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bottleboats
« on: March 31, 2012, 09:31:11 PM »

 Can anyone point me in the right direction to get a start on building a Bottleboat. I saw a heersshort clip on the bottleboat championships and found them intriguing but am meeting a blank wall wherever I try to find construction details. As far as I can see they consist of two plastic bottles joined with a preformed plastic section which carries the mast, keel and radio gear. There must be some basic guidlines to cover racing parameters. I could develop a boat from scratch but do not want to reinvent the wheel.

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Re: bottleboats
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2012, 11:55:25 PM »

Hi,
    Here are some links http://www.mya-uk.org.uk/yachts/bottleboat.html if you email Roger Stollery he knows a wealth of information about these as I believe he was the designer of them and sells plans for bottle boats.
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Re: bottleboats
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2012, 04:33:56 AM »

Here are a couple RC bottle boats I made. Each uses a single juice bottle for hull, so are somewhat simpler than the 2 bottle hulls.

Bottle boats are loads of fun, you will be pleased, I am sure.

I've also made a bottle Brig, but have not yet RC-ed her; she sails fine as a free-sailer, if you don't want the RC expense.

Gaff sloop:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1078321#post12640078
Topsail schooner:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1071509

Non-RC brig
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1399486
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Andy helped me. He has threads over here on Model Boat Mayhem, search may find them.

AndyTrewin's Pirate Footy bottle boat thread over on rcgroups:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1058778
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Re: bottleboats
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2012, 09:27:43 PM »

Thanks a lot for your extensive response. You have made me more determined than ever to build one. Cheers blowdown
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Re: bottleboats
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2012, 10:53:42 AM »

I noticed that PJ Sails do the moulded plastic bits for bottle boats on page 32 of their catalogue.
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Re: bottleboats
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2012, 01:59:12 PM »

Hi,

These make good little sailing yachts:

http://homepages.woosh.co.nz/waynerussell/Bottle.php


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