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Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
« Reply #375 on: April 13, 2016, 11:08:54 PM »

Red October surfaced in Nanaimo BC at Nanaimo Boat Modellers annual show and was met by HMCS Kitchener. At the close of the show Red October was released to continue on her world tour.
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Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
« Reply #376 on: May 14, 2016, 06:55:00 PM »

Via eMail to Mayhem ...


Copy of our club Binnacle showing Red visiting the group last meeting. I will have it at the Maple Bay Wooden Boat Festival  on the 21 – 22 (link to Maple Bay is in there on page 9 if interested). I think Ron Burchett will be back first week of June and will work on where it travels next. I have had a couple of requests to send it back east but no one is travelling that way.

Feel free to post our Binnacle on Mayhem or RC Groups.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B34-lNcGPN5KTUlPNzdjYzYtLVE

Ron had a contact to send it to Australia but not sure if he followed up with it.

When it was in Nanaimo we had it in their pool – bit of water in the bilge. I thought it was coming in through the prop shaft but it was a hairline crack where the CA glue had let go. I’ve patched the crack inside with a bit of glass cloth and Cold Cure  then sloshed a good coat of S-1 epoxy sealer in there – that sealed it fairly well. Should be good for the next group. Also will provide another battery adapter to the Tamiya plug style – make it easier.

Sound like we are on the right track? Will have a couple of photo-ops hopefully as well when at Maple Bay.

Regards,
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Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
« Reply #377 on: May 14, 2016, 09:21:27 PM »

She has no Russian flag on her side


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Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
« Reply #378 on: May 14, 2016, 10:11:50 PM »

There are flags on the stbd side too, might be a modern Russian one there.  The red star should be OK though :-))
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Re: Red Ocktober's world tour
« Reply #379 on: May 15, 2016, 09:17:10 AM »

There are flags on the stbd side too, might be a modern Russian one there.  The red star should be OK though :-))
Oh Oh, I`ve  just seen photos of starboard side....NO FLAGS :o!!!!  Maybe someone will add a Russian Federation flag at some point on it`s journey :embarrassed:  See Ray123 in post #361 in this thread.
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Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #380 on: March 21, 2017, 07:22:58 PM »

...Hi Guys...


RED OKTOBER came up in a conversation at the club on Sunday as it was our guys who took her to Ellesmere Port last year prior to a planned trip to Canada...
Did RED OKTOBER make it back across the pond ?...If not where is she now ?...


...Best Regards...Norry...
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #381 on: March 22, 2017, 01:10:30 AM »

Topic merged  :-)
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #382 on: March 22, 2017, 02:25:29 PM »

Good Morning - Red Oktober is currently up island at Ron's place waiting to see where it heads next.
I received an e-mail from Umi this morning as well - perhaps it can make one more visit to the north end of Vancouver Island before leaving. Have some work up in port McNeil and it might look good meeting up with the Numas Warrior there for a few photos together.
It's in good shape, packed in its container and ready to travel.
Regards, Mike
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #383 on: March 22, 2017, 08:04:17 PM »

Send it down under!!  %%
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #384 on: March 23, 2017, 12:32:14 AM »

would have been nice to gt her back for Mayhem! maybe next year
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #385 on: March 23, 2017, 03:56:06 AM »

would have been nice to gt her back for Mayhem! maybe next year

Hmmm.

Australia, New Zealand?, Japan...We were hoping to get it home, to it's owner in California...  {:-{

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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #386 on: March 26, 2017, 10:01:03 AM »

It would have been good to see a model boat circumnavigate the globe going eastwards but the opportunity to re-cross the Atlantic was too good to miss. Planned Oz courier let us down three years in a row sadly.  Perhaps Red and crew will resurface amongst the lumberjack and will be OK !  A few people in Canada were on the welcoming list too , Mounted Police for instance.   Toesup must be missing his wandering protégé.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #387 on: March 26, 2017, 12:35:01 PM »

Come On Guys...Where are the Pictures.?...

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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #388 on: April 03, 2017, 04:26:15 PM »

Red made an appearance at the Nanaimo Boat Club's show from Thursday to Sunday - Nanaimo is located on the east side of Vancouver Island.


Waiting to see where it heads next.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #389 on: April 03, 2017, 07:17:39 PM »


Still looks in good shape!  :-))
 Is she still fully functional?
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #390 on: April 03, 2017, 11:41:41 PM »

It didn't come over with any electronics - last time I had it in the pond I used a setup from one of my springers - there are a variety of connectors with leads that travel with it.


I also gave the innards a good brushing of S-100 when it first arrived to seal the inside (outlined in an earlier posting)


We'll take a photo of the case that it travels in and post it.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #391 on: April 04, 2017, 09:04:54 AM »

Here you go Mike. The original travelling crate was on the heavy side so it was jettisoned in Helsinki for airline cabin travel in rucksack.  The current crate is blue foam and half the weight of the original wooden one.   No electronics or batteries are carried because of current security concerns at airports. Wonder where it is bound now, there a few Canadians and Americans that might like to sail it if we can get it to them free or cheap. Any ideas ?
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #392 on: April 04, 2017, 02:18:40 PM »

Thanks for posting these - the case is still in good shape.
Should hear about its next destination shortly.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #393 on: May 28, 2017, 01:44:28 AM »

Red Oktober intercepted at the Canadian US Border, and held.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #394 on: May 28, 2017, 02:58:19 PM »

Looks like it has left Vancouver Island heading south.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #395 on: June 06, 2017, 08:42:16 PM »

I am doing a transatlantic round trip in August on QM2. We visit Halifax and New York. Wishful thinking that maybe it could get a free ride back across the pond with me?
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #396 on: June 11, 2017, 12:10:36 PM »

Tovarishch Nemo,  mayhaps the captain and crew of Red Oktober would like a bit of capitalist luxury but alas they would be going the wrong way plus it is now within striking distance of comrade Toesup, our illustrious designer/builder`s dry-dock that to reverse direction now might be a bit counter productive.   My  Australian friends are back in UK for their hols until Sept/Oct so maybe the topic will re-surface (sorry) over a wine glass or two during their stay. Then a complete circumnavigation could be back on track, NZ, China, Japan all have enthusiasts waiting to assist.  I will contact you if the Aussies co-operate, their son is a seaman out of Newcastle NSW and a strong union member with dozens of contacts sailing the Pacific so maybe a good wine down by the loch some summer evening...... :} Dosvidanya
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #397 on: June 11, 2017, 07:18:01 PM »

Rumors of Australia via Bahrain, but just rumors...

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« Reply #398 on: June 13, 2017, 11:05:13 PM »

Привет Duncan!  Plenty of caviar on the Queen for the Skipper and Crew of RO! Also, several nice swimming pools for a luxurious dip, or maybe even a tow across the pond :} Rab.
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Re: Where is RED OKTOBER ?...
« Reply #399 on: August 08, 2017, 02:54:08 PM »

Nemo, when is your Queen trip ?   Be sure to look up the Bard`s statue in a certain city and answer the "where in the world" question.
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