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    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C Berry
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MikeJ1 ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi, the 'odd' servo?
    I really cant remember why this was installed (its not there now).
    The photo was taken during construction (about 7 years ago).
    I think the original plan was to separately control the jib sail or possibly to animate the figure (Capt Jack Sparrow).
    The winch is spring loaded to keep it under tension, this is running inside the tube you can see in pic.
    Other changes not in the original pics include installing a gearbox on the motor to step it down.
    Photos as it is now attached

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    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C Berry
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MikeJ1 ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks for the complementary comments.
    Yes she sails really well without the aid of the motor (I prefer to sail like this). I've never tried her in heavy winds (and won't be doing).
    Don't know how much ballast there is (weight) but there is plenty - lead shot and resin. Put into place by sliding down a tube.
    I sent the plans to someone in USA through this forum abut 5/6 years ago.
    Some additional photos - the video would be too long if I included everything. Will do another video soon and put a camera on the boat - will update when done.
    Decking made from Greggs coffee stirrers and black wool for the caulking. Had to replace the original sail material as gone mouldy.
    I got lots of tips from reading this website so thanks to you.
    Mike

    ๐Ÿ“ Emma C Berry
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง MikeJ1 ( Able Seaman)
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    Hi all
    built this approx 5 years ago, only just got round to launching last week (Jun 24)
    just wanted to share this
    Mike


    https://youtu.be/rzsaRoXwYyk?si=5RzGJL2mzYlCth3Q


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