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Dry Dock / Shipyard: Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: steamboatbob on October 19, 2008, 01:43:04 PM

Title: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: steamboatbob on October 19, 2008, 01:43:04 PM
Hi guys just thaught i would start a little thread up to say that there is nothing better than a crystal clear lake and a nice big yacht so find your best photo and post em on here.

ill go first here is one of my mates yachts i don't have one as yet but will get there one day.

(http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/ee84/steamboatbob/PA190007.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Tester on October 19, 2008, 02:04:25 PM
Maiden voyage last week

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Post by: Ron1 on October 19, 2008, 02:28:20 PM
This is my 1/96 scale Battleship USS North Carolina scratchbuilt, size 7 ft-7 inch.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Ron1 on October 19, 2008, 02:31:45 PM
This is my 1/72 scale scratchbuilt USS Moffett.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: JayDee on October 19, 2008, 02:33:35 PM

Hello,

My Schooner, Bluenose in a breeze at Fleetwood Lake UK.

John.

www.john-dowd.co.uk
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: roycv on October 19, 2008, 04:16:59 PM
Hi all, Here is my latest yacht sailing, just launched 6.10.08  This is Gracia from the Graupner kit of the 1960's.  36 inches loa and 57 inches tall.
She took a few months but was worth it.
Regards Roy
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: roycv on October 19, 2008, 04:25:13 PM
Hi, I thought you might like to see my J class yacht Endeavour.  She is a working version of the Amati kit at 1:35 scale.
regards Roy
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: tony52 on October 19, 2008, 07:39:46 PM
(http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/7707/jenny21xm4.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

'Jenny', replica of a vintage gaff rigged model yacht. Came as a free plan with 'Model Boats' magazine in 1988.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: dougal99 on October 19, 2008, 11:17:59 PM
My Racing Sparrow designed by Bryn Heveldt. From his book Build Your Own Radio Controlled Model Yacht.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: tigertiger on October 24, 2008, 12:50:00 PM
One of my favourite Glossies
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Col_Pat on September 17, 2009, 11:57:41 AM
My model of the Robbe Atlantis on the pond at the Sue Rider Home, Nettlebed, Oxforshire
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Boomer on June 21, 2010, 05:02:10 AM
G'day,
For me, one of the best things about this forum is that it provides an opportunity to see the creations of others from all over the planet. I really appreciate the postings that include photos.

I see that this thread has been in hibernation for a while, so I thought I'd post a few pictures of my favorite boat in the hope that others will do the same.

This particular boat has become a some what of a collector's item. Most who have them, tend to keep them. Some of you maybe familiar with this boat from it's glory days back in 1993-94 when she won the then "Whitbread Round the World" race (1993-94) (Now the Volvo RTW) It is a 1/20 scale model of the W60 Yamaha RTW Yacht designed by Farr Designs (also the Endeavor and many other famous racing Yachts) This model is unique in the attention to detail and of the accuracy of the model. I am happy to report that RC boat sails as well as it looks, and is particularly comfortable in heavier winds.

A number of RC enthusiast in many parts of the globe, fortunate enough to have one of these beautiful boats, stay in touch with each other and share tips and photos with each other. If anyone seeing this posting has a Yamaha, let us know and please post some pictures of your boat(s).

Like many of you, I enjoy researching the the history of the original boats our scale models are fashioned after.  A fact few are aware of about the Yamaha, it that there were two identical Yamahas build back in late 1992, one for the team to use for pre-race practice, the other for the actual race. Another interesting and little known "tidbit", is that both boats were raced in the same 36,000 mile Round the World race, but under different colors. The Yamaha Skippered by Ross Field, the other by Dawn Riley and an all female crew. If you are into sailing, the history of this boat is very interesting and worth looking into. I am happy to share my research with anyone interested. :-))

Sorry mates, I drift. I have included a few pictures of my Yamaha RTW. Comments are always welcome.
G'day
Windchaser


(http://s3.postimage.org/cD1Xi.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqcD1Xi)


(http://s3.postimage.org/cDqTJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqcDqTJ)

(http://s3.postimage.org/cDtnS.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqcDtnS)

(http://s3.postimage.org/cDASi.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqcDASi)

(http://s3.postimage.org/cDDmr.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqcDDmr)

Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Tugwilson on June 21, 2010, 06:26:06 AM
1:40 scale of H.M.S. Surprise on Setley Pond in The New Forest UK

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c106/Tugwilson/HMS%20Surprise/surprise-12010_06_05_10_43_3200405_.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Aurigarius on June 21, 2010, 07:27:02 AM
My boat named "Pretty B*tch". The GFK-hull is chinese. But the rigg is selfmade. Extremely fast in light winds. Little tricky though in 5 BFT or more.
1m long and 2,36m in height overall.

