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    ๐Ÿ“ Videos of fantastic sailing trips.
    2 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Wow - no wonder they don't have competitions, nobody could beat some of those models, but then they have some serious transport issues, and presumably repair issues after the collisions?

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Bristol pilot cutter - Three Daughters
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    It has only taken a year, but I have finally finished the Three Daughters by doing the topsail. It really didn't take long just needed the motivation. It will only be used in very light airs, as with a good wind she sails very fast without it. The tiller is removeable for actual use on the water. I now need to find an alternative water to the one I have previously used, as the wind is too fluky, and there is not enough space for her to really get going before having to tack. When I get to the new water, I will post a proper video, I hope.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Question
    6 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Someone is wasting a lot of engine power by not putting nozzle around the rudder. But then who are we, when no doubt that is the way a professional naval architect designed it - or was it someone or something else with less knowledge of what a kort is about? Lookout AI will be taking over our comments soon!!๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Lydia Eva restoration
    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Not only does it look odd with the funnel in front of the wheelhouse, but the funnel looks raked forward - implies the unit is back to front?

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    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Yes it would allow further movement out, but then does not allow the boom to be tighter in when close hauled. I think I would prefer to be on a broad reach and still be able to beat to windward more easily than to be on more of a dead run. Thanks for the suggestion - only practice on the water will give me the final adjustment.

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    9 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Have now re-worked the tension system on the mainsheet, with thanks to RossM for guidance, albeit I have modified his thoughts a bit - first photo shows full tension, where the white elastic is at full stretch, and as it is not quite long enough, there is also an elastic 'connection' at the top end of the white elastic to absorb the extra stretch required - second shows no tension with sail fully out, . I have not got the full mainsheet run required - but it is probably close enough. Tested this many times now on dry land, and just need a real wind test to validfate this solution. Thanks for all the input.

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    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    That's not a laugh - it works, and does the job - just need a few more mast supports!!! I have a similar problem with twin foresails - except the forestay, round which one of the foresails goes has far more friction that a solid mast - but it all works - so that is what it is about, and trying to keep it looking vaguely realistic

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    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Thanks RossM for your input -will try your loop line setup, and see if it hangs together. Will keep you updated.

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    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Hi RossM - just had another thought - a double pulley at the top? one with the mainsheet on it, the other with the elastic as per your diagram? Then the question is getting a strong enough connection between elastic and mainsheet without using a ring connection. I have some elastic that doubles its length when full stretched, and is strong from almost zero stretch, which I think will give me necessary tension.

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    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    It is a schematic diagram - so in reality I am thinking the ring connecting the sheet lines and the elastic would be tight on the pulley with the mainsheet fully out - and the elastic would have 'some' tension in it, but still be round the top pulley. Trying to get the joining ring to stay in place going round the top pulley will I think be another failure. My main problem is that top pulley to winch drum is 15", assuming I can get the pulley tight onto the newell post, and I really need 15 1/2" minimum - it may just mean the main does not go out fully, which in some ways might be useful to save a nasty full power uncontrolled jibe.

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    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Hi RossM - main sheet loop has a run of 12", and I need a minimum of 16" for the mainsheet run - the calculation I have done is that I can get a pivot radius of 6" inside the hull and frames, which gives me a mainsheet run of 18", which is ample. Still have the problem though iof a heavy servo on one side of the boat, requiring balance on tother. See my latest drawing of suggested setupo - would it work?

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    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    I have now done some more strenuous brain exercising - I have come up with the attached, which I think will give me the elastic length required retainign tension on the mainsheet feed to the drum winch - does this make sense, and is it realistic before yet another internal rebuild? Thanks for all your guidance.

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    12 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Thank you all for your input. Yes RossM, it is Three Daughters. BillH2, I do not have enough accessable length to do a continuous loop for the mainsail. The foresails are on a continuous loop, with a tensioner and work fine, as they have a shorter pull length. See photo - the foresails are on the aluminium angle frame, with the tensioner pulley at the stern. The white 'pipe' running down the centre is the latest attempt to get a direct feed to the stern/mainsail winch. The fine line above it is thin elastic, fine enough to allow it to run down the pipe with the sheet. The white winch surround is to try and stop the sheet snagging underneath the winch pulley. I have measured up, and need a 5 1/2 inch lever for the required sheet travel, and this fits between the frames - BUT would put the servo on one side of the boat, requiring the same weight on the other side to keep the balance, and she does not need any more weight!!. So it is probably some new tension design, but needs more playing. I am also now adding the topsail, so need the full strength of these heavy winches, as it is a big sail area.

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    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Advice from you great guys please. I have a Hi Tech HS 785 HB drum winch for the mainsail on my gaff cutter - despite all my efforts to feed the sheet directly onto the drum, it is always jamming, despite elastics and all sorts of tricks. I am now looking to convert to a direct arm lever. The question is can I use the same winch servo for the lever? Yes I know there is a difference in the throw of a lever servo versus a drum, but if I limit the movement via the RC control, will it work, or is this a case of a new servo? Thanks for your guidance.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: PHASE CHANGE automation.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    With all these excellent automations, there is just one thing missing for a fishing boat - smellavision!!!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Riviera
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    What an awesome gift - look forward to seeing videos of her full song.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: 1/10 scale model of Venice water taxi
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Highly professional, and that's not just the workshop ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    It all comes down to punctuation - if there was a comma after side, then clearly it refers to the term for left side of the boat - without any punctuation the remainder of the question is in play.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ulises
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Not just on the water, but also with a smoke generator?

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Roy - with such few answers we need to know, does that mean that AI can take us over, and do its own answers for us - so really we need to do nothing?๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ Where will all the fun be?

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Yet again showing your mastery of model making Chris - beautiful work. Hope the health will not stop you enjoying your labours when she is finished.

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    As far as I am aware the yachts I used to sail never had sonar, but they certainly had echo sounders - albeit that they use a similar principle. But sonar is certainly not what it is called in the UK. Is this a global naming confusion and it is called sonar in other parts of the world?

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    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    I suppose that in many ways Jumpugly you are blessed to have a choice of stores to use - many of us only have one choice, and often a good distance away.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: (Naval Ship) Fletcher
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Do my eyes deceive me or was that a ship imitating a submaribe?

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Ballast question
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    I hope the transport system to the place of sailing, and launch facility are strong - I see portable cranes coming into play - come to think of it what a cool way to pick up your boat from the back of the car/van on a crawler crane, with remote control, then that takes it to the launch site and carefully lowers the boat into the water, or even crawls into the water from a sloping beach!!๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Nice work JBkiwi - both in the model, the video, and silencing an annoying b*****tard. Maybe fitting an airhorn on your model to warn other boats of approaching difficulties in manouvering, might have a side effect on drowning out unwanted "music"?๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”

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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    the one not offered was starcut spinaker - also triangular and forward of the mast, but as this was not offered, it had to be jib.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Oppie
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    Brilliant replica of the real thing.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    On the other hand - if he had a loud enough or annoying enough horn - the bridge would have jumped out of the way.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง luckyduck ( Midshipman)
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    The question does not ask what sort of horn - I have to presume from the answers offered that it has to be one that makes a sound - as opposed to the cow horn which just hurts or the Maserati car horns that just alert you to the fact some fancy car is coming!! Imagine a Maserati air horn on one of the modern container ships - an interesting idea?๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ



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