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    help needed to rig a model yacht
    Is there anyone in the E'Port model club willing to help with re attaching the sail rig of a model made by my brother? Have blue prints and photos to help. I live in Neston and can bring the boat to a meeting if you have them? My
    sailor
    brother missing at sea, we are holding a memorial service and want to display the yacht. Thanks.
    4 months ago by vintagediamond
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    Emma C. Berry
    I need some help. I've successfully refurbished my static display Emma C. Berry model and added remote control. I have the sails on a winch loop, I have the rudder on a servo, I even managed to add a motor, and an extended keel with weight. The one issue that I have not been able to resolve is maneuvering under sail. Primarily, I cannot get it to move through the irons when coming about. She responds and the sails will luft, she might even catch some wind but she never makes enough of a turn to change direction. I've already changed out the rudder for the larger size on the plans. I've also tried extending the depth of the rudder. Bottom line, she is mainly being driven by the current. In this situation, by current I mean whichever way the wind is blowing the small lake. It is a local park lake and doesn't really have any inherent current. My one suspicion is the keel I added. It is doing its job to keep her upright and providing some resistance but in the end, the underwater current is overpowering her response to the rudder and/or trimming the sails. See Photo. I had originally wanted to incorporate a more rounded profile on the ends of the weight and the shafts but I remember reading somewhere that it isn't that critical Sails are per the plans and made from the material that came with the kit (25+ years ago). I even added a couple of
    sailor
    figures but we still can't establish control. 😭
    5 months ago by carpemoment
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    SOUTH SHIELDS MODEL YACHT CLUB
    mainly yachts and very enthusiastic straight running group - small selection of scale
    sailor
    s and the club was founded in 1886 - reputedly being one of oldest model sailing clubs in the UK.
    5 months ago by JOHN
    Response
    Can't stop adding stuff
    Good stuff JoeπŸ‘ Detail of the smoker please! That's the trouble / fun with ship modelling, so many possibilities. The only limit (within weight and available power considerations) is imagination and ingenuity. I've even seen a tug on which a cabin door opens, a
    sailor
    comes out and pees over the side😲😁 Some crew would liven up your boat. And a horn? Working winch and towing tackle? Crane? Radar? Signalling lamp? ... I once fitted a working monitor on a boat - just to keep inquisitive kids with sticky fingers at bay! BTW; fires DO do VERY WELL on boats; all that paint and other inflammable material!πŸ€” Cheers, Doug 😎
    6 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Ship rudders
    Happy New Year to you Joburg-
    sailor
    . Toby
    7 months ago by Toby
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    Sea Queen Frames
    Rooky
    sailor
    wrote..... Hello Don, Cannot understand as to why you could not fined the plans for the Sea Queen on Ebay, here is the direct link..... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SEA-QUEEN-VINTAGE-MODEL-BOAT-PLAN... Hope you get them OKπŸ‘ No I cant understand why I couldnt find them either . This seems to be happening more and more . Lets call it an age thing 😊 Anyway thanks for the link . Plans ordered now πŸ‘
    7 months ago by donrecardo
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    Sailing location /
    sailor
    I am new and can't figure out how to add a sailing location. Saw a note for becoming a
    sailor
    , but can't figure that out either. Please help....Joe
    7 months ago by Joe727
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    Sailing location /
    sailor
    Hi Joe, All you have to do is go to. Click on "Model Boat Clubs"! on the left of the website. Then choose the club you are a member of. Then click on "Sail Here"! I believe you then have a chance to print out a paper. Output of sailing at that club! That's it your done! Regards, Ed
    7 months ago by figtree7nts
    Response
    Assembling the keel & adding bulkhead formers.
    Now Plank on frame really sets my imagination going, I have to say that i am a builder rather than a
    sailor
    and get immense pleasure from problem solving and just creating structures. I will be looking for a suitable subject after the Crash Tender which at the moment is taking some time with fiddly bits that don't seem to advance the the overall vision of the project so apologies for the lack of "blog" Any suggestions?
