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3rd hand boat Through an amazing co-incidence I know the builder. This video was a test of it in water for the first time with me at the helm. I was pleased it went well. I will put in in my harbour soon.
[Score: 6/10] 19" Pudsey Capable of 3mph and a runtime of 120mins Direct Drive to a Mother nature Powered by NiMH (6v) 13Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Acoms 27hz Yellow ESC - Comments: This little Yacht was built as a RC boat from a modified plan for a free sailing pond yacht, Built by the Late Ken of our group who built 6 of these little craft but only completed 2 of them both in my ownership. Pudsey is a bit special as it represents the children in need charity which operates in the UK. Pudsey is a Yellow bear with a spotted eye patch which is represented in the boats livery and special sails. Sail's handmade by Ken's widow Joan. Not the fastest boat in my fleet but another popular with the public boat.
Hi All, I am Bryan a sailor with the Chichester Model boat group. The site wouldn't let me use Bryan so I had to add the pirate to register on the site. Look in my harbour for the explanation of the pirate bit. My Boats are mostly sail powered but I do have a torpedo boat and two tugs and a few projects including steam powered boats. I do like the site and have found the advice given very helpful.
I am using a laptop running windows 10. No idea why but can only select one photo at a time. anyway back to the main point why not message those who have not posted a photo with a can we see your boat request? Some may have thought I must get a decent photo them forgot.
It may be the user interface is a bit clunky, I am very new on here and have found the drop boxes difficult if the model is a yacht rather than a powered boat. The photo upload only allows one photo at a time. On the Main point I agree a photo speaks a thousand words and is far better than just words however eloquent the author is.
[Score: 7/10] 34" Blue Pearl Capable of 4mph and a runtime of 120mins Direct Drive to a Mother Nature Controlled Through accoms 27Mhz ESC - Comments: A 1970's built sailing barge now masquerading as a pirate ship and giving an explanation to my user name.
Not quite a build as I found it on Ebay but I have added to it. The barge was build in the 1970's and was very well made. Design is unknown to me but I first assumed it was a thames barge based on the sail layout. I was so convinced I dyed the sails red and built some false side keels. Then I saw another model thames barge, it was longer and narrower with a slightly different sail set up. So here I was a sailing barge with red sails that wasn't what I had thought it was. What else do you do apart from making it fun.
[Score: 8/10] 30" Serenity Capable of 6mph and a runtime of 120mins Direct Drive to a Mother nature Controlled Through Futaba 27Mhz ESC - Comments: A wooden yacht that I am told is based on a fiesta (but presumably not the ford version) A fast and responsive sail and enjoyable. It had sticky back plastic deck accesses but I disliked them and made up balsa hatch covers instead, varnished in clear varnish they are more pleasing to my eye despite the lessening of water protection. can anyone recognise the design?
Your keel shape is a bit longer but very similar Here is some info I have gleaned. Full scale 8 Metre boats - meaning 8 metres at the waterline - go back to around 1907 and they proved extremely popular with around 140 being built around Europe during the first seven years alone. It was a time of very rapid boat development and equally rapid evolution of class rules. At one stage 'Metre Boats' were allowed one foot of beam for every metre of waterline length, a possibly unique combination of metric and imperial in an International Rule. Current 8M boats derive from a model obtained 5-10 years ago by Robin Edgar and Alan Woodroffe of the Southwater Dabblers MBC who thought it was based on a J-Class. However, it was later found that what they had was a model of a Fife 8 Metre instead. In any event, the boat remained of great interest because the hull shape and relatively low draught makes it an excellent choice for shallow waters and especially for ponds with bad weed. They used the model to create some 50+ hulls. Can you tell me more about your mini 12
[Score: 10/10] 40" Enterprise Capable of 8mph and a runtime of 120mins Direct Drive to a Mother nature Controlled Through Acoms ESC - Comments: I love this 8 meter yacht,sail number K91 It has a great keel shape allowing weed to be ignored most of the time. Built by the southwater dabblers a while back and has been through a few owners before I brought her. Moves in the lightest of winds and copes with large gusts too. Am improvement on the basic model is the larger rudder allowing superb control (unless I get distracted!) Deck is lined in wood with a cabin top allowing access to the inner workings. I am running it on a acoms 27Mhz set as it has never let me down I can see little point in changing it to 2.4 Ghz The only thing I have done is added some portholes and a wheel to make it more realistic. As can be seen in last photo not all weed can be ignored!!!
Now you all know where we sail and drive our boats I think you need to know we gather together about 10:30 every Sunday. Come and have fun with us if you are brave enough to enjoy our friendly banter.😊
This is an 8 rater built by the dabblers club and been through a few owners at Chichester model boat group. These yachts are superb at ploughing over the odd bit of weed without it getting stuck on the keel. There are many of these in the group,