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Thames sailing barge Capricorn by tomarack Commander   Posted: 26 days ago
I decided to publish here my simplified plan of Thames sailing barge Capricorn, original plan (Champion class barge)from H.I.Chapelle was adapted for my needs, considering my options. Rigging reconstructed on the basis of barges plans and photos on the Internet. The model was built according to this plan. Greetings Tom

Theo 2 by SelwynWilliams Admiral   Posted: 28 days ago
I have a yacht that has been in the family since the 50s at least, I must fix the missing rigging.

MV TEAKWOOD by RHBaker Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Most of the deck equipment such as winches and bollards, is standard freighter fare. The deck layout is typical of a vessel of this type and vintage, as are the masts and rigging. There will be little of interest to report until the first water test is planned in about 6 weeks when will get access to an indoor pool.Will hold any further blog updates until then unless something unusual occurs .

Clearing out my fleet! by PhilCo Apprentice   Posted: 2 months ago
Job lot, one buyer only! I need the garage space back! 3 x Radio 10 Raters - two have 1 rig & winches, 2 FG & 1 Wood 1 x Complete IOM - 1 Rig & whirlwind winch FG 2 x IOM hulls only - 1 Planked & 1 very light FG & carbon fin 1 x Marblehead - complete FG Red - 1 x rig winch rx 1 x Planked hull 58" (6M ?) Graham Bantock 1 Rig & winch 1 x 1950's A-Boat (FG & Huge!) Rigging very old & original 2 x Hulls & original mould for 50's A-Boat + 3 x steel keels 1 x Victoria Class - Rigging in peices as I was going to CF it. 1 x Another kit in a box 675 class or something? 1 x Fleetwood Flyer - two suits no radio gear Various Futaba radios, servos & other oddments. May also throw in a couple of old air-planes. A rig for measuring the IOM hulls. An old Tony Abel winch... Serious clearout, may find more bits. It's not that modern & some will need a bit of fettling but grab yourself a substantial number of models! Difficult to get pictures as the garage is rammed full,but I have a few I am asking a reasonable £500 for the lot. Buyer to collect from Burnham, South Bucks nr Jcn 7 M4

Flying fish Corel. by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 2 months ago
What are you rigging? Post some photos or give a link to the model.🤗

Flying fish Corel. by Barbwilde Apprentice   Posted: 2 months ago
Anyone else had problems rigging this? Instructions are vague to say the least, and I am making it up as I go along. This girl would appreciate any help, thanks x x

Billing Boats - Junior Progress- J502 by Ron Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Yes I see what you mean about needing removable rigging. You opened the deck exactly where I figured would be best do the job. The new mini rc gear similar to the Footy hardware will fit nicely. A small brushed motor would be my choice too. Did you use lead shot for ballast? Such in the attached photo?

Billing Boats - Junior Progress- J502 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 months ago
Yes you can. It's small so not much room to get access and the rigging needs to be removeable. I have one that I converted almost 20 years ago and it sailed OK. Should be easier to fit out now as the rc gear, ESC and batteries are available in much smaller formats. Should fit well in your small pond, I don't really have anywhere safe to sail mine, hence the disrepaiur. I am attaching some photos of its present condition. Needs some restoration but hopefully shows what is possible. I used a small maxxon motor and a large brass prop over scale but it worked. The acess is via the removable cabin and the battery fits in a tray towards the front. The rx and esc fitted above the rudder servo. Have fun and please share your build.

