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vwlucas

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A pond yacht
« on: August 04, 2010, 08:58:52 PM »

Hello

I just bought a wreck that will become a pond yacht...
The problem is that I can not identify her.
Maybe she is a British model?
It is in any case not a classic French, Nova, Borda, Deffain...

Length 68 cm
Width 15 cm

Could somebody identify her?





Thanks!
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Prophet

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Re: A pond yacht
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2010, 09:40:08 PM »

'A' class maybe ?
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Vintage

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Re: A pond yacht
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2010, 10:29:37 PM »

Definitely not "A" class - they're much bigger & average 54" - 58" (137cm - 147cm) waterline length.

My guess is it's not a commercial yacht but something homemade.  It's almost identical in length, & has a similar keel, to the yachts "Comet" BR4 & "Baltic Star" SB4 produced by the Star Yacht Company, Birkenhead, England, although they're slightly beamier at 18.5 cm.

I've attached a couple of images of both that might give you an idea for a sail plan.

Hope this helps

Mark.
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hmsantrim

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Re: A pond yacht
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2010, 04:40:54 AM »

 Hi vwlucas.
               As mentioned earlier its a home made yacht and at 68cm not to one of the class sizes either.
                The hull appears to be carved from a wood block so it does have a bit of age to it.  something similar

                                 cheers Frank


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vwlucas

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Re: A pond yacht
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2010, 11:33:35 AM »

I've attached a couple of images of both that might give you an idea for a sail plan.

Hope this helps

Mark.

Thank you for the quick answers!
I do not know if it is a hand made model, but I'll take the pictures as reference to calculate the lenght ans position of the mast.
Tomorrow, big day! With the basin trials to estimate the weight.



Vwlucas
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vwlucas

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Re: A pond yacht
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2010, 08:38:14 PM »

Hello,

A new deck, and soon the rigging of the sails.



The seamstress has worked very well, but the sails are too white in my opinion.
Then I colored; tea or coffee?





(Cats are normally not allowed on the yard)  ;)
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Myansome

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Re: A pond yacht
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2010, 09:33:24 PM »

 :-)) Coming on good!
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hmsantrim

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Re: A pond yacht
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2010, 06:32:17 AM »

Hi.
       Re: (Cats are normally not allowed on the yard)

            1:1 scale model of ships cat admires builders handy work.  {-)

                   Its going to be gaff rigged then?
                                 

                                                cheers frank..
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vwlucas

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Re: A pond yacht
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2010, 09:28:15 AM »

Yes, she will be gaff rigged, like this model, a french Nova.

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Myansome

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Re: A pond yacht
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2010, 05:55:31 PM »

 :-) In Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas there was a Captain Cat! hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm ;)
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airwolf572010

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Re: A pond yacht
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2010, 10:43:24 AM »

Wow I thought I had some restoration work to do haha yours kills me.. It will turn out no doubt to be a beautiful pond boat whatever it is
congrats..

Airwolf
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