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    Response
    Re: Fairacre broads cabin cruiser
    The farm is a fair way from the sea,- someone was not on watch obviously. Not my car, some guys doing building maint. We can park on that cobbled area you've pictured on the opposite side, (room for about 8-10 cars,-usually chokka when the
    yacht
    s are racing) There is a nice little jetty built by the Gulf Harbour Model
    yacht
    Club next to it which is great for setting up and launching. It's all part of the big Gulf Harbour Marina development and pond is actually a drainage control pond. Was full of Koi carp to keep the weed down (carp were rented from a company by the council, but there was some dispute and the company came and removed their carp) probably missed a lot and they breed like flies, so it should come right. Pond's pretty weed free all the same. Pics of the jetty (from the HSL) with some old codger sitting on it, and the real HSL in the Bayswater Marina (Waitemata harbour Auckland), which I have been on board (once recently,-Modded- and once 50yrs ago-original form) Its' story is on the Waitemata Woodys website under W1. The other pond is at the Onepoto reserve near the city on the waterfront. Bit of a drive (20mins down the motorway all the way)
    yacht
    s there as well. The pics with the Marine modellers club - Panmure Basin - East Auckland (the only scale model boat club in Auckland and virtually dead (pics are old), - only about 3 or 4 scale clubs in the country!) we tend to go more for the full scale here. Evening, JB
    26 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    hull trouble on vintage
    yacht
    hi all as you know I did a refurb on a vintage
    yacht
    and have been sailing a few times but this week after a few hours sailing i looked inside (HORROR) ingress of water the hull was striped and sanded and under coated then 4 coats of Humbrol Enamel what can i use over this to seal the hull
    2 months ago by jacko
    Forum
    hull trouble on vintage
    yacht
    Thanks for all you advice and help looks like its a re strip and a coat of EzeKote and then more painting as i am trying to do a vintage i like to do things that they did when the
    yacht
    was first built back in the 40's
    2 months ago by jacko
    Forum
    Jollie
    yacht
    Has anyone plans/info regarding Robbe Jollie
    yacht
    ,in particular the crew member mechanism.
    2 months ago by 2shaws
    Blog
    Flying Scotsman. Iron paddle tug
    This is a scratch build using plans from Brown,Son &Ferguson Ltd. plans come on three A1 sheets which include hull profiles, plan and elevation views, and details of two types of paddles. A straight forward one and paddles fitted which an excentric mechanism. The latter is supposed to be the most efficient with the paddles turned to maintain max area to the water. While researching found this web site with more detail. However the text is in German but it has loads of detailed drawings in PDF format. http://www.john-tom.com/RcShip/Strongbow%20Paddle%20Steamer/StrongbowPlansComplete.pdf Research showed that lots of these tugs were built in the late 1800, using the same design. My build was named because it was one of the last built for a Glasgow shipping company. Taken from tynetugs web site Name: FLYING SCOTSMAN Launched: 12/09/1898 Completed: 1898 Builder: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields Yard Number: 188 Dimensions: 177grt, 29nrt, 118.0 x 20.1 x 10.1ft Engines: SL1cyl (38.25 x 56ins), 90nhp, 400ihp Engines By: JP Rennoldson & Sons, South Shields Propulsion: Paddle Construction: Iron Reg Number: 108767 History: 1898 Clyde Shipping Co Ltd; registered at Glasgow 13/05/1948 Christopher & Richard Jennings, London; renamed CAMBRIAN 16/01/1951 Broken up Comments: Last paddle tug built for the Clyde Shipping Co 1898: Cost Β£4650 25/08/1939 to 16/10/1939: On War Department service 13/05/1948: Sold for conversion to a
    yacht
    . Subsequently abandoned at Oban 16/01/1951: Arrived at Troon for breaking up
    2 months ago by Hillro
    Response
    Re: Virgin Atlantic Challenger
    This is a nice looking
    yacht
    . Where did you get the plans from? I would like to have a go at this one for my next build. Have you tried changing the rudder for a more conventional one?
