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    Tiki
    My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter started life as a static display model which I recently adapted for " Radio Control " . With extra sealing inside and out, she is seen here on her inaugural trial sailing - checking balance / trim /steering and simple sail control. Certainly no claims here on scale or workmanship ! - just a " fun and functional " model which more than satisfies my initial challenge ! .
    Camera Boat
    Adapted Swamp Dawg with wider pontoon area and brushed speed 400 motor.
    Camera Nip
    Wee Nip Camera boat with rotating Gopro.
    Ripmax Tomkat
    Camera boat
    J Class Style
    J Class Style Pond Yacht - Rescued from the skip and given a new lease of life to sail again as "Rudder only" radio controlled.
    Swamp Dawg Camera Boat
    Quick and simple solution to save those action moments - Pair phone or tablet with GoPro camera app, or simply record with remote via wifi.
    RC Laser
    RC Laser - not a home brew of course, but for many years an object of desire due to simplicity of design, assembly, aesthetics and convenience. Love the Laser, but the Wee Nip still my "go to" boat.
    Mickey Finn
    Purchased original Rojair Mickey Finn from Ashton Models 35 years ago - hull suffered damaged so made a F/G mould before repairing and sailing. Made spare hull from mould and there she sat for 35+ years. Original Mickey was sold many years ago but as retirement approached the burning desire to fulfill old challenges re-emerged. So , after putting out calls for help, diagrams, photos or information on the model boat forums, thanks to "John Dowd" and a couple of other guys, I finally got round to resurrecting this fantastic 36" yacht.
    "Genie"
    "Genie" was classic Marblehead design from Vic Smead , she had a hard chine hull construction. Living in New Zealand in the early 70`s I ended up building 4 of these in total - only glad I took some picies. Long gone now, but not forgotten !
    Wee Nip
    My first (and following) Wee Nips
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    πŸ“ Video Aid ?
    4 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Sailing and filming at the same time can be a challenge ! . But when local club member Graham sourced some cheap FPV equipment, things became easier to get in frame before hitting "REC" on the Gopro.
    Music is - "Smile" from Bensound
    RC Sailing :- No146.
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    πŸ“ "Pavilion Gardens Lake " Buxton
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    Here we have a selection of boats sailing amongst the autumn colours at the "Pavilion Gardens Lake " Buxton, Derbyshire in early October 2021.
    Music is from Bensound - "The lounge".
    RC Sailing No145
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    πŸ“ `J` Class Style Yacht 24" Long
    14 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    FOR SALE - Β£25 (without radio) or Β£40 with 2 channel TX /RX ready to sail.

    Must Collect from :- Buxton. Derbyshire.

    `J` Class Style Yacht 24" Long , setup for rudder only - Ideal for new starter interested in model yachts .
    Contact - caretakerp@gmail.com - or text / tel.- 07790717319

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyuhfWJJQOg
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    πŸ“ FOR SALE - RC LASER
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    FOR SALE - RC LASER + PLANET T5 TX/RX - ready to sail (requires batteries).

    Must collect from :- Buxton, Derbyshire . ONLY Β£185

    Contact Phil - caretakerp@gmail.com or Tel. 07790717319.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSQmR-aa9bY
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Continued ----- re . My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter - " TIKI "
    16 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Mike - I really do like that idea ! - I tried a small motor/prop in my "wee nip" but converted it back to standard sail power - interested to know details of your pump though . πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: "TIKI " - My Gaff Rigged Cutter
    18 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    I can only thank my "first in command" - (the XYL) for sailing her - It gets a bit confusing trying to do both jobs at once ! .β›΅
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    πŸ’¬ Re: VINTAGE RUNABOUT
    18 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    OMG ! , JB , you must be burning the midnight oil !!!!.😴🚀
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    πŸ“ "TIKI " - My Gaff Rigged Cutter
    19 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Final trials for my Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter , started life as a static display model which I adapted for " Radio Control " . She is seen here on trial checking balance / trim /steering and simple sail control.
    Certainly no claims here on scale or workmanship ! - just a " fun and functional " model which more than satisfies my initial challenge ! .

    Phil
    RC Sailing No144
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    πŸ“ Sail and mast rigging
    22 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Jon - not sure about the "Caradia blog" ??? . I am just converting a "Display" model of a Gaff Cutter to work on RC - Initial plan was just 1 servo (rudder only) but as things are progressing it looks like a winch servo will cope with some degree of sail control.
    This is where Im` up to :- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdsv9h3gn3DX2jwDgB4GQ0Q

