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Model of Kaiser Franz Josef 1
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Description: Model of Kaiser Franz Josef 1 sailing on 28th February 2013 at Aubery Pond, Largs, Ayrshire.
The real ship, built in 1873, sails on the Wolfgangsee, near Saltzburg, Austria.
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Posted by: Guest March 01, 2013, 07:31:19 AM

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Guest
March 04, 2013, 08:34:38 AM
Eddy,

The model is 1:25 scale which makes her 52 inches long. She is about the maximum size which will fit in my hatchback.  
She sails very well, and by omitting the awning at the rear, she is not too affected by wind.
I have given her independent paddles (unlike the rear vessel) and these allow her to be easily maneouvred into berths and out again, and to be turned in her own length if required. However she responds to the rudder fairly well, even astern, so can be steered that way most of the time between pier calls.

Gordon
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March 04, 2013, 05:51:26 AM
A lovely model Gordon, how big is it?

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Eddy



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