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USA Boat Clubs by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 21 days ago
I don't know how far you are from San Francisco but, How about the San Francisco Model Yacht Club!

Finishing by Westquay Captain   Posted: 22 days ago
If you put a question out there, you'll get an answer. At least you will from me if I know about it and I know about paint. Why on earth do you say acrylic can be put over anything UNLIKE cellulose or enamel. Cellulose maybe, but enamel? You can put enamel over anything. I can even get cellulose over almost anything with my spray gun, but I know how to mist it on. I suggested enamel because it is so completely harmless. Cellulose, apart from mixed Halfords and Zero Paints is no longer available. Acrylic as you know can react even with itself. It doesn't have good pigments and doesn't cover well. Enamel does. I was well aware that the original post was from a new member, so I figured he deserved a straight answer. Not everyone wants a matt or even a satin finish on a model boat if it isn't a Warship or a service vessel. Would you put satin varnish on a Greavette or a Chris Craft, matt paint on a model of a luxury yacht of any age? Of course not. This nonsense about scale effect is just that....nonsense. A shine's a shine whether smaller or larger, otherwise where do you stop? Martin

info on old yachts by Westquay Captain   Posted: 22 days ago
"Oh no, Martin", said my old chum, Peter. "The Uffa Fox connection was that he was a favourite of Prince Philip and Philip and the Queen owned Bloodhound. That's Bloodhound, not Dorade". Well blow me down with a Bosun's whistle. I'm deeeelighted. No offence to our Colonial cousins, but I was a bit miffed that I had to replicate an American boat. But now, I have it from the horse's mouth that the students who he taught way back in the 60s at college had made a model hull in GRP of The Royal Yacht Bloodhound, which had only then become Royal, following on from Bluebottle the famous Dragon. Now I have a very different kettle of fish to model. And they did it in 1/16th scale, so it fits well with my model of "Vanity". Here she is after a clean and just before going up in the loft earlier today. Cheers, Martin

Where do yachties go? by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 23 days ago
Hi Martin We sail a variety of yachts at my club. As well as the class yachts we have Pond Yachts, Thames Barges, Norfolk Wherry, Pilot cutters, Fishing boats, RN Gunboats, Tall ships and have our own mould for a plank on frame 5' schooner. Most are scratch built and have been built from scaled up plans. We use Posterazor - to magnify to scale. You then print to several pages at your chosen size. I have attached a few pics of some of the models. If you send me a pm I will add you to my U-tube page where there is video of models sailing on the club waters. We also make our own fibreglass moulds and hulls as do many other club's members. Must admit we have not seen any footies but all models apart from IC and fast electric racing boats are welcome. You have no location shown on your profile so it's difficult to suggest where you might find like minded Yachties. Most clubs will have yacht members if the water is suitable so if you look in our Model Boat Club section you may find one near to your location. Dave

Where do yachties go? by Westquay Captain   Posted: 24 days ago
Having got very little on my particular interest off the 'Net and having threatened to remove my Classic Model Yacht Page from Facebook, I have to ask "where do yachties go?". I thought model sailing was more popular than it seems to be. I don't mean the boring and ugly Isle of Man boats (IoM), but the older, more beautiful classes or info on the older real classes of yachts for that matter. I was amazed to have my suggestion of a sailing section on the "other" forum accepted, but it's not exactly busy, yet RC Groups, Stateside has not only a sailboats section, but a scale sailboats section! I realise this is still essentially the old fire boat forum with extras, so am not suggesting a sailing section here, but..... The Scale Sailing Association has died with one member! The model barge people no longer mention Norfolk Wherries as they used to, where GRP hull makers still survive (just) they are ruinously expensive, the only section that seems to have any popularity is the appallingly ugly little "footie" things, which I would crush rather than operate! Or banana boats fer Krissakes. Where are all the proper sailing fans? Of beautiful class boats or models of real sailing craft? Martin

glass cloth or tissue? by Westquay Captain   Posted: 26 days ago
Thanks, Doug. No, the woodwork really isn't good enough for varnishing and as it's a scale model it has to be painted. Good old British yacht black, with a coppered bottom. I still have a piece of her copper somewhere. It was perfect after 120 odd years! I'll go with the tissue then, thanks for the info. Apparently you can thin epoxy with meths, but I've never found it that thick and I used 25 litres on my full sized canal boat restoration! Supplied free by West as a kind of sponsorship. Hot weather helps, but, as you say it can go off a bit quick if you're not careful with the mix. A guy at the boatyard once mixed way too much to repair his GRP boat and it started to go off in the pot, which then caught fire. A large set of tongs was handy in dunking it in a barrel of water! Cheers, Martin

