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    Help identifying this model boat
    Hi Norm, being as how you're in the US and I'm in Oz I reckon it is not much use me recommending a local Oz sail-maker. From what I can gather from other fora (like that? My high school Latin does get some use) in the US a pretty good maker seems to be Carr Sails http://www.carrsails.com/ I am guessing that the cost of a set of sails for your
    yacht
    would be similar to those quoted for the Bearospace 'ANNIE'. $225 may sound like a lot but, from what I can gather, his sails are pretty well at the top of the pile. Check with a local sailing club, there are heaps of people around that make their own sails as well as lesser known sail-makers. The club may be able to point you in the right direction. Unashamed plug for the Bearospace range of boats - I have no financial interest. There is a lot of info in these blogs to assist in building and making parts for semi-scale sailers : https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2990671-Bearospace-Sloop-EMMA https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?2550991-Bearospace-schooner-Irene https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?3294855-Bearospace-Schooner-Annie I hope this can help you. Cheers from Down Under, Terry
    4 days ago by terrymiff
    Response
    Re: Graupner Optimist 1978
    It's very relaxing Martin, if you are not in a powerboat mood, just sit in your chair and know that the only battery you have to worry about just has to power a couple of servos,(winch and rudder) no motors or drive shafts or ESCs to worry about, and you can pretty much stay out there all day if you have good TX batteries, and your rec is powered by a UBEC from your main battery. I've sailed full sized small boats (biggest was an 18ft 'A' class cat ) since I was 12yrs old (54yrs) so it's just a miniature extension of that. I still have 2 small
    yacht
    s (12ft and 15ft) and a 12ft dinghy with a 15hp motor for fishing, all rebuilt (the dinghy and 12 footer I got for free) but I'm finding that every time I go out now I come back covered in bruises, (clumsy old man syndrome) Here's a short video of a bit of my last 22km run in the dinghy to an island just up the coast from where I live. I took advantage of a brilliant day! (we don't get them that calm too often) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKSBjMllKQg John B
    9 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Sailing, model or the real thing.
    Sounds like your
    yacht
    might not be set up properly . Sailed a friend of mines with ease - then bought a cheapish RTR boat. Had enormous problems going about etc. Spoke to my friend and was informed that both his despite being very expensive ARTR's needed a lot of modification to run successfully. Mods included moving the mast back about 10mm . increasing rudder movement /size and increasing keel weight. My RTR needed extra keel weight , mast moving back nearly an inch and the rudder throw increased. Now its a pleasure and no longer gets locked in stays whilst gybing which was its favourite trick prior to the mods. Perhaps a local MY sailing club might provide some help
    11 days ago by redpmg
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    Know what you mean Martin, it's a bit like the
    yacht
    sailers here, they all sail the same boats and they all turn up, take over an area for most of the day and if you dare to try and launch a boat while they are racing watch out. It's quite comical really, watching them all marching up and down the pond like bunch of ducks with their TXs held out the same way. They can get real serious with the racing as well. I was in a large boat club years ago and there were always arguments between the
    yacht
    and powerboat guys and it was always the old (I can say that 'cause I am now) serious
    yacht
    ing codgers whingeing about their allotted day having not been suitable (weather wise) and wanting to take the powerboat day as well because the weather was nicer. Needless to say, in the end, the power boats went their own way, along with the sail and scale guys and the club ceased to exist. It just became too snobby and separated and no fun any more. Even now, the scale modeling in NZ is pretty dead and if you look at the Auckland club website you'll see why. https://marinemodellers.org.nz/. No info, no updates, no new pics etc. Some of the guys who were in this club were the same as were in the afore mentioned club 30+ yrs ago and they were old then. I tried to contact them and got very little back other than the might be there on Sat mornings for a couple of hours. Why even bother maintaining a web site? You are pretty much on your own now with model boats here and hardly anyone sells boat parts any more, (Ebay and Aliexpress are the modelers friends now)
    11 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    Batteries in a DX5e
    Don't know if you have ever heard of D N Goodchild (David) from Bala Cynwyd in Penn USA, (also under the name 'The Press At Toad Hall'). He used to do beautiful reproductions of old boat plans (small
    yacht
    s, racing boats, hydros, cabin boats etc) from the 20s to 60s. Unfortunately he suddenly ceased the business (supposedly due to ill health) and his huge heritage home (the entire basement was a print shop) was up for sale. I managed to get a few plans (including my 15ft US 1952 designed day sailer) before he closed. The plans were full plans on A4 including lofting photos, drawings and building instructions and came in a nice folder all for around $18 US. You could easily have made a model from any of the plans as they showed all the profiles etc. A lot of people were very disappointed when he closed as he was very popular. You can probably still find his boat building tutorials on Youtube. I've included a small sample of his work (if I win Lotto I'll have this boat built). John B.
