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albatross - Posted: 5 years ago by hammer
Scratch built In 2004 from my own plan. Two layers of planks on ply frames, ply deck planked with 3/8 1/16 strips. Length of hull 50" by 13" breath. No motor sail only, winch for main & mizzen, sail arm for fore sails. Featuers a centre plate lowered by gravity and raized be a drum winch, also an expanding rudder, this has two servos to opperate. sails can be reefed or removed depending on weather conditions. Very good sailer Just goes In my car with the top mast & gaff boom lowered.

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Response by CapnJim on the 5th Apr 2013
Thanks Hammer. Now I understand the shot of the hold and winches. Love the detail - takes a lot beat boats like this In scale sail.

Food for thought on the keel - I need a bit more drop so swing centreboard Isn't quite going to do It but thanks for the Info.

Are you planning a further photo gallery on Albatross - It certainly looks like plenty to cover.


Cap'n Jim.
Response by hammer on the 30th Aug 2013
Sorry for the delay Cap'n, please don't keel haul me. Have posted 2 sailing photos. Reefed right down In a blow & In a breeze. Close to rocks no problem. HAMMER.
Response by RoyLorentz on the 16th Dec 2013
Very good looking model. I agree with the size and how good she looks on the water. Wind, Water and Wood has always been my favourite moto.

Frank Wadsworth
👍 😉
AmalfI - converted static kit - Posted: 5 years ago by CapnJim
Mantua models 'Amalfi' Scale 1:35 Length 400mm. Fishing boat converted to 2 CH RC. Sails well, freeboard a little low but ok. Nets detactable for heavier weather sailing!

Photos show her on home 12' dia. pool but she sails well on boating pond. Runs for 20mins. on 4xAA batteries all In.

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Clyde Puffer - Libby - Posted: 5 years ago by CapnJim
Model Slipway kit - super detailed. 2CH RC with mixer to provide engine, whistle and smoke. 1/48th scale.

Excellent kit fitted with ACTION electronics.

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Celia Fishing Boat - Posted: 5 years ago by jelley_baby
HI This Is a Celia, I think, It was a caldercraft kit but am not sure. It Is running on a 545 motor at either 6volt or 7.2volt with a 35mm 3blade brass prop. Its performance Is about right for the scale and type of boat. It sails at the Lake used by the Cwmbran Club. I bought It last year at the Shepton Mallet Show.

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Response by Michael R on the 4th Feb 2013
Yes this was a Caldercraft kit I built one and sailed It but not much room under the decks for your radio and batteries but really sailed well when set up right
b10 naval - Posted: 5 years ago by stanley
HI has anyone any Idea's as to what class this boat Is..thanks Stan.

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Response by stanley on the 26th Dec 2012
Thanks Mate Your a Star,,,,,,,
Response by vaderswar on the 27th Dec 2012
its a vosper 100ft patrol boat called HMTS Courland Bay. regards steve
Response by kevinsharpe on the 18th Sep 2013
The model Is from a 'Veron' kit now produced In the sixties to early seventies. veron no longer exist. She was a Vosper fast patrol boat of the Trinty class. I am currently restoring one which has twin electric. The model was originally designed to run on a single screw powered by a 10/15cc Ic engine. Copies of the plans of the model are available on e bay. Fleetscale also prosecutor an accurate drawing of the vessel along with a grip hull.
Modified Southampton Tug - Posted: 6 years ago by jelley_baby
I hate leaving models as standard, the Southampton Tug a RTR model, needed to be more manoeuvrable, so removed original 27Mhz receiver and fitted Two Electronic speed controllers one for each motor, and a 2.4Ghz receiver. The model will now turn In Its own length and has become very good for controlling In small spaces. Will change the standard motors next for something with a little more pulling and pushing power. It runs all morning on a 1 x 6 cell AA Nimh 2700Mah battery pack.

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Kevella - Posted: 6 years ago by johnw
Scratch built plank on frame.Built from plan by Jim Pottinger.

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Faithfull - Posted: 6 years ago by johnw
Plank on frame built many years ago. Not of a specific vessel but a representative of the classic Scottish boat of the 70's. based on a stretched "Launch Out" plan.

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MFV Ardent - Posted: 6 years ago by johnw
Scratch built, modelled on real vessel,plank on frame construction, a few years old now.

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Rust Bucket - Posted: 6 years ago by Colin H.
Believed to be scratch built, evidence of old 1 gallon REDEX oil container forming main deck, bits of Mecano used as stiffening and support.
It has a Basset Lowke model 1461/u (motor, stern tube, prop shaft and prop) Set.This dates from the mid 1930's and would have cost 7/- Shillings for those old enough to remember, that would have been abut a day and a half's wages. The photo's show what the motor looked like as It came out and then after cleaning and testing, and yes It runs very smoothly In forward and reverse, from 3 volts up to 12 volts, seems to be quite good at 6, so will probably use when rebuild complete.
As you will see from photo's there Is a lot of restoration to do before sailing again.
Now you've stopped laughing, can you Identify the type of ship It's meant to be, I thought a Coaster.

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