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    ๐Ÿ“ท huntsman
    17 hours ago by jacko ( Lieutenant)
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    hope this helps you all can e-mail but its large files
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Small Puffer's maiden sail
    18 hours ago by dave976 ( Warrant Officer)
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    This small model puffer was acquired some years ago and with little work brought back to a sailing condition. Due to size it is only possible to sail in calm waters.
    Crewe MBC - Small Puffers maiden sail at Boundary Park Small RC Puffer
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    ๐ŸŽฌ CREEK BASHING WITH THE AIRBOAT
    1 day ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Wasn't a bad day today after a week of rain and storms (the 4ft sand bank was almost level with the creek before the storm, creek's moved 30ft sideways, - normally tidal right up under the bridge) so I took the airboat out for a thrash. Bit hard going up the creek with all the rocks exposed and shallow spots,- stopped a number of times. Lot of fun but not a lot of room to manoeuvre. I'm going to do it again on a calm day when the tide's in, and go out to sea a bit.
    RC AIRBOAT CREEK BASHING ATTEMPT
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    4 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sailing and filming at the same time can be a challenge ! . But when local club member Graham sourced some cheap FPV equipment, things became easier to get in frame before hitting "REC" on the Gopro.
    Music is - "Smile" from Bensound
    RC Sailing :- No146.
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    3 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Phil, been wanting to do that for a few years, but haven't found a cheap enough set yet. I've struggled with trying to position one boat with a camera, behind or beside the subject etc, while trying to drive 2 boats at once. One thing I was thinking of, was to put the camera on a 360Deg gimbal so you can rotate it and follow something, rather than have to constantly re-position the whole camera boat to keep the subject in frame.

    JB
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    ๐ŸŽฌ "Pavilion Gardens Lake " Buxton
    4 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Here we have a selection of boats sailing amongst the autumn colours at the "Pavilion Gardens Lake " Buxton, Derbyshire in early October 2021.
    Music is from Bensound - "The lounge".
    RC Sailing No145
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Krick Police Launch Trial.
    5 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    This is s short video of the first trial of the Police Launch. I was very happy with the performance. After 30 minutes of running in fairly rough conditions, I was pleased to note that not even a drip of water entered the hull.
    She performed very well but I will wait for a calmer day before deciding on any changes needed to the ballast.
    I stopped the run after 30 minutes only because it was very cold. The LiPo battery, 2 cell 2200 mAh, performed faultlessly. Even after being in storage charge for more that 2 years, it still was only reading 3.78 volts per cell after the 30 minutes. My estimate is that it will run for 40 minutes or more before getting close to the lower limit. I was running at full speed for most of the test. My only negative from the test is that Krick have settled for a motor which is at the bottom of the power range. A pity as I am sure that an increase in motor speed would be of benefit to the model.
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    Trial
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    5 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well Peter,
    Finally she hit the water and she looks really good.
    I bet you are glad to see her in the wet stuff after the time she has taken to make.
    Great work.

    One down and many more to go or should i say Finnish LOL!!

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    5 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks real nice Peter๐Ÿ‘- monitor works well and radar looks spot on, - nice job๐Ÿ‘ You can always go up a bit in motor size if you find cruising not to your liking. It does let you stay out longer though, and enjoy it more.

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    ๐ŸŽฌ VINTAGE RUNABOUT, LAUNCH DAY (RUBBISH VIDEO)
    7 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Sun was out, wind was down, so took the boat for swimming lessons. Went very well, no problems other than the silicone couplings trying to screw themselves off as usual, (too much bite and torque) and bunching up to the motor causing friction), (have a possible fix I'm working on for that today) Heaps of power from the 2 - 540 HV brushed motors only running on 3s. Never went much more than a tad past 1/2 throttle which was spot on scale wise.

    Very quiet as well, - mind you, couldn't hear much anyhow with a road milling machine working at the end of the pond about 150m away, at around 80db where I was!!๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ญ Of course it would have to be there today,! something like this always stuffs my plans up, cars, trucks, screeching seagulls, people talking to you while you are trying to make a nice quiet video etc etc. Can't seem to get away from noise. Added to that, the video's crap,- as soon as it uploads to YT it turns to rubbish,- was quite acceptable till then.

