Hi sad to hear the sport Is so quiet here In SA, please pop onto our website and send me a mail as your address Is not coming through, we can still chat via this site too although Its a bit wierd going via the UK to chat to someone In SA, LOL
HI there we are based In Johannesburg and sail at Emmarentia dam where are you In Cape town as I believe there Is a club at one of the dams still , and one of our members Is moving down there, I would like to link the clubs via our website etc so please check It out and send us your details .(www.gmbc.wozaonline.co.za) regards Simon
HI Stephen thanks for the reply, yes we are very fortunate with fantastic weather here and It was a great day for our first launch we even had the press there. I was over there a few years back at Christmas time and It snowed heavily and I feel for you all when you have your winters. Thanks for the great website, I thought It would be nice to let everyone know that we exist In SA and would welcome visitors when they are out here.
HI all, I have decided to venture Into the deep and build my own boat from scratch, the Idea was to have a sail boat that can get back If the wind dies down. Here In South Africa we have very few shops that have parts for boats so this will be Interesting. Step one was to get some plans and modify to what I really wanted so I use a normal sail boat plan from the Internet, thanks to the free sites Next cut out the paper then the balsa wood, I was always nervous of this and did not realise how easy It Is as long as you work slowly. The plans help a lot to visualise and with sizing up, the biggest challenge I had was the curve of the wood especially on the bottom of the hull, I now have a gap to fill In. Then came the deck and the housing etc all drawn out first then cut and glued. The keel Is my own Idea as I want to fit a propeller still. Finishing touches and painting , then the mast and sails and electrics and and and but Its great fun and I would recommend anyone to try It rather than sit back wanting to, but too nervous as I was all these years.
HI Jim you can get a brand new kit from any of the larger stockists In the Uk eg cornwall model shop and build It yourself and they are made from the same plans etc I have my Dads original sorry not selling 😊
Hello All anyone know where I can get some of the parts for my Son's motor torpedo boat, Its a Robbe original pt 15, got It second hand and rebuilt It, but It Is missing some bits, a kit list would also help etc thanks Simon
Hello Stephen my contribution Is on Its way, an Idea for the surplus Is to send paying members a bumper sticker. Its simple and builds advertising and although I am from SA I would love to have a bumper sticker of such a cool site as this on my van. or on my boats tool box and make others slightly jealous just my 5 pence worth 😀
[Score: 10/10] 34" Cephas (Aerokit Sea Commander) Capable of 11mph and a runtime of 60mins Single Propellor (2 Blade S Type 35mm) Direct Drive Powered by NiCad (7.2v) 3Amp/h Batteries - Comments: This was my Fathers boat bought by him In the UK when he was a young man, then shipped to South Africa where It lay around till now, I have restored It and changed the Internal kit from an IC to electric motor, It Is a charm to see running, I just wish He were still around to enjoy It too, life Is too short we should sail more !
Hello All I have logged In to tell you all about our new club In Johannesburg South Africa, so If you are ever out there send us a mail and come and visit, please use our website www.GMBC.wozaonline.co.za thanks , really cool site you have here. Regards Simon 😊