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    ๐Ÿ“ท Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Update on my Sterling Chris Craft 63'
    Well.... I redid the windows. Added new curtains and after adding the headliner to the wheelhouse, I realized I had not added the spot and anchor lights topside. So, I took it all out and built a new mast with light and drilled out the solid spot light and added a lens. I sanded and filled the imperfections on both cabin tops and repainted them. I wired everything to an external switch. LED are all 3 volt. I also noted that the stations that hold the aft roof extension were not to original Chris Craft pics, so I made new ones. Aft ones now rake in line with the wheelhouse windows. Looks more like they grew there. The photos do not do her justice. Quite happy with her. Enjoy
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    Thank you everyone for your kind words.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    She is a model of a 63 foot Chris Craft the model is 40"
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    That is a Fishing vessel conversion. It really can be both. See my harbor
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by Derek 151 ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    What a lovely boat. What is the boat on the shelf in the background - that looks like another nice one.
    Derek.
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    1 month ago by DuncanP ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Beautiful model with amazing level of detail. Excellent work!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by ChrisG ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Fantastic model even down to the obligatory table lamps. I am not sure I could manage a model of 63" to say nothing of it taking over a room in my house, if only!!
    Beautiful.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Sweet looking cruiser. It takes some doing to make those old Sterling kits look that good. Theyโ€™re not bad kits, especially for their time period, but still, a lot of work. Enjoy her, sheโ€™s a keeper!!
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    1 month ago by Rock ( Able Seaman)
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    ๐Ÿ‘ fantastic model, beautiful detailing.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Beautiful boat! Awesome attention to detail.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Sterling models Chris Craft 63' LOA 40 inches.
    1 month ago by ChrisR ( Master Seaman)
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    That is a beautiful vessel
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    ๐ŸŽฌ African Queen Test Motor Rudder Receiver & Battery
    2 months ago by GARTH ( Lieutenant)
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    Just a little more fine tuning before model will be ready for a tiny pond .Its only 16 inch from bow to stern .
    IMG 0093
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    ๐ŸŽฌ "Slim Nip"
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Exploring the possibilities of a new sleeker look to the Wee Nips that I have built previously , - I created the "Slim Nip" just as a development from the original classic Graham Bantock design.
    Length - 720mm
    Beam - 166mm
    Keel depth - 290mm
    Mast height - 1130mm above the deck.
    Maintaining the simplicity and convenience of a Uni rig , easy to transport , easy to rig , & no guys .
    Result was : - a new look, light wind, high aspect ratio - "Slim Nip".
    RC Sailing:- No.164 - Slim Nip
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    ๐ŸŽฌ One more from the "Sparrow"
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    One more Sparrow Video !
    Designed by Bryn Heveldt
    Built by Graham Royle
    Music ( The Lounge) by Bensound (+ the local ducks as background)
    Video by Phil
    ............. Just for fun !
    RC Sailing:- No163 - .. more from the sparrow !
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Racing Sparrow - Build Log on youtube
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    This Racing Sparrow was built by Buxton Model Boat Member Graham Royle.
    Detail and precision are Grahams hallmark and it is a privilege for me to showcase some of his work through "RC Sailing" and the Model Boats Website.
    (Note best viewed on big screen to allow for pausing !)

    Model Boats Website also hosts other blogs of his ie. :-
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/106408 - Racing Sparrow
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/86653 - Gaff Rigged Pilot Cutter
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/99841 - Rescue Launch
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/68795 - Row,row, row
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    RC Sailing No:- 162 - Racing Sparrow - Build Log
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Nort Texas Shipwrights April 3 2022
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Back at Towne Lake for more fun and friendship. Had a good time, we saw 2 subs in the water, a few tugs, launches, working boats and an old MRP deep vee and a Micro Magic. I had a great time as I finally got my Italeri Vosper handling decently even in the windy conditions we had. A little more tweaking and sheโ€™ll be spot on, but Iโ€™m pleased with her for now.
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    Towne Lake NTMS fun run April 3 2022
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nort Texas Shipwrights April 3 2022
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Thanks for watching yโ€™all
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nort Texas Shipwrights April 3 2022
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Dave, just load up the boats, make a few sandwiches, drink a couple of Red Bulls and come on down!!๐Ÿคฃ
    Seriously, wish you could come. Hope you get to splash something soon.
    Cash
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Nort Texas Shipwrights April 3 2022
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Cashrc,
    Those are some great boats, thanks for sharing. I'm literally green with envy. I'd love to drive out and play on the water with you guys, but Google Maps says it's 966 miles and a 15 hour drive. I guess I'll just have to wait for our 18" of ice to melt before I'm on the water. sigh ....
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    ๐ŸŽฌ RC Sailing No 161:- Racing Sparrow
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Information provided by builder Graham Royle :- The "Racing Sparrow" is a 750mm RC sailboat designed by New Zealander Bryn Heveldt.
    Plank on frame balsa construction , Grahams build log can be found here :-

    https://model-boats.com/blogs/106408

    Music :- bensound - onceagain
    Enjoy RCSailing
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    RC Sailing:- No161 - " Racing Sparrow "
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: RC Sailing No 161:- Racing Sparrow
    2 months ago by jbkiwi ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Great job Graham, looks to be sailing well for a first time out,- shame there was not enough wind to be able to put your foot down ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ Another nice vid Phil, (better luck with the next ESC on the 'media boat') Keep them coming.