    Must be the wide format they use, as it's fine in a small screen (ie YT preview) and my computer. Worst thing is, it took an hour to load this rubbish on a fibre connection!! Not loading any more till I get a better camera, "Santa, did you hear that ?"๐Ÿ˜

    I might de-power it a bit, as it has too much power really,- might put 2 540 45T motors in which will run on 2s nicely with 30mm props (has 35s at the moment) and not be as touchy on the throttle. You can steer this just using the throttles it's so bitey. Spins on the spot like a jet boat as well. Stereo worked well, but the IR remote doesn't like working too far away in bright sunlight, (have a separate vid, but YT would give a copyright warning, so I won't put that up) The vid is garbage, but you'll get the idea๐Ÿ˜
    RC VINTAGE RUNABOUT, FIRST RUN 20 10 21
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    6 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Mike,- copy away,๐Ÿ˜ glad you found something of use.

    JB
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    7 days ago by MikeStoney ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello JB!
    Congratulations, also on your idea with the sack truck, which I am taking the liberty of copying. . .
    Just awesome your ideas here on this homepage!
    Greetings Mike
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    7 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter, doubling the size of it doesn't seem to have done it any harm ! -have to fix the couplings before trying more 'steam'. Imagine almost doubling that speed, might be a bit uncontrollable or do something weird like a nose in barrel roll.๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ like that big twin Packard powered Swedish vintage repro- Sverige S1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afV4dG40FY4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObADGml3Kjo

    JB
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    7 days ago by redpmg ( Commodore)
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    Looks really good on the water JB - would be nice to see what happens with a bit more throttle - probably get almost airborne and a full rooster-tail.............Looks stable enough - good hull design.
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    7 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Martin, I was very happy with it, much better than I thought it might be. Wasn't sure about the hull shape, but it worked very well, and rode more bow up than I thought it might with the big flat bum. But as Mr Larkin used to say in DBOM it went "perfik"
    JB
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    7 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi JB,
    That is great to see her on the water.
    And as for the speed it looked just right in the video.
    I know you said that was about half throttle.

    You must of felt very happy seeing her on the water for the first time.
    She is a boat to be proud of.
    Excellent.

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    ๐ŸŽฌ VINTAGE RUNABOUT, TANK TEST- FINALLY !
    14 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Found it would fit in the paddling pool, so being a nice sunny day, thought it was about time to wet its' bum. So bright today, smoke and water was hard to see, (I can't win ! - either too bright or too dull๐Ÿ˜) Anyhow, everything works well, (just need to adjust the rudders,- bit of right needed), plenty of grunt (only about 1/2 throttle max here,- mostly just 1 motor - don't want to bash the paint off !)- bit hard to control in a small tub !,- needed someone to hold it.

    Next stop, the lake !, after I modify the launching trolley and making a stand. Unfortunately can't demo the stereo working due to new YT music censoring rubbish. No different to sitting at the beach with a radio, but YT warns you about copyright which is just moronic.

    https://youtu.be/XWt58Pf34Tg (dry test)
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    13 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Peter, wasn't room for a heck of a lot of testing really, and nowhere to tie anything to that wouldn't have damaged something. The music is a problem because of the algorithm YT uses. seems to pick up the most obscure music (even old rare 70s stuff) and starts warning you about copyright . Don't know how it does it, but I've even tried Cuban music, and it still picks it up (mind you who's going to have a go at you from Cuba๐Ÿ˜) The bit of rubbish stuff I made on a free beat site got past it though,- strange ??

    Even if you play the music,- (obviously in the model vid) it will still pick it up,- and if someone is parked next to you in a car with the stereo going and you are recording something else!! This is just beyond stupid, as you are using it for private purposes and not being paid for doing it. Seems like the whole world is - 'cant play this, can't record this, can't video this, can't have kids playing on swings, might hurt themselves, can't make noise' etc etc. The govt can record people without them knowing, but you can't !!! All about control. I'll do a vid on the water with music - "I was just videoing someones' boat sir" and see what happens.

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    13 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Bill, wasn't game to try that, kept trying to bash itself to bits. Hopefully be out to the pond soon, just sorting the launching trolley out. Restrictions make waiting for things (sponge tubing in this case) a pain, slows every simple 5min job down to days.๐Ÿ˜

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    13 days ago by redpmg ( Commodore)
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    Should have tethered it JB - soft sling tether with fishermans scale in between - gives you the thrust measurement - mind you watching it run it would probably have emptied the test tank quickly at full throttle - so not such a good idea after all.

