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    Boat Stand
    Looks good, but does it go high enough for a
    sailing
    boat with fin keel? Merys
    12 days ago by Nerys
    Response
    Re: HELP needed on a hull.
    Not exciting maybe not but, it can be very stressful though. Sail boats don’t always go where you want them to go. You have to read the wind, control sails, and TURN! It is not pull back the throttle put the rudder over and off we go. Speeding around is not exciting to me. It takes skill to sail a scale boat, pilot cutters best scale sailers though. 2 pilot cutters,
    sailing
    trawler & trading schooner in my harbour. Believe me you will enjoy. πŸ˜€
    3 months ago by hammer
    Forum
    Cargo carrying under sail- today!
    Thanks Doug, nice to have the deck for once! Little to say, fully occupied
    sailing
    models as the local ponds are now all open water. Will resume blogs in the fall when my HMAFV Seal enters the build program Best Rowen
    4 months ago by RHBaker
    Forum
    Help identifying
    Finally got the boat going and learnt a big lesson. I was using a prop shaft the telescopes and it did. With the motor running hard I think I hit some weed which caused the prop to have extra pressure on it. The shaft then collapsed in from the added pressure and I lost all propeller thrust. Could hear the motor revving and no motion. Had to be rescued by a model
    sailing
    boat!
    4 months ago by juskiddin
    Blog
    Ketch Barge ''Pearl of Ipswich''
    Hello, As I have mentioned before, I like the workboats from the age of
    sailing
    . The
    sailing
    barges caught my interest some time ago on one of my stays in the UK and I recently purchased a number of books on them. interesting history, more to it than I realized. Finally decided to build a Ketch Barge that is categorized as a Boomie as well. Several reasons; I wanted to model one of the larger ones, this one is 85', and I like gaff rigged boats with booms. Topsails a must as well and I like ketches. This one fits the bill and who could resist the chance to set 7 to 8 sails! Frank Carr's book tells the story of the barge Pearl and included plan, elevation, lines and sail plans. Nice bit of information, I can build with that. See attached photos. This will probably be a lengthy build, my Falmouth Gaff-rigged Cutter took me two years. I built that one while on assignment in Grand Cayman using only my small kit OD hand tools. More to come, hope to start this week. Cheers, Joe
    10 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Re: Build manual/ instructions
    Hi, try this > https://docplayer.net/44439682-Building-a-model-thames-
    sailing
    -barge.html I can reccommend Model thames
    sailing
    barges at facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/1036890286476399/ Tom
    8 months ago by tomarack
    Forum
    Build manual/ instructions
    Hi all I have been asked to renovate a Thames
    sailing
    barge, after some research I have discovered that it is this one https://www.modeljetdrives.com/thames-barge.html Does anyone know where or have the build manual/ instructions that they could copy and email for me Thanks Ron
    1 year ago by kmbcsecretary
    Forum
    Rigging a model barge
    I am building a model Thames
    sailing
    barge and have reached the stage of spars and rigging. I am wondering what to use to make the main shrouds and forestay. Pictures that I have seen look as if it is a model rope product rather than a wire. Can anyone tell me what they have used please.
    8 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Rigging a model barge
    Question, is this intended to be a scale static model or are you building a
    sailing
    RC model? Joe
    8 months ago by Joe727
    Response
    Servo Mount
    Robbob, This was my first venture into using brushless motors so I was a bit uncertain on cooling. I made the fans from aluminium and bolted them on at the existing 2mm bolt locations. Someone told me they wouldn't rev fast enough but I think every bit helps. I also have water cooling at the front plate of the motors. The end result is that the motors never get warm, even after an hour of
    sailing
    around the lake at good speed.
    8 months ago by reilly4
    Response
    Friday's Child Fairey Huntsman 31
    Hi Stuart, At 23" your Huntsman is only a tad smaller than my 24" Sea Scout which I refurbished last year, look for the build blog 'Jessica - A Sea Scout restoration' on this site. I fitted a 1000kV 28mm Propdrive motor and Quicrun 16BL30 30A ESC from Hobbywing. including the ESC programming card the whole kit an' caboodle was just under 40 dollars from Hobbyking.com. With a 2S LiPo (7.4V) performance was sedate to adequate. With a 3S LiPo performance is 'twinkling' and a lot of fun to drive. Check out attached video links. Pt1: https://youtu.be/zPgYicA0yGw First run with a 3S LiPo. Pt2: https://youtu.be/oMUlSOaAREM 'The competition'! Pt3: https://youtu.be/b0BWJ3duzDw 'Final run', the Bier was getting warm Prop is a brass 30mm 3 blade from Raboesch. Hope this helps, Happy
    sailing
    . Cheers, Doug 😎 PS Video is in HD 1080p, taken at the Ostpark Lake in Munich (adjacent to the BiergartenπŸ˜‰πŸ˜) May 2018.