    8 months ago by mturpin013
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    HMS M.33
    Hi John, When I retired I one of my savings funds matured and I used it to renew the 'chariot' (Toyota Verso Exec) and used some of the 'leftovers' to treat myself to the Manxman and also a kit for an Akula 2 Russian sub; complete with all necessary static diving and safety equipment. 😊 Next expenditure on that scale for model ships will be in the next life. if I'm reborn as a cat or a warthog I'll have a problem 😲 BTW you can also get a hull only from Deans. £91.40. http://deansmarine.co.uk/shop/product_info.php/cPath/26_33/products_id/541 And I have a complete set of plans in pdf format if you're interested. Think you're right about the anecdote, the version seems to depend on where the
    sailor
    recounting it was serving or had served πŸ˜‰ Anyway; the Abdiel class ships were well capable of doing that. The USN Carrier Groups run out of 'puff' at about 32-34 knots (Nimitz class) whereas Manxman still had 6 to 8 knots in hand 😁 All the best, Doug 😎 BTW; What were you up to 'somewhere in the China Sea'? Ten years or so ago I spent about an hour n a half circling above the Yellow / East China Sea after take off from Seoul, S. Korea. I had just spent an interesting week at the Daewoo shipyard. Plane had some problem with the undercarriage, wouldn't retract according to the cockpit display!😲 so we circled dumping fuel before landing back at Seoul. Nobody was sure if it would fold up on landing or not, it didn't, big PHEW! 😊
    8 months ago by RNinMunich
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    Landing Ship Tanks (WW2)
    Hi Nerys, I think that was only scratching the surface. I found that lot in about 10 to 15 minutes. But then I've been used to trawling the WWW for specific info for as long as it's been possible. Gave me the 'Edge' I needed in my job. Don't want these skills to rust in retirement, and I never could resist a challenge anyway. πŸ˜‰ Plus I was moved by your story and found it worth following up. If I can help again please let me know. Know just what you mean about too many projects πŸ€” My Danish fish cutter restoration and conversion from static to RC has got bogged down until I solve the problem of getting the drive right down next to the keel, my PTB restoration and conversion to Kennedy's PT109 is shelved for the duration, re-shafting / re-propping Graf Spee and HMS Belfast, upgrading my Southampton tug are gathering dustπŸ€” Materials gathered for 1/350 Plastic Magic conversions of KGV (thanks Colin) and PoW battleships, HMS Hood, HMS Ark Royal, T45 Daring class (witnessed the building of the lead ship! Stitching the modules together was fascinating😊), USS Enterprise CVN65, RMS Titanic, etc etc!!! kits for a 1/96 HMS Manxman and a 1/100 Akula 2 submarine are lurking in the cellar as well. Not to mention the 1/24 De Havilland Mosquito as a memorial to my Dad. Whichever ship you decide to do for your Pa if I can help in any way I'd be very happy to. Maybe you can decipher from his personal records which ship was closest to his
    sailor
    's heart!? I'd love and be honoured to be able to see some of your Dad's drawings and cartoons. Bon chance with your current projects, All the best, Doug 😎
    9 months ago by RNinMunich
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    1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay
    Hi Rooky
    sailor
    PS you my find that the delivery is about six weeks from Banggood a bit long but well worth the wait.
