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Inherited a large model sailing boat & need a bit of guidance

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Jo Fleet12/06/2020 17:05:09
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Hi all

My grandad built a boat for each of his grandchildren - gradually smaller with each of us, but I’m the eldest! He unfortunately died a few weeks ago & I’ve just collected my boat.
I’m a little daunted at its size and complexity, I’ve never built it owned a model like this, although my husband does build high standard model aeroplanes.

Wondering if anyone recognises the model of boat/yacht/ship (excuse the bad terminology!) as I’m not sure if it was scratch built, a kit or something that’s identifiable.

I do remember sailing her on a local pond, but we can’t see any receivers for the RC.

There’s a few repairs to do the rope balustrade and a general tidy up as it’s been sat on a shelf for nearly 40 years.
I also need to find a way of making a new stand and getting her in a wall in our plasterboarded house, which we’re reluctant to do with her weight.

Any help, guidance or advice is welcomed!

Dave Milbourn12/06/2020 17:14:08
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We can do little to help unless you post some photos. A guide on doing so is here How to post a photo on MB Forum

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Jo Fleet12/06/2020 17:18:32
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Jo Fleet12/06/2020 17:19:41
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Sorry, thought it loaded with my original post. No idea how to get them the right way up though! Hopefully these will help a bit.


Gareth Jones12/06/2020 17:53:32
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Hi Jo,

I am pretty sure your yacht is built from a kit by Robbe under the name Inga IV. If you google it there is some information available on the web. Robbe no longer exists in its own right but the kits were taken over by Krick and are being marketed under the name Ro-Marin but I don't think Inga IV is available at present.


Empire Parkstone12/06/2020 18:58:52
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Its been around for donkeys years never by Robbe originally



Edited By Empire Parkstone on 12/06/2020 18:59:58

Jo Fleet12/06/2020 23:04:20
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Amazing, thank you! Are spares easily available?

Malcolm Frary13/06/2020 10:41:34
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Actual Robbe spares are unlikely, but many of the parts are likely to have generic equivalents.

A 40 year old radio is probably not going to be a good option, times have moved on and standards have changed. Depending on what controls are needed, a modern radio can be had for quite modest cost, and will probably be more reliable than one from a long time ago. A complete 4 channel radio outfit on 2.4GHz can be had for about the same cost as a receiver and crystals for older systems, and will work without the probem of avoiding sharing channels.

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