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2 Unknowns - Posted: 15 days 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.
Affinity racing jacht - Posted: 21 days ago by watson220
Total lenght:650mm
Mast height :915mm
Overal height: 1338mm
RTR total weigh:1290g (without 4pcs AA batteries)
Hull material Plastic
Sail material : Mylar

*Completed hull with pre applied graphics.
*Two milar film sail sets
*Carbon fiber masts and booms ]2Rigs]
*Zinc alloy ballast and aluminium alloy fin
*Powerful sail winch
*Metal gear rudder servo
*Battery box an On/Off switch for receiver
*AA Nimh batteries 2200mAh for transmitter and
*rc/radio FrskyTaranis 2.4Ghz

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Response by Baggie on the 5th Feb 2018
Is this for sail or just for info?
Response by watson220 on the 10th Feb 2018
The model is supplied from two sets of sails
Marblehead - Posted: 26 days ago by Ron
Ready to mount the mast on the Marblehead Sailboat.

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Response by Donnieboy on the 31st Jan 2018
the deck looks great.I couldn't find a person in your area
to help with the lines and mast setup
Dragonflite 95's - Posted: 27 days ago by 00Trev
Last years trip to Abersoch, home of Sochsails and Tim Long

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twin masted yacht - Posted: 30 days ago by SelwynWilliams
Model of a yacht displayed in The Ivy cafe on Weymouth Harbourside

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Moonlight - Posted: 1 month ago by Gascoigne
This free sailing pond yacht has remained a treasured model from childhood. It “escaped” one holiday and sailed out across the bay at Tenby. It was retrieved a mile out to sea by persuading local boatman to pick it up. Hull carved and hollowed from wood. Must be well over 100 years old now. Sails well without rudder fitted.

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Response by Baggie on the 24th Jan 2018
It really looks treasured and, as usual with your work, very well maintained.
Theo 2 - Posted: 3 months 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 jarvo on the 10th Dec 2017
Such beautiful lines, hope she sails as well as she looks

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
Response by SelwynWilliams on the 22nd Jan 2018
I have a yacht that has been in the family since the 50s at least, I must fix the missing rigging.
Enterprise K91 8 Rater - Posted: 3 months 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 Ron 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 Ron on the 10th Dec 2017
Throstle - Posted: 4 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: 5 months ago by Les-Forbes
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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