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Popeye

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Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« on: February 08, 2008, 12:43:21 PM »

I attach fotos of my latest model for the benefit of readers who enjoy looking at other models. :angel:

'Maine Chance' iis entirey scratch-built and is my idea of  a yacht conversion based on lines taken from  'Elsie', probably the most famous of the American late 19th Century Grand Banks schooners.

The model's specs are:
Scale 1:32, length 40.5" (plus 12" bowsprit), Height (keel - Main topmast Bob) 52", Beam 12",
Weight 7lbs (plus 5lbs detachable keel)
Sail control via two drum winches :- (1) - mainsail, (2) Foresail, staysail, jumbo, and balloon jibs.
Auxilliary electric motor power for emergency use only - to get out of trouble if being blown towards a Lee shore (why are there always willow trees and/or reeds in which to become entangled???)

Standing/running rigging have been slightly modified to facilitate setting up at the waterside, whilst topmasts and bowsprit are retactable to enable the model to be carried in the car ready-rigged O0

Additional 'action' and/or static (including deck detail) shots can be posted if requested.

Popeye.

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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2008, 01:46:21 PM »

Very nice Popeye  - where do you sail her ?

Don B.
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2008, 05:29:03 PM »

Very nice Popeye  - where do you sail her ?

Don B.

In response to your question:-
Belhus Woods Country Park, Averley, Essex (near J30 of M25) and Waldringfield, Nr. Woodbridge, Suffolk (from Easter onwards)

Here's two more fotos (can't attach more coz I'll exceed 256Kb er post.  I also have some showing the innards which may also be of interest - let me know O0

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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008, 05:36:30 PM »

Beautiful model popeye
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008, 11:17:04 PM »

Yo Popeye,
Beautiful sight!! Inspirational to us all. More pics pls.
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008, 03:12:24 PM »

Yo Popeye,
Beautiful sight!! Inspirational to us all. More pics pls.
longshanks

Thamks for the complment, particularly when it comes from a fellow modeller.

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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2008, 05:24:38 AM »

A beauty !  O0
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2008, 11:09:36 PM »

Being new to this hobby this model looks absolutely tremendous .
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2008, 06:01:59 PM »

Gorgeous schooner mate.. I'm interested in seeing pictures of the sheet routing for the jibs and foresail.. I'm doing a similar rig, and am kinda stumped when it comes to just how to haul in these sails without buggering up the overlapper..
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2008, 10:25:50 AM »

Gorgeous schooner mate.. I'm interested in seeing pictures of the sheet routing for the jibs and foresail.. I'm doing a similar rig, and am kinda stumped when it comes to just how to haul in these sails without buggering up the overlapper..

The book 'An introduction to Radio Controlled Scale Sailing Models' by Phillip Vaughan Williams covers this issue and a whle lot more.

And it is well worth the money. It was 13 pounds 2 years ago.
From Traplet publication. You can buy on line.
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2008, 05:17:38 PM »

Popeye,

I really enjoyed the two photos with the lee rail almost to the water, when I had my full size sail boat that was the time that I enjoyed her the most. The rigging was singing, the water rushing past the boat, she just felt the most alive at that time. As others have said and I agree, a real beautiful model you have there ! !   O0 :o :-)) More photos of the inside would definitely be much appreciated. Maybe if you have enough photos of the build a builders log maybe.

Andre :-)
drooling with envy over yonder in Portland Oregon  ok2
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2008, 05:52:35 PM »

This is a friends too modest to post.
A very impressive model not bad for a first effort!
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2008, 12:49:07 AM »

This is a friends too modest to post.
A very impressive model not bad for a first effort!


Tell your friend he has no need to be modest.
Lovely model.
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2008, 11:20:32 AM »

Hi all, can I recommend an old b&w film called Captains Courageous with Spencer Tracey.  There are so many working Grand Banks schooners in it that the film has a historical significance.  It is a good story too!
Don't bother with the Disney remake.
regards Roy
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2009, 07:52:38 PM »

You want to show off the clever way you rigged the dead eyes. that is really Smart...
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2009, 10:41:53 PM »

thats a really smart layout for the R/C and a large servo, what battery power are you using
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2009, 11:44:03 PM »

Hello Popeye,

What a smashing boat you have made.
You have every right to be VERY proud of your efforts.
You will have many years of enjoyment sailing her !!.

John.  :-))  :-))  :-))
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2009, 11:11:43 PM »

Lovely Ship Popeye :-))

Fantastic! Looks lovely on the water . . . .

Very realistic O0

Erm? are there any build sequence photos?
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Re: Grand Banks schooner 'Maine Chance'
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2009, 11:19:55 PM »

This is a friends too modest to post.
A very impressive model not bad for a first effort!


First model attempt and a schooner?

Bloody fantastic never mind impressive:-))  O0

Can you run us through how the sail control is set up? what is the third servo for?
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