    11 days ago by jbkiwi
    Forum
    46'' RAF Crash Tender
    "...I am assuming that she is made using wood...." Er, no. The boat referred to is the well-known ready-to-run toy marketed by Victory Industries in 1954. It was very successful, would be seen on many boating ponds in the 50s and 60s, and is still quite common on Ebay. See Phil Smith's excellent site tracking plastic models from this company - I have linked to the page with the Crash Tender. These toys were probably where the black-white-grey colour scheme first originated... VIP (Victory Industries Products) also did a matching model of the 'Mercury' - a Vosper high speed
    yacht
    built for Stavros Niarchos in about 1960, and based on the Brave patrol boat class. Three gas turbines - 60kt plus. Still in existence, though now renamed 'Brave Challenger'... see https://www.philsmith.co.uk/VIP/1960.htm These early plastic toys all suffered to a varying extent from warping over time. https://www.philsmith.co.uk/VIP/1954.htm
    16 days ago by DodgyGeezer
    Forum
    Back for Summer
    That would be up to the client, Doug. I think he is suing for costs and so he should. Incompetent bastards! I think I'd sooner play The Doors. Didn't he sing about getting his mojo working? Just finished a stretched Ferrari 312 (Parkes) body pattern, a Jebro Mk1 H Mod and an HO (small slot cars are actually 1/64th, but they annoyingly call it HO) McLaren M1B. Matra MS 80 next! Car brake light keeps flickering on the dashboard, so more expense. That's what these things pay for! We had to get something Chris could more easily get in and out of so we chopped in the Peugeot 206CC for a Suzuki Swift VVT. 4 doors, 4 seats and space for my models, be they
    yacht
    s or aircraft. I really must try to get some stuff done on the Chris Craft (Sea Hornet), Darby One Design and Spitfire Outboard racer. I treated myself to an inrunner brushless for the lovely HobbyKing CNC machined o/b, which I've turned into a Godiva 40, instead of a Mercury. Well, I am an old tub thumper and a complete Coventry Climax obsessive and the Godiva 40 had a CC engine on its end. The one which became the Hillman Imp engine, the FWMA, Feather Weight Marine Automobile. NOT a damned fire pump, whatever drivvle you may read about them. So, as odds and sods progress, I will post pics and chat about them. BTW, the aforementioned Mike Parkes was the engineer responsible for helping Hillman make the FWMA into the Hillman Imp engine as well as being a very decent racing driver! Cheers, Martin
    18 days ago by Westquay
    Forum
    46'' RAF Crash Tender
    Hi Ray, Not withstanding the preceding chat about 'scale or not scale' and to answer your original question. As Dodgy and some others say planked and varnished looks very nice, on a sports boat,
    yacht
    or fantasy designs, but totally inappropriate for a naval, RAF Marine Branch or working boat. It would be far too labour and cost intensive to maintain. Not to mention downright dangerous on a wet deck. Attached therefore is a copy (100th generation?๐Ÿค”) of the original Vosper painting plan for the #93 and 94 Fireboats / Crash Tenders as built. In this it is clear (but not so easy to read so I made a negative of the original) that the decks and superstructure (coamings and cabin tops) were all the same colour grey. Deck non-slip, superstructure smooth. IMHO this is the colour- https://www.e-paint.co.uk/Lab_values.asp?cRange=BS%20381C&cRef=BS381C%20631&cDescription=Light%20grey As shown in this chart of the BS381 colours of the time. https://www.e-paint.co.uk/BS381%20Colourchart.asp Or you could use https://www.e-paint.co.uk/Colour_alternatives.asp It might also be a BS651 colour, in which case- https://www.e-paint.co.uk/Colour_alternatives.asp?cRange=Pantone%20C&cRef=651%20C&metallic2=False&cDescription= At the end of the proverbial day it's your choice. Just wanted to try to answer your actual question. Cheers, Doug๐Ÿ˜Ž PS If scale accuracy, at least for the paint scheme is no longer important I'll quit my research and archive digging except for my own projects.
