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    Racing Sparrow
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    Boat Length
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Graham93
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    Sailboat scratch built from the plan and detail in the book "Build your own RC Yacht" by the New Zealand modeller Bryn Heveldt.

    Plank on frame balsa construction.

    Detailed blog here: //model-boats.com/blogs/106408

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Racing Sparrow
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง GaryLC ( Captain)
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    An incredible very professional paint job, looks like the gel coat on a glass fiber hull, and a very clean-looking go-faster stripe. One very smart-looking yacht, well done.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Racing Sparrow
    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Graham93 ( Vice Admiral)
    โœง 32 Views ยท 1 Like
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    Hi William,

    Your Irene looks to be a nice build. Well done. I have a Bearospace โ€œFlyerโ€ which you can find in my harbour on here.

    I donโ€™t get much water in the Racing Sparrow. It often comes home dry inside. Only if the water is very choppy and the wind strong does it get a bit damp inside. I did reduce the hatch sizes from those on the plan to reduce the risk.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamE ( Recruit)
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    Hi,
    I have built two Racing Sparrows, the 750 and the 650. The 650 is better in choppy water but the 750 is the faster of the two on a flat water day. Do you have problems with water ingress through those hatches.? I changed mine for adhesive patches.โ›ต
    My latest build is a large schooner the Bearospace โ€œIreneโ€.This is yet to go in the water, I have been waiting for a hip replacement which is scheduled for Tuesday, so hopefully it will in the water this summer. Mead to build a launch trolley first.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ peterd ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks for that. Will check it out.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ peterd ( Midshipman)
    โœง 35 Views ยท 0 Likes
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    Hi, what is the length of your R๐Ÿค‘acing Sparrow. A friend built 2 boats several years ago, both 75cm. He has high aspect square top sails and the boats perform well.

    When I can I will get photos.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ MouldBuilder ( Vice Admiral)
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    Looks fantastic Graham. The paint job is perfect. I can only dream of a finish like that. Too lazy.๐Ÿ˜ƒ
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Graham93 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Hi luckyduck,

    The hull was covered with lightweight fibreglass and epoxy resin before painting.
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    4 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Superb finish on balsa Grahan93 - did you cover the balsa before painting or just rely on sealing it?



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