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>> Home > Forum > Plans! > Robbe Smaragd
Robbe Smaragd
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NPJ
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 74
12th Oct 2017 20:06  
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I have a Robbe Smaragd Yacht. 1/10 scale. This is quite old now and could do with a ‘make over’.

I would like to see some plans or instructions from the build before I start and would therefore be grateful if anyone with knowledge of this model or better still, copies of any paperwork that came with the kit contacted me.

A few pics attached of this very ‘forgiving’ yacht............

All the best.

NPJ


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NPJ
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1834
12th Oct 2017 20:27  
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Hi Neil,
Brian Roberts did a makeover article for the 'Emerald' in Model Boats mag a year or so ago which might help you -
http://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article/smaragd-makeover/14...
Afraid the only docs (pdfs) I have are in the original German🤔
Cheers Doug 😎


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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!
NPJ
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 74
12th Oct 2017 22:13  
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Thanks muchly for that Doug.

I will check it out tomorrow.

NPJ


NPJ
NPJ
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 74
13th Oct 2017 08:50  
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What are you trying to do to me....................That is a life's work!

I have enough issues with the Tug and I thought that was going to be straight forward!

What MYA 'class' does the yacht fit in?

NPJ.


NPJ
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1834
13th Oct 2017 08:57  
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Hi Neil, Well you wanted info!! 😉 I have a digital subscription to Model Boats and remembered seeing the article. I don't build yachts but can still admire the craftsmanship and techniques used. Some come in handy for other projects, e.g. winches.
No idea about MYA classes, I'm not a yachter! Dave_M most likely knows.
Happy over-making, 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!
Dave M
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1527
13th Oct 2017 09:30  
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I am no expert on MYA but I suspect it doesn't fit into any class.
it's a great scale model and sails well but those two assets don't normally go well with racing yachts.
If you do wish to enter into this very competitive part of model yachting I suggest you find a local club who race under MYA rules and see what is required.
I'd still restore your yacht as they are great fun to sail


Live long and prosper

Dave
NPJ
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 74
13th Oct 2017 09:44  
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Help.............No no no, I do not want to get into competitive sailing. I just wondered how/why most/many people have numbers on their sails and I thought registering the boat was why.

As my wife says, I should not think, it only causes trouble.

Got enough on with the Tug!

All the best to all.

NPJ


NPJ
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1834
13th Oct 2017 09:56  
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Hi Neil, your yacht still looks pretty tidy to my 'untutored' eye!
So if it ain't broke ....!
Suppose you could invent your own fictional pennant number if you wish.
As you say, there's enough going on with the tug upgrade - which also wasn't broke! 😉 Or was it?
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!
East-RN
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 3
21st Jul 2018 19:31  
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Hi Guys. I have recently dug by Robbe Smaragd out off its hibernating spot in my shed, and presently cleaning and servicing all the running gear. It has been a few years since it developed a problem on the Genoa switch module, mounted inmy Futaba F-14 Marine transmitter. I also had a look round the web, for any like minded people, who I could chat with. I was so glad to come across this site and forum, so I have signed up as a member.
I still have all the original documents and plans that came with the kit. If anyone would like to borrow them, or make copies.
I have the full Genoa, and Blister kits fitted, and have had many years sailing Her. The model is perfectly balanced between sails and rudder, with only the slightest adjustment to the trim to keep her on a straight line tack. Not that I have raced her against one of the 1Meter racers, but I would say faster by a good margine over a standard triangular course.
My kit was purchased and collected in the spring of 1998, it was launched the following year. The Genoa was fitted while I was working in Dublin, and sailed on a local lake at the hotel where I was staying. The Blister kit, was added about 2004. Frequent summers out on the local lake and Gloucester Dock with the local model club.
I look forward to chatting and getting to know you. I am willing to answer any questions about this particular model.
East RN


Old Age and Treachery overcomes
Youth and Enthusiasm every time.
RNinMunich
(Fleet Admiral!)





Forum Posts: 1834
21st Jul 2018 23:52  
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Hi East, Welcome aboard 👍
How about posting your Smaragd (= Emerald BTW) in your Harbour?
Sure folks would like to see some pics of your pride and joy 😉
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!
East-RN
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 3
22nd Jul 2018 13:39  
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Hi Doug.
Yes, I plan to take some pictures/video and post them.
Primarily, I was hoping to help NPJ with his request for original plans etc. I realise it was last October when he requested them.
I have made some changes to the main sheet control, planking and windows on the Cabin and an auto bailout on the cockpit wells. He may be interested in those as well.
I have not met any other owners of this Classic model. It would be good to meet up with other owners and get them Cruising across a reasonable sized stretch of water (Not Racing).
I have sailed and raced Dingy's and Catamarans, and this model is as close the real thing as I have experienced, and a good trainer for anyone learning how to manipulate and set sails, as well as use of the rudder.

Keep Upright 😁😎

Ray


Old Age and Treachery overcomes
Youth and Enthusiasm every time.
NPJ
(Captain)





Forum Posts: 74
22nd Jul 2018 15:20  
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East-RN

I have not been active for a while and the first week back I get your mail..............

I would like to have the documentation please. I will pay for all coping etc or maybe you could scan it in if not too much.

Otherwise post and I will do all the necessary.

I do not have the 'extra's that you refer to. Did not know about a 'blister pack'

Are you going to put some images up?

All the best.

NPJ.


NPJ
East-RN
(Petty Officer)





Forum Posts: 3
22nd Jul 2018 18:07  
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Ahoy NPJ.
I can copy them and send them to you. There are 4 plans, and they are full size A0. The full instruction manual is a booklet of A4 size. A separate instruction manual for the Genoa/Blister addition.
It has some good points on how to manipulate and set the sails, even if you don't have them.
I did use a higher while I was building the yacht, so there are marks on the text and diagrams. However, this does not hide or cover the text and diagrams, and you will be able to follow them.
It will take a few days to copy, and get ready to post.
Ray


Old Age and Treachery overcomes
Youth and Enthusiasm every time.