Model Boat Mayhem

The Shipyard ( Dry Dock ): Builds & Questions => Yachts and Sail => Topic started by: link43mk on July 25, 2007, 06:58:55 pm

Title: new to yachts part 2
Post by: link43mk on July 25, 2007, 06:58:55 pm
today i tried to purchase the thunder tiger victoria after seeing the build pics in this forum but was told that because of european law shops are unable to sell yachts at the moment if they contain any lead weight in them.is this correct
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: tigertiger on July 26, 2007, 12:49:33 pm
today i tried to purchase the thunder tiger victoria after seeing the build pics in this forum but was told that because of european law shops are unable to sell yachts at the moment if they contain any lead weight in them.is this correct

I think my weight is cast iron on my Victoria.

Evin if it is lead.
You can buy online from UK sources so I think you are bing given a lame excuse.
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: Stavros on July 26, 2007, 05:58:38 pm
If I am right in thinking lead can stil be sold but it muts weigh more than 1oz as fishing leads are still available over 1oz but not under Stavros
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: DickyD on July 26, 2007, 06:11:26 pm
Cornwall Model Boats have this boat on their website though it is apparentley out of stock at the moment.

http://www.cornwallmodelboats.co.uk/acatalog/sailing_yachts.html
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: Ghost in the shell on July 28, 2007, 12:21:48 am
if the eu is banning yachts because they contain lead, what next? lead isnt as harmful as they make it out. 

beaurodicks!
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: link43mk on July 28, 2007, 11:00:54 am
yes this info was given to me by als hobbies
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: Ghost in the shell on July 28, 2007, 07:06:01 pm
you could contact hobby lobby or tower hobbies of the USA see if they ship international, or buy direct from thunder tiger
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: link43mk on August 19, 2007, 08:11:55 am
after a lot of phone calls and web searches i found the thunder tiger victoria for sale at aabt colloctables for 75.99 but after 3weeks still not arrived sent emails (no replys)phone them and all they say is it is on back order and cant give a date for delivery.why cant people tell you these things before they take your money :embarrassed:
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: Ghost in the shell on August 19, 2007, 01:22:52 pm
after a lot of phone calls and web searches i found the thunder tiger victoria for sale at aabt colloctables for 75.99 but after 3weeks still not arrived sent emails (no replys)phone them and all they say is it is on back order and cant give a date for delivery.why cant people tell you these things before they take your money :embarrassed:

call in trading standards and claim your money back.  call Steve webb models in frodsham or westbourne models in westbourne, or give amodelworld a call :)
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: Stavros on August 19, 2007, 03:02:05 pm
Oh link43mk why did you not read this thread on the forum about that company,many others have had trouble wiht them read the thread and do what ddraigmor did best of luck I thnik you will need it see link below.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=5575.0


stavros
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: link43mk on August 19, 2007, 06:18:34 pm
thanks that will teach me to read the forums but from the look of there web site i thought i was dealing with a good supplier how wrong could i be :'(
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: Ghost in the shell on August 19, 2007, 07:44:50 pm
you wont be the first nor the last
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: link43mk on August 20, 2007, 12:07:58 pm
today i have contacted aabt and asked for a delivery date by the end of the day just hope they reply
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: link43mk on August 23, 2007, 09:15:45 pm
today paypal refunded my money from aabt now trying to find supplier who takes paypal
Title: Re: new to yachts part 2
Post by: Ghost in the shell on August 23, 2007, 10:51:45 pm
try an american supplier.  or e-bay