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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    9 months ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Inner jib.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Gluing PVC Sheet
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    I might be inclined to experiment on scraps before you do it for real, starting with what you already have. The inflatable lads seem to like Stormsure, but I've heard good things about Vinylweld too. Is it sail battens or similar? In which case, double sided sticky tape might suffice. Does tend to vary a bit, though.

    ๐Ÿ“ Most west east and north Ukrainian member
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Maybe the member nearest to the meridian?
    I live at 0.0914 deg. East.

    ๐Ÿ“ Question
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Never heard of the boat train?
    P.S. Metcalf's do good stuff too!๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ Slec Ltd - Bob-A-Bout Footy Class Yacht Build
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, Greg,
    If I understand you correctly, it sounds like you need to separate the tube into two sheets, each with a luff pocket, by cutting through one layer only adjacent to on near to each luff pocket.
    I'm not interested in competitive sailing, so I'm going to turn mine into a gaffer. I'm just going to buy some rip stop kite material and start sewing. The end result should look much prettier,to my eyes, anyway.
    Take care,
    Bill.

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Aeronaut's Cabin Cruiser - Diva - My First Build
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Nicely built, Greg. Well done!

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Building The Footy Bob-About Sailboat Supplied By SLEC UK
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    I know what you mean Greg.
    I've drifted around a couple of model aircraft clubs before I landed on the one I'm in now. There's six or seven old guys, some younger, some older. We meet up in a village hall every fortnight during the winter, help each other out, fly each other's planes, and generally have a good laugh. Not always been like that with other clubs, though.
    With regards to the footy, I've just spent a quiet half hour cutting out and assembling the rudder and am waiting for the glue to dry.
    I've also just ordered some glass fibre tissue and resin, hopefully enough for the Wee Nip as well as finishing the footy.
    Take care,
    Bill.โ›ต

    ๐Ÿ’ฌ Re: Building The Footy Bob-About Sailboat Supplied By SLEC UK
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Looks like you've got that cracked off nicely, Greg. Well done!
    Now treat yourself to a coffee and cake whilst you consider what to do next.

    ๐Ÿ“ RNLI Moelfre lifeboat 'KIWI'
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Visited that station in the 1950s.
    Lovely spot, it was.
    Still can't pronounce Moelfre, though.

    ๐Ÿ“ 1:1 Battlefield Class Target Towing Vessel
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    I don't think that my Panda would be able to tow it!๐Ÿ˜

    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Am I missing something? Where's the questions?

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    ๐Ÿ“ Question of the Day?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    I'd be up for it. Might learn something along the way. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    ๐Ÿ“ Slec Ltd - Bob-A-Bout Footy Class Yacht Build
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, Greg,
    How's it going?
    Did the sails or sail material come with the kit?
    If not it looks like they're using mylar drafting film or similar, together with mylar sticky tape.
    A quick run through the nomenclature.
    The main sail is the big one at the back, the jib the smaller one at the front. In both cases, the luff is the front edge of the sail, the leech the back edge, and the foot the bottom edge.
    The booms are the moving horizontal spars.
    The gooseneck is the fitting below the main sail boom, which swivels in two split pins pushed through holes drilled in the mast.
    A bowsie is the little sliding fitting akin to those used on tent guy lines to adjust their length. It might be dog bone shaped or it might be a little ring with three holes. The kicking strap is the loop of line with a bowsie which runs diagonally from about half way along the main boom to the little ring in the bottom of the gooseneck. It's purpose is to keep the boom from lifting, and it is not attached to the sheet, ie the line attached to the sail servo, although it does look to be in the sail plan. The luff pockets are the seams along edges, or luffs, of both sails.
    I think that just about covers it, but if I've missed anything, don't be afraid to ask.
    All the very best. Look after yourself.
    Bill.
    P. S. My email address is bill46isherwood@gmail.com if you'd find that easier.