    9 months ago by teejay
    Response
    1-35 Scale Schenllboot By TeeJay
    Hi Rooky
    sailor
    I got from site called Banggood great peace of kit. but I would advise you to type in mini lathe in your search engine and have a good look around. And also look for one that has a tail stock that you can put a chuck in , I bought mine separately and the tail stock have be altered a bit. no big problem just inconvenient . The site also have a mini milling machine that bought,not to bad if you take your time. I will post a pic when I can hobble out to the garage
    9 months ago by teejay
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    H.M.S BRAVE BORDERER
    A little anecdote to add to this build is that I was used to seeing both Swordsman and Boarderer in both Portsmouth and Portland whilst I was in the RN. (1960 "s} In fact we gave one of them a "lee" ie. got to windward of her in foul weather and helped her into Portland. She had some sort of mechanical problems. The stories one of them was moored on the smaller, walled wharf that they used away from the big one we on HMS Aurora used. As I said it was another rough night, most were in Portland . A yachtsman had crept during the night and tied up behind HMS Boarderer.( restricted area) Capt. told number one to go get the yachtsman to move his boat. Time was about 0400. Very tired yachty told no.1 to F off. No. 1 came back onboard and relaid to the skipper who went down reraised the yachty and got the same message! Skipper came back onboard and contacted the engine room and as it happened got a 'wet" start on the turbines. The loosely stowed sails on the yacht melted rather well!! Moral to the tale, Never tell a
    sailor
    to F off!! Bye the way both these boats had a top speed in good conditions , of in excess of 80 knots and in theory could circumnavigate uk in 12 hours. I remember that the always ran very flat on the water at planing speed. Regards, Nick.
    10 months ago by nick
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    (Working Vessel) Elke HF 408
    This is a restoration project - my first radio control boat 'Elke', is a small fishing boat with plastic hull, a Graupner kit, purchased in Germany when I was serving in the Army there in 1974. I am restoring it for my grandson. it used to be a good runner with a 6v battery, small electric motor, two servos, one wired so it could move boat in reverse as well as forward. A good little
    sailor
    , light in weight and a good pond model. Had to be careful of wave height. Anyway, it has been in the garage for 40 years now so much to do. The inside is a bit of a mess and everything has a layer of dust. I will fit a speed controller and NiMH battery. But nothing too difficult so hope to have it finished for Christmas. (Motor: 6v) (5/10)
    10 months ago by Neil-S
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    Huge liner model from 1929
    I often visit the British Pathe site, which has an archive of over 60,000 film clips covering an infinite range of subjects, going back to the beginning of the 20th century. I have wasted many hours looking at it. However, if you visit the site and punch in Miniature Mariners, (www.britishpathe.com/video/miniaturemariners/query/miniature+mariners), you will find an interesting selection from 1929, that includes the still extant Victoria Park Club running a hydroplane with a huge audience. The clips finish with a truly awesome liner model of about 40 feet length and apparently sea-going. The information board ( it was a silent film in 1929) tells us very little: it is French and 40 foot long. I know that it is a long time ago and French but do any other
    sailor
    s know more about this?
    2 years ago by wunwinglo
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    Speranza 03
    Hello Gerhard, and thank you for the interest. Unfortunately Speranza is on hold and no building has taken place since the last photo update. The reason being i foolishly did not follow protocol with the Spruce chine stringers, and fitted or attempted to fit them as a solid, instead of laminating. A short while after they were pinned and glued they sprang and cracked on the bow formers. This will be repairable with a laminate behind or inside the stringer then shape as drawing. At the moment i have near completion a Gentleman's Cruiser named Elizabeth.. There is a blog on her.. Speranza is a nice build and should be a good all weather
    sailor
    . If you are building her, good luck and please send in photographs.. Regards Muddy
    10 months ago by muddy
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    SuzyQ
    Ah, Levi...the italian Fairey. Nice. He did know a bit about fast hulls! Grumpy, I have a Smeed Veron Veronica. Any ideas if that's a good
    sailor
    ? Martin
    12 months ago by Westquay
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    Which motor
    Hi Ed and Colin, thanks for your promp replies in helping me decide. Ihad sort of come to the same conclusion but reassurance from experienced
    sailor
    s is always welcome. Iwill put an order in to cornwall models tomorrow morning. Cheers. Neil . Live long and prosper.
