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Fisher 34 motorsailer

R/C near scale yacht

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gecon14/02/2021 17:15:59
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Mk IV version of roller furling headstay assembled today. Still som nuts and bolts to tidy up but just had to get some photos done so I could look at them. Surprising the number of faults/discrepensies you notice by studying a photo contra looking at the work 'live'.

Post just the overall photo here. 'Sideways' detail photos are in album if anyone wants a look.

Next work will be testing out genoa attatchment methods.20210214_175558.jpg

George

Edited By gecon on 14/02/2021 17:19:10

gecon18/02/2021 09:06:15
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Made a bloomer with the the main boom dimension. Thus emphasizing that 'size isn't everything/one can have too much of a good thing'

Surgery without an anesthetic has already been performed and the boom now clears the lower shrouds!

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gecon20/02/2021 21:54:20
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The Fisher is now fully rigged. Mast rake to be set after the roller furling genoa is made and attached. Triatic stay to be routed aft of the radar dome which will be fitted to the mizzen within a week. A few other photos posted in album. George20210220_141152.jpg

Edited By gecon on 20/02/2021 21:56:10

gecon20/02/2021 23:03:10
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Don't know why some of the text above became 'bold'. It was not intended. It'll probably sail without the sails due to all the wire! Adding an extra photo of the wirey yacht.

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Dave Harrison23/02/2021 13:15:50
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What a fantastic looking model George, you've really done it justice. I can't wait to see some pictures of her afloat and underway thumbs up

Will Mason 124/02/2021 11:07:34
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Great job George, very accurate.

My parents have a Fisher 30, so although a little smaller than the 34, I can relate to what a Fisher should look like.

Look forward to seeing some on the water shots.

Will

Chris Fellows24/02/2021 15:03:14
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Yes, looks superb George and is a credit to your building skills. You needn't have worried about the Treadmaster, as now with other things in place it looks as it should.

Like others I'm looking forward to seeing it finished and on the water.

Chris

gecon25/02/2021 06:53:41
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Thanks gents for the kind words. I must admit that I am pleasantly surprised with overall impression of the Fisher. I hope the last finishing touches will make it a good SOS (stand-off-scale) yacht.

There's been a couple of days delay due to Admiralty ordering a colour change to the sittingroom bulkheads, but I'm still planning for 1st April launch and -I hope- flotation tests...it's displacement is becoming rather significant" (yacht, not Admiralty).

George

gecon02/03/2021 06:34:37
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The 'art' of sailmaking was started on sunday and the Admiralty and her sewing machine was is action sewing the dark blue cloth tube which will eventually cover the aluminium tubes of the roller forestay. Unfortunately I forgot to take å photo of the process!

Photo shows sailcloth laid out for measurement and cutting.20210228_173229.jpg

Chris Fellows02/03/2021 13:20:43
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Posted by gecon on 25/02/2021 06:53:41:

Thanks gents for the kind words. I must admit that I am pleasantly surprised with overall impression of the Fisher. I hope the last finishing touches will make it a good SOS (stand-off-scale) yacht.

There's been a couple of days delay due to Admiralty ordering a colour change to the sittingroom bulkheads, but I'm still planning for 1st April launch and -I hope- flotation tests...it's displacement is becoming rather significant" (yacht, not Admiralty).

George

You're sailing rather close to the wind there George! smiley

Chris

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