    ๐Ÿ“ Slec Ltd - Bob-A-Bout Footy Class Yacht Build
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, Greg,
    For what it's worth, I'm putting in a new 15kg servo, ยฃ9.99 on ebay, for the sails, and a standard 9g servo out of my aircraft spares box for the rudder.
    4xaa cell battery holder for power.
    Bill.

    ๐Ÿ“ Slec Ltd - Bob-A-Bout Footy Class Yacht Build
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Yay!!!!
    Good luck with the surgery!

    ๐Ÿ“ Slec Ltd - Bob-A-Bout Footy Class Yacht Build
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Could maybe try stitch and glue? Punch, or drill a line of sixteenth holes around the perimeter, sew the panels together, then glue, and clean the outside off once it's set?

    ๐Ÿ“ Slec Ltd - Bob-A-Bout Footy Class Yacht Build
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi,
    The ply was so thin it was hardly worth chamfering for most of it. I just chamfered the verticalish bow joint.
    When putting the deck on, I ran a thin strip of wood around the gunnels, then flattened the top of that off with sandpaper on a stick drawn across the gunnels which did make a chamfer and increased the gluing area.

    ๐Ÿ“ Removing Laser Cut Parts
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    I've an old Exacto modelling knife, the sort with a big, rounded, plastic grip. I use the chisel blade that came with it and use it like a palm chisel. The force then goes through your palm and up through your wrist, which is kinder on your fingers. Hope I've explained it right!๐Ÿค”

    ๐Ÿ“ Slec Ltd - Bob-A-Bout Footy Class Yacht Build
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    You ain't stupid! We all started somewhere. Just happens for me that I started whilst still at school.
    For what it's worth, I'd get the Hull sides, bottom and stern glued up before you start cutting the servo plate to length. That way you'll get a better idea of the size it should be. I've tried to post a photo of the internal layout, which might help. If you need any parts identifying, just post them on here, and I'll try to help. Or with anything else for that matter. Just enjoy the project, and if in doubt, ask.

    ๐Ÿ“ Slec Ltd - Bob-A-Bout Footy Class Yacht Build
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Didn't know SLEC did one! If I did, I'd probably have bought it.
    Mine's at the finished hull stage.It differs a bit, in that the rudder'r further forward, as in the original plan, and I've built a small cabin on top of the hatch.
    Will post a photo later, when I figure out how to!
    To answer your question, though, I first tacked the panels together with cyano, then taped it up well, particularly round the seams, so that the epoxy or whatever couldn't leak out.
    Pity you're at the other end of the country. We could have had some good races. And craic.

    ๐Ÿ“ Finding Somewhere To Sail?
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, Greg,
    I'm in a similar position, a tad older than you, returning to the hobby, about to complete a Bobabout footy and then start on a Wee Nip.
    Life's too short, my friend. Just find a suitable pond, or canal, (Google Earth might help), put it in, and hope for the best. What's the worst that can happen?
    I know that probably sounds a bit irresponsible in this day and age, but you're not going to do much damage with a 70 cm model yacht.
    Unless you fall in, that is!
    Alternatively, and I've been thinking about this seriously, if you have a big enough back garden, perhaps get hold of as big a paddling pool as you can like some clubs use at shows.
    Just a thought.
    Wishing you well.
    Bill.

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    ๐Ÿ“ The Wee Nip sailing Boat Construction Materials
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    I can understand you. I think I'd baulk at cutting that lot out too!

    ๐Ÿ“ Glue.
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    Hi, Guys,
    New here. Thanks for letting me in!
    Just about to start on a Wee Nip.
    The instructions say put a fillet of epoxy along the inside of the hull joints.
    What do people think about using a bead of "hard as nails" or similar? Cheaper, easier, and should do a neater job.๐Ÿ˜Š

    ๐Ÿ“ The Wee Nip sailing Boat Construction Materials
    1 year ago by ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง WilliamI ( Master Seaman)
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    In theory, yes. but the outside would need a layer of glass to strengthen and waterproof it. the inside would also need waterproofing. Have just bought a laser cut set of ply panels from Sarik Hobbies ยฃ35 + p&p. Havent started on it yet but it looks good.



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