    2 months ago by StuartE
    Directory
    (
    yacht
    ) Koh-i-Noor
    I bought this
    yacht
    via a well known auction website. it was owned by an old gent who had passed away and was covered in dust and the ABS white hull had yellowed with age. I cleaned the
    yacht
    up, rubbed the timber decks down and varnished them, re-painted the superstructure, rubbed down the hull and spayed the hull a grey/brown colour. it came complete with auxiliary motor, batteries, sail winch servo, ESC and navigation light switching unit. The
    yacht
    sails perfectly and looks great on the water. A real bargain buy. (Motor: Robbe) (ESC: Hitec Gold) (9/10)
    2 years ago by ads90
    Directory
    (Working Vessel) Paula III
    A great little boat from Graupner, plenty of detail and sails/handles very well. it has been sunk on our lake by one of the other larger
    yacht
    s but I managed to retrieve it and dry it out - the only issue is that I don't have too much low speed control in forward from the ESC but nevertheless works still. I have just given my Paula 3 a makeover - just used some spare bits and pieces that were left over from othere builds, plus a good rubbing down and re-spray. (Motor: 540) (ESC: Fleet Control Systems) (8/10)
    5 years ago by ads90
    Directory
    (
    yacht
    ) French Pond
    yacht
    Based on traditional pond
    yacht
    s, I've seen online, I've come up with this simple design, to be built from ordinary ply, card or balsa. there's no shear, that's because I wanted to keep the design simple. Feel free to download would really appreciate any photos of models & comments, thank-you. (5/10) 16/03/2019 I've revised Drawing -1
    2 months ago by Nifty_Paul
    Place
    help needed to rig a model
    yacht
    ok next tuesday BM cafe or upstairs7pm see u then
    3 months ago by nutrunner
    Place
    help needed to rig a model
    yacht
    Thanks so much. I hope to come to your next meeting at the Boat Museum.
    3 months ago by vintagediamond
    Place
    help needed to rig a model
    yacht
    im sure we can help u we hold our meeting every second tuesday of the month at the boat museum cafe from 7pm or we could make arrangments for u to bring it to our site at the hooton park trust just off jn 6 m53 ch65 1bq where we have members who can help u hope this helps
    3 months ago by nutrunner
    Place
    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.
    3 months ago by vintagediamond
    Blog
    vintage
    yacht
    (Victoria)
    restoring a vintage free sail
    yacht
    have named this as there is no name on the
    yacht
    after removing 4 colour layers of paint from the hull and 2 days sanding I repainted with 5 layers of paint rubbing down with 2000 grade between each coat
    10 months ago by jacko
    Forum
    Robbie Estelle
    yacht
    This model is complete with Futaba receiver so would require a compatible transmitter. Good condition and sails well in stiff winds. Personal pickup only due to size. Β£150
    3 months ago by Rockbag
    Forum
    Being Sociable.
    Gary many thanks for your response, firstly may I congratulate you on your models, they are really to be admired. I have yet to check out your web suggestions but I am keen to look and hopefully find something of interest. I will share with you my only dealing with steam, As a boy of 13yrs I transformed a Mamod static engine (SE1) to fit in a 36"
    yacht
    hull, needless to say it wasn't a pretty sight but it did work, in a fashion. All the best Michael
    3 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    Mickey finn
    Has anyone any info on sail plan and rigging of Mickey Finn Class modrl
    yacht
    5 months ago by 2shaws
    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)
    3 months ago by Mids-Phil
    Response
    SOUTH SHIELDS MODEL
    yacht
    CLUB
    Congratulations
    3 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    vice suitable for Dremel Workstation
    Good morning folks, I have a Dremel Workstation, or drill stand as I call it, and would like to get a small machine vice (is that the correct name?) to go with it. I have seen a few smallish ones but they are usually too big to bolt to the base. Can anyone out there offer any workable suggestions please? Also, is the material the vice is made from of make any relevance at this small size, i.e. is cast aluminium any good? ( I had a screw-on table top vice made of cast aluminium which snapped in half the first time I used it.) I feel the need for this vice as I am about to drill a 1mm hole in a model
    yacht
    's mast to locate the boom vang and with my shaky hands it could end up being big enough to pass the boom through without some sort of support!! Chris
    4 months ago by octman
    Place
    SOUTH SHIELDS MODEL
    yacht
    CLUB
    mainly
    yacht
    s 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.
    3 months ago by JOHN
    Directory
    (
    yacht
    ) CR914
    CR914 is a larger ersion of the Victoria, which is based on a Americas Cup
    yacht
    (5/10)
    4 months ago by slinger
    Directory
    (
    yacht
    ) Victoria
    We race this class of
    yacht
    at our club (5/10)
    4 months ago by slinger
    Response
    Ketch Barge ''Pearl of Ipswich''
    Well done Joe will watch this build with interest and having owned
    yacht
    'Pearl of Holyhead' for just short of 20 years a project close to my heart. Regards Chris G
    4 months ago by ChrisG
    Response
    Deck beams & keel
    just a triangle with a bit of a curve in the longest edge ( luff) ?????? i'm new to them
    yacht
    ing terms
    4 months ago by jacko
    Forum
    yacht
    Suppliers
    It is amazing that companies that supply almost RTR
    yacht
    s don't think. What comes to mind on Joysway, Thunder Tiger and Kyosho is that it needs 12 Bowsies that's all you get! They should add a few extra screws and Bowsies it literally cents to them. I dropped a bowsie off the bench when I rigged the DF 95 black bowsie, black tiled floor don't go together, found it after about 10 minutes of cussing. One thing Joysway did on the DF 95 was give you about an extra metre of Dyneema. TT and Kyosho I think they must supply it to the exact mm! And no spare Stainless Self Tappers if the
    yacht
    needs 12 you get 12.
