Response by nasraf
on the 13th Oct 2014
I tried to do a response to your 8 Sept post but It did not work so have a go on this one.
Very Impressed by your detail work, almost makes me start mine again but too far In now.
I like your brass work, Is It all yours or have you a supplier, If so I would be grateful If you would give details.
Also Interested In your gooseneck joint between mast and main boom. I have made one and kicker from brass scrap but It has turned out a bit chunky. I have not done a yacht before, so am not sure If It can be made with main boom with only horizontal movement. I have at last made a fabricated boom but have allsorts of problems with the paint I have used.
I still have to decide how to make sails and the method of sail control so would be Interested In how to do It.
I have a nice new 2.4 GHz RC kit, so Interested In outcome of your recent radio problems.
Brass Is mostly from Cornwall Model Boats with a few parts direct from RB (Poland) and the last remaining pulleys from Deans Marine. The 4 hand winches ate still being turned from brass stock and yet to be fitted.
The gooseneck Is hand-made from brass sheet and was about the most difficult thing as I do not have access to brazing equipment. I still need to make a kick strap as this gooseneck allows too much movement.
Sails are made from a Hospital Cotton bed sheet. The mainsail Is In 5 sections, each having a different curve top and bottom to attempt to get the correct billowing and twist.
I was surprised at the reception Issues and haven't yet ruled out a dodgy receiver (sourced on ebay!)
I'll report back on the satellite receiver placement later In the week. We have a Night Sail on Wednesday so I can test my deck lights!