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Tim Rowe20/05/2020 23:03:03
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We too are looking forward to seeing it rigged and sailing. Another nice job Ray

Tim R

Ray Wood 221/05/2020 17:15:32
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img_20200521_175551.jpgHi All,

Good day in the rigging shop (conservatory) with stainless steel nylon coated fishing trace for the standing rigging, copper tube crimps & the expensive part the 7 bottle screws and her lovely new Nylet sails, booms & more bits tomorrow 😃

Regards Rayimg_20200521_175513.jpg

Tim Rowe21/05/2020 17:49:08
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I am very glad you got your MoJo back on this one. The result has been thoroughly worthwhile.

Some questions:

What is the all up weight?
Can you show us how you are working the sails and the rudders?

Tim R

Ray Wood 221/05/2020 19:48:21
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Hi Tim,

Yes I'm determined to finish this one, rather different from normal monohulls but the same with the rig !

The all up weight is just 3 lbs as she stands, I have a mini servo in each hull, I'm going to install a Hitec lever winch on the bridge deck for control of the main sail & leave the jib as self tacking on a horse. This is very much barge type technology, I'm not to worried about speed on the run, not much danger of her pitch poling ??

The removable fins will be my standard 1 1/2 lb lead bulbs as used on Wild Duck about 8" deep to start with

*** The engines look like Zenoah's to me *********

Best Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster21/05/2020 20:01:36
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Hi. Ray, she does look good and totally different, Frank's sails finish it off a treat, I bet you can't wait to get it on the water now.

Those boats did look good and mean.



ashley needham22/05/2020 07:55:07
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Nice work Ray. Be very interesting to see behaviour on the water.


Ray Wood 201/06/2020 17:42:37
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Hi All,

Putting the removable fin keels together today and as each one weighs 2 lbs I was getting cold feet above how she would sit in the water relative to the scale waterline, but happy days she sits 3/8" above so some margin for the radio gear.

Regards Ray (Very Happy)img_20200601_163553.jpg

Chris Fellows01/06/2020 18:02:09
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She's quite a big boat isn't she Ray. These bath test facilities are so useful!


Tim Rowe01/06/2020 18:36:01
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Some disgustingly clean baths being shown.

Another great moment Ray and for sure that boat will have some stability - BOTH WAYS UPlaugh

Tim R

Ray Wood 201/06/2020 19:51:57
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Hi Tim,

I thought you would be impressed with my tiling ??

Have a got the nerve to sail her without the mast head float 😯

Gwen just bailed out the bath with a bucket to water the garden, it hasn't rained here for ages 😢

Regards Ray

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