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>> Home > Forum > Boat Specific Chit Chat! > Re: Sharpie by Nerys
Re: Sharpie by Nerys
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RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2223
11th May 2018 00:05  
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Evenin' Nerys, Nice work👍
Not exactly my style, I'm more a 'grey fleet' guy😉, comes from working 30+ years on naval ships I suppose, but I can appreciate good work on any vessel type.
One question! In the last pic she looks lower in the wet stuff!
Had she shipped water while tacking?😲
No! Two questions! Where is the steering / tiller position?
Cheers Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Nerys
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 9
11th May 2018 01:33  
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Evening Doug,

This was her first time in the water and there was a lot more wind than I would have liked. No, she hadn't shipped any water, I think it must be the angle from which the photo was taken. The rudder post is about two inches inboard of the transom. The rudder has a drop blade like many sailing dinghies and after this first sail, I think I shall increase it's area. However, I think the weather conditions did not give me a chance to properly assess performance. This is the first model sharpie I have built, but in my dim and distant past built several full size ones, the last being 43ft. so I know a bit about their characteristics, just hope it transposes to the model variety!
Best wishes, Nerys

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2223
11th May 2018 11:17  
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Hi Nerys, 43'! Wow, Hat Off 👍
Actually I was wondering where the wheel or tiller had got to 😉
Happy sailing, all the best, Doug 😎


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Nerys
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 9
11th May 2018 14:25  
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Hi Doug,

The tiller and linkage to the servo are under the after raised deck, as are the sail servo, receiver etc. The whole raised deck or hatch cover lifts off for easy access.
Cheers, Nerys

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2223
11th May 2018 15:06  
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No Nerys, I mean 'on deck'. Doesn't look quite right without visible means of steering, and helmsman perhaps?😲


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!
Nerys
(Sub-Lieutenant)





Forum Posts: 9
11th May 2018 15:30  
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Hi Doug,

I see what you mean, but, I'm a newcomer to model building and from what I've seen, a lot of models are the same with no visible means of steering and certainly no helmsman. I suppose I could mount an imitation tiller with a figure of some sort giving the impression of steering but at this stage I'm more interested in getting her to perform well. The extraneous bits can come later.
Regards, Nerys

RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 2223
11th May 2018 16:04  
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Fair enough 👍


Young at heart - slightly older in other places 😉 Cheers Doug
Grant me the Serenity to accept things I can't change,
the Courage to change things that I can, and
the Wisdom to know the difference!