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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billings Smit Nederalnd
    17 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    This is a Dutch tug, so the crew do not need ladders for anything - they are Flying Dutchmen!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Chris Craft Cobra
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    With all the comments on the super cars, I see little comment on such a superb finish and beautiful looking boat River Rat. If your cars are as polished as the boat, people will need very dark sun-glasses to avoid the glare from the shine.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Filming "Dinghy Dan"
    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Brilliant, sails and looks excellent - love the first few frames showing the dinghy scale against the liner behind!!๐Ÿคฃ

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Topaz 60" J class yacht
    21 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Beautiful - just shows what a fabulous hull design the J's had that she sails so well in such a light wind. That is one yacht to be very proud of.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 60" J class yacht with Genoa in +/-10 mph winds
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    An awesome build, which is obviously well balanced to see her tack on a sixpence. With all your skills, I expect to see the next incarnation with either a hoisting spinnaker or star cut?!!!!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    ๐Ÿ“ RaIngaIV
    26 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    That is one beautiful sight Rogal118 - look forward to a full video. She really looks elegant and well balanced.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    What size is my boat? My dinghy is too small for a pump so has a bucket - the yachts I race are too deep for a bucket so have a bilge pump - my model boats are small enough to be tipped upside down and drain any water out!!!!!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Certainly in the UK some of the Thames barges had engines fitted very early as a means to help them up some of the narrow east coast inlets where sailing was almost impossible. Also helped them around some of the awkward east coast tides restricting when then could load and unload.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    There is seldom a stupid question - most of the time that "stupid" question is the one that everyone else wants asked, but are not brave enough to do it themselves.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bilge motor
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Isaac - why not disconnect the water input from outsidce the hull, and create an input from the lowest part of the hull internally. Then when all the top hamper is on, and there is a bit of water in the bottom of the hull, you have a pump ready to pump thde internals dry?

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Port, red, left - the 3 shortest word options compared with starboard, green, right๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Some Stays In
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Now that is the sort of worshop and space we all need - lovely piece of work on the boat, hope it sails as well as it looks.

    ๐Ÿ“ How ro make a high speed boat model ?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Can't we just hobby in peace without having to look out for these chancers?๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Tinkering
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Everywhere is getting built on, unless you are in the wilds of somewhere - England is rapidly drowning under concrete in the south, and I gather many other regions too.

    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Hi ChrisG - absolutely personal choice for material and colour. There are plenty of new built replicas of yachts 100+ years old - some of which clearly look wrong with the wrong colour sails, then you come all the way up to America's cup with black/graphite colours - but then there are probably few of us modellers able to make these pre-preg carbon fibre wings.โ›ตโ›ตโ›ต

    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Chris - all the materials are fine for sails, it depends how you want the sails to look. Manmade fibres look manmade and are great for modern and racing yachts. For older style models, cotton of various forms looks a lot better. The other thing is colour - pure white sails again look odd on older style boats - a pale buff colour often looks better, unless you are into old barge/fishing boat style sails requiring a deep red/rusty colour.

    ๐Ÿ“ Best sail material for yachts ?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Neat bit of sewing there Rogal - you must be well versed in using a sewing machine. The sails look excellent - hope they stretch just right when in use.

    ๐Ÿ“ Have you ever seen a seagull chasing a fast RC model of speedboat?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Brilliant - could be a bit hard to swallow if it could ever catch it!!

    ๐Ÿ“ Steering by compass course
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    As Roycv says, steering a compass course may be difficult to allow for drift and tides - GPS will always be accurate, and on the larger yachts we now do not use paper charts but GPS giving us a detailed chart on a screen in front of us as the helm. I am sure that using some of the GPS and radio units as used on drones, you may get a longer range and view of where you are than with our standard RC units? If outside even this range you are in uncharted territory.๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ“ We were on Vacation, and passing through Tucson, AZ. Decided to see if Dumas had a showroom.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Not much work, and a helleva lot of distraction. In fact there can't be any work, it is all play!!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Billings Santa Maria
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Beautiful - hope you have plenty of storage and display space!!

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Racing Sparrow
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Superb finish on balsa Grahan93 - did you cover the balsa before painting or just rely on sealing it?

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Really must read the question more carefully - the key word here is circle, and not continent.

    ๐Ÿ“ All alone
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Zwarte Zee had a very qiet time on Sunday at Chichester - cold but bright, and nobody else there. Tried putting in youtube link, but failed, so this is the link -

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Guestbook
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    The other thing to bear in mind, is not just the number of members on the site, but also system storage. Just storing a new members details, even if they never use the site is a miniscule amount of storage, and hence costs. So the time taken for Stephen to clear unused accounts is probably far from cost effective.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Colin - that's why my tug has working water cannon on it - the kids love it, even the big kids! Reminds me of a destroyer at a model show many years ago in Reading UK - the owner was an authorised naval explosives guy, and his destroyer towed a line about 20 feet long, along which he had .22 rifle charges, which could be set off remotely - very spectacular, and just like depth charges, especially when a U boat was on the water at the same time.

    ๐Ÿ“ Sloop Emma
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Sounds like we are looking at a nuclear option - surely we are peaceful model makers????๐Ÿค•๐Ÿค•

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Curving the bulwarks to fit
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Interesting methodology Trident73 - I can see a lot of us now trying to get the right curve, but probably seeing double in the race to get the bottles empty and practice your idea!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ra IngaIV finished ?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    8kg seems quite light Rogal - hope you have left space far enough below the waterline for more lead, it would be a shame to spoli her beautiful lines with external weight!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ra IngaIV finished ?
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Brilliant Rogal, you should be very proud of the finished work - what was her final all up weight?



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