(http://lh5.ggpht.com/_d7TQLYNMGUQ/S9U9MEablSI/AAAAAAAACjY/akcJVuvC0iA/s800/SDC10957.JPG)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: meatbomber on June 21, 2010, 09:41:59 AM
Here's mine :)

Scratchbuilt US Naval Brig Somers 12guns Scale 1:51 LOD 60cm displacement 2,1kg

(http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab324/meatbomber/USN%20Somers/DSC_0007.jpg)

Giving that piratical footy a broadside :D
(http://i876.photobucket.com/albums/ab324/meatbomber/USN%20Somers/DSC_0101.jpg)

Tugwilson can you post a few more details on your Surprise ? looks outstanding !
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: JerryTodd on June 21, 2010, 01:51:33 PM
He did, starting at reply #56 of this thread: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=24106.0
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: cbr900 on June 21, 2010, 01:55:36 PM
Hi,

This is my A Class Yacht which is built of Kevlar Carbon Fibre, it is almost 2 metres long and three high,
keel is 11 kg lead sails in almost and wind soft or strong................


Roy
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: meatbomber on June 21, 2010, 01:59:35 PM
He did, starting at reply #56 of this thread: http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=24106.0

got it thanks ! :)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: MikeK on June 21, 2010, 04:12:47 PM
Will Everard


Mike
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: des321 on June 21, 2010, 10:50:37 PM
Some pics of my Moonbeam pond yacht.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: cbr900 on June 22, 2010, 01:19:45 PM
Seems I forgot to post the pic....... :embarrassed: :embarrassed:


Roy
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Mike S on June 22, 2010, 03:24:32 PM
My 1/7th scale Cornish Shrimper at Broomfield Park North London. Weather poor, breeze fickle, pond not crystal clear!


Cheers,

Mike


(http://s2.postimage.org/FOFK9.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsFOFK9)

(http://s4.postimage.org/1SaI0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV1SaI0)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Jimmy James on June 22, 2010, 08:52:15 PM

(http://s3.postimage.org/iwuLA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqiwuLA)
Topsail schooner Wyvern
(http://s4.postimage.org/2ZH6r.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV2ZH6r)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Jimmy James on June 22, 2010, 08:57:55 PM
Brigantine Freebooter
(http://s4.postimage.org/2_Gt0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV2_Gt0)

(http://s4.postimage.org/2_VqS.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aV2_VqS)
Jimmy James
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Jimmy James on June 22, 2010, 09:01:45 PM
Barque Fire Drake
(http://s3.postimage.org/iyDsi.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqiyDsi)

(http://s1.postimage.org/PSNmS.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxPSNmS)

Jimmy James
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Jimmy James on June 22, 2010, 09:05:25 PM
Iron Clad Sloop Sultsn
(http://s2.postimage.org/GPYx9.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsGPYx9)

(http://s2.postimage.org/GQ7vJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsGQ7vJ)

Jimmy James
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: jenno on June 22, 2010, 09:33:16 PM
just a few from Bryn Bach Park.

                              jenno.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: promocean on June 24, 2010, 09:47:10 PM

(http://s2.postimage.org/O4jbJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsO4jbJ)

(http://s3.postimage.org/pLGrA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=PqpLGrA)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Boomer on June 25, 2010, 12:54:00 AM
Cool pictures! Boy the guy on the back of your boat must have strong grip and one fine pair of deck shoes! He does even lean.
What kind of boat is that? Is it a RTR?