    4 months ago by Ianh
    Forum
    yacht
    Suppliers
    Bowsies are easy to make. I've had DF65 ones break so I 3d print my own. I've also made them out of servo horns for other boats and one guy at our club uses buttons. Not sure how race legal they are, but since I don't race it doesn't matter to me.
    4 months ago by unknowndna
    Forum
    yacht
    Suppliers
    In my experience this is true of any kit and from what I hear, flat pack furniture.
    4 months ago by Nerys
    Response
    Broads River Cruiser
    yacht
    s
    I have only just come across these build photos and must say I really do admire both
    yacht
    s 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
    4 months ago by ChrisG
    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.
    4 months ago by BOATSHED
    Forum
    Older Billings Models
    First off Happy New Year 2019 . I was just reminiscing about the first few Billings model boats that I built but can't find any thing on them .One was a Tug Boat that my have been named Samson .The other one was a luxury
    yacht
    & I'm pretty sure It was to be Painted Yellow but I can't remember the Name of that model .P/S all these model kits where 1970 -1980 era .
    5 months ago by GARTH
    Forum
    general help
    i found that the local fishing shop has a few bits for a
    yacht
    look at pike line which plastic coated stainless steel also s.s split rings and s.s tubes for crimping the pike line
    5 months ago by jacko
    Forum
    Older Billings Models
    Happy new year to you to I would believe that the Samson is DMI Samson http://www.radiostyrt.no/forum/modellb%C3%A5ter/byggeprosjekter/51973-dmi-samson The
    yacht
    could be BB Neptun (I have a complete kit and a copy of the drawing on stock), Sea Star or Sea King both is with ABS hull. It could also be DMI admiral. But I don't recall any DMI / BB
    yacht
    s that was to be painted yellow. Regards Carsten
    5 months ago by Tica
    Place
    Youngs Park, Goodrington.
    The Torbay club no longer exists, the club had trouble with a rogue swan who had made its home on the small pond and was rather aggressive towards members of the public and damaged models being sailed on the water. Council were not interested in removing the problem and members started to disappear, some joined the Exeter club who sail up in the Teign valley at Canonteign Falls. Sailing on the larger pond at Youngs park is possible out of season or after 6pm during the season because of the pedal boats not operating. I don't think the council can ban the use of models on the ponds as it is a public park and signage would have to be in place. it was purpose built for the use of sailing model
    yacht
    s in the 1930's.
    5 months ago by VFR800
    Forum
    HMS Campbeltown 1941, 1/96 scale
    Hi Doug, Very sorry, no photos, I was a teenager sailing dinghies in the Medway in the late forties when I saw Manxman and I don't think I even had a camera in those days. My father was on the staff of T.S. Arethusa ex "Peking" at Lower Upnor and we lived in a flat over the ship's swimming pool, right alongside the river. I had a wonderful view of Chatham Reach from my bedroom window. There were so many ships laid up in the Medway and adjoining creeks at that time., taking the wind from us as we raced our dinghies from the Medway
    yacht
    Club. There were long trots of the wooden hulled inshore sweepers, numerous destroyera and all sorts of support craft, there was even an old coaling hulk in Sheerness Harbour, but I'm afraid the passage of time means I don't remember names. Manxman stuck in my mind though, being a little different. Those were the days when we had a navy!
    5 months ago by Nerys
    Response
    Victoria
    Jacko, Like your boat and your mention of attaching all gear to the underside of the round hatch, good idea. I did this once on a racing
    yacht
    and it was great, could just pull off and access all electronic, the battery pack was placed low in the hull for low CG. Not my design, but a Swede Johnson design and molds. I will have to keep this in mind for my future design builds. Regards, Joe
    5 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Furled sails powered
    yacht
    with inboard motor
    Any one with pictures of their Sloop, Yawl, or otherwise where the sailboat is powered by a small electric motor? The sails furled. My Gypsy did not sail well, but could be modified for power.
