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Patrick Henry

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A golden oldie...
« on: August 19, 2011, 08:49:11 AM »

Just found this pic on my hard drive, anyone remember seeing it...goes back to the late 80's, I guess? The Sealink ferry 'St. Columbia', scratch built by Ken Bellman, one time chairman of the Eastbourne Model Power Boat Club.

I used to really enjoy sailing this boat, she was so stable and easy to drive.


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Re: A golden oldie...
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 09:02:33 AM »

I think I went to France on that ferry in the 70's!!!
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Re: A golden oldie...
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 10:12:47 AM »

That's nice..  :-)) :-)) :-))

How did it sail and what scale was it????

Carl

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Re: A golden oldie...
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 10:58:18 AM »

It was about the best sailing boat I've ever used, I think...it was so very stable, so steady, and with the independent motor control and the bow rudder she'd turn on a sixpence.

I'm not sure about the scale to be honest...1/72nd maybe? She was a big old beast.

Ken often used to let me use it at regattas, I won several trophies with it around the country.
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Patrick Henry

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Re: A golden oldie...
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 12:45:33 PM »

Found the plan set for the ferry....she's named St Columba, and not St Columbia, and she's at 1/100th scale.

http://www.myhobbystore.co.uk/product/16848/st-columba-1-100-scale-mm1269
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Re: A golden oldie...
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 02:32:39 PM »

This boat's right up my street too. Might be worth buying the plans.

Ali.
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