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>> Home > Tags > sail

Emma C Berry by Northumbrian Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 14 hours ago
their is nothing as graceful as a sail boat👍

Pretend deck planking by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Steve, something like a 2B pencil is a good density, but keep it sharp. If you like a nice contrast then a fine fibre point marker pen would do it. Bear in mind that most sailing boats had planks that followed the edge of the boat whereas motor boats had straight planks that follow the king plank down the middle. On a sail boat the curved planks joggle into the king plank in a variety of patterns, all tedious to draw! I lived on a Victorian racing yacht for a few years and its deck planks were, oddly, straight, so it ain't a golden rule. They leaked so bad I had a Gamalan orchestra of pots and pans catching the drips until the deck "took up" and stopped leaking, then the sunshine would shrink em all again for the next rain shower. I would draw the planks on before you glue that ply deck down. So much easier. Cheers, Martin

Sunset sailing by Gregg Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 3 days ago
Our club recently held a sunset sailing session, its surprising how a cheap set of battery powered lights from a pound shop can add yet another world to r/c boat sailing, so why not have a go at your club too, great fun cheap to do and once finished, you can remove the lights ready for regular sailing.

Pretend deck planking by steve-d Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 3 days ago
My sailboat will have a birch ply deck which I would like to mark making it look like it is planked. What is the best method? Thanks

Veron Vosper F.P.B. 52" by jonryan Seaman   Posted: 4 days ago
Hello everyone, Disclosure: I'm not a sailor type! I fly things (badly...), but have acquired, as part of a loft clearance, an unstarted kit of the above. No idea what it's worth! Any interest? Looks in pretty good nick, unstarted as far as I can see, plans, build sheets &c, &c. Pics to follow.

deck planks by hammer Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 4 days ago
All work on T. C. stopped for a wile. I have 7 boats after the summer sailing none are seaworthy. Repairs WILL TAKE SOME TIME.

Maree III sharpie 10 Rater by steve-d Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 5 days ago
Maree III is a 10 Rater Sharpie design by A Wilcock dating back to 1958. MM plan MM/504. I first built her in 1996 but as with all these things family life got in the way or changed and I stopped taking her out. At some point I must have sold her but I can’t remember how or when. A few weeks back I decided to build something again and found the original plans under the bench so where better to start than there. I also found the MM Plans catalogue which is how I found the first date (Plan ordered 06/08/1996 pencilled in the margin). The original design does not have a bulb keel but I have decided mine will but not with the narrow carbon fin as used on the latest boat designs. She is also not for competition so I plan to include a cabin top for a more ‘scale’ appearance. Must give my thanks early on for the help I have had from David Creed who researched some old plans to find me a suitable design for the bulb keel but with a quite broad fin. As a result I have now made a plug for the bulb and a box in which to make the silicone mould. I have also cut out all the rib moulds so I can start laying up the hull. It is a monocoque design so these are just to build the hull shape. There will then only be a couple of ribs around the keel mount and mast step to add strength in those areas. Been buying materials but it is not easy as the plans have very little info on the sails and rigging.

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Here's the sails. New rigging cord arrived today too. Martin

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Here's the yacht after the first coat of red enamel and the keel sprayed with self etch primer ready for the green later, but it's raining, dammit! Martin

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Haha, it would Bryan as I can't get into big square riggers. Too much for this bear of little brain to retain. Martin

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Bryan-the-pirate Captain   Posted: 5 days ago
The Star yacht is looking great. I was Thinking a Tea clipper would probably leave you browned off.😁

Another toy pond yacht???? by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Colin, my sails were so much worse than those, but I can't tell where yours are rotten. If they're just dirty, Vanish for a day or so works a treat. Martin

Another toy pond yacht???? by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 5 days ago
Hi Colin, Martin's Missus'll sort out the sails for you no sweat! She's just been elected 'Sail Restorer Master (Mistress?😲) Chief'. 😁😁 App loaded the photos OK !? Cheers, Doug 😎

Another toy pond yacht???? by Colin H. Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
Picked this baby up on freecycle, hull length is 19" with a beam of 4". Will need a good clean up and repaint sails are a bit rotten so will need to be replicated. Mast and booms are okay, just need to be cleaned up before refitting. Now I need to find out what make and model it is also don't know what colour it should be as the person who gave it said it had been repainted at least twice in the last 25 years. Sorry but the app is not uploading photo's. Cheers Colin.

Cleaning sails, toy yachts, etc.... by Westquay Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 6 days ago
My wee red boat after a rub down and a file/sand on the steel keel. This morning I painted the red with HMG enamel and got the green mixed in the same make enamel by my wonderful chap at Kett's Auto Paints. The mast came in two parts, so I did a slight scarf and glued it. When the joint is well set, I'll make a splint and set it in prior to a rub down and a good waxing. The steel (tinplate) parts came with the predictable rust, but with my selection of scrapers and chisels made of broken and worn Swiss files I was able to scrape most of it off back to reasonable shiny steel. The out of shapeness needed only a clout with a cold chisel type of bodywork tool in the right places to restore it to original shape. Loops were filed to lose most of their rust, but not replaced. They'll be Vaselined as a form of anti rust, waterproofing. I have some new 1.3mm cord coming from Caldercraft. I just hope I can remember how it was rigged. I ain't great with knots. The sails were absolutely filthy with some sort of oil based grime, but my dear bride sorted them out with Vanish and a good hand wash. Pics of those tomorrow. I love this stuff.! Martin