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Damien

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Gemini 600 RTS
« 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.



Looking forward to sailing my last yacht was built from Model boats plans 20yrs ago.
Damien.
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Re: Gemini 600 RTS
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2009, 02:41:36 PM »

Looks like a good deal !  :-))
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Re: Gemini 600 RTS
« Reply #2 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
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Damien

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Re: Gemini 600 RTS
« Reply #3 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.
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offshore1987

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Re: Gemini 600 RTS
« Reply #4 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 )
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Damien

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Re: Gemini 600 RTS
« Reply #5 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

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.

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