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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’¬ Re: HMS GURKHA
    4 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Many thanks ! - Glad you enjoyed the video.

    Enjoy - RC Sailing ! Cheers Phil πŸ‘
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    Looks good ! - may be a Spring visit will be on the cards for in 2022.πŸ‘
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    DONT FORGET - "VENETIAN NIGHT SAILING"

    Sunday Evening - December 5th - From 4 PM till ? 5PM or later !

    Short Video here from 2019 :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UCSjAdrBmA
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    DONT FORGET - "VENETIAN NIGHT SAILING"
    Sunday Evening - December 5th - From 4 PM till ? 5PM or later !
    Short Video here from 2019 :- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UCSjAdrBmA

    Latest links for BMBC club members :-
    https://model-boats.com/blogs/99841
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY_4fazgZIU

    Enjoy - RC Sailing ! Cheers Phil πŸ‘
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    Love it ! - ( 😁 and the legs ! )
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    πŸ“ "Rescue Launch "
    7 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Grandad Graham was looking after his 7 year old grandson for the day, grandson Finley asked (several times) - he could help building a model boat. After he had gone home, Graham started to think about a boat he could help build. Graham had come across "HAkits" in a couple of blogs on the https://model-boats.com/ website, he then decided that their Rescue Launch would make a nice model for a 7 year old. The kit was duly ordered and arrived a few days later.
    For more info see here :- https://model-boats.com/blogs/99841
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    Filmed in Autumn 2021 with members of the Buxton Model Boat Club.
    Using Gopro, FPV Camera and Video Monitor to assist "Getting the shot in frame from different angles" - "Not easy trying do do everything at the same time " !. - Just for fun !

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNaBqcg7-Xc

    Enjoy - RC Sailing ! Cheers Phil πŸ‘
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    Filmed in Autumn 2021 with members of the Buxton Model Boat Club.
    Using Gopro, FPV Camera and Video Monitor to assist "Getting the shot in frame from different angles" - "Not easy trying do do everything at the same time " !. - Just For Fun !
    RC Sailing:- No.148 - Autumn 2021
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    HMS GURKHA on initial sea trials.
    Thanks here to "BOB " Comack Young , a Buxton MBC member.
    Bob purchased the kit from Deans Marine as (HMS ZULU) , but built her to represent HMS GURKHA , one of his RN deployments around 1972.

    Music :- from Bensound - Betterdays
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ugt3BGZwxLI
    https://www.youtube.com/user/caretakerproduction/videos

    Enjoy - RC Sailing ! Cheers Phil πŸ‘
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    πŸ’¬ Re: HMS GURKHA
    15 days ago by philcaretaker ( Lieutenant Commander)
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    Cheers Rick, Its nice to ,help ,share and inspire all modelers to enjoy the hobby !.πŸ‘
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    "Mni tnx" for comments Martin - I really enjoy showcasing all the work and effort that people put into their own "pride and joys" .πŸ‘
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    Thanks here to "BOB " Comack Young , a Buxton MBC member.
    Bob purchased the kit from Deans Marine as (HMS ZULU) , but built her to represent HMS GURKHA , one of his RN deployments around 1972.

    Music :- from Bensound - Betterdays
    RC Sailing No146 - HMS GURKHA
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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
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    πŸ“ FOR SALE - RC LASER
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    Sold.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Continued ----- re . My Gaff Rigged Bristol Pilot Cutter - " TIKI "
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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
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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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    OMG ! , JB , you must be burning the midnight oil !!!!.😴🚀
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    πŸ“ "TIKI " - My Gaff Rigged Cutter
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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
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    πŸ“ Sail and mast rigging
    2 months 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
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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.
    2 months 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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    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 :-
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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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    FYI - (Most recent Videos) https://www.youtube.com/user/caretakerproduction/videos

    Enjoy - RC Sailing ! Cheers Phil πŸ‘
    https://www.youtube.com/user/caretakerproduction/videos
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    πŸ“ Montage of Memories
    2 months 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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    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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