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>> Home > Tags > sailing

Scratch built yacht. by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 4 days ago
Hello Joe Many thanks for the reply and the offer of help. I have built several model boats of different styles and also a 'Bella' yacht kit from Aeronaut. I prefer building plank on frame and find it quite therapeutic especially as I love wood. My next step is to build a beautiful sailing boat hull and the 1mtr style would suit I think. I am not planning to race the boat and might even not rig it but just have the pleasure of the build. If you can help I would be obliged best regards Chris G

Sailing location / sailor by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 7 days ago
Hi Joe, All you have to do is go to. Click on "Model Boat Clubs"! on the left of the website. Then choose the club you are a member of. Then click on "Sail Here"! I believe you then have a chance to print out a paper. Output of sailing at that club! That's It your done! Regards, Ed

Sailing location / sailor by Joe727 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 7 days ago
I am new and can't figure out how to add a sailing location. Saw a note for becoming a Sailor, but can't figure that out either. Please help....Joe

Sailing Barge plans help by Joe727 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 10 days ago
Lemmerhengst, Thank you for the reply, I saw that site and couldn't reach it, thank you for pointing out that they are rebuilding. I'll keep an eye out, looks good. Joe

Sailing Barge plans help by Lemmerhengst Seaman   Posted: 10 days ago
Hello Joe, Try AMBO (google) They are the association of model barge owners and I believe they are based around Maldon, Essex. A great site that is currently under rebuild (like many 12'' to the foot barges!) Good luck with your research. Cheers Lemmerhengst

Sailing Barge plans help by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Joe, Just happened to be trolling by the computer when it honked! 😁 Glad it was useful, don't forget the Build Blog 😉 Have fun, Doug 😎

Sailing Barge plans help by Joe727 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
Hello Doug, Thank you for the quick response! I will probably take the hull lines drawing and create the ribs, etc. Cheers Joe

Sailing Barge plans help by RNinMunich Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 11 days ago
Hi Joe, You should be able to find something here. style='background-color:yellow;'>sailing+barge+plans&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwic8szWkYnfAhVDZVAKHXeMDvAQ1QIoAHoECAQQAQ&biw=1922&bih=953 You might have to do some scaling up though. Happy Hunting, cheers, Doug 😎

Sailing Barge plans help by Joe727 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 11 days ago
I have been intrigued with British sailing work craft and built a 45" Gaff Rigged Falmouth Cutter. Now, I want to build a Thames Sailing Barge, are there any free plans out there (tight budget as I am retired), even just the hull plans would be great. Regards, Joe👍

Sail cloth by Joe727 Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 12 days ago
I build both scale rc racing yachts and some scale gaff rigged cutters...all actually sail RC. I use several different materials, for the cutters, I have found the light spinnaker material from sail shops works great, much lighter than you would expect. I live on the US west coast near many sailing harbors, the sails shops just give me some of their scraps, free! Light weight reinforce, checked pattern, from the local fabrics stores work also. Like a very light windbreaker material. Hope this helps.

top heavy sailboat by Kipper Lieutenant   Posted: 15 days ago
Sailing boats can have a variety of different style keels, so it depends on which type of keel your boat has. Also, just adding weight to the keel will make the boat sit lower in the water, this will make it sluggish, difficult to handle & could cause it to get swamped very easily. If fitted with certain types of keel, it is better to keep the weight as it is & lengthen the keel instead.

Broads River Cruiser Yachts by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 16 days ago
Some pics of a couple of Norfolk Broads sailing yacht classes I have constructed to precise detail externally, which were built on the Broads as holiday hire fleet craft in 1947 and to the present day. One is 1:8 large scale and the other 1:18 scale. The larger scale yacht required a suitable detachable keel bulb for radio control use.

Japonica Model by NorfolkBroads Chief Petty Officer   Posted: 17 days ago
Hi there, Congrats on your purchase. Which Japonica have you purchased, or is she one of the Jasmine [same design], very interested. If your still interested in a Japonica Model, I may well be able to help you as we are looking into re-developing the Broadland Classics model boat kits. However, Japonica would most likely be a static scale display model, with her full sailing dinghy kit included, if we do decide to take on the venture into a new light. Would be good to hear from you and your old classic out there. Cheers

Scratch built yacht. by ChrisG Sub-Lieutenant   Posted: 18 days ago
I am thinking of building a new sailing yacht from plans which I have yet to acquire. I have 8 A4 pages of drawings of a Goth-USOM from Frank Russell 2014, not sure where I got them from and if they are worthy of the time and effort. The size is about right at 1000mm length and about 1500mm deck to masthead. I have had dealings with Nylet in the past and am sure they would be helpful for rigging, sails etc. I plan to plank build the hull onto wooden bulkheads. Although I have built several model boat hulls using this method before I wonder if I could enlist some help or recommendations from any other members of this group ie choice of plans, how to do it books. Many thanks Chris G

SLA question by figtree7nts Fleet Admiral!   Posted: 19 days ago
Hi Colin, Get well soon! So that you may be able to go sailing. This coming Summer! Cheers, Ed