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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    3 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Coming along nicely Chris. Little bit at a time you canโ€™t rush a good job. Iโ€™ve just acquired a 2nd IngaIV, but Iโ€™m going to rename her OlgaIV so sheโ€™s a sister ship

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    15 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    best not get this one wrong, ho. ho. ho. that's me being jolly

    ๐Ÿ“ Ra IngaIV mk2Refurb
    16 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Yes I will be blogging what I do, the only brief mods Iโ€™ve done so far is to make the internals get at-able. I took her to the pond on wed to see how she sails โ€œ as isโ€ but on arriving I found Iโ€™d forgot the battery!!. So had to sit and look at her pond side whilst I sailed my Tyne. But thereโ€™s always next week. At the moment Iโ€™m in the process of making 2 danforth anchors out of some sheet brass I had in my bit box. I also intend to swap from NiMh to lipo2s battery

    ๐Ÿ“ Animal and nature photos to enjoy.
    17 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Hereโ€™s my selection from my files for animals and nature, except the one of Lincoln cathedral which I think is stunning. I believe when it was built for 400 hundred years it was the tallest building in the world!!!

    ๐Ÿ“ Renaming boat!. Unlucky or superstitious
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Hi everyone, one point I would like to clear up with you guys.the question is, do you believe itโ€™s unlucky to rename a boat?. I have it in my mind that it is!. Now my next question is I have an IngaIV so the new acquisition is also a Inga IV, do you think I should call her Inga V, or as I think she is a sister ship to Inga IV, I quite like the idea of calling her Olga IV. What do you guys think?? A sort of a poll!!.

    ๐Ÿ“ Ra IngaIV mk2Refurb
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Hello everyone, AlessandroSP. The reason I intend to make new sails, is, the type fitted at the moment are a plastic material and I prefer โ€œcambric cottonโ€ which look better for this type of sailing ketch. My 1st IngaIV I made the sails having never sewn before and had never had a sail boat before either. I was completely a novice and to some extent still am. I have intended to rework the sails to give a slightly more area, and a little more roach to the main sail plus add roach to the booms as my 1st sails had none. Having plenty of material left over I shall make two sets which I feel will improve both yachts. I have also been toying with the idea of making a set of stowed sails and using the motor driven yacht for our steering competitions. This would look like the real thing then when entering port. I donโ€™t have a photo of Inga with sails stowed but the enclosed photo give some idea what I intend to achieve. The other photos show the plastic sails against the set I made up.

    ๐Ÿ“ Ra IngaIV mk2Refurb
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Hi everyone, Roycv, I think this is the first time Iโ€™ve actually viewed a photo of your Inga IV, and I must say I like the cabin woodwork, the lighter graining is mellow and very attractive, I am also surprised that you still have a one piece cabin, as you say itโ€™s an pain removing the mizzen mast and rigging to open the hull up. A definite original design flaw!. As my 1st Inga didnโ€™t have a rear cabin top when I acquired her I made a point of building the cabin in two halves. Which means I donโ€™t have to derig her, not even when I go to the pond as Iโ€™m fortunate to have suv with a tailgate big enough to accommodate her in fully rigged state. Now my new acquisition has a one piece cabin so Iโ€™ve just de rigged her mizzen mast and with a fine blade in the band saw cut the cabin into two sections across the beam. Then I cut the rear cabin in two, forward and aft along the centre line. Put her all back together and rigged her up. All I have to do now is tidy the joints up, job done access to the hull without derigging.

