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Author Topic: Anyone interested in easy build Classic RC model schooners or sloops?  (Read 10992 times)

Offline Nemo

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I've joined this forum for help and guidance in constructing an electric side paddler. And very glad  I have.   :)

Over the past 12 months I've built a gaff rigged schooner and two sloops that sail like a dream from yesteryear.

Here a few photos by way of introduction .  My personal blog site has a lot of info should anyone fancy getting into sailboats using familiar timbers.

Check out   http://rcsailboats.pw/  for information on where to get plans, and how they turn out!~

And a couple of YouTubes of the boats  in action.

https://youtu.be/t5AiXT4gSSg

crusoemal$18

https://youtu.be/SmDGE6mmJF0

« Last Edit: May 29, 2018, 07:30:07 AM by Nemo »
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Offline DamienG

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Offline Walter Snowdon

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Re: Anyone interested in easy build Classic RC model schooners or sloops?
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2020, 04:06:29 AM »
 I particularly like the schooner it has a very American look about it . The two yawls are interesting- double ended AND spritsail rigged! There is nothing as beautiful as a schooner sailing (I have built three in my 71 years of modelling) EXCEPT a clyde paddler ploshing its way through the water!. Regards, Walter.

Offline DamienG

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Re: Anyone interested in easy build Classic RC model schooners or sloops?
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2020, 10:38:23 AM »
Bought from hobby shop I worked for in the late 60's and built as rehab for my Dad after a nasty fall through a faulty manhole cover at a telephone exchange landing back down on a 44 gal drum floating below.


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Offline Walter Snowdon

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Re: Anyone interested in easy build Classic RC model schooners or sloops?
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2020, 08:17:37 PM »
Hi Damien. That looks a bit like the old Emma C berry kit to me!. (No longer available). I built one about  thirty years ago . Alas It never saw the water. I had taken it to a friends workshop to set the sail winch and while we were having a cuppa a shelf load of heavy tools colapsed on it, crushing it and two of my mates models to pulp - a very sorry day! regards, Walter

Offline DamienG

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Re: Anyone interested in easy build Classic RC model schooners or sloops?
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2020, 10:52:48 PM »
Walter it is indeed Emma C Berry, with a few mod's I was sailing on Victoria Au's Albert park lake when a squall hit laying her sails flat on the water. Unfortunately I hadn't pinned the hatches.

After some thought I removed all the ballast from within the hull, cut a length of 3/4" copper pipe the keel length melted the lead and poured it in the tube and attached it to the keel.

With the lead a further 1 1/4" she was much more stable.

Offline DamienG

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Re: Anyone interested in easy build Classic RC model schooners or sloops?
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2020, 11:04:09 PM »
My wife Jo found  this model on a local buy swap & sell for $180 I couldn't resist.
hull length stern to bowsprit tip 115 cm or 45"static model.

« Last Edit: March 14, 2020, 11:18:19 PM by DamienG »

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Re: Anyone interested in easy build Classic RC model schooners or sloops?
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2020, 09:31:21 AM »
That looks a bit like a Bluenose model.

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Re: Anyone interested in easy build Classic RC model schooners or sloops?
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2020, 02:30:19 PM »
It is indeed a Bluenose model.

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I received a nice gift from my wife yesterday a 10 cent Canadian 1978 coin with Bluenose engraved on it.
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