Tomorrow sees GVMBC exhibit at our first National Show. Previously we have exhibited at local events and Village fetes and tomorrow we step up a gear. We're bringing about 30 boats including Yachts, Grey-boats and Tugs from 17 inches to 8 feet in length. If you're attending, come and say hello to us as we'll be feeling a bit nervous.
[Score: 6/10] 24"/1600g Discovery II Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 15mm) Direct Drive to a 380 (3 Blade) Powered by NiMH (6v) 1Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese (10Amps) ESC - Comments: Purchased to sail when the wind is too strong for my J Class boats, this little plastic yacht has only one fault - The Cabin leaks if you don't tape it up - other than that it is a great little boat and lots of fun - how many yachts go as fast backwards as they do forwards?
[Score: 8/10] 42"/6000g Marina Capable of 5mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 70mm) Geared to a Unknown (3 Blade) Powered by Lead Acid (12v) 15Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese ESC - Comments: Resurrected from a derelict hull and 'mahoganised', this boat is built on a bread and butter wooden hull coated in fibreglass. Boasting a Steam sound generator and baby oil smoke generator linked to the speed controller it had been mistaken for steam powered on several occasions.
[Score: 8/10] 40" Gaffer Capable of 1mph and a runtime of 120mins Single Propellor (3 Blade 25mm) Direct Drive to a Mtronics 400 (3 Blade) Powered by NiCad (6v) 15Amp/h Batteries Controlled Through Chinese (5Amps) ESC - Comments: Built on an R36 hull to a home design based on a broads cruiser. Deck, superstructure and cabin interior finished in mahogany. Gaff rigged with treated cotton sails and fully working rigging, the mast folds at the tabernacle for transport and storage. two captive drum sail servos are mounted on removable trays either side of the mast and hidden behind a panel accessed from the cabin. Electronics are hidden inside a cupboard and the motor underneath a table. Rudder servo sits in another movable tray behind the seat in the drop cockpit.
How did I miss this post? Can you Private Message me your address and I'll send you a card and SAE. Pictures from 1987 show Velsheda with mahogany decks. I went for 2mm lime strip wood on my 48" model and it looks pretty good.
Gipping Valley Model Boat Club has a new website: www.gippingvalleymodelboat.club The old site www.gippingvalleymodelboatclub.co.uk Is still there but has not been touched In 7 years and the webmaster had now left the club. How do I get the Model Boats site to change the link to the club's new site?
Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum Sunday 24th May 10.00am - 4.00 Dozens of magnificent Scale model Boats, Ships, Aircraft and Trains Gipping Valley Model Boat Club will be displaying a sample of our boats.
Yesterday morning saw a dramatic sinking of a Duck on Needham Lake. The duck, minding It's own business swimming around, was visciously attacked by a motionless tug boat! Having taken on water, Turbo-Duck made a valiant attempt to reach the shore before sliding, tail first, Into the depths. A rescue mission was Immediately Initiated and the stricken foul was brought, lifeless, to the surface where, having been drained of lake water, CPR was not attempted. All components are now sitting In bags with rice In my airing cupboard where they will remain for a week before resuscitation Is attempted.
Photos for Nasraf: As promised, close-ups of the hatch seal. The rim attached to the deck Is 0.5mm mahogany. The Inner skin of the drop cockpit Is two strips of 0.5mm mahogany glued together. The outer skin and cabiln are made from 1.5mm mahogany. The curve was formed by plank bending soaked mahogany strip. The channel Is filled with Vaseline to ensure a waterproof seal.
HI Nasraf, Brass Is mostly from Cornwall Model Boats with a few parts direct from RB (Poland) and the last remaining pulleys from Deans Marine. The 4 hand winches ate still being turned from brass stock and yet to be fitted. The gooseneck Is hand-made from brass sheet and was about the most difficult thing as I do not have access to brazing equipment. I still need to make a kick strap as this gooseneck allows too much movement. Sails are made from a Hospital Cotton bed sheet. The mainsail Is In 5 sections, each having a different curve top and bottom to attempt to get the correct billowing and twist. I was surprised at the reception Issues and haven't yet ruled out a dodgy receiver (sourced on ebay!) I'll report back on the satellite receiver placement later In the week. We have a Night Sail on Wednesday so I can test my deck lights! Neil
Still under construction but completed to deck level. Built on an Alan Horne hull, the deckhouses are all scratch built from mahogany and brass from photographs. The deck Is planked with 100metres of 2mm x 0.5mm Lime stripwood, each plank edged using a pencil to achieve the effect of corking.
Astra was built from an original 1927 Camper and Nicholson design model, acquired from C&N by my wife's great grandfather. Passed on through the generations, she came to me In a poor state In 2013 and I have rebuilt the deck to 1931 superstructure. Despite being an antique, she sails every week on Needham Lake.
[Score: 10/10] 48" Velsheda Controlled Through n.a. ESC - Comments: Built on an Alan Horne J Class hull, Velsheda Is finished to an exceptional standard. Superstructure Is Mahogany with Brass fittings and as close to scale as possible, given all measurements and design were taken from photographs.