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Vintage yacht
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:08:14 PM »

Hi,
I was given this yacht today, yes there is a God.

Although the plan rates her as a Marblehead, 50-800, she is 51 and a half inches long. Very over engineered, the mast is nearly an inch in diameter.

All hand made with plank on frame, even the cabin.

If possible I would like some design ideas for the cabin. I am not altering anything major.

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Re: Vintage yacht
« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2012, 03:04:38 PM »

What a very nice thing to be given Rickles!  <*<

Vis-a-vis the cabin, how about just tarting it up with a bit of brass work? A few port holes? Some rails? Leave it as is but make it a bit more stand-of-scale....sort of thing?
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Re: Vintage yacht
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 07:24:41 AM »

Hi rmaddock,

That sound good, I like that idea.

I gave the hull a a wash and clean today and stripped down the fittings.

I have found a web site that does vintage scale fittings.

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 09:08:35 AM »

Got the E-mail?

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Re: Vintage yacht
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2012, 08:19:11 AM »

Hi Ian,

Not yet.

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« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2012, 10:40:32 AM »

Yes yer 'av, you replied yesterday, Road test report.  %%

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« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2012, 02:14:33 PM »

You might have to refresh my memory please.

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Re: Vintage yacht
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2012, 07:56:13 AM »

Hi,

It seems the yacht is in far better shape than I thought,

The deck has also been varnished.

Should I use a quarter scale servo for steering?

For a winch I will be using a Rob Guyatt winch.


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« Reply #8 on: March 27, 2012, 05:10:41 PM »

For a winch I will be using a Rob Guyatt winch.

I wish I could stretch to a few of those for my boat...they'd solve my problems in an instant. Hey ho.  :((

Glad to hear the boat's in good condition though  :-))
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Re: Vintage yacht
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2012, 07:30:55 AM »

Hi maddock,

My first winch from Rob is in my Marblehead thaat I use for racing.

Its nearly twenty years old and still works like the day I bought it.

It has been back once to Rob for a check up, prounounced ok and back in the yacht.

The instructions for maintainance is easy, spray or submerge in WD-40.

Very expensive but more than worth it,

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