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    Veronica
    In the process of making the London Sailing barge Veronica.
    (Yacht) Wee Nip
    As before, different to sail a single sail as compared to a Bermuda rig . Still, it's fun and easy to sail. Cheers. Ken, thanks for the tip to send a picture as well. I know know how to do it, thanks To Doug. (ESC: Scratch build) (8/10)
    (Yacht) Wee nip.
    Made from plans, single sail, totally different to sail than normal Bermuda sail rig, but sails well. (8/10)
    (Yacht) Dragon force, micro magic, one metre,
    Sails well. They all sail well, depending on the wind (Motor: Wind.) (8/10)
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    26 minutes ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Getting there slowly, I’ve been away for a few days, looking forward to getting back to her.cheers Martin.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica
    3 hours ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looking forward to it Nerys,,,
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    πŸ“ Veronica
    13 hours ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    In the process of making the London Sailing barge Veronica.
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    πŸ“ Open day
    13 hours ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Open day event all welcome, toilets available ( little walk away) cafe adjacent the lake, parking available at side of the lake, bring your gazebo set up on grass, sorry, no ic or steam models on the water.

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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    13 hours ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Fuse wire can be used to help thread sheeting lines through small holes. Bend the fuse wire over to make a loop, pass the loop through the hole your trying to get the sheeting line through put your sheeting line through the loop, then pull the fuse wire back through the hole, and this will pull the sheeting line through the hole.
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    πŸ“ Hints and Tips.
    13 hours ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    So simple, yet brilliant, I too can relate to knocking over pots of glue and paint jars. Thank you.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica build. London sailing barge
    14 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes, that sounds about right , thank you.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Veronica build. London sailing barge
    14 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you Colin
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    πŸ“ Veronica build. London sailing barge
    14 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Veronica , planking completed, but now is the time for filler (plenty needed).
    When is the best time to fill the gaps? Onto the bare wood, or after applying the resin coat.? Cheers in advance,, Ken
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    πŸ“ Rivets
    14 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    How are you getting on with your choice of rivits, when you have chosen your option and done a few rivits, can we see the result please? Good hunting.
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Rivets
    21 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    I’ve just had a look , and I’m impressed!
    Thank you for the link. Ken
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    21 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Martin, we where all new starters at one time, and glad of any help.
    Cheers mate and good look, never be to scared to ask, and remember,,, no question is a silly question.
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    πŸ“ Rivets
    22 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Sorry I’ve just scrolled down and read the same idea from another reply,,from redpmg
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    πŸ“ Rivets
    22 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Raid the wife’s sewing box, and borrow a few pins ,, hehe.
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    πŸ“ What could this Hull be for?
    23 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looks like the shape of a lifeboat?
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    πŸ“ Hints & Tips
    24 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    There is always new ways to do a job, ways to make what you are making easier, how many times have we said, didn’t think of doing it that way? I’m all for a hints and tips section.
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    πŸ“ South West Ship Show
    24 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Nice report Nerys, wish I had gone myself now, I did have an invite from Rob , to go with him, along with Andy, but I had decided not to take up his offer of a lift with them,, that will teach me to say no in future, I’m glad you and Alice enjoyed the show, and well done to the organisers.
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    πŸ“ Veronica
    26 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes Doug, it should have been, I think a little bit of senior moment comes to mind,, lol. Cheers
    Ken.
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    πŸ“ Veronica
    26 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Here we go , bottoms up,,, planking started, now to get the filler, hehe.
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    πŸ“ Old Model Marine Motors...
    26 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yep, fully agree, can’t find it, buy a new one then find the tool you where looking for,,, been there, done that got the tee shirt,
    Ps, how come the wife hasn’t touched it, yet will say have you looked in the ??, and there it is,,hehe.love her really.

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    πŸ“ Old Model Marine Motors...
    26 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Surprising how things mount up , things you’ve missed for ages, oh look here it is , how did that get there, lol.Before you know it , you have a collection.
    Nice to see them out again.
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    πŸ“ Motor, speed controller
    29 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Yes Nerys, but tell her not to put them away yet,, it may be a while before I get it on the drawing board,
    Cheers for now,, Ken
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    πŸ“ Motor, speed controller
    29 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Cheers Dogdy geezer, I think I have a good idea now of what is needed, cheep, cheerful simple about 18/24” long. I too like components gear, and will probably use their gear for this project.,,many thanks for your feedback. Cheers , Ken

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    πŸ“ Motor, speed controller
    29 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Doug, that sounds about right, yep , kiss is what I had in mind, plus the cc,,, now to the drawing board.
    Cheers Doug.
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    πŸ“ Motor, speed controller
    29 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thank you John, looks an interesting idea. I’ve not thought of.
    Cheers
    Ken
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    πŸ“ Motor, speed controller
    29 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi DodgyGeezer, don’t know yet that’s the information I’m after. Cheers mate, Ken.
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    πŸ“ Motor, speed controller
    29 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi Doug, thank you for your reply, I’ve not made it yet mate, just trying to get details before I start to design and make, it needn’t be a large build, probably about 24” at most, single screw, the simpler the better.
    Cheers for now,,,Ken
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    πŸ“ Motor, speed controller
    29 days ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi all, can someone recommend a motor/speed controller for a rescue boat please, not needed to be fast, just need the torque, many thanks,, ken.

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    πŸ’¬ Re: Mk1 Micro Magic
    1 month ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Green and mean ?? Lovely.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMY Britannia model- maiden voyage
    1 month ago by KenThompson ( Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Looking good Harvey, she is sailing well.
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