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JayDee

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Bluenose Schooner
« on: July 07, 2008, 11:00:28 PM »

Hello,

Pictures taken at the National Lifeboat Rally at Southport.
Really good show, did some sailing with Bluenose, good wind , good Lake !!.

John.  O0

Photos by Jon Godsell.
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Re: Bluenose Schooner
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 12:09:05 AM »

Beautiful work. She looks fantastic under sail. How big is it? Hard to get and idea of size.
As a point of interest, the Canadian maple leaf flag is correct for the current Blue Nose II, however, for the original Blue Nose, the red ensign was Canada's flag at the time. The maple leaf was passed in 1965 under Lester B. Pearson. The flag became widely known as Pearson's pennant.
  Great work on the vessel though.

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Re: Bluenose Schooner
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 01:06:25 AM »

 Here are details about the Bluenose Model.

The Model is 1/20th Scale.

Radio Gear:- UHF 459MHz, 2 Channels, Rudder Servo, 2 Sail Winches.

Hull length 72inches,  Beam 14inches,  Depth 13inches.

The overall Length of the rigged Model is 7 Feet.

The Main Mast height is 5 1/2 Feet, Fore Mast 5 Feet high.

Total Sail Area 3,500 sq inches.

Main Boom length of 40 inches.

Displacement is 75lbs.

Sailing Water depth 26 inches minimum.

Keel weight 10.5 Kg,  23lbs

These Sizes result in a very impressive Model, both on the water and off.
At Static, non Sailing Events, Bluenose is a real crowd puller, but, when on the water, - look at the  Photo's.

In spite of the large size of the Model, much thought has gone into the matter of transport.
Bluenose will easily fit into all but the smallest of Cars, there is no need for Trailers, or large Vans.

Both Masts are removable, they are both Deck Stepped, the Bowsprit slides in, onto the Hull and the large Keel and Ballast can be quickly taken off, when Sailing is finished.

All the Standing Rigging is of fixed lengths of Stainless Steel cable, the Masts are jacked up at their Bases, to tension and set the rigging, when preparing to sail.
More pictures on my Website   www.john-dowd.co.uk

John.  O0  O0  O0.

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