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Theo 2 - Posted: 14 days ago by Sollis
10 r 45 years in a barn
1952 Littlejohn design
Nearly restored and ready for her first sail in a very long time

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Response by Sollis on the 10th Dec 2017
I am ashamed to say I have had her nearly 50 years.I was given her by a friend of my dad Tony Garrett who built her in 1952 in Sheffield
As a kid I didn't really appreciate what I had and she ended up first in a cellar then latterly in a barn.
I always had the intention of fixing her up but never got round to it
In the meantime I built loads of different types of models but this year I dug her out and there was the mast keel and 3 suits of sails just as she had been left
I feel better now that she has been saved and will sail again
Response by jarvo on the 10th Dec 2017
Such beautiful lines, hope she sails as well as she looks

Mark
Response by Sollis on the 10th Dec 2017
I remember sailing her as a kid with the Braine gear which I didn't fully understand She certainly had a turn of speed

She had been raced in 1952 by her original owner and carries the Sheffield Model Yacht Club registration on her sails 1061

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Enterprise K91 8 Rater - Posted: 17 days ago by Bryan-the-pirate
This is an 8 rater built by the dabblers club and been through a few owners at Chichester model boat group. These yachts are superb at ploughing over the odd bit of weed without it getting stuck on the keel. There are many of these in the group,

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Response by Grandpa on the 9th Dec 2017
How is an 8 Rater different from my Mini 12?

42” length and 16 lbs
Response by Bryan-the-pirate on the 10th Dec 2017
Your keel shape is a bit longer but very similar Here is some info I have gleaned.

Full scale 8 Metre boats - meaning 8 metres at the waterline - go back to around 1907 and they proved extremely popular with around 140 being built around Europe during the first seven years alone. It was a time of very rapid boat development and equally rapid evolution of class rules. At one stage 'Metre Boats' were allowed one foot of beam for every metre of waterline length, a possibly unique combination of metric and imperial in an International Rule.

Current 8M boats derive from a model obtained 5-10 years ago by Robin Edgar and Alan Woodroffe of the Southwater Dabblers MBC who thought it was based on a J-Class. However, it was later found that what they had was a model of a Fife 8 Metre instead. In any event, the boat remained of great interest because the hull shape and relatively low draught makes it an excellent choice for shallow waters and especially for ponds with bad weed. They used the model to create some 50+ hulls.

Can you tell me more about your mini 12
Response by Grandpa on the 10th Dec 2017
http://crya.ca/classes/mini-12/

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Throstle - Posted: 2 months ago by Baggie
Dragonforce 65s racing at Eaton Boating lake - Norwich Model Yacht Club - my first race! 👍

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BAD DAY AT THE OFFICE - Posted: 3 months ago by Les-Forbes
FRANTIC FRIDAY:
Believe me, it was way far easier to drive my wee Abarth. And not have wet pants.

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Response by Baggie on the 15th Oct 2017
Ha.... very true

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Throstle - Posted: 3 months ago by Baggie
Throstle - Dragonforce65 on Eaton Boating Lake, Norwich. 👍

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3 Lil Bit - Posted: 3 months ago by Grandpa
This is the case I made to transport my Little Footy from home to pond, lake, or ? I can take it on vacation too; Holds transmitter and boat safely.

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Response by Baggie on the 15th Oct 2017
Looks great - a sturdy case. Well done.

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Is a Footy considered a Yacht? - Posted: 3 months ago by Grandpa
Just picked this up locally from a friend. Looking forward to taking it out to a swimming pool before sailing in the lake.

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Response by Les-Forbes on the 15th Sep 2017
ProBoat Westward V2 18-inch RTR Sailboat with 2.4GHz Radio System

Never let ideal conditions pass you by again with the Pro Boat® Westward™ sailboat. This compact sailboat makes it easy to hit the water whenever the opportunity presents itself. All you need to do to get water ready is attach the keel to the hull; that's it. Long gone are the days of having to assemble and rig before you can hit the waves. The Westward sailboat features a reliable 2.4GHz radio system you can enjoy sailing fun even from afar. No matter what your skill level is, the Westward™ is an excellent portable performer to have by your side when you want to ride the wind and waves with as little hassle as possible.

Features

Small-scale size allows for easy transportation
Mini-sail winch servo provides precision sail manipulation
Minimal setup time
Curable ABS hull
Included 2.4GHz radio system

Specifications:
Hull Material - Injection Mould
Trim Scheme Colours - Blue/White
Hull Type - Sailboat
Scale - 18 inch
Drive System - Sail
Length - 18.125" (460mm)
Beam - 4.375" (111mm)
Mast Height - 22.75" (578mm)
Radio - 2.4GHz Stick Transmitter, 2-Channel V3
Sail Area (Main) - 66" (1676mm)
Sail Area (Jib) - 45.75" (1162mm)
Sail Area (Overall) - 111.73" (2838mm)
Assembly Time - 1-3 Hours

In the Box
ProBoat Westward V2 18-inch RTR Sailboat
2.4GHz Stick Radio System

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Junk - Posted: 4 months ago by Baggie
Plus another picture of this beautifully hand made from a photograph 👍

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Junk - Posted: 4 months ago by Baggie
A friend sailed this beautiful hand made Junk at Eaton Park Norwich this afternoon. 👍

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Response by AllenA on the 2nd Sep 2017
很好 Hen Hao or as the two Ronnies might say 'Velly good'. Damn, there i go again, politically incorrect or as someone once said 'politically immature'.
Response by Baggie on the 2nd Sep 2017
Thanks Allen..👍.. it is a splendid vessel.

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Throstle - Posted: 4 months ago by Baggie
Another great sail today at Eaton Prk, Norwich👍

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Response by Les-Forbes on the 16th Sep 2017
Ah, the Proboat Ragazza. I'm going to save up and get one of these. Here's a lttle one from the same stable... The Proboat Westward 18


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