    JB
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Camera Boat - update - ( NOTE PULSING NOISE ?? )
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Just a quick update with the new camera boat before fitting and running with the Gopro attached.
    Observations :-
    1. Maneuverability - Great - but better control with high and low rate options!.
    2. Speed - Too much ? - may be , but enough for me to throttle back quickly !.
    3. Camera - Good balance and rotation for 360*.
    4. Cost - Minimal - ie. Motor & ESC kit from Hobbybitz.
    5. Noise - 5/10
    6. Fun Factor - 10/10 - just for fun ! - enjoy RC Sailing !.

    NOTE - I would be interested to know of any theories in respect of the "PULSING NOISE" of the motor ?????
    Cheers
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    RC Sailing No.160 - camera boat update !
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    ๐ŸŽฌ North Texas Shipwrights 3/6/22
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Horsing about at Towne Lake McKinney Texas
    North Texas Model Shipwrights 3/6/22 at Towne Lake
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    ๐ŸŽฌ North Texas Shipwrights 3/19/22
    2 months ago by Cashrc ( Captain)
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    Once again our intrepid members meet at Josey Ranch in Carrollton Texas to have fun, give each other a hard time and promote the hobby of model boating. ๐Ÿ˜€
    North Texas Shipwrights 3/20/22
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    2 months ago by Brightwork ( Lieutenant)
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    I have been updating her interior and adding LED's. More to come..but a sneak preview.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft 63'
    2 months ago by deepriverman ( Leading Seaman)
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    Just what the doctor ordered ,, fabulous
    job love the table lamps well done !
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Bristol Pilot Cutter "Ellen"
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Graham Royle`s cutter "Ellen" battles though heavy weather at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton in early March 2022.
    RC Sailing No.159 - Cutter "Ellen"
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    2 months ago by Graham93 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Hi JB,

    I've added a couple of fixed end stops to the traveller as the easiest thing to try. They will help reduce the violent swing of the boom when it tacks. Just need a bit of wind to try it out now..

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    Hi Graham, you've got it tacking nicely,-any way you can make it adjustable, (pic, - would require another servo) or are you just going to add stops. If not adjustable, you might as well keep it around the center which will give you max inhaul on the wind, and help keep the boom down, but not quite as great running. Unfortunately, one of those necessary performance adjustment problems with models, which can't be fixed without a lot of extra 'string'. A boom vang may help a bit as well,

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    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Yes , it suprising what you can see in slow`mo - I will check if there are any better clips for you to evaluate.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘โ›ต
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    2 months ago by Graham93 ( Rear Admiral)
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    Nice video Phil ๐Ÿ‘ Certainly was a battle in that wind. Watching the slo-motion video I think a few adjustments are needed to reduce the throw of the main sheet traveller.

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    ๐ŸŽฌ Wee Nip - old boat, new look !
    2 months ago by philcaretaker ( Commander)
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    Get ready for spring - and give your old boat a new look by choosing a new set of sails - a new colour ! - a new design !.
    RC Sailing:- No.158 - Wee Nip - old boat, new look !
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Azure Spirit
    2 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The only RC Speedboat in South Africa with remote trim and tilt on the outboard engine.

    To see the trim and tilt in action, click the link below:
    https://youtu.be/seUSMUgK1VE
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Azure Spirit
    2 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Colin.
    I added some pictures in the build blog.
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/107281#107281
    blogs/107281#107281
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    2 months ago by Colin H ( Vice Admiral)
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    Any chance of pictures of the setup.
    Cheers Colin.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Azure Spirit
    2 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The rudder servo is mounted on a slide made of two stainless steel rods and its pushed and pulled by a threaded rod connected to another servo.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Azure Spirit
    2 months ago by DWBrinkman ( Warrant Officer)
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    Awesome! How did you do the trim and tilt?
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    ๐ŸŽฌ Record Day at Sonstraal Dam
    2 months ago by RudyM ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Here is a look at the boats at Sonstraal Dam, home of the Northern City Model Boat Club, where on 26 February the Annual Record Day hosted by the Western Cape Model Boat Club brought more than 140 boats to the dam.
    While some were just floaters, and some sank trying, there was a good collection of models actually in action.
    One of them was the 1,5m Steam Tug, Miamota

    The video was taken with an iPhone mounted in front of the bridge of the Smit London Tug boat with LOA of 1.7m
    Inside the bridge of the Smit London deep sea Tug
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