    ๐Ÿ“ Ra IngaIV mk2Refurb
    25 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Hereโ€™s my next project, a light refurb on my latest acquisition. The ketch is a IngaIV original with all the fixtures and fittings present, complete with all radio gear and motor, servo, and drum. The hull is unmarked and the deck is in good condition. The boom connections needed tweaking onto the drum cords which now work perfectly, I intend to make up a new set of sails. Also the rear cabin will be reworked into a 2 half, split centrally and separate to the centre cockpit. This will help access to the internals. I intend to try her out on Sunday at the pond, weather permitting, hopefully by then I will have a video and more photos to post!.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    27 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    I dont know whether i'm coming or going now. Bunged up with sinus trouble and cant think straight.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    27 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    I donโ€™t believe I got todayโ€™s question wrong, then I realised I had my socks on the wrong feet. I won them in the Christmas competition a few years ago. The trouble is they didnโ€™t come with instructions for โ€œland lubbersโ€. Just noticed I was facing the wrong way as well!. Confused now.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Finished...
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Who needs a blog with a set of photos of such a cracking job like this.Shes a beauty, you must be so proud of her. thanks for sharing the photos.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    28 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    The question for tomorrow will probably be, โ€œin 1912 which ship called the Titanic and wasnโ€™t nuclear powered did not sink in the sea of cortezโ€ ????

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    29 days ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    I thought if I picked Titanic every time , I would get it correct eventually, todayโ€™s the day, yippee.
    Strange how something like this can sink a ship.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: CGINGA1V
    1 month ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Coming along nicely, have you made the sails yet?

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Iโ€™m must get a lottery ticket tomorrow.twice in the last three days Iโ€™ve got the wordle in one.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: INGA IV
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Very nice, so serene, sheโ€™s a beautiful ketch, I love sailing mine itโ€™s so enjoyable. Lovely calm water shows her off to her best.

    ๐Ÿ“ Wordle of the Day?
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    After cruiser the other day thought I would start with frigate, in one, yippee. makesup for three wrong questions in a row lately.

    ๐Ÿ“ City of Sheffield
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Tyne type lifeboat, moulded hull and deck very strong and light. Front and rear cabins remove over moulded deck combings leaving massive access to spacious hull.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Russian K100D waterjet work boat project, Improvements
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Just the job.repurpose, remodel, and save time and a fortune. Man after my own heart.

    ๐Ÿ“ Today at our pond, IngaIV and tug Portbalne
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Only me and one other today I think everyone must have been cutting the lawn!. But only my boats sailing. Emergency stop at end of video!!.

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    ๐Ÿ“ RTTL 2755 today at the pond
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Good evening fellow modellers.your interest and invitations are very humbling Hermank. Answering your specific question AlessandroSPQR there are other large lake/ ponds within 10 miles of me that are used by other model boat clubs, I have visited to view only and not taken my boats. The lakes are vast and seem to have quite large waves on compared to my small boats. I did feel a little intimidated with the vast expanse of water, and feared losing control and my boat sailing off into the โ€œsunsetโ€. These lakes are also public council run so are accessible to everyone and can only be used by modellers on designated days set by the specific clubs. I have thought of joining these clubs for the variety this would give, but I like the private informal atmosphere, secluded club house and unlimited access that my current club offers. Even though for my faster scale models it is not quite large enough. It was build originally for Tug towing and scale steering competition for which it is perfect. I do like to venture further afield and have visited other club ponds when on holiday with my wife and our touring caravan. I have always been made most welcome and have had some enjoyable summer days out, a recreation I intend to organise again this coming season.photo, all set for our coming holidays.

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    ๐Ÿ“ RTTL 2755 today at the pond
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Thanks for your comments and interest guys, they are much appreciated. Iโ€™ve just realised I must be doing something wrong. One of my models, โ€œ I need a bigger boatโ€ and the other โ€œ I need a bigger pondโ€. Do you think I maybe working to the wrong scale???? Thankyou again, Roger.

    ๐Ÿ“ RTTL 2755 today at the pond
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    After running the Tyne I gave the RTTL a run. Unfortunately it was that windy I had to remove the sun canopy hereโ€™s the video.

    https://youtu.be/WNYEKzqQj28?feature=shared
    ๐Ÿ“ Tyne, City of Sheffield, tweaked
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Since the previous maiden sail last week I have worked constantly to add the finishing details, one being the original crew that came with the boat, a battery box and switch to power the radar, boat hooks and lights to the front cabin roof. So today at the pond the wind was howling and it made it a challenge to control the large sided boat. Iโ€™m glad I left the IngaIV in the garage I wouldnโ€™t have been able to control in that gale. The major change was adding the 12v spare battery to the stern compartment to act as ballast. I must say the large hull needed it and it sat down lovely on her water line. The steering improved and the โ€œflip flappingโ€ of the props stopped, so the ballast cured all the niggles showing on her maiden voyage. I managed a video to show how she is now. Iโ€™m satisfied. Reviewing the video I realised how it shows the wind chasing across the ponds surface.