    5 months ago by Ron
    Forum
    Furled sails powered
    yacht
    with inboard motor
    Ron, It's tough to get a smaller boat to sail correctly, at least I have not had much luck. My cutter is 45" and over 30lbs, so I don't think my build will be of much help. Looking at your hull and keel design, typically the prop is in front of the rudder. You would probably have to cut out a half circle in the rudder, check out boats of this design... Joe
    5 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Furled sails powered
    yacht
    with inboard motor
    Gypsy is 15 inches
    5 months ago by Ron
    Forum
    Furled sails powered
    yacht
    with inboard motor
    Ron, My gaff rigged cutter has a auxiliary motor and it works great. I can take some photos and get you some information motor and prop and on how I did it. What size is your Gypsy? Joe
    5 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Mamoli Puritan
    yacht
    plans
    What-ho chaps, hope you all had a merry one. I appear to have become the 'proud' owner of a Mamoli kit for the Americas Cup cup boat 'Puritan'. Everything is in the box with the exception of the plans, instructions and the keel and formers to build the hull. There is evidence the the owner had started to build the boat, some of the detail parts have been assembled, companion ways and the like, but all the hull planking appears to still be in its pack. I suspect he took the missing parts out to start the hull but got distracted. Sadly he died earlier this year but the kit is a few years old. Now this is where you come in, hopefully. Has anyone out there built this now out of production kit and still has the plans that came with it? If so can you send me a copy, I'll pay the copying and postage costs, or can you send scans of the plans?. The interweb has yielded a set of lines and I think I can get them into scale, having found the basic dimensions of the boat, but the actual plans might yield information to ease the build. Either way I hope to produce a build blog along the way - but I've set out to do that before and failed on a Type 21 frigate HMS Active built from scratch, got carried away building the boat. Thanks in advance Graham 'smiggy'
    5 months ago by smiggy
    Directory
    (
    yacht
    ) joysway orion
    Lovely little
    yacht
    ! I knew nothing about sailing but this
    yacht
    has rc sail winch and rudder. I am learning sailing terminology like jybing,in irons,halyards,sheets,lines,tacking, close haul and more. (Motor: wind) (8/10)
    5 months ago by keithtindley
    Response
    new sails
    Beautiful sails! How nice that you have a wife that sews so well. The cart looks great, I have been working on a cart that wii carry my
    yacht
    and tug, still designing. Joe
    5 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Robbe Smaragd
    I have a Robbe Smaragd
    yacht
    . 1/10 scale. This is quite old now and could do with a β€˜make over’. I would like to see some plans or instructions from the build before I start and would therefore be grateful if anyone with knowledge of this model or better still, copies of any paperwork that came with the kit contacted me. A few pics attached of this very β€˜forgiving’
    yacht
    ............ All the best. NPJ
    2 years ago by NPJ
    Response
    Excelsior
    Hi Joe, In answer to your queries, Hull was built in the bread and butter system using deal sealed inside and out with coats of
    yacht
    varnish and painted using acrylic. Subsequent models of Wherries and Chinese Junks were plank on frame using 1/8” balsa strips sealed with resin,varnish inside and out, with again acrylic paint. Balsa easier to work with to gain experience - reasonable effectiveness both in carvel and clinker planking. All the best and good sailing. Gascoigne
    5 months ago by Gascoigne
    Forum
    define a model boat
    What defines a model boat suitable for inclusion in your model boat website personal fleet. my boats are kit built models but could i include a speed boat or a
    yacht
    that is purchased as a completed boat,factory made and ready to go ? members views / comments welcome.
    5 months ago by keithtindley
    Forum
    Pretend deck planking
    Hi I use popular ply for construction and decking it is much lighter than birch but is much stronger than light ply . The decking is a light straw colour and of very close uniform grain one coat of danish oil 'can be applied with a soft brush if you are worried about rags washed out with turps use dividers to measure plank widths use biro for curved planks use a wheeled block device as per the
    yacht
    books to follow deck edge apply several coats of oil burnish with fine Scotchbrite Cheers Ian
    5 months ago by TOWN3810
    Forum
    Scratch built
    yacht
    .
    Hello Joe Many thanks for the reply and the offer of help. I have built several model boats of different styles and also a 'Bella'
    yacht
    kit from Aeronaut. I prefer building plank on frame and find it quite therapeutic especially as I love wood. My next step is to build a beautiful sailing boat hull and the 1mtr style would suit I think. I am not planning to race the boat and might even not rig it but just have the pleasure of the build. If you can help I would be obliged best regards Chris G
    5 months ago by ChrisG
    Forum
    Scratch built
    yacht
    .
    I am thinking of building a new sailing
    yacht
    from plans which I have yet to acquire. I have 8 A4 pages of drawings of a Goth-USOM from Frank Russell 2014, not sure where I got them from and if they are worthy of the time and effort. The size is about right at 1000mm length and about 1500mm deck to masthead. I have had dealings with Nylet in the past and am sure they would be helpful for rigging, sails etc. I plan to plank build the hull onto wooden bulkheads. Although I have built several model boat hulls using this method before I wonder if I could enlist some help or recommendations from any other members of this group ie choice of plans, how to do it books. Many thanks Chris G
    6 months ago by ChrisG
    Forum
    Scratch built
    yacht
    .
    Chris, Is your intent to build a US1Meter boat for competition racing? I am referring to the boats that are a popular class in the states. if so I can see what see what I have in my files. Joe
    5 months ago by Joe727


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