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DickyD

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Would you do this to your pride and joy
« on: July 12, 2007, 05:24:19 pm »

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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2007, 07:02:50 pm »

Yes course I would A model is to be used and abused not sat on a living room shelf Stavros
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Robert Davies

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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2007, 07:28:58 pm »


Yes...

...and frequently do!  :D

I would qualify that by adding 'with an appropriately prepared boat'

My Slipway Trent mirrors the capabilities of the 1:1 scale boat in it's ability to tackle heavy sea conditions.

-Rob
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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2007, 08:22:54 pm »

I would agree with Robert. If you build a boat with the ability to handle the conditions then what’s the problem here are some pics of a model Severn in a gale http://www.lifeboatmodels.co.uk/severninan8.htm and the reason why there’s no problem in going out in such conditions http://www.lifeboatmodels.co.uk/selfrighting.htm its self-righting just like the real thing.
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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2007, 09:07:45 pm »


A few points to note:

1 I didn't realise that we're in the 'Warship' section when replying, but the principle of having an adequately prepared boat still applies. The 'Leeds Castle' at the Mayhem Weekend looked to be well capable of taking heavy seas!

2 Dicky was not necessarily saying it was a good or a bad thing taking your boat out in heavy seas.

3 Water (hydrodynamics) and weather do not necessarily 'scale' down in the accepted sense :) So it is possible to have fun in heavy seas in relatively moderate 1:1 scale weather.

An example: A Slipway Trent is 1/16 scale a six inch wave or swell equates to eight feet - A swell of a foot or more is not uncommon at Llanberis and at my local sailing club - sixteen foot waves in scale. Turn 'scales' down abit... say a 1/200 Yamato.... a six inch wave = hundred foot seas!

A few thoughts... :)

-Rob
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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2007, 09:14:08 pm »

A well found model should be able to cope with heavy weather but soaking the superstructure, especially if it's salt water, is likely to result in a rather tatty appearance before too long.
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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2007, 11:40:08 pm »

eh?
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Umi_Ryuzuki

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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2007, 02:30:14 am »

That looks like fun, I still do this at least once a year with the combat club...

 ::)

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4256407603276740435
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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2007, 03:27:25 pm »

yup, to be able to sail a model in some extreme conditions knowing that it will withstand it...adds another exhilerating field to our hobby - I sailed HMS Orkney in a force 8 gale - and Forum member tubbywithboat was taking the photographs and when he sees it I remember if he recalls us trying to keep our foothold in the wind ;D ;D

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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2007, 12:04:34 pm »

A past member of my club used to sail a Bristol Cannel Pilot Cutter.  He didn't reckon it was a proper days' sailing unless it came back with water in the lifeboat.
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kendalboatsman

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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2007, 12:20:07 pm »

I once sailed my Aerokits 4 ft RAF Crash Tender in the estuary at Ynyslas near Borth, had to watch out for 1:1 speed boats though.

If the self righting works on my springer might take it to Tenby ;D
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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2007, 03:42:46 am »

I like to get the deck wet.  :o But then I am dum like that.  ::)

I have had My Mary Jayne out in rougher than this, and she has made good use of her scuppers. ;D

I have even had the bowsprit go under. ;D

And my Victoria I have had submarining up to the mast  ;D ;D
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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2007, 03:50:44 am »

nice boat tiger, tell me, how did you do the tarpaulins? I need to do same for my drfter.

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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #13 on: July 22, 2007, 04:32:06 am »

nice boat tiger, tell me, how did you do the tarpaulins? I need to do same for my drfter.

Ian

Hi Boatmadman,
Thanks for the complement.
It is on page two of the build thread.

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=2716.20
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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2007, 02:09:45 pm »

well this is the roughest water I have sailed in, fairhaven lake, salt water, kicked up by speed boats :)
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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2007, 03:14:46 pm »

Have you got a new Camera  ????  or just cleaned the lens :D :D

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Re: Would you do this to your pride and joy
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2007, 03:44:10 pm »

:P nah it was that day that made my camera fuzzy.
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