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    ๐Ÿ“ RC Land Yacht Project
    3 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Get the kids into sailing ! - RC model land yacht project suitable for schools.

    See also :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdWBAMP_CxE
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    ๐Ÿ“ Casting a lead bulb keel
    3 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Cenbeth - great write up with picys, the process can be daunting when casting - I have tried 3 metods to produce a keel bulb - thought i would also share my experiences .
    (1.Casting 2.Shaping 3.Filling)

    1. Shape a wooden keel bulb and from it produced a concrete 1/2 mould (*leave concrete to cure/dry) then cast as two lead halves.

    2.Cut lead sheet profiles to diminishing templates, glue together and shape to bulb profile.

    3.Used 1/2 wooden keel mould to Vac form two plastic keel bulbs which can be filled with lead shot/or concrete - then stuck together.
    Mni tnx

    Phil
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Graupner Optimist 1978
    3 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    With childhood memories of my STAR YACHT purchased in Bridlington circa 1958 - the Graupner Optimist was my first RC yacht, purchased second hand (also with Futaba 4ch 27mhz FP4FN TX when livinging in Wellington NZ 1978. Happy Days !
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    ๐Ÿ“ Work with Balsa wood
    3 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Tnx Martin - This one is for my "sticky" bits !
    Phil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Re: Work with Balsa wood
    3 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Mni Tnx Red for explanation on "sticky". Just getting into the website and thinking where to put all my "sticky" bits !
    Phil
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip
    4 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Again tnx fer comments, its nice to share our experiences and hopefully encourage new blood into the hobby. (Young or Old) !
    Having not yet posted in the "Forum" department as a newbi to the website I am just testing how the "comment, share and post" selections work and how they interact with the "Forum" and the "Boat Habour" etc. - any advice would be kindly received !.

    Just one final comment on the Wee Nip - even with just rudder only, its forgiveing, satisfying and connvenient plus with "artistic licence" its a great project to learn all about sailing, materials,design and how to have fun.
    Well done to designer Graham Bantock
    Enjoy
    Phil
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    5 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Here`s one for the Thames Barge appreciation society - I could watch these all day !.
    Model belongs to Peter (Buxton Model Boat Club member)
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    RC Sailing - Thames Barge at Pavilion Gardens Buxton
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip
    5 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Tnx fer comments re interest in the Wee Nip, I must admit that "Uni" rigs do appeal to me.
    Since I resurrected an old "Mickey Finn" a few years ago , I also fancied a Laser and managed to acquire one last year - but in terms of grab and go fun sailing, more often than not its the Wee Nip !.

    Am really enjoying the website and thanks again for the comradeship !

    Phil
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    ๐Ÿ“ Wee Nip
    6 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    My first (and following) Wee Nips
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    7 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    http://www.buxtonmodelboatclub.co.uk/quick_links.html
    http://www.buxtonmodelboatclub.co.uk/quick_links.html
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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    7 days ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB - Pavilion Gardens Buxton Derbyshire
    - Thurs (all day) & Sunday 8.00 - 12.30 (365 days/ year)
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Wee Nip, Ruf Red
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Leading Seaman)
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    Hi , I have enjoyed building and sailing a number of "Wee Nip`s" over the last few years - Quick and easy to rig, just fun to sail. Sadly now only in possession of one - but love it to bits !.

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