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Title: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: magpie on April 08, 2006, 02:47:06 PM
Hi guys and gals.
Here's a pic (collague) of some of my boats. The ship was a restore I did, but the others are my work.
Jason

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Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: martin-R on April 08, 2006, 05:21:19 PM
I wouldn't mind a collection like that, but the good lady says "NO"
So, I just have to be happy with one.
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: MCR on April 08, 2006, 06:04:13 PM
My first scale sail


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Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: MCR on April 08, 2006, 06:08:52 PM
My second effort


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Post by: magpie on April 10, 2006, 02:04:30 AM
I wouldn't mind a collection like that, but the good lady says "NO"
So, I just have to be happy with one.
Nice and a lovely lake too!
Very pretty. One good boat is worth a heap of crook ones mate!
Jason
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: magpie on April 10, 2006, 02:06:10 AM
My second effort

Fantastic detail work there mcr!!!
Very nice photos too. You really have a skill to be proud of mate!
Jason ;)
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: MCR on April 10, 2006, 05:44:28 PM
Thanks for the kind comment Magpie. the second boat was infact far more straight forward in terms of complexity or is it that my building technique has improved?
I am on the other hand very pleased with the sails (so is the wife as I developed my ironing skills in the process).they took almost as long as the rest of model to make.
This is a model of my father (made from polymer clay) to keep the boat on a straight course.
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: magpie on April 11, 2006, 03:54:05 AM
TO MCR

I love it!
Model fugures are something I want to get into making. They really add to the character of a model. Doing one of your dad is a nice touvh too.
I've assembled a few from accurate armour for boats, but I like original work much more.
Here's one of the AA. panza crew on my sub.
Jason

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Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: MCR on April 11, 2006, 09:26:30 AM
I could not agree more Magpie I once flew model aircraft before I came to my senses and I always found it strange watching aircraft in the air without a pilot. This is the father in law.
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: MCR on April 11, 2006, 09:28:00 AM
Wrong photo >:(
Try this
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Post by: magpie on April 11, 2006, 12:48:43 PM
Very nice!!!! :)
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: tsparks on April 20, 2006, 04:27:23 PM
Wrong photo >:(
Try this

Looks alittle like Scottie from Star Trek.  ;D
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: tsparks on April 20, 2006, 04:42:52 PM
A couple of mine that I like. ;)

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Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: Colin H on April 20, 2006, 04:58:51 PM
Hi Taylor & Welcome,

I am in the process of building Atlantis and have used your site for help along the way.

Hope mine turns out something like that. Next the big V.

Yours Colin H.
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: tsparks on April 20, 2006, 07:39:56 PM

Hope mine turns out something like that. Next the big V.

Hi Colin,
Great to hear that your building a Atlantis!  Would love to see some pictures.  Let me know if there's anything I can do to help!
I'm kinda drifting right now until I get things together for my next project.

-Taylor
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: magpie on April 21, 2006, 12:20:51 AM
A couple of mine that I like. ;)
Nice one !! ;D
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Post by: MCR on April 21, 2006, 12:36:27 AM
I like that Tsparks.My next project a Chinese Junk why? Well why not?
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: Colin H on April 21, 2006, 04:22:47 PM
Hi Taylor,

First thanks for the offer I may well take you up on it.

You will be pleased to know your site was directly responsible for my selecting Atlantis and as you are aware a guy called Steve also caught the bug. However he has had to build a larger workshop before really getting into the project.

Yours Colin H.
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: magpie on April 22, 2006, 02:50:11 AM
this is my current project. It's in a build thread too.
Jason
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Post by: Colin H on April 22, 2006, 04:59:00 PM
Hope I have done this correctly.
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: Colin H on April 22, 2006, 05:06:22 PM
Yipee got it right.

The pici above and this one are of my Atlantis my third model so still much to learn. I decided to ignore Robbe advise to fit the keel weight early on after a reccomendation by Steve. This made life much easier and I have done as much work as possible before putting the weight in situ. This week I could go no further and so bit the bullet fitted the weight and pond tested her. Luverly Jubberly no leaks. Trouble now is it weighs a ton and is much harder to spin round in the workshop.

Yours Colin H.

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Post by: tsparks on April 22, 2006, 05:16:29 PM
Hope I have done this correctly.

