Thanks Donnie, much appreciated👍 😊 Not so much a build as a renovation but she's not doin' so bad for 55! Spent the last coupla days cutting and trimming 3 of the 5 windows out of 3mm perspex, not as simple as I'd imagined - but that's another update 😉 Like to think that Dad's lookin' down and approves. BTW: can you still buy the E-Z connectors? Still have a few but would be good to know where to get some more. Cheers Doug 😎
Thanks very much MT, 😊 I may not be quick but I do try to be thorough! Used to drive my boss nuts, but I got results 😉 Yep, saw that in Model Boats ( I have a digital subscription - disadvantage is that I don't get the free plans 😭) nice subject - good luck 👍 Will watch your progress with interest. Next job for me is to cut out the windows from 3mm green tinted plexi (or acrylic) 'glass'. Last step to make the Sea Scout waterproof. If the weather holds up I will drive down to Garmisch, ca 100km south of Munich, on Saturday to meet up with Krampus, from this site; for sea trials of the Sea Scout. Wish me luck, or 'Hals und Bein-bruch' (Break neck and leg!) as the locals say 😲 After 33 years I still haven't figured out why 🤓 Yesterday experimented with printable decal sheets for the nameplates! Watch this space!!! 😉 Ciao, Doug 😎
A became a very short test 🤔 The wind came from the worst possible corner today and were too strong so the model leaded over due tot he wind so not worth risking it too much, there will be another day 😎
My Gina was a little tender in the water.When you get yours ready do a sail in calm weather.We had to take down the mainsail but in the wind she was still leaning and taking water on the deck.One member commented that it looked so real with the water coming out of the scuppers.No water was noticed when I brought her in to check the innards.
Hi Donnie, Yep, we had 25°C (Plus!) here yesterday😎, should be warm next week as well but I still have to fit windows to make her waterproof, and a brass or alu U channel to protect the keel. Ciao, Doug
6mm lime wood planks from Krick and 4mm tap from Conrad arrived on Wednesday so Full Speed Ahead. This time formers were made from the 6mm lime so no bending or slitting required, new piece of mahogany cut so that this time no inserts left an right were needed. 😊 Formers attached using Rocket cyano and a bag of clamps and left overnight. The 'Riva' tank filler caps were tapped 4mm and appropriate holes bored in the deck piece. Neodymium magnets attached to forward edge. Deck fitted and trimmed in situ for flush fit all round. Transom got scratched during this process so will need a respray🤔 Underside sealed with two coats of EzeKote and sealing / varnishing / lacquering process started on the topside. Last two pics show current status; So Far So Good.😉 Next step; fit windows made of 3mm green tinted acrylic 'glass', which also arrived Wednesday. Will now have to start thinking about what to do in the cockpit 😲 All I have so far is a 25mm ship's wheel. Furniture building is not exactly my Forte! First time for everything I suppose! Suggestions gratefully received!! Ciao for now, Doug 😎 Almost forgot! While waiting for varnish to dry I tackled an old problem with the rudder. Namely; asymmetric rudder throw caused by the rather bulky connecting rod binding on the rudder arm! Suddenly remembered I still had some E-Z Connectors from old aircraft days. Been hanging around for 35 years or so waiting for something to do! So replaced the old plastic linkage with 1mm spring steel rod and two E-Z connectors. Works a treat 😊
Dont have any hair to lose the wind blew the wrong way about 40years ago ,thought i might ask for a NHS syrup (wig) or two just to confuse everyone ,good lady is standing by with the eyebrow pencil I'm seeing visions of looking like a clown or more like a clown than usual. Cheers Marky
[Score: 10/10] 26"/2000g DF65 Powered by NiMH (6v) 1Amp/h Batteries - Comments: The DF65 range of yachts by Joysway are an exciting introduction into sailing a racing yacht. Easy to sail, not too expensive and you can change the rigs in about 5 minutes as the weather dictates. I also sai lother yachts incuding my IOM Class but the DF65 is so easy to transport in the car to the lake. I usually use either my A or A+Rigs and find them perfectly acceptable for a lot of wind ranges on an inland lake but you may need to change down to a B rig if you sail in exposed locations. There is a great racing scene around the country and internationally as the DF 65 and DF 95 in their own special class or within the RG 65 class.
Hi MouldBuilder, I have been using a car window washer pump for about 15 years in my fire boat with out problems. Sourced mine from local scrap yard, cost me 50p for two, second went into another boat 2 years ago. Both boats running on 9.6 volt nicads. Cheers Colin.
yes also building one A lot of work to complete yet. Fitted with 2x mfa 6/1 motors and bow thruster ,kort nozzle, becker rudders,all windows fitted with individual glazing a lot of time consuming, still a lot to do
👍Swastika not even allowed for scale accuracy Doug? in Italian that phrase is Possiate avera sempre un valore della mani di acqua sotto la vostra chiglia. I think that's right cause despite my name my Italian is rubbish. It actually starts with may the wind always fill your sails and there be a hands width etc etc. My surname is Mantova which is the Italian spelling of Mantua. A city in NE Italy and is where Romeo spent his exile for killing Tybalt. Also where the opera Rigoletto is set with the Naughty Duke of Mantua causing Rigoletto to kill his own daughter. A role I have portrayed a couple of times. Very best regards Signor.👍😊😉
Mornin' Peter, That's the motto /greeting of model boaters here!😁 kinda makes sense. Instead of Umlauts (or diphthongs!) ae = ä, ue = ü, oe = ö are also allowed under the new 'Rechtschreibung' 😉 One way you can use the real Umlauts with an English keyboard is to- Open a new Winword (doc) file and use Insert - Symbol to create a file of the Umlauts which you can then copy into any mail of other text doc. Etwas umständlich aber geht 👍 You can also load a Language Pack to Windows to change the keyboard; but then you have to remember what's where😲 😡 E.g. amongst others z and Y will be swapped so you have a QWERTZ keyboard instead of QWERTY 🤔 Landsberg is a nice town, picturesque, good restaurants and no hectic good for an 'Ausflug' 😊 When were you in Munich? (aka münchen😉) Ciao Doug 😎 (Schlaflos in München!)
do it!! I regretted it the minute I had finished my 4 footer. So this is a 3 foot boat, glass hull (cant remember where it came from) the rest is scratch. Superstructure plastic, with ply formers etc, virtually all fittings hand made from brass. Davit worked, windows opened (inc rear ones) and so on. Sadly he passed away prior to paint, so I finished it, and returned to his wife in a glass box.