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Captain Povey

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Thames barge
« on: October 27, 2012, 09:17:55 AM »

Hi All, Just posting a picture of the completed Thames barge 'Betty May' sailing close to the wind. A worrying moment. Cheers Graham
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Re: Thames barge
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 10:56:31 AM »

She looks brilliant. Congratulations.. :-))
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Re: Thames barge
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 11:43:46 AM »

looks good heeled over like that but can understand why new underwear would be needed tho  ;)
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Re: Thames barge
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 04:26:32 AM »

Very beautiful.
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Re: Thames barge
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2012, 06:15:57 AM »

Looks real!  Awesome picture.  Fine model.
D.
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Re: Thames barge
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2012, 12:06:39 PM »

We had a Thames barge turn up at the local pond today.
Built by a local modeller, it is a VERY long way from the Thames in Penguin, Tasmania, Australia.
Looks great, sails well.
Picture below, and a couple of minutes of video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uuxxt_UcvXo
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Re: Thames barge
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2012, 03:20:37 PM »

Hi mrpenquin, Both the model and the video are brilliant thanks for the posting. I am glad to someone else risking sailing with only rudder control it makkes for an exciting day out when the wind gusts. Cheers, Graham
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Re: Thames barge
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2012, 06:50:24 PM »

Yup, my first RC sail model was the Emma C. Berry.  Rudder only and yes.... very dicey when the wind would kick up.  No extended keel, just a bunch of lead shot in her bilges.  She was very pretty on the pond though.  Tks for the video link.
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Dennis
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Re: Thames barge
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2012, 08:36:10 PM »

looks good , inspiration to keep going with my restoration , ive got to fit the bulwarks onto the hull before i glass the hull ! i shall have sail control though

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