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R/C Semi-Scale Yacht

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gecon12/04/2020 14:50:06
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While waiting for resin etc to cure on the Fisher 34 project I have started some basic contruction (glueing with messy Stabilit Express) on the Comtesse which I actually bought last summer -before the mad idea of scratch-building a Fisher 34

There has been a kit review of the Comtesse in MB -which i have not read! So far, I am pleased with the kit and the instructions. It will be motorized and I have bought the extra -nicely moulded- wing keel which will lower the C.of.G.

The plan is to paint the Comtesse to resemble a semi-scale Bavaria 37. I owned a B37 from 2007 to 2010. Did not have the time to use and maintain her. Now I have the time but not the money! So this summer I will have a smaller version 1:12 . Hope the virus will let me out of the flat to test it.....don't have a bathtub!

I bit boring this, but I simply had to tell somebody - sorry!

Ray Wood 212/04/2020 15:26:04
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Hi George,

The chap who owned the boat yard where we kept our small sailing cruiser always told me the best sort of boat was somebody else's 😀 he was right !!

Imagine paying marina fees at the moment, for something you can't use 😕

Regards Ray

Empire Parkstone12/04/2020 15:39:26
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George does the review include the build if so could you confirm the builder please

Thanks

gecon14/04/2020 07:51:50
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Hi Empire,

At first I did not quite understand your question but, I see now that my post might give the impression that I have bought a finished Comtesse and have started to modify it to a B37 'look-alike'.

I bought the kit and accesories from a modelshop here in Norway. I have posted a few photos in an album under 'Comtesse'. So I am the 'builder----or chief glue-er! Hope that answers your question.

George

Ray Wood 214/04/2020 08:25:05
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Hi George,

I think Empire is only asking if you know the name of the person who did the review of building the kit in Model Boats ?

You were clear that you were building the kit, Stablit Express is serious stuff!!

Regards Ray

gecon14/04/2020 08:36:03
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OK,

I recently saw a cover photo of MB with the Comtesse pictured. Must have been within the the past few days. I'll have a look….

gecon14/04/2020 09:06:03
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Lost ...and found!

MB May 2010. Terry Small reviews rhe Robbe Comtesse. I believe that the kit I have bought is updated compared with the 2010 Version. Krick Ro -Marin re-introduced the Comtesse around Autumn 2018 I think. New box-top photo is shown in Forum under 'Comtesse'

The instructions in my kit are dated Sept.2018.

George

Empire Parkstone14/04/2020 09:52:26
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Hi George no prob, as Ray said just wanted the name of the reviewer/builder. Reason being I may have that boat .Th chap who built it has done articles for MB. He lengthened the Hatch and also had the first sails made for it by Nylet using his for template. Norway fond memories of two spells there in the 60's courtesy of HM forces

Thanks again

gecon14/04/2020 14:09:41
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There's quite an array of photos if you google "Comtesse sailing yacht". Maybe Terry's example is there too. Also a few videos on you tube.

I will probably not be able to stop myself from posting progress photos in "Album". At least there will be no rough-cut 10mm plywood as on my Fisher 34 album. I'm sure some of the members cringe at the sight of the Fisher woodwork if they can even bare to look!

George.

Empire Parkstone21/04/2020 09:32:11
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George I have the Mag now not the same guy and My Comtasse as said has the enlarged hatch 6x4.5'' also the fore hatch is an opening one and light blue as on the box plus winged keel

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