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john54

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Whaleback ?
« on: September 29, 2008, 04:30:53 PM »

Hi All
Has anyone owned or had any dealings with a Deans Marine Whaleback M.T.B (33n x 8in) ? if so any good ?
Doing a deal with my unsold :'( tug
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cdsc123

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Re: Whaleback ?
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2008, 06:10:30 PM »

John

No Whalebacks were 66ft long (which is what your 33in long would equate to at 1/24th, the favoured scale of the Great Dean).
They were 63ft (i.e. a 31.5in model) or 70ft (35in model) or even 77ft (38.5in model).
I can't think what you might have. Can you post a photo?
My suspicion is that it is the Type 1 RAF HSL (the model should be 32in but they are a little oversize).
These have a straight deck-line, whereas the Whaleback has a curvy deck-line.
All the Deans range are sound, they sail very well  because they are light.
Can't go too far wrong.

Regards,
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john54

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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2008, 06:21:27 PM »

Not got her yet ! In the morning hopefullly. All the details are from a phone call.
Will post pics if i get her.
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john54

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Re: Whaleback ?
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2008, 11:23:20 AM »

Got her 32in x 8 in
Lots of sorting out to do (rigging looks a nightmare ???)
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John W E

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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2008, 03:19:50 PM »

Hi there John from another John

If you have a look in the Masterclass build - at the Whaleback 63 foot - which I have just finished - you will see drawings and photographs which will be able to help you sort out what bits are missing and also how the rigging goes  O0

aye
John
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john54

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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2008, 04:47:18 PM »

Thanks Guys  O0
New E.S.C (Viper) Radio (2.4ghz) now fitted  O0
Sorted rigging (ish!) good fun with my touch of parkys  :embarrassed:
Cheers again
John
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Re: Whaleback ?
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2011, 02:15:21 PM »

Hi john .
      Just finished my Whalback ASR by Deans Marine . Not bad to build but I have fitted twin props and motors , used differnt fittings as well , some of the items needed to be modified to match the plan . Performs well on the water . Figures are by HSL .





 





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« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2011, 03:15:03 PM »

Very nice David, I've just got to get down to the lake sometime and see this.
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Gra

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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2011, 07:05:28 AM »

Hi
Both models look great.Built one myself way back in 1989 boat ran well and i still have it.
About to start building a 1/16 scale Whaleback possibly using brushless motors for the first time.

Gra
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