    In any case it was good to finally see it on the water - as you say pity about the sound . Could you download some of your CDs onto your PC and use those ? - after all you paid for them.

    There are also pay sites you can download music from - not very expensive - not sure you would have the sound police at your sailing water either ????????????
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    13 days ago by Scratchbuilder ( Captain)
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    JB.
    How did you manage at full astern in the paddle pond?
    Regards Bill.
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    13 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Martin, I was surprised how little it sat down,- thought it would be more, but the wide section aft obviously helps keep it up, Should go quite well I think, judging by todays floating.
    Skipper only dates skinny women, helps the fuel economy๐Ÿ˜. He has a problem with women not turning up though,- NZ lot are still MIA since the 7th, (had to come from the South Island)
    Arrived in Auckland on the 8th, but maybe found a better offer at the airport๐Ÿ˜.

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    13 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    JB.
    Looks good and sits about right in the water.
    I hope the skippers girlfriend is slim and dose not weigh to much. LOL!!

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    ๐ŸŽฌ "TIKI " - My Gaff Rigged Cutter
    19 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Final trials for my Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter , started life as a static display model which I adapted for " Radio Control " . She is seen here on trial checking balance / trim /steering and simple sail control.
    Certainly no claims here on scale or workmanship ! - just a " fun and functional " model which more than satisfies my initial challenge ! .

    Phil
    RC Sailing No144
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    18 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Nice conversion Phil, sails well by the looks of it. I have my eye on a similar display model in a haberdashery shop window, but I doubt it's for sale, (or if it is, it's $$$$$)

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    18 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I can only thank my "first in command" - (the XYL) for sailing her - It gets a bit confusing trying to do both jobs at once ! .โ›ต
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    19 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Now that looked very relaxing Phil.
    Great job on the conversion.

    Martin555.
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    19 days ago by Muskrat ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Phil i have just watched your video and it looks like she sales very well especially in Slow motion. I just hope Katie my Cutter Hull and plans which arrived today i am glad to say after a week on the road with DHL. Let the build commence.

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    ๐ŸŽฌ Gaff Rigged Cutter 'Ellen'
    21 days ago by Graham93 ( Commodore)
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    View from on board my Cutter sailing on the Pavilion Gardens lake in Buxton last weekend.
    The video is running slow at 70% speed as I think it looks better at that speed.

    Graham93
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    17 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    It'll come right Graham, practice makes perfect๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ™„ That's a nice pic by the way, quite frameable if enlarged๐Ÿ‘

    JB
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    18 days ago by Graham93 ( Commodore)
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    Hi JB,

    I can't use the lack of a wind indicator as an excuse ๐Ÿค”. I still think the main problem is the nut holding the tiller ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    18 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    A little wind indicator on the top of your mast might help a bit Graham. You could knock up a small version of one of these. I use the black arrow type, on the 100% boats (I've painted the tail and point on mine dayglo orange.) Very useful. I can scan and pic my Graupner Optimist one for an example to copy if you like, should be about the right size, (similar design to the coloured ones).

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    20 days ago by Graham93 ( Commodore)
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    Hi JB,

    Thanks,I agree. It is better to sheet in when gibing. Trouble is I donโ€™t always realise itโ€™s about to happen ๐Ÿค—. Whilst I can build sailboats, Iโ€™m still a novice learning how to sail them.๐Ÿค”

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    20 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks good at that speed Graham, shame you can't get it out on the sea to get rid of the background, - would almost look 100% scale. When you gybe, try sheeting in as you are going into the gybe and releasing slowly on the other side. This should stop the boom slamming over and reducing the scale look

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    21 days ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great video Graham.
    Thank you for showing it to us.

    Martin555.
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    ๐Ÿ“ท Phillipino desk top conversion.
    22 days ago by wunwinglo ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ever felt sorry for those Philipino static models you see all over the place? Well I did and bought this launch from a charity shop in Didcot for a fiver. I reckoned that the fittings were worth that even if the change to working model failed. Fortunately, the model floated about right as it was and I managed to save a lot of weight to allow for the added weight of motor/batteries/ rc gear etc.

