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Yacht Ardent

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Dave Cooper 610/06/2020 10:39:43
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Hi Folks,

Decided to go 'where the wind blows' for my next boat project..

A couple of challenges though :-

1. Quite like the look of "Yacht Ardent" which I think, originally, was a Model Maker plan. I have, previously, seen this on Sarik's website, but, the name "Ardent" seems to now refer to a different model (a tug ?).

2. Would quite like a quote from a laser-cut kit supplier to take said plan and deliver a kit (at least for the hull). Preferably, someone with boat experience !

So, if anyone could supply the MM plan code, (assuming it's a Model Maker one), I could try and run that by Sarik unless, perhaps, someone has a plan for sale maybe ?

Thanks for any assistance,

Dave C

Ray Wood 210/06/2020 12:20:17
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Hi Dave,

Have a look at Eddie's Ardent build, albums page 12 ........ Ardent & other boats

Eddie's usual fine work from beginning to On the water 😄

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster10/06/2020 12:27:57
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As usual Ray out of the trap like a greyhound. Hi, Dave the Sarik plan No. is SKU MAR 3022.

Eddie.

Ray Wood 210/06/2020 12:35:06
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Hi Eddie,

It's raining here, and probably at Broadstairs? Teaching grandson no.1 George a few tips On the Myford this morning 😎

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster10/06/2020 15:05:21
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Hi. Ray, no rain here at the moment, it’s cloudy and quite cool, it must e nice to have someone to pass on all your knowledge to, I am still hopeful that I maybe able to interest my grandson in something other than his games console.

Regards.

Eddie.

Dave Cooper 610/06/2020 15:33:10
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Thanks both. I see SLEC and Sarik are advertising on the columns to the right of the posting windows.....

I believe SLEC do kits based on supplied plans for aircraft, so, will try them.

Eddie - does Ardent sail well ?

Ray - do you have any spare capacity on your Myford ? I'm looking for a lathe (and Mill drill) at present but not having much luck on the more affordable used market.

Cheers,

Dave

Dave Cooper 610/06/2020 15:50:01
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Eddie - "MAR 3022" seems to relate to a group of plans on Sarik's website (about 5 pages worth), but, 'Ardent' was not amongst them ? This result was using their Search Box under 'Boat Builder Plans' section.

Bit of a puzzle ?

Dave Cooper 610/06/2020 15:57:08
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Just found it ! "Under Sailing Boats and Yachts" (155) - with your SKU. - Most bizzare !

I think they need to work on their database search facility...

Dave

Eddie Lancaster10/06/2020 18:23:18
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Hi. Dave, I am very pleased with how she sails, for a scale yacht, even in quite strong winds, it took me a while to get the sails right, I had a lot of help from people on this forum, and I am sure you will get the same help and advice if you need it.

Regards.

Eddie.

Dave Cooper 610/06/2020 21:40:03
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Thanks Eddie - a few further queries if you don't mind...

I've asked SLEC to quote for a laser-cut kit, but, on looking at your build thread there doesn't seem to be all that much cutting out to do - at least for the hull frames ?

I'm a bit nervous about making the sails though. Is this covered on the plan /article ?

Also, I'd like to experiment with vane steering and Arduino control at some point. Others have commented that I'll probably need a 'Y' shaped backstay to achieve this. However, I'll probably start with conventional RC initially.

One other thing I'd like is to have a small motor with folding prop as a 'get-out-of-jail' option mid-lake. I think Dave M suggested (in another thread) that Graupner used to do an all-in-one motor /shaft /prop unit that seems ideal...

Any views /experiences here most helpful,

Cheers,

Dave C

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