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General => Introduce Yourself => Topic started by: Nemo on May 27, 2018, 12:28:48 PM

Title: Aussie new member
Post by: Nemo on May 27, 2018, 12:28:48 PM
I live in country Victoria, Australia. Until a year ago I had  sailed plastic (non-wooden) rc sailboats for 10 years,  many of them, actually.
Then I found someone in the USA offering plans for custom classic sailboats using just thin plywood. So far I have built, and am sailing three of  them, a schooner and two sloops. A fourth is just started, a 58" schooner similar to the first, but somewhat modified .
But recently , while having lunch between racing, it occurred to me that using the plywood hull building techniques it shouldn't be a huge task to build a 1 metre or so rc electric powered river side-paddle boat.  Knowing that it wont be easy, I started looking for a suitable forum.
I plan to build it up from locally available plans  for  a 1 metre P.S. Adelaide, now 150 y.oo. and still plying the Murray river (or so I read)..

So here I am.   ;)
Title: Re: Aussie new member
Post by: rob on May 27, 2018, 06:21:47 PM
Welcome Nemo.
Builders always welcome
Title: Re: Aussie new member
Post by: Robert Hornby on May 28, 2018, 08:52:10 AM
Welcome to the forum Nemo, and I wish you the best of luck with your new project. I am just about to look for RC stuff for my 1 meter long launch so maybe you can give me some tips.
Robert
Title: Re: Aussie new member
Post by: DamienG on May 28, 2018, 10:16:40 AM
Welcome Nemo From Wendouree (Ballarat) any questions just ask there's lots of helpful modellers here.
Damien.
Title: Re: Aussie new member
Post by: Nemo on May 28, 2018, 05:33:38 PM
Thanks for the welcome and encouragement.   :)

I'm never slow in asking for advice and help or providing it where I can.

Bit surprised to find so many members in my region, some virtually neighbors.

I'll go visit  Floataboat within a fortnight (been on my lists for a long time) and check out some options.

As soon as I lay the keel , so to speak, I'll post progressive stages. At this stage I'm just absorbing info.

I'll start a new thread when that time comes.  I usually make YouTube videos as soon as a boat is  operational.
Title: Re: Aussie new member
Post by: DamienG on May 28, 2018, 07:14:10 PM
 :beer :beer