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DickyD

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #100 on: March 09, 2008, 08:16:39 PM »

Try west bank models blackpool he has a big selection of turnbuckles I think he also sells on Ebay
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Think you mean Redbank Models Martin.  O0

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #101 on: March 09, 2008, 08:23:11 PM »


I just went to Red Bank Models and had a look. Turnbuckles have two threaded pieces coming out of a centre tube. The idea, by the look of it, is to twist the centre part to draw the ends closer.

This would work on the boat by clipping them over hooks and twisting the centre to draw the the cover down to the deck.  I'll get some and try them out.


Cheers...Ken

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #102 on: March 09, 2008, 08:35:06 PM »

Could be a bit fiddly though. I have a deck hatch on my latest model and I'm going to use a trick taken from my 1:1 scale boat to "lock" the cockpit lockers. Just attach a small eye to the underside of the hatch cover and another to the bottom of the hull as nearly directly underneath as you can get. Tie a length of cord to the eye on the hatchcover, thread it through the lower eye and then run it forward to somewhere under where the superstructure lifts off and cleat it off. Obviously you need enough cord to allow the rear deck hatch to lift off without the free end disappearing under the deck but this method is quick, simple and secure.
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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #103 on: March 09, 2008, 08:39:40 PM »


Good idea , Colin.  I've ordered four turnbuckles from Gary. I did think of loosing the cover in the case of accidents, and will have a connecting wire link permanently inside the cover.

Ken

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Re: Ken's AZIZ, 'Red Pelican'.
« Reply #104 on: September 01, 2018, 03:22:20 PM »

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