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    The Schooner Theresa
    by roycv ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ( Warrant Officer)
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    5 days ago
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    Here is another of my yachts, the hull is 40 inches loa and the bowsprit makes her a bit longer. She was built by my late friend John Cook back in 1965 and first came to my notice when many years later we had a club stand at Olympia.
    I had offered to take the boat and John said he would be along later, so he was very surprised when he arrived and found I had assembled the boat. (To some eyes it would be a jumble of sails and spars). We became friends then.

    I bought the yacht from his estate when he died and started refurbishing her. I simplified the RC and kept the double drum winch as it works very well. Replaced the 2 hatches in keeping with the rest of the boat, they have custom made brass pins on a retaining string to keep them located.
    All the rope rigging had lost it's strength and was replaced and there was a lot of whipping to to do on the spars, this is something I like doing.

    The paintwork you see is original I just cleaned the paint and gave it a spray of varnish, the sails are cotton and also original. The winch system looks the part where it can be seen on the deck, it is functional and easy to adjust. The plans and building instructions were in one of the old F.J.Camm A5 size books on model yachting and about 6" X 4" but the table of 'off-sets' was the main guide, John drew them up to full size and the construction is plank on frame and has well stood the test of time.

    She sails very gracefully and responds to the helm easily and always draws a small group of people when sailing.
    I keep her in a large 'Christmas Tree box' a plastic one with a lid which is excellent for model boats. Most of the plastic box makers do them but they only come out at Christmas!
    Roy


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    2 days ago by dave976 ( Lieutenant)
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    Hi Roy
    PM being sent with more details
    Dave
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    2 days ago by roycv ( Warrant Officer)
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    Nice! I have not come across another one before. Have you the pages on construction and plan to hand? I would appreciate a copy to print at this end.
    regards
    Roy
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    2 days ago by dave976 ( Lieutenant)
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    Beautiful model. We have an almost identical model in our club and that too was built from an enlargement of the plan in FJ Camm's Model Boat Building. I agree the model sails really well and like yours attracts much interest when sailed. It's now with its third club member and I restored leaks in the hull earlier this year by covering the whole hull in fibreglass cloth as the ply used in the keel construction had delaminated too far. Now 100% watertight so worth the effort spent. Pic attached for comparison as well as a page from the book showing the outline.
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    2 days ago by Colin H ( Admiral)
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    An absolute dream of a boat.
    It's good that you keep her as built. I'm sure John would be proud to see her still sailing.
    Cheers Colin.
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    3 days ago by roycv ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi all, thank you for all your Likes! I have to say she is a pleasure to sail perhaps the keel weight needs streamlining but that is the way she was built and so I stuck with it. I replaced the 2 hatches because they had switches on and I thought it a bit detrimental. John was a pragmatic builder and very fast.
    I gave him an Inga IV bare hull with a set of plans and he was sailing her less than a month later.
    It is nice to note his whole family loved his boats and all kept one back for themselves and I sold the rest of them off for his widow and guess what? Her name is Theresa!
    Roy
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    3 days ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Beautiful model, schooners have a certain grace.

    cheers, Nerys
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    3 days ago by Ron ( Rear Admiral)
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    Lovely! Shows pride of ownership, bet it sails wonderful out on the lake.
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    4 days ago by roycv ( Warrant Officer)
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    Hi all I have found some sailing pictures you might like. Taken on the lake at the North London Society of Model Engineers.
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