    12 months ago by Helineil
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    CMM REGATTA
    Great event. the weather co-operated, not too windy, humidity was ok, good turnout of boats (24 I heard) everyone had a great time. 4
    sailor
    s won 6 prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places in predicted log & precision steering events.
    1 year ago by brokey2
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    Spektrum, new, useless...
    Each to his own Martin, πŸ‘ The functions I listed can also be easily translated to the merchant marine etc; cranes, davits, NAV radars etc. But I know you'll never build anything like that. A chaque un a son goΓ»t! πŸ˜‰ I just like to try a few different types of ships! And of course for me half the fun is getting the function to work in the first place 😁 BTW: I also started as a 'Free
    sailor
    ' but always had ambitions which the pocket money then couldn't support! Many many thanks for your offer to make a shaft which I'll gladly take you up onπŸ‘ My normally inexhaustible patience is exhausted 😑 Total length required is 10cm, thread length 1.5cm please. That gives me room for the thread reducer and a lock nut. Now I can concentrate on the mount for the Target to get the height correct for the gears I need to use to get down to the very low mounted shaft. Good luck with the service guy, if all else fails I'll gladly have a look for you - no promises though! Will PM you now. Cheers, Doug 😎 PS: think I'll stick to machining brass only in futureπŸ˜‰
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    What do you do when...
    I've been pondering a neodymium magnet on a derrick on the stern of my Southampton tug and steel plates set into the foredecks of my boat and ships! Still pondering, reeling in with a winch is easy, running out the cable to drop the magnet down onto the boat is causing me mechanical headaches though. 😑 Maybe just raising and lowering a suitable boom would be easier!? Any ideas folks, especially amongst you winch using
    sailor
    s? First time my destroyer conked out I swam out 'in me knickers' to rescue it cos the wind was pushing it towards the lake fountains. it's NOT a flying boat! Got a round of applause and some interesting suggestions from some of the er 'ladies' present πŸ˜²πŸ˜‰ Second time we had flat calm on a balmy summer evening and she started very slowly drifting home. So as it was early evening we went to the lakeside restaurant terrace where I could enjoy a steak and a glass or two while keeping an eye on her progress. Hard life ain't it πŸ˜‰ Whatever, I'm sure there's a more elegant solution than more plumbing than there is in my bathroom! I even once used my sharp pointed destroyer to push a failed plastic RTR so called speed boat home. Took a lot of manoeuvring with a long thin destroyer but we made it. Once I managed to get it lined up and close enough to shore a good shove with all ahead flank then full astern let it run up the shore. Was good helmsmanship practise. A simple shaped rubber block I could hang over the bow would have made it much easier! Cheers all, don't get stuck! Doug 😎 PS One other 'Schnapps idea' as they might call it here in Bavaria, I've been playing with for a while is a model of the 'Big Lifter'. It's a conveyor ship like a big powered dry dock. To take on the load she floods huge tanks and sinks herself😲 slides under the load, pumps the water out again and up she comes load an' all! Would be fun wouldn't it?πŸ˜‰ All the bridge and accommodation superstructure and engine rooms are in the stern. At the bow there are only two tall towers for guidance when taking on the load. The rest is just flat loading deck. Sounds simple don' it 😁 an' a lot more fun than half the plumbing dept. of B&Q. πŸ‘ PPS: I also tried the grab claw idea of Martin's. A sort of 4 prong grappling hook. As he rightly said the first snag is to get the line aboard the stricken vessel in the first place. I tried it with one of the depth charge derricks on the stern of my destroyer. Reeling in - fine. Getting the line out ? Another kettle of fish. I considered a spring-loaded system to fire the line out IF I could make the winch free run to pay out! Got no further than considering (the spring launcher I still have) before I completely stripped out the destroyer for a total refit. Thinks, thinks, thinks ......
