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GOGSAMWE

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Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« on: May 29, 2006, 09:59:35 AM »

hi,

I am currently building a Robbe Atlantis Twin Masted Gaff Schooner,
I am recording the build, ( warts, c*ck ups and all) on my little blogger diary, If you are interested click here..... http://ukatlantisbuilder.blogspot.com/

I am about a third into the build, but am in no rush, the long horrible winter took its toll.. that and getting my new bigger shed into place? ;)

She ( my Atlantis ) is not perfect, by any means...... but wherever I can, I am trying to improve on the original kit.....sort of kit building ,outside of the box..... but what the heck......I am happy with it......and thats all that matters. :D

I have also gleaned as much as I can find on the www, about the Robbe Atlantis, and? owners, wherever they may be, in one place
 again, my little contribution, to the world wide web community.

click here http://www.busybeas.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

If you know of any more builders /owners, please send me a PM .. I will be more than happy to add the details to my little web site Robbe Atlantis Resource Centre, which I hope, other owners /builders /prospective builders will enjoy and find useful.

Advice, is as always appreciated..... I dont think I am getting any better as a modeller, just improving at covering my c*ck ups up ! ;D

For the record here are her specs?
It IS BIG !

Specification:
Overall length : 1380mm (54.3 in.)
Overall beam: 340mm (13.4 in.)
Draught: approx. 240 mm (9.4in.)
Overall height: 1730mm (68 in.)
Main mast height: 1420mm (56 in.)
Standard sail area: 85.5 dm2
(Sail area with Genoa: approx. 114 dm2

Overall displacement: approx. 17.5 kg (38.5 lbs.)
Ballast keel: approx. 11 kg (22.4 lbs)


Cheers
Steve

aka GOGSAMWE

Grumpy Old Git with a Shed? Am We

( thats West Midlands speak) ;)? ?


Size matters ?  (photo courtesy of http://www.isar-piraten.de)

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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2006, 02:29:07 PM »

 really good website will revisit often ! very impressed with your choice of wood
       cheers rats
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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2006, 05:58:34 PM »

Cheers Rats ;)

The timber came from http://www.modellingtimbers.co.uk/4520.html

Keith Jewell is the guy here, one of the nicest? people you could ever wish to meet , very knowledgable,? full of practical advice, and the quality of his timbers and machining is the very best you would want.

All cut bespoke to your personal requirements for a very reasonable cost.

He really is a "Jewel"? like? a true diamond...... a rare find...... :)

I am just a very happy customer.

GOGS
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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2006, 09:58:48 PM »

Okay, now my Italian job, Vaporetto is complete...

I have re-started my  mega build on my Atlantis Schooner..

Blog re-started here >  http://ukatlantisbuilder.blogspot.com/

Steve
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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2006, 12:26:01 PM »

Mate,

I need a bit of help, I am building a ketch and have no idea on how to run the winch lines, can you offer any help..



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GOGSAMWE

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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2006, 01:49:38 PM »

Mate,

I need a bit of help, I am building a ketch and have no idea on how to run the winch lines, can you offer any help..
Roy

Hi Roy,

I am afraid I can't be much help, I am only at the hull stage of my build.. so I havent started the "knitting" myself yet ! ;D

However, I see, my pal Taylor Sparks, has responded to you in another thread... he has a wealth of  experience in these winch /knitting issues ! I am confident he will be able to sort you out. ;)

good luck

Steve ;)
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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2006, 06:18:07 PM »

This long weekend has allowed me to progress a little more on the Atlantis hull.

Decided on the paint scheme... always a personal choice this is  ;D

Particularly, as the Robbe Atlantis is a semi -scale model, and based on no specific prototype, its pretty much "whatever you want & floats your boat " ;)

Anyway, I have chose all white  for the hull..... with a subtle twin stripe along the water line..

Fully prepped and sprayed  this is how she looked earlier today.

I think the white will contrast very nicely with the timbers I have used on her deck.

The final pic shows her with the bulwark strip fitted. This is temporarily fixed with screws...


Steve

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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2006, 07:40:32 PM »

It's taken best part of a week to paint this Atlantis monster ! ;D

But the bulwark strips are now secured in position, screws removed,  holes& gaps filled.

Now sprayed up and left to cure...

I am now thinking/researching a name for her... can't simply call her "Atlantis " can I ? ;)

Which will also give me some work to do, making my own decals for her..
( I loike that , I does ) :D     

Here's a few more pics ( in daylight !! ) I am very pleased with how she's coming along.

Steve
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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2006, 08:22:42 PM »

Work continues on the Robbe Atlantis, ;D

Shrouds and stays fitted, and today, sails fitting commenced.

Full details on my blog... http://ukatlantisbuilder.blogspot.com/

Steve

Ps

That reminds me..
 I must complete the insulation on that wall , now that Wickes have them back in stock!
 ;D

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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2006, 03:01:17 PM »

Steve you have turned that into a very neat looking model well done mate...


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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2006, 07:29:16 PM »

Many Thanks Roy  ;)

A little more progress made today, anchor and winch added, and railing assembly started.

The next stage involves feeding some 1mm brass wire through the lower stanchion holes and cut to length and soldered.
 However,the fun ( NOT) really starts with the top rail.

For some odd reason ( presumably strength ?) Robbe have supplied 1.5mm spring steel..

This is a ridiculously hard material to a) bend , b) cut and c) solder !
Cutting can only be done with an electric cutting disc... bending requires immense strength... and if you get that far... you won't be able to solder it to the brass stanchions anyway 

I just don't see the need for this.. so I intend to order some 1mtr lengths of brass rod, to replace the upper railings.

At least , I shall then be able to cut, bend, and solder them !

I shall have to "jump" a little further along with the instructions, until the brass rod arrives

Oh yes, and once again, my Japanese Tamiya mechanics ( this time in 1/20) are press-ganged into service..

Meet "Otto" my Atlantis inspector  ;D

Despite his "greyness" he really isn't that old.... probably still a member of Gogs though ;D

Steve
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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2006, 07:56:52 PM »

Steve,

Is the hull timber or composite, it looks to be a very nice style of boat..



Roy
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Re: Man from ( with) Robbe Atlantis
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2006, 08:02:10 PM »

Roy,

Its A robbe kit...   blown ABS moulded, really thick though... of their own material called "plura".

Its quite an old model... instructions and some of the materials could do with updating ( IMHO)
But I think she will  look and do the "biz" when completed.

Jackie @ Model Slipway has come to my rescue.. with some brass rod in long lengths.. I shall collect them from the Warwick show in November.. this will allow me to crack on with a nicer part of the build... the superstructures,in the interval till then. ;)

Steve
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