Very very nice!    :o   Can't tell for sure, is it navy or black for the top?    I think you're doing great with it!
-Taylor
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Post by: Colin H on April 22, 2006, 05:21:52 PM
Hi Taylor,

Thanks for the comments The hull above water line is in fact a very dark green much like British racing green. Just hope it helps her go a little faster.


Yours Colin H.
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: tsparks on April 22, 2006, 05:26:35 PM
Trouble now is it weighs a ton and is much harder to spin round in the workshop.


Wait until you get the masts on and they reach all the way to the ceiling!  :D

Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: tsparks on April 22, 2006, 05:30:41 PM
Just hope it helps her go a little faster.


It may not be the fastest boat out there but you'll be pushing a bigger wake then the rest of them, for sure!  ;D
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: Colin H on April 22, 2006, 11:01:22 PM
Hi Taylor,

You were right tried the masts in place to night, I tnink I will have to wait for a dry day and work outside when I get to the actual installation. Still plenty to do I am using a Hi Tech sail winch and so have had to build a support for it to get the drum to the right height.

I am now starting to think about wiring up I will make some alterations to Robbe's system as I would like more battery life am also thinking of putting a sound generator in to simulate the aux motor.

If I get the motor pack working well I will have the only yacht on the pond with a brake! Not a bad idea for someone with my lack of experiance in sailing.

Its 2255 hours over here so time for a shower and a large glass of malt.

Yours Colin H.
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: Andy M on April 23, 2006, 12:08:33 AM
It may not be the biggest wake!

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Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: magpie on April 23, 2006, 01:29:55 AM
It may not be the biggest wake!

That's a tiny motor bike aye!! :D
Title: Re: Some boats of mine
Post by: tsparks on April 23, 2006, 04:32:48 AM
It may not be the biggest wake!

Damn, how many bunjee cords does it take to strap that on the back of the bike?   :o
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: graham_mca on June 10, 2006, 07:04:20 AM
This one would fit on the bike.... all 12" of it  ;)

Graham

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Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: magpie on June 10, 2006, 07:37:14 AM
Here's a Footy I built a couple of years ago from a hull casting.
Jason
(http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1149/footytrophycabinet8sq.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: graham_mca on June 10, 2006, 06:41:09 PM
Neat looking Footy Jason, looks like you have a good full size trophy collection there too!

The Footy in my photo above is an own design 'Kittiwake', it is constructed by my ply on foam core method. Sails very well for such a short boat.

Graham
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: magpie on June 11, 2006, 12:57:23 AM
Thanks mate.
The trophies are from keelboat racing, not modeling. I use to do a lot of that before the old arthur-itis got me.
Your footy looks happy under sail!
Jason 8)
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: cbr900 on August 28, 2006, 12:35:33 PM
TSPARKS,

Can you offer any help on running the lines to operate the sails on a ketch as I have no idea,,

Or anybody else  thank you..


Roy
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: tsparks on August 28, 2006, 01:16:28 PM
Sure Roy,  I'd be happy to help. Where exactly are you having the problem?  The Ketch I had, had a simple swing-arm arrangement on the sailwinch. With the mizzin sheet attached just a little closer in on the swing-arm, to reduce its travel.  If it's not very clear in the picture, I might be able to come up with a drawing, let me know.
-Taylor

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Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: cbr900 on August 29, 2006, 12:10:26 AM
TSPARKS,

Any help would be appreciated as I have no Idea..

Roy
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: tsparks on August 29, 2006, 11:34:29 PM
Roy,
Sorry, couldn't find the original drawings, so I made one up of my own efforts. (no one laugh at my squiggly lines! :-[ )  Hopefuly it will get across the gust of the idea.  I know there are many other ways to connect to the sailwinch, this is just the simplest and most direct way, if you have the room for the swing-arm, that is.

Also included some closeups from my old GoodSpeed, if you wanted to see the topside connections.

-Taylor

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Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: martno1fan on September 16, 2006, 12:22:21 PM
lovely boat you have there does anyone know where i can get plans of one or similar? id love to scratch build one some day.
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: martin-R on September 16, 2006, 02:56:50 PM
It was a nice day today.