"Vanity" leaves the building board by Westquay Captain   Posted: 26 days ago
Hi all, I have this afternoon released my model of the Victorian Class C Cutter, "Vanity", from her building board. First surprise was how light it is! I really can't believe how light. Being a plank-on-edge craft she is very deep draughted and with such a light weight she should be able to carry her ballast internally which is much the preferable way for me. Now the really hard stuff begins. Preparing the inside of the hull to take the strains of the various bits of standing rigging, somewhere to fix my patent dual sail winch and get the deck all levelled and cambered correctly. She had a very complex deck, with teak covering boards joggled round the bulwarks, which were simply extensions of her doubled oak frames, then narrow boards (on the model 3/16th") deck panks which follow the covering boards as all good yachts should, but unusually, Vanity did not have a King plank and so there is no joggling of the inner ends of the planks, but they must, of course, all meet perfectly. The deck furniture was also rather splendid as she had a roundhouse aft, glazed and several companionways and deck lights, plus the usual Samson post and bitts. Her tiller was a huge lump of mahogany about 6 feet long. The level of woodwork throughout was like this:- That's how she looked when I lived aboard her in Burnham-on-Crouch She was like this when sailing Cheers, Martin

Scale Sail Association by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
I heartily agree about the 'Footies', seems a bit of a waste of time to me, but what do I know? Only contact I had with model yacht kit was using a sail winch for the paravane winch on my destroyer HMS Hotspur. That's the original in my profile pic BTW. 😎

Scale Sail Association by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 27 days ago
or maybe this guy, a Yorkshireman who emigrated to the US and married. Ah True Love! Seems he continued his model yacht business there. 😎

Crash Tender planking by Westquay Captain   Posted: 29 days ago
Thanks Rob. I was kind of assuming that was the case and I don't blame you in the least. I loved planking a model yacht I made for the guy who part owns Cosworth. It was a Luna 50 and thank heavens the guy who had started the model had glued black ebonising veneer to pieces of a very light coloured mahogany, so all I had to do was cut correct sized planks on the circular saw and I had built in caulking lines! But yachts ain't service vessels, so I figures planking might be fanciful, but don't it look good?! I see from that drawing (and where DO you get these things) that the after deck is double layered and the cockpit floor appears to be planked athwartships, but we can only assume the illustrator has it right, but having been a technical illustrator in the days of pens and skill it was often tempting to "soup up" a drawing. But thanks for both those views. I have shamelessly stolen them! Cheers, Martin

Sabrina by Inkoust Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Model yachts of 70 years, motor 2 pcs 600 pcs Battery 2 3000 mA. super ride

DIVA by Inkoust Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
[Score: 9/10] 22"/800g DIVA Capable of 12mph and a runtime of 30mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 30mm) Direct Drive to a MIG 600 (3 Blade) Powered by LiPoly (7.4v) 4Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through TURNIGY (20Amps) ESC - Comments: Celo wooden cabin of RC model yachts from 60. . Function controlled by the engine and rudder. The kit is not. The hull of the several belts oplaňkováním plating.1:25 scale

DIVA by Inkoust Admiral   Posted: 2 months ago
Stvebnice-wood model yachts of 60 years. The drive motor 1 pcs 600 pcs 1 LIPO 4000 mA. Excellent driving characteristics, very stable boat. Originally osazemo 1 pc motor 400 but was weak and burned.

Help required please. by chippy Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 months ago
I'm wondering if anyone has built a model of the Bering motor yacht "Mila"? Drawing MM2068 from my hobby store. There was a short article about it in Model Boats Mag Dec 2011. This will be my next project and will be a plank on frame, but I'm not in a hurry just yet to get it completed. Any help or advice gratefully recieved. Thanks for reading.

Perkasa 49 inch by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Neodym magnets are excellent for holding hatches, decks etc in place. I have just sourced a selection from ebay and bought two 10x10mm. had not considered using as a rescue aid but these magnets are exceptionally strong and once attached are very difficult to remove so certainly up to rescuing a model. We sail many yachts and it can be difficult to find a safe attachment without causing damage. I do hope you keep us posted on the automation of you features. On water shots are always good especially if they capture other models on the water. Dave