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Media
    Fun Run
    Our club had our Fun Run today.We operate out of Humber Bay in Toronto whilr the weeds are down.The sun is finally cooperating. We have two ponds to run our boats in.The
    sailor
    s run in the big pond and the scale members run in the smaller pond.Attached are a few photos of the day.I must mention that the first picture is a new construction of a Marblehead out for a test run.The Canadian Coast Guard Ice breaker is totally scratch built with working radar and lights.This member works on his kitchen table.We found out later that he was born on a kitchen table.
    1 year ago by Donnieboy
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    (Yacht) Micro Magic
    I aquired it from a member in our club.It came with 2 extra sails.It is a nice boat to take along especialy when you just want to relax by the pond side.Easy
    sailor
    . (8/10)
    1 year ago by Donnieboy
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    Main Cabin Doors!
    OK, the steam genny could take some serious current! What batts are you planning to use? The three light circuits will draw (worst case) around 150mA all together. More likely about 75mA so a 5000mAHr batt would last with lights alone about 1/2 to one week! The batt would hardly notice them πŸ˜‰ If you use a 7.2V NiMH for the lights alone, with a 60Ohm resistor in each circuit, then a little 1000mAH batt would last between 6.5 and 13 hours! Should be enough for even the hardiest
    sailor
    😁 Now 03:15 here so 'Doug's Electronics Shop' is closing for the day. Tomorrow is another one, ciao Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    Buongiorno OT, Nope not even for scale models I believe, no model kit made in Germany is sold here with swastika, just a blank white circle where it should be. I haven't tried pushing my luck yet though! Have driven by Mantova many times, on the way to Florence, coast of Tuscany or Cinque Terre. Lovely countryπŸ‘ We've always said we must spend a day or so in Mantova, must be a beautiful city. One dayπŸ˜‰ BTW: my name is Bell, but I'm not a campanologist 😁
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    Hi Peter, have found some more pics that indicate a simple black and white camo pattern applied March 1941, including some rare colour photos😊 Pics 1 & 2; painting at Kiel. Pic 3; canal near Kiel March 1941, Pic 4; Oslo 1941 before heading into the Atlantic and Denmark Straight, Pic 5; down at the bow after hits from Prince of Wales, Pic 6; as built Summer 1940 before commissioning. Pic 7; alleged paint scheme for Unternehmen Rheinübung, May 1941. Stripes are gone but false bow wave and stern are still there. Can't find official archive corroboration of this so like I said 'You pays yer money and yer takes ya choice'. Think I'll do mine this way and leave the stripes on as in the photo near Oslo. Happy painting, cheers Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    πŸ‘Swastika not even allowed for scale accuracy Doug? in italian that phrase is Possiate avera sempre un valore della mani di acqua sotto la vostra chiglia. I think that's right cause despite my name my italian is rubbish. it actually starts with may the wind always fill your sails and there be a hands width etc etc. My surname is Mantova which is the italian spelling of Mantua. A city in NE italy and is where Romeo spent his exile for killing Tybalt. Also where the opera Rigoletto is set with the Naughty Duke of Mantua causing Rigoletto to kill his own daughter. A role I have portrayed a couple of times. Very best regards Signor.πŸ‘πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‰
    1 year ago by onetenor
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    More Bismarck info, Pic : paint schemes from a build blog of the Amati 1/200 kit, Link to Bundesarchiv Search for Bismarck pics- http://www.bild.bundesarchiv.de/cross-search/search/_1522094420/ Interesting ones are at the end during the battle and just before. Seems the crew were very busy painting while in Norway πŸ˜‰ Cheers Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    PS: you were right again πŸ‘ My 'book' is full of 'solutions waiting for the right challenges to turn up' πŸ˜‰ Was in AH's old apartment in Munich about 12 years ago. Didn't want to be as it's now a Polizeistelle 😲 I was driving home in a new car I'd just collected from the other side of town and the damn thing ran out of juice right on their doorstep, so I had to go in to explain why a little red Yaris was in their patrol car space 😲 Most 'embrassing' 😑
