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chippy

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Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« on: June 16, 2016, 09:30:13 PM »

Does anyone know of a stockist for spare parts for this boat please. I need the part which connects the fore sail to the sheet which goes to the servo.
Any help or advice appreciated.
Many thanks and happy sailing.
Mike.
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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2016, 11:06:21 PM »

Hi chippy having spoken recently to the trader that was the main robbe  dealer for the uk.Robbe spares are hard to find but you could try Jotika and cornwall models.
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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2016, 01:22:21 AM »

Hi Chippy


If you can't find spares, put up a photo of the missing part, where it goes, etc., and someone will probably be able to suggest a suitable substitute.
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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2016, 10:44:42 AM »

Is it a slider that fits inside a profiled extruded tube?  Is it all missing or just broken?
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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2016, 11:20:51 AM »

It could be this maybe. (hoping that the photo appears)  From memory it's an M2 thread with a nut which is inside the extrusion; and a second locknut as in the photo.
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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2016, 11:32:41 AM »

Is this what you were thinking of malcolmfrary?
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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2016, 09:22:03 AM »

Either, really.  I can't help think that a brass bolt, say M4 or 5 (bigger than the slot, anyway) with a slot filed each side to fit the extrusion, a line hole about 1.5mm in the head and a single nut to lock it would do the job if the real thing was not available.  I tend to like brass bolts - easy to work and somebody else has done the difficult bit.
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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2016, 09:52:01 AM »

It could be this maybe. (hoping that the photo appears)  From memory it's an M2 thread with a nut which is inside the extrusion; and a second locknut as in the photo.

Thats what is on mine 
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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2016, 05:04:31 PM »

Many thanks to all who replied.


Rob S the picture you put on is exactly the think I'm looking for. I rang Cornwall model boats who put me in touch with a chap who thinks he may have one but it's taking him ages to look.


I've substituted a 2 mm split pin, which doesn't look tidy but will do the job for now until I can make one.


The whole boat was "bodged" together by it's previous owner, so over the winter I'll try to do a refit. I'm thinking of planking the decks. Has anyone else tried to do this with any success?


Happy sailing.


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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2016, 08:38:18 PM »

I've planked mine; but didn't make a decent job of sealing it, as some of the edges have lifted slightly. 
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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2016, 08:45:52 PM »

The finished version....
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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2016, 09:54:36 PM »

Rob just posted on Mayhem on Face Book if these are any good to you


https://www.facebook.com/groups/ModelBoatMayhem/

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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #12 on: July 19, 2016, 10:27:06 PM »

CHIPPY see link above


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Re: Robbe "Comtesse" model yacht
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2016, 10:22:53 PM »

Now sorted and we have a very happy Mayhemer....Nice to see you today at Colwyn Bay m8

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