Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length.
Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Can you guess the make and model  (Read 3010 times)

nipper2803

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 19
  • Location: christchurch, Dorset
Can you guess the make and model
« on: October 04, 2012, 12:54:30 PM »

This is the boat i bought off ebay. i dont have a clue on make or model and i want to add another sail to it.



Logged
I know nothing about nothing.

Artistmike

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,012
  • North Devon
  • Location: North Devon
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2012, 03:27:36 PM »

 
That looks like a Fiesta to me, what size is it? .... :-)
Logged
“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw    :)

Netleyned

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,945
  • Location: Meridian Line, Mouth of the Humber
    • cleethorpes mba
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2012, 03:34:37 PM »

Maybe a bit longer methinks, but I am happy to be proved wrong.

Ned
Logged
Smooth seas never made skilful sailors
Up Spirits  Stand fast the Holy Ghost.
http://www.cleethorpesmba.co.uk/

Netleyned

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,945
  • Location: Meridian Line, Mouth of the Humber
    • cleethorpes mba
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2012, 03:36:57 PM »

Racing Sparrow 750 perhaps.,???

Ned
Logged
Smooth seas never made skilful sailors
Up Spirits  Stand fast the Holy Ghost.
http://www.cleethorpesmba.co.uk/

Artistmike

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,012
  • North Devon
  • Location: North Devon
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2012, 03:41:43 PM »

 
{:-{ Difficult to say without some dimensions.....
Logged
“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw    :)

Netleyned

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,945
  • Location: Meridian Line, Mouth of the Humber
    • cleethorpes mba
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2012, 03:50:27 PM »

Just looked at my viky with a transmitter in front and I would say around threequarters of a metre.

Ned
Logged
Smooth seas never made skilful sailors
Up Spirits  Stand fast the Holy Ghost.
http://www.cleethorpesmba.co.uk/

nipper2803

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 19
  • Location: christchurch, Dorset
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2012, 09:54:50 PM »

I'm told its 66cm long by 127cm tall. Does that help {:-{
Logged
I know nothing about nothing.

mrpenguin

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 286
  • Location: Tasmania, Australia
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2012, 11:20:44 PM »

I'm told its 66cm long by 127cm tall. Does that help {:-{

That must be a very narrow door in the picture behind.....

At first look I thought it must have the jib missing, but the mast is too far forward for a bermuda rig I think ???

British origins I would think judging by sail and colour scheme...  :-)
Logged
Amateur at work...

nipper2803

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 19
  • Location: christchurch, Dorset
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2012, 11:23:36 PM »

That must be a very narrow door in the picture behind.....

At first look I thought it must have the jib missing, but the mast is too far forward for a bermuda rig I think ???

British origins I would think judging by sail and colour scheme...  :-)


I don't have a clue. I bought it cheap lol
Logged
I know nothing about nothing.

Artistmike

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,012
  • North Devon
  • Location: North Devon
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2012, 07:26:20 AM »

To be honest I'd have a look at the following two sites which are for boats of a similar size and make up a sail out of draughting film based on the dimensions and construction that you'll find there. You can then try it out and make any adjustments that you find necessary before making a final sail....  If you get any problems with the construction as you go, give us a shout and no doubt one of us will be able to help. ...  :-)

http://fiestayachts.homestead.com/Index.html

http://www.racingsparrow.co.nz/theboat.html  Here I would think you need to look at the RG65 plans...
Logged
“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw    :)

nipper2803

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 19
  • Location: christchurch, Dorset
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2012, 07:33:12 AM »

To be honest I'd have a look at the following two sites which are for boats of a similar size and make up a sail out of draughting film based on the dimensions and construction that you'll find there. You can then try it out and make any adjustments that you find necessary before making a final sail....  If you get any problems with the construction as you go, give us a shout and no doubt one of us will be able to help. ...  :-)

http://fiestayachts.homestead.com/Index.html

http://www.racingsparrow.co.nz/theboat.html  Here I would think you need to look at the RG65 plans...

Thanks for the info. I'm hoping to make the jib if I can.
Logged
I know nothing about nothing.

mrpenguin

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 286
  • Location: Tasmania, Australia
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2012, 07:38:32 AM »

Thanks for the info. I'm hoping to make the jib if I can.

@Nipper:

This boat may not have or need a jib - the mast looks too far forward to be a bermuda rig in my opinion - once you get it you will be able to see if there is a jib fairlead, cannot tell from the photo

It may be a rig more like a Laser, just a single sail with the mast forward of keel but centre of effort roughly in line with leading edge of the keel...
Logged
Amateur at work...

Artistmike

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,012
  • North Devon
  • Location: North Devon
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2012, 07:51:54 AM »

It may be a rig more like a Laser, just a single sail with the mast forward of keel but centre of effort roughly in line with leading edge of the keel...

That's a distinct possibility, it's just to me the mast doesn't seem to be quite forward enough to sail with one sail and the configuration wrong but I agree it would be a lot easier to tell with better photos..  I was looking at the photo though and thought that what I've annotated was the jib fairlead....

Logged
“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” George Bernard Shaw    :)

mrpenguin

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 286
  • Location: Tasmania, Australia
Re: Can you guess the make and model
« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2012, 12:20:14 AM »

@ArtistMike

Yes I wondered about that, it does look like a fairlead, but hard to tell as the photo is not clear enough even when enhanced.

What made me wonder was that the mast is stepped a long way forward of the leading edge of the keel fin - with a bermuda rig the mast would be roughly in line with the leading edge I would think. Adding a jib would give it lots of lee helm perhaps?

Also from what you can see of the keel bulb it looks pretty small so if you add a jib it would be very tender in anything but the lightest of wind....

When Nipper gets his boat (which I gather is in transit), hopefully there will be more and better photos to theorise from (grin)
Logged
Amateur at work...
Pages: [1]   Go Up