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    Evenin' Peter, of course you are right with Landsberg 😲 as the locals would say 'ein Dreckfuhler'! πŸ˜‰ Funny, I also met a lot of ex KM and some ex RN guys about 30 years ago here. Especially when I took my HMS Hotspur H class destroyer to the Ostpark Lake. Several old guys came up to me and started talking about their days on TorpedobootzerstΓΆrer! Several happy hours and Helles were spent that way. Sadly also all disappeared now. Servus, Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    Greetings Doug, I have a phrase for you " in your book, 'problem is just a misspelling of challenge". The business of changing the keyboard is to tech for me. I mentioned Landsberg because you put A H wrote his book in Augsburg jail, easily mistaken. it has been some 10 years since was in Munich, had friends there, and used to visit 5 or 6 times a year, but sadly all passed away now, they were either navy or army friends, so were getting on in years when I first met them, but some great stories were told, one friend from the Tirpitz, one from the channel dash (schnellboot) one obersturtmbahnfΓΌhrer, in Lah. they were
    sailor
    s/soldiers nothing more.....😀 cheers Peter
    1 year ago by Rookysailor
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    Mornin' Peter, That's the motto /greeting of model boaters here!😁 kinda makes sense. Instead of Umlauts (or diphthongs!) ae = Γ€, ue = ΓΌ, oe = ΓΆ are also allowed under the new 'Rechtschreibung' πŸ˜‰ One way you can use the real Umlauts with an English keyboard is to- Open a new Winword (doc) file and use insert - Symbol to create a file of the Umlauts which you can then copy into any mail of other text doc. Etwas umstΓ€ndlich aber geht πŸ‘ You can also load a Language Pack to Windows to change the keyboard; but then you have to remember what's where😲 😑 E.g. amongst others z and Y will be swapped so you have a QWERTZ keyboard instead of QWERTY πŸ€” Landsberg is a nice town, picturesque, good restaurants and no hectic good for an 'Ausflug' 😊 When were you in Munich? (aka mΓΌnchenπŸ˜‰) Ciao Doug 😎 (Schlaflos in MΓΌnchen!)
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    Where do you get these great phrases from Doug? Many years ago when I was in Munich had some time so caught a train to Landsberg to see the prison, it is Landsberg I think, the guards didn't like me having a mooch around, very odd! My keyboard won't let me have an umlaut or such, very difficult when you need to send an email to German/Austrian friends. Regards, PeterπŸ€”
    1 year ago by Rookysailor
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    Genau! Absolutely spot onπŸ‘ Like a man who knows his history! πŸ˜‰ A H apparently discovered it and made his flag design while writing 'Mein Kampf' in Augsburg jail. Until very recently it was also illegal here to possess this book! πŸ€” Interesting info on the Decaperm, thanks πŸ‘ Don't know what else to do with it😲 'Immer ein Handbreite Wasser unter deinem Kiel'! Grüß Doug 😎
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    Ready with the search party DougπŸ€“ will hold off for one week..... the decaperm is the one with gearbox, going for Β£50 to Β£60 on Ebay at the moment, bought the card model for my old age!!! not my scene really, thought at that price would be able to double it when selling it.πŸ˜‰ Yes! rather silly about the swastikas when you can put the rising sun on ships flags and red sun on planes, both Germany and Austria are worse than the rest of the world regarding the Hakenkreuz, it has it's beginnings in Sanskrit many years ago so nothing new there😁 regards, Peter
    1 year ago by Rookysailor
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    Go for it Peter, πŸ‘ Glad the pics were useful, even if some seem contradictory😲. I think you are probably right to go without the stripes, somehow they seem to have disappeared between Oslo and the Denmark Straight!? Must check what Revell recommend in my kit. if I don't report back within a week please send a search party / rescue team to my cellar 😁 Ten quid for 6V Decaperm!! Shucks, I have one with gearbox, took it out of my Sea Scout, had hoped it was worth a bit more πŸ€” 1/200 card model!! - You're a better man than I Gungadin!! Sounds like a sticky wicket to me.😁 Whatever floats your boat, cheers Doug 😎 PS: I guess you'll be putting the Swastikas on. I can't, could get arrested if I do πŸ€” they're not included in the Revell kit.