Thanks
Windchaser
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Tombsy on June 25, 2010, 01:36:51 AM
Here's a few boats from our Calgary club waiting for a breeze.
(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y126/Pescador58/RC%20Vehicles/glenmoreAug302009005-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Martin [Admin] on July 09, 2010, 11:30:21 AM
Via email to Mayhem...


Hi Model Boat Mayhem,
 
See attached a couple of pictures of my latest r/c sailing square-rigger, the "Anne B", based on "Penang". I hope you enjoy.
 
I'm a member of the Sheffield Ship Model Society, and the boat is pictured on the pond at Millhouses Park in Sheffield.
 
Nev Wade.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: tigertiger on July 09, 2010, 12:36:49 PM
Great model
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Jimmy James on July 11, 2010, 12:20:00 AM
Super Model
  With that press of sail she must have a tremendous keel ....What sail control do you have?
Freebooter
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on July 11, 2010, 02:38:27 AM
well visited steamboatbob the other month and he let me play with a yacht, 28deg under a nice shady tree and it was WINTER there. Oh how I miss it.

peter
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: derekwarner on July 11, 2010, 02:57:59 AM
If I didn't know better  :D.....I would have thought those two snaps were taken in OZ.......... {-) O0  ......Derek :-))
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: HS93 (RIP) on July 11, 2010, 03:08:58 AM
yep Perth WA really nice place. I was there for a month in Aprill/May

Peter
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: meatbomber on July 11, 2010, 09:30:22 PM
Super Model
  With that press of sail she must have a tremendous keel ....What sail control do you have?
Freebooter


it`s one of Neville Wades awesome square rigger models. There is more on jan Cocatrez page on rc square riggers to be found here:
http://www.cocatrez.net/Water/NevilleWadeShips/index.html

Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Jimmy James on July 12, 2010, 11:33:26 PM
Thanks MB
Jimmy
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Boomer on July 14, 2010, 07:19:14 PM
There are some really great pictures posted on this thread!  I am adding a few favorites. Hope you like them.  The location is in Southern Ca. on golf course in the high desert. The course has 25 lakes, of which we can sail on about 5 of them without getting hit by golf balls. The pictures were taken on Mirror Lake, my favorite to sail on becasue of the beautiful setting. The first two pictures were taken in the AM with little or now wind making picture taking pretty easy, the last was taken later in the day with a nice breeze.

Windchaser

(http://s2.postimage.org/OTnUA.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=TsOTnUA)

(http://s3.postimage.org/t2SiJ.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=Pqt2SiJ)

(http://s1.postimage.org/botA0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=gxbotA0)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Sci_sailor on August 01, 2010, 02:16:42 PM
Hi. Nice pics ! Enjoy them very much. Thought I share my glossy Monsoon 400 pics ( 40 cm long ) - aptly right after those of its big brother. Cheers !
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: essex2visuvesi on August 01, 2010, 03:31:46 PM
Will Everard


Mike

Is that the billing boats one?

If so Id love to hear how you RC'd
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Boomer on August 01, 2010, 04:43:59 PM
Sci_sailor,
I have not seen a "Mini Monsoo" before. Is it made by the same manufacturer? Like to see some pictures of it out of the water, perhaps a little closer to see the details of the boat.
Very interesting!
Thank you
Winchaser
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Sci_sailor on August 02, 2010, 12:06:31 PM
Hi Wind. It's a modification of a Zipang rc toy yacht bought online from play-asia.com.  Thought the slim hull resembles that of the Monsoon so I hand painted the hull using red, black and silver paint markers !! Will PM you a link containing some details as I dont want to go OT here. Thanks for the interest.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: k4s on August 16, 2010, 11:08:15 PM
Light and glassy can be both rewarding and frustrating {:-{
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: k4s on August 16, 2010, 11:19:08 PM
Sailing or drifting %)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Boomer on August 17, 2010, 02:52:31 AM
k4s
Very cool. Had me for a sec. Looks better right side up.
 :-))
Winchaser
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Jimmy James on August 23, 2010, 04:46:37 PM

(http://s4.postimage.org/nitWS.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVnitWS)

Wolfshead armed 18 century Lugger
(http://s4.postimage.org/nj4m0.jpg) (http://www.postimage.org/image.php?v=aVnj4m0)

