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all ready to go new paint & varnished added new leather seating windscreen made from a plastic salad bowl 45mm 3 bladed brass prop 850 brushed motor powered by a 11.1 5000 mah lipo O and new cowls from the model shop 👍
as you can see by the pictures it is progressing while waiting for the deck to cure before removing from the mould 😊 the deck has been attached & mast booms and No 1 rig just the deck patches to make & fit nearly ready for trials
GOTH 1 mtr yacht built under licence from a plan bought from Frank Russel, This is a joint venture with my friend Brian Quinn to spread the cost of the build the plug was made from balsa then the mould was made gel coat & fibreglass the lead bulb was cast in green sand rudder & fin made the next job is to make the deck mould mast & fin box have been installed
HI Dave I have the brass wash port inserts on order from modelling timbers the Belle Margot I have had the same problem with water washing over the gunnels and getting into the hull I ended up having to put some combing around the hatch and putting wash ports in her with modelling there is never a dull moment 😑 Bob
I have uploaded some pictures of the battery/servo compartments, I have ballasted it with lead shot placed between two bulkheads it is sealed over with bulldog tape instead of resin it can be removed if I need to add more lead at a later date the battery tray is removable for access to the motor & shaft that's all for now 💭
The ash deck has been laid and the gunnels are finished all the electrics are installed and working the mast & boom are in progress I have ordered a few brass mast fittings from MODELLING TIMBERS that all for now 💭
I have made a bit more progress by making and fitting the skeg & rudder the rudder was made using oak I used Milliput to secure the stock the motor is up & running next I intend putting the ballast in I have made a box between the bulkheads to hold the lead shot once I am happy that it is sitting on the waterline I will seal the shot with fibreglass resin that's all for now folks 👋
I stopped using them a long time ago I ordered a number 2 sail for my Laser at first they said they had it in stock then the next day they rang and told me that they did not and said they would have to order one from the USA I waited 3 month for delivery I vowed after that never again 💭
I have made a start on the Chris Brown Cariad i don't get much time so it will be a slow build I did not like the idea of the prop coming out the side of the hull so i have cut a recess out in the stern i will be installing a 385 motor and a 6" 4mm shaft with a 35mm 3 bladed brass prop the deck is cut from 2mm light ply that's all for now folks 👋
Christmas morning I was told my present is on order & will be here in the new year it is the Chris Brown Cariad Bristol channel pilot cutter I must have been doing something right 💭 the Cariad was delivered today i will study the plans and Dave M,s build blog before i start