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
    Blog
    Auxiliary motor, rudder servo, bowsprit bitts
    Back to posting again....I decided to added an auxiliary motor since I had several laying around and it will come in handy when I am tweaking the
    sailing
    setup in case I get stuck in the middle of the pond. Made a stuffing tube just like I did on my rescue tug build. Made a shaft from some 3/16" steel rod, threaded it and polished it up, works great. Photo of the aft section shows continued hull framing and upside down mount of the rudder servo. I will enclose the servo with the small pilot house as is typical on the barge. This will make maintenance and adjustment access easy. Yes, the build is wandering away from the true "Pearl" which I used the hull plans from. it will maintain the same sail plan, but I will modify some items for ease of RC use. Bowsprit will be retractable, bitts are shown in progress. The bowsprit will be made from a carbon fiber "arrow shaft". Mast will be wood and I am shaping out of maple that I have. Staring to plank the hull as well. More to come shortly, Joe
    9 months ago by Joe727
    Media
    japanese torpedo boat
    my japanese torpedo boat built from kit
    sailing
    on our pool at the hooton park trust site ellesmere port
    9 months ago by nutrunner
    Media
    PS Waverley
    Nice day
    sailing
    down the pool today with my Model of PS Waverley
    9 months ago by davidhgreatbatch
    Forum
    Mtronics W-tail marine mixer connections.
    Its really quite simple modern radio systems are computerised so you can do all the mixing you want from the transmitter. No need to buy mixers for the receiver end. Setting things up the first time you do it is confusing I agree but once you have a grip on things it becomes more simple. The good thing about using a modern system is that you can change things on the fly and even have different mixes selectable on the same model and change while your
    sailing
    . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yq_H9vzCz8g there is a video so you can see what I am talking about.
    9 months ago by Haverlock
    Forum
    Precedent Fairey Huntsman
    I have for sale an unfinished Fairey Huntsman 31, I started it approx 9 months ago as a project with my grandson but his attention has now turned to model railways, subsequently I have now lost interest in completing and
    sailing
    it, the boat is approx 90% complete and comes with new RC equipment battery motor etc, I am looking for Β£250 just to recoup the costs and to put to his new model railway. I live inStoke-on-Trent if anybody would like to have a look,
    9 months ago by bthart
    Forum
    Mtronics W-tail marine mixer connections.
    Hi Colin I use 1 motor to power both paddle wheels on my paddler like Roy but as the steering is a little challenging I have a clear plastic rudder extension that I fix onto the rudder with elastic bands only when
    sailing
    the craft. This assists steering and when the model is on display at home or whatever the extra bit of rudder is easily removed. Not a technical solution but it works and is almost invisible. Regards Chris G
    9 months ago by ChrisG
    Directory
    (Yacht) Sea-Lite
    Acquired this Sea-Lite
    sailing
    yacht as a project. Everything works after a fashion but based on mixed reviews the intention is to replace the radio gear, winch and rudder servos and increase the keel weight (5/10)
    9 months ago by Mids-Phil
    Forum
    Help with vintage rc.
    I wouldn't want to stop people running old kit - far from it! I have a single-channel 1962 Macgregor with a Kinematic which I use occasionally - when there's no other 27Mhz around. But you need to be aware of the issues. With this sort of kit (and even worse for valve systems) you will find that summer is for
    sailing
    , and winter is for repairing. Here is the start of a thread on RC Groups with myself and Taurus Flyer sorting out a capacitor problem on the TX - which meant reverse engineering both the Rx and TX.... https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2609824-Reverse-engineering-and-repair-of-a-vintage-Metz-Mecatron-single-channel-radio/page32 One example of problems you may encounter is that the caps in old kit tend to die, particularly if the equipment has not been used for many years. Electrolytics, in particular, suffer. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrolytic_capacitor#Failure_modes,_self-healing_mechanism_and_application_rules You can sometimes reform the electrolytics by turning the TX and Rx on and leaving them powered up for a day or so. it's tricks like this that you need to be aware of if you are going to run vintage equipment....
