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    Been a builder of boats for 40 years. Like Vic Smeed designs, Bustler, Moonmist but also scale tugs and workboats.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC narrowboat?
    6 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    Straight drive and one of those MMM multiple pole DC brushed electric motors. Ticks a long.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC narrowboat?
    6 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    The poster said 480mm which I guess is the length he wants, thats 18 inches so 1/10th of that is about 2 inches beam.
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC narrowboat?
    6 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    A 57 foot long canal boat is 6'10" wide so its roughly a 10:1 length to beam ratio so 480mm will have about 50mm beam. Not impossible but will require micro RC gear I am thinking. Is it static display?
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    ๐Ÿ“ RC narrowboat?
    6 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    I have built a barge but its 1200mm so if your planning a 480mm long canal boat you better check the beam first. I hope your not planning a 60 foot boat otherwise you will be lucky to have 1 inch of beam.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Christmas Cards & Free Prize Draw
    6 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    What, no correct answers from France?
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    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Fibre glassing the hull
    6 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    I would like to know more about this water based resin please. Can you provide a reference to the brand? I'm in New Zealand but obviously it is non hazardous Im thinking? Thanks.
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    7 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    She is known in the family as Edna.

    I was thinking about this reply from a Kiwi perspective.

    If I recall Jeremy Clarksonโ€™s โ€œ girlfriendโ€ has a red Fegyโ€ฆ tractor.
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    7 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    This one is for Gary
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    7 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    Gary,

    Was there a reason you wanted it Myford green rather than grey? I must admit that my Massey Ferguson tractor looks better in red that Fergy Grey.
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    ๐Ÿ“ My latest acquisition, a Myford Super Seven.
    7 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    Very nice. I recently acquired a Super7 with considerable tooling, index lates, sensitive tail stock and compound milling slide.

    Bore size is a bit restrictive but my other lathe will take care of that.

    Looking good.๐Ÿ‘
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    10 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    The rudder is in exactly the same place as per the kit. it has just been lengthened (deepened) to meet the pintle block at the base of the lead keel. the The rudder is 155 mm long.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    10 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    My post worked, Thanks Ron๐Ÿ‘

    Here are some more photos to prove that the Dragon can sail but not as it is designed by Billingโ€™s.

    The hull was moulded off an old damaged hull, filled and faired. I did nothing for 15 years and a fellow Canterbury J sailor took it and made something of it.

    Itโ€™s like a classic version of a DF65 and easy to transport, fits in the car rather than the Canterbury J which it big. Also not effected by weeds!

    Anyway I was happy to see something come of my hard labourโ€™s some years ago into an attractive sailing and display model.
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    ๐Ÿ“ Billings - Dragen - Dragon
    10 months ago by Vanya ( Leading Seaman)
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    Here is a Billings Dragon that has been made to sail with Rc and a winch/rudder. Alterations were made to the C of Effort and the sail plan was altered to allow this. There are 24 hulls made. It is in New Zealand.

    This is my first posting. Hope it works.
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