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    A return to the hobby!
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    DodgyGeezer
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    "....Appears to be very original and again testimony to how versatile Les Rowells model designs can be.."

    I never thought it was very original - it's a copy from one designer made in the modelling style of another - that of Ernie Webster, who was the lad who designed the EeZeBilts for Eddie Keil. And it's a small Sea Queen!!!

    A little like modern music - hip-hop sampling? If anything, it shows up the versatility of the Eezebilt construction technique. I was surprised to find that it coped quite well with 26". As J Barry points out, you need to keep a straight keel, and 26" of thin balsa can make that a bit difficult. Perhaps ply would be better?

    Mind you, the OSA in the same series is 32", and keeping the keel straight on that is even trickier. And OSAs are a bit unusual, there aren't many kits around for them.

    Perhaps you will find the next EeZeBilt even more original (if such a thing is possible!)?
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    I like the idea of a small Sea Commander. Appears to be very original and again testimony to how versatile Les Rowells model designs can be.
    We are very lucky these days that they are still popular and give us a chance to build the great model boats of yesteryear.

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    J Barry
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    It looks really nice; you made a much better job of yours than I did!πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Cheers,Barry
    RNinMunich
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    Are you sure you can remember THAT night JB?😁
    "Woz 2 uvver geezers occifer"
    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    "...How far along are you?..."

    Mine....
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    I was just wondering why I have been demoted back to Leading Seaman; I wasn’t even in the bar that night........πŸ€”
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    I sourced all the wood from SLEC in Norfolk, who I can highly recommend; although I did buy some Mahogany, and Obeche stripwood from Hobbies, who were also very helpful. Build was straightforward, the key (as I remembered from my youth!) is to keep everything symmetrical, and watch for any twisting of the keel. Post some pics as you progress. How far along are you?
    Cheers,Barry
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    ".....this is my sea princess in the making smaller than a sea commander at 23" long......"

    Actually designed as a half-size Sea Queen. How are you finding the construction? And what wood are you doing it in?
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    Good manπŸ‘
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug
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    Absolutely, Doug!
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