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    (Yacht) Discovery II
    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? (Motor: 380) (ESC: Chinese) (6/10)
    (Tug Boat) Marina
    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. (ESC: Chinese) (8/10)
    (Yacht) Gaffer
    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. (Motor: Mtronics 400) (ESC: Chinese) (8/10)
    (Working Vessel) Elke..
    Ebay purchase of a Kit Built boat. Some good detail on this boat, including 3 working sails. (6/10)
    (Yacht) Velsheda
    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. (Motor: n.a.) (ESC: n.a.) (10/10)
    (Pleasure Craft) Diva...
    Kit boat from Aero Naut. Built from Mahogany sheet. Switchable navigation lights. (8/10)
    (Working Vessel) Candida
    Built up from an Ebay hull, Candida boasts 3 grappling hooks on extending arms and is used as a Rescue Launch to retrieve stricken vessels. On her maiden voyage, she rescued a destroyer which was sunk all bar the bow. Hooking onto the railings, Candida towed the destroyer to the shore, still submerged, where she could be raised by hand. (8/10)
    (Yacht) Astra
    My model was built in 1927 on one of the design hulls built by Camper and Nicholson in Gosport. The deck has been rebuilt, by me, to represent how she was in 1931 after conversion to J Class. With two sail winches and a variety of sails, she sails every week on Needham Lake if there is sufficient breeze. (Motor: n.a.) (ESC: n.a.) (8/10)
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    ๐Ÿ“ Coalville Model Boat Show
    3 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Yacht) Discovery II
    3 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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? (Motor: 380) (ESC: Chinese) (6/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ GVMBC Open Day
    3 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    10am until 3pm
    Static and Sailing Displays
    Guest Models welcome with prior notice
    'Have-a-Go' boats
    Raffle
    Cake Stall

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    ๐Ÿ“ Various Vessels
    3 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    GVMBC Night Sail 29/03/17
    A good evening's sailing. Boats looked better the darker it got.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Tug Boat) Marina
    3 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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. (ESC: Chinese) (8/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Yacht) Gaffer
    3 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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. (Motor: Mtronics 400) (ESC: Chinese) (8/10)

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ ytgn 13
    4 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Gipping Valley Model Boat Club Open Day
    4 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Gipping Valley Model Boat Club Open Day
    Sorry folks. The event has been cancelled due to the weather.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ H.M.S Fearless
    5 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Jim, there is a small map on www.gippingvalleymodelboat.club

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    ๐Ÿ“ How do I change the details for my club?
    5 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Many thanks.

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    ๐Ÿ“ How do I change the details for my club?
    5 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Sudbury Model Railway Club Hobbies/Crafts Day
    5 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    St Peter's. Market Hill, Sudbury
    Saturday 7th June 11.00am ย - 4.00pm Set-up from 09:30

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    ๐Ÿ“ Waves, Wings and Wheels Scale Model Show
    5 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Suffolk Aviation Heritage Museum

    Sunday 24th May 10.00am ย - 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.

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    5 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hooligan!! ๐Ÿ˜
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    ๐Ÿ“ Tug Sinks Duck In Viscious Attack
    5 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ H.M.S Fearless
    5 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Methinks some close-up pictures of the light fittings is in order, Dennis!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Water Jet Drives
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    As discussed Craig, have a look at Ebay item 331364178908.
    May be useless but you never know! is this for your Vietnamese River Boat?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Velsheda
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Velsheda
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Velsheda
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Thanks, Dave.
    It's 2.4Ghz and a new servo.
    The receiver is velcro'd to the underside of the deck.
    I'll place the satellite in the roof of the nav cabin and see how it goes!

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    ๐Ÿ“ Velsheda
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Maiden voyage.
    One or two little issues. Kept losing radio reception even at close range. Need to fit the satellite receiver in the nav cabin methinks.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Velsheda
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    All done from photos!
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Velsheda
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    The planking is sealed with 2 coats of sanding sealer. The hull is 48 inches.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Velsheda
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Construction now complete. Ready to sail tomorrow morning.

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Velsheda
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Hi. The deck is planked in 2mm x 0.5mm lime strip (100 metres of it!). The corking effect is achieved by lining each edge with a soft pencil.
    All finished now.
    Maiden voyage is tomorrow morning.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Velsheda
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Astra
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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.

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Working Vessel) Elke..
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Ebay purchase of a Kit Built boat.
    Some good detail on this boat, including 3 working sails. (6/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Yacht) Velsheda
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    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. (Motor: n.a.) (ESC: n.a.) (10/10)

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    ๐Ÿ“ (Pleasure Craft) Diva...
    6 years ago by NeilHodson ( Petty Officer 2nd Class)
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    Kit boat from Aero Naut. Built from Mahogany sheet.
    Switchable navigation lights. (8/10)

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