    9 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Place
    SOUTH SHIELDS MODEL YACHT CLUB
    mainly yachts and very enthusiastic straight running group - small selection of scale sailors and the club was founded in 1886 - reputedly being one of oldest model
    sailing
    clubs in the UK.
    9 months ago by JOHN
    Response
    HMS EXETER
    Ron?? Dat wuz me Haig! 😎 John, great shame you didn't do a Build Blog πŸ€” A vid of her
    sailing
    would compensate a little πŸ˜‰ BTW: I have a Deans Marine 1:96 kit of HMS Manxman, Do you need an escort? πŸ˜‰ Cheers, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Emma C. Berry
    I know more about full size
    sailing
    vessels than I do models but Steve-D is quite correct in saying you need momentum in order to come about. The usual practice with a vessel with a long straight keel would be to let her pay off a little to get a bit more weigh on her, then sail her round slowly rather than putting the helm hard down. if she still got into irons, backing the foresails would help to bring her round. it wasn't unknown for a hard headed ship to let her pay right off, gybe her round, then come back on the wind on the other tack. I hope you won't have to resort to that.
    9 months ago by Nerys
    Blog
    Determine Scale / Ribs / HELP with building board ideas?
    To clarify this build, it will be a RC
    sailing
    Boat with full functioning rudder and sails. I say this as I am using the PEARL for its design overall, but as to detailed historical details it will have some, but be simplified. Boat's Dimnsions were shown in Imperial, 21' width x 85'-6" length. The bowsprit adds about another 25% in length. To determine what scale I wanted to build in I thought most about storage, weight to lift and how to transport to the pond. I like to keep things simple, I prefer to rig it and transport while assembled, with the topsail mast dropping and the bowsprit retracted. Have done this before and it has worked well for me. Looking at potential scales and finished sizes. * 3/4" or 1/18 scale would be 16" x 64" * 1/2" or 1/24 scale equals 10.5" x 42.75" * 3/8" equals 8" x 32" I prefer a larger bout in length as it is easier to get to sail correctly, at least in my experience. Anything under 32" get tricky. I like the 64" size, but with bowsprit will be about 88" LOA. This will be a little too large for my vehicle. I decided to go with 1/2" scale as it will still be a good length hull. Ribs - I took the hull line drawings from the book, which were very small, just about an inch wide. I scanned the image and using the app "paint" on my laptop. I cropped it close around the hull rib drawing, I then enlarged it to 1/2" scale. Then I printed on standard letter sized paper, then mirrored the image cut them in two, pasted up as seen in the photos to show the completed rib sections. Next I will put together a building board / hull jig. I want to build bottom up for planking. DO any of you have any good ideas for the best one to build? I have never done this except for tiny boats. Ideas, Help would be appreciated. Joe
    9 months ago by Joe727
    Media
    smaragd
    a compilation of a nice
    sailing
    afternoon in west kapelle (the netherlands) with a view underwater
    10 months ago by Smaragd
    Directory
    (Yacht) DMI 'Pirat''
    Classic modell, in the 70's sold under the name DMI pirat. a full wooden sailboat without RC controls. the keel was extended to improve stability. In the 90's the wooden strips from the hull were so dried out, that I had to fill it complete with epoxy and sprayed the uniform 'baby blue'color. After a long period in the attic , it saw daylight again and the sails needed to be replaced. Now it is a static model with
    sailing
    capacities. (7/10)
    10 months ago by Smaragd
    Response
    Holy SMOKE !! Video, Tin Can Madness
    Doug, Yes, thanks for clarifying the Vision, sound good. I think I will add a monoammonium phosphate fire extinguisher system to mine so I can just keep on
    sailing
    . Regards, Joe
    10 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Bournville Illuminated Regatta
    HI ROB does Bournville cover insurance for
    sailing
    on open days or whats the arrangements
    10 months ago by Captain-Steve
    Place
    Sound module
    Hi I’m now on with hms Brinton , coastal mine hunter my last ship in RN. Does anyone have a sound module that’s is programmable so I can put on the Napier Deltic , or does anyone know how to build in the sound please. They’re too expensive on line and the Deltic one they’re selling sounds nothing like the real thing. Happy New Year all by the way. Back
    sailing
    soon as stitches healed and I can bend. Nobby
    10 months ago by Nobby-Clark
    Forum
    Book on
    sailing
    Barges
    I have an aged bedraggled copy of Edgar March's book, I acquired it about sixty years ago and whilst I think the text is one of the best on the subject and what illustrations there are, are very good, I am of the opinion that the illustrations in the Cooper/Chancellor book are more extensive. The barge plans in March are very good and I imagine can be blown up but I am referring to the depth of useful illustrations of construction and gear in Cooper/Chancellor that I consider so useful.
