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>> Home > Tags > rigging

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 4 days ago
Ships boat continued The ships boat is almost complete now have got the floor and seats fixed in place ready for sanding and sealing. have got some more of the rigging completed just a few more bits to do before fitting the sails. thanks Doug for your kind words

Vanity, Victorian Cutter by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 9 days ago
Thanks, I used to make top end model furniture for the Home Miniaturists. It's my way of finding a connection with my cabinet maker Granddad, who was a big model boat fan too, in fact he was a founder member of the Victoria Model Steamboat Club. She is 48x9x11 plus bowsprit. Height of rig is about 4 feet also. And yes the fitting on the keel is a piece of ally box section cut in half so it becomes U section, drilled through at equal spacing for the fin keel. Then the U section is screwed with brass screws and Marineflex sealer/adhesive to the keel, which is all solid hardwood. I did my sums and gave up, so once she was waterproof I put her in my son's fish pond and kept piling stuff in until she floated on her marks. Rigging won't be that heavy, but I made an allowance for it. Once it was floating right it turned out to need 14 1/2lbs. of ballast. BUT, that's inside. On the end of a 15" inch(ish) fin it will be less. I have 2 half bulbs cast by my other son in his back garden from my patterns. They will be bolted to the fin and faired in. Cheers, Martin

Radio in a yacht by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 10 days ago
when it comes to rigging yachts using a drum winch you will need line tensioners to keep the rigging line from coming of the drum and to use the old push me pull me set up ie the control line is in a loop starting and finishing at the winch drum this pic shows the winch drum in my mascotte and you can see the two spring tensioners for the control line and you can also see the exit and entry points for the control line. i use 50lb carb fishing line for the control wire

Radio in a yacht by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi all, Whilst I can make almost anything, I have absolutely no idea how to install modern R/C gear in a model, much less a yacht. I have an Orange Rx which has 6 channels for some reason, but I only need 2. BTW, when did functions become channels? I grew up with proportional being 2 channels per function. Anyway, that's a 2.4 doodah. I have a GWS sail winch a drum jobbie. I also have a few different servos for the rudder, but I don't know what voltage they are. I will stuff 4 pen cells in a holder and therefore get 4.8 volts, is that right? This will all fit a treat on a removable piece of ply which I can secure with a slider at one end and a wingnut at tother. Said ply with all gear will slide through the main companionway with that item removed. So, how do I know which servos will work for steering? Will they work with a 2.4 Gg set? Or must I buy new? Will the Rx be OK sited near the battery pack and servos? And how the hell does one "bind" the Tx to the Rx? I've had the Tx for 3 years and it ain't yet out of its box. It's a Spektrum Dx5e. I'm using NiMhs in the battery pack as I don't understand LiPos and will only be using the yacht occasionally. And I can charge NiMhs with a wall charger. I have fancy metallic blue thing that does everything, but the Chenglish instructions defeated me, so it hasn't been out of its box either. (Get the impression I ain't big on working models, folks?) Any info/instructions/encouragement gratefully recieved. And anything helpful about rigging the damned thing under the deck is welcome too! No idea where to start there. I have very limited space through companionways and deck lights which are all removable, but smallish, if evenly spaced. Cheers, Martin

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 24 days ago
That looks great.You certainly work faster than I do.I'm not much in the rigging department.Maybe in the future I'll try.Again,good job.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 24 days ago
At last 95% of the rigging is now complete and I can now announce that it's ready to start fitting the sails 👍 I do still need to decide how to attach the sails so I can de-sail her for transportation.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 25 days ago
thanks figtree7nts and Donnieboy i purchased the anchor from cornwall model boats, i tend to use these for most of my fittings orders as 99% of time they have in stock although they had to order the rigging blocks in for me due to the quantity needed.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Nice job on the deck planking.Rigging is progressing nicely.Very tedious.lovely work.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 25 days ago
Great job on the eye splices. and of course the rigging! Question where did you get you anchor from?

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 25 days ago
Have had a few days of as it was our clubs AGM last weekend so had a lot of paperwork to sort out. The rigging is coming along now, not rushing this as don't want any mistakes . Each rigging line and block has been stitched using matching thread to the rigging line (pic1) then a length of heat shrink tubing is placed over the stitching (pic2) . Depending how things go over next couple of days I am hoping to have the sails fitted by Monday 😎

Getting ready by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 29 days ago
Wonderful! Only understood the half of it 😲 but was fascinated none the less. Super job 👍 Many years ago I renovated a 15" model of the Parmir for a friend, his Grandad had built it. Even with dozens of photos (pre-digital!🤔) it was a nightmare for me to get all the rigging back on in the right place. Bravo Zulu that man! cheers Doug 😎

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by Donnieboy Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Great progress.As you say it will take time but the effort is worth it.Will be nice to see the rigging complete.As usual it will be a great job.

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
And so it begins the endless spaghetti that is rigging. As I am using rope and not nylon rigging line I will be stitching the ends of the ropes as I go along so this is going to take more time to complete but I think it will be worth the effort. The boom and yardarm are now in place .

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 1 month ago
Way to go man!!! At the risk of becoming monotonous 🤓 Brilliant woodwork and fittings 👍 Did you make the pulleys yourself? Looks like stainless, if so Hat Off Sir 👍👍 PLEASE DON'T PAINT THAT LOVELY CLINKER BOAT!!😲 It would look Soooo good varnished to your usual standard, and I'm pretty sure from the photos of the original that only the canvas cover was blue. Surely the boat itself was varnished. More power to your rigging, Cheers Doug 😎

Bristol pilot cutter mascotte by kmbcsecretary Admiral   Posted: 1 month ago
Hello all have got some more of the rigging points completed and had to re-do the sail control line after dropping my snips onto the line and it caught the edge and nicked it so had to be replaced as no doubt would have snapped once under strain. The ships boat is coming on nicely , have got the stern planked now and have made a start on cleaning up the glue overspill and sanding it down before fitting the floor and seats . Once finished I will be painting the outside of the hull to match the main hull and varnishing the inside with a yacht varnish.