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Hi Sam, Yes, a Monoperm Super I think it is. It is only small as I reckon the original would only have had a small motor. I had issues with getting the rudder to work because the rudder shaft is at an angle. Another thing I'm anticipating is the size of the rudder; it may need to be increased in size. I think that thinking how problems can be overcome is half the fun! Edward
Hi Sam, I guess so. If you want to be technical I suppose you need to think where your centre of gravity is, and where your centre of effort is from the sails etc. Are you going to cast the keel or make it up? Edward
Hi Samnewbie I have a Cariad which is wooden hulled at twice scale. I decided to use a false keel but as I bought the hull completed needed to retro-fit one. I agree with you! If you can fit the tube as early on as possible it will make life a bit easier. My keel needs to be about 12kg and the tube is a couple of inches behind the mast. I am still trying to cast the keel; I'm now on my fourth attempt! I have calculated the keel weight and plan on it being about 1kg lighter than need be. This will allow me to finely trim the boat up once complete. Good luck with yours. Edward
I can only agree with your advice. I have had similar experiences and would like to add, always pay using PayPal. I know Paypal's fees to a seller are high but this shouldn't effect you. Anyway, I'm glad it worked out for you. Edward
Hi, I have a copy which I bought new in the early 70s for 60p! There is no ISBN number. The original was published in 1948 so my version is a reprint from 1971. Aid looks a nice boat which should make an interesting model. I am looking forward to reading how construction proceeds and the techniques you adopt. Good luck with it! Edward
Hi With my sailing pilot cutter Cariad, when the hull was largely complete I put her in the bath an put weights in until the waterline was reached. I then weighed the weights. I then tried to make the bulb keel slightly lighter to allow for trimming. I would make provision for the bulb keel at an early stage of construction. I didn't do this and it was a right pain! Good luck Edward
Hi, I had one of these too although she is now sold. I bought my hull from Greenwich Maritime Models but they are now well gone. She will be an impressive model when finished although personally I would not use an ic engine. Best of luck Edward
Hi Les I enjoy problem solving, in essence. Currently I'm building a twice scale Cariad, a Bristol pilot sailing boat. Currently I have a 12kg bulb keel to cast; I'm on my third attempt! Still, it's fun. I'm interested to hear how you get on with yours. Do you have any drawings you could put on line? Edward
Hi, Looks like fun! I would have thought my first port of call would be the National Maritime Museum then I would try the German equivalent. What scale are you thinking of? If you are going for a small model you could draw your own based on the photos of the boat and her sisters. Good luck Edward
I have never cast resin but am currently casting lead. You need to ensure that you can extract the final product and that you can get the air out of the mould while you are casting. I suggest you look at something like Google or uTube. Alternatively someone on this site may be able to advice you. Whatever you do, please let me know how you get on!