Freebooter
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: pugwash on September 22, 2010, 11:20:14 AM
Well nobody said this thread is only for model yachts so I have included two of my favourites.
The first is myeself, wife and friend running south from the Farne Islands back to harbour.
The second is SWMBO (better known as Sheila) rounding Cape Spartivento(Italy) and heading for
Turkey on a yacht delivery trip in November.  She wouldn't have been smiling if she had known what
we were heading into weatherwise.
Sorry qualitiy isnt perfect but they are photos of photos (scanner problems)

Geoff
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Boomer on September 22, 2010, 04:46:21 PM
Thank you for posting that magnificent ship! This thread has yielded some terrific photos. I for hope to see more.
My congratulations to the builder.
Winchaser
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: promocean on October 18, 2010, 11:23:51 PM
Hi Windchaser,

my "RECORD" ist no RTR model, but a scratch built model. Bese was a Graupner AAC and some pics from the originally boat, built by well known Fabio Buzzi, Italy.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: rc-uncle on October 19, 2010, 05:53:35 PM
here is one of my Boads
Sprinta RC
(http://www.modellbauvideos.de/media/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=441&g2_serialNumber=2&g2_GALLERYSID=f89d9d3191e16aa136c8708f9a7b9231)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: rc-uncle on October 19, 2010, 06:01:37 PM
Graupner Optimist
(http://www.modellflug-videos.de/bilder/Opti02.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: rc-uncle on October 19, 2010, 06:03:31 PM
Orinoco Flow

(http://www.modellflug-videos.de/bilder/orinoco02.jpg)

(http://www.modellflug-videos.de/bilder/orinoco01.jpg)

Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Bunkerbarge on October 19, 2010, 06:49:34 PM
Beautiful shots of the Orinoco Flow and what a fabulous model.  Thanks for posting them.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: meatbomber on October 19, 2010, 07:59:54 PM
Love to see boats sailing whne tehre is a bit of a wave action going ! Great shots on Orinoco Flow !!
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: tigertiger on October 20, 2010, 02:08:50 AM
Yep, excellent shots of and excellent boat, Orinoco Flow.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Boomer on October 20, 2010, 02:31:13 AM
Wow! Great job on the Orinoco! Great action photo!
Thank you for sharing!
Windchaser
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: k4s on October 20, 2010, 07:19:09 AM

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Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: k4s on October 20, 2010, 07:20:54 AM
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Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Jimmy James on October 20, 2010, 10:23:22 PM
Taken Last Sumday of Wolfshead (Armed Lugger)

(http://s4.postimage.org/RePXr.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/303gb8hno/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/ReXqS.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/303l9uj50/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/Rf3Vi.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/303q8gkmc/)

Freebooter
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: des321 on October 25, 2010, 08:05:54 PM
Like your images K4s
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Trucker Willy on October 25, 2010, 08:37:38 PM
Bismarck

(http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/99/697999/3065386437306365.jpg)

(http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/99/697999/3830353934636332.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: swedishprojectbuilders on October 25, 2010, 08:50:30 PM
I really love the Bismarck. When it came up I "wowed"  :-))
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Trucker Willy on October 26, 2010, 10:53:55 PM
This is my first hobby .... Baltic Sea Klintholm / Moen Island

(http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/99/697999/6136346434636464.jpg)
Sun Odyssey 40 DS
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: promocean on October 30, 2010, 10:13:09 PM
Moin Willy,

hast Du schon ein Modell davon gebaut?

Did you build a model from the original?

Kind Regards, Ernst
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: rc-uncle on November 01, 2010, 02:19:28 PM
Another Sailboad in my Stock:

(http://www.rc-network.de/magazin/artikel_05/art_05-020/200/images/247.jpg)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Boy From the Bay on November 01, 2010, 04:16:01 PM
Another Sailboad in my Stock:

(http://www.rc-network.de/magazin/artikel_05/art_05-020/200/images/247.jpg)
nice
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Jimmy James on November 01, 2010, 08:31:36 PM
Willy I can't get your pictures to display
Freebooter

Boy from the Bay
 Nice one  Which one is she?
Freebooter
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: BlueWotsit on November 02, 2010, 08:03:19 AM
Bristol Channel Pilot Cutter in action this summer.

Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: meatbomber on November 02, 2010, 10:18:07 AM
Blue, that is one absolutely wonderful looking Cutter ! Love the detail and the man at the helm in foul weather gear!
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: CJ1 on November 15, 2010, 03:47:17 PM
Here's one I built earlier...many years ago. Just found the photos. Still have it and am about to restore her. She is a 1:6th scale model of a 31ft 1970s racing yacht (UFO 31) on which I used to race.
5'2" long and about 8' high on the stand. I got a friend to mould the hull for me and then scratch built everything else. 2 ch. radio control, with a worm screw and traveller for the sheets...I couldn't afford a proper winch servo in those days. My girlfriend sewed the sails for me, they even reef just as the real boat did.
Chris
(http://s2.postimage.org/1h2b29o4k/yacht1114.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1h2b29o4k/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/1h2edcd44/yacht2115.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1h2edcd44/)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Boomer on November 15, 2010, 09:58:40 PM
Torsen
Where can I get one of those Sprinta RC sailboats?
Winchaser
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Mike S on November 16, 2010, 01:39:34 PM
Hi Windchaser,

Spotted a mention about the Sprinta in Marine Modelling International's 'Sail Free' column a couple of months ago. The Sprinta seems to be a semi-scale one design racing class that is popular in Germany. Length OA is 1200mm (48"). The manufacturer's website is www.ramoser.de


Cheers,

Mike
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Lagaffe on November 19, 2010, 07:30:57 PM
From Lagaffe, France

(http://s1.postimage.org/8tyqxutg/Vent_arri_re.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8tyqxutg/)


(http://s1.postimage.org/8u220jt0/Pr_s_Tribord.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8u220jt0/)


(http://s1.postimage.org/8u5d38sk/Largue_Tribord.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/8u5d38sk/)

Did you miss it at Warwick ?
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Boomer on November 21, 2010, 01:18:30 AM
Mike
Thank you for the information. I was able to track down quite a bit of information on these very unique RC Sailing yachts. I am in communication Christian Ramoser, who has been very helpful in providing English translations of the information listed on their web site.
These boats are amazing sailors and beautifully detailed. Their boat is 1200mm long and by what I have seen is very sea worthy and fast!
They provided a number of pictures for their files, so I thought this would be a good place to share a few. From their comments, it seems they have not sold any boats here in the U.S.. I would like to see that come to pass, so we could get a new class established by the AMYA for these fine Racing Yachts.
They are not inexpensive, so anyone buying one, will have to be of means to be able to afford one. As I understand it they have made 55 boats to date, each numbered and registered. At the current exchange rates USD to Euros, these boats are likley to have a limited demand here in the U.S. I for one would love to have one.
Here are some pictures to temp your taste buds.
Enjoy
Windchaser

(http://s4.postimage.org/2u3ro8yck/DSC_9486.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2u3ro8yck/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/2u3tbsauc/DSC_9605.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2u3tbsauc/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/2u3uzbnc4/007.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2u3uzbnc4/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/2u3wmuztw/BILD1190.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/2u3wmuztw/)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: sunworksco on November 21, 2010, 02:19:56 AM
My Infinity-54 sailboat from Spreckle's Lake, San Francisco, California.
It was built by John Amen, who raced it at the AMYA National Regatta and won the Infinity-54 Class.
Thanks,
Giovanni


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Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: meatbomber on November 29, 2010, 10:53:27 AM
hers my latest joy :) Schooner America, very small at 36cm LOD and 250g displacement.. but it`s amazing what a decent camera makes a shabby little boat look like :D
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Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Popeye on November 29, 2010, 12:26:26 PM
'Maine Chance', Grand Banks schooner,   1:32 scale.
L= 40.5" (plus 11" bowsprit), B = 12", H = 52" (fin to Bob), W= 7lbs (plus 5lbs bolt on fin).
R/C (servos) (1) rudder, (2) Mainsail, (3) Foresail/jib/staysail/balloon jib, (4) auxiliary electric motor.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Popeye on November 29, 2010, 12:45:28 PM
Bristol Channel pilot cutter 'Sian'. scale = 1:15.

