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    πŸ“ York Model Boat Club Early Summer Regatta Laytham Park
    21 days ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks for the link - I would like to spend a day at the Regatta.
    Bob
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    πŸ’¬ Re: I am finding the painting very slow
    1 month ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I also find painting any of my powerboats to be the slowest part - and for me at least - the worst part!
    Cutting the parts from plan and assembling the boat is what I enjoy doing the most, but painting (the bit that shows off the model the best) is not something I enjoy as I am finding it hard to get a really nice brushed finish.
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    πŸ“ Radio Equipment
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    ...also, are you happy to cruise around your local waters at a nice scale speed - or do you have any plans to get involved in any tug pulling competitions?

    The latter would normally need rather more power.....🀣
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    πŸ“ Sea Commander
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Ground testing radios with longer aerials such as the 27meg, and 40/41 meg radio systems should be done with the aerials fully retracted to reduce the effective range before walking way from the model to perform the test.
    Some 2.4 gig systems (such as Spectrum) have a range reduction button that can be depressed to give the same range reducing effect.
    Pre-arranged hand signals with a "helper" are essential to establish what is going on when the model is too far away to observe the response by eye.
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    πŸ“ Sea Commander
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The elastic band and hook idea has been used for many decades and works well as long as the elastic band is strong enough for the particular application and is replaced before it has time to perish.
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    πŸ“ Sea Commander
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    No adverse reaction to magnets to date using various and different r/c systems.

    All of the models have been electric powered and all have used 2.4gig radio systems.
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    πŸ“ Sea Commander
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I fitted one 2mm brass rod to pass through the top of the front windscreen into the base of the front cabin roof.

    This worked well, so I repeated this to retain the removable central wheelhouse roof and the rear cabin roof too.

    The small bent ends gave me something to pull them back out with when I needed to remove any of the cabin tops, and they were small enough not to be conspicuous.
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    πŸ“ Sea Commander
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Having had a good fitting cabin roof blow off of my Rapier during a high speed run, I fitted some brass rod with small right angled bends on the end to make them easy to push in and pull back out again.

    This was a good mechanical fix that never failed, but I have now changed them for recessed magnets that i hope will work as well when I am able to get back to the club lake again this season.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Corvette
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Hi Brightwork,

    Did you reinforce your Corvette hull after you repaired it - or is it still balsa wood?

    I am concerned about this soft wood hull on such a big heavy model.

    Bob
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Corvette
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    No other owners of the Sterling Kits 48" Chris Craft Corvette here in the UK?

    I am feeling quite lonely.......😭
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Corvette
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    The Corvette is a fairly large and heavy boat and the hull is made from balsa wood so it is easy dented from minor impacts.
    I am seriously considering stripping the hull and coating it with a cloth and resin mix to help make it more durable.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Corvette
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Are there any other Sterling Chris Craft Corvette owners here in the UK?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Corvette
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you. Its an on-going project that is taking far longer than I expected but part of that is because of its large size (compared to my small workshop!) and there need to work outside when our Lancashire weather permits!
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Chris Craft Corvette
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I also have a 48" Chris Craft Corvette that was made from the Sterling kit.
    Mine is being restored as it was not in great shape when I started work on it (see the Mayhem thread) but it is a little too big for my small workshop (shed) so I can only work on it comfortably when we have good weather.........and I live in Lancashire 😎
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    πŸ’¬ Re: SMBC videos
    2 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Nice to see your video - I was attracted to it first of all because I am a member of Southport Model Boat Club (also SMBC) and I thought that somebody had made a video for us. 🀣
    Hopefully we will also be able to get back into action shortly!!
    Stay safe,
    Bob.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Y Ddraig Aur
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Just as I was thinking that it would be nice to see a DF95 with a different coloured hull - this picture came along.......really nice !

    Bob.
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Santos Maru
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That is a nice tidy (ship-shape) looking model that has inspired me to add a sailing boat to my fleet of mostly powerboats and scale models.

    Bob.
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    πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you again GBR716.

    This will save me trying to get the required font and size (the easy bit) matched-up with a printer/vinyl cutter who may not already know what is required.

    As soon as my registration number comes through I will order the numbers and GBR sail letters .

    Stay safe,

    Bob.
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    πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks GBR716.

    I am getting a boat "sorted" and have applied for a registration number.

    All I need to find now is a good supplier of pre-cut letters and numbers to the correct spec.

    Do you have a supplier that you can recommend or use that these can be bought from?

    Many thanks - all of the links you have supplied have been very helpful and interesting.

    Bob.πŸ‘
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    πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks GBR716.

    I will see if he (Mike Weston) sells the numbers and find out if they are iron-on or self adhesive.

    Many thanks,

    Bob.
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    πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks - that is (almost) all the info I need get started.

    Having gained a registration number - where do you recommend buying suitable numbers and how do you apply them to the sails?

    I am guessing that any of the optional sail sets could be bought from third party suppliers with these numbers already screen printed on?

    Bob.
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    πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thanks GBR716.

    Those are very helpful links.

    How do you register the yacht and get your own GBR sail numbers for your DF95 ?

    Many thanks for your advice,

    Bob.
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    πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sounds like a good choice.

    Is there just the one size of sail used?
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    πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I like the idea of any "one type" class of boat .

    The last time that I had anything like that was years ago when Derek Priestly made the Mustang yachts for a one type class of racing at Fleetwood.

    My wife and I each had one made (both with three suits of sails) but family illness back home in Bath took us away from this for 2-3 years, and when we returned we had lost a lot of the interest and the class was no longer quite as popular as it was back in its heyday.

    Move-on 15 - 20 years (and retirement) and maybe the Dragonflite95 could have some interest for us?

    I will check it out!
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    πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Thank you!

    If things go to plan and the vaccination program also goes to plan we may be able to get down again sometime after the end of July.

    Stay safe!

    Bob.
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    πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    I live in Lancashire but come from Bath and occasionally visit family and friends (about once a year) and hope that when things return to "near-normal" again, that I could bring one of my model boats with me and have a sail with it one afternoon perhaps - would this be possible?
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    πŸ“ Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Can electric powered model boats be sailed on the lake - or is it for sailing boats only?
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    πŸ’¬ Re: Aerokits Sea Commander
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    It is certainly a good story - even if it is not true - I really like it!

    "never let the truth get in the way of a good story" is an adage that is always worth remembering 🀣

    Stay safe!

    Bob.
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    πŸ“ Vinyl Cutter
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    Sorry I cant offer any advice Fred, but I will be following this thread with interest as I have a similar need to be able to make my own stickers/decals.
    Bob.
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    πŸ“ Not All Boats
    3 months ago by zooma ( Petty Officer 1st Class)
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    That looks superb Ron - nice job πŸ‘
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