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    Camera Boat No.5
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    Slim Nip
    Exploring the possibilities of a new sleeker look to the Wee Nips that I have built previously , - Result :- the "Slim Nip" .
    Camera Boat No.4
    Camera Boat No.4 still undergoing development !.
    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 No. 3
    Adapted Swamp Dawg with wider pontoon area and brushed speed 400 motor.
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    Wee Nip Camera boat with rotating Gopro.
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    Camera boat no1.
    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.
    Camera Boat No.2 - Swamp Dawg
    Quick and simple solution to save those action moments - Pair phone or tablet with GoPro camera app, or simply record with remote via wifi.
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    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
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    ๐Ÿ“ What other types of models do our members build/refurb?
    5 hours ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Just๐Ÿ˜ Bees Wax Graham ????

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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Volantex Compass
    13 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Nice pics and very nice sailing location !

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian towboat barge project
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Crackin` job jb !โ›ต๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Building My First Sail Boat or Yacht
    19 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    My suggestion,
    Love it or Leave it ? - I just love it !!!!



    https://www.youtube.com/@RCSailing1/videos
    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian KC100D waterjet work boat project
    23 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Great job JB ! -- Best wishes to you and yours for 2023 !!๐Ÿ‘ Love the video !!

    ๐Ÿ“ bahamas bigboystoys
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Great turnout ! - Best wishes to all !๐Ÿ‘โ›ต

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: " Bill & Ben " Christmas greetings
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    FYI:- See also previous Bill & Ben Videos on RC Sailing .
    These are directly accessed though youtube



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    ๐Ÿ“ " Bill & Ben " Christmas greetings
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Graham Royle is a member of the Buxton Model Boat Club, he is also the creator and proud owner of "Bill & Ben" who have provided much entertainment to young and old a like, as they "Skull" around our local lake here in Derbyshire.
    Graham informs me that Bill & Ben also have a new mate is coming to visit them early next year ???? - so watch this space !!.

    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Come visit us soon !

    ๐Ÿ“ Merry Christmas From The Buxton Model Boat Club !
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Another chance to relive some memories of RC Sailing with the Buxton Model Boat Club from Winter to Spring and Summer to Autumn 2022.

    Best wishes to all for the Christmas and the new year !.
    You are welcome to visit us soon ! โ›ต๐Ÿšค



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    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    ๐Ÿ“ "Camera Nip"
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Just for fun thought I would revisit a " fan assisted " Wee Nip . Looking again at issues such as noise, focus, changes in light and the suitability for various camera platforms for close encounters!.
    Tested here at our local lake with the Buxton Model Boat Club.

    (Dont forget to select the"cog" icon to veiw in HD quality on youtube)

    ๐Ÿ“ " Slim Nip " .... in the mist
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    December 1st 2022 . - Getting colder now with heavy mist early in the mornings. A good day to try another set of slightly bigger high aspect sails.
    Still very light wind but just managing to get from A to B.

    ๐Ÿ“ Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    ๐Ÿ“ "Slim Nip" with high aspect sail
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Cool, calm early late November morning. Very light wind expected to increase slightly but perfect for my "Slim Nip" which is a modified Wee Nip. Just pop in the extended mast with high aspect sail - and enjoy :-
    ... " RC Sailing " with the Buxton Model Boat Club in the High Peak of Derbyshire UK.
    See also No.164 -

    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Some brief clips of activities at the Pavilion Gardens Buxton with members of the Buxton Model Boat Club. Taken on November 20th, 24th and 27th.



    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Thankyou ! - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Cheers Trev !
    I hope to visit a few more Model Boat Clubs next year - just to see who does what !!.
    Enjoy your sailing !!.
    Philโ›ต

    ๐Ÿ“ "J Class Yacht "
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    The " J Class " model yacht here was filmed at Mill Rythe with the Hayling Island Model Boat Club.
    Many thanks to owner Greg and all the members for their hospitality. !

    ๐Ÿ“ " Skipjack " Schooner
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Having frequently sailed up the Chesapeake Bay to Baltimore many years ago, this little beauty holds many memories.
    The skipjack is a traditional fishing boat used on the Chesapeake Bay for oyster dredging.
    This model was filmed on my recent visit to Portsmouth, it was great to meet with its owner Peter, who is a member of the Hayling Island Model Boat Club.

    ๐Ÿ“ Thankyou ! - Hayling Island Model Boat Club
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    A few more clips from my recent visit to Portsmouth and to meet with members from the Hayling Island Model Boat Club.
    Thanks for your hospitality guys !
    โ›ต๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Hatch
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    So that was the plan you "hatched" to access the "R&R" - great job Graham !.โ›ต

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    ๐Ÿ“ Land Sailing
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Just for fun ! - Some old skeletons come out of the cupboard from time to time - it don`t have to have to be pretty - it just needs to work and inspire !!!

    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    The "Venetian Night Sailing" which was held on 30th of October 2022 was great fun and proved very popular amongst members and the local community.
    Very sorry our local member Graham93 couldn`t be with us due to unforeseen circumstances !.

    Graham, look forward to seeing you back soon with "Bill & Ben" and maybe "Kayak Kev" !!!.



    ๐Ÿ“ "Venetian Evening Sailing"
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Held this year on 30th of October 2022, the "Venetian Night Sailing" is an annual event which is always popular amongst Buxton Model Boat Club members and the local community.

    Very sorry our local member Graham93 couldn`t be with us due to unforeseen circumstances.

    Graham, look forward to seeing you back soon with "Bill & Ben" and maybe "Kayak Kev" !!!.

    ๐Ÿ“ Land Yacht Project
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Just a fun project to use up some old radio gear , single for steering only, or two channel if you want to include a sail winch.
    Great for when the pond is full of weed - Also if no wind , stick a motor on the front or back !.
    Just have fun !

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Coating the deck
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Patience is a virtue - often found in many - but not in me !. Well done Graham.

    ๐Ÿ“ BUXTON MODEL BOAT CLUB
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    ***DONT FORGET VENETIAN NIGHT SAILING SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER 2022***

    Using the camera boats, we have a montage of clips here which help to appreciate the many variables between cameras and conditions around the lake at different times of the year.



    ๐Ÿ“ Land Sailing
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    NZ Circa 1974 - concord inspired !

    ๐Ÿ“ Land Sailing
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    That little gem took us allover ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ I would just have problems getting down in one now!.
    Ok on the power pod on the LY - just tried for fun (as you do ) actually it works quite well on the front also , just more to fiddle with !. Its more fun & more of a challenge to keep it on three wheels in the right direction without power!!!.
    I love to see what you guys and people like jbkiwi are doing down under and in all the other "Heineken " places that the forum reaches !..
    By the way I am really enjoying sailing my "Slim Nip" with the high aspect sails especially in the light winds,
    Cheers๐Ÿ‘โ›ต

    ๐Ÿ“ Land Sailing
    3 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง philcaretaker ( Captain)
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    Brilliant Peter !



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