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Post by: martno1fan on September 18, 2006, 10:55:34 AM
hers my 1st boat scratch built luna rosa from plans off the net!!(http://)(http://)
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: cbr900 on September 18, 2006, 03:15:36 PM
These are a few of mine


Roy

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Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: martno1fan on September 19, 2006, 12:56:29 PM
love the savannah Roy any videos of your fleet?.
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: martno1fan on September 19, 2006, 12:58:57 PM
It was a nice day today.
Hey martin i think ive seen that boat some place else rcu? looks nice any vids?.
 oh cool name by the way!!
 mart
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: magpie on September 25, 2006, 11:26:26 PM
TSPARKS,

Can you offer any help on running the lines to operate the sails on a ketch as I have no idea,,

Or anybody else  thank you..


Roy
I did my pearl lugger with a system like I use one racing type boats. It has a drum winch below decks with a single line coming off the drum and up through a tube near the front mast. It goes up to the front of the deck- through a block and back to another block near the front mast and back right to the bow where it becomes an elastic jast before the last block. It's bitter end is attached to the bow sprit. This tackle has the jib sheet attached on one side and the 2 aft sails (main and mizzen) attached to the other. The main just runs back through a block at the mast and another below the boom and the mizzen goes back below decks at the main mast and comes back up through the wheelhouse to the mizzen boom.
 The elastic pulls against the winch to keep the tackle a bit tight and the sails pull their sheets out and are pulled in by the winch via the tackle.
Hope this helps.
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/4691/luggerdeckfrontip3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

The other way I do them is like the white yacht, the drum is on deck but it can be below deck for scale boats and have a return cord. The winch cord goes off the winch to a block and back to the other side of the winch spool where it winds on backwards with a seperater in the middle of the spool. There's a spring or would elastic as a link in the loop of cord for tension. The sheets come of this tackle on either side like the other system and run straight to the deck blocks under the booms or if it's below deck, up through tubes to the booms.
Jason
(http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/3154/mp2firstcolourdt3.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7204/mp2showsboomsetcdr7.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: martin-R on September 26, 2006, 10:28:38 PM
It was a nice day today.
Hey martin i think ive seen that boat some place else rcu? looks nice any vids?.
 oh cool name by the way!!
 mart
I think it was  rcgroups.com. For some reason, rcuniverse wouldn't upload them and I couldn't be bothered to resize them to see if that would work. No, I am not going to post a video and show everyone my poor sailing skills. Anyway, I haven't got a video and am still trying to work out how the point and shoot camera works. I like manual focus and am too used to 1/125 @ F16 with FP4 for a shot like that, with the added benefit of a claustrophobic dark room to follow. :-[
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: cbr900 on September 27, 2006, 01:01:20 AM
JASON,

Thanks for the idea, but you already know the yacht I am talking about for Hans, Wen obtained it from you...


Roy
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: cbr900 on October 03, 2006, 03:33:19 AM
Jason,

This is my latest just waiting for a couple of ESC's to turn up and it's then test time...


Roy

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Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: Frank M on October 19, 2006, 04:52:31 AM
A few pics of my first boat.  Local design. Cedar planked, 1100mm loa, 1400mm mast and reasonably quick.

More pics in next post

Frank

 

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Post by: Frank M on October 19, 2006, 04:55:47 AM
A couple moe



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Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: magpie on October 19, 2006, 06:29:34 AM
JASON,

Thanks for the idea, but you already know the yacht I am talking about for Hans, Wen obtained it from you...


Roy
Hi Roy
I think you're thinking of Steve Middlebrook who sold a ketch called Fubar to Tasmania a while back. It was advertised on my site, but not mine.
The only 2 master I've ever sold was a schooner called "Dove". That had the jib sheeted to the middle of the deck with no boom. Didn't have a motor either.
Regards
Jason :)
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: martno1fan on October 19, 2006, 09:04:51 AM
A few pics of my first boat.  Local design. Cedar planked, 1100mm loa, 1400mm mast and reasonably quick.

More pics in next post

Frank

 
looks nice Frank was it scratch built?if so are there plans available?she looks nice did you make the sails yourself too?.here,s a pic of my first sail boat.(http://)
Title: Re: Some boats of mine - Show me yours!!
Post by: Jake Bullit on January 15, 2010, 09:13:19 AM
Marto where is that lake?I don,t recognise it,and I`m in Southport.