Model Boat Mayhem - Forum

Please login or register.

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

Author Topic: New project  (Read 1885 times)

Chris G

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 241
  • Andree1v the real thing.
  • Location: East Midlands
New project
« on: April 04, 2013, 07:03:30 PM »

My partner (pearslfirstmate)and I are very competitive and have come up with a challenge. All of our models boats are of the engine variety and we fancy dabbling in the yacht territory.
We have decided that our task will be deciding on a yacht that we will each build and decide when finished who has the best build. The next task will be to see which one sails the best or which skipper can sail the model better than the competion.
Our problem is deciding on a yacht. We are informed that the pond we use BDMBC has a tenency to weed up so we would like to avoid bulb keels. Does anyone know of a yacht kit that is long keel, quite traditional, probably cloth sails and must be around 36" or for the youngsters 1 meter. It should also be 'pretty' as in looks like a boat not something out of startrek. I am sure there is a kit out there but I can't find it. It need not necessarily have a wooden planked hull but that would not cross it off the list.
Most of those I see for sail have bulb keels and I understand why but that is not what we want. We are going to Coalville on the Sunday so any trader reading this who has what we are looking for take one with you as you could have a sale of 2.
I suppose I am looking for a 36" bermuda rig J class. There's a challenge.
Thanks for reading this Chris G 
Logged

slug

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 432
  • Location: newark notts
Re: New project
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 09:20:28 PM »

look out for a comtessa they look and sail well also orian mouldings do a very nice hull plus plan  slug
Logged

RMH

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 283
  • Location: Oxfordshire
Re: New project
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 09:49:58 PM »

Hi Chris

I have an Inga 4 and it's a lovely looking boat. The kit is no longer available but Kingston do the hull and a set of plans for it and it's long keel so maybe just what you want.

http://www.kingstonmouldings.com/pdingaiv.htm

Regards

Rich
Logged

Chris G

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 241
  • Andree1v the real thing.
  • Location: East Midlands
Re: New project
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 05:25:17 PM »

Thanks to you both Slug and Rich
Checking the information out and the Inga4 looks very much like the very expensive real life' Nauticat. The hull mouldings look really good and they also do a traditional yacht but the boss has decided she will not attempt scratch build so I have to find 2 identical kits. This is beginning to look a bit of a challenge in itself. <*<
Thanks for your help someone out there must make a trad. yacht kit. Chris G
Logged

Netleyned

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 8,943
  • Location: Meridian Line, Mouth of the Humber
    • cleethorpes mba
Re: New project
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 06:01:12 PM »

Moonbeam seems the only answer for a long keel yacht kit.
Talk to Dave at Coal ville.

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

Chris G

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 241
  • Andree1v the real thing.
  • Location: East Midlands
Re: New project
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 06:09:35 PM »

Hello Ned
I would tend to agree and she is beautiful but at 52" she is a bit on the large size and I would need to buy 2, 500 plus sails at another 220 will have to give this serious thought. Thanks for the help and will definitely talk to the man at Coalville.
Take care Chris G
Logged

slug

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 432
  • Location: newark notts
Re: New project
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 06:53:57 PM »

re moonbeam, dave might do a deal  tony
Logged

tigertiger

  • Global Moderator
  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 6,963
  • Location: Kunming, city of eternal springtime, SW China.
Re: New project
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2013, 08:45:05 AM »

2 models that fit the job are the Victor Models Soling 1m and V32k.


VM are stateside and you would need to import. I did this for my boat.
http://www.victor-model.com/categories/boats
Logged
The only stupid question is the one I didn't ask

Chris G

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 241
  • Andree1v the real thing.
  • Location: East Midlands
Re: New project
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2013, 08:55:23 AM »

Thenks for that information and I will investigate further, looks good and an amazing choice of models.
Many thanks Chris G
Logged

alanh

  • Shipmate
  • *
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 19
  • Location: Nottingham
    • www.jclasshulls.co.uk
Re: New project
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2013, 10:15:44 PM »

Hello Chris.
 You could also consider the Nottingham or Canterbury J Class. The web site is www.jclasshulls.co.uk and you will also be able to view the yacht at Coalville.
Logged

Chris G

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 241
  • Andree1v the real thing.
  • Location: East Midlands
New project
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2013, 10:59:55 AM »

Hello Alan
All sounds and looks good and with you just around the corner!!!
Hope to see you and the boats at Coalville on Sunday.
Regards Chris G
 
 
Logged

tt1

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1,756
  • If I only know a little - then I can learn a lot
  • Location: Leicestershire
Re: New project
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2013, 11:35:36 AM »

Hi Chris, having bought a J class Canterbury kit from Alan, (but not yet started) have to say I don't think you can find a better quality hull anywhere - a choice of  superb finishes and they are absolutely flawless. He's an easy going helpful chap to boot. PJSails are also fully ofay with Alan's models and can supply 3 suits of sails and all the deck fittings etc to complete.
                                                             Regards, Tony.
 
Logged

Chris G

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 241
  • Andree1v the real thing.
  • Location: East Midlands
New project
« Reply #12 on: April 11, 2013, 07:54:14 AM »

Hello Tony
Thanks for your recommendations, always useful to have independant feedback. I think decision time will be at Coalville on Sunday although will have to count my pennies first and see if I can do a deal when it comes to buying two. The hulls certainly do look lovely and the finished size is about what I was looking for.
Best regards Chris G 
Logged

Chris G

  • Full Mayhemer
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 241
  • Andree1v the real thing.
  • Location: East Midlands
Re: New project
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2013, 04:48:27 PM »

Helo Tony
Well we are just back from Coalville and you were certainly correct about the J Class and Alan and his dad Ian, both helpful and informative. Big investment 2 but they are beauties and for long or full keel maybe unbeatable, we both did think are they to good for what we them for, can't imagine scratching the hull!!!!
Spoke to Dave  who produces the Moonbeam, unfortunately he did not have one on display, very impressed with the sails his wife makes, they are traditional and beautiful.
Several others seen including the Comtessa but it is difficult not to come back to Alans J Class. Anyway no rush as long as we have the hulls and bits for around September.
Thanks for the help Chris G     
 
Logged
Pages: [1]   Go Up