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    ๐Ÿ“ Vic Smeed's 'Waterbaby'
    7 months ago by Xtal ( Able Seaman)
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    Thanks for the advice. I have changed to a smaller battery and moved it fwrd (it is R/C). I have also tried to see if there is any internal ballast but that's not easy without removing the deck.
    I think its time to drill the lead keel as suggested. I have found a local expert who says he will do the job! Will report on progress.
    Many thanks.
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    7 months ago by Xtal ( Able Seaman)
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    Many thanks Martin.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Vic Smeed's 'Waterbaby'
    7 months ago by Xtal ( Able Seaman)
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    Many thanks for your helpful reply. The line between the wooden hull and the lead part of the keel is very clear so knowing where to drill will not be a problem. Do you think a fostner drill bit in a hand drill (slow speed) will be best for drilling lead. its something I've not done before so any advice would be much appreciated.
    I will put some more pictures up hopefully tomorrow.

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    ๐Ÿ“ Vic Smeed's 'Waterbaby'
    7 months ago by Xtal ( Able Seaman)
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    I have a 'WaterBaby' 25" R/C Pond Yacht built to a 1950s designed by Vic Smeed. I'd like to hear from fellow 'Water Baby' owners.
    One issue of interest is the keel weight which seems a little too heavy so the boat lies a little too low in the water. Has anyone made modifications to the keel? What is the best way to do this and how do you maintain good fore and aft trim?

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    7 months ago by Xtal ( Able Seaman)
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    I have a 25" R/C Pond Yacht built to a 1950s designed by Vic Smeed. I'd like to hear from fellow 'Water Baby' owners.
    One issue of interest is the keel weight which seems a little too heavy so the boat lies a little too low in the water. Has anyone made modifications to the keel? What is the best way to do this and how do you maintain good fore and aft trim?
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