    The project has not been without its problems but it should be finished and ready to maiden within a couple of weeks. Not sure that I would do this again but it has been interesting......... I intend to mount it on a boat trailer rather than a stand. Report more when she is launched.
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    ๐ŸŽฌ VINTAGE RUNABOUT TESTING THE BLING
    24 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    After going over everything to make sure nothing had come adrift after being upside down after painting, thought I'd give it a quick dry run (no water ) . Did the vid and found that YT had put the vid/sound way out of sync. Tried to sort it but gave it up as a bad joke. You will see the smoke start, and then a while later you will hear the engine start (they actually start together,- the smoke being on a 5 sec timer to allow the element to heat up before the air turns on, giving it a puff on start-up. )

    You'll have to pretend you are seeing them together, (very annoying). Apologise for the 'music' as I had to create it myself using a free beat app to get round the YT copyright rubbish. It's only there as a demo, showing using the remote to change the volume.
    R/C MUSIC, ENGINE SOUND AND EXHAUST SMOKE IN BOAT
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    16 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    That's very clever Peter, (10 points for that ๐Ÿ‘) as long as it doesn't do a kursk, I'll be happy.
    Hopefully do a better vid later, - YT's done this to a few vids for some odd reason.
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    16 days ago by MouldBuilder ( Rear Admiral)
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    Great sound JB. Letโ€™s hope that that is the only syncing/sinking problem you have.๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
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    26 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Another " Montage of Memories " of RC Sailing at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton with members of the Buxton Model Boat Club - August / September 2021.
    RC Sailing No.141
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Continued ----- re . My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter - " TIKI "
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Still working on a bit more keel weight and trying other rudder profile surface areas to improve turning ! - I think the last two videos may illustrate the need for further improvement in these areas.
    RC Sailing No143
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    5 days ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Hi Mike, interested to see how you got on with the 'water jet' idea, -should move it on calm days. As long as the sound of running water, after 3 beers doesn't get you going๐Ÿ˜!

    JB
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    16 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Mike - I really do like that idea ! - I tried a small motor/prop in my "wee nip" but converted it back to standard sail power - interested to know details of your pump though . ๐Ÿ‘
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    Phil
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Continued ----- re . My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter - " TIKI "
    16 days ago by MikeStoney ( Master Seaman)
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    Hello Phil,
    Sailing is really calming, above all you should have something to drink with you!
    . . . if there is suddenly no wind.
    When there was no wind, I realized that I could bridge this with a water pump. . Problems may arise after waiting and the third beer. . . ๐Ÿ˜”
    Wednesday or Thursday I will test this.
    Pictures:
    - Sailing ship in "action"
    - Unprocessed hull
    - Hull detail with water jet outlet
    - Little water pump
    So . . . I hope that my plan works and that I don't have to take so many drinks with me.
    Greetings from the hobbyist Mike
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    22 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Just on the case now Nerys - I have added about 50% more rudder ! and up to 500 grms of weight (to add to taste ! ). I am not to too bothered about what she looks like below waterline , more keen to to evaluate how she handles.๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ˜Šโ›ตcheers Phil
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Continued ----- re . My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter - " TIKI "
    1 month ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Just a thought Phil, do you think a fin and bulb keel below the fixed keel, might help. I've heard of that helping on other similar boats.

    Nerys
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    1 month ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Looks great Phil, wind looked a bit tricky, but it sailed well.

    JB
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    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ex Display Model - Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter :-
    After sorting out initial problems of a "leaky" hull with extra sealing inside and out. Attention was then drawn to adding an extended keel by subsequently casting a lead weight for the base of the keel fin, then checking required depth for balance and trim .
    RC Sailing No142
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    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Nerys and Ron, Still working on a bit more keel weight and trying other rudder profile surface areas to improve turning ! - I think the last two videos may illustrate the need for further improvement in these areas.
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    1 month ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Getting the ballast just right on a conversion project is time consuming but once you get it, the pleasure of sailing begins. It makes take several attempts but keep at it.
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    1 month ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Well done for rescuing a Bristol Pilot Cutter from being a display model and restoring her to her proper element. She looks a nice model and sails well. It was well worth the effort of fitting the deep keel etc.

    Cheers, Nerys
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