    10 months ago by Nerys
    Forum
    Book on
    sailing
    Barges
    I have always like the English
    sailing
    workboats and have built some fishing boats. Now my interest turned to
    sailing
    Barges, found this nice book -
    sailing
    Barges by Frank Carr. It's full of etchings, photos and some line drawings. Think this will be helpful in scratch building a barge. Over 450 pages and found a lightly used copy for $18.00 USD, on eBay. Regards, Joe
    10 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Book on
    sailing
    Barges
    Interesting, Nice to see it gets around to other countries.
    10 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Book on
    sailing
    Barges
    I have it in German Language ,great Work πŸ˜‰
    10 months ago by Dampfgerd
    Forum
    Book on
    sailing
    Barges
    Don't forget Mersey Nobbys https://www.google.com/search?q=River+Mersey+working+sailboats&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=fEOcJLd1Lxt5CM%253A%252CBPsj5bxGmE8CFM%252C_&usg=AI4_-kTWKzKjXGx4NwUO8KuLfZiPlmqi2g&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjkiuvBjvbfAhV8WhUIHXiCBskQ9QEwDHoECAMQDA#imgrc=fEOcJLd1Lxt5CM:πŸ‘
    10 months ago by onetenor
    Forum
    Book on
    sailing
    Barges
    Chris, Don't think I ever thanked you for the information on books. I am ordering the Edgar March book today. Joe
    10 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Done it.
    Hi all, now I’ve done it, finally sent away for The Veronica
    sailing
    Barge , been drooling over it for a while now, but yesterday was it. shall I,, no, shall I, no, shall I, upps done it, hehe. So now I’m sitting on the stairs waiting for the post man with my parcel. I’ll let you know how I get on when I start her. Model Loyal Moderator on the bench at the moment so she has to be finnished first, (orders from her who has to be obeyed).ohwell, back to the bottom stair for now, cheers all, let you know when I come off the stairs, hehe.
    10 months ago by KenThompson
    Forum
    Done it.
    Ken, That's great! A
    sailing
    barge is on my build list hope to get started on one in the next couple of months. What did you buy, is it the short kit? Cheers, Joe
    10 months ago by Joe727
    Response
    Broads River Cruiser Yachts
    I have only just come across these build photos and must say I really do admire both yachts the one shown
    sailing
    with the dinghy behind it particularly. I am not surprised that you were overwhelmed with request to buy the kits, to me they are simply lovely. I have a friend who purchased a real one some years ago and had it shipped to Leics and it was on the River Soar, lovely thing with a cabin roof that could be raised for headroom and canvas cabin sides. I am sure there would be lots of interest if you resumed production. Best regards Chris G
    10 months ago by ChrisG
    Blog
    Slow going ...
    After building the mine laying rails I then purchased scale German mines , only to find out that they are 4mm wider than the rails on the boat, ...what to do , cut the mines (8) down and rework the base and wheels to fit the boats rails or move the rails wider ..... moving the rails ... slow going , found that the motors I have are more aircraft/drone use per the esc, , no reverse .... Hobbyking does have esc that will work , still need a couple of servos and a radio , just not sure if a 6 Chanel land/ boat radio or get a large channel stick radio would be better ... as always $$$$ is an issue . Work on the messy table as I fit cut and replace fittings and supports ... Smooth
    sailing
    to all... Bill G
    10 months ago by BW3
    Forum
    Park lakes
    "........PS I'm not sure if any other members are in the Leeds area who may be interested in
    sailing
    at Roundhay Park, please contact me........." I have a son living close to there who might be interested in model boat
    sailing
    opportunities...
    10 months ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Park lakes
    You may remember I was having a long running discussion with Leeds city council about
    sailing
    on the two lakes at Roundhay Park and seemed to be getting knoware. Until a new councilor took up the challenge and it seems all systems could be "GO" I'm meeting him at the lake on Wednesday. Fingers crossed PS I'm not sure if any other members are in the Leeds area who may be interested in
    sailing
    at Roundhay Park, please contact me
    10 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    Model Boat Show.