L = 38.6" (plus 12" bowsprit), B = 10.5", H = 51.25". W = 19lbs (including 9.7lbs internal ballast).

R/c (servos) = (1) rudder (2) mainsail and jibs.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Popeye on November 29, 2010, 12:50:18 PM
Coastal Sailing Barge 'Lady Jean'. Scale = 1:24

Dimensions = lost in the mists of time - but big!

R/c (servos) = (1 rudder (2) mainsail/staysail/jib
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: tigertiger on November 30, 2010, 09:31:15 AM
Nice models Popeye   :-))
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on December 02, 2010, 01:42:08 AM

(http://s2.postimage.org/1wf3gm5yc/IMG_9513.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1wf3gm5yc/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/1wfbqawf8/IMG_2108.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1wfbqawf8/)
Cariad of an early evening at Canoe Lake, Southsea, and the frigate HMS Dolphin on a gusty afternoon, also Canoe Lake.
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: meatbomber on December 02, 2010, 08:18:53 AM
Great shots, do you have some more of HMS Dolphin ? or a build thread ?

Cheers
Philllip
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on December 02, 2010, 09:18:25 AM
As a practicing egomaniac, of course I have more photos! Unfortunately the build took place befor the advent of digital cameras ( that were cheap enough for me to buy second hand! ), so no build photos. The model was built and is owned by three members of the Portsmouth Display Team, this arrangement ensures that we always have the model available for displays, no chance of someone selling it before an event. However, the debate about changing the yellow to an ochre has gone on for three years!!
The model is 43" from figurehead to transom and 60" overall, mast height is 38". The model has a drop keel mounted to the model via two M10 stainless studs. This only drops 2" but that eases transport of the model and with 13lbs of lead in a bit of scaffold pole hanging off the bottom it is enough.
It has two marine bilge pumps as bow thrusters and a 12v blower motor for main drive, when the wind isn't blowing.
There are two 4 shot cannon effects either side of the model, midships. Two smoke effects inside the ships longboat and the fore and mainmast can fall down on command.

Trumpet blowing time... It can also be seen in the film Run, Fat Boy, Run playing the part of a big headed Americans model, not much of a stretch for the operator!!

More shots from a windy Canoe Lake..
(http://s2.postimage.org/1y0m1go84/IMG_2103.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1y0m1go84/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/1y0ub5ep0/IMG_2119.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1y0ub5ep0/)

(http://s2.postimage.org/1y0z9rg6c/IMG_2121.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1y0z9rg6c/)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: LarryW on December 02, 2010, 12:42:51 PM

(http://s1.postimage.org/35crls37o/P1000210_3.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/35crls37o/)

(http://s4.postimage.org/1xz286zvo/DSC7678_0402.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1xz286zvo/)
 heres  a pics are I.O.W.FERRYand GRAND PRINCESS.    larry :-)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: Jimmy James on December 04, 2010, 06:05:20 PM
unbuildnautilus ---Bit of a mouth full -----Nice model.  is that a glass fiber or a hull wooden ? and how are you controling the square sails?
  Freebooter
  Jimmy
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: shelly_mad on December 05, 2010, 07:41:17 PM

(http://s3.postimage.org/uhndb5l0/redsun1.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/uhndb5l0/)

Heres a Pic of a Racing Sparrow

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Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on December 08, 2010, 09:20:56 AM
Hi Jimmy,
The hull is fibreglass, the sails are free to swing 30 degrees aproximately either side of fore and aft. They find their own best position as long as the model is pointing in about the right direction.
Alan, ( unbuiltnautilus )..
(http://s3.postimage.org/1ht6vmi9w/IMG_4248.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1ht6vmi9w/)
Title: Re: Show us your best Glossy sailing photo
Post by: unbuiltnautilus on December 08, 2010, 09:31:35 AM
Two new photos, HMS Ocean, 9', belonging to one of our members, Robbie. One picture doctored, one untouched.
(http://s3.postimage.org/1hum5a9l0/mod.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1hum5a9l0/)

(http://s3.postimage.org/1hur3wb2c/IMG_2411mod.jpg) (http://postimage.org/image/1hur3wb2c/)