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    Moonbeam - sailing yacht
    by AndyB ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    7 months ago
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    Moonbeam is a kit from Dave Metcalfe. It makes a classic looking yacht, which sails very well in light winds. However, the rigging has been set up so it is easy to remove the top sail and front jib, so it can be sailed in stronger winds.


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    7 months ago by AndyB ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    An interesting solution Ron and look forward to seeing it in use.
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    7 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    I hope to solve the problem by fabricating a control horn like this instead of gears.
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    7 months ago by AndyB ( Chief Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The rudder servo is mounted on a plywood frame at an angle, so is in line with the rudder. Itโ€™s a bit of a โ€œfiddleโ€ to get it all to line up. Glued in place with some thickened West Epoxy.

    The kit includes some brass sheet, the instructions suggest this is soldered to the rudder spindle, which is brass rod. I changed the design and used thicker brass, which was threaded and two lock nuts and some loctite. It is then removeable. This method also made it easier to get the brass "tiller arm" to be set at 90 degrees to the actual rudder.

    One problem was that the whole assembly was a touch to high, so I had to reduce the depth of the cockpit floor.

    I would be interested in how other people have solved this problem on the Moonbeam or similar type boats. The first photo shows a "dry" fit, the second shows it finished.
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    7 months ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    How did Dave's kit show the rudder control?
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    7 months ago by pressonreguardless ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Andy
    Beautiful Lines ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
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