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    Bismarck paint scheme (for Rooky
    sailor
    ;-)
    Fantastic photo's Doug, never seen these before. The one without the camo but with the bow & stern waves is an option in the trumpeter paint options, which I like best. Very quiet show at Heywood but got a decaperm 6v for Β£10 and a Marcle card model of Tirpitz @ 1/200 for ....Β£10, a bargain.πŸ‘ many thanks, Peter
    1 year ago by Rookysailor
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    Education
    We hear a lot these days about encouraging the younger generation into pastimes such as model boats and model engineering and probably these issues have always been a topic for gloomy discussion. The very fact that we are still at it probably gives the lie to the gloomiest predictions. Anyway, this train of thought was brought about by a discovery in a dark corner of my workshop: Many years ago (in a different life) I was involved in primary education and following a BBC schools tv series on Nelson and naval history the class project developed into one about ships and all things naval. One group was fascinated by sailing ships after we had visited both HMS Victory and the Mary Rose ( still lying on her side then) and inspired by some drawings of different rigs in a Model Boats Scale Special they made some simple models to illustrate them. This is what I found, along with an Airfix HMS Manxman and two of those superb 1/700 (?) waterline models, of HMS Hood and the Bismarck, these three made by me to add to the display. These pictures show all these items which have survived years tucked away among the junk in the garage! The sail models were simply made with balsa, dowel, cotton and cartridge paper for sails, and some had even started to acquire rigging and staysails before the term ended. This all happened many years ago and I have been retired from teaching for 20 years, but I can still remember the names of all the different rigs, despite never having been a
    sailor
    - I hope it inspired some of the class into modelling, if not getting involved in the real thing. Smiffy
    1 year ago by Smiffy
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    Identifying Antique Model Boat
    Well Doug, the mayflower has been made by many, some based on other vessels of the time and some from conjecture. I do think the vessel has the look of Spain. is there any indication that the model was Hung from the largest of the masts as my first reaction was that it is a "Votive" they were hung in churches near the ports and were
    sailor
    s were prayed for by family and friends. For those visitors to the church would remember the
    sailor
    s and the life of danger. So, have a look and see. Another thought is that the model was made for the Columbia Exposition held in Chicago (May 1 1893 through October 30th, a lot of souvenir models were made as the fair was to celebrate the 400th anniversary of when Columbus discovered the new world, all the models were different with thinly thing they had in common was the name-----you guessed it, the Santa Maria"! Good luck pal, write back soon, you have peaked my curiosity.
    1 year ago by pugwash1
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    Thurl pin rack
    Hi Alan, never heard of a 'thurl pin', and neither has WIKI, Websters, OED or my "THE
    sailor
    'S WORD-BOOK: AN ALPHABETICAL DIGEST OF NAUTICAL TERMS" W. H. Smyth. The
    sailor
    's Word-Book / An Alphabetical Digest of Nautical Terms, including Some More Especially Military and Scientific, but Useful to Seamen; as well as Archaisms of Early Voyagers, etc. πŸ€” I believe you are right about belaying pins. See attached extracts from The
    sailor
    s Word Book. Doug
    1 year ago by RNinMunich
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    upgrading Turnigy i6 to 10 channels
    Hi Doug I hope this works for Chris. My fellow
    sailor
    Doug has a Turnigy clone, can't remember the name but I suspect it's a language translation or typo error. You have, I believe, the German equivalent of the Turnigy so I am not surprised that your documentation is more precise. Such a pity that the translations often prevent users from achieving the full benefits of the otherwise very good kit. I am switching most of my fleet to the FLySky from the Planet kit I was using. Still have the Taranis Plus for more serious control but the FlySky is great for everyday two channel models including yachts and seems to run for ever on dry cells (as did the Planet) so doesn't need charging each week.