    https://youtu.be/maQ0KO80U0E?feature=shared
    ๐Ÿ“ Tyne lifeboat City of Sheffield
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    This blog details the refurbishment of a 1/12th scale Tyne class lifeboat that depicts the original boat as was named in a ceremony by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Kent on Friday 28th July at 2.00 pm 1989 at Scotch Head Whitby. The boat was built originally by a friend of a club member a good few years ago, and was in need of a complete restoration. On purchasing the boat it still looked the part with no particular damage so the basics were good I felt it just needed repaint and new fittings. The original build was not from a kit, but a bare hull and deck and everything else either scratch built or from commercially available stock. The mechanics worked very smoothly once I had paired a new receiver to my transmitter as did all the lighting and radar. Even though I feel it was now well used and very 90s ish technology. So thatโ€™s the intro here are the first photos I had from mid 2023, the boat was then shelved until Feb 2024 when I was ready to tackle her.

    ๐Ÿ“ City of Sheffield Tyne lifeboat. 1st sailing.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Hi there Flaxbybuck. The Tyne class was named and in service in Whitby 1988/89 then the Trent class took over until 2023 when the new boat Shannon class arrived, which is what they have now.we have had some very memorable holidays in Whitby, itโ€™s a wonderful place. Regards Roger.

    ๐Ÿ“ City of Sheffield Tyne lifeboat. 1st sailing.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Hi Roland I will find details for you tomorrow and post. Just retired tonight itโ€™s 2am here. Regards Roger

    ๐Ÿ“ City of Sheffield Tyne lifeboat. 1st sailing.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Good afternoon. Thanks for your interest, since returning from the pond on wednesday and mentioning the increace in rudder i have had other thoughts. I had noticed that she was slightly up at the stern compared with the bow waterline. This is noticable on the video. During the refurb i have not touched the internal hull mechanics , apart from a new reciever paired to my transmitter. I did strip out a lot of wiring and bulbs that lite up all the deck lights and nav lights etc. These were powered by a seperate 6v wet battery which i did not instal during the video run. Adding this will certainly lower the stern also during the refub i added a anti planing wing on the rear transom base as the stern had no fixtures or fittings whatsoever. So with hindsight i suppose this has held the stern up as well. In thinking this through when you listen to the sound on the video, it can be heard the sound of water bubbling and lapping from the stern as the boat passes by. One of the fellow club members even commented on this as sounding very realistic. But come to think it is probably the action of the props 1/2 out of the water, and if the rudders were only 1/2 in as well this would explain the docile steering. Ive now convinced myself that an extra battery in the stern as originally built is the way to go. What are your thoughts you guys. Watch the video and see if you agree with me , rather than resize the rudders. Roger.

    ๐Ÿ“ City of Sheffield Tyne lifeboat. 1st sailing.
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    Good afternoon, Iโ€™ve managed to dodge the showers today and get the boat to our pond. Sails very smoothly and am initially very pleased. Maybe just a bit more ballast to the stern and I feel she could do with slightly bigger rudders as she is a little slow to turn!. A small mishap on the journey as she moved in transit and bumped into the internal tailgate snapping off the two central stanchion rails. A blob of superglue to temporarily fix until I can solder and repaint. I did manage a couple of videos so here are the links.

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    https://youtu.be/JKXoaRX_bCs?feature=shared
    ๐Ÿ“ City of Sheffield Tyne lifeboat
    2 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Rogal118 ( Commander)
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    I think all you buy initially is the blank hull and have to construct the rest from drawings. This one myself I purchased made up but very basic, so stripped back to bare hull and started again, photos 1,2 are the original as bought model, photo 3 is as of today. 3/4/24. I have used some of the components again but a lot have been added after perusing photos and visiting the original in the museum luckily only 30 miles away. Thanks for everyoneโ€™s interest and comments



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