    23 days ago by RNinMunich
    Forum
    Abergavenny steam and vintage show.
    Hi Colin . would be quite reluctant to admit how many half finished boats I possess - shall we say quite a few, at present there are about 15 completed that are still with me . Gave my grandson a large Ripmax speed boat - loves it but restricted to their swimming pool which is a bit small. (lots of home pools in SA). Making up a kit from a Graham Goodchild design to build with him when he visits in August. - easy and a more appropriate size. Tried to get my son interested but he was among the first of the IT generation - so computers got him to the extent its now his life's work. Did not help when aged about seven he fell into the harbour at our clubs dam whilst running my Rhodesian Patrol Boat - very proud of not getting the transmitter wet - but embarrassed and seemingly lost interest after that. Now he is a lot older and moving with work to Seattle it might be easier to get him interested as its got a lot of sailing places around............. Saddest loss was a boat given by an old friend of the family - an aluminum hulled motor
    yacht
    driven by a Taycol "Star" via the then usual 4 1/2 volt cycle lamp battery. Saw the same hull on Ebay also with a Star fitted some years ago but was unable to come up with the 50 odd quid they wanted. Think it possibly could have been a Basset Lowke
    yacht
    hull available in those long ago days , to fit out with your own deck & superstructure as our old friend did.
    2 months ago by redpmg
    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
    3 months 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
    4 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
    4 months ago by jacko
    Forum
    Jollie
    yacht
    Has anyone plans/info regarding Robbe Jollie
    yacht
    ,in particular the crew member mechanism.
    4 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 ยฃ4650 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
    4 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?
    4 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)
    6 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
    4 months ago by Nifty_Paul
    Place
    help needed to rig a model
    yacht
    ok next tuesday BM cafe or upstairs7pm see u then
    4 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.
    4 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
    4 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.
    4 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
    12 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. ยฃ150
    5 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
    5 months ago by mturpin013
    Forum
    Mickey finn
    Has anyone any info on sail plan and rigging of Mickey Finn Class modrl
    yacht
    7 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)
    5 months ago by Mids-Phil
    Response
    SOUTH SHIELDS MODEL
    yacht
    CLUB
    Congratulations
    5 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
    5 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.
    5 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)
    6 months ago by slinger
    Directory
    (
    yacht
    ) Victoria
    We race this class of
    yacht
    at our club (5/10)
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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.
    6 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.
    6 months ago by unknowndna
    Forum
    yacht
    Suppliers
    In my experience this is true of any kit and from what I hear, flat pack furniture.
    6 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
    6 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.
    6 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 .
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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.
    6 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!
    6 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
    6 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.
    7 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
    6 months ago by Joe727
    Forum
    Furled sails powered
    yacht
    with inboard motor
    Gypsy is 15 inches
    6 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
    7 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'
    7 months ago by smiggy


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