    1 year ago by Dave M
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    Any clues?
    I am inclined to thinking it might be a barge. it is broad in girth (like me) and fairly short bow to stern but has a hole for a bowsprit. The guy it came from has gone the way of all good
    sailor
    s (off to Thailand to find a wife 😁) but his other boats are a Joffre Tug and a Smit Nederland tug (plus Pourquoi Pas from Billings) - all to appear, apparently, on Fleabay. The hull I have is a fibreglass moulding so presumably comes from a commercial source but I doubt it is a "kit" like the others. Workmanship on the capping rail and deck is a bit ropey so it will need a lot of tlc. if I can find a suitable plan to give me some thoughts it will become the next on the stocks once my Battle Class destroyer is finished.
    1 year ago by aanside
    Media
    Excelsior
    Here is the last of the Lowestoft sailing trawlers. Model built using working drawings kindly supplied by the Sailing Trust. Model about 12 years old. I got a little carried away on detail! As expected she sails and handles well as all the old work
    sailor
    s do. Drop keel and rudder extension added when sailing. I was intrigued to discover that the deck winch was steam powered,no doubt to help with taking in the trawl net.
    2 years ago by Gascoigne
    Response
    Floating Light house
    Yes defo a lightship. if built as such you will be able to protect your fellow
    sailor
    s from underwater obstructions!
    2 years ago by Dave M
    Directory
    (Other) Recovery Boat
    Credit for the design of this craft must go to Mote Park Club member 18 (Dave). I have not had the pleasure of meeting Dave yet but hope to in the near future. I looked at his Youtube entry and decided to build something very similar. Being a lone
    sailor
    most of the time, I thought it sensible to have some form of recovery craft. The craft was built in June 2017 and so far I have used it twice to recover other
    sailor
    s craft! Worthwhile project and gives peace of mind when out on the lakes. Many thanks Dave! I added the camera so I could take some photos of my SeaSpray from a different perspective, I will upload photos as they become available. (Motor: 500 type (Twin engines)) (8/10)
    2 years ago by pjarrett
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    Introducing me
    Hi All, I am Bryan a
    sailor
    with the Chichester Model boat group. The site wouldn't let me use Bryan so I had to add the pirate to register on the site. Look in my harbour for the explanation of the pirate bit. My Boats are mostly sail powered but I do have a torpedo boat and two tugs and a few projects including steam powered boats. I do like the site and have found the advice given very helpful.
    2 years ago by Bryan-the-pirate
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    japanese crew figuers
    hi all, any of u out there have any Japanese
    sailor
    s to crew my robbe torpedo PT-15 its a 1/40 scale boat, from the middle 1970s need a front gunner as well been in touch with quite a few model shops but no luck
    2 years ago by nutrunner
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    Footy
    This little sailboat is very sensitive on the water, if a gust comes up the boat will easily do a 360 spin. Is there something wrong with the keel/mast alignment? If I were to sail in competitions there are rules, but just as a pleasure
    sailor
    , can the boat be altered Just asking?
    2 years ago by Ron
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    FLYSKY FS-I6S TRANSMITTER
    Hi Les That's the unit one of my fellow
    sailor
    s has. it's almost identical specs but can store 20 models as against the 10 for FS-1A16s. If you look at the U-tube videos I suggested you can see a review and I chose this as it is less cluttered as you say and possibly easier to use for say a novice. As this is being raffled any problems will probably end up at my door so I do hope I have made the right choice. I do believe they use the same RX but the binding instructions caused my friend a problem. There is a U-tube video showing the correct way to do this so not really a problem. It's down to personal choice really and if you are happy with the set and it works OK I believe I would hold on to it as it will be OK for the yacht. Please keep us posted with your progress as others will benefit from your experience.
    2 years ago by Dave M


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