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Caldercraft Sir Kay
« on: July 04, 2014, 03:26:52 PM »

I have seen comments to the effect that the model is top heavy. Does anyone have factual information about this. I fancy this type of craft for my next build but I am not prepared to pay Mountfleets' price.
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Keith
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Re: Caldercraft Sir Kay
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2014, 04:16:51 PM »

many people who build these DON'T  put enough ballast into them.
being from a trawler town and growing up to see these ships leave and sometimes return to port......they were ALWAYS  low down in the water....water lines made not a jot of difference to the owners who sent them to sea..............because they were all fantastic sea boats and took more punishment than any ship I know..............so you will be excused if you put in a little more ballast than recommended in the instructions...............I built three of these plus a Milford star (and still hold the record for the sale of one at Christies, London for the amount it brought)...and all sailed beautifully with just that little more lead in the bottom..........you will not be disappointed....they are a great model, nice to build and very nice to sail.........and with that little bit of extra ballast which they can carry easily........should not be tender at all.
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Re: Caldercraft Sir Kay
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2014, 06:07:23 PM »

speaking of the kit.........there's one here part built.........save you a lot of dosh. neil.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Caldercraft-Sir-Kay-kit-suitable-for-radio-control-Electric-power-best-/161357237062?hash=item2591a40b46
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Re: Caldercraft Sir Kay
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2014, 06:36:09 AM »

Thanks Neil, what you say is most encouraging  and helpful.
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Re: Caldercraft Sir Kay
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2014, 07:32:24 AM »

Used to have one  ...even well ballasted it was rather tender to say the least........sold it on  because of this



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Re: Caldercraft Sir Kay
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014, 12:52:47 PM »

Thanks Dave. Is the main cause the white metal fittings?
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Re: Caldercraft Sir Kay
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2014, 01:20:49 PM »

Thanks Dave. Is the main cause the white metal fittings?
Keith
Nope..........lack of ballast as I said earlier.
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Re: Caldercraft Sir Kay
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 12:32:21 PM »

I have one of these and just putting her through a refit. She has been part of the Portsmouth Model boat display team for years carrying pyrotechnics. Brilliant little ship
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Re: Caldercraft Sir Kay
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014, 03:25:47 PM »

Thanks type82, that's more encouraging news
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Re: Caldercraft Sir Kay
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2014, 04:01:41 PM »

No problem  :-))
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Re: Caldercraft Sir Kay
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2014, 05:58:02 PM »

A pretty boat, well done.
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