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Old Comtessa given new lease of life…..
« on: January 08, 2010, 09:35:07 pm »

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Kings Lynn model boat club boater “Robert” has given a new lease of life to an old Comtessa … Rob who usually builds
power driven craft has just recently started sailing after learning on an old 3rd /4th hand Comtessa, he decided to
brighten the old girl up and this is the result

1)    A new planked Deck

2)     A planked cabin top and hatch

3)    A fitted out removable cockpit for easy access to servo’s and R/T gear,
          (the plastic wheel has been replaced with a laminated dummy tiller)

4)    New pulpit and push pit rails

5)    And a planked transom

At a later date Rob wants to fit the boat out with proper fabric sails instead of the plastic sails supplied with the kit
Rob Has given me permission to post these pictures on M.B.M.( He Took Them)
I think that for a man who a year ago said “I’ll never sail a boat I’m a motor Man “ He’s done extreamly well,,, Don’t You???
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Re: Old Comtessa given new lease of life…..
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2010, 12:49:21 pm »

Thanks Martin
What do you think of it ... I think Rob's done a fine job
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2010, 06:57:24 pm »

We are hopeing to have a sail with the new look on Sunday--- I'll ask Rob to take some photos.... IF.... :-)) We can find a big enough hole in the ice. Wish Us Luck... {:-{
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Re: Old Comtessa given new lease of life…..
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2010, 07:29:16 pm »

What glue did you use for the radio tray Jimmy?
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2010, 03:19:00 pm »

Martin
Spoke to Rob, He uses "Stablit Lit Express" from G.D. Models--- This is a glue specially formulated for sticking ABS and Wood --- He says it's about £14.00 for a big tube but that it goes a long way ...as you don't need much of it.. all the woodwork is glued on with it ... Hope that helps  :-)) :-))
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Re: Old Comtessa given new lease of life…..
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2010, 10:18:13 pm »

Just thought I would send some pictures of the Comtessa which i have just refitted. The pictures are taken on the lake at the Leziate Park sailingCountry Club where we sail
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« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2010, 10:33:11 pm »

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She's looking good .... The Gold Shear Line & Name realy set off the the woodwork and take way the bland-ness of the white hull ---Lets hope we get some wind on Thursday so you can put her through her paces...
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