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    Robbe Smaragd
    by NPJ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Warrant Officer)
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    kevinsharpe
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    Forgot to mention that the sailing instructions warn not to return the yach to the shore under full sail as severe damage or injury could occur. With such a heavy keel she must really point well when sailing Close hauled to windward.

    Kevin
    kevinsharpe
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    Hi. I to have a Robbe Smaragd. Bought her in about 1997 from Bornemouth models. I still have the receipt somewhere in the garage with the plan set. I can remember ordering the kit along with keel, really heavy and the fittings kit. I arranged delivery to my neighbours to prevent my girlfriend having a heart attack!!! Got him from work and neighbour called to say huge box had arrived. We carried up my drive. One at each end like a coffin. I have built her up to the mast stepping stage no soent considerable efforts the paintwork as per the picture on the box and it does look stunning ( in my view). Now retired must finish and sail. Only problem is whem mast is stepped its massively tall. Will try and post some photos. Always remembered when I ordered it I mentioned the Graupner Rubin yacht but the chap said that the Robbe kit was superior and commented that the Graupner rep had admitted that to him.

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    Kevin
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    Maybe you saw mine ? From topic two years ago ?
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    I recently acquired a smaragd, that had largely been built, just some finishing off to do.
    NPJ
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    East RN

    Ray, where did you see that other Smaragd?

    I cannot find it.

    Cheers
    NPJ
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    NPJ
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    I will go and look for those as a bit of a break from thinking"tender".

    All the best.
    NPJ
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    Just for information.
    While I was browsing through the Yacht section of pictures, I came across another Smaragd yacht.
    The pictures were posted 2/3 yrs ago.
    I wonder if they are still active members, and have seen any of our chats and pages.
    It would be good to hear from them.
    Still looking through the many archived pictures.
    Best Regards
    Ray.
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    NPJ
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    Our posts crossed Ray.............

    Thanks for all that and I understand the transport issues.

    Gives me a good reason for doing away with the 'weak bits'.

    I am trying just to get the Tender under power so it can be used during the next two months, then back to the yacht may be.

    However someone has been kindly tidying my stuff up and now I cannot find even the transmitter!

    Can print out the stuff you provided though.................

    All the best.

    NPJ
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    I bought the model boat kit new from Bournemouth Models in 1998. They were the main suppliers of Robbe models and parts in the U.K. at that time. it came in several boxes and a lot of room in the garden shed.
    It took some time to assemble all the separate pieces into their respective components. Then final assembly as per the manual and diagrams.
    Yes the hand rails were there at the beginning, and remained there for the first couple of years.
    With the standard jib and main sails, there was very little interference with the sheeting. The problems were with the transportation, as they are exposed on the edges.
    The stansions would catch on clothing while lifting and walking with the model.
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    As I hope you can see, I have had a break through with the files.

    Not done them all yet, but having success now.

    Many thanks for all the trouble you went to. Lets hope others will also benefit.

    Did you decide to do away with deck rails or were they not there when you acquired the boat?

    All the best.

    NPJ
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