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Victoria - Posted: 11 hours ago by jacko
still looking for information but Bill Daniels design from about 1906 (plans available ) till 1951. built to the 10 Rater rule..

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Norfolk Wherry - Posted: 20 hours ago by CB90
Some pictures of my Dad's Norfolk Wherry seen here at Eton Park, Norwich. It will be featured in September 2018 "Model Boats" magazine along with his mates Wherry.
It is about 4ft long note my 3ft 72nd scale Corvette looks small next to it.

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Response by kmbcsecretary on the 18th Jul 2018
Stunning model, I'm looking forward to getting around to building mine.
Marblehead all set to go - Posted: 11 days ago by Ron
The owners of this sailboat are putting it in the water today after nearly a year in the repair shop. Should go like a graceful greyhound.

I will post more photos as they come to me.

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Evie Rose - Posted: 1 month ago by Kipper
An American designed racing class boat, the 1mtr 'Soling' is also popular in Canada & Australia.
Bought s/h & given a makeover.

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AC 60 - Posted: 2 months ago by stew1960
naw 😎this yachts has under gone a re fit from a new radio
sails and keel👍

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Nautic - Posted: 2 months ago by watson220
Model Yacht Nautic from Grapner.
The hull is not original but is made of laminate. The deck is made of mahogany strips.
The boat engine is a MIG 480 powered by a Lipol 7,4V 5000mAh battery.

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Response by Yngvegr on the 12th May 2018
Nice one! I remember this from when I was a kid! We're talking 1973-ish :)
Response by watson220 on the 12th May 2018
Nautic on the water has not yet been but everything is ready to just put the battery and swim
Response by RNinMunich on the 20th May 2018
Nice job👍 Beautiful decking!
Crazing on the white hull looks similar to the problem I had with the clear lacquer on my Sea Scout. Surface stress?🤔
What did you use for paint / lacquer?
Emma C Berry Fishing Smack - Posted: 3 months ago by Grumpy1949
this was how she was first built. as a lobster smack with wet wells to bring the catch back alive. she is 40ins single mast single jib massive amount of sail area. short heavy pond keel.aux motor fitted and auto bilge pump fitted. hates a breeze above 5 knots. when the main is out about half, she suddenly becomes lee helmed. will rectify this in the near future.
had a complete electrical at the pond, rescued by our rescue barge. difficult to keep on course, no wonder they went to schooner rig

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Response by RNinMunich on the 30th Apr 2018
Probably because -
"The root cause of lee helm is when the centre of pressure exerted by the wind on the sails falls too far forward of the centre of resistance of the hull—the natural point at which the hull tries to pivot. This tends to push the bow of the boat away from the wind. This can be due to a poor design, for example with the mast too far forward."
Good ol' Wiki! 😉
Nice build 👍 Be interesting to see how a schooner rigged model would behave. Cheers, Doug
PS love the Rescue Barge 👍
Response by Ron on the 12th May 2018
I was told by a boat yard, that the rudder placement was be far a stern with this type of rig. Where is it on this boat, your photos do not show the model out of the water.
Emma C Berry Schooner Rig - Posted: 3 months ago by Grumpy1949
built this one a few years ago. she is fitted with an aux motor only used when we were becalmed. bilge pump auto ops a couple of times in really high wind and foolishly left the topsail up. drop bulb keel installed. flyin jib loosely tethered to jib boom. she is about 30ins and the schooner rig fits quite nicely into the back of my outlander without demasting. she is lovely to sail

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Response by Baggie on the 6th May 2018
Looks lovely.
Response by RNinMunich on the 20th May 2018
Super job👍
Lovely finish and nice clean lines, well done 😉
Response by carpemoment on the 21st May 2018
Beautiful work. Would you mind sharing some photos/info about your rc setup. Winches used, other servos, etc.
Emma C. Berry Conversion - Posted: 3 months ago by carpemoment
I purchased this kit 30 years ago. I finally finished it 8 years ago as a static model. Recently, I decided to convert it to a remote control model. We displayed it for a few years but when we moved and downsized, it had to go to storage. Overall it survived but the hull had some damage. Also, since I didn't build it with the intent of ever putting it into the water, I had to patch, seal, rethink, etc.

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Response by carpemoment on the 5th May 2018
Rudder in place and functioning.
Response by carpemoment on the 20th May 2018
Lines and shrouds - check. Winch, rudder servo, ballast -- check, check, and check. Ready for her maiden voyage as soon as a last minute repair on the hatches dries.
Response by carpemoment on the 21st May 2018
Decided to sail her maiden voyage in a more controlled environment -- our condo pool. Rudder worked fine. Lines for sails got fouled up in the winch quickly. Wind was very light. A lot of sideways movement so I will have to increase the keel. I expected that but was hoping that it would be okay for pleasure cruising but there is clearly not enough underwater resistance to gain much control. With the lines fouled, a sudden 30 foot wave took her over and she turtled. BUT she didn't sink and she was a beauty while it lasted. Funny thing is my maiden cruise in my 14' Cyclone ended with capsizing for a similar reason. Only difference is it had been awhile since I had sailed and I forgot to let off the throttle when the wind picked up and a 100' wave took me over. Recovery with my Emma was much less challenging than with my Cyclone. 😀😉⛵️
2 Unknowns - Posted: 5 months ago by SelwynWilliams
Two models seen at the Plymouth Gin Factory in the Barbican. Whilst there I had to sample the product and chose the Plymouth Navy Gin, which is gunpowder proof at over 57% and like drinking a single malt compared to a blend. Recommended. We were in Plymouth for the IMASS shipwreck conference the next day, which ranged from Byzantine to WW1 Naval shipwrecks, including HMS Hampshire and HMS Vanguard.

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Response by Baggie on the 9th Feb 2018
Lovely looking boats and you sound as if you had a great time in Plymouth too.

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