Motor problem by RichardSReade Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 3 months ago
I looked at the Cornwall model site and saw that, what i have decided to do is to leave the two Ni cad batteries in situ and I have weighed the rear/mid section lead weight and it is just 56 grams heavier than the 12 volt 7 amp/h lead acid alarm battery so I will use the 12 volt battery and ditch the lead, the weight of the boat will be the same, I also trimmed the lead at the front end so the bow will come up a fraction more. I have taken the prop of and measured it to be a 55mm, so I am going to fit the water intake, hopefully with some advice from the forum "techys"as to the position, in the photos this is where I can fit it so it is out of the way of the rudder and prop.what do you reckon, I can then get a suitable motor with a water jacket which will be happy to run on 12 volt with enough power not to get hot turning a 45 to 50 mm two blade "x" prop, as suggested by pmdevlin, I may get the Lloydsman up and running as all that needs is dusting of and batteries charging up, (two 12 volt 7amp/h in parallel) and the receiver from the commander fitted although I have not floated it I bought it as a complete working model in 2015, so it is about time it came out of dry dock, also I can look to repairing the rigging and finishing the Odessy Yacht I bought at the same time as the Llyodsman also in dry dock.

rig & sails by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 months ago
I used to live on the Wirral and had friends worked in Cammell Lairds. I do believe they also built in a similar fashion and it's not uncommon to see modifications made as the build progresses and local knowledge and skillsets make minor adjustments. They were all skilled tradesmen and fitters who took pride in the ships they built. Many Thames barges are now in private ownership and will have been modified to suit the current owner. Museums usually have beautiful scale replicas but for a sailing model more practical solutions are required and on the water with sails attached the rigging will hardly be noticeable. I am looking forward to seeing your model on the water.

Robbe Sirius RS32 by Radiosailor Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 months ago
[Score: 5/10] 36"/2300g Robbe Sirius RS32 - Comments: I bought this kit as a ARTS kit, but immidiately threw out the 40Mhz transmitter, keel and supplied stays. I updated her with a 2.4Ghz Spekrtum transmitter, gave het 0.1mm x 19 new stays(standing rigging) and equipped her with a deeper keel in carbon with a hightech - like an modern TP52 yacht - shaped lead torpedo. Stockmaritime had some upgrading parts available at the time I build her. I also replaced the steel rod connecting the rudderlinkage to the sero by a carbon rod. Te only upgrade which still has to be carried out is replacing all the aluminium spars for EXEL cruise 8 carbon spars. All modifications help to increase uprting moment and upwind performance. The boat really sails very good, altough the mainsaillead could benefit from a upgrade as well. (it has jsut a bit too much resistance and the material has a too small diameter resulting in extra wear on the mainsheet.) This sailboat is the the fith sailing boat I build, after starting with an overhaul on a friend's vintage Robbe Skandia yacht.(which got me hooked on RC sailing) After that rebuild I've build the Comtesse(Robbe), Seawind(Kyosho), MicroMagic(Graupner) and then this yacht. Since this build my collection of sailing models grew with addition of a Saudade (Hegi/Revell), Diana (vintage M-class by Robbe), two Rubins (semi scale admirals cup yacht from Graupner) and a Robbe Skandia for myself...

DRAGONFLITE 95 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Joysway models usually sail well straight out the box, once you have managed to fit the rigging! Batteries will usually fail if you have not charged before sailing or you have a servo stalling against its stops on full movement. Nice sailing lake👍

DISMANTLE DARAGONFLITE 95 by Fulvia Apprentice   Posted: 5 months ago
It definitely takes only a few minutes to de-rig both the Dragonflite and Dragonforce to make them easily transportable. We race them in our club, Eastbourne and District Model Yacht Club. ( You just unclip the main and jib sheets, then unhook fore and backstays and the whole rigging just lifts off. There are several rig bags available for storage or it is easy to make your own. There are four different rig sizes available to suit different conditions and in changeable conditions it is possible to change rigs between races.

DISMANTLE DARAGONFLITE 95 by Dave M Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 months ago
Hi Les The kit instruction possibly show the rigging tied to the deck mounts. If you wish to remove you will need to use a clip on type fixing with adjustable bowsies to tension. If you have managed to make contact with a local club I suggest you enlist their help to save time. Dave

DRAGONFLITE 95 RIGGING by Les-Forbes Captain   Posted: 5 months ago
rmwall107 Thank you very much. That would be very helpful. Les Forbes LOVE YOUR DRAGONFLITE 95