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derekwarner_decoy

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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #175 on: January 20, 2016, 10:37:14 PM »

OK Yannis..... %)

The Carley Floats are great
The tyre fenders are superb
The third legs on the benches will support all of this roundish mature Greek women  :kiss:

But what is that thing across the top of the vehicular ramp?.......it looks like a large stretched out dead rat  {-)

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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #176 on: January 21, 2016, 12:15:30 AM »

OK Yannis..... %)

The Carley Floats are great
The tyre fenders are superb
The third legs on the benches will support all of this roundish mature Greek women  :kiss:

But what is that thing across the top of the vehicular ramp?.......it looks like a large stretched out dead rat  {-

Derek

Derek. Having travelled on this particular ferry and many like it I can tell you the "dead rat" is a sort of woven coir/rope
mat used on the jetty at the end of the ramp so the cars do not bottom out as they exit the ramp

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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #177 on: January 23, 2016, 11:29:18 PM »

Derek. Having travelled on this particular ferry and many like it I can tell you the "dead rat" is a sort of woven coir/rope
mat used on the jetty at the end of the ramp so the cars do not bottom out as they exit the ramp

Geoff


Thanks Geoff :-))
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #178 on: February 21, 2017, 07:36:05 PM »

Hi everybody
It's been sometime but eventually did some work! Here is some photos and a video


       


https://youtu.be/PlBuZfvBSHI
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #179 on: February 21, 2017, 08:12:02 PM »

Very nice and unusual model ....  :-))
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #180 on: February 21, 2017, 08:58:26 PM »

Glad to see you back! What with Joe back as well, I will have to get the biscuits out for a good reading session.

She looks as good as I remember with some fine detail and a good fresh green colour.
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #181 on: February 21, 2017, 09:14:55 PM »

Thank you both, much appreciated :-)
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #182 on: February 23, 2017, 12:47:55 PM »

Another video being silly {-)  Just wanted to check how she behaves at top speed!


https://youtu.be/T_H2CFcJMVo
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #183 on: February 23, 2017, 08:03:25 PM »

I am making a complaint to the ferry company as I now have a cappucino in my lap as the skipper made a sharp left turn just as I was adding sugar!

She is quite nippy but not excessivly so, you might not get many customers though  :}
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #184 on: February 23, 2017, 08:12:30 PM »

I am making a complaint to the ferry company as I now have a cappucino in my lap as the skipper made a sharp left turn just as I was adding sugar!

She is quite nippy but not excessivly so, you might not get many customers though  :}


My apologies sir, I'll pay the bill to the cleaner's  {-) {-) {-)
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #185 on: February 23, 2017, 09:20:26 PM »

sails very well . she has speed to play catch up if she is late leaving . Looks good and sails well


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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #186 on: February 24, 2017, 01:18:11 PM »

sails very well . she has speed to play catch up if she is late leaving . Looks good and sails well


John


Yes, I'm quite pleased, she handles very well. Thanks for your kind words  :-)
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #187 on: February 24, 2017, 04:41:40 PM »

That's a good looking Ferry you have there - will you be populating it with crew / passengers ?

Regards,

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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #188 on: February 24, 2017, 06:38:11 PM »

That's a good looking Ferry you have there - will you be populating it with crew / passengers ?

Regards,

Ray.


Not in this one! I'm building another one of the same type which is going to be more detailed and I'm thinking of placing some figures :-))  Thanks for your kind words
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #189 on: June 15, 2018, 12:05:10 AM »


Dear Yannis,


I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Bob Leckie, I am 67 and retired. I live in Brisbane Australia and one of my hobbies is model boats (RC). I am a member of the Logan City Marine Modellers here in Brisbane and also a member of Mayhem, from which I found your most excellent build post of your Open Ferry, Kerkyra, well done. I have learnt so much, in fact I copied it into [size=78%]a Microsoft word doc.[/size]


I'm writing to you because I am also building something similar. Down here in Australia and around the Pacific Islands we use what we term LCT barge - Landing Craft Transport. These barges are used to transport goods such as vehicles, earth-moving machinery, copra (coconut) and anything else that will fit on the deck.


Many years ago I worked up in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) and we used an LCT barge to transport our road building equipment around the Island as there where no roads in those days. I was amazed with the way the LCT operated and have always wanted to build an RC model. I have searched for a scale plan but found nothing. My questions to you are did you build from a plan and if so would you mind shearing with me the company's details so I can contact them directly.


My build was going to be from ply wood and fiberglass over the top.
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #190 on: June 23, 2018, 12:23:27 AM »

Dear Yannis,


I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Bob Leckie, I am 67 and retired. I live in Brisbane Australia and one of my hobbies is model boats (RC). I am a member of the Logan City Marine Modellers here in Brisbane and also a member of Mayhem, from which I found your most excellent build post of your Open Ferry, Kerkyra, well done. I have learnt so much, in fact I copied it into [size=78%]a Microsoft word doc.[/size]


I'm writing to you because I am also building something similar. Down here in Australia and around the Pacific Islands we use what we term LCT barge - Landing Craft Transport. These barges are used to transport goods such as vehicles, earth-moving machinery, copra (coconut) and anything else that will fit on the deck.


Many years ago I worked up in the New Hebrides (now Vanuatu) and we used an LCT barge to transport our road building equipment around the Island as there where no roads in those days. I was amazed with the way the LCT operated and have always wanted to build an RC model. I have searched for a scale plan but found nothing. My questions to you are did you build from a plan and if so would you mind shearing with me the company's details so I can contact them directly.


My build was going to be from ply wood and fiberglass over the top.


Thanks for your kind words sir!
I worked on a copy of the original plans of the shipyard, they were kindly given to me by a friend of mine who is a naval architect. If you wish I could send you a copy no problem, just send me your address!!!
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #191 on: June 23, 2018, 12:52:00 AM »

Hello Yannis,
Thank you so much for your offer. My email address is (removed for personal security reasons, itís inadvisable to post your email on open forum) Please use the PM system if you wish to exchange personal details.


I am thrilled to bits and to have your forum notes (which I have copied) has put me in a good position to start.


Thank you kindly.


Bob
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Re: Open type ferry
« Reply #192 on: June 23, 2018, 02:22:46 AM »


Mate, it is not wise to put your email on display. Easy target for hackers.


Best to send Yannis a personal message and then exchange details
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« Reply #193 on: June 23, 2018, 03:31:11 AM »

Mate, it is not wise to put your email on display. Easy target for hackers.


Best to send Yannis a personal message and then exchange details
 


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