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The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: Damien on March 28, 2009, 12:03:03 pm

Title: Gemini 600 RTS
Post by: Damien on March 28, 2009, 12:03:03 pm
I bought my first completed ready to sail model today.
A Gemini 600 Catamaran.
Length 600mm,  Beam 285mm, Height 1100mm, Sail area 1700mm sq
also powered with 380 type motor with 3ch FM radio

It's a little shop soiled as it was the display model, getting it for 50% off clinched the sale i paid $99aud, thats 47quid.
Already planning the carry box for mounting on my scooter.

pic of the box.

(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg264/GardnerDG/Gemini.jpg)

Looking forward to sailing my last yacht was built from Model boats plans 20yrs ago.
Damien.
Title: Re: Gemini 600 RTS
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 28, 2009, 02:41:36 pm
Looks like a good deal !  :-))
Title: Re: Gemini 600 RTS
Post by: Tester on March 28, 2009, 04:29:46 pm
Hi Damein

Nice looking cat, I see it's even got a motor to get you home when there's no wind.

Looking forward to lots of pics

Richard
Title: Re: Gemini 600 RTS
Post by: Damien on March 29, 2009, 01:17:03 pm
First job is to make a travel box for carrying it on my scooter, will do pics a few cosmetic repairs are needed the sail tape edge strengthening is peeling off i presume it's caused by ultra violet light, as model was displayed in the shop window, also not happy with self adhesive step treads on the rear of the hulls 2 of them cover the rudder linkages, they've curled over time and dust has ruined the adhesive i'll use some 600 wet & dry paper as anti slip treads and white silicone for the hatch covers . The styrene hatch cover is slightly heat warped so i'll do a little GRP moulding on a new one.

What is used to glue the sail tape to the sails ?

Damien.
Title: Re: Gemini 600 RTS
Post by: offshore1987 on May 25, 2009, 09:52:59 pm
Hi there

Cant wait to see some pictures of this yacht, i have been toyin with the idear of gettin one myself for ages n ages

All the best

( pictures please )
Title: Re: Gemini 600 RTS
Post by: Damien on May 27, 2009, 05:45:03 am
The build of the carry box/stand can be seen on this thread.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=15701.msg170346#new (http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=15701.msg170346#new)

I've replaced all the poyester thread & bowsie standing rigging with 10kg rated nylon coated wire fishing trace and brass turnbuckles i've had in the bits box for 30+ years.
Here she is ready to sail, I'll finish the paint touch up later as i'm itching to sail her.

Here's a pic.

(http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg264/GardnerDG/cat.jpg)