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Thread: Selling boats
17/02/2022 19:42:26

Never give up Ray !

Thread: I have never built a boat before!!
09/02/2022 12:29:37

See new PM

Thread: New Member Introduction and Some Advice
08/02/2022 10:22:29

You could also try Model Expo in Florida USA - online - might well be something to suit there.

Thread: Precedent perkasa plan
07/02/2022 12:19:26

Hi Harry ,

Lot Older & 28c ................Must be global warming

Thread: I have never built a boat before!!
07/02/2022 12:07:44

Some 35mhz RC Equipment does work with 40mhz crystals - both my Hitec 3 channel sets do - although 40mhz crystals are getting hard to find nowadays . That would be legal to use - but the 2.4ghz 2 channel sets are now low priced so that may well be a cheaper option- especially  looking at what some want for 40mhz crystals on eBay & elsewhere. Apparently in demand for submarines as 2.4ghz does not work well for those.

Sent you a PM.


Edited By redpmg on 07/02/2022 12:14:19

Thread: Aerokits 46inch crash tender
18/12/2021 09:17:14

Go to albums - click on latest postings - find the drawings - click on them - click on my user name highlighted in blue - click on pictures in my profile - select the pictures & down load - also see my PM sent to you for alternatives

17/12/2021 09:10:19

Can be downloaded from crash tender album...........

17/12/2021 09:09:00

diagrams a4a.jpgHdiagrams a4b.jpgHere are the missing............

Edited By redpmg on 17/12/2021 09:11:47

Thread: Fourteen Ship Profiles
05/11/2021 09:49:30

The remains of the Clan Stuart engine are still visible on the beach near Simonstown - my uncle Stuart used to tell us it was his ship...........Never seen a picture of the ship before.

Edited By redpmg on 05/11/2021 09:51:18

Thread: SS Rhodesia Star
24/10/2021 15:31:13

Ironic in that a ship named after my home country in Africa was used for carrying emigrants to Australia....... Her history as an Escort Carrier was a very interesting read .

Another ship of the Blue Star line disappeared without trace off the coast of South Africa near East London in 1909 - her name was the Waratah - named after a shrub in Australia !

Great drawing of an interesting ship Bob - presume you will be making a model of her ?


Edited By redpmg on 24/10/2021 15:32:40

Thread: Wanted: Vic Smeed Bobby Plan
16/10/2021 11:02:16

HAkits market a reasonably priced kit which is based on the Bobby - heres the address- - worth a look anyway

Thread: Puzzling Pond Yacht
06/10/2021 11:24:53

Hi Jonathon - Regret I have been unable to locate the catalogs - we moved and a lot of boxes are not yet unpacked . Bobs suggestion would seem to be the best solution , Elizabeth has rescued many old model Sailing vessels from what I have read. When I do find the catalogs will let you know if there was anything re the yacht.


Edited By redpmg on 06/10/2021 11:25:56

Thread: old hand but new to wooden boat building
05/10/2021 14:10:46

Hi George - photos & scans done of your missing bits - sent you a pm ,

Thread: Puzzling Pond Yacht
05/10/2021 12:29:50

At one stage Hobbies of Dereham sold a ready made display yacht and supplied bits & pieces to convert it for sailing. Possibly one of those ? . Nothing on their current website - but I will dig through my old catalogs and see what I can find .

Also have some digital articles on vane steering if you wanted those.

Thread: old hand but new to wooden boat building
05/10/2021 12:22:03

I have a kit somewhere - will have a look and check what instructions that has . Artesania tended to put some instruction photos on the outside of the box at that time - presume you checked that.

If need be I can scan & send you copies via Email later .

Thread: Boating Recollections
02/10/2021 12:11:58

mermaid.jpgWe lived 180 mils from the sea - but Dad & myself with some help built a duckboat that the family used on the Pungwe river in the highlands - when a large dam was built some 20 miles from town we built the first of a succession of dinghy's on our verandah (sold on after a bit of use ) - starting with a Heron , a GP14, an Enterprise and finally a Mermaid - the Mermaid although smaller with a different rig was much more fun . It was used to sail on Odzani Dam , surf & sail in the sea at Beira - (can remember goose winging for at least 10 miles) and with the mast down and a seagull fitted it made a fine fishing boat on Chicamba dam in Mozambique. Sadly it rotted away under its canvas cover at the Odzani Club when I left for the capital . When rescued by my brother in law later only the sails & fittings were worth anything.

It was only when I was older I found out Dad used to own a one class yacht at the Royal Cape Club in Capetown ( Peregon III 27ft overall 23ft waterline) - but sold it when getting married to buy a car - he was also a friend of Harry Pidgeon - the second around the world sailor - and he had a copy of the book Harry wrote - sent by him and inscribed "For my good friend Tom - happy sailing" - one of his prized possessions.

The picture is of a MK2 Mermaid with the designer & family onboard - it used large bouyancy tanks as seats - very sea worthy - if faulty memory serves ours was gaff rigged.

Edited By redpmg on 02/10/2021 12:22:20

Thread: Model Railways
29/09/2021 20:26:11

Not a model - but an amazing picture of the contrasts in Africarhodesian garret.jpg- note the Garret with its large water tank forward

Thread: GRAUPNER RAU IX Whaler
27/09/2021 17:21:27

Perhaps if you change the harpoon gun to shoot water as one of our members did in Johannesburg - derogatory remarks were met with a good squirt - and an abject apology of course - sorry - did not realise you were there etc...........

Agree with Neil in that its all part of history - we live where Southern Right whales come to calve each year - some other types also visit when on their way to warmer water. Would hate to see them hunted now - but that has not stopped me from trying to convert a small plastic kit into a whale catcher............

Ironic too that no one has tried to change the name of that particular breed of whales - the Right refers to the fact that they floated after being harpooned - not like others which sank,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,There is of course a Northern Right Whale too which I believe (if faulty memory serves) usually inhabits the coast off North America.........

Thread: Todays Boating
25/09/2021 20:29:37

I used to work for Babcock Africa in the early 80s - in those days they only seemed to deal with boilers of all types, sewage plants and mining/construction equipment sale & hire.............

Things have changed a lot since then it seems . Not a bad looking ship for a modern one - but if the superstructure is aluminium as most others are even a rifle bullet would not have much trouble penetrating it let alone a small cannon...............

Thread: Model Boats - Classified Adverts
21/09/2021 12:39:20

Richard I think the most relevant point is that with ads in the magazine you reach people with an interest in model boats - whereas with online sales you tend to reach a far greater audience (plus more swindlers of course.......)

Its tends to be the older modellers who are downsizing etc that are selling their boats - and they are more likely to be computer illiterate......... Where else could they sell their boats - without resorting to asking someone to place them on an internet site.......

And when dealing with another modeller and not someone buying a present for their son or father (usually) its easier to understand each other . I sold off a lot of kits before leaving the UK on Ebay and the only problem I had was when dealing with a non modeller buying a present for one.............

The best sale was to a lady in Malta ( the Harvey a Baltimore Clipper) - She was not allowed to join the club there - but made a superb job of the Harvey and a couple of others she sent pictures of......

Edited By redpmg on 21/09/2021 12:43:23

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