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Eddie Lancaster08/07/2020 17:14:39
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Hi. All, just a couple of pictures of Boxkite, ready to get her bottom wet for the first time tomorrow if it's fine.

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Her multi chine hull.

Regards.

Eddie.

Ray Wood 208/07/2020 18:40:47
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Hi Eddie,

She looks like a speed machine 😀 and will be good practice for the barge racing if we manage to get a race in this year ??

Big news down here is I'm back to work on Monday !!I

Oh well we have got to get the show back on the road 👍

Regards Ray

Eddie Lancaster08/07/2020 18:58:49
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Hi.Ray, your ‘holiday’ had to come to an end sometime, I hope you are not too disappointed at having to leave the workshop, if it’s not raining and there is some wind I will let you know how she goes.

Regards.

Eddie.

Tim Rowe09/07/2020 06:12:55
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Well done Eddie

That's a great looking boat and being a Bantock, should be be a real performer.

It would be great to see some photos of the innards.

Tim R

Eddie Lancaster09/07/2020 08:07:32
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Hi.Tim, some pictures of the internals as requested.

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The hull before any top work done, it was resin coated and a layer of 25 gram glass added, inside and outside.

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I used a lever arm servo rather than the winch drum type shown on the drawings.

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The steering sevo is suspended from two beams across the top of the hull at the gunwales, the fin box and mast box are the only conection between the deck and keel.

Regards.

Eddie.

Eddie Lancaster09/07/2020 15:36:11
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Had a good first time sailing with Boxkite, a bit damp at times with light winds, 0 >.5mph. very promising but the skipper needs to improvefrown

I took the patch off the transome to check for water, the inside was bone dry, so another bonuslaugh.

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Regards.

Eddie.

Tim Rowe09/07/2020 15:53:18
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That must have been hugely satisfying Eddie. Congratulations.

Tim R

gecon09/07/2020 18:39:02
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Looks very nice on the water Eddie. Tried to give ratings on album but couldn't get it to work. Anyway, it's 5*****s from me. Inspires me to get a move on with the building.

George

Eddie Lancaster09/07/2020 19:36:29
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Hi.Tim and George, Thank you for your kind remarks, it is very satisfying when everything works as you hoped.

Regards.

Eddie.

Brian Dickinson 109/07/2020 19:50:27
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That looks great. Hopefully i will get to sail this weekend. Maybe even encourage me to get on with my Sparrow?

Nice looking boat i bet your very happy with the result, happy sailing

Brian

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