The ship is coming along quite well now... I knew if I got her into the
water, before starting the ships boats they would not be built ! So I
forced myself to make a start... first I made the plug, in timber for the
carvel planked yawl... I did not fancy planking it and then trying to get
a smooth hull... So I vacuum formed it , intending planking the inside for
the timber effect. The two other boats ... Cutter & Dinghy... were planked
on removable bulkheads... Using yellow tinted silk finish varnish on the
inside and white silk finish on the outside.
The old camping trailer I had was rebuilt to take the launching trolley.
Making transport very easy! The Ship is now ready to rig, after completing
all the small fittings and internal machinery. The 6 channel R.C. Tx. has
been converted to 9 operations, These being... Props...Rudder...Jib
sails...Main Sails...Foresails...Driver sail... Anchors... Arming the
Guns+lights... & Firing the 12 Guns, Either Port or Starboard single or
random! The Guns use a propellant powder charge. But have no
white smoke just yet... This has to be overcome?
I have just received the colour T.V. Camera & Transmitter that operates
from the Ships Stern Davit... This provides a shore link to a monitor,
giving a panning shot over deck as the rudder tiller turns the camera into
the intended heading !!! Just like being on board ?