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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท stotty1111
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    Here we have Oystercatcher, another product of the noughties.
    The full size boat is designed for inland waters, weekend cruising, it can be used as a floating tent using the spars and sails.
    Designed by Conrad Natzio of East Anglia, it is designed for garage construction, using 6 sheets of marine ply or even water resistant ply.
    I met Conrad at an exhibition at Alexandra Palace, had a chat with him was given plans of several of his designs, chose to build Oystercatcher, kept in touch and was invited to a weekend expo at Beale Park, adjacent to the Thames, he used my model on his stand, a very nice man!
    The model is an exact scale of 1:4, I enjoyed the build, but the control was not an easy installation, the boat being so open.
    Went on to sail her at an exhibition held in Swansea at the Maritime Museum, they had a pond there so was able to try sailing, it worked well, but I felt I needed to add a keel to bring a little more stability, but house moves etc got in the way.
    Makes a nice static model!
    I will endeavour to get more photos when the wind is calmer!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Oystercatcher
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท stotty1111 ( Warrant Officer)
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    Barry, you could try a Google search on Conrad Natzio - Oystercatcher, it will turn up pictures of the full sized boat, there may be onward links from that!
    I recall he was Broadlyboats.com or ,co.uk.
    I think he died some years ago though, he also had an advert in the classified ads section in Classic Boats to which I subscribed years ago, maybe a letter to them asking if anyone has contact details might prove fruitful.
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Oystercatcher
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ jumpugly ( Commander)
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    Stotty!
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Oystercatcher
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ BarryS ( Warrant Officer)
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    That is a very impressive build!
    Thanks for the pictures, I have to wonder what other plans he
    has to offer?
    Barry
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Oystercatcher
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง flaxbybuck ( Captain)
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    Quite enterprizing to build a 1/4 scale model rather than a full size boat. Looks great ๐Ÿ˜‰
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Oystercatcher
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Doogle ( Commodore)
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    Very nice ๐Ÿ‘



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