find one? I have seen a few online but all with much higher prices than Cornwall Model Boats. Of course, when CMB gets new stock the price may well go up. My problem at the moment is getting CMB to respond to my emails. I have sent various of the past few days about buying the electrics for my Diva but never get a reply. I see from Trustpilot reviews that the lack of communication is a bit of a common problem. As helpful as they have been when communicating I can't keep waiting days when I would like to get on with my projects.

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    Hi although I never mentioned it I was surprised you could find one. There is the Aeronaut Bellisima which is a larger version but otherwise almost identical.

    It might be wrth checking German ebay?
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    Hello Roy,

    So you would go for the Bella first. Interesting. I wanted to get the kit from Cornwall Model Boats because they seem to have it at a good price but they are out of stock. Do you know of any online model shop selling it at a good price?
    Best regards, Greg
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    Hi I would build the Bella as it is a quick build and everything is there in the kit. I would leave the lovely wood finish the way it is and not paint it.
    Go for the wee nip when you are used to sailing but think about if there are any other fellow sailors as there is nothing like testing your skills against another similar yacht round the buoys.
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    Hello Roy,

    Thank you for the information. Please excuse my ignorance but the boat you have commented on is it the Bella or the Wee Nip you are talking about and would you consider the Wee Nip a good trainer whilst I build the Bella?
    Best regards, Greg
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    Hi firefighter, good choice. Model Boats did a review build and the builder completed th e model in a week. The laser cut parts need to be positioned very accurately as they are a precise fit. This shows on the skins mainly.
    When checking if bulkheads are square and upright use a ruler and check the diagonals are equal.

    I did some swaps for my one and it was minimally assembled not in the right order I might add and I was able to correct the very small error.
    The building instructions and drawings should be followed as this is the best way to build her. My one had the keel weights screwed in place (way ahead of time) and I suspect the hull had been left on its side and the keel twisted and bent.
    This probably the only thing wrong with the kit as I have fitted extra wood each side of the keel to strengthen it.

    If I were to give the build instructions a score I would give them 95%. I have some experience here and this is the highest score I have ever given.
    Good luck there are several builder/owners on the site and help is always available.
    Roy
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    Concerning my first RC yacht, I have decided to purchase Aeronaut's Bella. I have also been recommended the Wee Nip and I was wondering if that was also worth getting to use as a trainer whilst I built the Bella. I would welcome any thoughts on the above.
    Best regards, Greg



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