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GrahamD

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Convert from RC planes
« on: June 24, 2019, 06:30:19 pm »

Due to age and a heart attack in January, I have now changed direction from flying high to sailing low, lol.


As I sell each plane I own, I'm replacing them with boats I want and will be proud to both tinker with and sail.


Heres just a couple I now have in my ever growing fleet (also have Clyde puffer I built some years ago, and Ark Models VIIC sub I'm building, along with Italeri Vosper MTB kit I'm converting).


All I need now is somewhere to sail them, lol

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Re: Convert from RC planes
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 06:35:42 pm »

hi Graham, your area us a bit vague! it would help with your nearest big town.  you have Stevenage, luton, hemel, Northampton, 2  islands, wicksteed, etc. it will also depend if you want ice boats as well!
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Re: Convert from RC planes
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 06:37:25 pm »

hi Graham, your area us a bit vague! it would help with your nearest big town.  you have Stevenage, luton, hemel, Northampton, 2  islands, wicksteed, etc. it will also depend if you want ice boats as well!


Thanks, updated profile
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Re: Convert from RC planes
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 08:00:54 pm »

stevenage, fairlands park is your closest club.
http://www.stevenagemodelboatclub.org.uk/
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Re: Convert from RC planes
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 09:34:02 pm »

Boats, particularly slow boats have a distinct advantage over airplanes.  In the rare instance when you crash/bump something with a boat the damage is usually minimal.  When you crash an airplane, get a broom and sweep it up.  I been on both sides of that.   <:(
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Re: Convert from RC planes
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 10:24:01 pm »

You have some nice looking boats there Graham - I think you're going to enjoy this side of the modelling world - have fun!  :-))
Regards,
Ray.
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Re: Convert from RC planes
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2019, 12:50:19 am »

You're most welcome to come join us down at Stevenage, we sail Thursday afternoons from 1 and Sunday mornings from 9  :-))
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Re: Convert from RC planes
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2019, 09:21:49 am »

Hi Graham and welcome.

Love the DHB Doughty and what scale is she? I'm currently pulling together bits for a 1:25 version. This will be my first boat build in some 30 plus years as I also have been building and re-kitting model aircraft. {-)

regards
Ant
 
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Re: Convert from RC planes
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2019, 06:26:05 pm »

Thanks everyone


Ant she was built from a modified MMM Portgarth hull
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Re: Convert from RC planes
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 10:01:39 am »

Nice job she is too. My office overlooks (about 1/4 mile away) the DHB tugs. So I watch them play on a daily basis.
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