    Cheers / Philβ›΅
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdsv9h3gn3DX2jwDgB4GQ0Q
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    πŸ“ Sail and mast rigging
    22 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Hi Jon, I am sure you will get plenty of great advice from the wealth of experience that there is within the website here .
    If in doubt , Shout !!! - Enjoy the hobby - enjoy sailing !β›΅
    Cheers Phil
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Continued ----- re . My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter - " TIKI "
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    Just on the case now Nerys - I have added about 50% more rudder ! and up to 500 grms of weight (to add to taste ! ). I am not to too bothered about what she looks like below waterline , more keen to to evaluate how she handles.πŸ€žπŸ˜Šβ›΅cheers Phil
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    πŸ“ BMBC - August / September 2021.
    26 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Another " Montage of Memories " of RC Sailing at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton with members of the Buxton Model Boat Club - August / September 2021.
    RC Sailing No.141
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    πŸ“ Continued ----- re . My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter - " TIKI "
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    Still working on a bit more keel weight and trying other rudder profile surface areas to improve turning ! - I think the last two videos may illustrate the need for further improvement in these areas.
    RC Sailing No143
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Ex Display Model - Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter :-
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    Nerys and Ron, Still working on a bit more keel weight and trying other rudder profile surface areas to improve turning ! - I think the last two videos may illustrate the need for further improvement in these areas.
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    πŸ“ Ex Display Model - Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter :-
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ex Display Model - Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter :-
    After sorting out initial problems of a "leaky" hull with extra sealing inside and out. Attention was then drawn to adding an extended keel by subsequently casting a lead weight for the base of the keel fin, then checking required depth for balance and trim .
    RC Sailing No142
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    FYI - (Most recent Videos) https://www.youtube.com/user/caretakerproduction/videos
    https://www.youtube.com/user/caretakerproduction/videos
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    πŸ“ Montage of Memories
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Here we have a " Montage of Memories " of RC Sailing with the Buxton Model Boat Club though the month of July 2021.
    RC Sailing No.140
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    πŸ“ Tiki
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter started life as a static display model which I recently adapted for " Radio Control " . With extra sealing inside and out, she is seen here on her inaugural trial sailing - checking balance / trim /steering and simple sail control.
    Certainly no claims here on scale or workmanship ! - just a " fun and functional " model which more than satisfies my initial challenge ! .
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Bristol Pilot Cutter - Ex display model.
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    Location here is Buxton Derbyshire,we sail at the Pavilion Gardens.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Bristol Pilot Cutter - Ex display model.
    1 month ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter started life as a static display model which I recently adapted for " Radio Control " . With extra sealing inside and out, she is seen here on her inaugural trial sailing - checking balance / trim /steering and simple sail control.

    Certainly no claims here on scale or workmanship ! - just a " fun and functional " model which more than satisfies my initial challenge ! . β›΅
    RC Sailing No 139
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    "NAIAD" is a Windermere Yacht designed by Herbert Crossley.
    This model yacht is a first "scratch" built RC yacht belonging to "full size" sailor Chris Gay.
    Naiad is seen here undergoing her maiden voyage at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton in the company of "ELLEN" Grahams Gaff rigged Bristol Cutter .
    Phil
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKvi8ZhTB14
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    πŸ“ "NAIAD" Windermere Yacht
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    "NAIAD" is a Windermere Yacht designed by Herbert Crossley.
    This model yacht is a first "scratch" built RC yacht belonging to "full size" sailor Chris Gay.
    Naiad is seen here undergoing her maiden voyage at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton in the company of Grahams - "ELLEN" the Bristol Cutter.

    More photos here :- https://model-boats.com/places/60518#99293
    Phil.
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    RC Sailing:- No.138
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    πŸ“ Bridlington model boat society
    3 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Looks a crackin` venue - look forward to visiting !πŸ‘β›΅
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
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    "Baltic Trader" - Built by our own Buxton Boat Club member Eric.
    Listen for more info from Eric.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k--NI8iOGN0
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k--NI8iOGN0
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    πŸ“ "Baltic Trader"
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    "Baltic Trader" - Built by Buxton Boat Club member Eric.
    Listen for more info from Eric.
    Also more photos here :- https://model-boats.com/places/60518#98839
    places/60518#98839
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    RC Sailing No137 - "Baltic Trader"
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    SS Rovuma - 1914 -1957 "Tramp Freighter" Listen to the information provided by Dave Cole . Dave is a member of the Buxton Model Boat Club.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUblxws772k
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    πŸ“ SS Rovuma
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    SS Rovuma - 1914 -1957 "Tramp Freighter"
    Listen to the information provided by Dave Cole . Dave is a member of the Buxton Model Boat Club.
    More photos here - https://model-boats.com/places/60518
    places/60518
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    RC Sailing: - No.136 - SS Rovuma
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    πŸ’¬ Re: More of Grahams Gaff Rigged Pilot Cutter !
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Ha ! - did he jump or was he pushed !!!!
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    πŸ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
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    Hi Nerys - hope you are well.
    More from Grahams Gaff Rigged Pilot Cutter !
    Get close up and in slow mo ! - see the detail better.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcM6U8VguXs

    Grahams "Build Blog" can be seen here :-
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/86653

    Phil.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcM6U8VguXs
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    πŸ“ More of Grahams Gaff Rigged Pilot Cutter !
    4 months ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Grahams Gaff Rigged Pilot Cutter !
    Get close up and in slow mo ! - see the detail better.
    Grahams "Build Blog" can be seen here :-
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/86653

    Also more photos here :- https://model-boats.com/places/60518

    Phil.
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    RC Sailing :- No.135
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