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    Gaff Rigged Cutter 'Ellen'
    by Graham93 πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ ( Commodore)
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    Boat Length
    58" (147.32 cm)
    Boat Weight
    8.5kg (300 oz)
    Battery Type
    NiMH
    Battery mAh
    2Ah (2,000 mAh)
    Run Time
    1+ hrs
    4 months ago
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    Semi-scale inspired by the design of gaff rigged pilot cutters. Based on plans from Gary Webb (bearospaceindustries.com) it took 6 months to build.

    Hull is ply sheeting over ply bulkheads. Three channel RC - two sail winches plus rudder. Removable rig, keel and rudder plus retractable bowsprit for transport. Overall length 58in, hull length at deck level 43in, beam 12 3/4in. Sail area is 1180 sq ins.

    Lots of scale like detail added to the basic plan including anchor winch, tiller, skylight, gooseneck, deadeyes, working blocks with brass sheeves...

    A couple of videos produced by Buxton Model Boat Club member Phil:

    https://youtu.be/VgHNemEOfn0

    https://youtu.be/gcM6U8VguXs

    Full blog here:
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/86653


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    4 months ago by bobonthelough ( Recruit)
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    I love all the detail.Puts mine to shame but still is a joy to sail.
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    4 months ago by Newby7 ( Vice Admiral)
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    Great detail and looks good on the water.
    Rick
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gaff Rigged Cutter 'Ellen'
    4 months ago by RNinMunich ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Can only reiterate what folks are saying.
    I'm running out of superlatives πŸ˜‰
    (unless I start with German ones 😁)
    Can't wait to see your next creation.
    Cheers, Doug 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gaff Rigged Cutter 'Ellen'
    4 months ago by Ron ( Commodore)
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    Wonderful build, Looks great on the water which is what we all desire to achieve. Bet it draws a crowd of spectators and cameras.
    I placed a hold on the book at the library.

    Ron
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gaff Rigged Cutter 'Ellen'
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Graham, I would regard John Leather's 'Gaff Rig' to be virtually the bible of the subject. Follow him and you are bound to be perfect. His other books are excellent too.

    Cheers, Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gaff Rigged Cutter 'Ellen'
    4 months ago by Graham93 ( Commodore)
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    Thanks Martin, Nerys,

    I'm glad you like it.

    Nerys, It's reassuring to hear that the rigging is realistic. That's down to finding lots of photos on the Internet, and having a copy of the book 'Gaff Rig' by John Leather.

    Graham93
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gaff Rigged Cutter 'Ellen'
    4 months ago by Nerys ( Fleet Admiral)
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    The attention to detail in the rigging is fantastic. Every picture I see reminds me of how a full size gaff cutter should be rigged.

    Nerys
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Gaff Rigged Cutter 'Ellen'
    4 months ago by Martin555 ( Fleet Admiral)
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    Very nice indeed Graham.
    A true masterpiece.
    Well done sir.

    Martin555.
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