    Ellesmere Port Model Boat Club are having a Model Boat Show on the 18th. and 19th. May 2019 at Hooton Park Trust, an old RAF airfield adjacent to the Vauxhall factory in Ellesmere Port. There will be Traders, Model Boat Clubs and RC truckers there. Opening times are 10 am to 4 pm on the Saturday and 10 am to 3pm on the Sunday. There is a pool for
    sailing
    . We have a Facebook page with photos.πŸ‘
    10 months ago by epmbcmember
    Response
    Sea Queen
    Roger.com, I am not so sure about being less detail on a Norfolk Broads Cruiser. I have a small 21ft fibre glass hulled boat in Potter Heigham on the Broads. But when you see the older wooden Broads Cruisers they have lots of detail especially the ones that get cared for as they should being wooden built. Some of them are so beautiful and well varnished polished brass, Chrome fittings and well groomed. if I could afford a wooden cruiser and be able to keep her in the fashion she should be kept then I would. But if I win the lottery then I will have one. Even the old wooden
    sailing
    yacht's are kept in wonderful condition and lots of detail brass etc.
    10 months ago by BOATSHED
    Event
    Bournville Open Day
    Bournville MBC Open Day. Bournville Radio
    sailing
    and Model Boat Club invite all RC Skipper both wind and Power to join in their annual Open day. On the day racing for both sail and Power.along with informal
    sailing
    and general chit chat with like minded modellers. Free to enter Light Refreshments Free Parking Disabled Access Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445
    10 months ago by Aquaflite
    Event
    Military Boat Day
    Bournville MBC Military Boat Day. Bournville MBC invite all RC Military Boat Skippers to join in their annual Military Boat day. Informal
    sailing
    and general chit chat about everything RC Military Boat, from Submarines , Battleships to fleet Tankers. If it has a Military connection we want to see it. Free to enter Light Refreshments Free Parking Disabled Access Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445
    10 months ago by Aquaflite
    Event
    Submarine Day
    Bournville MBC Submarine Day. Bournville MBC invite all RC Submariners to join in their bi annual Submarine day. Informal
    sailing
    and general chit chat about everything RC submarines. Free to enter Light Refreshments Free Parking Disabled Access Contact Rob Fowler 07714517445
    10 months ago by Aquaflite
    Media
    Fast Patrol Boat
    Just renovated this one not been used of several years, I need to get back into
    sailing
    , was running on a 400 size motor now on a outrunner Mystery D2632-100 and it seems to go very well, will post it on the water later.
    10 months ago by jelley_baby
    Forum
    Looking for North East Coble boat
    I am afraid this does not answer your enquiry but is I think of general interest for anyone interested in Cobles. I was walking around Bridlington harbour yesterday and came across a mini museum devoted to cobles. it was only three small rooms but they were full of coble memorabilia. Several model cobles as well as other local fishing vessels and a local grab dredger. Numerous photos and other ephemera as well as various bits and pieces all to do with cobles. it's run by volunteers from the Bridlington
    sailing
    Coble Preservation Society. Entry is free, but donations are welcome. They also run an event called the Bridlington
    sailing
    Coble Festival which is in July this year. There were a number of working cobles in the harbour as well as two beautifully preserved
    sailing
    cobles. As somebody interested in all traditional
    sailing
    /working craft, I found this little museum well worth visiting and thoroughly recommend a visit if you are in the area.
    10 months ago by Nerys
    Response
    Cabin detail part 3 (instrument panels)
    Hello, I think I read in one of your posts that you said you were a better builder than skipper, I always say that about myself. I enjoy
    sailing
    at the pond but then look forward getting back home to continue building. Your work is exceptional and I enjoy seeing you make everything. Wish I had a lathe like yours but have done without for years as they are beyond my budget. Keep the good work! Joe
    10 months ago by Joe727
    Response
    Pilot House Structure
    Coming along nicely.That's the thing with Springer hulls.The superstructure is not confined to one style.One of our members in the club had one hull but three different superstructures.He was able to change them throughout the days
    sailing
    .
    10 months ago by Donnieboy
    Place
    Youngs Park, Goodrington.
    What an absolute travesty, the wild life fraternity seen always to have the councils support, although I am in support of wildlife issues I sometimes think it is taken to extremes to the detriment of other equally important issues. I am currently having wildlife V model boats
    sailing
    issues in Leeds, we can only keep battling on, don't give up.
    10 months ago by mturpin013


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