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I thought as the lake is still full of weed this would keep me sailing built from light ply fibre glassed inside & out then painted length 33" width 12"height 16" to top of the prop 70 amp esc aircraft brushless motor 11" prop I am busy with a landing craft i thought this would be another one to beat the dreaded weed 😱
the hull had to be attached to the deck then i built it up to deck level now i am busy building the top & working rigs i purchased them from Peter Wiles I am hoping to get on the lake when the weed disappears & that doesn't look like happening anytime soon 😡
a classic case of power gone to there heads I plan to send them my input if any other members feel strong enough about this please do the same I sail at Killingworth and the Q2 Ashington the wildlife don't bother when we sail either powerboats or yachts (last 2 pictures) This website urgently needs YOUR input - please let us know about any local news or event by contacting the Clerk to the Council email@example.com 01380 848737 Mr Bob Lunn Clerk to the Council: Urchfont Parish Council 14 Walnut Close, Urchfont, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 4RU
just about finished only a few deck fittings to add i used a brushless 1700kv motor & 70amp esc it runs well on a 3 cell 5000 mah lipo the planking is made from old wooden blinds the only outlay was for the motor & esc the rest i had it is marvelous what you collect over the years my next build will be an airboat i have found a motor from a WOT 4 airplane 😉
I was clearing the workshop and found the profiles from a Sea Queen i had built a while back & decided to build another i had some 6mm and 2mm lite ply lying around i used polyurethane glue & brass pins to put it together, the shaft i had is a bit short but a double dyco will do the job the next step is to put the motor & rudder in before building the cabin
Hi the RYTHMN a one metre chinned hull also plans for the Duckling & Gosling all easy builds if you want plans email Kevin Branch firstname.lastname@example.org the Sparrow by Bryn Heveldt is a good build it can be built in 750mm or 1000mm you can download the book via the internet lots to choose from good luck Bob 👍
I have received the sails from Mastman and started attaching them looking forward to next season when the weather is warmer the old bones don't like the cold anymore 😱 wishing you all a merry Christmas and fair weather sailing in 2018👍
I am just waiting for the sails from Mastman then i can complete the build I have changed the drum winch for a standard servo i extended the arm it gives more pull on the sails seems to work better time will tell like all my buddies i am thinking about my winter build i am torn between a hovercraft or a smaller barge i will probably end up doing both 😉
Hi Dave Cammell Lairds were one of the greatest shipbuilding yards most famous for building the Mauretania I was working on the Fort George at Swan Hunters when they sent me over to Belfast to oversee some work on the Fort Victoria another one of our yards gone like so many what happened we were the best shipbuilders in the world
a few things have been mentioned about my build ie the rig is not as it should be the reason being i lost the index finger on my right hand so to be able to de rig it is easier to use bowsies with me it is a case of suck it & see I have decided to have the sails made by Mastman he does a lot of barge bits I have more or less copied the build from plans for the Celia Jane but me being me i tend to deviate to suit my needs I served my time in shipyards on both the Tyne & Wear i became a shipyard manager in Swan Hunters and the last three frigates built their were what we called as built we worked from schematics not drawings no two ships were the same 🤐
the motor has been installed along with a drum winch for the sails i have fitted a 2.4 kg 1 mtr yacht bulb for ballast (i will post more pictures later) most of the deck fittings are in place i have started on the masts the biggest job will be of the sails
the cardboard formers will be forwarded to my mate Kevin who is the proud owner of a new laser cutter while i am waiting i have made two leeboards and the rudder the keel is going to be made next this is going to be a long build to see me through into next year Keep your powder dry 👍
Dave W I hope this helps if not let me know & I will take more pictures i was able to put a high deck in because of the size of the hull it might be difficult to do this with the smaller hull take a look on SLEC they do the River Police Launch (last picture)it appears to to be risen at the front to take the motor etc The Vintage Model Boat range are now being produced by SLEC Ltd. All our kits come with all parts cut by CNC router or laser, plus all the necesary strip wood is included, along with building instructions and plan. The River Police Launch has been based on the old Veron Kit from the 1960's that we all loved at that time. The model is not a scale model but embraces the boat design of that era. The kit is now fully laser cut so all parts are pre-cut and most of the parts are now made out of high quality ply, so obtaining a good finish is easier to achieve. The model can be powered by a 7.2 volts standard buggy battery pack or ic power of .5-1.5 cc engines which is not in the kit, also we have not included any running fittings as we feel a lot of modellers will have or would like to choose for themselves, but we can supply these fittings if required.
All done I am just waiting for the next fine day to give it a try out at the lake, My next build is going to be a Thames Barge (last picture) the cardboard templates are cut ready to try then a friend is going to cut them in 6mm laser ply with his laser cutter